Diocesan News and Updates
- Pajama drive brings Northwestern Pennsylvania community together to help children in need November 23, 2022[Episcopal News Service] There’s a good way to tell it’s November in Oil City, Pennsylvania: Sarah Margherio has 437 sets of pajamas gift-wrapped in a bedroom of her home, and […]David Paulsen
- Episcopal Church releases 2021 parochial report data, offering snapshot of pandemic disruption November 22, 2022[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church on Nov. 22 released parochial report data for 2021. The summaries of churchwide membership, attendance and revenue figures offer the fullest statistical picture yet […]David Paulsen
- Episcopal churches in Colorado offer prayers, support after deadly rampage at LGBTQ+ club November 21, 2022[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal churches in Colorado Springs are joining the community in offering prayers and holding vigils as Colorado’s second-largest city mourns the deaths of five people in a […]David Paulsen
Expressing the Mind of the House on Climate and Our Vocation in Christ
God is the source of all creation, and we, humankind – made in God’s image – have been given the gift of life and responsibility to care for creation. We depend on God’s creation to sustain our life together, and, by serving as good stewards of creation, we reflect God’s tender love for all that has been made. In caring for our earth, we return our love to God. This is our first vocation, made explicit in the first chapter of the first book of the Bible: together with God, together with one another, we care for God’s world.
We are only fully human and fully alive when we are in right relationship with the whole created order. Apart from each other and nature, we are not our whole selves. It is no surprise that once Adam and Eve surrendered to temptation and sought to grasp divine knowledge, to idolize and center the self over all else, that the whole creation began to suffer, and humanity along with it. Sin flowed forth in estrangement, exile, and eventually violence and death…
A Word from the House of Deputies
Diocese Receives Grant from United Thank Offering
The money will be used to build relationships with our Indigenous neighbors and work on pressing Earth care issues
April 27, 2022
The Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a $28,500 grant from United Thank Offering, a ministry of The Episcopal Church, for a project focused on strengthening relationships with our Indigenous neighbors.
The project is called Walking Together: Protecting Our Common Ground. Through it, the Diocese will strengthen relationships by working with our Indigenous neighbors to address the most pressing Earth care issues as identified by the five Tribal communities located throughout the Upper Peninsula of Michigan…