~ Suicide Prevention Workshop ~
What do you say or not say when someone brings up suicide?
How should one respond when someone in your care expresses a loss
of hope or will to live that sounds serious? As trusted confidants,
we sometimes face such questions, but largely lack the psychological
or therapeutical training needed for responding well.
How can you know when it’s serious enough to call for help?
Join us on Tuesday, March 20th from 1-3 pm at St. Chad’s Episcopal Church
for a workshop with psychologist and mental health expert
Dr. Heather Wood.
We’ll discuss this topic and your questions as we strive
to better prepare ourselves for ministry in a hurting world.
St. Chad’s Episcopal Church is located at 7171 Tennyson NE, Albuquerque, NM
The workshop is open to all church staff of any denomination.
Bring a friend. Tell a colleague. Save a life.
Please RSVP to email@example.com (505)-856-9200
Worth 2 hrs of CEUs
POVERTY & OUTREACH BOARD - EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF THE RIO GRANDE
Attached is a chart with a short synopsis of each POB grant application that was received. The top five applications were received by the original deadline and are ranked according to the vote at our Deanery Board meeting in October. We extended the deadline to Oct. 31, and the bottom four applications were received by then and ranked by vote this week. Please email Stephanie Padilla at firstname.lastname@example.org for the full applications.
Per Dean Robert's suggestion, I've attached is a chart with a short synopsis of each POB grant application that I received. The top five applications were received by the original deadline and are ranked according to the vote at our Deanery Board meeting in October. We extended the deadline to Oct 31, and the bottom four applications were received by then and ranked by vote this week. (I just continued with the numbering order here, since lettering them would have just confused everyone.) (In case anyone is curious, the results by vote totals were:
1- St Philip's Food Pantry
2- Epiphany Socorro Storehouse
3- St. Matthew's SVDP Food Pantry
4- St. Matthew's Angel Tree
Breakdown is as follows NW Deanery Bid Priority, Parish Sponsor, Program, 2018 Request, 2017 Grant
1 Epiphany Socorro Puerto Seguro Inc/Safe Harbour provides a day shelter, food, and clothing for impoverished residents in Socorro County. The goal of the Utility Assistance program is to meet client needs for heat and utility assistance that will enable them to stay in their homes instead of becoming homeless.
2018 request: $5,000 2017 Grant: $3,000
2 St. John's Farmington The 20 Children in the Four Corners Home Ranch Program come from situations of abuse and neglect causing emotional and behavioral issues. They benefit from receiving counseling and the animal therapy provided by our Ranch Program. Both help to foster healing within these children. 2018 Request: $5,000 2017 Grant: $4,000
3 St. Mary’s Albuquerque St. Mary’s Food Pantry provides food to those in the apartments in our neighborhood. The demographic is mostly elderly or disabled folks, with a few families with children. We serve approximately 24 individuals per week. 2018 Request: $3,000 2017 Grant: $3,000
4 St. Chad's Albuquerque Casa Q currently provides safe living options and services for 8 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, and allies who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Casa Q is located in a repurposed single family home with limited storage. We are requesting funds to purchase two locking cabinets to provide extra needed storage.
2018 Request: $1,000 2017 Grant: N/A
5 St. Michael & All Angels Albuquerque Casa San Miguel provides food, free of charge, to people at or below the poverty level of income as well as people who are experiencing financial distress. In 2017, through August, we have served 1,863 families and individuals 2018 Request: $3,000 2017 Grant: $2,000
6 St. Philips Rio Communities We provide a weekly food pantry program for the disadvantaged in our community, striving to be a reliable source of nourishment for approximately 600 people who experience hunger and food insecurity in Valencia County. 2018 Request: $2,000 2017 Grant: $2,400
7 Epiphany Socorro The Socorro Storehouse provides emergency food to 505 of the most impoverished households of Socorro County. A 1600 cubic foot storage container for equipment and supplies would free up space inside the building for more food, as well as alleviate overcrowding in our food distribution area.
