Bishop's Open Office Hours - Holy Family, Angola
Dec
12
1:00 PM13:00

Bishop's Open Office Hours - Holy Family, Angola

Have something you’d like to talk about with Bishop Doug? Join him for up to 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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Dec
14
to Dec 15

Youth Leaders Retreat

  • Wawasee Episcopal Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you work with youth in your parish?  Would you like to share resources and have moral support from others who share the same position in the Diocese of Northern Indiana? Come to a retreat December 14-15 at the Wawasee Episcopal Center.

Plan to arrive on Friday evening at 7 p.m. for appetizers and social time. On Saturday, we will do a “check-in”, this is a time for each person to share what their role is in their parish and what is currently happening with their youth. For example: working on fund raisers, a bible study, working towards a pilgrimage or if you have gone on a pilgrimage in the last year, we want to hear about that, service projects, outreach activities, events… We want to hear what you are doing. Celebrate our joys! If you are struggling, how can we help? We will also have some resources available for you to check out.

Cost: Donation to the Diocesan Youth Fund

Register Here!

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2019 Winter Youth Retreat
Jan
25
to Jan 27

2019 Winter Youth Retreat

  • Wawasee Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DIOCESAN WINTER YOUTH RETREAT | Fri Jan 25-Sun Jan 27
All youth, middle school - high school, are invited to attend a retreat at the Wawasee Episcopal Center.  The Winter Youth Retreat has teen speakers that share how God is working in their life, as well as activities and time for fellowship.  Register online at ednin.org | Calendar | Events | and scroll down to the Winter Youth Retreat event. 

Cost is $25 to attend.

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Stewardship University
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Stewardship University

  • St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Stewardship University returns to the Diocese of Northern Indiana on Saturday, December 8. The Rev. Canon Timothy Dombek, Canon for Stewardship and Planned Giving in the Diocese of Arizona, will engage those who attend in transformative ways of approaching stewardship in their own lives and congregations. Canon Dombek will lead us in three conversations:

  • Relational Stewardship

  • How to Talk about Money

  • Gift Planning for the Future of the Parish

Canon Dombek, formerly of the Cathedral of Saint James, is offering Stewardship University as a gift to the Diocese of Northern Indiana in thanksgiving for raising him up for ministry. The only cost to attend is for lunch. So please get a group together from your congregation and come to Stewardship University! More information to come.

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Bishop's Open Office Hours - Trinity, Fort Wayne
Dec
5
1:00 PM13:00

Bishop's Open Office Hours - Trinity, Fort Wayne

Have something you’d like to talk about with Bishop Doug? Join him for up to 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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Bishop's Open Office Hours - Cathedral of Saint James / Diocesan Office, South Bend
Nov
28
1:00 PM13:00

Bishop's Open Office Hours - Cathedral of Saint James / Diocesan Office, South Bend

Have something you’d like to talk about with Bishop Doug? Join him for up to 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!

NOTE: Due to the renovation of Cathedral House, Bishop’s Office Hours will take place in the Temporary Office of the Diocese (TOD) located on the southwest corner of the Cathedral campus.

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Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Parish Safety Training

  • St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Don't be Scared—Be Prepared! We are told in II Timothy 1:7 that "God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and discipline."  In John 14:27 we are encouraged by the words "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.  Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful." In keeping with these teachings, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Valparaiso would like to offer Parish Safety Training to parishes of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana in the form of regional workshops.  The goal of such instruction is two-fold: 

  1. to protect every person who enters any church of the diocese; and

  2. to train potential, if not already existing, Parish Safety Teams who will take charge and direct parishioners to safety in the event of an emergency.

This approximately 2-1/2 hour session trains congregants to become better acquainted with their church facilities and to prepare for emergencies both in and outside of the church.  Open to everyone in the faith community, this training includes, but is not limited to, preparation for: natural disasters; verbal, physical, external and internal disturbances; missing children/adults ; and active shooter situations. Participants will learn how to properly interact with local law enforcement and fire personnel.  Each participant will be given an Emergency Action and Recovery Plan which may be used as a template for each individual church to adapt to its own needs.  We want everyone who enters the churches of our diocese to know that we are doing our very best to provide a safe and secure environment in which to worship. 

Please use the linked form to contact Toni Sanchez if you plan to attend so that there may be sufficient handouts.

