March 3, 2014
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/3/14)—“Break Every Yoke: Homelessness,” a virtual mission encounter from May 5-9, 2014, sponsored by American Baptist Women’s Ministries, will inspire and equip women to use their voice on behalf of the homeless and inadequately housed. This virtual mission encounter offers the opportunity for women to explore homelessness from a faith perspective, including how individuals or congregations may most effectively engage in ministries of prevention,...
February 25, 2014
February 22, 2014
On the evening of Friday, February 21, 2014, a banquet honoring the newly consecrated Bishop David of Sitka and Alaska was held at the University of Alaska’s Lucy Cuddy Center, Anchorage, AK.
Serving as emcee was Sheri D. Buretta, a life-long member of Anchorage’s Saint Innocent...
February 21, 2014
[Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts] The world was watching on Feb. 11, 1989, when Barbara C. Harris was consecrated before a congregation of nearly 8,000 at Hynes Auditorium in Boston, thus becoming the worldwide Anglican Communion’s first female bishop.
The historic and, at the time, controversial nature of that event signalled for many a hoped-for sea change toward church leadership that looks more like the church’s actual membership, a majority of which is...
February 20, 2014
In conjunction with Black History Month, the Episcopal News Service is featuring articles on historically black Episcopal congregations during February. Resources for Black History Month are available here.
February 19, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Task Force on the Study of Marriage wants videos from Episcopalians throughout the church.
The videos should focus on the topic: Give us your first name and tell a one minute story about your relationship or one you know well in which you have seen the image of God.
“We invite Episcopalians to prepare, produce and submit a one-minute video sharing their thoughts and feelings that we can...
February 17, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presentations, workshops and panel discussions examining violence in all its forms in American society, with a hard look at what can be done, are the elements of a special Episcopal Church gathering: Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal Gathering to Challenge the Epidemic of Violence.
Bishops, clergy and laity from throughout the Episcopal Church are invited to gatherApril 9 – 11 ...
January 16, 2014
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/16/14)—Rev. Evelyn M. Huber, a former area minister of American Baptist Churches of Ohio, died Jan. 3. She had previously been on the staff of the former Educational Ministries (EM) and had served churches in Haverhill, Mass., Los Angeles and Salt Lake City.
“Evelyn was a very special person, loved and respected by many,” says Bud Carroll, with whom Evelyn worked at EM. “She was a friend, colleague and mentor—but especially a friend. Her...
January 13, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Registration is now open for the popular Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) scheduled for July 9-13, 2014 at Villanova University in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Drawing hundreds of youth from throughout the Episcopal Church, EYE14 is being planned in partnership with the Diocese of Pennsylvania.
The 2014 event...