June 30, 2016
- Today in Greensboro - Thursday, an overview
- Among other business, the Annual Conference today began consideration of “Query: Same Sex Weddings,” but did not conclude discussion of the item. First, the delegate body took a vote to open the floor to accept a query related to human sexuality as an item of business, because the Conference in 2011 had decided “to continue deeper conversations concerning human sexuality outside of the query process.”
- In election results, Samuel Kefas Sarpiya was chosen as moderator-elect. He will serve alongside moderator Carol Scheppard at the 2017 Annual Conference, and will be moderator of the 2018 Conference.
- This is the voice that must be our voice. His words must be heard and the Gospel communicated in all that we do. Now is the acceptable time for us to be the voice of Christ and to use our liberty in Him to offer truth, grace, and eternal life in a changing world.
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Eighty-nine educational scholarships, totaling $302,684.95 have been awarded to students in 51 Episcopal Church dioceses as well as 13 provinces of the Anglican Communion for the 2016-2017 academic year.
The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, canon to the presiding bishop for evangelism and reconciliation, who serves as the chair of the Scholarship Committee, said that 125 applications were received and reviewed....
In 1751 the Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly, Isaac Norris, ordered a bell from London to be hung in the tower of the Pennsylvania State House.
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] On Thursday, June 30, Thursdays at 2 features The Abundant Table whose mission is to connect the land with spirituality and community in the Diocese of Los Angeles.
The video is available here, as well. Closed-captioned video is...