Good News for Haiti at Diocesan Conventions
Dioceses around the country are getting involved in the Rebuild Our Church in Haiti appeal. Here are just a few samples from the Dioceses of San Joaquin, Utah, Vermont, Connecticut, and Oregon.
Diocese of San Joaquin: The Provisional Bishop of the Diocese of San Joaquin, Chet Talton, challenged convention goers to donate “bricks” for Haiti, as well as to form a partnership with the Diocese of Haiti. Talton finds common ground as he works to repair his fractured diocese - “We also share with the Diocese of Haiti the determination to rebuild and recover our churches and diocese." You can read Bishop Talton's message to the Diocese of San Joaquin here.
Diocese of Utah: The Deacon-coordinated “Bricks for Haiti” campaign, of the Diocese of Utah, was announced at their convention on October 15. Jumpstarted with a designated offering, people were asked to participate by giving gifts of bricks for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The appeal concludes on December 18. They used our online gift card and produced one in Spanish. You can download the Spanish language gift card here.
Diocese of Vermont: The Diocese of Vermont presented the House of Deputies President, Bonnie Anderson with their collection for Rebuild our Church in Haiti on November 5. Read the moving words from Bishop Durcin and Bishop Ely as they both work to rebuild their communities from devastation.
Diocese of Connecticut: At their October convention, The Diocese of Connecticut announced the final tally of their Haiti Lenten appeal. Paint cans were used to collect last minute donations. Trinity in Motion is a collaboration among three congregations to raise funds for the cathedral’s schools.
Diocese of Oregon: In a video announcement, Michael Hanley, Bishop of Oregon, designated September 11, 2011 “Get on Board Sunday”, to launch their diocesan- wide outreach project for Haiti. The campaign total will be announced at their Diocesan convention on November 11.