Province seeks applications
for Constable Fund grants
Province IV is accepting applications for grants
from the 2016-2017 Constable Fund, which provides funding for ministry projects
not included in The Episcopal Church budget, particularly proposals that
involve religious education.
Province IV, like the church’s other eight
provinces, each may recommend one grant proposal. September 30 is the deadline
for ministry groups within Province IV to submit an application. The
Province IV Executive Committee will review all applications received by that
date, and in turn, offer one recommendation to the Constable Fund by its
deadline of November 1.
You may download the Constable Fund application
form here, or at the website:
Please submit Province IV applications to Gene
Willard, Administrator, at his email:
“This is an
exciting funding opportunity for faithful, creative people in our Province to
initiate or widen the scope of their ministry,” said Province IV President
Applications ranging from $5,000 to $100,000 have
been considered in recent granting cycles.
New Youth Ministry 'site'
This website is pleased to call your attention to a new feature: Youth Ministries (click YM above for content). The new Youth Ministries storehouse will serve as a repository for information and news for and about this vital ministry in Province IV. Initially, you'll find:
* Registration form for YM Leadership & Network meeting at Lake Logan, NC
• Brochure for Celtic Pilgrimage to Iona in May 2017
• Registration form for the Celtic Pilgrimage
Provincial Letter seeks
to unify all God's people
Province IV President Angela Daniel and Vice President The Rt. Rev. Don Johnson have written a public letter in the wake of recent violence in the US, calling on all God's children "to love our neighbors as ourselves, and to respect the dignity of every human being."
Here is the complete letter.
It goes on to invite individuals, parishes and dioceses to envision ways the Province can help unite all people through initiatives to be funded through the new Province IV grant pool.
25th HIV/AIDS Retreat ends
The Province IV annual HIV/AIDS Retreat ended June 12 with the announcement that the retreat, celebrating its 25th anniversary, would be the last retreat. Ministry leaders expressed hope that new initiatives serving the HIV/AIDS population in Province IV would surface in future months. Province IV President Angela Daniel (center) was on hand for the closing Eucharist and to offer ministry leaders thanks for their faithful ad compassionate service over many years. Also pictured are Bruce Garner (left) retreat leader and member of the Steering Committee for many years, and (right) Lola Thomas, PIV chair of HIV/AIDS Ministries, who was recognized with a gift for her long and devoted service.
The Province IV Executive Committee has awarded $21,000 in grants for ministry initiatives that spotlight evangelism and racial justice issues in the province.
• $7,500 to the community-based "Healing Steps" Labyrinth Initiative in Huntsville, Ala., to help build a handicapped-accessible labyrinth. (Sponsored by the Dioceses of Alabama and East Tennessee)
• $7,500 to create a digital tool that would use Episcopal Relief & Development's asset map database to invite online seeks to learn how to live out their faith. (Sponsored by the Dioceses of West Tennessee and Georgia), and
$6,000 to provide scholarships for "Lift Every Voice 2016," so that young people from Province Iv can attend leadership training in racial history, conflict and reconciliation in Cape Town, South Africa. (Sponsored by the Dioceses of North Carolina and Alabama) The full story is in the Spring 2016 edition of "Fourth Watch," available HERE.