Pix from Senior High Mission Week

I’ve just posted pictures from Senior High Mission Week in our Photo Gallery. Thanks to Susan Adamek for capturing the moment(s), and thanks to these amazing young people for sharing their energy and enthusiasm with us!

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Live Webcast of the Consecration

Dear Friends in Christ Jesus in the Diocese of Northern Indiana,

The Consecration of the Eighth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana will be webcast live on Saturday, June 25th at 11:00 EDT.

To view the webcast, please visit the diocesan website at www.ednin.org/livestream. The service bulletin is available there for download.

The webcast will begin a few minutes before the liturgy begins to give you time in advance.

Blessings to you,
The Transition Committee

Post-Walkabout Letter

Dear Friends in Christ Jesus in the Diocese of Northern Indiana,

Many of you have probably heard the saying “It takes a village to raise a child”. After this past weekend that can definitely be amended to “It takes an entire diocese to elect a bishop”. Thanks to the help, support, and prayers of this diocese we warmly welcomed the candidates and their spouses. Over 360 people attended the three Walkabout sessions to hear them speak. All of the candidates echoed the sentiment that we are more than a diocese, we are a Christ-centered community. They were blessed by our hospitality and warmth. They extend their heartfelt appreciation to us for the welcome, care, and prayers they received. Thank you!

Here is a link to the YouTube videos gathered this past weekend. At the Bristol and Marion locations only the random (drawn from a hat) questions were recorded. At the Griffith location their entire presentation was recorded. Enjoy.

We have five amazing candidates! Any one of them could be our next bishop and continue to build on the legacy of the fantastic bishops that preceded them. They have given themselves fully to this process and now await the election results with eager anticipation and prayer. Please know that this is a prayerful time for them, as it is us, and allow them the space to continue to listen fully to God’s direction in their lives. To that end, we implore you to give them space and not ask those follow-up questions that have come to mind. There is a wealth of information online. Soon enough we will know who the Lord has selected to lead us into the next phase of The Episcopal Church in Northern Indiana!

Grace and peace to each of you during the remainder of this Epiphany season. We’ll see you at St. Anne’s on February 6th, when the suspense will finally come to an end (or perhaps, just begin …)

Yours in Christ,
The Transition Committee

New Bishop Candidate Videos Available

As we gear up for the walkabouts this weekend, where we will get to meet our bishop candidates in person, check out the latest round of video greetings from the candidates. For these videos, the candidates were asked to send Epiphany greetings and speak about what they would do as the 8th Bishop of Northern Indiana.

Diocesan Profile Now Available

The Diocesan Profile is now complete and available for viewing on the bishop search website. The Search Committee has also provided an updated set of guidelines for recommending nominations and applying directly to be a nominee for the position of the Bishop of Northern Indiana:

  • A required Nomination Form and a required Application Form are both provided at:  www.edninbishopsearch.org.
  • Nomination Forms will be accepted September 1 – 18, 2015.
  • Application Forms will be accepted September 1 – 24, 2015.
  • All recommended nominees and all applicants will be reviewed by the search committee.
  • All those recommended for nomination, upon giving their approval to be nominated, must:
    • Complete an Application Form and submit it as soon as possible, and no later than September 24, 2015.
    • Update your Transitional Ministry Portfolio filed with the Office of Transition Ministry, as a copy of your OTM Portfolio will be forwarded to the Search Committee on September 24, 2015.

Background checks (including credit history) will be conducted for all nominees.  Credit history reports will also be required of all spouses/partners of nominees.

Applicants chosen for further consideration will be required to attend a Discernment Retreat with the Search Committee October 19 – 22, 2015, in Chicago.

The Search Committee will submit no fewer than four (4) names as Candidates to the Standing Committee by mid-November, 2015.