Special 150th Project

Diocese to kick off plans at April Convention


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The Clergy of the Diocese of Utah Welcome You

Shrove Tuesday on Feb. 9th 2016

Shrove Tuesday is a time when we come together to celebrate the end of the Season of Epiphany and prepare for the Season of Lent. Traditionally, pancakes are associated with the day because they are a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting of the Lenten Season. Ascension Saint Matthew's in Price gets into the spirit of the day with its annual pancake dinner. The event is one of the largest in Carbon County, with the 2015 event seeing around 500 people in attendance. The supper... Read more

Bishop Hayashi responds to the call for temporary sanctions against the Episcopal Church by a majority of Anglican Primates

From The Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi - By now, many of you have read or heard of the Anglican Communion Primates’ sanctions on the Episcopal Church because of the decisions concerning marriage equality made here in Utah at General Convention. I am saddened by the Primates’ decision, but not surprised. I want to emphasize it DOES NOTE CHANGE US –IN WHO WE ARE IN UTAH or in the Episcopal Church for that matter.
We were inclusive about marriage equality before today. We still are. We welcome all people whether they agree or disagree with the stance our Episcopal Church took... Read more

Applications for the 2016 Diocesan Incentive Grant Available

The Incentive Grant Request Form for 2016 is now available. This is a one-time grant to provide funding for a laity led congregational development project. This Project/Program must be a new program or be a distinct extension of a current program that is directly related to the congregation's mission statement. Matching funds are not necessary but encouraged. Maximum grant amount is $5000.00. All requests must have prior approval by the congregation's Bishop's Committee/Vestry and the Rector/Priest-in-charge. Please complete and submit all forms for 2016 by March 15, 2016. Download the: Incentive Grant Request Form for 2016... Read more

Diocese to use April convention to kickoff plans for special 150th project.

The Episcopal Church in Utah turns 150 years old on in 2017 and 2016 will be a time of planning, prayer, and research into new opportunities for the the diocese in a new era.

A special committee will look for new ministries and places where we can be church inside and outside the walls of our buildings. The committee will examine people and places that we can reach with what our Presiding Bishop calls the "Jesus movement."

The Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi says, "It's a moment that we have to seize the opportunity to reach people who are waiting for us."... Read more

Bishop’s statement concerning White House Fact Sheet and Gun Violence

I rejoice at the news that a rational discussion concerning gun violence has begun starting at the White House today. I urge you to read all of the White House fact sheet which is listed below my brief comments that I share with you, my brothers and sisters in Christ. I urge you to read the White House fact sheet not from the vantage point of a political forum, but as discussion points to use among your families and friends to determine how you can assist the Lord’s continued call for peace. I remind you, our state Legislature, for example,... Read more