Author: Halee Oliver

Bishop Hayashi Annnounces Retirement

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven … Ecclesiastes 3: I NRSV

Dear People of The Episcopal Diocese of Utah:

With the words from Ecclesiastes above, I announce to you that I will …

Bishop Hayashi Shares 2019 Advent Message

Bishop Scott B. Hayashi shares his message for this season of Advent, and reminds us that it is a time for preparation and for making space for Jesus in our churches, our homes and in our hearts. Watch the message …

Utah Epodcopalians Talk All About Advent

It may be Christmas season in the malls, but it’s Advent in the Episcopal Church. Advent is one of the least understood seasons in the church calendar. It is a time of reflection and preparation that enhances the meaning of …

New Utah Epodcopalians Aims to Demystify the Liturgical Calendar

The concept of seasons is one of the most misunderstood in the Episcopal Church. Not Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall, but instead Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. These seasons and the colors associated with them form the “Liturgical Calendar.” …

New Episode of Church and State Special Podcast Series

How can the voices of the voiceless be heard in this era of big-money politics? The Episcopal Church has a Washington office that lobbies Congress with social justice resolutions from our General Convention. Join Bishop Scott Hayashi from Washington in …

Better Angels: A Safe Forum for Political Conversation

Safe and respectful political conversation! The latest episode of Utah Epodcopalians (listen here!) highlights St. Luke’s 14-year program of promoting meaningful civic dialogue in a safe environment, through “Project for a Better Understanding” and now “Better Angels” workshops.

Update: Rooted in Jesus Grant Applications

There has been a tremendous response from congregations applying for grants for the Rooted in Jesus Conference in January of 2020 in Atlanta.
Originally, the Standing Committee had allocated funds from the 150th Anniversary Legacy Fund for 40 laity to

Church and State Podcast Series Debuts

Politics has become a main dinner table topic as well as the dominant feature of the news. It has also become a case of “church and state” type discussions in our diocesan convention resolutions and our General Convention.
Social justice