2018 Request: $4,000 2017 Grant: N/A
8 St. Matthew's Los Lunas The St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry covers most of the northern half of Valencia county, serving approximately 8800 of those most at-risk and in need, including children, the elderly and the handicapped/disabled. 2018 Request: $5,000 2017 Grant: $1,200
9 St. Matthew's Los Lunas The Angel Tree program aims to show the presence of Christ during the Season of the Nativity by providing two gifts (one practical and one fun) to approximately 200 children in the name of their incarcerated parents. The key secondary benefit is the aid to reconciliation of the children to the incarcerated parent(s) 2018 Request: .$2,000 2017 Grant: $2,000
Total Requests: $30,000
For all entries, allow space to expand to accommodate your response. Please be as succinct as possible. Do not leave any section blank. If the information is not available or not applicable, enter ‘NA.’
Name of Ministry/Program:
Sponsoring Congregation & City:
Request Approved by Vestry/Bishop’s Committee at meeting held on _____________.
Request Approved by Deanery at meeting held on ________________.
Deanery Ranking _______________
Area of Ministry or Service: Describe how your ministry or program supports the funding priorities of poverty or outreach established by the Poverty and Outreach Board. You need not support all of the priorities to be considered.
Amount of Grant requested from Poverty & Outreach $
Enter an "X" to indicate the level of impact on the Ministry/Program if the requested funds are not received: Please make a genuine assessment. Requests that are small fractions of a program's budget will be considered if a specific activity is identified for support.
Minimal: Moderate: Significant Without this funding program will be terminated:
Briefly describe the primary goal of the Ministry/Program. Clear, specific goals are preferred. In order to maximize the impact of POB funds, a well-targeted effort is preferred over broader programs. Even better is a well-targeted effort that has positive secondary benefits.
Briefly describe participation in Ministry/Program by sponsoring congregation. The sponsoring congregation does not need to be the primary contributor to the activity. Evidence that the congregation sees the activity as a significant ministry is desired.
Indicate percent of the total revenue provided by sponsoring congregation: %.
How will the funds provided be used to achieve the goal of the Ministry/Program? Clear, specific links between the funding and a particular goal are desired.
Enter the number of individuals who will be served by the funds.
Who will be served by the Ministry/Program and how will they benefit? Be as specific as possible.
Describe the future plans for this Ministry/Program, if applicable. The POB is interested in whether or not the funds provided are meant as seed money for a larger, stand-alone effort or if ongoing support will be required. Either may be appropriate depending on the nature of the Ministry/Program.
Provide any other information the POB should consider with respect to this request. Confirm adequate liability insurance coverage (provider, amount, expiration date) in this section.
Please insert (paste) below the requested financial information for your Ministry/Program, following the templates found as appendices to this application. Information should be summarized, not provided as full detailed statements. DO NOT ATTACH STATEMENTS AS "FILES" as these are difficult for evaluators to open and review.
Budget for Coming Year (this Funding Request year):
Current Revenue & Expenses (Year-to-Date for current year), if applicable:
Revenue & Expenses (for Prior Year of operation), if applicable:
Contact Person for Ministry/Program:
Name to Appear on Checks Sent to Ministry/Program:
Mailing Address to Which Checks Should be Sent:
Poverty and Outreach Board Action on ________________
Approved Denied Amount of POB Grant Awarded: $_____________
Once again we are looking for ready and capable leaders to Diocesan positions/elections to be held later in October. Clergy in the NW Deanery can contact me via email for endorsement at email@example.com Here is the list of positions open for this year's ballot and then a description of the duties for each of them.
The 65th annual Convention will convene October 19-21, 2017, at the El Paso Marriott Hotel, 1600 Airway Boulevard. Among the duties required of the Convention will be the election of offices.
