Camp New Happenings Ministry
Jul
22
to Jul 28

Camp New Happenings Ministry

New Happenings Ministry:  Learning to Hear the Needs that Surround Us.

Free Summer Camp:  July 22-28, 2018

Camp eligibility requirements are:  ages 8-11 who has experienced an incarcerated parent or caregiver.  It is a weeklong overnight camp held at Camp Alexander Mack, Milford, IN.

Contact Mother Tina Velthuizen at teunisje@aol.com or 574.210.2662 for more details.

All campers must have the following form completed and mailed TWO weeks prior to camp. 

** Please note when opening either of these files there will be an option, in the upper right hand corner, allowing you to "Open" or "Download" the file.  It only prints correctly AFTER you have downloaded it.

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Fall Clergy Gathering
Oct
2
to Oct 3

Fall Clergy Gathering

  • Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Back by popular demand ... a Fall Clergy Gathering. As a result of conversation during our Spring Retreat we've decided to meet Oct. 2-3 in a 'Gathering of Leaders' format where we sign-up ahead of time for topics that we'd like presented, or would like to present. It's a new way of gathering for us. We're excited to give it a try. Join us!

 

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Safeguarding God's Children: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

Safeguarding God's Children: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

  • For clergy, parents, youth workers, vestry members and congregation members who work with children
  • Strategies for preventing and responding to child sexual abuse—particularly in a camp setting
  • Face-to-Face training required prior to accessing further Safeguarding Online resources

Visitors can enter through the doors on Broadway or Wayne Street

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Diocese of Northern Indiana Youth Camp
Jun
24
to Jun 30

Diocese of Northern Indiana Youth Camp

The Diocese of Northern Indiana Kids' Summer Camp is offered for kids entering 3rd-9th grade in the upcoming school year. It is held at Camp Mack in Milford, IN on the shores of Lake Waubee. Please fill out the Registration form (linked in the Registration button below) by May 15th to reserve a spot! (NOTE: Additional campers from the same family/address can be entered at the end of the form.

Additional Information, including forms, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and photos are available at the Camp Website button below.

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Calling all Active Clergy ... Planning for Wellness Conference
Jun
14
to Jun 15

Calling all Active Clergy ... Planning for Wellness Conference

All Clergy actively participating in the Church Pension Fund are cordially invited to a Planning for Wellness Conference in Lisle, IL.

The conference will take place on June 14 and 15, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Lisle.  As a reminder, the conference is for any active cleric participating in the Church Pension Fund's Clergy Pension Plan and not yet receiving a pension.  In other words, non-stipendiary clergy and retired clergy (including those working while pensioned) would not be included. Spouses and partners are invited to attend.

The costs are as follows:

  • $75 for the cleric (includes overnight stay, five meals, a reception and the program); $100 for the couple.
  • $25 for the commuter (includes five meals, a reception and the program); $50 for the couple.
  • We can reimburse child care and elder care costs up to $100 a day.
  • For those traveling more than 150 miles each way to Lisle,  we can offer the hotel the night before (June 13) for $50.
  • For those traveling more than 200 miles each way to Lisle, we can reimburse mileage at the IRS rate.
  • For the clergy (and spouses/partners) from the Diocese of Northern Michigan, they can choose during registration that they’d prefer to fly.  Our travel agency would book the flights.

The link to register for the conference is
http://www.cvent.com/d/9tqfj8.

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Senior High Mission Week—Let Us Love
Jun
10
to Jun 16

Senior High Mission Week—Let Us Love

John 15:12  This is My commandment,
that you love one another as I have loved you.

Senior High Mission Team is for Youth entering 10th grade - graduating seniors.  We will be housed at the home of Larry and Kim Frank (811 Wells Ct., Dyer, IN 46311).

The cost for Senior High Mission is $250. To register for the mission team, please fill out the application form and return it with your deposit of $50 by June 1, 2018.  (Applications received after June 1, 2018 will be charged a late fee of $25.)  Registration forms are available below or on the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana Sr. High Youth Facebook page.

We will sleep and eat most of our meals at the Frank's home. We will serve others at various locations within an hour of their home. We will also have other activities and plan to spend one day on a special outing.   Join us!

