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….
The Rev. Dr. Victoria R. Sirota
“We had videoed the Christmas Eve service and had prerecorded exquisite music. We had decorated the sanctuary with flowers and branches and put up the lovely Christmas trees with little white lights. It all looked beautiful on YouTube,” writes the Rev. Canon Victoria Sirota, “But there were no people…” She felt, she says, that as a priest, it wasn’t good enough. She felt like a failure.
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….
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…