Does your parish have FOMO?
(Fear of Missing Out)
Email is a great way to
communicate the "good news" to a large number of
parishioners throughout the diocese. In order for
the members of every parish to keep up with the
latest news from the diocese, we are soliciting
email addresses from those people who want to keep
up with the latest diocesan news, stories and
A bulletin insert is
available for your use. Please include it in
your August and September church bulletins (either
by copying and inserting or by copying and pasting
into the bulletin). Parishioners who subscribe
will receive the Diocesan Digest and the Bishop's
Message. Email addresses will only be used by the
diocese to distribute diocesan news.
Safe Church Training for All
Safeguarding God's Children and Safeguarding God's
People training will be held October 6, 2012. This
training is mandated for all active clergy, not
only to experience the information in the training
resources, but also to participate in small group
discussions. The higher purpose is for clergy to
share expertise and wisdom as to the best ways to
live out diocesan policy through leadership and
programs. The training design in October will help
all clergy to do this, learning from one another
about safe practices in all congregational life.
Clergy – please click here
Views from the Pews
Need more Olympics? See how St. John’s, Lancaster,
celebrated a fantastic Vacation Bible School this
year. The theme was "We are the World: Celebrating
an Olympic Community." View the video here.
Book Review: Spiritual but not
The Rev. Dr. David Robson recently
reviewed "Spiritual but Not Religious:
Understanding Unchurched America" by Robert C.
Fuller for the diocesan website. Read the review here.
For more book reviews, click here.
Would you like to submit a book review for
inclusion on the website? Contact Linda Arguedas.
Save the Dates
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events.
ECW Cape May Retreat
The ECW Cape May Retreat will
take place Sept. 21-23 at the Marquis de Lafayette
Hotel, Cape May, N.J. Details available here.
Life Long Formation Day, Dec.
Guest speakers: Rodger Nishioka and
Dr. Deirdre Good
Questions or need more
information? Contact Robyn Szoke.
Remember in Your Prayers
Bishop Nathan Baxter, who
continues treatment at home for Vestibular
Migraine Induced Vertigo.
The complete diocesan
prayer list is available on