September 17, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church is meeting in the Diocese of Taiwan from September 17 to September 23. The following is an account of the activities for September 17.
The theme for the spring meeting of the Episcopal Church House of Bishops is Expanding the Apostolic Imagination. This is the first time that the House of Bishops has met in Asia.
The day began with...
September 10, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Applications are now accepted for the 2015 Roanridge Trust Award Grants, awarded annually for creative models for leadership development, training and ministries in small towns and rural communities across the Episcopal Church.
Dioceses, congregations and Episcopal related organizations and institutions are invited to apply for the grants which generally range from...
September 9, 2014
[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal authors now have a new Bookshelf!
Thanks to Sermons That Work, a new service has been launched, named the Episcopal Bookshelf, to promote books written by Episcopalians. Episcopal Bookshelf is here.
“Although the Sermons That Work website has been offering reviews of books by major publishing houses for several years, Episcopal...
September 4, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] It’s time to vote for your favorite original artwork that will be used for the 2014 Episcopal Church Christmas card.
Forty-eight artists submitted 70 entries expressing a local understanding of God’s incarnation for the celebration of Jesus’ birth.
About the voting:
- Submissions and voting instructions are here...
August 26, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] In the next four months – September 1 to December 31 – the Episcopal Church will witness the consecrations of four bishops, the election of one bishop, and the consent process of two bishops.
Four consecrations of a bishop are slated for September to December.
September 6: Diocese of Maryland; the Rev. Canon Heather Cook was elected Bishop Suffragan May 2.
July 24, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] As directed in its enabling resolution C095 approved by the 77th General Convention in 2012, the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church (TREC) will convene a churchwide meeting on October 2 at 7:30 pm Eastern time (6:30 pm Central/5:30 pm Mountain/4:30 pm Pacific/3:30 pm Alaska/1:30 pm Hawaii).
The purpose of the meeting is “to receive responses to the...
July 10, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement on the current crisis of unaccompanied children and families at the United States border.
The influx of vulnerable people from Central America, including unaccompanied minors as well as mothers with...
July 2, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has issued the following information.
The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) is continuing its work to prepare The Episcopal Church for the election of the 27th Presiding Bishop at General Convention in 2015.
Between now and August 1, the JNCPB will publish three short...
July 1, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Office of Finance has issued a mid-year updated report on diocesan commitments.
N. Kurt Barnes, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, announced that all Episcopal dioceses located in the United States and nearly every non-United States diocese have committed to the 2014 budget of The Episcopal Church.
He indicated that
• 42 dioceses have committed to the full 19% asking level...