La Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo celebra su 75º….

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Black.“Durante 75 años, [la organización] ha reflejado su vocación central de proclamar las buenas nuevas de Jesucristo mediante la labor de ayuda y desarrollo, junto a asociados y simpatizantes a través de la Comunión Anglicana. Inspirándose en Mateo 25:37-40, la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo ha estado junto a la Iglesia local en los lugares donde ha habido necesidad”, dijo Welby. “En mis visitas en la Comunión Anglicana, he visto de primera mano cómo las congregaciones locales, las diócesis y las provincias buscan enfrentar la pobreza, la desigualdad y el sufrimiento que se derivan del conflicto, los desastres naturales, las enfermedades y otras causas”.Lo largo de 2015, la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, junto con episcopales y otros amigos y simpatizantes, ha celebrado “75 años de restaurar a un mundo quebrantado”. Marcó el aniversario un proyecto semanal de relatos de historia vía Internet y una exposición viajera de fotografías que muestra las personas y lugares del mundo donde han llegado los ministerios de socorro al desastre, salud pública y desarrollo económico de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo.En septiembre de 2014, la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo inauguró una campaña de recaudación por el aniversario de $7,5 millones. Durante la celebración del 75º. Aniversario, las diócesis, escuelas y agrupaciones episcopales emprendieron iniciativas de base para crear conciencia y apoyo a favor de los programas de donaciones de la organización. A principios de noviembre de 2015, las campañas y los donativos de muchos individuos comprometidos [con esta causa] habían generado $6,6 millones para robustecer programas que afectan positivamente las vidas de más de 3 millones de personas en 40 países todos los años.“Ha sido un año extraordinario”, dijo Radtke cuando Episcopal News Service le pidió que hiciera un comentario sobre la celebración por el aniversario de un año entero de duración, añadiendo que durante 75 años la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo se ha beneficiado de la generosidad de los episcopales de toda la Iglesia.Y algo más importante aún, dijo Radtke, la reacción de los episcopales a [la celebración] del aniversario durante un año entero ha sido conmovedora.“Creo que es la manera en que los episcopales manifiestan su vinculación con la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo. Ya hemos dedicado casi 18 meses a una exposición fotográfica que ha viajado por todo el país y la reacción de la gente a nuestras fotografías y a las historias que cuentan esas fotografías ha sido vigorosa”, afirmó él. “Creo que ha sido extraordinario escuchar hoy tanto al Dr. Kim como también a nuestros panelistas de todo el mundo acerca de la labor de las agrupaciones religiosas y de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo en particular y la manera [positiva] en que afecta las vidas”.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Curry predicó el 11 de noviembre en una eucaristía especial en la iglesia de Santiago Apóstol en Nueva York durante un Simposio Internacional por el 75º. Aniversario de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo. Foto de Cynthia L. Black[Episcopal News Service] En el oficio conmemorativo del 75º. aniversario de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, el obispo primado Michael B. Curry comenzó su sermón citando a la cantante de góspel Mahalia Jackson que cantaba “si puedo ayudar a alguien a lo largo del camino… mi vida no será en vano”.Fue en este espíritu y una alegría y un privilegio reunirse para darle gracias a Dios por “el milagro que Dios ha hecho a través del ministerio, la labor y el testimonio del camino de Jesús a través de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo y del movimiento que la hizo surgir”, dijo Curry.Unas doscientas personas se reunieron en la iglesia de Santiago Apóstol [St. James’ Church] en la Avenida Madison en Nueva York, el 11 de diciembre donde Curry predicó en una eucaristía especial, al comienzo de un simposio internacional de todo un día, un evento con el que culmina un año entero de celebraciones por el 75º. aniversario de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo. Andrew Dietsche, obispo diocesano de Nueva York presidió la eucaristía.