Diocesan Digest



September 19, 2016


Stevenson School for Ministry Offers Fall Courses


Registration Open for the Stevenson School for Ministry

Still Time to Sign Up!

Register now for any one of our courses, or create a small group learning experience for any of our courses, or consider something for Advent.

This fall, wondering what to do about Biblical studies? Exploring church history? Or even wanting a deeper understanding of mission? We suggest: Form a small learning group, designate a facilitator and choose one of the Stevenson School for Ministry excellent courses to take and learn, check out your options; SSFM is ready to support and serve each person and congregation.


Diocesan Convention News


146th Annual Diocesan Convention


Dates: Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15
Location: The Spooky Nook Conference Center, Manheim, Pa.

Registration is now open here.

Convention registration deadline is Oct. 8.

Nominations, Resolutions, and Annual Reports

Nominees for Diocesan Committees and Deputies for General Convention:

You can review the nominee lists here.


Proposed Revision of Diocesan Constitution and Canons

Resolution 1: Advocacy for Food Ministry

Resolution 2: Affirmation of the Charter for Lifelong Christian Formation

Annual Reports:

View the annual reports here.

Diocesan Finance Information


Review the following finance documents:

Fall Convocation Dates & Locations - All Invited!

  • Susquehanna & Altoona – Tuesday, Sept. 27 – St. John's, 120 West Lamb Street, Bellefonte
  • Southern – Thursday, Sept. 29 – St. Andrew's, 1502 4th Avenue, York
  • Northern Tier & West Branch – Thursday, Oct. 6 – Trinity Episcopal Church, 174 Mount Pleasant Ave., Jersey Shore 

Diocesan Youth Events 2016-2017 - Save the Dates



Oct. 8 Acolyte Festival in Washington, DC (All ages)
Oct. 14-15 Annual Diocesan Convention
Dec. 2-4 Jr & Sr. High Youth - Diocesan Retreat


Jan. 6-8 PYE Jr. & Sr. High Claggett Center, Adamstown, Md.
Jan. 20-22 Happening Planning meeting
Feb. 17-20 Happening Sr. High Youth
March 17-19 Diocesan Jr. High Retreat
June 16-23 Summer Retreat Sr. High Youth
July 10-14 EYE Oklahoma Sr. High Youth
Aug. 5 Knoebels Reunion All ages

All youth from across the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania are invited and encouraged to attend any or all of the above events. Please contact Mrs. Mary Ellen Kilp for more information.


Godly Play Training


Godly Play Training 2016 will be held on Sept. 24, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Shippensburg (lunch included). Register online or download the flyer.

Bishop's Open Huge Success in Support of Feed My Sheep Ministry


This year the Feed My Sheep Ministry was the recipient of the proceeds of the Bishop’s Open. Thirty golfers spent a beautiful day on the Mountain View golf course in State College along with Bishop Scanlan (who is not a golfer but can drive a mean golf cart) in support of the Feed My Sheep Ministry. Eighteen parishes made donations to the event and over $7,000.00 was raised to support Deacon Wanda in her cause to feed all God’s sheep in the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania. Read more and see pictures from the day.

Many thanks to all the sponsors who made this a successful event!

St. Andrew’s, State College
St. John’s, Huntingdon
Prince of Peace, Gettysburg
The John Stevenson Family
St. Luke’s, Altoona
Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Hawk Run
St. John’s, Bellefonte
Christ Church, Williamsport
The Morrison/Mitchell Family, Williamsport
St. Luke’s, Mechanicsburg
St. James, Lancaster
St. John’s, Lancaster
St. James, Mansfield
Hope Church, Manheim
Trinity Pro Cathedral, Williamsport
St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Harrisburg
St. Edward’s, Lancaster
Church of the Nativity, Newport
Mr. Harold Bishop, Gettysburg
Women of St. Mary’s, Waynesboro
Dr. Sharon Barley, C 2 Lead Consultants
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Harrisburg
Diocesan Staff of Central Pennsylvania
SEK & Greenawalt Accounting Services


The Health Insurance Marketplace

Affordable, essential health insurance that fits your budget and meets your needs. The Marketplace can help anyone needing health insurance. They work with individuals and are also available to present to organizations, agencies and other groups in the Central Pennsylvania area.

Download the brochure here.


Save the Date


Remember in Your Prayers



The complete diocesan prayer list is available on the website.



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