Iglesia Episcopal con rostro Latino

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Iglesia Episcopal con rostro Latino Rector Tampa, FL 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY center_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC por Cesar CardozaPosted Jul 4, 2012 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC [Episcopal News Service – Indianápolis] Los números no mienten. Cifras del Censo 2010 de Estados Unidos indican que más de la mitad del crecimiento demográfico del país se debe a los latinos. La población hispana aumento 43% entre 2000 y 2010. La comunidad episcopal se está “latinizando” a pasos agigantados, y está creciendo desde adentro, con muchos feligreses jóvenes estadounidenses de primera generación.Para Carlos de la Torre, esta historia es personal; este joven seminarista inmigró a Estados Unidos a los cinco años y hoy en día se siente plenamente identificado con la cultura peruana de sus padres y del país que le abrió las puertas. “No hay un típico latino” –dice- “pero en general el latino(a) trabaja duro, aprecia la diversidad y la practica”. “La iglesia está cambiando –añade- no hay otro camino, pero ese cambio indudablemente es para bien.”La Iglesia Episcopal de EEUU está asimilando el patrimonio cultural de su feligresía, desde la liturgia hasta el desarrollo de ministerios que respondan al presente y al futuro.El Rdo. Simón Bautista, Misionero Diocesano de Ministerios Latinos en Washington DC, explica que un ejemplo lo ve en sus propios hijos: “Los que son mas grandecitos (…) uno se da cuenta que llevan esa mezcla de ser descendientes de latinos pero nacidos y crecidos en Estados Unidos… por un lado celebran las cosas que son importantes para nosotros los latinos pero van a celebrar con la misma intensidad las cosas que son propias de la cultura y su historia y de ser americanos.”Nueva forma de ser EpiscopalPara el Rdo. Daniel Vélez-Rivera, Rector (I) de la Iglesia St. Michael and All Angels en Baltimore, Maryland, la realidad es similar: “la iglesia se integra… es como tejer la comunidad latina con la comunidad anglo parlante y formar una sola iglesia, con diversidad bajo un mismo techo.”Con la población latina en Estados Unidos creciendo 4 veces más rápido que otros segmentos demográficos, no es raro que esa población emergente, dentro y fuera del ámbito episcopal celebre la fiesta de la independencia, acompañando los fuegos artificiales y desfiles con sancocho, tamales y pastel de manzana.— César Cardoza, Corresponsal Especial, Servicio de Prensa Episcopal en la Convención General. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