“Estoy cada vez más convencido de que Dios vino a morar entre nosotros en la persona de Jesús de Nazaret para mostrarnos la manera de reconciliarnos con nuestro Dios, el Dios que creó y que ama a cada uno de nosotros”, dijo Curry, quien fuera instalado como Obispo Presidente y Primado de la Iglesia Episcopal el 1 de noviembre. “Y al mostrarnos la forma de reconciliarnos con Dios, él nos muestra la forma de reconciliarnos los unos con los otros como hijos de ese Dios que es el creador de todos nosotros.“Él nos muestra la manera de ser algo más que simples recopilaciones de intereses particulares. Nos muestra la forma de llegar a ser algo más grande que nosotros mismos. Nos muestra que el amor puede realmente enseñarnos el camino”.Jesús nos muestra, dijo Curry, que no tenemos que quedarnos atascados en las pesadillas de los desastres naturales o resultantes del quehacer humano ni en las pesadillas de la pobreza y la injusticia.“No tenemos que quedarnos atascados en la pesadilla, él vino a mostrarnos que Dios tenía un sueño para este mundo y que podemos vivirlo si colaboramos con Dios”, subrayó Curry. “Jesús vino a enseñarnos a ser algo más que simplemente la raza humana. Eso está bien, pero no lo bastante bien; él vino a enseñarnos cómo llegar a ser la familia humana de Dios. Y eso, hermanos y hermanas, es nuestra esperanza, nuestra salvación y la esperanza del planeta mismo”.Durante sus palabras de bienvenida, Robert W. Radtke, quien preside la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, explicó de qué manera las promesas que los episcopales hacen en el Pacto Bautismal son también los fundamentos del ministerio de la organización.“La Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo es un ministerio fundado sobre nuestros más profundos valores cristianos. Buscar y servir a Cristo en todas las personas y respetar la dignidad de todo ser humano, estas son promesas que los episcopales renuevan cada vez que bautizamos a un nuevo miembro de nuestra Iglesia”, dijo Radtke, añadiendo que esa promesas fueron renovadas hace 10 días en la instalación de Curry.En su bienvenida al simposio internacional de la tarde, Curry, que antes de ser instalado como Obispo Primado presidió la junta directiva de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo de la cual es ahora presidente honorario, dijo “como ustedes bien saben, el tema ‘Restaurar un Mundo Quebrantado” es realmente el meollo de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo; que nosotros como personas de fe rehusamos estar satisfechos con el mundo tal como es, sino que incesantemente nos comprometemos con un mundo como Dios se propone que sea”.El simposio, explicó Curry, “se propuso abordar los problemas que se nos presentan y, como gente de fe, podemos abordar esos problemas de un modo que realmente marque una diferencia para este mundo y para los pueblos de esta tierra”.El Dr. Jim Yong Kim, presidente del Banco Mundial, pronunció el discurso de apertura en el Simposio Internacional del 75º. aniversario. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.El simposio comenzó con un discurso de apertura del Dr. Jim Yong Kim, presidente del Banco Mundial seguido por una sesión de debate y de preguntas y respuestas con Ray Suárez, el presentador del programa “Inside Story” de la estación de televisión Al Jazeera America.Kim, médico y antropólogo, trabajó en desarrollo internacional durante más de 20 años y fue cofundador, con el Dr. Paul Farmer, de Partners in Health [Socios en Salud] una organización sanitaria de alcance global. Los dos se conocieron cuando estudiaban juntos. Farmer le dio a conocer a Kim la obra de los teólogos de la liberación en un momento cuando el mundo estaba todavía inmerso en la Guerra Fría.Después de intentar encontrarle sentido al mundo a través de la teoría social, Kim y Farmer insistieron en volver a la pregunta, “Qué ha de hacerse en el mundo?” Y andaban en busca de un principio organizacional en torno al cual pudieran avanzar, actuar y percibir que estaban haciendo lo correcto, dijo Kim.Los dos se sentían inspirados por personas como Gustavo Gutiérrez Merino, el fundador de la teología de la liberación, que trabajaba con los pobres en Perú.