Bishop Statement on marriage equality court decision

Bishop Hayashi rejoices at the court upholding the reversal of Utah's ban on same-sex marriage

Bishop Hayashi at Intertribal Pow Wow

Bishop Scott B. Hayashi and Canon Mary June Nestler join the Rev. Sue Duffield at the Intertribal Pow Wow on the Ute Reservation.

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The Diocesan Convention website is now online

Now is the time to think about the Diocesan Convention for 2014. Important deadlines for nominations and resolutions are approaching. See all the information on the special website for the Diocesan Convention by clicking on this link. The website is also available on mobile devices. You may also reach the website directly at www.diocesanconvention2014.org.... Read more


Consider being a volunteer supervisor for GC2015!

  Supervisors are needed for General Convention 2015, June 25-July 3, 2015. The Supervisor training session will take place THIS SATURDAY, July 12, 9 am-2 pm,  Episcopal Church Center of Utah, Salt Lake CIty.  The training will be conducted by the New York General Convention office. Supervisor candidates need: 1) strong leadership and organizational skills 2) ability to supervise and train volunteers for a specific area 3) able to commit to at least 5 days at convention or 5 mornings or 5 afternoons If you are interested in being a supervisor and able to attend the training, please contact our General Convention Volunteer Coordinator, Kari Butler, (801) 712-3249, immediately.... Read more


DIOCESAN CONVENTION: DIOCESAN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

It is time to start thinking about serving your church as a diocesan office holder. We will have much more information about the Diocesan Convention in a few weeks. The Diocesan Convention is October 24th and 25th. To be elected: Standing Committee: One Clergy and One Lay Diocesan Council: Two Clergy and Two Lay, in addition to One Southern Regional Lay Rep and One Salt Lake Regional Lay Rep. Disciplinary Board: Two Clergy and One Lay Diocesan Treasure  ... Read more


Register Now for Church Development Institute

The Bishop and Diocesan Council have announced an exciting program for congregations in the Diocese of Utah to grow into greater discipleship. This spring they invited the Church Development Institute, based in Colorado, to undertake its program in the Diocese of Utah. The Council approved a substantial amount in the diocesan budget to subsidize costs so that every congregation may afford to send a team of 2-3 members to the two-day weekends for learning, fellowship, and worship. The two-year CDI curriculum is taught over two Cycles. Each congregation in the diocese must designate three persons (if not three, then two) who... Read more


Bishop offers statement concerning court decision on same-sex marriage

 

THE TENTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS UPHELD THE FEDREAL COURT ORDER THAT UTAH CANNOT BAN SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

I rejoice with those who have had their human rights and human dignity validated by the court today! More importantly with this decision, loving couples have had an earthy validation of having been made like all of us--- in God’s image. I pray that they can be closer to getting on with normal lives of family, love, and the joy that brings ---rather than spending their days under the pall of uncertainty and seeing their God-given joy impeded by the legal... Read more