Brooklyn parish undeterred by fire

first_imgBrooklyn parish undeterred by fire Three-day hurricane-relief summit commences Feb. 1 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Maurice King says: Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI February 1, 2013 at 8:09 pm Where God is, evil can never prosper. I give thanks for the unwavering strength and will of this faith community, where I once called home during my time in New York. By Sharon SheridanPosted Jan 31, 2013 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments are closed. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service] It’s not quite a journey into the wilderness, but members of the Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn will be leaving their sanctuary during Lent as the church undergoes repairs following a fire two days before Christmas.Investigators determined the early-morning fire was arson, said the Rev. Michael Sniffen, rector. “The fire was set by somebody pouring gasoline across the entrances to the church and setting it on fire. They have not apprehended anyone, but the investigation is open and it’s being treated as a hate crime.”They do not believe the Dec. 23 fire was related to the church’s ministry as a major distribution hub for post-Hurricane Sandy relief services, he said. “The investigators didn’t have any reason to believe that it was about anything in particular.”Church Insurance has been working to determine the extent of the damage and the restoration required, getting estimates from experts in masonry, stained glass and other specialties, but does not yet have a total dollar estimate of the cost of the damage, Sniffen said. Scaffolding will be erected in February, and the congregation will move out of the sanctuary for about 12 weeks while repairs are made. They will worship in one of the church’s parish halls and hold fellowship in another.“We’re confident that it will be restored to like-new condition, but it’s going to be months of work even after the scaffolding comes down,” Sniffen said.The fire burned the main entrances and narthex and caused extensive smoke damage. The entire interior of the 1,700-person-capacity church must be repainted, he said. “That’s no small task.”None of the Operation Sandy hurricane-relief supplies were damaged, Sniffen said. “We had cleared all of the donations out of the church in order to get ready for Christmas Eve. We had hundreds of Christmas gifts for children, but those were all in the lower parish hall, so they were fine.”The church had been moving toward supporting longer-term recovery efforts, Sniffen said. Donated relief supplies now are located at Church of the Ascension in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and a Coney Island warehouse. The relief kitchen has moved to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn. The Occupy Sandy communications team, initially slated to remain indefinitely at St. Luke and St. Matthew, moved to Ascension after the fire severely damaged the room it was using.Once repaired, St. Luke and St. Matthew intends to continue to host the communications team and train volunteers as well as become a host site for out-of-state work crews. It plans to renovate its bathrooms to add showers, and to renovate the kitchen. And because of the strong relationships that have been built through the relief work, the church also will host the People’s Network, dealing with local economic-justice, housing and food-justice issues, Sniffen said. “That will be a whole constellation of outreach programs rooted in our buildings that are supported by the faith community but are very broadly inclusive of everybody who shares our mission in the neighborhood.”On Feb. 1-3, the church will host The People’s Recovery Summit, bringing together people and resources to discuss post-Sandy disaster-relief issues ranging from mold remediation and health care to gutting and rebuilding houses and child care. The free summit will offer three meals a day and a concert each night.“People can show up for all or a portion of it,” Sniffen said. “We’re just excited for people who’ve been doing this work together to get together and to really identify what are the unmet needs and how can we work together to alleviate suffering.”The church has received strong community support since the fire. The morning of the fire, the congregation worshiped with the members of nearby Brown Memorial Baptist Church, which was celebrating Christmas on what was for the Episcopalians Advent IV. “It was sort of like Christmas came early,” Sniffen said.The congregation was allowed back into its sanctuary for Christmas Eve services, and people drove in “from all over the place” to help decorate, he said. “People showed up from farms in upstate New York with additional poinsettias. The church really looked beautiful. Our attendance was in the 300s.”His sermon, rewritten post-fire, is posted on the church website.“I think the mood of the congregation is really undeterred,” Sniffen said. The church burned down twice before, “and the church was rebuilt bigger each time, and the congregation grew in size each time.“So there’s really a sense that fire has had a role in renewal in this church’s past.”While congregants were upset by the fire, he said, “almost immediately people turned to an attitude of rebuilding.”“People had such a powerful experience of how integral a church can be to the life of a city and a community through all of our hurricane relief. So everybody was very focused on getting the church repaired so we could get back to what we do best: loving and serving our neighbors.”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska center_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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Comments (1) Rector Collierville, TN 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 Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, MElast_img read more

