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Young adults of color are invited to examine their gifts and explore opportunities at an Episcopal Church retreat, Why Serve 2017, Monday, June 12 to Thursday, June 15.

Sponsored by the Episcopal Church Department of Ethnic Ministries, Why Serve 2017 will be held at Bexley Seabury, Chicago, IL.

Invited to attend this conference of fellowship, training, discernment, and self-care are young adults (age 18-30) from the Asiamerican, Black, Indigenous/Native American and Latino/Hispanic communities of the Episcopal Church, as well as those desiring to serve in ethnic ministries.

“Wherever you are on your journey, young adulthood is a time of transition and choices, but you don't have to do it alone,” commented the Rev. Canon Anthony Guillen, Latino/Hispanic, on behalf of the Ethnic Missioners: the Rev. Bradley Hauff, Indigenous; the Rev. Angela Ifill, Black; and the Rev. Winfred Vergara, Asiamerican. “In this Conference, there are keynote speakers, workshop leaders, your peers and your Missioners to help you. We hope you will join us for this transformative experience.”

Registration is $75 which includes meals, lodging, ground transportation, and conference fees.  Registration does not include airfare.

Registration deadline is May 31.

Why Serve 2017 information/registration is here 

For more information please contact Angeline Cabanban at 212-716-6186 or acabanban@episcopalchurch.org.

 

Young adults of color are invited to examine their gifts and explore opportunities at an Episcopal Church retreat, Why Serve 2017, Monday, June 12 to Thursday, June 15. Sponsored by the Episcopal Church Department of Ethnic Ministries, Why Serve

On Thursday, March 16, Thursdays at 2 features the warm and welcoming church family at St. Cyprian's Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts (Diocese of Massachusetts).

As it prepares to mark its centennial, the St. Cyprian’s members, mostly from Barbados, happily share their ministries and their commitment to their Church.

The video is available here

Thursdays at 2 is a weekly preview of Episcopal Church innovative ministries. Every Thursday at 2 pm Eastern, a new video illustrating the work of congregations and individuals will be posted on the Episcopal Church's Facebook page here and YouTube Channel here

Produced by the Episcopal Church Office of Communications, previously posted videos featured on Thursdays at 2 include:

  • Episcopal Migration Ministries
  • Edible Churchyard
  • Ashes To Go
  • Transforming Churches - Trinity Church, Clanton, AL
  • Episcopal Revival
  • St. Gabriel's, Leesburg VA
  • Episcopal Moment - Lindsey Ardrey
  • Ecclesia Ministries Common Cathedral
  • Christ Church in Philadelphia, PA
  • YASCer in Tanzania
  • Two Tables
  • The Food Pantry at St. Gregory Nyssa in San Francisco, CA
  • @OurTable
  • Young Adult Service Corps
  • United Thank Offering at St. Paul's Senior Center
  • Amazing Grace
  • St. Thomas Choir School
  • Bridal designer Anne Barge
  • Ferguson Pilgrimage
  • Jericho Road
  • Bluestone Farms and the Community of the Holy Spirit
  • The Abundant Table
  • Church on the Square in Baltimore
  • Mobile Loaves and Fishes

For more information contact Mike Collins, Episcopal Church Manager of Multimedia.

 

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On Thursday, March 16, Thursdays at 2 features the warm and welcoming church family at St. Cyprian's Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts (Diocese of Massachusetts). As it prepares to mark its centennial, the St. Cyprian’s members, mostly from Barbados

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and Registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, have notified the Diocese of Puerto Rico that Bishop-Elect Rafael Luis Morales has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process. 

The Rev. Canon Rafael Luis Morales was elected Bishop on December 10, 2016.  His ordination and consecration service is slated for July 22; Presiding Bishop Curry will officiate.

In Canon III.11.4 (b), Standing Committees, in consenting to the ordination and consecration, attest they are "fully sensible of how important it is that the Sacred Order and Office of a Bishop should not be unworthily conferred, and firmly persuaded that it is our duty to bear testimony on this solemn occasion without partiality, do, in the presence of Almighty God, testify that we know of no impediment on account of which the Reverend A.B. ought not to be ordained to that Holy Office. We do, moreover, jointly and severally declare that we believe the Reverend A.B. to have been duly and lawfully elected and to be of such sufficiency in learning, of such soundness in the Faith, and of such godly character as to be able to exercise the Office of a Bishop to the honor of God and the edifying of the Church, and to be a wholesome example to the flock of Christ."

