In Texas, first rebuilt home dedicated after Bastrop County fires

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In Texas, first rebuilt home dedicated after Bastrop County fires Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA By EDOT staffPosted Apr 10, 2012 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI center_img 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA [Episcopal Diocese of Texas] On Holy Saturday, the first house completely built and funded by the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team (BCLTRT) was dedicated. It will belong to Hilary Shepherd and her daughter Jessica. All those who had been involved with rebuilding took part at a service of dedication.The Rev. Gill Keyworth (left) presents Shepherd with the gift of a cross.“It was truly a wonderful occasion to be able dedicate a home that had risen from ashes, on the weekend of Easter,” said the Rev. Gill Keyworth, disaster relief co-coordinator for the Diocese of Texas.The house was funded jointly by the Shepherds from their Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant in addition to grants from the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, Episcopal Relief & Development, Calvary Episcopal Church Bastrop and Austin Disaster Relief Network. Mennonite Disaster Services built the home in just eight weeks with volunteers from across the U.S. and Canada.Of the 1670 homes destroyed by the 2011 Labor Day fires in Bastrop County, 264 have been recognized as both not insured and owned by low income families. Many homeowners who had insurance are already rebuilding. Some are doing the construction themselves while others have building contractors. Of those doing the construction themselves some are running out of money before the home is complete.Thousands of people have already been to Bastrop to volunteer their time with the cleanup. Many hundreds of college students were welcomed during spring break. Clearing of debris continued and many new fences and sheds were built.Homeowner Hilary Shepherd triumphantly displays the keys to her new homeBCLTRT is working hard to complete case management, acquire building grants and welcome volunteer help. There are many projects and rebuilds underway as the team helps many families complete their homes.To sign up for volunteer accommodation visit www.umcswtx.org/faith-village-registration. To find out more about the work of the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery team visit www.bcltrt.org Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ last_img read more

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Seychelles churches will commit to reconstruction following floods

first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL 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-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem [Anglican Communion News Service] A bishop in flood-stricken Seychelles has said the church in that country will be “actively involved in the reconstruction efforts” through “raising funds for building materials.”The Rt. Rev. James Wong, bishop of the Diocese of Seychelles, told the Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS): “The situation in Seychelles is very sad and challenging. We have so many problems already and the floods have just brought more physical and material difficulty.”The Seychelles’ economy is mainly dependent on tourism, which is easily affected by such events.Reports indicate that up to 350 families have been displaced or remain unsheltered as they wait for their homes to be rehabilitated due to heavy rains and high tides.Experts are assessing the damage in order to establish the immediate needs of the people and the associated costs.“Currently, it’s very difficult to quantify the damage,” said Wong. “I am waiting for a report from the government.“Some people who have been displaced are staying at the Seychelles Police Academy. The government has asked guesthouses to open their doors and help accommodate stranded victims.”The bishop is concerned that the education sector is usually one of the hardest hit during such disasters.He explained, “Some schools closed for some time and those that are open are asking pupils to carry their own drinking water for fear of water pollution.”Last week, Archbishop Ian Ernest, primate of the Indian Ocean and bishop of Mauritius, asked the Anglican Communion for prayers and financial support. He also wrote to supporters to raise awareness of the crisis. Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest center_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET By Bellah ZuluPosted Feb 7, 2013 Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Anglican Communion Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Seychelles churches will commit to reconstruction following floods Rector Tampa, FL last_img read more

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Archbishop of Canterbury XI to take on the Vatican –…

