October 27, 2016
[Church Health Reader] June 11, 2016, was the sixteenth anniversary of my baptism. I posted about it on Facebook, and a friend commented, “Happy rebirth!” Another friend said, “A lot of rebirthing going on,” and I answered, “Really, when you start looking for it, it’s everywhere, right next to and in the middle of all the chaos and destruction and tragedy.”I believed that; I still believe it. But the next day...
[Cursillo press release] Episcopal Cursillo Ministry (ECM) held its annual conference Oct. 21-22, hosted by the Diocese of Long Island and welcoming more than 130 representatives from dioceses throughout the U.S. plus Barbados and the Bahamas.
Cursillo helps develop lay leaders for the church “by rejuvenating their zeal and driving them to greater Christian community involvement,” senior Episcopal leaders...
October 26, 2016
[Diocese of Northern Indiana] “Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?” This challenging question is at the heart of what it means to live as citizens of this nation!
We, the Episcopal and Lutheran Bishops of Indiana, invite our sisters and brothers in Indiana to pray for our nation as we continue to prepare for Election Day, Tuesday, 8 November. Let us remind each other that as part...
[Episcopal Church of Connecticut] “Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of this land in the election of officials and representatives; that, by faithful administration and wise laws, the rights of all may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill your purposes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” — Book of Common Prayer, p. 822
On November 8...
October 22, 2016
[Episcopal News Service – New Brunswick, New Jersey] During its Oct. 20-22 meeting here the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below.
Executive Committee of Executive Council actions ratified at this meeting
• Designate a portion of the total compensation paid to the Rev. Charles Allen Wynder Jr. as clergy housing allowance...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The following are the Oct. 20 opening remarks of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry at the Episcopal Church Executive Council meeting held Oct. 20-22 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
October 20, 2016
Allow me to talk about the vision of the Jesus Movement...
October 21, 2016
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] There is still time apply for the Constable Fund grants for the 2016-2017 cycle. Deadline for applications is Nov. 1.
The Constable Fund provides grants to fund mission initiatives that were not provided for within the budget of the Episcopal Church, as approved by General Convention 2015.
The Rev. Tanya Wallace, Executive Council member from the Diocese of Western Massachusetts and chair...
October 20, 2016
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church, delivered the following open remarks to Executive Council on Oct. 22 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
New Brunswick, New Jersey
October 20, 2016
The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings