News & Updates

 

Province III seeking a Provincial Coordinator

Province III seeks a motivated individual to serve as its operations manager. This position requires a courteous and competent individual with strong communication and technical skills to direct the outreach of Province III to its thirteen Dioceses and to the Episcopal Church around the world. Click here for more information.


Reflections on Social Justice for the Lenten Season

The Episcopal Networks Collaborative (a joint project of the Episcopal Network for Economic Justice, the Episcopal Ecological Network, and the Union of Black Episcopalians) has prepared a series of reflections on social justice issues which are based in the Revised Common Lectionary readings for the upcoming Season of Lent. These reflections are entitled Reflections on Social Justice for the Lenten Season (Year A). This year's Lenten readings provide rich material for reflecting on social justice topics and give Christians a time to reflect on personal societal concerns. The reflections can be helpful to individuals preparing sermons or leading studies of the readings for a given Sunday. Reflections on Social Justice for the Lenten Season is available in two versions: Reflections with readings (21 pages); Reflections only (10 pages). If individuals use materials from these reflections in sermons or other publicly expressed activities, the Episcopal Networks Collaborative asks that they cite the materials as their source. There is no requirement to ask for additional permissions; however, we would appreciate knowing if people have used our materials and we welcome comments about what we have provided and what users would like to see in the future. You may respond to any of the named contacts on cover or you may send an e-mail to iris@speravi.com.
 

Advisory Council for Stewardship of Creation accepting grant applications
Deadline for applications: March 31, 2017

The Episcopal Church Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation is accepting applications again for grants that focus on local faith-based projects for mitigating climate change and safeguarding the integrity of Creation. The Council, enabled by Resolution A030, Create Task Force On Climate Change, approved at General Convention 2015, will make recommendations for grants up to $10,000. Application information is available here.  Deadline for applications is March 31. Click here for more information.
 

Province III ECW 98th Annual Meeting - Living Abundantly: A Life Centered on Christ
April 28-30, Hunt Valley, MD
 The 98th Annual Meeting of Province III ECW will be held Friday, April 28 through Sunday April 30 at the Embassy Suites By Hilton Barltiore North (213 International Circle, Hunt Valley, MD) Election of a new ECW president will take place at this meeting. Registration is $75 per person and includes lunch and dinner. Please register by April 7. Click here for registration form with meeting schedule.
 

Calling the Future Church Conference: Leading from the Middle; Leading Like it Matters
May 1-2, 2017
Holiday Inn – Martinsburg, WV

Conference immediately follows the Province III Synod. The Rev. David Gortner, Ph.D. is the conference speaker. What patterns of choices has the Episcopal Church made in its selection, formation, development and deployment of ordained leaders? What is the impact of those choices on mission? Might we "move the dial" by fostering religious leadership practices to reshape and redire ct congregations in their culture and engagement in the public practices of evangelism, witness and community partnership? Registration is $75. Click here to register online. Please make checks payable to Province III, note "Calling Future Church" on memo line, and mail check to: Karen Stewart, Province III Treasurer, C/O The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, 4 E University Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21218. We are not able to accept credit card payments. Click here for conference brochure with schedule and registration form. Attendees must make their own hotel reservations. Special conference rate of $99 at Holiday Inn, 304-267-5500 or www.holidayinn.com/martinsburg.