Friends and Colleagues,
This email contains reminders and information about the following time-sensitive items:
- The diocesan Parish Annual Report (formerly called “Congregational Data Sheet” for Eastern Michigan and “Elections Report” for Western Michigan), due February 15
- The churchwide Parochial Report, due March 1st
Please note that this information is being emailed to the treasurers, wardens, and parish administrators that were reported on your previous congregational data form or election report. If you are no longer serving in this role, please forward to the person who is now serving. This form is how we update this contact information. Thank you for your assistance.
Parish Annual Report
The 2024 Parish Annual Report is now available for parishes to submit the names of their newly elected vestries and delegates to the diocesan convention. The submission of this report is the method by which we get the new contact information for your parish leadership for the new year. This information is essential to the diocesan center staff.
With the upcoming special convention on March 16, 2024, it is imperative that we receive the names of all new delegates as soon as possible after your annual meeting so that mailings and information can be sent to the correct recipients. Please make every effort to submit your Parish Annual Report as soon as your annual meeting is complete.
Click here to access the 2024 Parish Annual Report (Fillable PDF).
For questions about the Parish Annual Report, please contact:
- Eastern Michigan – Angela Krueger, Assistant to the Bishop at email@example.com; or,
- Western Michigan – Catherine Cameron-Heldt, Diocesan Office Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to submit the 2024 Parish Annual Report is Friday, February 15, 2024.
The filing site for Parochial Reports for the Episcopal Church is located at reports.dfms.org.
The Episcopal Church Center sent an email to all parishes with filing information in December. They reported that “…no major changes have been made to the 2023 Parochial Report. Only a few questions have been modified to allow for congregations to provide more information.”
When you file your Parochial Report online, I automatically receive a copy. There is no need to mail a hard copy to our office.
For more information, please see the Parochial Report Information Page of the General Convention website.
The deadline to submit the Parochial Report is Friday, March 1, 2024.