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Ecumenical & Interreligious New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Featured Events Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Anglican Communion, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Archbishop Justin Welby with the Anglican XI cricketers. Photo: ACNS[Anglican Communion News Service] A Church of England XI will take on a team of cricketers representing the Vatican later this month in a repeat of last year’s historic first encounter in Canterbury.The St Peter’s Cricket Team batted first in last year’s match at Kent County Cricket Club’s Spitfire Ground in Canterbury; and scored 106 from their 20 overs. But in a tight battle, the Archbishop’s XI went on to win by six wickets with five balls to spare.Now, the Anglican side have been invited to Rome for a re-match, and will take on the Vatican XI on Sunday 25 October, after the final mass for 200 bishops and other delegates who have been attending the Synod on the Family.This afternoon the C of E team visited Lambeth Palace for a meeting with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby who tweeted a picture of the meeting using the hashtag #CofeVatican2020, saying: “With the Archbishop’s XI cricket team. Wishing them success against Vatican side later this month.”“The cricket will be fun and a strong symbolism of our ecumenical ties,” the C of E Captain, the Revd Steve Gray, said, adding: “though we will of course do our best to emerge victorious again.” Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Archbishop of Canterbury XI to take on the Vatican – at cricket Submit a Press Release Posted Oct 6, 2015 Archbishop of Canterbury, last_img read more

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‘I would talk with Boko Haram’: Anglican Communion secretary general

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Michael Grear says: Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Africa, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [Anglican Communion News Service] The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has said he would be prepared to talk with Boko Haram, if their leadership could be identified.Speaking in a HARDtalk interview with BBC journalist Stephen Sackur, Idowu-Fearon warned that it was “not helpful” to talk of a “fundamental struggle between Christians and Islam” or use language which suggests “a form of genocide” against Christians.Talking of his own experiences in Nigeria, Idowu-Fearon said: “The Boko Haram crisis we are facing does not discriminate. They come under the guise of Islam but we all know … that this is not the Islam we are used to.“For example, in that north-eastern part of Nigeria it is predominantly Muslim – Shia and Sunni Islam. Who are they trying to convert there? So it isn’t religion per se, that’s the point.”Idowu-Fearon didn’t criticize Pope Francis who had spoken of “a form of genocide” saying that the Pope had made his statement based on the information available to him; but he added: “The information that I have, what I lived with in my country, I wouldn’t use the term ‘religious genocide’ because with Boko Haram, more Muslims have been killed than Christians.”He laughed off criticisms from some quarters that he was a “Muslim Bishop” because of his lengthy studies of Islam and dialogue with Islamic leaders, and said: “I didn’t choose this ministry. God called me. And I believe God has done that for a specific purpose.“I come from the northern parts of Nigeria where religion is being used, and has been used, to divide us along Christian – Muslim lines. In the south west we have a significant huge number of Muslims and Christians. They don’t fight. Why are we fighting in the north?“I believe my calling is to help the Muslim to see me as a fellow-Nigerian who comes from the northern part of the country.”Idowu-Fearon acknowledged that there “would always be room for conflict” between Islam and Christianity because both religions were missiological; but he said that “our job, my job, is to help the Muslim and the Christian to understand each other.”Asked whether his bridge-building work could extend to dialogue with Boko Haram, Idowu-Fearon said: “If we can actually identify who the true leadership is . . . why not? . . . Dialogue is the beginning of the solution … If they are willing.”He continued: “We must all understand one thing: these are all God’s children, whether they are criminals or not. They are all God’s children and God love us equally. These have chosen to behave the way they are behaving and the responsibility is on those of us who believe there is a better way to help them to find it.“That’s why I am a Christian. That’s why I am involved in bridge-building.”During the 25-minute interview, Sackur touched on a range of issues, including conflicts within the Anglican Communion. Idowu-Fearon told him that Anglicans were working on a range of “Kingdom-things,” including Islamic extremism, corruption, poverty and bad governance. 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel ‘I would talk with Boko Haram’: Anglican Communion secretary general Youth Minister Lorton, VA Comments are closed. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Rector Shreveport, LA December 18, 2015 at 3:51 pm If the Archbishop wanted to speak with the leaders of Boko Haram, he could simply go to northeast Nigeria and let it be known he wishes to talk to their leaders. I am sure they would not kidnap him, nor torture him, nor kill him. They would all sit down together in the spirit of universal love and exchange a civilized and open discussion on the merits of all faiths and the error of their murderous ways towards Christians. That’s right, Archbishop, get started on your journey to Boko Haram territory where you will be welcomed with open, loving arms! Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Anglican Communion The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments (1) Rector Albany, NY By ACNS staffPosted Dec 18, 2015 Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska last_img read more

