AuSable Inclusion Center Work Day – The Great Outdoors

Saturday, June 1 from 9-5pm Calling all weekend warriors, DIY divas, and green thumbs of all stripes! Join us at the site of the soon-to-be AuSable Inclusion Center for a day of gardening, repairs, and general sprucing-up to serve our mission in the community and prepare for the launch of our New Episcopal Community later […]


Bi-Diocesan Partnership for Gospel-based Formation Resources for Children and Teens Our bi-diocesan Children and Youth Formation Team is excited to announce that we have partnered with StoryMakers, a non-profit creative studio that has published a formation curriculum that allows children and teens to engage with the Bible in creative and interactive ways. The Storymakers curriculum […]

Sponsorship Funding Available for 2024 Pride Engagement

Easter Greetings! For the third year, I am elated to invite the faith communities of the future Episcopal Diocese of the Great Lakes to share our message of God’s all-inclusive love with our neighbors through local Pride Festivals. This is an opportunity to show up in the world and share a message some may have […]

Thriving in Ministry

Friends in Christ, As church leaders, we have heard you asking for more tools, more support to help your church community thrive. This year, we are thrilled to invite you to an opportunity to participate in a new vitality initiative of the dioceses, Thriving in Ministry. Last June, a small group of Eastern and Western […]

Bishop Skip’s Sermon for the Joint Special Convention

March 16, 2024I Corinthians 13:1-13; Mark 9:14-29 I’ll bet that most of you have come here today to vote on whether or not our two dioceses will juncture. Hold that thought. I’d like to propose that the main event today is what we’re doing right now, that is, joining in the Great Prayer of the […]


April 19-21, 2024 at Camp Roger in Rockford Eastern and Western Michiganders and beyond are invited to explore our relationships to and with the Earth, during an all-ages retreat at Camp Roger this spring. Together, we’ll reflect on our care for creation and celebrate Earth Day at Plainsong Farm. Throughout our retreat, there will be […]


and Philadelphia Eleven Documentary Screenings All are invited to join our wider bi-diocesan communities at one of our regional Leadership Workshop Days late this spring. The last time we gathered in-person for Leadership Day Workshops was right before the pandemic! Join us for a Saturday of fellowship and learning, with workshops especially geared toward newly […]

Summer Camps and Retreats for All Ages

Summer Opportunties in Eastern and Western Michigan Calling all Episcopalians and beyond! The Episcopal Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan have a wealth of formation experiences to offer for all ages throughout our coming warmer months. Please read below for a listing of 2024 camp and retreat offerings from our diocesan camp and retreat centers: […]

Creation Care Online Summit III

Saturday, March 2nd from 10-11:30am The Creation Care Task Force provides leadership to the Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan on issues related to the care, protection, and remediation of God’s creation. One of the group’s key goals is to make environmental stewardship and climate care a significant element of every parish’s life and mission. […]

Second Call to Special Convention of Eastern and Western Michigan

To the Delegates, Clergy, and People ofThe Episcopal Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan: The information for the business meeting of our special joint convention is now available. All information is in the Agreement of Union including the proposed name, the Episcopal Diocese of the Great Lakes; the draft constitution and canons for the proposed […]