first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Belleville, IL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ center_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET [Oficial de Asuntos Públicos] Bronwyn Clark Skov, oficial de los Ministerios de la Juventud de la Iglesia Episcopal, ha anunciado los 18 jóvenes episcopales – dos por cada provincia – que van a participar en la Presencia Oficial de la Juventud en la 77 ª Convención General, a celebrarse del 5 al 12 de julio en Indianápolis, Indiana.“El oficial de la Presencia Oficial de la Juventud en la Convención General fue establecido por una resolución inicial en el año 1982”, explicó Skov. “Los miembros de la Presencia Oficial de la Juventud tienen asiento y voz en el pleno de la Cámara de los Diputados durante las sesiones legislativas y eso es una actividad emocionante para los jóvenes de nuestra iglesia”.Los siguientes jóvenes servirán como Presencia Oficial de la Juventud en la Convención General 2012.Provincia IDavid Karpf, Diócesis de ConnecticutSarah Neumann, Diócesis de MassachusettsProvincia IIElisabeth Engle, Diócesis del Occidente de Nueva YorkGrace Steele, Diócesis de Long IslandProvincia IIIDavid Kilp, Diócesis de Pensilvania CentralIsabelle Lock, Diócesis de MarylandProvincia IVBenjamin Cowgill, Diócesis de Carolina del NorteNora Viñas, Diócesis de Sureste de FloridaProvincia VWilliam Burton-Edwards, Diócesis de IndianápolisJulia Robinson, Diócesis de OhioProvincia VIEmma Grundhauser, Diócesis de MinnesotaCole Mayer, Diócesis de Dakota del SurProvincia VIILaurent De Prins, Diócesis del Occidente de LouisianaMaría Taylor, Diócesis de ArkansasProvincia VIIIAriana González-Bonillas, Diócesis de ArizonaPatrick Meléndez, Diócesis de CaliforniaProvincia IXDarling Daniel Ortíz Chemountd, Diócesis de la República DominicanaMarlene Rodríguez, Diócesis Puerto RicoLos mentores adultos y acompañantes de la Presencia Oficial de la Juventud son: el Rev. Randy Callender (Diócesis de Pensilvania Central); Cookie Cantwell (Diócesis del Este de Carolina), el Rev. Earl Gibson (Diócesis de Los Ángeles), Jane Gober (Diócesis del Río Grande), el Rev. Francisco Morales (Diócesis de Puerto Rico) y Jay Phillippi (Diócesis del Occidente de Nueva York. El Rev. Shannon Kelly (Diócesis de Sur de Ohio) es el capellán del grupo.Para obtener más información comuníquese con Skov al 646-242-1421 o [email protected]íquese con EpiscoYouthBlog: http://episcoyouthministry.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/official-youth-presence-class-of-2012/Página en Facebook de la Juventud Episcopal: http://www.facebook.com/episcoyouthJuventud Episcopal en Twitter Feed: #EpiscoYouthEn inglés: http://bit.ly/I6tqmp Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Se anuncian los miembros de la Presencia Oficial de la Juventud en la Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Posted Apr 12, 2012 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Releaselast_img read more


first_imgThe intersection of faith, the Episcopal Church, and politics Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls October 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm From my experience I believe the role of the Church in the political process, is to assist people to discern the right course of action that will provide and do the greatest good for the greatest number of persons. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Rev. Canon George I. Chassey says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Nellwyn Beamon says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tags Rector Belleville, IL Comments (7) Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 October 9, 2017 at 8:19 pm I too find it Disgusting when We as a Captive audienceMust listen to the Father’s Political Left wing Bias Views.During 2016 which has carried over to now hate for the presentAdministration in Power..Makes you stay away from church..I get my political news from other sources ..NotChurch…I go to worship my Lord…But if I am madeAngry it is best to stay home and stop all contributions to the Church.. Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 October 24, 2012 at 4:57 pm I grew up Roman Catholic. For most of my life they never told you who to vote for, but now they do. Just recently a bishop told his diocese that if they supported the President they should refrain from receiving communion. I left the RC church six years ago for reasons such as this. I like being Episcopalian, but I go to church to listen to the Word and receive Jesus in Holy Communion. I don’t care to listen to politics at church, I get enough of that everywhere else. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Betsy Awsumb says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab By Pat McCaughanPosted Oct 11, 2012 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Featured Events February 19, 2016 at 2:55 pm Certainly the church should not be demanding or even prescriptive regarding precisely who or what political platform is the ‘right’ one. On the other hand it seems to me from reading the Bible that the church has the obligation to convey to its people the need for those people to be well informed, considerate and deliberate when making choices – and how the Bible speaks to those choices. In other words, to be ‘wise as serpents and innocent as doves.’Having spent the 1990’s in South Africa, it was inspiring to see and hear religious leaders like Desmond Tutu speak adamantly and frankly about the sinful, damaging former political system known as apartheid. Was Tutu’s commentary against apartheid supported by scripture? I’m sure most of us would agree it does. So is there nothing else that the Bible might comment on relevant to the society in which we live that could be construed as political? F. William Thewalt says: Rector Washington, DC October 12, 2012 at 10:00 pm I don’t attend church to hear a political message from the pulpit. I am disgusted when it happens. Unfortunately the Episcopal church has a strong liberal/progressive/Democrat bias and those who speak from the pulpit only have that voice. As an economic conservative, I feel betrayed by such clergy. Ordination does not confer rights of superiority in political thought.F. W. Thewalt Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN October 11, 2012 at 7:50 pm What an amazing concept…the church as a safe place for civil discourse. That’s a terrific idea! H M Holcomb says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Faith & Politics Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Cliff Buckwalter says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Norman Cooper says: Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Comments are closed. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [Episcopal News Service] By some accounts, at least 1,500 preachers in a variety of denominations across the nation deliberately defied federal tax rules Oct. 7 by backing political candidates from the pulpit.And then there was the Rev. Canon Ed Bacon, rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, who defied the defiers from his own well of experience.“Pulpit Freedom Sunday” is a four-year-old effort by the Alliance Defending Freedom to provoke a trial in order to challenge the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) codes prohibiting tax-exempt organizations from endorsing political candidates.Bacon, whose church successfully fended off a 2004 Internal Revenue Service challenge to its own tax-exempt status, called Pulpit Freedom Sunday “an ill-conceived movement confusing pulpit freedom with partisan politics.”“Preachers who tell you for whom to vote and who become instruments of partisanship have thus relinquished their freedom to evaluate prophetically all candidates and all parties using the plumb line of the house of love,” said Bacon in remarks posted on YouTube.Others who spoke with the Episcopal News Service about the intersection of faith, God and politics agreed that the church’s role must be prophetic, not partisan.Mary Getz said the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations and the Episcopal Public Policy Network, for which she is grassroots and online communications officer, help “Episcopalians stay active in our nation’s democratic process by providing them with current information about legislation that stands before Congress and about related General Convention resolutions.“In an election year, we remind, encourage, and support full voter participation,” she said in an e-mail to ENS.For example, a ballot question in Maryland calls for repeal of the state’s new DREAM Act that allows undocumented students to pay in-state tuition. “The Episcopal Church passed a resolution this summer supporting DREAM Act legislation, so we will highlight this when we send voting reminders to EPPN members in Maryland,” said Getz.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori told ENS that “Jesus was deeply concerned with political processes in his own day, challenging people around him as well as the Roman and religious governments about injustice, violence, and exploitation.”“Our task as Christians is always to explore how the political processes and decisions before us can help or hinder the coming of the Reign of God in our midst,” she added. “Does a tax proposal seem to care for ‘the least of these’? Does a policy decision mean greater justice for the ‘little ones’? Does one candidate seem to have a greater interest than another in the primary issues of justice that Jesus spoke most about?”And while people of good faith “may come to different conclusions about any such question” the quality of the dialogue and the way it is conducted must also be taken into account, the presiding bishop said.The Rev. Bob Massie said faith inspired his candidacy and the way he organized political campaigns, for Massachusetts lieutenant governor in 1994, and for the U.S. Senate two years later. He decided to run for office, partly because “the public conversation was so bleak and pessimistic … [and] about welfare, taxes, not about the possibility of what people could do together in community.”“To my surprise I won the Democratic primary” for lieutenant governor, Massie said during a recent telephone interview, but he was defeated in the general election. He dropped out of the Senate race.Still active as a priest, he currently serves as president and chief executive officer of the New Economics Institute, a Barrington, Massachusetts think-tank whose mission is to advance a just and sustainable economy.Faith meant, for him, no negative campaigning or personal attacks on opponents. Which is different to telling the truth, he said.“If I pointed out that Congress, and particularly the House of Representatives controlled by the Republican Party, was trying to deny health insurance for 50 million Americans, some people might experience that as a negative comment,” he said. “But it’s a true comment. Part of my responsibility as a citizen and as a candidate was to talk about what was true, but I didn’t believe in attacking anyone else on personal basis.”What is not appropriate, he said, is for clergy to avoid public issues.