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Bishop's Open Office Hours - St. John of the Cross, Bristol
Nov
14
1:00 PM13:00

Bishop's Open Office Hours - St. John of the Cross, Bristol

Have something you’d like to talk about with Bishop Doug? Join him for up to 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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Bishop's Open Office Hours - St. Andrew's, Michigan City
Oct
24
1:00 PM13:00

Bishop's Open Office Hours - St. Andrew's, Michigan City

Have something you’d like to talk about with Bishop Doug? Join him for up to 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 (Becoming Beloved Community) in Northern Indiana - October 20th
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Racial Reconciliation (Becoming Beloved Community) in Northern Indiana - October 20th

Join us for a day of listening and reflecting on how the need for Racial Reconciliation affects our daily lives.  Learn some startling statistics; hear some personal reflections; and enjoy  conversation with fellow Episcopalians.  Lunch is on us!

Thanks to a generous grant from the Roanridge Trust we are ready to further our Racial Reconciliation work here in Northern Indiana.  Our work (and the grant) is specifically focused on providing leaders in our rural and small-town faith communities both with an understanding of the way in which healing the particular types of racial trauma specific to their communities is crucial to the success of their ABCD efforts, in engaging in their communities, and in understanding themselves to be leaders in the healing of that trauma.  Speakers include members of the Gethsemane Episcopal Church Racial Reconciliation team and our Becoming Beloved Community representatives to The Episcopal Church have also been invited.

We invite you, all of you ... lay, clergy, young, and experienced alike, to attend this workshop as a kickoff for our Roanridge project. Be a part of this important Becoming Beloved Community initiative from the beginning!

Here is a general overview of the day (Eastern time):

10:00 - Welcome and Overview
10:30 - Presentation 1 (Fr. Jim Warnock & Mr. Bill Munn)
11:00 - Reflection Questions & Short Break
11:45 - Video & Lunch (provided)
12:30 - Presentation 2 (Mrs. Kresha Warnock)
01:00 - Reflection Questions
01:45 - Next Steps, Wrap up, Sending Prayer

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Bishop's Open Office Hours - St. Timothy's, Griffith
Oct
17
1:00 PM13:00

Bishop's Open Office Hours - St. Timothy's, Griffith

Have something you’d like to talk about with Bishop Doug? Join him for up to 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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Central Deanery Meeting - Cathedral of St. James, South Bend
Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

Central Deanery Meeting - Cathedral of St. James, South Bend

  • Cathedral of St. James Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mark your calendars ... This year's pre-Diocesan Convention meetings will be combined with our post-General Convention 2018 gatherings in order to minimize the number of meetings in the same time window.

Pre-Diocesan Convention items will include: reviewing the 2019 Proposed Financial Statement of Mission (budget), electing one lay person for a Diocesan Council 2-year term, and reviewing proposed Resolutions.

Post-General Convention topics will be discussed with both Lay and Clergy General Convention Deputies in attendance, along with Bishop Doug. Please bring your questions as this will be the time to ask them. We hope to see you there!

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Western Deanery Meeting - St. Andrew's, Valparaiso
Oct
7
3:00 PM15:00

Western Deanery Meeting - St. Andrew's, Valparaiso

Mark your calendars ... This year's pre-Diocesan Convention meetings will be combined with our post-General Convention 2018 gatherings in order to minimize the number of meetings in the same time window.

Pre-Diocesan Convention items will include: reviewing the 2019 Proposed Financial Statement of Mission (budget), electing one lay person for a Diocesan Council 2-year term, and reviewing proposed Resolutions.

Post-General Convention topics will be discussed with both Lay and Clergy General Convention Deputies in attendance, along with Bishop Doug. Please bring your questions as this will be the time to ask them. We hope to see you there!

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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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Eastern Deanery Meeting - Trinity, Fort Wayne
Sep
30
3:00 PM15:00

Eastern Deanery Meeting - Trinity, Fort Wayne

Mark your calendars ... This year's pre-Diocesan Convention meetings will be combined with our post-General Convention 2018 gatherings in order to minimize the number of meetings in the same time window.

Pre-Diocesan Convention items will include: reviewing the 2019 Proposed Financial Statement of Mission (budget), electing one lay person for a Diocesan Council 2-year term, and reviewing proposed Resolutions.

Post-General Convention topics will be discussed with both Lay and Clergy General Convention Deputies in attendance, along with Bishop Doug. Please bring your questions as this will be the time to ask them. We hope to see you there!

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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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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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