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Safeguarding God's Children: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse—Camp Staff Training
Jun
3
5:30 PM17:30

Safeguarding God's Children: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse—Camp Staff Training

  • St. Michael and All Angels' Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • For clergy, parents, youth workers, vestry members and congregation members who work with children
  • Strategies for preventing and responding to child sexual abuse—particularly in a camp setting
  • Face-to-Face training required prior to accessing further Safeguarding Online resources

Admission is free. Please email Kim Gray by Wednesday, May 30 to let her know of your intention to attend so that she may prepare sufficient space and materials.

 

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Safeguarding God's Children: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
May
22
7:30 PM19:30

Safeguarding God's Children: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

  • For clergy, parents, youth workers, vestry members and congregation members who work with children
  • Strategies for preventing and responding to child sexual abuse—particularly in a camp setting
  • Face-to-Face training required prior to accessing further Safeguarding Online resources

Visitors can enter through the doors on Broadway or Wayne Street

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Clergy Retreat
May
7
to May 9

Clergy Retreat

  • Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are thrilled to announce that Bishop Jenny Andison, of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, will be the guest speaker and facilitator for our Spring Clergy Retreat. 

Check-in begins 3pm Monday; wrap up after Eucharist/Lunch Wednesday.

Our Retreat theme will be “Growing in Christ: The Humility and Confidence that Flow from God's Grace” Please make plans to join us!

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Renewal of Vows & Blessing of Oils (formerly known as Chrism Mass)
Mar
27
9:00 AM09:00

Renewal of Vows & Blessing of Oils (formerly known as Chrism Mass)

Join us for a Renewal of Vows and Blessing of Oil with our ELCA brothers and sister. 

A draft agenda is detailed below:

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

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March For Our Lives
Mar
24
3:30 AM03:30

March For Our Lives

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Indianapolis | Washington, D.C.

Saturday, March 24

Greetings, Dear Colleagues in Ministry.

There is a ground-swell of activity being initiated by young people in the wake of the horrific Ash Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. On Saturday, March 24, rallies will be held in Washington, D.C., Indianapolis, and many other US cities to demand action in the face of an ongoing epidemic of gun violence. I suspect, along with many others, that this is a critical moment in our national dialogue, so with the blessing of Bishop Sparks, I began investigating the possibility of coordinating participation from our Diocese in these rallies, particularly - but not exclusively - among Senior High youth and young adults.

I feel compelled to say - at the risk of preaching - that while we tend to debate our epidemic of violence as a gun issue along well-trod partisan lines, I believe violence is a profoundly human problem that is exponentially exacerbated by guns. That's a thornier conversation, to be sure, but avoidance of it is killing our children, and countless more besides. There are no easy answers or simple solutions - regardless of how many memes pop up on Facebook suggesting otherwise - and the full spectrum of opinions on the nature of the problem and what should be done about it is likely present in every one of our congregations. But in this moment I simply ask who, if not the Church, is called to stand with those whose hearts are inclined to keep the law "Thou shalt do no murder" as a fundamental tenet of our society? Our presence, our witness as disciples of Jesus, is monumentally important.

The current details are as follows:

Washington, D.C. - Register here.

Dean Brian Grantz invites Northern Indiana Episcopalians to rally in Washington DC on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Interested high school students, young adults, and others are invited to stand with the youth of our nation against an epidemic of gun violence. We will depart from South Bend at 7 am on Friday, March 23, making stops along the toll road in Elkhart and Angola as necessary to gather our group. We will arrive in Washington in time for a prayer service on Friday evening at Washington National Cathedral, then go off to churches and hotels (as the group decides) for overnight accommodations. We will attend the rally in Washington, then follow a group-determined itinerary for our overnight stay, Palm Sunday worship, and return home on Sunday. Space is limited. Please register through Eventbrite so we may determine interest in traveling to Washington. Questions? Contact Dean Brian Grantz at dean@stjamessouthbend.org.

Indianapolis - Register here

Bishop Doug & Dana Sparks, Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows of Indianapolis, and Bishop Bill Gafkjen of the Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the ELCA invited all interested Episcopalians, Lutherans, and friends to the March for Our Lives rally in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Northern Indiana faith communities may organize groups or encourage individuals to stand with the youth of our nation against an epidemic of gun violence. We will gather at St. Andrew Church, Kokomo for pre-event prayers and ride sharing coordination at 7:30 am before departing for Indianapolis at 8:30 am. Overnight accommodation is available upon request at St. Andrew Church or at local hotels in Kokomo. Please register participants through Eventbrite so we may coordinate our presence at the rally. Questions? Contact Mrs. Tracy Rose-Love at edninmarchindy@yahoo.com.

