November 21, 2014
National Association of Episcopal Schools 50th Anniversary Celebration
Who are we, whence, whither, and why?
21 November 2014
Santa Ana, California
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
Happy anniversary! How does it feel to be middle-aged? You haven’t yet made it...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement on President Obama’s recently announced immigration policies:
Together with families and communities across the United...
November 20, 2014
Dear American Baptists,
I just returned from St. Louis and Ferguson, MO where we held the governing board meeting of the National Council of Churches on Monday and Tuesday, November 17-18. Read the governing board statement from the meeting, here.
Just driving down the main street of Ferguson mid-day as we did, you would not recognize it as a tension-filled community. Yet the declaration...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has urged Episcopalians to observe the Second Sunday in Advent, December 7,...
November 19, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Applications and nominations are now accepted for high school teens to participate in the General Convention Official Youth Presence (GCOYP) at the Episcopal Church 78th General Convention to be held June 25 – July 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT.
In collaboration with the General Convention Office and the President of the House of Deputies, the Office for Youth Ministries is coordinating the application and...
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/19/14)—American Baptist Churches USA has partnered with the Academy of Preachers in hosting the Festival of Young Preachers at its Biennial Mission Summit in Overland Park, Kansas, June 26-28, 2015. This event seeks to Identify, Network, Support, and Inspire young people in their call to gospel preaching.
“I attended my first Festival of Young Preachers at Green Lake this past summer and hope to attend many more,” said Dr. C. Jeff...
November 18, 2014
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/18/14)—The Board of General Ministries for American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) met November 13-15, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza, Valley Forge.
A significant Agenda item during the Board’s meeting was a presentation given by an Adaptive Challenge Team (ACT), a representative group from across the country. The Team spent eight months examining the economic challenges facing United Mission, the core funding source of American Baptist Churches....
November 14, 2014
- Each year, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America designates the Sunday before U.S. Thanksgiving Day as “IOCC Sunday.”
[The complete text of the Assembly of Bishops’ IOCC Sunday Encyclical appears below.]...
November 13, 2014
Taiwan Church News
November 3 - 9, 2014
Church Ministry News
Common Taiwanese Bible Association Is Officially Launched!
Reported by Tâng Hûi-siok
On November 1, Common Taiwanese Bible Association(CTBA) is officially launched at the International Conference Hall of Siongim Complex in Tainan Theological College and Seminary(TTCS...