“We live in a world that remains grotesquely unjust and controlled by powerful forces we need to expose,” he said. “Secondly, we are on the path to destroying the planet and generations that follow will wonder why people of faith didn’t rise up to object to this slow-motion self-destruction. It is a critical part of one’s faith and of any Christian community to take public issues seriously, to engage them, to discuss them in the light of the Gospel and then to act on them.”Given the complexity of local politics in Baraboo, Wisconsin, however, Stephanie Seefeldt and her husband Scott, the rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, have made “a clear commitment to not getting into any political conversations that could lead people to think one thing or another about us and/or our church” because of the complexity of local politics, she said in an e-mail to ENS.The congregation’s political opinions run the gamut from ultra conservative to ultra liberal, she added. “My favorite image is that of the Prius covered in Obama stickers parked next to the Expedition with the ‘how’s that hope and change thing workin’ out for ya?’” she said.Still, her husband “works very hard to raise the level of discourse from the pulpit, and does a great job of it, so that what he challenges our congregation to do is to honor Christ and one another, no matter the political persuasion.”Bishop Alan Scarfe of the Diocese of Iowa agrees that the church’s ability to have “a grace-filled conversation” can offer free and safe discussions about political issues, he said in a recent telephone interview with ENS.Iowa’s system of caucusing means “you go to a local school and you’re all pushed together in a big crowd, Republicans and Democrats all together,” he said. “You’re pushing down the corridor to go to the Democratic caucus and you’re pushing past your neighbor who’s going to the Republican caucus and you’re saying, ‘Hey Joe. How are you?’ There’s no hiding.”A priest he knows called this “the most divisive election she’s ever experienced in her congregation among her own people,” Scarfe said. “I wonder if she’s attempted to say, ‘let’s sit down and have a conversation and set some rules and be civil and do it under the shadow of the cross and in the spirit of the reconciling God.’”He envisions a gathering where “you’d have people who are Romney supporters and Obama supporters within a given congregation talking together about what is a fair and just budget, with perhaps some leadership from pastors and priests that can lead into some biblical searches. You can do the same for one’s nation’s place regarding security and interdependence globally, all these things.“We can use the church as the place where people live a reconciled life and through the safety of that reconciled life they can talk to each other about these things that are most important. We can put some human face on issues, because it is your neighbor, and hopefully there is some way you can humanly appreciate the other person just beyond their politics.”For Nancy Frausto, 29, a “DREAMer” in the Diocese of Los Angeles faith is absolutely the jumping off place for politics.DREAMers qualify for benefits under the Development, Relief and Education for Minors or DREAM Act, which provides a pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth who meet certain criteria.For Frausto, faith means siding with the candidate who is “talking to the real people down here in the streets, the working class, all of us who are struggling.“We are here on earth to look after one another, to take care of the poor, to be there for the orphan and the widow … the voiceless,” she said.“I have been so frustrated because I’ve never been able to vote and I have friends who are citizens who’ve never voted at all. You may think your vote doesn’t count but you are willingly letting people take your voice away, take away your rights. As people of faith, we need to stand up and make our voices heard.”U.S. Democratic Representative Bradley Miller of North Carolina told ENS that throughout his political career he has tried to behave ethically and faithfully, but acknowledged that what Jesus would do isn’t always all that clear.“It is hard to take from our faith a sense of confidence that we really do know exactly what the Lord would command on really detailed issues,” the former Episcopalian turned Roman Catholic said during a recent telephone interview from his Washington, D.C. office.“Faith teaches humility that we should recognize and understand the limitations of human knowledge and, guided by charity or Christian love, try to apply that as best we can. Then, we are acting as best we can on our faith,” said Miller. His district was divided up through reapportionment; he is not seeking re-election.The Rev. John Danforth, an Episcopal priest and Missouri Republican, who retired in 1994 after serving three terms in the U.S. Senate, agreed. “One of the dangers is when people who are in politics purport to speak for God, or to say that their political positions are God’s positions, because they’re not,” Danforth told ENS.“We have a candidate in Missouri for the U.S. Senate, Todd Akin, who has become very famous nationally for his comments about abortion,” Danforth added. “He would say yes, that it’s God’s will that he’s the candidate. I think his reading of God’s will would not be mine. I think that’s a claim that’s dangerous to make.”Rather, politics is “a balancing of interests, meaning there are all kinds of peoples and groups asking the question ‘what’s in it for me?’,” he said.“Religion does offer into this political world of self-interest a second question which is, is there something beyond yourself, something that you want to serve beyond your own interests? That’s an important message in politics and it’s not heard today.”He added that “the prophetic message of the church should be precisely against the claim that one position or set of positions is the religious position. Because in reality, everything is debatable in politics, and everything is up for compromise or else it’s just going to be gridlock, which is the current situation we now have and have had for the last decade or so.”Politics is a business of struggle, Danforth said. “It’s ambiguity and it’s different people with different positions and how do you hold them together. By the way, that’s a very religious undertaking, isn’t it, simply to hold things together?”The Rev. John Forney, an Episcopal priest since 1985, and a chapter organizer for Progressive Christians Uniting in Los Angeles, said that faith informs everything we do, from budgets that serve as moral documents to “how we treat other people and being a community that is life-giving.