Diocesan Digest



January 2, 2013

Calling All Clergy: Clergy Conference, Feb. 4-6


Registration is now open for the 2013 Winter Clergy Conference on Anglicanism and Evangelism at the Holiday Inn, Harrisburg.  This year, our guest speakers are The Rev. Canon Kortright Davis, Professor of Theology, Howard University, and The Rt. Rev. Edward Little, Diocese of Northern Indiana.

Convention 2013 Update

The 143rd Diocesan Convention will take place at the Ramada Conference Center, State College.

Convention hosts: Lancaster Convocation, The Rev. Jonathan Currier and Mrs. Judy Donnelly (conveners)

Friday evening, June 7 - Briefings and discussions
Saturday, June 8 - Business session

Registration will open online March 1, 2013


Operation Understanding Grants

The Operation Understanding Committee is now accepting grant requests for the Spring, 2013 grant cycle. The deadline for receiving grant applications is January 31, 2013.

Each request will be evaluated by the OU Committee members, and those selected will be awarded a grant based on anticipated income from the Alleluia Appeal which takes place during Eastertide, plus interest from the Bishop Stevenson fund. Top priority will be given to churches that support new projects, especially those that show strong commitments of time, talent, and treasure on the part of the parish making the grant request, and/or broad ecumenical support.

OU grants are given to parishes that house or are deeply involved in outreach ministries that provide food, shelter, energy assistance, and programs for disadvantaged children. The church with the most compelling and creative new outreach ministry will be given an award at this year’s Diocesan Convention.

Grant applications, cover sheets, questions to be answered in the applications, and guidelines are on the diocesan website. Applications and cover sheets must be sent by e-mail to Nancy Forgang. If you have questions regarding OU grants, you may call Nancy at 717-630-0220.

Views from the Pews

"A Community Effort" - St. Paul's Columbia Food Bank celebrates twenty-five years of continued ministry.  Watch the video here.  For other Views from the Pews videos, click here.

WE Are the Diocese...

Read about new and exciting things that make us proud to be the Episcopal Church in Central Pennsylvania.

Find out about recent clergy assignments across the diocese.

Read the list here.

Dates to Remember


  • Convention Committee nominations are due Feb. 1.  For questions, contact The Rev. Jennifer Looker.
  • Clergy Conference dates: Feb. 4-6, Holiday Inn, Harrisburg.
  • Godly Play - Feb. 9, St. Andrew's, Shippensburg
  • Happening #6 - Feb. 15-17, Camp Mt. Luther.  For information, contact The Rev. Canon Robyn Szoke-Coolidge.
  • Resolutions for Convention are due Feb. 15.  For questions, contact The Rev. Veronica Chappell.
  • Godly Play - March 16, St. Andrew's, State College
  • Safe Church Training for Vestry Leaders - March 23, Camp Mt. Luther (Vestry Leaders Conference)
  • Diocesan Convention is June 8.
  • Bishop's Cup Golf Tournament is June 17 at Iron Valley Golf Club.


Remember in Your Prayers


The complete diocesan prayer list is available on the website.


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