Helping to build a better future in Nicaragua

first_img Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC Helping to build a better future in Nicaragua Tags Rector Washington, DC Comments (1) Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis July 10, 2013 at 11:35 am that kind of project may be beneficial for both groups if it is a real learning experience;the report or the article has the same kind of terminology and observation that I find when the people from USA write about Haiti:”poorest country of the western hemisphere.. the floor with dirt etc “all kinds of stereotypes…but this is an enriching experience to have people from two different cultures to work together,people from two different value systems to make comment…the best thing is the fact they can live,eat,work and pray together.yvan Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ By Linnet TsePosted Jul 9, 2013 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img Comments are closed. Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Pittsburgh, PA 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bubbles (“burbujas”) and balls were huge hits with the local children. [pictured: Carla Berry]. Photo: Linnet Tse[St. John’s Episcopal Church] For the eighth consecutive year, members of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Larchmont, New York, partnered with Bridges to Community, a non-profit community development organization based in Ossining, journeying to Nicaragua to undertake a building and cultural exchange trip at the end of June. This year, the group was joined by seven members of the First Presbyterian Church in Goshen, New York.The 18-person group traveled to the remote Department of Jinotega, 105 miles north of Managua and one of the poorest regions in Nicaragua. Nearly 60 percent of Jinotega’s residents live in extreme poverty, and for most people, a safe and solid home is only a dream. Homes are usually cobbled together with scrap materials. They are generally overcrowded, lack running water and appropriate sanitation facilities, have dirt floors and barely keep the rain out. The group constructed two cinder-block houses in the rural farming community of El Sasle (population 1,175), located in indigenous territory of Jinotega, where the average education is 4th grade.A highlight of the week was a meeting with Jose Luis Gonzalez, the leader of the indigenous people in the region, who shared the history and stories of his people.Volunteers shovel and sift sand to remove stones in preparation for mixing cement. [left to right: Clarke Bailey, Peter Kizer (in background), Bridges trip leader Hugo Gonzales]. Photo: Paul CantwellWorking tirelessly alongside local masons and community members, the team – composed of nine adults and nine teenagers – built the two houses in just four days, without the assistance of any machinery. Human strength and shovels were the main tools used: they dug and leveled the ground for the floor using just shovels; hauled countless pounds of sand, rocks and water for the cement, which they mixed by hand; and formed block and bucket “brigades” to move the heavy cinder blocks and wet cement from the mixing site to the construction site. The new cinder-block homes have tin roofs, tile floors and locking doors and windows, providing a hurricane and earthquake resistant secure home.Two multi-generational families were the proud, appreciative, beneficiaries of the two houses. Despite the exhausting work and the very basic living conditions, the volunteers were elated and felt that they benefited just as much as the recipients of the homes. And, that’s why so many of them keep returning.Simon Cantwell, four-time trip participant who will be a freshman at Boston University in the fall, said: “Every year I go into the trip thinking that it will likely be my last. However, I seem to leave Nicaragua with my mind changed. The first few times I think I went entirely because I enjoyed the idea of giving to others who weren’t as lucky as I, but now after four trips I realize I go back mostly because I love seeing such pure joy in a place that is so poor.”Cement was mixed by hand, a strenuous job requiring many helping hands and brute strength. Photo: Linnet TseTrip participants were Clarke Bailey, Skye Bailey, Carla Berry, Madison Blaine, Paul Boese, Sam Boese, Freya Cantwell, Paul Cantwell, Simon Cantwell, Luke Clay, Chase Danford, Heather Gardiner, David Kingsley, Kat Kingsley, Peter Kizer, Scott Roper, Shannon Roper, and Linnet Tse.— Linnet Tse is a member of St. John’s Church in Larchmont, New York. This was her third trip to Nicaragua. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Anglican Communion yvan francois says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC last_img read more

Primates Meeting 2016: Full ENS coverage

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Posted Jan 21, 2016 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Canterbury, 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 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY 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 Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Primates Meeting, Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Primates Meeting 2016, Primates Meeting 2016 reaction Press Release Service Primates Meeting 2016: Full ENS coverage Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis last_img read more

Carta del Obispo Presidente, Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados

first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 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 Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN President of the House of Deputies, Advocacy Peace & Justice, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 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 Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Carta del Obispo Presidente, Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados Incluye una invitación para una meditación del Miércoles de Ceniza Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Posted Jan 23, 2018 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service “Nuestra iglesia tiene que examinar su historia y llegar a un entendimiento más amplio de la manera en que manejó o manejó mal los casos de acoso sexual, explotación y abuso a través de los años”.Estimado Pueblo de Dios en la Iglesia Episcopal:En las últimas semanas, el testimonio convincente de mujeres víctimas de acoso sexual y ataques por hombres poderosos, nos trae a la mente un pasaje particularmente difícil de las Sagradas Escrituras:  la historia de la violación de la hija del Rey David, Tamar, por su medio hermano Amnón (2 Samuel 13:  1-22). En este pasaje, una conspiración de hombres trama la explotación y violación de una mujer joven. Ella fue despojada del poder de hablar y actuar, su padre ignora el crimen, y el destino del violador, no el de la víctima, se lamenta. Es una historia bíblica desprovista de justicia.Por más de dos décadas, las mujeres africanas de comunidades marginadas han estudiado este pasaje de las escrituras utilizando un método llamado estudio bíblico contextual para explorar y hablar sobre el trauma de la violencia sexual en sus propias vidas. Utilizando un manual publicado por la Campaña Tamar (the Tamar Campaign), las mujeres preguntan, “Qué puede hacer la Iglesia para romper el silencio contra la violencia de género”?Es, según los predicadores de antaño, una pregunta convincente. A medida que nuestras sociedades han sido obligados a reconocer nuevamente que las mujeres de todos ámbitos han sufrido trauma tácito a manos de agresores y acosadores masculinos, nos hemos convencido de que la Iglesia Episcopal debe trabajar aún más para crear una iglesia que no sea solo segura, sino también sagrada, humanitaria y digna. Tenemos que comprometernos a tratar a cada persona como un hijo de Dios, que merece dignidad y respeto. También debemos comprometernos a poner fin al sexismo sistémico, la misoginia, y el abuso de poder que afectan a la iglesia, así como corrompen nuestra cultura, instituciones y gobiernos.Igual que nuestras hermanas africanas en fe, debemos crear contextos en cuales las mujeres puedan hablar sobre su trauma tácito, tanto si lo sufrió dentro de la iglesia o en otro lugar. Y debemos hacer más.Nuestra iglesia tiene que examinar su historia y llegar a un entendimiento más amplio de la manera en que manejó o manejó mal los casos de acoso sexual, explotación y abuso a través de los años. Cuando los hechos lo dictan, debemos confesarnos y arrepentirnos de las instancias en que la iglesia, sus ministros o miembros han sido antagónicos o insensibles a las personas—mujeres, niños y hombres—que han sido víctimas de explotación o abuso sexual. Y hay que reconocer que en nuestra iglesia y en nuestra cultura, la explotación sexual de las mujeres es parte del mismo sistema injusto que también causa brechas de género en la remuneración, los ascensos, la salud y el empoderamiento.Creemos que cada uno de nosotros tiene un papel en nuestro arrepentimiento colectivo. Entonces, hoy, les invitamos a unirnos en un Día de Oración el 14 de febrero Miércoles de Ceniza dedicado a meditar en las maneras en que nosotros en la iglesia no hemos apoyado a las mujeres y otras víctimas de abuso y acoso y a considerar, como parte de nuestras disciplinas cuaresmales, cómo podemos redoblar nuestro trabajo para ser comunidades de seguridad que se opongan a la violencia espiritual y física de la explotación y el abuso sexual.Ninguno de nosotros pretende tener toda la sabiduría necesaria para cambiar la cultura de nuestra iglesia y la sociedad en que ministra, y en la Convención General de este verano, queremos escuchar la voz amplia de la iglesia mientras definimos cómo proceder tanto en expiar por el pasado de la iglesia y formar un futuro más justo. Que encontremos en nuestras deliberaciones oportunidades para escucharnos unos a otros, para ser honestos acerca de nuestros propios fracasos y quebrantamientos, y de discernir devotamente las maneras que Dios nos llama a estar con Tamar en todos los lugares donde la encontramos—tanto dentro de la iglesia como más allá de nuestras puertas, las cuales hemos usado con demasiada frecuencia para excluirla.Fielmente,Rvdmo. Michael B. CurryObispo PrimadoRda. Gay Clark JenningsPresidente de la Cámara de Diputados Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more

South African president’s resignation is ‘opportunity to start anew,’ archbishop…

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Anglican Communion Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL center_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, 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 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis South African president’s resignation is ‘opportunity to start anew,’ archbishop says Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Posted Feb 15, 2018 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Africa, [Anglican Communion News Service] The resignation Feb. 14 of President Jacob Zuma provides South Africa with “a golden opportunity to start anew,” Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba said.“President Zuma’s resignation is an acknowledgement that public power is to be exercised on behalf of and in service to the people of South Africa, rather than for the self-service of the incumbent,” Archbishop Thabo said.Read the full article here. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

ACC-17 opens with calls for Christian witness and intentional discipleship…

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Apr 29, 2019 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 Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby strikes a ceremonial gong at the end of the Eucharist opening the 17th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council at St. John’s Cathedral in Hong Kong. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Hong Kong] The Anglican Consultative Council’s 17th meeting officially opened April 28 with a combination of speeches and traditional Anglican liturgy spiced at the end with Chinese custom.Near the end of the Eucharist, which took place at St. John’s Cathedral in the heart of the financial district here, Archbishop of Hong Kong and ACC Chair Paul Kwong told the congregation that Hong Kong means “Fragrant Harbor,” a name it took because of the spice trade in its early days.“I believe that a disciple gives off the ‘Fragrance of Christ’ in daily life,” he said. “My prayer is that ACC-17 can help our Anglican Communion to become a giver of the ‘Fragrance of Christ’ to the world.”Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby thanked God “that you have gathered your church from north and south, east and west.” He then vigorously struck a ceremonial gong three times and declared ACC-17 open in the name of the Trinity. A video clip of the gong ceremony is below.St. John’s, which is celebrating its 170th anniversary this year, is the seat of Anglican Diocese of Hong Kong Island, one of three dioceses which, along with the Diocese of Eastern and Western Kowloon and the Missionary Area of Macau, form the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, the Anglican province in Hong Kong. St. John’s is the oldest surviving Western ecclesiastical building in Hong Kong. During the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong from 1941 to 1945, the cathedral was converted into a club for the Japanese and stripped of many of its original fittings.Anglicans must bring to others the peace that Christ has brought to them, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said April 28 in his sermon during the Eucharist opening the 17th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council at St. John’s Cathedral in Hong Kong. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceDuring his sermon, Welby thanked the present-day victims of Christian persecution from around the Anglican Communion for “standing firm in your faith” and sharing it with others.Speaking of the Easter Day terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka, the archbishop said, “That paradox of death all around, of the hands of violence seemingly triumphing, is as old as the promise of Jesus when he says to his disciples, ‘Peace be with you.’”Anglican Communion Secretary General Josiah Idowu-Fearon, later leading the Prayers of the People, began by asking the congregation to stand for a moment of silence for the victims of those attacks.Welby said that Anglicans and others are “called to support all those torn apart by persecution, by civil disorder and by war.” Support begins, he said, with praying for peace and receiving from God “much more than we can consume ourselves so it should overflow to the world around us,” forging people into peacemakers and reconcilers.Welby called on the ACC members to pray “that we will be filled with wonder and peace,” rather than hiding behind barriers of prejudice. “For in doing so, we lose peace, we abandon our sisters and brothers, and we have nothing to which to witness,” he said.That witness, which ACC-17 is pondering via an approach called “intentional discipleship,” happens easily and frequently in some parts of the communion, while elsewhere, Welby said, it is “rare, exceptional, even forgotten.” For example, he said, a Church of England survey found that only one-third of churchgoing parents thought it is important to pass on Christian faith to their children.“Our families are our closest mission field,” he said.Earlier in the day, a presidential addressAs the council’s first business sessions got underway the morning of April 28, Welby said in his presidential address that the ACC meets “not for ourselves, but in God’s service.”“The Anglican Communion does not exist for itself,” he said. “It exists primarily to serve God’s mission in God’s world.”The ACC is “the most remarkably diverse group” in the communion, representing 2,000 different languages and a similar number of cultures, according to Welby. “The miracle of the communion is that, through the work of Jesus Christ, we are made one by the grace of God alone, not by our choice or by our selection,” he said.Welby reminded the ACC that each of the communion’s 40 provinces and six extra-provincial bodies is both autonomous and interdependent.“We know that what one of us does affects all of us. We have the autonomous right to make choices, province by province, to be present or to be absent,” he said. “Being interdependent means we should limit that right out of love for one another.”Welby made clear in his address that the unity of the Anglican Communion will show the world how followers of Christ live, even when they disagree.“We cannot condemn whole nations to the absence of help, neglect of support, solitary suffering through indulging in the luxury of disunity,” he said. Anglicans cannot neglect those harmed by war, forsake the poor and the persecuted, ignore climate change or fail to preach the Gospel with the intention of making disciples “because we think our issues are more important,” the archbishop said in the most animated part of his 20-minute speech.Noting that while some countries know what it is to live in danger, Welby described a danger that he said is spreading across the world “in which the possibility of the breakdown of the rule-based order that has governed the world since 1945 looms large, and populism is rising across the Global North, with isolation in its wake.“Climate change grows more and more dangerous for the whole planet – a true horseman of the apocalypse. It is in these times that the Anglican Communion has the potential not only to be a place of refuge and stability in the world, but a place of transformation, a place where self-interest is converted into service, where fear is transformed into faith and where enmity and injustice become the love and mercy of the Lord,” Welby said.Some council statisticsThe Anglican Consultative Council is one of three Instruments of Communion, the others being the Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops and the Primates Meeting. The archbishop of Canterbury (who is president of the ACC) is seen as the “Focus for Unity” for the three instruments. Because the ACC is made up of bishops, clergy and laypeople, it is the communion’s most representative body.Of the 99 members present at ACC-17, 69 are male and 30 are female. More than half are new members. Fifty-six are ordained and 43 are lay. Of the 56 ordained members, nine are women.That compares with the Primates Meeting, which has not had a female member since Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s term as The Episcopal Church’s 26th presiding bishop ended in November 2015. Out of the 670 bishops who attended the last Lambeth Conference in 2008, 18 were female, compared to 11 in 1998. The 2020 Lambeth Conferences will see a major increase in that number, but the total will be less than 60.Only Nigeria and Uganda did not send members to the ACC-17 meeting. The roster is here.The Anglican Consultative Council, staff and clergy were welcomed by lion dancers from a number of Hong Kong schools and other organizations of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, the Anglican province in Hong Kong, during an April 28 dinner. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceRead more about itACC background is here.Ongoing ENS coverage of the ACC is here.The Anglican Communion News Service is also covering the meeting here.Tweeting is happening with #ACC17HK.The bulk of the meeting is taking place at the Gold Coast Hotel, about 45 minutes from central Hong Kong. The venue is said to be more economical than a hotel in the main part of the city.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TNlast_img read more