“Obra que puso substancia a ese criterio de una opción preferencial por los pobres”, dijo él, añadiendo que los teólogos de la liberación desarrollaron un método sencillo que se basaba en ver, juzgar y actuar cuándo participaban las comunidades pobres, por lo cual la labor en las comunidades pobres no comienza con programas, sino más bien con la pregunta “¿Cuál es la naturaleza de vuestra realidad? ¿Qué hacen de esa realidad y qué ha de hacerse?”Kim, que llegó a ser presidente del Banco Mundial en 2012, explicó que uno de los objetivos de la institución es ponerle fin a la pobreza extrema para 2030.“Somos la primera generación en la historia humana que podemos ver el fin de la pobreza extrema”, dijo Kim, añadiendo que en 1990, el 36 por ciento de la población del mundo vivía en extrema pobreza y que el mundo parecía apegado a la antigua noción de que ‘los pobres siempre estarán con vosotros’, pero ahora le hemos puesto una fecha de caducidad a la pobreza”.Ahora, por primera vez en la historia, afirmó Kim, el porcentaje de personas que viven en pobreza extrema ha descendido por debajo del 10 por ciento. Según él, el 9,6 por ciento es el cálculo estimativo para 2015, pero eso aún significa 700 millones de personas, la mitad de los cuales se calcula que estén viviendo para 2010 en estados considerados frágiles o sujetos a conflictos. El número de estos últimos se espera que ascienda al 90 por ciento para 2030.El papel de las organizaciones de carácter religioso en el alivio de la extrema pobreza “es extremadamente importante”, afirmó.“Hay tres cosas que debemos hacer para sacar a todo el mundo de la extrema pobreza. La primera es hacer crecer la economía, pero no cualquier clase de crecimiento, tenemos que ver el crecimiento económico que beneficie a los más pobres; tenemos que invertir en las personas, existen pruebas abrumadoras de que invertir en la salud y en la educación no es sólo bueno para la salud y la educación, es bueno para el crecimiento económico… y finalmente, necesitamos garantizar que las personas no vuelvan a caer en la pobreza por circunstancias ajenas a su voluntad”.Al discurso de apertura del Dr. Jim Yong Kim le siguió una sesión de debate y preguntas y respuestas moderada por Ray Suárez, el presentador del programa “Inside Story” de Al Jazeera America. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.El simposio también incluyó presentaciones y discusiones por paneles sobre iniciativas comunitarias basadas en recursos, el fin de la violencia sexual y de género, la capacitación de voluntarios de la comunidad y el valerse de asociaciones de carácter religioso.Utilizando recursos y experiencia locales, la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo crea y ayuda a programas destinados a vencer la pobreza, el hambre y las enfermedades. En la tarde del día del simposio, se presentaron estudios de casos que mostraban la labor del programa en Angola, la República Democrática del Congo, El Salvador, Liberia, las Filipinas, Zambia, Burundi y Kenia.Lo que comenzó hace 75 años como El Fondo del Obispo Primado para Ayuda Mundial en respuesta al sufrimiento causado por la guerra en Europa es en la actualidad la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, una organización independiente sin fines de lucro que colabora estrechamente con la Comunión Anglicana y asociados ecuménicos para ayudar a las comunidades a reconstruir después de desastres y a desarrollar estrategias a largo plazo con vistas a crear un futuro próspero.“A lo largo de estos años, la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo ha desempeñado un papel significativo como expresión del llamado del Evangelio a responder a las necesidades humanas con amoroso servicio”, escribió el arzobispo de Cantórbery Justin Welby, en una carta de felicitación fechada el 22 de octubre para marcar el aniversario de la organización, que leyó la Rda. 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John Danforth calls Episcopal Church to healing ministry for America

first_img Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Sep 16, 2016 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET House of Bishops, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET September 17, 2016 at 9:26 pm Thank you for what you have said. I had thought more of John Danforth prior to his instrumental role in Clarence Thomas’s Supreme Court appointment. He encouraged the persecution of a brave woman, Anita Hill, so that his protege would get the job. More than two decades on, this man is still damaging this country. It was shameful. That the Rev. Danforth is a priest in our church does not make any difference. Rather, it seems hypocritical. Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 September 21, 2016 at 7:02 pm I am surprised that so much politics has been brought into the Reverend Danfort’s call for a healing ministry for America. The Reverend Danforth is a priest of God. As with any minister he will never please everybody. But he has appealed to us to enter into a national healing ministry. Can we not forget all bitterness of the past and heed this holy challenge? Although I was not of the same party, I have always considered former Senator John Danforth to be a national statesman. I am delighted to be a member of the same church as Reverend John. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL September 17, 2016 at 11:15 am “He used the example of a group of clergy that confronted police officers demanding that they publicly repent in the wake of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. That demand may have felt prophetic, he said, but it prejudged the facts…”That really needed saying. Loudly and clearly. The facts (confirmed by the police and independently by the Justice Department) about Michael Brown and his violent acts were wholly ignored by a segment of activists who wanted their own facts regardless of the truth. The investigations concluded that the whole Black Lives Matter story of Michael Brown being executed was a total lie – but it was repeated enough to have credibility with those who wanted it to be so. The leap to ride along with George Soros’ paid agitation groups/rioters like BLM has been a mistake that destroyed the lives of people, not the least of which was Officer Darrin Wilson. Well-meaning but very misled church activists contributed to his resignation and subsequent exodus from larger society as he continues to fear for his life to this day. While there is eagerly available energy for the Church to be called to repent for sins of generations ago I hope that someone prophetic will speak up about the sins of misplaced activism. September 20, 2016 at 4:17 pm It’s a shame that apparently you all have missed the most important message contained in his remarks. Giving Bishop Curry the freedom to bring the Episcopal Church to the world is an inspired idea. What a gift we would give to the world.Let’s not let our political views get in the way of sound reasoning and our call to bring Christ to the world. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York September 18, 2016 at 2:45 pm Tolerate intolerance? Indeed! Yes, we should pray for our nation, but not through the medium of a “hate-filled” organization as the Franklin Graham Crusade. We are fully capable, as Episcopalians, of doing our own praying. This prayers should include praying for increased tolerance of those different than ourselves, the poor and marginalized in our society, and those who would continue to promote racism,intolerance and division in our society. We should pray that the needs of all people in need be met through our institutions with the help of our churches and all people of faith. Tags September 17, 2016 at 10:44 pm If he truly wants to heal this country why not encourage Episcopalians to stop supporting abortion on demand. There will be no true healing of this nation until the mass murder of pre born children is ended. . The prophetic voice is right in scripture. The problem is not the lack of the prophetic voice. The problem is ignoring it and twisting it to serve sinful human inclinations. September 17, 2016 at 1:56 pm People are so polarized about everything these days that it is difficult for many to engage in rational discussion of the issues . ” Come , let us reason together . ” Rich AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments are closed. John Danforth signs a copy of his book “The Relevance of Religion: How Faithful People Can Change Politics” for Diocese of New York Bishop Andrew Dietsche after Danforth’s Sept. 16 presentation to the House of Bishops. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Detroit, Michigan] Calling for “an expansive ministry to America,” former Missouri Republican Sen. John Danforth called on the Episcopal Church Sept. 16 to combine its pastoral and prophetic voices into “a healing ministry to a nation that needs healing.”Danforth, an Episcopal priest, lawyer and author who served in the U.S. Senate from 1976-1995, told the House of Bishops that “this longtime politician knows that America needs us; this devoted Episcopalian believes that Jesus calls us” to act boldly in the current political and civic climate.Episcopalians “should be evangelists to all Americans, especially to the most idealistic Americans, to young people who want to change the world. We should be the voices that call them to do just that,” he said.The call to Episcopalians to do this ministry can be seen as an opportunity created by current circumstances in the United States, or as the patriotic duty of citizens or as a God-given calling, or as all three, Danforth said.The former senator and United Nations ambassador decried what he sees as politicians appealing to people’s fear and capitalizing on society’s trend of valuing self-interest above the common good. Danforth argued that the United States has lost sight of its founders’ commitment to what they called “virtue,” which he described as putting the common good above personal interest. The Episcopal Church must call people back to that virtue because it seems no one else is, he added.“The model for us is the cross, and that is the opposite of egocentricity,” Danforth said.If Jesus calls on us to love our enemies, he said, then we should surely love people with opposing ideas. “A political opponent is not an enemy, not in this country,” he said, adding that hatred is what is disturbing in politics today.Former Sen. John Danforth (R-Missouri), an Episcopal priest, center, talks with Chicago Bishop Jeffrey D. Lee, left, and Missouri Bishop Wayne Smith before Danforth’s Sept. 16 presentation to the House of Bishops. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceHe gave the bishops a three-pronged plan for what he said had to be a ministry of reconciliation. First, the church must adopt and announce a clear message about “what precisely we intend to be” and “create a short, clear statement of what we intend to do.” Second, the church must develop and pursue tactics to implement the message because “we will have to be more than a slogan.” Thirdly, “our presiding bishop gives us a unique opportunity to speak powerfully beyond our walls” and he should be empowered to do so.