Diocesan News and Updates
- Episcopalians assess Hurricane Ian’s devastation in Florida as storm moves on to South Carolina September 30, 2022[Episcopal News Service] While Episcopalians in South Carolina prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Ian, the Diocese of Southwest Florida was still reeling from the storm’s impact, with the full […]Egan Millard
- Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says he has tested positive for COVID-19, with mild symptoms September 29, 2022[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms, according to a statement released by The Episcopal Church on Sept. 29. “I […]David Paulsen
- As divisions persist in Diocese of Albany over same-sex marriage, task force to seek common ground September 29, 2022[Episcopal News Service] The Diocese of Albany, in response to split votes on issues of human sexuality at its June convention, is creating a Task Force on Communion Across Difference […]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…