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and Registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, have notified the Diocese of Puerto Rico that Bishop-Elect Rafael Luis Morales has received the required majority of
Tagged In: General Convention

Nominations are now being accepted for various Episcopal Church positions, committees or boards that will be elected during the next General Convention.

The Episcopal Church Joint Standing Committee for Nominations for General Convention has issued a call for nominations for five positions. Elections will take place at the 79th General Convention, to be held in Austin, TX, Thursday, July 5 to Friday, July 13, 2018.

Nominations are accepted for the following committees/boards:

Information is available at these links:

Application deadline is May 10.

For more information contact gcoffice@episcopalchurch.org.

 

Nominations are now being accepted for various Episcopal Church positions, committees or boards that will be elected during the next General Convention. The Episcopal Church Joint Standing Committee for Nominations for General Convention has issued

On Thursday, March 16, Thursdays at 2 features Kendall Martin speaking about the work of Episcopal Migration Ministries and how this work is a call to God’s mission.

The video is available here

Thursdays at 2 is a weekly preview of Episcopal Church innovative ministries. Every Thursday at 2 pm Eastern, a new video illustrating the work of congregations and individuals will be posted on the Episcopal Church's Facebook page here and YouTube Channel here

Produced by the Episcopal Church Office of Communications, previously posted videos featured on Thursdays at 2 include:

  • Edible Churchyard
  • Ashes To Go
  • Transforming Churches - Trinity Church, Clanton, AL
  • Episcopal Revival
  • St. Gabriel's, Leesburg VA
  • Episcopal Moment - Lindsey Ardrey
  • Ecclesia Ministries Common Cathedral
  • Christ Church in Philadelphia, PA
  • YASCer in Tanzania
  • Two Tables
  • The Food Pantry at St. Gregory Nyssa in San Francisco, CA
  • @OurTable
  • Young Adult Service Corps
  • United Thank Offering at St. Paul's Senior Center
  • Amazing Grace
  • St. Thomas Choir School
  • Bridal designer Anne Barge
  • Ferguson Pilgrimage
  • Jericho Road
  • Bluestone Farms and the Community of the Holy Spirit
  • The Abundant Table
  • Church on the Square in Baltimore
  • Mobile Loaves and Fishes

For more information contact Mike Collins, Episcopal Church Manager of Multimedia.

 

Kendall Martin - Episcopal Migration Ministries

On Thursday, March 16, Thursdays at 2 features Kendall Martin speaking about the work of Episcopal Migration Ministries and how this work is a call to God’s mission. The video is available here Thursdays at 2 is a weekly preview of Episcopal Church
Tagged In: New Community

Registration is now open for the popular Episcopal Church New Community Clergy and Lay Conference, slated for July 19-22 at Camp Allen, Navasota, TX (Diocese of Texas). The theme is Affirming Life, Liberty and Justice.

In light of current issues such as the deportation of undocumented immigrants, the banning of refugees based on religion, the Standing Rock Reservation and the Dakota Access Pipeline, Black Lives Matter, mass incarceration and human trafficking, this conference is timely and pertinent.

Sponsored by the Episcopal Church Ethnic Ministries Offices, the New Community Clergy and Lay Conference is a gathering of Asian, Black, Latino/Hispanic and Native American clergy and lay leaders that will provide a safe place to explore mission in ethnic ministries, share resources, best practices, hopes and dreams, needs and concerns, suffering and joy in the context of being the New Community. 

“The New Community Clergy and Lay Conference is a venue for us to learn from one another as we strive to live together as the beloved community,” said the Rev. Canon Anthony Guillen, Episcopal Church Director of Ethnic Ministries Department.

The Conference will include plenary sessions and workshops addressing current issues as well as ethnic-specific meetings, inter-ethnic and cross cultural conversations, and multicultural worship.

Registration is available here.  Registration does not include airfare transportation to Camp Allen.

Registration deadline is June 7.

For more information, contact Angie Cabanban.

 

Registration is now open for the popular Episcopal Church New Community Clergy and Lay Conference, slated for July 19-22 at Camp Allen, Navasota, TX (Diocese of Texas). The theme is Affirming Life, Liberty and Justice. In light of current issues

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