The Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi issues Pastoral Letter concerning Same Sex Blessings (as passed by the General Convention), issues Diocesan policy, and posts background material for reference and reflection.
Bishop Scott B. Hayashi has issued a Pastoral Letter to the people of the Diocese of Utah following the General Convention of the Episcopal Church's passage of a Same Sex Blessing resolustion. To read his letter, CLICK HERE
The Bishop has also given the Diocese the "Bishop's Policy on The Blessing of Same Sex Couples," to be effective Advent 2012. To view and download the policy, CLICK HERE
Additionally, Bishop Hayashi is providing considerable background to the issue in the form of a document included in the the recent General Convention's Blue Book. CLICK HERE
Welcome to the Episcopal Churches of Utah and Northern Arizona
CAMP TUTTLE WORK DAY
Join Bishop Hayashi on June 15th (10:00 to 3:00) in our annual clean-up of Camp Tuttle. It is fun, fellowship and a barbecue. Bishop Hayashi will also lead a worship service. All ages and abilities are needed. Register by clicking here.
All Saints Sudanese congregation receives national attention
People of Sudanese heritage, many who were part of "Lost Boys of the Sudan,"joined in the world's celebration of Easter. The All Saints, Salt Lake City, congregation has been together for a decade since arriving in America. The festive service has received attention throughout Utah media and the wider church.
Bishop Scott B. Hayashi delivers a statement of compassion concerning Medicaid Expansion in Utah awaiting study and a decision by the Governor. click here to read the statement
The Diocese is getting social!
Check out photo albums and keep up with events on our updated Facebook page - Click here.
And be sure to stop to read and friend Bishop Hayashi's Facebook page. Click here or click the links in the left sidebar in the new social media section.
Most recent Diocesan newsletter - Click here
The Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi, Bishop of Utah
To watch Bishop Scott B. Hayashi's address to the Diocese as delivered at the Diocesan Convention, CLICK HERE.
Bishop's Easter Message
The Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi offers a message for the Easter Season
May you find joy in the 50 days of Easter. The Lord is Risen!
Important Diocesan Announcements, Events, and Reports
Find out about your diocesan government at a new easy to use section of the diocesan website. Click on the "Standing Committee/ Diocesan Council" tab on the left side of the homepage or CLICK HERE
Diocese of Utah starts formal plans to be the host diocese of the General Convention of the international Episcopal Church in 2015. Watch the video below to learn about what a General Convention is like and how to become involved!
DAY OF DISCOVERY FEATURES INSPIRING TALK ABOUT LIVING ONE'S BAPTISMAL COVENANT FROM STATE REPRESENTATIVE AND EPISCOPALIAN REBECCA CHAVEZ-HOUCK.
DIOCESE CONTINUES WEBCASTING MAJOR EVENTS AND SERVICES
The Diocese of Utah was honored to serve the international Episcopal Church with the joyous task of producing and distributing live webcasts of the daily Eucharist from General Convention last summer in Indianapolis. Additionally, our portable webcasting system and our Communcations Office furnished webcasts of the 2012 Holy Week services and Christmas Eve from the Cathedral Church of St. Mark on the worldwide website of the Episcopal Church. We also webcast the ordination of the Rev. Matt Seddon from St. Stephen's in West Valley City and the Diocesan Convention Eucharist. STAY TUNED for webcasts of Holy Week 2013 services from the Cathedral, future ordinations, and important events in our Diocesan life. An archive of ALL webcasts and videos done by the Diocese of Utah can be found by CLICKING HERE
Learn the Eucharist in Spanish! Diocese creates videos to help teach "Alternative Eucharistic Prayer B"in Spanish
More and more Spanish speaking people are joining the Episcopal Church in Utah. In our diocese and throughout the world, English speaking priests and bishops are also serving those who speak Spanish. Additionally, an increasing number of non-Spanish speaking members wish to worship as one body whereever the Great Thanksgiving takes place. The Rev. Cn. Pablo Ramos, the Canon for Latino Ministries of the Diocese of Utah, presents Alternative Eucharistic Prayer B in a series of clear and slowly spoken repetitive teaching tools in these videos. The Diocesan Communications Office also offers the videos on DVDs and the audio on CDs. CLICK HERE to see the videos