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WCC offers condolences in wake of Great Britain attack

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ecumenical & Interreligious New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [World Council of Churches] As Great Britain continued to cope with grief and trauma in the wake of the country’s deadliest terror attack in 12 years, World Council of Churches’ general secretary, the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, offered sympathy for those who lost loved ones from Great Britain and other countries.“I speak for the whole fellowship of Christian churches around the world when I say that we unconditionally condemn this criminal act of terror, whatever the motivation behind it have been, and we stand in solidarity with you in these difficult and trying circumstances,” he wrote.Tveit urged WCC member churches and all people in Great Britain and elsewhere to stay strong in their faith in God and also in their commitment to God’s love, which embraces all, and God’s reign, which holds out hope for a just and inclusive society, one of compassion and reconciliation. “It is sorely needed now,” Tveit wrote.The aspiration of an inclusive society is tested by such events as this attack, he continued. “Yet it was St. Bede who summoned a vision not only of individual Christians healing the wounds of their neighbors but also of a whole compassionate community—a cradle of redemptive love—leading the way to reconciliation through practicing the values of the reign of God.” Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA WCC offers condolences in wake of Great Britain attack Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Posted Mar 23, 2017 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service 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 (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VAlast_img read more

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Texas priest pays tribute to legendary church planter with 70-mile…