“Essentially, our national life is our national community, a community that invests in people, is safe for people, those kinds of communities reflect our religious values,” he said.He cited the criminal justice system as an example. “We are bound to do better than locking up 60 percent of minority youth for crimes white kids would never get locked up for,” said Forney, who is white. “When you do this it diminishes their ability for the rest of their life to be productive citizens. Our faith values say that we mustn’t throw away people. There are no throwaways, no 47 percent here. God loves everyone here and we must love everyone and do by them what God does by them.”Mixing partisan politics and religion only makes religion the loser, he added. “Sure, the church needs to say something about politics. But we don’t need to be backing candidates.”An explanation from the Pew Forum on Religion and Politics of the 2012 IRS rules on political activity by religious organizations is here.–The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service.    October 25, 2012 at 10:30 am I find it frustrating that folks who don’t want to mix faith and politics automatically take justice issues and classify them as politics. We are supposed to be about justice. Jesus was about justice. We are poor excuses for His followers if we refuse to do justice because of a misguided sense of “it’s politics.”last_img read more


first_imgHydroelectric projects to blame for Brazil flooding, primate says Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By ACNS staffPosted Feb 25, 2014 Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Tags Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listingcenter_img Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [Anglican Communion News Service] The primate of the Episcopal Church of Brazil has blamed hydroelectric projects for major flooding that has left people isolated without access to food, water or medical supplies.The Most Rev. Francisco de Assis da Silva, also bishop of Santa Maria diocese, wrote to supporters asking for international prayer and local help for those affected by flooding in Rondônia.“The river Madeira rose up to 17 meters above normal,” he said. “This flood has been tagged as the [worst] flood in the last 70 years…Our Anglican community in Porto Velho (capital city) share with us information that families are isolated with no food or supplies and no possibility to be attended by doctors. There are no more routes. The water took over.”The primate blamed the flooding, which has been declared a national emergency, on hydroelectric projects that affect the flow of the rivers.He added that such disasters can be prevented.Read the full letter below translated from the original Portuguese:“Sisters and Brothers,We share our deep concern about the serious situation of the people in Rondônia following the floods last week. The river Madeira rose up to 17m above normal.This flood has been tagged as the biggest flood in the last 70 years. It has caused lots of damage and loss for the people. Many had nowhere else to go and the economy in the region has been severely affected.Our Anglican community in Porto Velho (capital city) have shared with us that families are isolated with no food or supplies and no possibility to be attended by doctors. There are no more routes. The water has taken over. The families and their children are isolated because of it. Hunting and fishing are compromised. Our Anglican Mission Moriá, with 36 families, live along the bank of the Rivers Garça and Candeias and they are dangerously affected too.I call all our Church to pray for the region and the people in that situation and, where it is possible to collect food supplies, clothes and medicines, to help the families [with these]. I make an appeal also to our international partners to support these initiatives of emergency aid via our Provincial Office and by being in contact with our local leaders in Porto Velho (Capital City of Rondonia), where we are present in two communities.Unfortunately [such disasters] are becoming usual each day in our country. The big hydroelectrics projects are responsible for deeply damaging our rivers, causing changes to their natural pluvial flux. And we all know this is absolutely possible to prevent. Our prayers go out to our sisters and brothers in this part of the missionary district.As the one responsible for taking care of this flock, I offer my full solidarity to the riverside people and the solidarity of all our Church!In the love of Christ++ Francisco de Assis da SilvaPrimaz do Brasil e diocesano em Santa Maria” Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Anglican Communion Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AKlast_img read more


first_img Advocacy Peace & Justice, Posted Nov 25, 2015 Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA center_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Archbishop in Jerusalem shares Christmas Message, Litany for Peace New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Middle East [Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem] The Most Rev. Suheil S. Dawani, Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, has issued his 2015 Christmas message and encourages the use of a Litany for Peace in the Holy Land. The message and the litany follow.Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,I write this message from the Holy City of Jerusalem to wish you a peaceful Advent, as we journey together towards the Incarnation in a stable in Bethlehem.The message of the Prince of Peace is dear to us, and so important for us to meditate and reflect on throughout our earthly pilgrimage.  In this Diocese, I have called all to reflect on their ministries, recognizing that situations are not easy: In Syria people face extraordinary difficulties.  We have had to close our church – I hope temporarily – in Damascus.  In Jordan the church’s understanding of hospitality – as throughout Europe and the world – is challenged in welcoming the refugee: to welcome the stranger is to welcome Christ in our midst (Matt. 25:35).  