Plans are in the works for a Big Provincial Gathering from Friday, July 12 through Saturday, July 13 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This is an event open to all Episcopalians. Activities will include worship, workshops, networking and vendor tables. The Episcopal Church is divided into provinces and Province V (or Province of the Midwest) are those dioceses in the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and the eastern part of Missouri.
The theme of the workshop of BEHOLD! I HAVE SET BEFORE YOU AN OPEN DOOR will examine: How do we reach deeper into our community’s needs? Who are the people around our church that we need to network with? How do I connect our ministry with others? What are the ways we can support one another in ministry?
The Keynote Speaker is the Rev. Michael Michie who is the Episcopal Church Staff Officer for Church Planting Infrastructure and is anticipated to speak on "Focusing on Mission Enterprise Zones: how to revitalize your parish."
To encourage attendance from the diocese, the Executive Council has committed funds from the Congregational Vitality Fund. Anyone attending may request up to $100 reimbursement for expenses after they return. We hope that folks planning to attend might be able to carpool and share lodging to keep expenses low. The Diocesan Office will work with the Province V Coordinator to help those attending to coordinate such plans.
Registration opens March 1. More details may be found at provincev.org/bigprovincialgathering.
Being a people of God's mercy and delight through vital congregations, prayer and worship and missionary church.
Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac
M-F: 10am -4pm