first_imgTexas priest pays tribute to legendary church planter with 70-mile prayer walk around Austin 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 (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service By David PaulsenPosted Oct 30, 2020 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA The Rev. David Peters in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas. Courtesy photo[Episcopal News Service] On a mild but windy morning in Austin, Texas, the weather prompted no complaints from the Rev. David Peters, who was “ambling along” west of downtown. But gusts of up to 30 mph were making it difficult for the priest to describe his 70-mile prayer walk to the reporter who had reached him by phone.“Let me get to a little quieter spot here,” Peters told Episcopal News Service. He hung up, ducked into a Whole Foods supermarket and called back. Audio clarity was established. Taking a break from his travels, Peters explained why he is spending several days on foot honoring the Rev. Malcolm Riker, the legendary Diocese of Texas church planter.Riker, who died in 2002, is renowned locally for establishing eight new churches in the Austin area starting in the late 1950s. His admirers attribute that success partly to his seemingly boundless energy and stubborn determination. He also had a good sense for timing and location, Peters said, in an era when Austin was starting to boom.“The way Malcolm planted a lot of churches, he would get 20 people together from other churches that lived in a certain area, and then they would just buy land,” Peters said. “He had a pretty good sense for where the neighborhoods were about to be built.”Here’s Malcom the year before he moved to Austin to plant churches. #malcolmswalk pic.twitter.com/8wKf63v7NI— David W.(erewolf) Peters (@dvdpeters) October 29, 2020Peters’ admiration also derives from his own experience as a church planter. He leads the congregation of St. Joan of Arc, which meets at a wine and beer bar called the Three Legged Goat in Pflugerville, about 10 miles north of Austin. The coronavirus pandemic this year initially forced Peters to suspend in-person gatherings, but the congregation has since resumed Sunday worship services on the bar’s outdoor patio. Peters also leads daily worship services online through Zoom.On Oct. 29, he had just finished leading Morning Prayer from the road when ENS caught up with him. It was Day 2 of his prayer walk, and he was on his way from St. Mark’s to St. John’s Episcopal Church. Those church’s biblical names were no accident, Peters said. Riker’s church planting started with the Gospels.“Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,” he said. “Those were his first four churches.”Peters had another, more personal reason to set out this week on a long prayer walk. He is a long-distance runner who completed the 2020 Austin Marathon in February while wearing a floor-length cassock – “I’ll never do that again, probably,” he told ENS – and in May, he completed a marathon distance again by looping his house over and over. On Oct. 30, he turns 45, and for previous birthdays, his goal was to run as many miles as his age. The pandemic, however, has disrupted his training, so running 45 miles wasn’t realistic.Instead, he chose to walk to each of Riker’s eight churches, starting in the afternoon Oct. 28 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church on Austin’s far south side. On the first day, he traced a route of about 10 miles to St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church. Then, he stopped and caught an Uber home for the night. “I’m not roughing it at all,” he said.Peters was up before sunrise the next morning to resume walking. He plans to complete the journey in segments, either on his birthday or on Oct. 31, with a final stop at St. Richard’s in Round Rock, north of Austin.Ending day 2 at St. John’s—founded in 1960. Each small volunteered to build an altar and communion rail. Malcolm ran all four gospel congregations at once for several years. He drove 104 miles every Sunday. #malcolmswalk pic.twitter.com/SibJbc03B9— David W.(erewolf) Peters (@dvdpeters) October 29, 2020Peters navigates the city’s sidewalks and paths while wearing his cassock. Clipped to the robe is a blinking light, for safety. He tops himself with a Roman hat, or a “saturno,” a circular-brimmed clergy hat. His pack doesn’t contain much more than some water and a battery charger for his phone, a necessity for this prolific Twitter user. “I’m doing a lot of posting, and GPS drains batteries real fast,” he said. For food, he stops at eateries along the way.Peters also is using the pilgrimage to call attention to the Diocese of Texas’ three newest church plants.Huge moon for the start of Day 2 of #MalcolmsWalk. I’m raising $ for church planting in central Texas—consider donating:https://t.co/yFGdkQomBehttps://t.co/[email protected] pic.twitter.com/fRBZ4Z7MaU— David W.(erewolf) Peters (@dvdpeters) October 29, 2020A new congregation doesn’t establish lasting roots overnight, he said. “I’m hoping this prayer walk pilgrimage will help me, and hopefully others, see that this is a long journey,” he said. “It was a long journey for Malcolm.” Riker spent years getting his churches off the ground, though in some ways, the church planter’s true role is that of the cheerleader, Peters said. To find success, “it’s real people showing up, sharing the vision and working hard, inviting people who don’t go to church.”Riker, an Austin native, was something of an “enigma” who approached the priesthood like a military commander, Peters said. During World War II, Riker enlisted in the Navy and saw combat in the South Pacific. As a priest, he was known as a traditionalist who opposed fundamentalism but also opposed women’s ordination, and he insisted on following Rite I in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. “He was definitely a very stubborn and determined leader,” Peters said, and that personality sometimes turned people off. Even Riker’s family obituary alluded to his “egocentric” reputation.“It’s a similar problem to most startups. There’s the determination that people have to keep going. Hopefully in church planting, it’s fueled by the Holy Spirit. … But I think the Holy Spirit works with our personality to say, ‘I’m not going to quit,’” Peters said. At the same time, he doesn’t see Riker as the norm. “Most church planters are not big, bombastic figures. They just love people and love God.”The pandemic has been particularly challenging for priests like Peters who are growing new congregations that aren’t based at traditional worship spaces. “Most of my job was mingling, showing up, getting to know people,” he said. “That’s something that’s not impossible right now, but it sort of has to be rethought and redone. … God’s calling people, even in pandemics, to a life of community.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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5 easy tactics for lowering your 2017 budget

