Information about the Bishop search survey

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Bishop Search Update — Survey & Town Hall Listening/Conversation plans

As we continue our mutual work & journey in the process of calling the next bishop for our diocese, this cannot be done faithfully or prayerfully without the “work of the people” of the diocese. I am sending this information so you can [1] make your thoughts known & heard by completing this Bishop Search Survey, and [2] plan on your calendars to be present at a Town Hall gathering throughout the diocese.

The online survey is easy to complete. IF you have received this survey earlier & completed, THANK YOU! I am just trying to ensure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to add their hope and thoughts to begin this conversation.  We will have paper copies available on the nametag table at church, or can be mailed to you on request. When all complete, this important information will be the heart and soul of the search profile to be posted on the Bishop Search website in early December.

To attend, speak, and listen to others of our diocesan family of faith, I have listed the NEW CASTLE COUNTY meeting dates & locations for your planning. If you need/desire to know of meetings on these same date in Kent or Sussex County, please be in touch with me at your first convenience. The meeting dates & locations are as follows:

* Saturday, October 15 @ 10 a.m. – Sts. Andrew & Matthew, Wilmington; St. David’s, Brandywine Hundred
* Sunday, October 16 @ 1 p.m. – St. Barnabas, Wilmington
* Tuesday, October 18 @ 12 noon – Immanuel Highlands, Wilmington; St. James Mill Creek Hundred; St. Nicholas, Newark

* Saturday October 22 @ 10 a.m. – Immanuel on the Green, New Castle; Christ Church Christiana Hundred
* Sunday, October 23 @ 1 p.m. – Christ Church Christiana Hundred
* Tuesday, October 25 @ 12 noon – St. Barnabas, Wilmington

* Saturday, October 29 @ 10 a.m. – Trinity, Wilmington; St. Thomas’s, Newark
* Sunday, October 30 @ 1 p.m. — Brandywine Collaborative Ministry [location TBD]

I very much encourage ALL to participate in the Bishop survey & at least one of the Town Hall Meetings and make your hopes, dreams, and prayers known. As always, if you have any questions about the work being done and to be done in our search & call of our next bishop, please see me or Teri Quinn Gray.

Grateful to all, always,
Fr. Paul+