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. 

Thank you so much for your leadership and ministry.

Brian
-- 
The Very Rev. Brian G. Grantz
The Cathedral of Saint James
South Bend, Indiana

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Racial Reconciliation Reading Group: No Innocent Bystanders
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Racial Reconciliation Reading Group: No Innocent Bystanders

Join the Racial Reconciliation Reading group as we begin discussion of a new book on Thursday, January 11 at 7pm! We will be reading the Forward and Introduction to No Innocent Bystanders: Becoming an Ally in the Struggle for Justice by Shannon Craigo-Snell and Christopher Doucot. Our gatherings are at Andre Place (54515 Indiana 933, Notre Dame, IN 46556) Please feel free to invite friends who might be interested in this discussion.

For newcomers: because Andre Place is the community center at Holy Cross Village, you will be driving into a retirement community. Fear not—you are in the right place! We meet in the chapel. They lock the front doors at 7pm, so we will leave someone there for the first 5 minutes to let you in. If you arrive later, please call Terri Bays at 574-850-5722 to come let you in!

Jan. 11 Forward and Introduction
Jan. 25 Chapter 1: Understanding the Struggles for LGBTQ Equality and Racial Justice
Feb. 8 Chapter 2: Getting Ready to be an Ally
Feb. 22 Chapter 3: Resources for Being and Ally
Mar. 8 Chapter 4: Concrete Steps
Mar. 22 Chapter 5: Examples to Follow & An Invitation

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Bishop's Open Office Hours - St. Stephen (1-6pm CST)
Mar
21
2:00 PM14:00

Bishop's Open Office Hours - St. Stephen (1-6pm CST)

Have something you’d like to talk about with Bishop Doug? Join him for a 30-minute time slot during his Open Office Hours. Appointments can be pre-scheduled by sending an email to Missioner Michelle (missioner.walker@ednin.org) or are first-come, first-served if you stop by. Don’t miss this opportunity! 

All times are 1pm-6pm in the respective time zone.

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Racial Reconciliation Reading Group: No Innocent Bystanders
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Racial Reconciliation Reading Group: No Innocent Bystanders

Join the Racial Reconciliation Reading group as we begin discussion of a new book on Thursday, January 11 at 7pm! We will be reading the Forward and Introduction to No Innocent Bystanders: Becoming an Ally in the Struggle for Justice by Shannon Craigo-Snell and Christopher Doucot. Our gatherings are at Andre Place (54515 Indiana 933, Notre Dame, IN 46556) Please feel free to invite friends who might be interested in this discussion.

For newcomers: because Andre Place is the community center at Holy Cross Village, you will be driving into a retirement community. Fear not—you are in the right place! We meet in the chapel. They lock the front doors at 7pm, so we will leave someone there for the first 5 minutes to let you in. If you arrive later, please call Terri Bays at 574-850-5722 to come let you in!

Jan. 11 Forward and Introduction
Jan. 25 Chapter 1: Understanding the Struggles for LGBTQ Equality and Racial Justice
Feb. 8 Chapter 2: Getting Ready to be an Ally
Feb. 22 Chapter 3: Resources for Being and Ally
Mar. 8 Chapter 4: Concrete Steps
Mar. 22 Chapter 5: Examples to Follow & An Invitation

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Vestry Resource Day:  Invite Welcome Connect
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Vestry Resource Day: Invite Welcome Connect

Join us for a day with the Rev. Miles Brandon of Invite Welcome Connect.  He will share with us the tools and resources for INVITING people to church; WELCOMING them when they arrive; and CONNECTING with them so they want to stay.  This proven approach can be scaled from the smallest of congregations to the largest.  It will be a day well spent!

Lay, vestry, and clergy leaders of all congregations are invited.  Lunch will be provided.

