Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and his staff, Utah Bishop Scott B. Hayashi, and the clergy of the Diocese of Utah welcome you to the Episcopal Church in Utah and Northern Arizona

Bishop Hayashi joins Utah leaders in sponsoring ballot initiative for Medicaid Expansion.

After the state legislature failed to accept millions of federal dollars to provide healthcare for nearly 134,000 Utahns, Bishop Scott B. Hayashi teamed up with Utah Senator Brian Shiozawa, the Executive Director of the People Health Clinic, the AARP and concerned citizens to bring the issue directly to voters. The group is convinced Utah voters want the health coverage for their neighbors and the economic boost from an estimated 1000 new medical jobs that Medicaid Expansion can bring. The increased coverage would cost... Read more

Souper Bowl of Caring

The 150th Task Force has committed to repeat one of the most successful outreach events in recent diocesan history. It is the popular Souper Bowl of Caring. Once again there will be matching funds made available to congregations to support this food and donation campaign that serves our local communities.
The Rev. Terri Heyduk says this year's Souper Bowl of Caring takes place January 21 through February 4 (the Sunday of the Super Bowl). The diocese will be registered as one group. Therefore, individual congregations do not have to register. Funds raised must be reported... Read more

Check out Diocesan Social Media

As you check social media, be sure that you take a look at the diocesan Facebook page, Bishop Scott B. Hayashi's page and don't forget to look for your own congregation's page. People throughout our diocese and our community are taking notice of diocesan social media accounts since they were re-established in January of 2017. Since then, diocesan Facebook page "likes" have increased from 751 to 946. Page reach has extended beyond the audience of our diocese, with posts getting thousands of views and hundreds of shares.  The "Bishop's Birthday Message" is one... Read more

Donate to Episcopal Relief and Development: Urgent need after hurricanes

Join thousands in the Episcopal Church in donating to the Episcopal Relief and Development hurricane funds. ERD is there to help all people in devastated areas regardless of religious affiliation. We also note our brothers and sisters in the Episcopal Church have been devastated in the Caribbean. There are over 50 Episcopal Churches in Puerto Rico and a dozen in the Virgin Islands. The fate and the needs of many of our parishioners is still unknown in much of the Caribbean. To donate please visit the Relief and Development Fund website here.... Read more

Revisit the beauty of the festive Christmas Eve Eucharist

Here are excerpts of the festive Christmas Eve Eucharist which was webcast live from the historic St. Mark's Cathedral in Salt Lake City. These excerpts start with the Psalm for the service. Anne Steward Mark is the cantor for the Psalm. The sermon is delivered by the Rev. Tyler Doherty. The Rev. Canon Mary June Nestler is celebrating. Merry Christmas! ... Read more

Bishop’s Christmas Message

Bishop Scott B. Hayashi shares a message for the Christmas season that is upon us. He hopes and prays that we can respond to a world that needs our caring and sharing at this time. He asks that we answer the need to do God's will on earth for what ever task we might have with the same response Mary used when asked to carry the great responsibility of giving birth to the Lord. “Here am I, the servant of the Lord." -Luke 1:38 NSRV   ... Read more