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Make your New Year’s resolution to save money a realityIt’s almost that time of year again – you prepare for the holidays and start thinking about what you want your New Year’s resolution to be.According to research from Nielsen, one quarter of Americans want to spend less and save more money in the New Year. If you’re one of these people, follow these five easy tips to stay on track financially in 2017.Automate payments into your savings account.When payday rolls around, it can be tempting to pocket every last dollar. But realistically, it’s difficult to save money that’s right in front if you. Instead, automate payments into your savings account before it makes it to your checking account. This way, you won’t miss it from your budget, and you’ll be on the road to staying true to your New Year’s resolution all year.Dine in.Everyone knows eating out is more expensive than dining in, but you might not even realize how often you’re doing it. When you’re on the go, buying lunch or ordering take-out, costs quickly add up. Pre-planning and preparing meals for the week ahead will not only save money but help you eat healthier at the same time.Rethink your wireless plan.Do you feel like you’re paying too much for your data? In 2017, set yourself free from your overpriced wireless plan. For only $40 a month, Net10 Wireless’ no contract cell service makes this easy. You’ll get nationwide coverage on one of America’s top four networks and the first 3 GB of data at high speeds, then at 2G*. Plus, you can make the switch while keeping your current phone and number with the Net10 Wireless Bring Your Own Phone program. “Ringing” in the New Year is all about making changes for the better, and switching your plan could save you lots in the long run.Bring the gym home.Exercising is important, but monthly gym membership fees can make a huge dent in your savings. Instead, try working out at home for a few months by following exercise videos, running outside (weather permitting) or modifying your favorite utilizing home items. If that’s not enough, try pay-per-class offerings coupled with your own exercise outside of the gym.Cut out your cable bill.Similar to spending too much on a cell data contract, your monthly cable bills could also be hindering your financial goals. How often do you really watch specialty channels anyway? Opting for monthly streaming services can cost you as low as $7.99 per month while offering the same programs and movies you love. Meanwhile, the average cable bill is $99 per month. Making the switch could save you more than $1,000 per year, which just goes to show how sticking to your New Year’s resolution can pay off.*At 2G speeds, the functionality of some data applications, such as streaming audio or video may be affected. Please refer always to the latest Terms and Conditions of Service at NET10wireless.com. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSBudget Previous articleWhat’s new on Netflix in JanuaryNext articleDirecTV contract dispute affects local TV channels Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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UCF Business Incubator Apopka turns 5 this month

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here How do we help businesses? How to get started?  If you have an idea for a business here in Apopka, contact the UCF Incubator/Apopka at 407-814-1727. Who funds the program? The UCF Business Incubation Program is a university-driven, community partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Florida High Tech Corridor Council, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs.During the last fiscal year, this publically-funded program has returned $7.95 for every $1.00 invested in the UCF Business Incubation Program. The UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership designed to help create & sustain jobs in the community and spur economic growth throughout the region. This goal is accomplished by helping new and struggling early-stage businesses grow to the point where they need to hire employees in order to continue operating and growing. Economic Impact Reports Who do we help? Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter A little about us.  Happy birthday UCF Business Incubator Apopka.Back in April of 2012, the Incubator opened its doors, and since then has nurtured new businesses that have generated revenues well into the millions.The Apopka incubator may be five years old, but incubation programs at UCF began in 1999, and have assisted more than 350 early-stage companies, who’ve sustained nearly 3,700 jobs throughout Central Florida. These companies have also had a total impact on regional economic output (GDP) of $2.48 billion.It’s a slow, pragmatic process, and to a local community, it can seem mysterious. However, incubators have been effective in quietly growing businesses in their communities. It’s a simple plan that transitions their client’s business plan to a successful venture.Small businesses are most vulnerable during the early stages of operation. In fact, the U.S. Small Business Administration estimates that only 44% of small businesses continue to operate after four years. To help nurture companies during their most fragile stage, business incubators provide a support process that accelerates the successful development of startup and fledgling companies by providing entrepreneurs with an array of targeted resources and services. The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) found that 87% of incubated companies are still in business five years after graduating from their program.center_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Whether you’re looking to start up, grow your existing business, or wish to expand your company to Central Florida, we can help. Keep in mind that our main objective is to help businesses grow to the point where they need to hire employees in order to continue operating and growing. With that being said, not every business is designed to create these types of jobs, nor does every business owner want to hire and manage employees. Therefore, companies seeking to enroll in our program must demonstrate their growth potential to us through our online application. Only scalable businesses are eligible to receive our assistance. For those who qualify, we also take into account your willingness to engage in the program and accept feedback (i.e. your coachability). Please enter your comment! TAGSUCF Incubator/Apopka Previous articleApril Brings Lower Mortgage RatesNext articleApopka experiences its first Congressional Townhall Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 We offer three programs, each designed to help businesses at different stages. To get started, simply find the right program for you:Pre-Incubation – helps create and launch scalable startups.Incubation – helps scale businesses already in operation.Soft Landing – helps companies headquartered elsewhere expand to Central Florida. We help early-stage businesses develop into financially stable companies by providing the tools, training, and infrastructure that help facilitate smarter, faster startup growth.This comprehensive process includes an on-going series of strategic and tactical meetings, a variety of business development services, business coaching, and other important and unique resources that are all individually tailored to help emerging enterprises achieve their specific short-term and long-term goals. Most importantly, because incubation is an on-going process, follow-up and accountability are some of the intangible benefits that help take businesses to the next level. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Apopka police captain promoted to deputy chief