In Lebanon we are challenged again to respond with compassion in the wake of horrific violence in November.  And in Palestine and Israel, we are called daily to seek and pray for peace between Palestinian and Israeli.Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of Christ, when we ready ourselves for His presence revealed in the world.  The Prince of Peace teaches us to serve and shows us that through the Holy Spirit we must not give up hope when things seem hopeless; that in the face of violence we must not be tempted to hate, but that we must have compassion.  The Prince of Peace shows us what healing is, between neighbors and between communities.  I pray daily for those who grieve, that the Holy Spirit, the comforter (John 14.26), may grant them solace and healing in their hearts.As part of our discipline of prayer here in Jerusalem, we have invited our friends, far and near, to use at the beginning of Advent and on Christmas Eve a special litany, which is set out below.  This litany was written as the troubles here in Jerusalem escalated and I believe can be used in this Diocese and adapted for other places where there is conflict, pain and suffering.I pray that God is with you, your families and your friends this Advent and Christmastide that He may inspire you in your ministry, wherever that may be.  May Christ sow a seed of love in your heart that pours out in abundance (2 Cor.9.6) through your life.Grace and Peace,The Most Revd Suheil S. DawaniAnglican Archbishop in JerusalemBishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem & the Middle EastA Litany for Peace in the Holy LandThis litany has evolved out of prayers said daily in the Cathedral Church of St George-the-Martyr, Jerusalem, as a result of the tensions, violence, paranoia and fear that has swept through Jerusalem and is continuing to affect the entire region since October 2015.O Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,All        Have mercy upon us.O Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,All        Have mercy upon us.O Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,All        Grant us your peace.Lord, have mercy.All        Christ, have mercy.Lord, have mercy.Heavenly Father, we thank you for the birth in Bethlehem of the Word made flesh, your Son, Jesus Christ; who dwelt among us full of grace and truth.For your love and your goodnessAll       We give you thanks, O GodWe thank you for his life; his death here in Jerusalem as he carried our sins and suffering, and for his glorious Resurrection in which he gave us new life with him.For your love and your goodnessAll       We give you thanks, O GodWe thank you for entrusting to us the ministry of forgiveness, reconciliation and peace-making for the healing of your creation.For your love and your goodnessAll       We give you thanks, O GodWe pray for all victims of bloodshed, violence, and persecution. We especially pray for all in danger and those fleeing persecution in the Holy Land, and throughout the Middle East.Lord, hear our prayerAll        And let our cry come unto youWe pray for all who grieve for those they have loved and lost as a result of violence, particularly those grieving in Palestine and Israel.Lord, hear our prayerAll        And let our cry come unto youWe pray for the Holy Spirit to guide all leaders, especially on those who lead the peoples in the Land of the Holy One, the United Nations and upon all in authority, so Your people may seek ways of peace and justice.Lord, hear our prayerAll        And let our cry come unto youHeavenly Father, we praise and glorify you. You are our only refuge in a troubled world.Lord, hear our prayerAll        And let our cry come unto youThe Lord be with you.All        And also with you.Let us pray.All        Lord God Almighty, you have made all the peoples of the earth for your glory, to serve you in freedom and in peace: Give to us and the people of all the nations a zeal for justice and the strength of forbearance, that all of your people may use their liberty in accordance with your gracious will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Anglican Communion, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Advent, Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 last_img read more


first_img Comments are closed. Karen D Powers says: To interact with this timeline, close the introduction and use the slider at the bottom to scroll through the events. To explore an event, click on it. You will then have options to read the details, delve deeper and connect with related online resources.For a full screen version, click here. Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Women’s Ministry Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Interactive timeline of the history of women’s ordination Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA September 17, 2016 at 1:41 pm I think it’s interesting that the CPF (now CPG) included deaconesses as clergy before the Church did,. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Posted Sep 16, 2016 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Comments (1) Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MSlast_img read more