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A National Conversation
Feb
28
to Mar 1

A National Conversation

Representatives from all of the dioceses in The Episcopal Church will take part in a national conversation as the Center for Racial Healing continues to work toward learning more about the current work which is being done on dismantling racism and how it might be a collaborative and supportive partner in that work. All dioceses will be asked to reflect upon their strengths, weaknesses, challenges and opportunities and to share their vision for their future work. The Center is committed to facilitating such dialogue in an effort to enhance the possibility of being a more helpful resource to the wider church.

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Bishop's Open Office Hours - Trinity, Logansport (1-6pm EST)
Feb
28
1:00 PM13:00

Bishop's Open Office Hours - Trinity, Logansport (1-6pm EST)

Have something you’d like to talk about with Bishop Doug? Join him for a 30-minute time slot during his Open Office Hours. Appointments can be pre-scheduled by sending an email to Missioner Michelle (missioner.walker@ednin.org) or are first-come, first-served if you stop by. Don’t miss this opportunity! 

All times are 1pm-6pm in the respective time zone.

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Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Assets of Faith: A Quiet Day for Reflection on Spiritual Resources for the Work of ABCD

  • St. Thomas/Santo Tomás, Plymouth (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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The work of Asset-Based Community Development calls upon us to explore the often unknown territory of our relationships with our neighbors. As Christians, we face both the real and the imagined challenges of the unknown by drawing upon a variety of spiritual assets. Join us from 10am - 3:30 pm as we reflect upon these "assets of faith" through reading, song, meditation and action.

Location: St. Thomas/Santo Tomás, Plymouth 412 N. Center St. Plymouth, IN 46563 United States

Cost: Free (but bring $10 if you would like to order lunch!)

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Racial Reconciliation Reading Group: No Innocent Bystanders
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Racial Reconciliation Reading Group: No Innocent Bystanders

Join the Racial Reconciliation Reading group as we begin discussion of a new book on Thursday, January 11 at 7pm! We will be reading the Forward and Introduction to No Innocent Bystanders: Becoming an Ally in the Struggle for Justice by Shannon Craigo-Snell and Christopher Doucot. Our gatherings are at Andre Place (54515 Indiana 933, Notre Dame, IN 46556) Please feel free to invite friends who might be interested in this discussion.

For newcomers: because Andre Place is the community center at Holy Cross Village, you will be driving into a retirement community. Fear not—you are in the right place! We usually meet in the chapel, but meetings in Feb. (Feb 8 and 22) will be in Margaret Kenney’s apartment. Enter Andre Place and turn right as usual, but when you come to our usual meeting place  (the Meditation Room)  just keep going to the end of the hall. You will see an elevator and a table with a jigsaw puzzle. Apartment 121 is the first one past the elevator. They lock the front doors at 7pm, so we will leave someone there for the first 5 minutes to let you in. If you arrive later, please call Terri Bays at 574-850-5722 to come let you in!

Jan. 11 Forward and Introduction
Jan. 25 Chapter 1: Understanding the Struggles for LGBTQ Equality and Racial Justice
Feb. 8 Chapter 2: Getting Ready to be an Ally
Feb. 22 Chapter 3: Resources for Being and Ally
Mar. 8 Chapter 4: Concrete Steps
Mar. 22 Chapter 5: Examples to Follow & An Invitation

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Racial Justice and Your Congregation
Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

Racial Justice and Your Congregation

We have greater awareness of our neighbors than ever before. This awareness includes the present reality of great division across racial and ethnic lines. Your congregation can play a key role in creating safe space to have difficult conversations about racial inequities. You can help lead the way in moving our culture toward collective action to achieve a fairer and more just society.
 
Dr. Michael R. Twyman, subject matter expert on race and racism, leads this full-day workshop. He will help increase your understanding about race, as well as actions and responses your congregation can take to combat racism.

In the morning session, he will define terms, introduce a conceptual framework for race, discuss the historical precedents and the science of race, and present the implications for the role race plays in the life of congregations and in the broader community. In the afternoon session, he will facilitate an interactive, hands-on deep dive into how your congregation can be mobilized and empowered to promote racial justice within your respective institutions, and the communities you represent and are called to serve.

REGISTER HERE FOR HAMMOND WORKSHOP.

REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON FOR INDIANAPOLIS WORKSHOP.

The workshop is designed to achieve two fundamental goals:

  • To provide you with various tools and resources to have healthy dialogue about race within your congregation.
  • To equip you with knowledge and techniques to confront racism and racial oppression within your congregation and the broader society.

