Diocesan Digest



July 18, 2012

General Convention Roundup

The Episcopal News Service has provided a summary of the 77th General Convention in this article. There are additional materials on the Diocesan General Convention page, including blog postings from our deputation and selected articles from ENS.


If you missed Bishop Baxter's interview on CNN, you can watch it here.



News from the Pews

Ministries in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania continue to shine in the heat of summer! Click here to read how Mt. Calvary Church, Camp Hill was transformed into Ancient Babylon (and more)

2013 Congregational Development Grants

Information is now available regarding the application process for 2013 Congregational Development Grants. General information is available here; to read a letter from the Rev. Canon Andy France about this year's process, click here.

Diocesan Priest Accepted in GreenFaith Fellowship Program

Linda WatkinsThe Rev. Linda Watkins, rector, St. Mary’s Waynesboro has been accepted in the GreenFaith Fellowship Program for the class of 2013.


GreenFaith is an organization dedicated to training and supporting religious-environmental leadership. Among the programs it offers is a Fellowship Program to train lay and clergy as religious/environmental leadership. This is an 18-month program that includes monthly webinars as well as three retreats. Fellows are expected to plan and carry out a significant environmental project.  Mother Linda is being sponsored by the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania as well as by the Franciscan Action Network.


For more information on this environmental effort go to their website.

Remember in Your Prayers

The Rev. Deacon Priscilla Ginolfi, who underwent extensive knee surgery on July 17.

The Rev. Deacon Janice Fritz, who has recently received a diagnosis of a return of cancer, and will be starting treatment immediately.

Pam Ballinger, Diocesan office receptionist, who is back in hospital to do some rehab work.


The complete diocesan prayer list is available on the website.


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