Ministries

Through its parishes and parishioners, our diocese ministers to those both within and without the church. The list below contains a short description of several diocesan ministries as well as the relevant contact information and links a particular ministry's website, if applicable. Additionally, a list of projects undertaken by individual parishes is available.

Brotherhood of St. Andrew

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is the oldest missionary and evangelism ministry of the Episcopal Church. Its goal is to bring men and boys to Jesus Christ.

The diocesan chapter is led by Mr. Fred Buechner. He can be contacted at fgbuechner@aol.com.


Camp New Happenings

Camp New Happenings is an ecumenical camp offered to provide the pre-teen children of prisoners with an opportunity to experience God's gifts of nature, kindness, and togetherness by sharing hopes and dreams within a positive camping experience.

The camp offers a balanced program of music, arts and crafts, water activities, and worship during the daytime and evening. For many of the children, this will be their first opportunity to experience both the wonder of God’s creation and the joy of Christ-centered community.

The camp's project coordinator, Christina Nevill, can be contacted at 219-309-5635, cnevill@beulahinc.com, or via mail at: Christina Nevillc/o St. Andrews Episcopal Church 505 Bullseye Lake Road Valparaiso, IN 46383

Companeros en Christo

Companeros en Christo (Companions in Christ) is the name our of companion diocese committee. The Diocese of Honduras has been our companion since 1996. Anyone with a heart for mission is welcome to join us. Our mission is to be the hands of Christ in Honduras. We strive to build relationships, share our gifts and to receive the gifts the people of Honduras have to offer.

Recent projects include installing a water treatment plant providing safe water for up to 4,000 people and supporting a health infrastructure project by building efficient stoves, pilas (water cisterns) and a latrine. Last year, a structure was build to house a sewing cooperative for the women in the village of Delicias del Norte. Over the years we helped to build three churches, a chapel and a day care center - "Los Amiguitos de Jesus". We have donated Bibles, Spanish prayer books, medicine, medical supplies, medical tests, surgery and helped to plant gardens.

To join the Companeros en Christo, please email Tim Skimina at t-skimina@northwestern.edu.

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Daughters of the King

The Order of the Daughters of the King is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of Prayer, Service and Evangelism. We have made a commitment to Jesus as our Savior, and we follow Him as Lord of our lives. We are an Order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the Historic Episcopate. Today our membership includes women in the Anglican, Episcopal, Lutheran (ELCA) and Roman Catholic churches. Several parishes in our diocese sponsor chapters.

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Episcopal Church Women

Since 1904, the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Northern Indiana has promoted the work of the Church and correlated all women's work in the diocese. All women that are canonically resident in the diocese are eligible for membership. Membership is comprised of women from all ages, ethnic origins, and socio-economic backgrounds.

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The work of the Episcopal Church Women begins in the local parish. It extends into the diocese and beyond—to the nation and the entire Anglican Communion—through these programs: the Bishop's Emergency Discretionary Fund, the Memorial Fund (which funds scholarships), the Church Periodical Club, Episcopal Relief & Development, and the United Thank Offering.

Episcopal Relief & Development

Episcopal Relief & Development is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church. Taking its mandate from Jesus' words in Matthew 25, it seeks to provide a compassionate response to human suffering around the world.

Health Ministry

Health ministry in a local congregation is an intentional ministry focusing on both healing and health, led and coordinated by a parish nurse. It combines the ancient traditions of the Christian community and the knowledge and tools of modern health care. Additional information can also be found at the website of the National Episcopal Health Ministries.

Reconciliation Team

The Reconciliation Team is a group sponsored by the diocese and is partnered with Reconcilers.net. Its convener, the Rev. Dr. James H. Warnock, can be contacted at frjimwarnock@gmail.com.

Reconcilers.net is a movement of Episcopalians working to impart faith-based reconciliation as both a spirituality and a moral vision for our life together in the Episcopal Church as well as our mission in the twenty-first century.

St. Margaret's House

St. Margaret's House was founded by Deacon Sarah S. Tracy as a joint project of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana and the Cathedral of St. James. A day center committed to the gospel value of hospitality, St. Margaret's House improves the lives of women and children by providing individual attention to their immediate needs, breaking the bonds of isolation and helping them acquire skills to better their lives.

For more information or to learn how to volunteer, please email smhinfo@sbcglobal.net.

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A Prayer for Ministry

Grant, we beseech thee, merciful God, that thy Church, being gathered together in unity by thy Holy Spirit, may manifest thy power among all peoples, to the glory of thy Name, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.