It is understood that you will have to determine if and how to share and apply the information presented in your respective congregation.
 
In this workshop, you will:

  • examine the history and development of racial classifications and understand why they are socially constructed.
  • identify and explain what racism is (definitions of) and how it manifests itself on a systemic, institutional, and interpersonal level.
  • explore how institutional religion and faith-based institutions may have played a role in creating and/or perpetuating racial inequities, implicitly and explicitly.
  • deconstruct theoretical assumptions, religious teachings and scientific myths of white superiority, historical and contemporary.
  • become familiar with best practice examples of what some congregations are doing across the country to promote racial reconciliation and healing.

Dr. Michael R. Twyman is the principal/owner of InExcelsis, a private consulting firm that works with institutions seeking to maximize their performance and effectiveness. He has assisted numerous organizations with governance, cultural competency, strategic planning, fund development, program management, and evaluation. An associate faculty member of the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Twyman teaches courses on race and social justice.

This workshop is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Central time) Thursday, February 22, 2018 in Hammond and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Eastern time) Thursday, April 12, 2018 in central Indiana. The cost is $30 per person. When congregational teams of three or more register together, the cost is discounted to $25 per person. This fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and workshop materials.

Workshops limited to Indiana congregations.

REGISTER HERE FOR HAMMOND WORKSHOP.

REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON FOR INDIANAPOLIS WORKSHOP.

How can you maximize your learning in this workshop and others? Check out this Center for Congregations article, "Getting the Most from an Education Event."

 

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Bishop's Open Office Hours - St. John the Evangelist (1-6pm EST)
Feb
21
1:00 PM13:00

Bishop's Open Office Hours - St. John the Evangelist (1-6pm EST)

  • St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have something you’d like to talk about with Bishop Doug? Join him for a 30-minute time slot during his Open Office Hours. Appointments can be pre-scheduled by sending an email to Missioner Michelle (missioner.walker@ednin.org) or are first-come, first-served if you stop by. Don’t miss this opportunity! 

All times are 1pm-6pm in the respective time zone.

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An Invitation to "How Communities Hope", a gathering with The Rev. Becca Stevens of Thistle Farms
Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

An Invitation to "How Communities Hope", a gathering with The Rev. Becca Stevens of Thistle Farms

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana invites the diocese, the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, and the Indiana-Kentucky Synod ELCA for a joint pre-Lenten gathering with:

The Rev. Becca Stevens of Thistle Farms
Introduction video

Becca is known for her amazing ministry in Nashville, TN, shepherding women into new lives of self-worth. She’s a passionate speaker with a profound message of struggle, forgiveness, and grace.  

Becca will speak on "The story of Thistle Farms: How Communities Hope", sharing how the inspiring story of founding Thistle Farms, the largest justice enterprise in the United States run by survivors of trafficking and addiction, has changed lives. She will share ways for communities to get involved and help stop human trafficking around the world.  We will also have time to discuss human trafficking specifically in the Indiana/Kentucky area.

  • Event location:  St Andrew Episcopal Church, Kokomo IN
  • This event is limited to the first 200 participants.
  • Registration deadline is 2 Feb. 2018.   (Hotel block only held until 26 Jan. 2018)
  • Single registration is $35; double registration is $60. 
  • Lunch is included.  
  • Bring a friend!

Registration is Available Here

PS ... If you live far enough away from Kokomo to want to come in the evening before, a block of rooms have been reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites (2920 S. Reed Road, Kokomo IN) for the evening of Friday, February 9th under the event title of "Becca Stevens Event - EDNIN" at a rate of $109 (King or Dbl Queen).  To make a reservation, call 765-455-2900 and use your credit card to reserve a room, or online at http://group.hamptoninn.com/beccastevensevent-edninevent.

