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Report from the St. Margaret’s and St. Luke’s Branches of the Girls’ Friendly Society

Our last meeting in person—at which we wanted to learn  whatever we could about Covid-19—was on March 21, 2020. Then everything shut down. We were, however, able to continue with part of our program during the pandemic, although having Zoom meetings with the girls could be a challenge. (Those Zoom meetings have continued through the…

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Campus Ministry Across the Diocese

The Rev. Ryan Kuratko

Our leaders in the Episcopal Church have been growing, in faith and in talent, long before they ever join a vestry. Campus ministry serves as one of the main cultivated fields for the tending of leaders in the Episcopal Church. Like a net strategically positioned in a river, campus ministries and college chaplaincies connect with…

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2020 – 2021 Ordinations

Ordinations from March 2020 (pre-pandemic), September 2020, and March 2021.

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2021 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Grants

Applications are invited from congregations in the Diocese of New York for grants to support projects that directly address one or more of the United Nations’ 17 SDGs (see https://sdgs.un.org/goals). Effectiveness, accountability and sustainability (addressing one or more SDGs, as well as financial sustainability) will be essential criteria which applicants must identify, define and measure….

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Covid-19-Related Calculated Apportioned Share Relief for Congregations with Apportioned Shares of Less than $500,000

Following the Diocesan Convention last November, emails were sent in November 2020 and February 2021 to all congregations in the Diocese of New York inviting them to apply for Covid-19-related Calculated Apportioned Share relief for the first and second quarters of 2021 of between 5% and 25%, based on completion of a simple online form….

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Streamlined Procedure Continues for 2020 Audits

The diocesan trustees have voted once again to make available to all congregations in the diocese, regardless of net operating income, a streamlined Alternative Audit process used previously for 2018 and 2019 audits that permits a congregation’s leaders to conduct the audit internally and without the involvement of outside professionals, provided that they do not…

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Bishop Lifts Diocesan Restrictions on Public Worship

While emphasizing the importance of continuing precautions and the need to follow all New York State guidelines, Bishop Dietsche announced March 5 that he was lifting all of the restrictions that he had imposed on public worship. “This is still very much a time to exercise caution, and it would be imprudent to imagine that…

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244th Diocesan Convention

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 244th Convention of the diocese was conducted online via Zoom on Saturday November 7, 2020, with the exception that the bishops and other essential participants were at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, appropriately distanced from one another. The formal Convention of November 7 was preceded by a…

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Despite COVID-19, Anti-Racism Workshops Thrive Online

Roberta Todd

Sixteen parishioners within our diocese participated in a pilot Online Anti-Racism Workshop via four Zoom sessions from August 17 to August 24.  The committee generally has three workshops a year in the winter, spring and fall.   Covid-19 cancelled the spring and fall two-day in-person workshops which would have been available to those who needed this…

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Diocesan COVID-19 Information

Diocesan Offices Remain Closed The diocesan offices on the Cathedral Close at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue remain closed, and the Bishop’s staff continue to work from home. As of the time of writing, no date has yet been determined for a beginning of what will, when it happens, be a carefully-staged return to the office. Diocesan…

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