Advent Study #1 (7pm CST) - Becoming Beloved Community
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Advent Study #1 (7pm CST) - Becoming Beloved Community

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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, 30 November – Telling the Truth about our Churches and Race

St. Augustine’s in Gary at 7 p.m.

- Thursday, 7 December – Proclaiming the Dream of Beloved Community

Gethsemane in Marion at 6:30 p.m.

- Thursday, 14 December – Practicing the Way of Love in the Pattern of Jesus

Holy Trinity in South Bend at 7 p.m.

- 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.

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Advent Study #2 - Becoming Beloved Community
Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

Advent Study #2 - Becoming Beloved 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, 7 December – Proclaiming the Dream of Beloved Community

Gethsemane in Marion at 6:30 p.m.

- Thursday, 14 December – Practicing the Way of Love in the Pattern of Jesus

Holy Trinity in South Bend at 7 p.m.

- 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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Advent Study #3 - Becoming Beloved Community
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Advent Study #3 - Becoming Beloved 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, 14 December – Practicing the Way of Love in the Pattern of Jesus

Holy Trinity in South Bend at 7 p.m.

- 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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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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Asset Based Community Development - 11/11 @ St. John the Evangelist, Elkhart
Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

Asset Based Community Development - 11/11 @ St. John the Evangelist, Elkhart

Join us for a short workshop on the Asset Based Community Development approach to integrating our faith communities with our geographical communities. Missioner for Community Engagement, Adrien Niyongabo, will lead this practical workshop. (missioner.niyongabo@ednin.org or 574-233-6489 ext 5)

Register here.

"Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.” ~http://www.abcdinstitute.org

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Asset Based Community Development - 11/4 @ Christ the King, Huntington
Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

Asset Based Community Development - 11/4 @ Christ the King, Huntington

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Join us for a short workshop on the Asset Based Community Development approach to integrating our faith communities with our geographical communities. Missioner for Community Engagement, Adrien Niyongabo, will lead this practical workshop. (missioner.niyongabo@ednin.org or 574-233-6489 ext 5)

Register here.

"Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.” ~http://www.abcdinstitute.org

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Asset Based Community Development Workshop - 10/28 @ St. Andrew's, Valparaiso
Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

Asset Based Community Development Workshop - 10/28 @ St. Andrew's, Valparaiso

Join us for a short workshop on the Asset Based Community Development approach to integrating our faith communities with our geographical communities. Missioner for Community Engagement, Adrien Niyongabo, will lead this practical workshop. (missioner.niyongabo@ednin.org or 574-233-6489 ext 5)

Register here.

"Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.” ~http://www.abcdinstitute.org

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Clergy Study Day
Oct
26
9:30 AM09:30

Clergy Study Day

Join us for a clergy study day facilitated by Susan Czolgosz, formerly of the Diocese of Chicago.  The discussion will center on Russ Crabtree’s Penguins in the Pews.  The book will be purchased and provided to you in advance.  Please come to the session having read the book (it's a short read) and given some thought to the pre-study day discussion questions (which will be provided later).

More details and a fuller description will be available shortly.

Please plan to either bring a brown bag lunch or to place an order for delivery, which we will coordinate the morning of the event (most likely pizza).

Please register here.

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Fall Clergy Retreat 2017
Oct
2
to Oct 4

Fall Clergy Retreat 2017

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Join us for our Fall Clergy Retreat! The 25th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, Frank Griswold, will be our presenter. Check-in begins 3pm Monday; wrap up after Eucharist/Lunch Wednesday.

Our Retreat Focus - “You have lost the love you had at first.

These words of the risen Christ in the Book of Revelation are addressed to the busy, active and long-suffering church at Ephesus.  Are they perhaps addressed to us as well?  If so, how might we, in the midst of our ministries, with all of their complexities and demands, remain disciples rather than become functionaries?  Together we will explore  how we, day-to-day, can remain deeply rooted in communion with the One whose ministry we have been called to share.

Preliminary Agenda here.  Register here.

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Senior High Mission Week
Jun
25
to Jul 1

Senior High Mission Week

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.

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Spring Clergy Conference
May
15
to May 17

Spring Clergy Conference

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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.

Register here.

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2017 Chrism Liturgy @ Saint Michael & All Angels
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

2017 Chrism Liturgy @ Saint Michael & All Angels

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

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118th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana
Nov
5
7:30 AM07:30

118th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana

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.

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Fall Clergy Retreat
Oct
3
to Oct 5

Fall Clergy Retreat

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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.

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Senior High Mission Week
Jun
26
to Jul 2

Senior High Mission Week

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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.

To register, please follow this link. Please also complete this form.

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Choir for Consecration
Jun
25
11:00 AM11:00

Choir for Consecration

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, music@trinityfw.org

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Spring Clergy Conference
May
16
to May 18

Spring Clergy Conference

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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.

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