We are looking forward to another great year of mission opportunities this summer. We will be staying with the Frank family in Dyer, IN and working with the Calumet Episcopal Ministry Partnership (CEMP). While the exact projects are still being defined, we know that it will be a great week of doing God's work!
Please register online here and pay your $50 down payment.
Please download this entire form and make sure that you have completed and signed copies forwarded to Carol Bianchini at The Diocese of Northern Indiana, 117 N Lafayette Blvd, South Bend, IN46601.
For more information about, or to register for, Camp New Happenings, please contact Christina Nevill at 219-309-5635.
Join us for our Spring Clergy Conference! The Rev Randolph Ferebee, author of "Cultivating the Missional Church: New Soil for Growing Vestries and Leaders", will be our presenter. Check-in begins at 3pm Monday; wrap up after Eucharist/Lunch Wednesday.
A copy of Rev Ferebee's book has been purchased for your review prior to our time together. Please pick up your copy at the Chrism Liturgy on Thursday 4/6, or contact us to let us know another way to get it to you.
Registration is available here.
Please join us in the year's Chrism Liturgy, which will take place at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in South Bend on Thursday, 6 April beginning at 9 a.m.
This year we are doing a new thing, that is, gathering with our sisters and brothers in the Indiana - Kentucky Synod of the ELCA. We have been in full communion since 2001 and this gives us an opportunity to be more intentional about getting to know one another, listening to each other's stories, worshiping together, sharing a meal and exploring how we may engage in God's mission together.
So, bring your stories, bring your dreams, bring your voices as we join in worshiping our Triune God during this Lenten Journey. I look forward to see you there!
Schedule (all times are EDT)
9am - Arrival & Refreshments
10am - Worship: Blessing Oils, Eucharist, Prayer for Healing, Renewal of Ministry Commitments
11:30am - Lunch (will be provided) (Group conversation with the bishops will follow lunch.)
1:30pm - Wrap-up & Departures
The 118th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana will be held at St. Paul's Church in Munster, Indiana. The other parishes of the Calumet Episcopal Ministry Partnership (St. Christopher's, Crown Point, St. Barnabas-in-the-Dunes, Gary, and St. Timothy's, Griffith) will assist hosting.
Lay Delegates may be registered using this form.
Join us for the Northern Indiana Fall Clergy Retreat. We are privileged to have The Rev. Dr. Richard H. Schmidt as our guest speaker. He will be speaking on "Humor as a Spiritual Gift". Registration begins Monday at 4pm with evening prayer at 5pm.
When registering, please pay special attention to room and meal selections. We pay for each room and each meal (for which you've registered) regardless of whether it is used or not. Thank you!
The agenda is located here.
Registration is available here.
Senior High Students! We are looking forward to another great year of mission opportunities this summer. We will help Holy Trinity in South Bend with a day of VBS, All Saints in Syracuse needs help setting up for their yard sale. We will again serve one day on the campus of Grace and a day with the elderly at Grace Village. We are looking forward to our hearts being filled with the Holy Spirit in service.
A consecration luncheon reception will be held at 2pm edt at the The Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802.
Registration for this event has closed.
Rehearsals: Saturday regional rehearsals are to be announced.
Mandatory rehearsal: 11 June 2016, 10:30am-12:30pm; Trinity English Lutheran, Fort Wayne
Attire: No vestments. White tops, dark slacks/skirts
Music: TBA, cost will be minimal, if any.
Mobility difficulties: Unfortunately the choir gallery is reachable only by staircase.
Questions: Contact Wayne Peterson, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bishop-elect, the Rev. Dr. Douglas E. Sparks, will lead the conference. Its main purpose is for him to get to know the clergy of the diocese and for them to get to know him. There will be an opportunity for all of the clergy to present their spiritual autobiographies.
Registration is now open.
Sacred Oils will be blessed for distribution to the parishes. Clergy will renew their ordination vows. Bishop Little will preside. Bishop-elect Sparks will preach.
The guest preacher will be the Most Rev. Kevin Rhoades, Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, our Catholic neighbors. Trinity's excellent music program will provide the setting for our prayers for Christian unity.
The 117th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana.
Join friends from around the Diocese at Camp Mack in Milford, Indiana for a day of worship, games, music, art and fun! We will begin with the worship in the historic Quinter Miller Auditorium, a beautiful, rustic building at the center of Camp Alexander Mack, followed by lunch and an afternoon of various activities for all ages. Registration is open.
For those pursuing Holy Orders in the diocese.
For the high school aged youth of the diocese, a week of small mission projects within Northern Indiana is planned. Some of the projects include: Reading to children at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, working with the Center for Lakes and Streams, making our lakes and streams, clean, healthy, safe and beautiful. We will spend a day a doing mission work at Grace College and a day at St. Alban's in Fort Wayne painting, cleaning and serving children in the community. Some of our evening activities may include: an evening of water fun on Winona Lake, Miniature Golf at Paige's Crossing and a play at Wagon Wheel Theatre.
Please download the registration form and send in a deposit by June 10.
Full list of topics to be announced. Presentation by Sacred Places.
To register, click here.
Topics to include:
· Biblical and theological approach to stewardship
· Year-round congregational stewardship ministry
· Annual giving campaign strategies
All parishes in the Diocese are invited to send participants.
Learn from presenters and from each other!
Lunch will be provided following the workshop only for those who make a lunch reservation.
Holy Oils blessed by the Bishop for use in parishes. Clergy renew their vows. Luncheon to follow.
Annual Fundraiser for Camp New Happenings