Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep." (Romans 12:15 ESV)
The news broke this morning that the Supreme Court has decided not to hear the appeals from the five states, Utah, Indiana, Oklahoma, Virginia and Wisconsin to overturn the ruling of the lower courts in regard to marriage between same-sex couples. This means that the same-sex couples in these states, and twenty-five others, should be able to have their relationships legally recognized. It should also give to those couples the benefits accorded to heterosexual married couple regarding adoption, tax benefits, hospital visitation... Read more
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
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
Thousands of Episcopalians from around the world will join together in Downtown Salt Lake City for the 78th Episcopal General Convention set for June 25 - July 3, 2015, at the Salt Palace Convention Center.
Plan now to help welcome fellow Episcopalians from around the world to The Episcopal Church General Convention 2015. Bishop Hayashi and the Diocese of Utah cordially invite you and your friends to join in volunteering to make this a memorable convention. Read more
Bishop Hayashi and the Episcopal Diocese of Utah wish you a joyous and meaningful Fall season. This is a time to re-commit your time and talents to the work of the Lord as our congregations return with programs such as choir, Sunday school, and other ministries. Here is the Bishop's message for the season of Fall. ... Read more