The Cathedral and Area Deans will be acting as the Nomination Committee. Persons wishing to stand for election should contact their dean to place their name in nomination. Nomination requires complete the biographical form, answering the questions provided, and submitting an electronic (jpeg) mugshot for publication. The forms will be posted on the Diocesan website in June.
Diocesan Offices to be Elected - 2017
One Lay Person or Clergy for a three-year term
Commission on Ministry of the Baptized (COMB)
One Clergy Person for a four-year term
One Lay Person for a three-year term
One Clergy for a three-year term
One Lay Person for a two-year term
One Clergy for a two-year term
One Lay Person for a one-year term
One Lay Person for a four-year term
One Clergy for a four-year term
About the Diocesan Positions Open
Cathedral Chapter – Though by Canon this body functions as the governing body for the Cathedral, the Cathedral Vestry is responsible for the ordinary operations of the Cathedral parish. The Chapter is the canonical body that serves in the capacity of the search committee when the office of Dean of the Cathedral is vacant. The Cathedral Vestry and Wardens are members of the Chapter, as are the Bishop and Dean, along with three (3) at-large members, elected for three-year terms. This Convention we will elect one (1) lay or clergy person for a three (3) year term. Meets as called.
Commission on Ministry of the Baptized – Shall advise and assist the Bishop with the implementation of Title III of the Canons of The Episcopal Church, determine the present and future opportunities and needs for ministry of all baptized persons, and in the design and oversight of the ongoing process for recruitment, discernment, formation for ministry and assessment of readiness therefore. This Convention we will elect one (1) clergy person for a four (4) year term. Meets 3 times a year, or as called.
Standing Committee / Trustees of the Property – the council of advice for the Bishop. Consists of equal numbers of lay (3) and clergy (3) members with staggered terms; there is a two-term limit. Lay members must have been adult communicants in good standing in this Diocese for at least one (1) year. If there is no bishop, this body governs the Diocese and arranges for an election. It determines certification of candidates for Holy Orders according to the Canons, supervises secular legal functions, manages diocesan properties, advises on diocesan personnel decisions, and carries out work asked of it by Diocesan Convention. This Convention we will elect one (1) Lay person and one (1) Clergy person for three (3) year terms.
Diocesan Council – Reviews diocesan mission, vision, plans, programs and goals, determines Fair Share policy and levels, and prepares and presents the budget to diocesan convention. It consists of members at large (two clergy and two lay persons elected by Convention), the Diocesan Treasurer, a member of the Standing Committee appointed annually by the Standing Committee, the Deans and Vice-Deans of each Deanery and the Bishop. The Canon the Ordinary, or the Assistant to the Bishop, if there be one, as well as the Cathedral Dean, are members with voice but no vote. The two-year terms of the members at large are staggered. The Lay members must be adult communicants in good standing for at least one year prior to election; there is a two-term limit. This Convention we will elect (1) clergy person and (1) lay person for two (2) year terms and one (1) lay person for a one (1) year term. Meets 6 times per year, or as called.
Disciplinary Board – The specific duties, functions and responsibilities are set forth in Title IV of the Canons of The Episcopal Church. Briefly, the Church and each Diocese shall support their members in their life in Christ and seek to resolve conflicts by promoting healing, repentance, forgiveness, restitution, justice, amendment of life and reconciliation among all involved or affected. Proceedings represent the responsibility of the Church to determine who shall serve as Members of the Clergy of the Church, reflecting the polity and order of this hierarchical church. The Board is composed of nine (9) members, four (4) Lay and five (5) clergy elected for four-year terms. This Convention we will elect one (1) lay person and one (1) clergy person for a four (4) year terms. Meets once a year, or as called.
Blessings, at our next meeting in Grants/Milan the primary business of the day will the presentation of the Diocesan Budget for 2018. Currently the Diocesan Council has approved a budget that includes a .5% Fair Share increase. Community input is important in the budget process, so if you want to be heard this is the venue to do that regarding next year's budget. The agenda for the meeting can be found by using the "NEXT MEETING" button on the upper right. Peace, Robert+