first_img Posted Sep 18, 2017 Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Tags Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Volunteers pitch in to clean up Georgia’s Honey Creek Retreat Center Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listingcenter_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 2017 Hurricanes, Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Thirty volunteers from the Diocese of Georgia spent Sept. 16 to 17 at the Honey Creek Retreat Center clearing debris left by Hurricane Irma. Photo: Frank Logue[Episcopal Diocese of Georgia] Some 1,300 people were scheduled to arrive on Honey Creek Retreat Center’s grounds on Sept. 17 for a revival featuring Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. Instead, 30 volunteers from the Diocese of Georgia spent the weekend clearing debris left by Hurricane Irma.The Rev. Alan Akridge, rector of St. Mark’s Church in nearby Brunswick, cuts a downed tree in front of the Chapel of Our Saviour at Honey Creek. Photo: Frank LogueThere were “five worksites focusing on yard and tree debris cleanup and a kitchen team working to feed everyone,” said executive director Dade Brantley. To give an idea of the scope of the clean-up, last year with Hurricane Matthew there were 23 trees down which equaled 100 metric tons of debris. This year, 67 trees were down with double the tonnage, he said.“It was grace, straight up grace” that there wasn’t more damage to buildings, Brantley said. He pointed toward the chapel and the remains of two trees which he said “grew up in tandem and died in tandem next to the chapel.”One could have hit the chapel but it didn’t. He pointed out similar examples at Jonnard Dormitory and the kitchen garden, trees that just missed landing on buildings.The Revival: Fearless Faith, Boundless Love has been rescheduled for Jan. 20 at Honey Creek. “Good planning, great vendor partnerships and a little bit of luck enabled us to identify an alternative day for the revival,” said Katie Willoughby, canon for administration. “We look forward to an exciting and spiritual event — now with a little cooler weather.” Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Hurricane Irma Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME last_img read more


first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Volunteers at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Ellicott City, Maryland, help unload donated water as part of the church’s effort to help its neighbors in the aftermath of May 29’s devastating flash flood. Photo: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church via Facebook[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians in Ellicott City, Maryland, were cleaning up their homes and businesses on May 29, while helping their neighbors do the same and offering them shelter after torrential rain two days before sent a destructive flash flood through the town’s downtown.“The sun rose on a terrible scene in Old Ellicott City and our surrounding community,” the Rev. Anjel Scarborough, rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, wrote to the parish on Trinity Sunday, the morning after the storm.“As we walked through the West End, we saw nothing but mud and water being pumped out of basements. Rows of homes with their basements completely gutted and foundations washed away — no longer habitable by any means.“St. Peter’s responded by showing up for our neighbors. Thanks to generous donations from the wider community, hot food, bottled water, hot coffee, sandwiches, phone chargers, and even a grill for cooking hamburgers and hot dogs arrived! Sara Beth [Dukes, a church neighbor] arrived to offer trauma release acupuncture for those who wanted it. We listened, we offered shoulders to cry on, and we distributed tools and equipment to help our neighbors.”In fact, at about 9:15 p.m. on May 27, just hours after the flood, St. Peter’s let it be known via Facebook that its doors were open to anyone needing shelter. The church, which sits above the downtown, has since been open from morning until evening with hot food, toiletries (including diapers and feminine hygiene products), bottled water, work gloves, heavy-duty contractor bags, cleaning supplies, shovels and wheelbarrows, according to its Facebook page. Some of the supplies were donated by a local hardware store.St. Peter’s is using its Facebook page to post recovery information. For instance, it shared details about a company offering to help business owners recover data from sodden computer hard drives.“Once again, our St. Peter’s family is called upon to show the boundless, unquenchable love of Christ to our community in a time of need,” Scarborough wrote.The other Episcopal church in town, St. John’s, took on a “quite a bit of water,” according to its Facebook page, but a group of parishioners helped prevent extensive damage. Residents of the west end of Ellicott City’s Main Street need industrial fans, water pumps, shovels and wheelbarrows, a Facebook post said. People who can offer those supplies are being directed to St. Peter’s.Diocese of Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton went to Ellicott City on Memorial Day to offer his encouragement and to assess the needs.Locations around Ellicott City and Catonsville received between 5.36 inches and 10.38 inches of rain on Sunday, said Kyle Pallozzi, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Baltimore-Washington forecast office. The heavy rain sent the Hudson and Tiber tributaries over their banks, with the water coursing down Main Street. Muddy water tore through downtown for two hours in the late afternoon. It pushed cars into store windows, forced restaurant customers to seek safety in the second stories of some buildings and sent others fleeing for higher ground.Eddison HermondOne person, Eddison Hermond, 39, apparently died trying to rescue a person caught in the flood. The off-duty National Guardsman came out of a restaurant to help pet food store owner Kate Bowman who had escaped with her cat from the window of her shop and was in water above her waist. She told police that Hermond was swept away by the water. His body was found May 29 in Patapsco River downstream from Ellicott City.The Diocese of Maryland shared on its Facebook page this post from a local businessperson showing downtown Ellicott City during the flooding.The flood came just weeks after local officials reported that the former mill town was on its way to being fully recovered from similar destruction in July 2016. About two weeks ago, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced that the state and Howard County had been awarded more than $1 million by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to pay for projects aimed at reducing the flood risk in the areas surrounding Main Street.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Events Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopalians again help flood-ravaged Maryland town recover Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted May 29, 2018 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA last_img read more


