June 26, 2020 Update from Bishop Reddall

Notes from the Bishop’s Office – June 26, 2020

We are currently in Phase I in the Diocese of Arizona.

Phase I Guidelines for Church Ministry
  • Offices may be open with very few staff
  • Essential ministries (food banks, direct service, blood drives, 12 step meetings) may continue, with reduction of  volunteers as you are able, all volunteers wearing masks, and thorough cleaning after activities.
  • Christian Formation for all ages offered online
 Phase I Guidelines for Worship
  • No in-person worship or meetings with more than 10 people present
  • Online worship recommended
  • Funerals, weddings, and ordinations of less than 10 people permitted, with masks and social distancing between participants.
  • Emergency baptisms only

Bishop’s Book Club

Episcopalians in the Diocese of Arizona are invited to join Bishop Reddall in a discussion of White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo over four Tuesdays (June 30-July 21) at 5:00 p.m. The book explores the obstacles to discussion of racism and action to end racism among white people. The Book Club will be an opportunity for personal and theological reflection. All are welcome, but the Bishop particularly encourages people to join who are new to anti-racism work, or who do not currently believe that racism is systemic and active. The Book Club will be held over Zoom. Please have a copy of the book before the first meeting. Register now!

Diocesan Sunday Service will take place on Sunday, July 12, 2020.

Bishop Reddall will be holding an online diocesan service on Sunday, July 12, in order to give clergy around the diocese a opportunity to rest. Details are being finalized and more information will be announced soon! Register now!