Calling All Clergy: Clergy
Conference, Feb. 4-6
Registration is now
open for the 2013 Winter Clergy Conference
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.
Read the draft agenda
Registration deadline: January 21, 2013
Attention, All Parishes with
The deadline for United Thank
Offering applications is January 31, 2013. Visit
the UTO website or email
Michelle Koons for more information.
Diocesan-Wide Online Lenten
Explore the topic of calling and
discuss what it means to live out our vocation as
Christians with people from around our diocese
(and even elsewhere). This year, the Diocese of
Central Pennsylvania will offer a free online
Lenten study of Caroline Westerhoff's book
"Calling: A Song for the Baptized," led by
diocesan webmaster Lesley Carter.
Participants will have the opportunity to post
questions and reflections on the book in a
special, private online discussion forum beginning
on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 13). Regular blog
reflections on the book will also be available. To
register, please email Lesley Carter
with your name, the email address you wish to use
for study communications, and the name of your
church. (This book is available from Amazon, from Cokesbury, or used
from sellers such as half.com
We are also seeking guest writers for the blog
reflections - if you would like to write 200-300
words on the topic of calling (note: you are not
required to read the book to submit a reflection,
although it would be helpful), please email
LARC Day of Dialogue for Clergy
(Rescheduled from October)
"Engaging the Word of God
The Rev. Dr. Martin Marty, Ph.D.,
will be the featured speaker at this event on
Monday, February 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Cardinal Keeler Center, 4800 Union Deposit Rd.,
Harrisburg. Find out more here.
Convention 2013 News
The 143rd Diocesan Convention
will take place at the Ramada Conference Center,
State College. Registration will open online March
The featured keynote speaker is The Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe,
bishop of the Diocese of Northwestern
Episcopal Youth Presence at Diocesan Convention
The Diocese of Central
Pennsylvania celebrates young people who are the
church and affirm that we need their voice, gifts,
and leadership to fully represent who we are as
the body of Christ. Students in grades 10-12 may
apply to be one of 14 Youth Delegates who have
seat, and voice during our 143rd Diocesan
Convention. Find out more and apply
On Making Small Differences: A
Note of Appreciation to Richard Rohr
The Rev. John Emmert, co-chair of
the Diocesan Wellness Program, writes about the
work of Richard Rohr in this month's book
review. To read more book reviews on
the diocesan website, click here.
Would you like to submit a book review for
consideration? Contact Linda Arguedas.
WE Are the Diocese...
Read about new and exciting
things that make us proud to be the Episcopal
Church in Central Pennsylvania.
MiContraFa is the ensemble in
residence at St. James Episcopal Church,
Lancaster. Click here to enjoy
hearing a selection from their Epiphany
performance at St. Luke's Episcopal Church,
Dates to Remember
- Safeguarding God's Children
Training, Jan. 19, St. Luke's,
Mechanicsburg. For information, contact Deacon Pete
- 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.
#6 - Feb. 14-17, Camp Mt. Luther.
For information, contact The Rev. Canon Robyn
- Resolutions for Convention are
due Feb. 15. For questions, contact The Rev. Veronica
- Safe Church Training, Feb. 23,
St. Edward's, Lancaster
- Parochial reports are due by
School Lenten Retreat, March 15-17, Camp Mt.
- Godly Play - March 16, St.
Andrew's, State College
- Safe Church Training for Vestry
Leaders - March 23, Camp Mt. Luther (Vestry
- Diocesan Convention (business
session) is June 8.
- Bishop's Cup Golf Tournament is
June 17 at Iron Valley Golf Club.
Remember in Your Prayers
The Ven. Molly Solbak,
Archdeacon for Deacons, who is at home recovering
from hip surgery.
The Rev. Kim Brooks,
long-term supply priest at St. Stephen’s Mt.
Carmel and Holy Trinity, Shamokin, who is at home
recovering from extensive leg surgery to repair
damage sustained in a recent fall.
wife of Jason Lacey, Sr. Warden at St. Benedict’s,
New Freedom, who is recovering from surgery for a
broken leg sustained in a fall.
wife of Canon Greg Hinton, who has returned home
to continue her recovery from surgery.
The complete diocesan
prayer list is available on the website.