first_img Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Posted Aug 6, 2020 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA [Anglican Communion News Service] The remains of what is said to be the oldest Christian church in England have undergone a restoration process. The stone foundations, next to the Colchester Police Station in Essex, were discovered more than 40 years ago when land was excavated to make way for a new road. It is thought that the church was built around A.D. 320, toward the end of the Roman occupation of Britain.The high steward of Colchester, Sir Bob Russell, told the Colchester Gazette newspaper that he was grateful that the local council had “arranged for more extensive restoration of the remaining stonework of this amazing survivor of the early days of Christianity in our country.“With the success of the restoration work just completed, I renew my call for direction signs to be erected on existing poles with signs around the town center. This should be promoted as a major tourist attraction, along with the Roman chariot circus, which is the only one known to have existed in this country.”The restoration work was carried out by Bakers of Danbury, a specialist church and ancient monument contractor, commissioned by Colchester Council and supported by the Colchester Archaeological Trust. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remains of Roman-era English church restored Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OHlast_img read more


first_img [Anglican Communion News Service] State officials have been arrested and charged following the seizure and demolition of St. Peter’s Church in Ndeeba, part of the Diocese of Namirembe in Uganda. The primate of Uganda, Archbishop Stephen Kaziimba, has called for “a serious and impartial inquiry into this matter.” The dispute centers around claims and counter-claims about the ownership of the land on which the church sat.Diocesan spokeswoman Flobia Sebunya told the Daily Monitor newspaper that the church originally started in the house of local resident Phoebe Kagumya, who donated a plot of land in 1979 so that a makeshift church could be constructed. The church continued to grow and in 1981 the church purchased a neighboring plot of land from Evelyn Nachwa, a member of the Buganda royal family.“The young church approached her and she was gracious enough to sell us the land,” Flobia Sebunya said. “That was in 1981. A sales agreement was signed and a title for the land was arranged.”Evelyn Nachwa died in 2001. Five years later, her children contacted the church, claiming that the land belonged to them.In June last year, the Ugandan High Court ruled that the land did belong to the joint administrators of the estate of Evelyn Nachwa, according to a report in the Daily Monitor.The report says that bailiffs evicted the church in March this year and seized the land. The church was demolished on Aug. 9 despite claims by the diocese that they were appealing the court judgment.Read the entire article here. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Africa, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Archbishop of Uganda calls for inquiry into church seizure and demolition An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Anglican Communion Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Posted Aug 25, 2020 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MSlast_img read more


first_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Photo: Sarabinh Levy-Brightman[Episcopal News Service – Cambridge, Massachusetts] If you walked past the Episcopal Chaplaincy at Harvard University on a recent evening, you might have heard chanting, music and bells, smelled incense and gotten a glimpse of robed figures. There was a liturgy going on in the backyard of the chaplaincy’s stately colonial building, but not one of the Eucharistic rites found in the Book of Common Prayer. It was a chaplaincy-staged experimental performance art piece that deconstructs and reassembles the Eucharist through a feminine lens.“LadyMass: Rites of the Emerald Table,” performed over the past two weekends, is a walk-through experience with multiple stations, each with a performer the audience can interact with. Over the course of about a half-hour, audience members meet several recognizable, yet twisted characters that incorporate aspects of Christianity and pop culture. And though it may not be apparent at first, the basic elements of the Eucharist are there: the Word and the offering of food and drink.The Rev. Rita Powell. Photo: The Episcopal Chaplaincy at Harvard UniversityThe Rev. Rita Powell, who organized the collaborative project, began envisioning something like it when she became Harvard’s Episcopal chaplain two years ago. Powell hired Meredith Wade as the chaplaincy’s Kellogg Fellow in part because of their shared interest in art as ministry.“We wanted to use the creative arts to reach out beyond what the borders of the church are,” Powell told Episcopal News Service. “We didn’t just want to be a place that welcomed people who already knew they wanted to be Episcopalian, but we wanted to actually be a presence on campus in a visible and not entirely churchy way.”Powell and Wade enlisted Kirsten Cairns, the founder and artistic director of Enigma Chamber Opera, to develop their ideas into a production. In her previous position at Trinity Church in Boston, Powell had worked with Cairns, who brought her extensive theater experience to projects like a dramatized Good Friday service.