August 3, 2015
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Samuel McDonald, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission, announced that registrations are now accepted for the Called to Transformation Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) facilitator formation workshop September 14 – 17, designed to train leaders in methods and tools to enhance local ministry and mission.
Called to Transformation is a partnership between the Domestic and Foreign...
July 28, 2015
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Samuel McDonald, Deputy Operating Officer and Director of Mission for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, has announced 14 recipients of The Episcopal Church Jubilee Grants totaling $52,048 to support mission and ministry in 11 dioceses and one Anglican Communion partner.
Jubilee Ministries are congregations or agencies with connections to The Episcopal Church, designated by diocesan bishops and affirmed...
July 27, 2015
Thomas à Kempis
Christ Church Cathedral, Mobile, AL
Diocesan clergy gathering
25 July 2015
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
Thomas à Kempis was born in 1380 to a blacksmith and a school teacher. His name was originally Thomas Hemerken, which means “little hammer,” probably a reference to his father’s trade. He grew up in Kempen, Germany, whence his more familiar name, and at...
July 23, 2015
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] N. Kurt Barnes, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, announced that The Episcopal Church Economic Justice Loan Committee (EJLC) of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society has approved four investments in community development financial...
July 21, 2015
[Episcopal Diocese of Western New York] This summer the Ministry Center of the Diocese of Western New York has been taken over by children, teenagers, stuffed animals and letter people.
July 8, 2015
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Samuel A. McDonald, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, has announced that 78 educational scholarships, totaling $216,903.44 have been awarded to students in Episcopal Church dioceses as well as Provinces of the Anglican Communion for the 2015-2016 academic year.
McDonald, who serves as the convener of the Scholarship Committee, said that 133...
July 7, 2015
[Lambeth Palace] On the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings in London, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said:
“Today, the survivors and families of the 7/7 London attacks continue the journey that those of Tunisia have just begun. Our hearts grieve with those who lost loved ones ten years ago, and with those so suddenly and cruelly bereaved less than a fortnight ago. We hold them all before God and our spirits call out to Christ to strengthen them.
July 6, 2015
[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby conducted the baptism of Princess Charlotte at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham, on July 5. Read the text of his homily below.
“It seems that different forms of ambition are hard-wired into almost all of us. At a baptism our ambitions...
July 3, 2015
[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Much happens each day during General Convention. In addition to Episcopal News Service’s other coverage, here are some additional news items from July 3, the ninth and final day legislative day of June 25-July 3 gathering.
Deputies elect Kurt Barnes as General Convention treasurer
Two days after the House of Bishops elected incumbent Kurt N. Barnes as the treasurer of General Convention and three days after...
July 2, 2015
We the House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church wish to express our love and appreciation to our colleagues who identify as Communion Partners and those bishops who have affinity with the Communion Partners’ position as stated in their “Communion Partners Salt Lake City Statement.” Our time together in Salt Lake City, in conversation and in prayer, has...