“He is a very special talent and we should not bury this talent,” Danforth said. “I have never known anyone in the Episcopal Church who is better able to preach the gospel to the world than our presiding bishop.”As the bishops began to applaud, Danforth added, “Let’s make him the public face of church. Every day in the office would be better spent on the road. We should free him from administrative and ‘churchy’ responsibilities and find ways to expose him to the widest audience.”Danforth acknowledged that Episcopalians disagree over when the church must raise its prophetic voice and when it must use its pastoral voice.He used the example of a group of clergy that confronted police officers demanding that they publicly repent in the wake of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. That demand may have felt prophetic, he said, but it prejudged the facts and assumed that those individual officers were in need of repentance. A pastoral approach would have assumed that the officers were good people and would have appealed to that goodness, he said.Diocese of Washington Bishop Mariann Budde, left; House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings; and the Rev. Kim Jackson, chaplain at the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center in Atlanta, Georgia, discuss their responses to former Sen. John Danforth’s Sept. 16 presentation to the House of Bishops. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceDiocese of Washington Bishop Mariann Budde; House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings; and the Rev. Kim Jackson, chaplain at the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center in Atlanta, Georgia, formed a panel to respond to Danforth’s remarks.Budde agreed that people hunger for the prophetic voice. She added that many if not most of those people live on society’s margins, not at the privileged center. She said she struggles to discern when the prophetic voice is needed and when the pastoral voice is called for. “I do know that the prophetic voice is usually what gets us off the dime because no one gives up privilege when it’s asked for,” she said. “It usually has to be demanded, and it has to be demanded in such a way that initially will always be offensive.”Jackson agreed, saying that many times “the common good has not included a lot of people.” Thus, she said, she sees a large part of her ministry as advocating in the Georgia Legislature and elsewhere because, as a young seminarian and priest, she was inspired and received an example of advocacy from the work of the church. And she learned that advocacy is about relationships.“I think that’s what we do as a church,” she said. “We figure out how to talk to people who are different from us, how to compromise, but also how to come together even though we may sit in very different camps.”Jennings said that the Episcopal Church’s presence in 17 countries means that Danforth’s call could be lived out in many different political systems.She also countered one of the senator’s suggestions that the church spends too much time passing resolutions that he said don’t amount to much in the end. “We can help to change the tone [of political debate] and we can also advocate,” she said.“We probably sometimes get into issues that maybe would be best left to others but, when we choose certain advocacy positions to take, my experience has been that it has been to be able to fulfill our baptismal covenant to seek and serve Christ in all people and to respect the dignity of every human being,” Jennings said.The House of Bishops is meeting at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in downtown Detroit. Some bishops and others are tweeting about the meeting using the hashtag #hobfall16.Other ENS coverage is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. September 16, 2016 at 10:37 pm John Danforth gave us Clarence Thomas and helped trash Anita Hill. What does he know about prophetic ministry? Kenneth Knapp says: November 23, 2016 at 11:20 am Excellent. Let us unite to let our voice be heard. Let us spread the gospel of nonviolent resistance and envourage speaking truth to power. I’m rereading Walter Winks’ book: Engaging the Powers and recommend it. 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Hubbard says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Joel Morris says: President of the House of Deputies Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Jerry Emerson says: Submit a Press Release Press Release Service Valleri Callahan says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Doug Desper says: Comments (15) Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rachel Weldon says: September 17, 2016 at 2:05 pm Sign me up!!Right on, and we need more thoughful comments like this. Another recent example, in my opinion, was our Episcopal reluctance (perhaps) to support the Franklin Graham crusade praying for our Nation in every State Capital. Praying for our Nation seems overwhelmingly the right thing to do, even if the advocate is of course with all of us, a sinner. So even if Graham is intolerant of us because of our stand on excepting everyone, shouldn’t we be tolerant of his intolerance. IAW if we call him less than Christian, because of his intolerance, aren’t we also quilty of sinning in our judgement of him? Perhaps, or even factually, the Good Samartian even would have disagreed with our Lord’s divinity. John Paddock says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem September 23, 2016 at 3:51 pm Right on Terry. Calling Graham any kind of name is just like the guy carrying the sign outside Sunday morning calling us names. Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC House of Bishops Fall 2016, Rector Bath, NC Hugh Hansen, Ph.D. says: Terry Francis says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK House of Deputies, MARTHA j Tressler says: Rector Shreveport, LA Richmond Parker says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT September 18, 2016 at 5:13 pm Joel Morris, do you seriously believe that Franklin Graham (along with his father Billy) doesn’t pray for the poor, the marginalized, and the end of racism and intolerance? Calling the Graham organization hate- filled is asinine but not surprising coming from someone like yourself. Evangelists like Graham believe homosexuality is a sin and that scripture supports that. TEC doesn’t agree with that scriptural interpretation. You don’t agree with it. Many others don’t agree with it. Fine. But to call those that do hate mongers doesn’t show a whole lot of Christian virtue on your part my friend. Our Lord and Savior doesn’t love Graham and like-minded people any less because of this issue and he doesn’t love you and like-minded people any more because of the issue. You said that we should pray for, among other things, those that would continue to promote division in our society. Agreed. And I would suggest that you start with yourself. Because calling another group of Christians hate-filled is hardly conducive to ending division. Your kind of rhetoric only promotes more division. “Judge not least ye be judged” doesn’t only apply to fundamentalists and conservative Christians Joel, it also applies to, God forbid, progressives like yourself. September 28, 2016 at 6:22 pm Given that Episcopalians can’t even get along on this thread, I’m not confident of the success of “a healing ministry” to the nation. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA September 17, 2016 at 7:55 pm Thank you! Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Jerry Emerson says: September 17, 2016 at 2:25 am John Paddock, enough of the self-righteous and judgmental platitudes! Funny how whenever someone who is republican/conservative speaks up and tries to make a contribution to this church, you can always count on people like Mr. Paddock to attack that individual. Sad.last_img read more