Presiding Bishop will preach sermon during livestreamed National Cathedral Sunday…

first_imgPresiding Bishop will preach sermon during livestreamed National Cathedral Sunday service As churches cancel in-person worship, services move online 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will give the sermon during the Washington National Cathedral’s livestreamed Sunday service. Photo: The Episcopal Church[Episcopal News Service] As parishes across The Episcopal Church suspend in-person worship in a precautionary effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sunday, March 15 is shaping up to be a historic day, with many – if not most – churches switching to online services. With only a few days’ notice, churches are preparing for a radical, unprecedented shift in the way they gather as a community, and there’s no certainty about how long it will last – whether congregations will be back in church in time for Easter or virtual services will become “the new normal” for a while.Episcopal News Service’s complete coronavirus coverage can be found here.The Episcopal Church’s online resource page for coronavirus response is here.Churches large and small are rapidly figuring out what a virtual service looks like and how it can be broadcast over the internet, many for the first time. In Washington, D.C., Washington National Cathedral has suspended in-person worship for the next two Sundays, the longest preplanned closure in its history (not counting a closure of several weeks after the 2011 earthquake that seriously damaged it). The 11 a.m. (Eastern time) Eucharist on March 15 will be livestreamed here and feature a sermon from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, though he won’t be at the cathedral either; the sermon will be recorded from his home in North Carolina.While writing the sermon, titled “Is there any message in this mess?” Curry pondered the Gospel reading for March 15: a passage from John 4 in which a Samaritan woman asks Jesus whether it is holier to worship God on a mountain or in a temple, and he replies, “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”“Those ancient words speak to us who have to worship online or at a distance,” Curry said in a statement sent to Episcopal News Service. “On the mountain top or in the church building isn’t important. In spirit and in truth is what matters. So on livestreams or in a church building, all that matters is to worship God in spirit and truth.”Other major churches, like Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California, and Trinity Church Wall Street in New York are only holding online services for the immediate future, although some – including the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York and St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas – were still planning to hold in-person services as well, as of the afternoon of March 13.But most parishes don’t have the resources of those large churches, and many have no experience with livestreaming, so the past few days have been a crash course in virtual worship for leaders from across the church. The Episcopal Church has included a list of digital worship resources on its COVID-19 page, including livestreaming tutorials, apps and websites for daily prayer and fellowship, and online versions of the Book of Common Prayer and the Daily Office.Some dioceses have put together their own guides for online worship, like “Offering Online Worship: A Simple Guide” from the Diocese of Chicago, a webinar from the Diocese of Oregon, and a video tutorial from the Diocese of San Diego on how to livestream a service using just a smartphone, a Facebook account and a tripod.One issue that has come up is hymn licensing. Typically, hymns that are under copyright require a license to be used in a livestreamed service. Some licensing companies are relaxing their restrictions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. One License, which covers dozens of hymn publishers, is offering churches a one-month streaming license for free. Alternately, churches can use any public domain hymn without licensing; a list with scores and lyrics is available here.Beyond broadcasting Sunday services, church leaders are using the internet to keep clergy and congregants connected in other ways. Virginia Theological Seminary is offering “Digital Ministry Open Office Hours” through its eFormation Learning Community, focusing on “how best to serve our communities of faith in times of crisis and concern.” Forward Movement has offered a list of resources for prayer and worship at home, including a Daily Office podcast and its ChurchNext video courses.