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Fall 2017 'Fourth Watch'

The fall 2017 edition of the Province IV newsletter, "Fourth Watch," is now available HERE.  If you would like to be on the Provincial Mailing List to receive newsletters and periodic news items, please notify the PIV Administrator, Gene Willard, at
Two clergy from PIV
elected as new bishops

     Two clergy in Province IV were elected as bishops during the month of July, and a new bishop, the Rt. Rev. Samuel Rodman,was ordained and consecrated in the Diocese of North Carolina July 15.     The Rev. Brian Cole, former rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Lexington, Ky., was elected bishop of the Diocese of East Tennessee on July 28 and will be ordained and consecrated as the 5th bishop of the Diocese of East Tennessee Saturday, Dec. 2.
      Another PIV clergy, the Rev. Kevin Scott Brown, former rector of the Church of the Holy Comforter in Charlotte, N.C., was elected bishop of the Diocese of Delaware and will be consecrated as the 11th bishop of the diocese Dec. 9 at Delaware State University in Dover.
      The Bishop-elect of East Tennessee served at Good Shepherd, Lexington, since 2012. Before that, he was the sub-dean of the Cathedral of All Souls in Asheville, N.C. He served as Province IV’s clergy representative to Executive Council from 2006-2012.
He is married to Susan Weatherford; their son, Jess, is a student at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala.
His ordination and consecration service will be at the Church of the Ascension in Knoxville.
     Brown grew up in Asheville, N.C. and serve at Grace Church in Paris, Tenn., before he was called to Holy Comforter in Charlotte in 2007. He and his wife Carolina have two college-age daughters.

 PIV Synod 2017

draws  215 to Kanuga

The Province IV 2017 Synod opened June 7 at Kanuga Conference Center near Hendersonville, N.C., with 215 attending two-and-a-half days of worship, learning, conversation and preparation for General Convention next year in Austin, Texas. Above, Province President Angela Daniel of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina and Province Vice President Don Johnson, bishop of the Diocese of West Tennessee, spearheaded the full agenda of presentations and workshops, interspersed with worship and opportunities for fellowship and networking. Province IV is the largest of The Episcopal Church’s nine provinces and gathers two out of the three years of the triennium in Synod in the mountains of western North Carolina.

Resources from Synod 2017

     • Resources on Immigration HERE

     • Links from Panel on Sanctuary HERE 

     • Tools for Congregational Development HERE

     • Episcopal Charities Messenger HERE

     • Collaboration, Vitality and Shared Ministry Questionnaire HERE

     • Resources on Cuba HERE

     • Collaboration, Vitality and Shared Ministry Slide Presentation HERE

Province announces 2017 grant recipients

Province IV has awarded $20,000 in new ministry grants for 2017. The full story is here.

Spring edition of 'Fourth Watch' available HERE.

PIV Altar Guild Newsletter — Spring 2017, available ;HERE

Winter 2016-17  — available HERE

Spring edition of h availableFourth Watc

The Spring edition of Province IV's newsletter, "Fourth Watch," has been published online and is available for download HERE.


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  • General Convention in 2018
    July 5, 2018  |  General Convention 2018 will be held July 5-13, 2018, at The Austin Convention Center, Austin, General Convention, the Diocese of Texas, and Austin, TX.
  • PI YM Leadership & Network meeting
    December 1, 2016  |  The PIV Youth Ministries Leadership & Network meeting will be held Dec. 1-4, 2016, at Lake Logan Episcopal Center, near Canton, N.C. More information is posted under "Youth Ministries" above.
  • Special Convention in S.C.
    September 10, 2016  |  The Episcopal Church in South Carolina will hold a Special Convention Saturday, Sept. 10, at Grace Church Cathedral in Charleston to vote on installing the Rt. Rev. Gladstone B. "Skip" Adams III as the next Provisional Bishop.
  • Diocese of Alabama/Central Gulf Coast Parishes Partner to Aid Cullman
    May 6, 2011  |  When parishioners at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Brewton, AL, in the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, learned of the tornado destruction in North Alabama, they quickly called to check on one of their former parishioner -- now a priest in Trussville.

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