“One of the elements that was important to me is just thinking about how to make the arts accessible and how to help people engage their creative selves, even if that’s not what they do for a living or if it’s not what they’re formally trained in,” Wade said.The three women drew inspiration from “Sleep No More,” an adaptation of “Macbeth” in which audience members walk through a hotel and learn parts of the story from performers throughout the building.Their ideas centered around staging something like the Eucharist, but infused with elements that churches don’t usually associate with it, like femininity and spectacle. Cairns looked to the medieval church’s mystery and morality plays for ideas.“The church has a tradition of playing with revelry, pageantry, the absurd, in order to communicate and teach lessons, especially when you go back to a time where most people didn’t read and the mysteries of the actual Eucharist were not for most people to see, so in some ways we’re just going back to our roots here,” Cairns told ENS.“LadyMass” was set up in the backyard of the Episcopal Chaplaincy at Harvard. Photo: Kirsten CairnsPowell, Wade and Cairns all performed in the show, along with Powell’s daughter and several students, one of whom plays a character based on the White Rabbit from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” Students also created the sound effects for another station, at which a dark, robed figure appears to worship a toy Elmo that speaks various excerpts from the writings of Evagrius, the fourth-century Christian mystic, newly translated by a Harvard Divinity School professor.Cairns emphasized that the discomfort audience members may feel at some of the imagery is meant to be thought-provoking, not disrespectful.A cloaked performer venerates Elmo during“LadyMass.” Photo: Sarabinh Levy-Brightman“When you say that you’re being absurd in the liturgy, people might have an initial reaction of ‘That’s sacrilegious,’ ‘That’s irreverent,’ ‘That’s offensive,’ ‘You’re mocking the church,’ which is absolutely not what we were doing,” she said. “In many ways, I think there’s a greater reverence in saying, ‘These are profound mysteries that we cannot possibly understand.’”Cairns wanted to unsettle the audience’s ideas about what the Eucharist is and who can participate in it, “playing with what is being offered, who is offering it and what is being consumed.” To that end, there are three simultaneous “altars” with performers evoking aspects of mythical feminine energy not typically considered appropriate for church, such as eroticism and anger.“We’re harkening back to the time when the church was more comfortable with embracing the feminine strength and power within it,” she said.“We have three very different celebrants at these three altars, and none of their gender is simple, but all of them are in some kind of feminine register,” Powell explained. Two performers – one male and one female – are dressed as Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz,” but with very different takes on the female archetype. While one happily offers up sparkling wine and chocolate to the viewer in a consecration-like ritual, the other malevolently thrusts wrappers or other food-related trash into the viewer’s hand, symbolizing the opposite of the Eucharist: an empty vessel.A performer dances in the tent during “LadyMass.” Photo: Sarabinh Levy-BrightmanAt another station, the audience is invited into a tent, where a woman dancing seductively exchanges the trash for a piece of paper with a spiritual quote written on it. The exchange, Cairns said, makes the audience member an active participant rather than a spectator.“For a lot of churchgoers, I think that the Eucharist is very passive, that the priest is the one doing the work, all I do is receive and walk away,” Cairns said. “What if it’s more about what you bring to the table, what you give? I hope and believe that what we’ve done over the last two weekends has given a lot to people, but I know for sure that they have given a lot to us.”Using a grant from the Diocese of Massachusetts’ young adult ministry network, Powell commissioned composer Adam Jacob Simon to write original music, including a Mass setting, that reflected the progression through the space and added an overall atmospheric tone.For a set, the team took advantage of chaplaincy’s backyard, where plans were already underway to build a neon-lit “prayer tent” art installation and worship space. So when COVID-19 hit, there wasn’t much that needed to be changed. They had even been planning to hand out Mardi Gras-type face masks to attendees before the pandemic made masks a necessity.The Rev. Rita Powell celebrates the Eucharist in the “prayer tent.” Photo: Shikun Zhu“It was very fortuitous that this piece was ready for the situation of the world,” Cairns said. “It was one of the few art projects that didn’t get canceled when the pandemic came along.”After the performance, attendees were invited to rest in the garden and write down reflections in a book. The creative team was surprised by the variety of responses, including many that expressed discomfort or confusion but also insight. They also heard from attendees that they were simply excited that something like this was being offered. People walking by were even lured in by the smells and sounds, Cairns said.“It seems like folks were ready for some type of artistic experience, some type of embodied experience that was COVID-conscious and accessible to them,” Wade told ENS.Though this round of performances is over, “LadyMass” is not, the team said.“We had a filmmaker come and work with us on filming it, and she’s working on putting something together over the summer that Rita and Kirsten will take on the road in the fall, so that folks who weren’t able to come experience it in person have still some way to access the experience,” Wade said.“The piece isn’t over,” Cairns said. “Like an insect, it’s gone through one stage of its form, and now it’s going to transform into something else.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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