Global South Anglicans discuss ‘great human suffering,’ Anglican unity

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 By Gavin DrakePosted Oct 11, 2016 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Anglican Communion, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tags Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Human Sexuality New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Belleville, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate Diocese of Nebraska center_img [Anglican Communion News Service] Primates, clergy and laity from the Global South group of Anglicans have spent the past week meeting in Cairo and discussing a range of issues from evangelism, inter-faith dialogue and same-sex relationships. Under the theme “. . . found faithful”, the delegates “were able to share, discern, pray, study, worship and take counsel together . . . about matters that are affecting our beloved Anglican Communion and our world,” they said in a post-conference communiqué, The Sixth Trumpet.Full article. Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Global South Anglicans discuss ‘great human suffering,’ Anglican unity Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

New minister general for Third Order of Society of Saint…

first_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Press Release Anglican Communion, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New minister general for Third Order of Society of Saint Francis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Posted Sep 26, 2017 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET People Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Callscenter_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Anglican Communion News Service] The Rev. John Hebenton, the vicar of Gate Pa, Tauranga, in New Zealand’s North Island’s Bay of Plenty, has been elected as the new minister general of the Third Order of St Francis. Hebenton, who has spent most of his 30-year ordained ministry working with youth organisations, becomes the “functional head” and “servant” of the international Anglican Franciscan movement, which brings together “men and women, clergy or lay, who are called to a lifelong discipline and vow”. He succeeds the Rev. Ken Norian from the US-based Episcopal Church.Read the entire article here. Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KYlast_img read more

Sandra Montes excites General Convention with testimony, singing voice

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA John Roberts says: Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Comments (1) Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books General Convention 2018 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img Press Release Service Sandra Montes excites General Convention with testimony, singing voice Comments are closed. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest July 12, 2018 at 2:36 pm So evil for the church to be “white”. That’s why I’m leaving it. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI General Convention, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Sandra Montes performing during the July 7 Austin revival. Photo: Courtney Thompson/Diocese of Upper South Carolina[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Throughout the 79th General Convention, Sandra Montes has been one of the leading voices witnessing on behalf of immigrants. She speaks from firsthand experience.In addition to her powerful testimony at legislative sessions, she’s also impressed the convention with her beautiful singing.A native of Peru, Montes spent her childhood in Guatemala before her parents moved with her to the United States where her father served as an evangelical pastor. After a stop in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, they eventually settled in Houston in the 1980s.“I call it luck that we didn’t have to go through what others have gone through to get here,” Montes said in an interview with Episcopal News Service. Those fleeing to the U.S. now, Montes said, are “running to stay alive. People come here out of desperation.”General Convention is considering several resolutions that provide broad, forceful statements on the issues of separation of families in immigrant detention, the sanctuary church movement and the dignity of immigrants in the face of federal policies that deputies and bishops say go against the Episcopal Church’s Christian values.Full ENS coverage of the 79th meeting of General Convention is available here.In considering the resolutions, Montes urged the bishops and deputies to show compassion to the immigrants who are trying to enter the country. “We as Christians have been told to love everyone,” she said. “That means to be compassionate.”On July 8, Montes was among 1,000 Episcopalians to gather at the T. Don Hutto detention facility in Taylor, Texas, to speak against the actions of the U.S. government in its enforcement of immigration policies that have separated families over the last few months.“Today is my son’s birthday, and if he had ever been taken from me, I don’t know what I would have done … just because I was trying to bring him somewhere where he could have liberty, where he could have a life,” she said at the rally.“For me, it’s very important that these women” being held at the center know we are here, she said. “I cannot even put into words the desperation I would feel if I were in there and my child were somewhere else. Or even if he was with me, just because we want something better, we’re looking for freedom.”After they arrived in Houston, Montes’ father was eventually ordained as an Episcopal priest and served as rector of Iglesia Episcopal San Mateo, one of the largest all-Latino churches in the Episcopal Church. Though now retired, he helps at a Lutheran Church in Houston.Her brother, the Rev. Alex Montes-Vela, is chair of the Texas deputies and serves as a priest at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Manor, Texas, which began with five people meeting in his home in 2010. Her niece, Luz Montes, is also a Texas deputy and attends the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin with plans to be ordained as an Episcopal priest.Her father believed that “God had called our whole family to ministry,” she said.Montes spent a career as a public school teacher before retiring. She now assists the Episcopal Church Foundation as a Spanish-language resource consultant, a position in which she assists the foundation in developing practical resources on issues addressing the leadership and financial challenges facing Spanish-speaking Episcopal congregations, develops and leads presentations for online and other educational events and collaborates with foundation staff to develop greater capacity in this area.She has been approached during the convention by those seeking her assistance in developing bilingual resources for their own dioceses and churches.In addition to being an advocate for immigrants, Montes fired up the audience with a powerful performance prior to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon at the July 7 revival. She also sang during the rally held outside the Hutto detention facility in Taylor.Never professionally trained in voice or music, she enjoys singing and writing her own songs. “My mom says I was born singing,” she said.At home, Montes said she does not attend a specific church. As a Latina wearing purple hair, she admits that she stands out – but is on a mission to learn how welcoming a congregation is when she walks through the door.“What I do now is that I visit different churches and blog about them, how welcoming they are,” she said. At some all-white churches she attends, “nobody says ‘hi’ to me. There are some that are very, very welcoming, friendly and helpful.”Based on her experiences, she offers a few pointers on making visitors feel welcome, such as having parking spaces reserved for visitors, smiles and cleanliness. “One of the biggest things that I really appreciate is that if they ask me to stay for coffee and either take me and stay with me or give me to somebody else,” she said.She said she’s had mixed emotions while attending General Convention, starting with the opening Eucharist. “On stage were white women dressed in African clothing playing drums,” she said, explaining that this was an unfortunate cultural appropriation.Whites, she said, don’t realize the impression this may leave with African-Americans, Native Americans, Latinos or Asians. “I don’t know what message that’s giving, but I know what I thought,” she said.Also missing at the convention has been a diversity of music and performers. “The music has been great, but it has not been diverse. We are still very white,” she said.Nevertheless, she said, “I love this church. I love Jesus above everything. I am so grateful I am part of it. Because I know this church, I know we can be better. It all comes from love.”She admits that she may sometimes get angry, but said, “I try to be the voice for the people who don’t have a voice.”— Mike Patterson is a San Antonio-based freelance writer and correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. He is a member of ENS General Convention reporting team and can be reached at [email protected] By Mike PattersonPosted Jul 11, 2018 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Tampa, FL last_img read more