Other hotels in the area include:
La Quinta Inn - 511 Albany Drive, 915-888-3974 $89
Courtyard       - 411 Kentucky Drive, 884-631-0595 $114
Super 8           - 5110 Clinton Drive, 860-536-1211 $55
Comfort Inn    - 522 Essex Drive, 855-849-1513 $54
Quality Inn      -1717 E. Lincoln Rd., 855-971-1668 $55
Days Inn         - 3980 S. Reed Rd., 800-329-1992  $51
Baymont Inn   - 1709 E. Lincoln Rd., 800-337-0300 $65

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Racial Reconciliation Reading Group: No Innocent Bystanders
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Racial Reconciliation Reading Group: No Innocent Bystanders

Join the Racial Reconciliation Reading group as we begin discussion of a new book on Thursday, January 11 at 7pm! We will be reading the Forward and Introduction to No Innocent Bystanders: Becoming an Ally in the Struggle for Justice by Shannon Craigo-Snell and Christopher Doucot. Our gatherings are at Andre Place (54515 Indiana 933, Notre Dame, IN 46556) Please feel free to invite friends who might be interested in this discussion.

For newcomers: because Andre Place is the community center at Holy Cross Village, you will be driving into a retirement community. Fear not—you are in the right place! We usually meet in the chapel, but meetings in Feb. (Feb 8 and 22) will be in Margaret Kenney’s apartment. Enter Andre Place and turn right as usual, but when you come to our usual meeting place  (the Meditation Room)  just keep going to the end of the hall. You will see an elevator and a table with a jigsaw puzzle. Apartment 121 is the first one past the elevator. They lock the front doors at 7pm, so we will leave someone there for the first 5 minutes to let you in. If you arrive later, please call Terri Bays at 574-850-5722 to come let you in!

Jan. 11 Forward and Introduction
Jan. 25 Chapter 1: Understanding the Struggles for LGBTQ Equality and Racial Justice
Feb. 8 Chapter 2: Getting Ready to be an Ally
Feb. 22 Chapter 3: Resources for Being and Ally
Mar. 8 Chapter 4: Concrete Steps
Mar. 22 Chapter 5: Examples to Follow & An Invitation

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Bishop's Open Office Hours - St. Francis (1-6pm CST)
Feb
7
2:00 PM14:00

Bishop's Open Office Hours - St. Francis (1-6pm CST)

Have something you’d like to talk about with Bishop Doug? Join him for a 30-minute time slot during his Open Office Hours. Appointments can be pre-scheduled by sending an email to Missioner Michelle (missioner.walker@ednin.org) or are first-come, first-served if you stop by. Don’t miss this opportunity! 

All times are 1pm-6pm in the respective time zone.

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Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Racial Reconciliation Reading Group: No Innocent Bystanders

Join the Racial Reconciliation Reading group as we begin discussion of a new book on Thursday, January 11 at 7pm! We will be reading the Forward and Introduction to No Innocent Bystanders: Becoming an Ally in the Struggle for Justice by Shannon Craigo-Snell and Christopher Doucot. Our gatherings are at Andre Place (54515 Indiana 933, Notre Dame, IN 46556) Please feel free to invite friends who might be interested in this discussion.

For newcomers: because Andre Place is the community center at Holy Cross Village, you will be driving into a retirement community. Fear not—you are in the right place! We meet in the chapel. They lock the front doors at 7pm, so we will leave someone there for the first 5 minutes to let you in. If you arrive later, please call Terri Bays at 574-850-5722 to come let you in!

Jan. 11 Forward and Introduction
Jan. 25 Chapter 1: Understanding the Struggles for LGBTQ Equality and Racial Justice
Feb. 8 Chapter 2: Getting Ready to be an Ally
Feb. 22 Chapter 3: Resources for Being and Ally
Mar. 8 Chapter 4: Concrete Steps
Mar. 22 Chapter 5: Examples to Follow & An Invitation

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Advent Study #4 - Becoming Blessed Community
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Advent Study #4 - Becoming Blessed Community

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Grace and peace be with you in Jesus, the Light for all people!

Are you willing to prepare to Become the Beloved Community?  This is an initiative adopted by the Episcopal Church focused on Racial Reconciliation and Justice.  A Four Week Advent Program has been prepared for our use and I invite you to join me on one of these Thursday evenings.

Here is the schedule, theme and meeting place and time:

Thursday, 21 December – Repairing the Breach in Institutions and Society

Trinity in Fort Wayne at 7 p.m.

Plan to set aside at least 45 minutes for each conversation.  Look for an Advent Calendar to arrive at your faith community soon.  You will find a printer-friendly resources and alternative activities at www.episcopalchurch.org/beloved-community.

+ Bishop Doug

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