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
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
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
The Rev. Linda Watkins, rector, St.
Mary’s Waynesboro has been accepted in the
GreenFaith Fellowship Program for the class of
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
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
Pam Ballinger, Diocesan office
receptionist, who is back in hospital to do some
The complete diocesan
prayer list is available on the website.