Episcopal Urban Caucus issues statement against violence

first_img Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA George Floyd Statements TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Posted Apr 21, 2021 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Episcopal Urban Caucus, in its commitment to equality, inclusion and peace in our urban areas, decries and denounces the ongoing violence that persists in our cities. We especially oppose the systemic abuse of power against our Black and Brown brothers and sisters during this time of racial reckoning in America. We condemn the unchecked state sanctioned misconduct by officials who continue to disenfranchise, abuse and oppress people of color.While we give thanks that in the case of George Floyd there is accountability, we know that until the demand for a systemic change is louder than the desire to maintain the status quo, Black and Brown children of God will continue to suffer at the hands of those who fail to see humanity in all whom they meet. To that end we call on all people of good will  to demonstrate in both actions and words that this pervasive, horrific abuse of power must cease.The Episcopal Urban Caucus will continue to speak up, speak out, and do our part to name and respond to injustice against God’s people.The Board of Directors of the Episcopal Urban Caucus (as listed below):Nell Braxton Gibson, New YorkThe Rev. Sheldon Hamblin, New YorkThe Rev Glenna Huber, District of ColumbiaElisabeth Jacobs, New YorkThe Rev. Charles Lane, IowaBarbara K. Larsen, IllinoisJustin Merrick, TennesseeDiane B. Pollard, New YorkThe Hon. Byron Rushing, MassachusettsVelva Wright, New JerseyThe Rev. Charles A. Wynder, Jr, New Hampshire Episcopal Urban Caucus issues statement against violence Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TNlast_img read more

‘A new day is dawning’: Irish churches reopen with joy

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Posted May 14, 2021 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC ‘A new day is dawning’: Irish churches reopen with joy Rector Hopkinsville, KY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab center_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service COVID-19 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [Church of Ireland] Parishioners and members of the wider community in Rathmichael were joined by Archbishop Michael Jackson on May 10 as churches reopened for public worship after four and a half months of lockdown. The rector, the Rev. Sean Hanily, led the service of Compline and welcomed people back through the church doors for the first time since Christmas.In his sermon, the archbishop noted that for almost half a year churches had been closed except for the saddest of human events – funerals – and a very muted version of the happiest events – weddings. He paid tribute to all  who worked so hard while church buildings were closed and added that the reopening of churches heralded a new beginning.Read the entire article here. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