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Mama Mia Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter  It’s been over five years since the Apopka Police Department had a deputy chief, but at a Tuesday morning meeting, Michael McKinley remedied that vacancy with a well-known Apopkan that has over 25 years of law enforcement experience.McKinley, the Chief of the APD, took his time and got to know the officers he leads before deciding.“When I was first hired as (APD) police chief, I have given the opportunity to bring in a deputy chief, but I wanted to step back and look at the personnel in-house. We have a lot of talent in Apopka, and in the last two years, I have seen it in action. Randy knows everything about Apopka. He knows a lot about both the fire and police departments. His experience is invaluable. He bought into my vision for this department. He is well-deserving of this promotion.”At that Tuesday morning meeting, McKinley promoted Captain Randall Fernandez to Deputy Chief of the APD.Fernandez started with the city in 1989 at the fire department and became a sworn law enforcement officer in 1991. He held many ranks within the AFD and conducted arson investigations for years until earning the position of fire chief in 2006. In 2008, Fernandez joined the ranks of the APD as a commander and managed various divisions within the organization. Fernandez holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from UCF, and multiple degrees from Valencia College, including Business Administration and Human Resources management.“It’s certainly an honor to work side-by-side in this manner with Chief McKinley,” said Fernandez. “I like his style. And to be working in this position to advance the careers of so many talented officers through succession planning is a privilege. For him to put his faith in me means a great deal.”Succession planning is a process for identifying and developing new leaders who can replace old leaders when they leave or retire. It’s an important way to develop employees who have the current skills – or the potential skills – that can help them move up in an organization, or on to other positions. McKinley is putting Fernandez in charge of this process as deputy chief, and it’s his opinion that succession planning should have a high priority.“It’s important we do this now,” he said. “If we do it properly, we can prepare our current and future department heads and officers for success when it comes their time. Succession planning is about growing people, and cultivating their potential for the future of this department.” Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSApopka Police DepartmentChief Michael McKinleyDeputy Chief Randall Fernandez Previous articleAPD Arrest ReportNext article7 Must Know SAT/ACT Test Taking Tips, Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR August 3, 2017 at 10:10 am Congratulations Randy on your promotion! Congratulations Randy, I know you will do a great jobcenter_img August 5, 2017 at 6:31 am The Anatomy of Fear Reply Please enter your name here James1958 2 COMMENTS Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Apopka’s game at Dr. Phillips on Friday canceled

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSApopka High School Blue Darters Previous articleBreaking traffic news: I-75 could closeNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR No date set for rescheduling the rivalryFriday’s game between The Apopka Blue Darters and Dr. Phillips Panthers has been canceled/postponed, and no date for rescheduling has been set. The Blue Darters are currently 1-1 on the season with an opening night 44-7 victory over Ocoee, a postponed game against Miami Norland that Apopka led 14-6 at halftime, and a 42-35 loss to the Lakeland Dreadnaughts last Thursday. Dr. Phillips is 2-0.The postponement/cancellation interrupts what is perhaps the greatest rivalry in Central Florida high school football.Last season The Apopka Blue Darters came into the game 3-0 and ranked #1 in state polls, while the Panthers were also 3-0 and ranked #2. The game was a classic, with Apopka rallying from a 14-point halftime deficit with two second-half touchdowns and an ad-libbed 2-point conversion by quarterback Demitri Burch to edge Dr. Phillips 15-14.The come-from-behind victory was eerily similar to 2015 when Apopka trailed 20-6 at halftime but rallied past the Panthers 22-20.Apopka leads the all-time series 15-8. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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