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Winter-Spring 2021

Challenges and Opportunities

The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche

It might be that we are at a moment of profound opportunity in the world and in the church.

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Bishop Andrew ML Dietsche

After the Pandemic

The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin

When we stopped in-person worship a year ago, I, like others, adapted to working from home and learned to use new technology. Before the pandemic, I had never heard of Zoom; now it has taken over my daily life, and I dread it, while being thankful for how it enables me to stay connected with…

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Después de la Pandemia

The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin

La mayoría de nuestras parroquias se han adaptado bien a la tecnología. Muchos han visto un aumento en el número de personas que se unen a su culto en línea, algunos informan de cientos o hasta miles de todo el país y del mundo.

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Replanteando el Informe Parroquial

The Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool

Empiezo con una gran confesión: uno de los beneficios del obispado es no tener que llenar el formulario de Informe Parroquial anual. En mis 20 años como sacerdotisa de una parroquia, la contabilidad anual era lo que menos esperaba. Y en comparación con el día de hoy, mirando al pasado, me doy cuenta de que…

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Re-Envisioning the Parochial Report

The Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool

The covid-era parochial report may be big and burdensome, but it is actually capable of being a force for positive change.

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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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Coal in My Stocking

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.

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Children’s Ministry in a Pandemic: The Three Cs

The Rev. Gina L. Gore

A small parish’s Covid-era challenges and successes in children, youth, and family ministry, and discussed is “three Cs” – Curiosity, Care, and Creativity.

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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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