“Especially in this time, we must turn to Jesus Christ our Lord as we face fear and uncertainty,” said the Rev. Scott Gunn, executive director of Forward Movement, in releasing its list of resources. “Though we may not be able to gather in person with others in our churches, we can pray knowing that we are never alone, as Jesus has promised to be with us, even to the end of age.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Health & Healthcare, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing COVID-19, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI By Egan MillardPosted Mar 13, 2020 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TNlast_img read more

Minnesota Bishop, Bishop-elect issue letter on the death of George…

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 George Floyd Statements, 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Washington, DC Racial Justice & Reconciliation Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Minnesota Bishop, Bishop-elect issue letter on the death of George Floyd Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis center_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Posted May 28, 2020 Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Rector Shreveport, LA Dear Friends in Christ,Like all of you, we are heartbroken and angry about the killing of George Floyd. This horrific act of violence reveals deep racial injustices that continue to be present in our common life. Many of you saw the Bishop-elect’s initial statement on Tuesday, which can be found here.We are grateful for and fully supportive of the lay and ordained leaders who are joining those protesting this injustice, and keeping vigil in its aftermath. This afternoon, we had a conversation with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, who shared the following:“This crisis reflects deep sores and deep wounds that have been here all along. In the midst of COVID-19 and the pressure cooker of a society in turmoil, a man was brutally killed. The basic human right to life was taken away. His basic human dignity was stripped by someone charged to protect our common humanity. And perhaps the deeper pain of this is the fact that it’s not an isolated incident. The pain of this is that it’s a deep part of our life. It’s not just our history. It is American society today.We are not, however, slaves to our fate … unless we choose to do nothing.”We hope that, as the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, we will choose to do something, and commit again to the work of racial reconciliation and justice. We are writing to ask all Minnesota Episcopalians to join us, as a start, in taking the following actions:Call elected officials to demand justice.If you can, donate to organizations working on the front line of these issues: Black Visions Collective, Reclaim the Block, Minnesota Freedom Fund, CTUL, COPAL, Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, NAACP Minneapolis, Voices for Racial JusticeDonate to the family of George Floyd.If you are a white person, we invite you to find ways to amplify the voices of those who are not being heard. We invite you to continue to learn, to engage in dialogue and to move beyond your comfort zone to understand your privilege. We’ve curated many resources over the years that you can find here.Donate to the Lake Street Council.Finally, we recognize that this work needs to be ongoing for a long time to come. The systemic racism revealed in the killing of George Floyd is not limited to police precincts, it is also present in our own church. The work of repentance and reconciliation is work we hope that we can all hold one another accountable to in the years to come.While there are no easy answers to everything unfolding around us, as followers of Jesus, we always have a clear question: what does love look like?We pray that we might walk the way of love, witness to the way of love, and join with the Holy Spirit in turning the nightmare our world can be into the dream that God longs to bring about.Bishop Brian N. PriorBishop-elect Craig LoyaThe Episcopal Church in MinnesotaYou can read an initial statement from Bishop-elect Loya here.A Litany ResourceClick here to find a litany written by Emilia Allen and your team of missioners that all faith communities can feel free to use and alter as they see fit. (you can also download a word file) Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY Press Release Servicelast_img read more