The Compassion and Grace of Comfort Care

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. April 29, 2018 at 6:10 pm Dear Diane V, may you, your sisters and your mama be greatly blessed during this time of comfort. I miss my Mama so very much but I have the blessed hope in our Lord that I will see her again. Blessings on you and yours, Charles Towne LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here April 30, 2018 at 11:57 am Thank you for your grace & wishes. Diane V April 30, 2018 at 10:15 am Reply April 29, 2018 at 9:54 am Reply Thank you for your kind words. 6 COMMENTS charles towne Reply Mama Mia April 28, 2018 at 6:42 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reggie Connell Reply  From Florida Hospital Apopka Diane V Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 April 30, 2018 at 10:50 am Here’s a closer look at comfort care, who it’s for and how it can provide solace for patients and families facing a life-limiting illness.What Is Comfort Care?Comfort care is a form of specialized medical care that focuses on easing the symptoms of a disease as a patient nears the end of life. Like hospice care, comfort care may be administered when curative treatment is no longer an option, or when a patient decides to forego further treatment.Patients can opt to receive comfort care in a hospital, in a specialized medical setting or in the comfort of home. A patient’s individual comfort care team may comprise his or her primary doctor, nurses, specialists and other care providers, all working together to provide relief from pain, discomfort, and stress.Sometimes, the services provided during comfort care extend beyond the medical. Emotional counseling, pet therapy, massage therapy and music therapy may all bring comfort and joy to an ailing patient. Spiritual guidance can be an instrumental component for people of faith, lending support and insight during a patient’s final journey.Who is a Candidate for Comfort Care?Any person, of any age, facing any life-limiting illness can receive comfort care. This may include cancer, HIV/AIDS, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.Many doctors recommend this symptom-focused form of care in the early stages of a serious illness when curative treatment is still possible. At this stage, it is called palliative care. Both comfort care and palliative care focus on easing discomfort and improving quality of life for the duration of disease or illness.How is Comfort Care Paid For?Comfort care services are typically covered under Medicare Part A, Medicaid, and most private insurances, making it widely accessible. This benefit generally covers the care team’s services, medications, supplies, and equipment related to a patient’s life-limiting illness.There may still be co-pays, co-insurance or a deductible under insurance plans, but a patient’s individual comfort care team will work with the patient, family and insurance providers to ensure he or she receives all available benefits.Why Is Comfort Care Important?The compassion at the heart of comfort care is a special gift during these most challenging days of one’s life. With a comprehensive team of care professionals working together to provide physical, emotional and spiritual support, a patient is better able to approach his or her death with dignity, grace, and peace of mind.For some people with a long-term, incurable illness, the physical and emotional toll of treatment may at some point begin to outweigh the benefits. It’s one of the most difficult decisions many of us will ever have to face. But when that time comes, comfort care can take over from curative treatment to help patients live life as fully as possible until the end. Comfort care can provide relief for the family or caregivers of a terminally ill patient, freeing them up from the practical tasks of caregiving as well as the stress of seeing their loved one suffer.Nothing can make death easy. But with the body and mind relieved of pain, stress, and discomfort, ailing patients are better able to spend their final days enjoying the people and things that are most important in life. Reply Diane, I am truly sorry about your mom entering comfort care. Is she nearby you all, or is she back in NY? I know that it is hard on you all, you and your sisters, but you all are doing right, to respect your mom’s wishes. You are lucky to have your sisters to lean on each other, throughout the ups and downs of your lives. I sincerely hope your mom will be comfortable. Every morning I wake up and turn on my phone, and it states LG, life is good, but there are plenty of times, I think to myself, life is hard. Thank you, Commissioner Velazquez, for sharing such a personal story with us. Our prayers will be with you and your family. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Diane V Please enter your comment! Reply My mom just entered comfort care. She has expressed she does not want any medical intervention. She is not a candidate for hospice right now. My sisters & I are respecting our mom wishes. We are saddened. This time in comfort care will allow us the time to spend with our Mom & accept her decision. TAGSComfort CareFlorida Hospital – ApopkaThe Voice of Compassion Previous articleApopka High School Beta Club needs your helpNext articleHow live liver transplants could save thousands of lives Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Breaking news overnight: Gunshot victim found at OBT bar

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Breaking News:From the Orange County Sheriff’s OfficeOrange County deputies responded to a shooting this morning at 3:06AM in the parking lot of Q Karaoke and Billiards (4519 South Orange Blossom Trail). Upon arrival, one victim was found in the parking lot with a gunshot wound and was transported by Orange County Fire Rescue to the hospital in stable condition. A second victim was dropped off at the hospital suffering from a non-life threatening injury.The names of the victims were not released.The investigation is still ongoing, and no other details have been released. The Apopka Voice will update this story as more information is learned. TAGSOrange County Sheriff’s Office Previous articleApopka Burglary Report and MapNext articleTake the Orange County experience Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Raise the Roof coming in November

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. From Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County & Greater ApopkaAre you ready for the most exciting night of the year?Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County & Greater Apopka is thrilled to be hosting the second annual dinner and auction at a private hangar at the Sanford Airport. The venue is elaborately decorated and ready to host the best party in Central Florida!Raise the Roof is a distinctly unique and casual dinner event that celebrates our mission to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter right here in our community. The lively evening includes silent and live auctions, music and opportunities to take your group’s picture in a fun photo booth!Reserve your 10-person table or become a sponsor! Then, you and your guests plan your table theme, including decor, dinner, libations and dessert. Keep it simple or be outrageous, it’s up to you!Funds raised at the auction will be used to build and repair homes in the Seminole county and greater Apopka area. These funds are be critical in helping Habitat build and repair more homes with local, low income families this year in our community.Tables are still available but going fast! Raise the Roof is scheduled for November 4th at   Reserve yours today at: www.HabitatSeminoleApopka.org Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSHabitat for HumanityRaise the Roof Previous articleApopka collects 66,000 cubic yards of debrisNext articleLamphere gives his firsthand account of Puerto Rico Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more