Back-to-School bedtime schedules

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After a fun-filled summer of late nights and even later wake up times, what’s a parent to do? We caught up with Mark Stephens, MD, pediatric medicine at Florida Hospital, to give us some tips on re-establishing bedtime schedules.“Children need much more sleep than adults as it’s crucial to their brain and body development,” he explains. “Children who sleep longer have been found to perform better in class and are also more likely to be a healthy weight.”Start early“It is no surprise that long summer vacation breaks often gets kids out of their sleep routine. So naturally the first step is getting them back into their pre-vacation daily routine, and starting the back-to-school schedule early is as important as the routine itself. Researchers have suggested starting this process two to three weeks prior to the start of school, which provides sufficient time to re-orient them back to the school-day schedule.”Get back into routine“I think one of the biggest myths out there is that kids will just go to sleep when they’re tired and that they don’t need a fixed bedtime. This is like assuming that children will stop eating ice cream when they’re full! Having a predictable routine is essential for every family. The odd late night aside, the routine of going to bed and getting up at the same time is even more important for kids.”Reinforce the routine and articulate the rules“As important as it is to get back to the normal routine, it’s just as important to stick to those routines. After returning, remind kids of their bedtime routine and stick to it strictly especially for the first week or two after vacation. Use positive language not just about the vacation, but also about how nice it is to be home. “Isn’t it great to be back in your own bed with your animals?” Additionally, the adults in the house need to be on the same page so everyone can enforce the rules and routine. Explain to kids (even the little ones can understand) that their vacation was a special treat, and now that we’re home, everyone is expected to return to the house rules. Write down the rules and routine to remind older kids.”Clear your schedule“It’s common practice in our clinic to remind families not to plan any activities late in the day for the first several days after returning from vacation. The goal is to keep life as simple as possible and stay close to home. This enables the evening routine to be calm and gets kids ready to go to bed on time.”Dr. Stephens: “As important as it is to get back to the normal routine, it’s just as important to stick to those routines.”Time your meals“We have longed known that when you eat affects your internal clock. So as best as possible, aim to eat at the same time daily to steady your internal clock and regulate your sleep.” Also, avoid sugary drinks and juice at least two hours before bedtime, as these can make kids hyper.Give extra attention“While not strictly scientific or linked to sleep issues per se, I do think that kids get used to having more of our attention when we’re on vacation. Of course that changes when we return and our jobs and daily lives limit the amount and the quality of time we spend with the little ones as compared to when we were away.As a result, some kids may seek that extra time with their parents during the night or at even at bedtime. Therefore, it may benefit the entire household if parents can try to pay a little extra attention to the kids in the daytime if possible or plan some special time for the weekend and discuss that with their kids during the week so they have something to look forward to.”Use light and dark to reset your body clock“Our bodies needs light in the morning to set our bodies on to alert mode, so soaking up the morning sunshine upon awakening is definitely beneficial. The opposite is true in the evening; we should aim to dim the lights at home at least an hour before bed, and switch off all the TVs and laptops. There is vast research data that show that electronics in bed emit a type of blue light that can trick our brain into thinking it’s daytime. So be sure to avoid using your smartphones and tablets in bed.”Expect some setbacks“Try to manage your own expectations as the parent. As kids adjust to life at home again, they may wake during the night or very early in the morning. 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