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Innovative Media Hub provides round-the-clock look at Episcopal Church General Convention 2009

May 8, 2009

You will be able to follow, watch, understand, experience and enjoy the Episcopal Church’s General Convention 2009 no matter where you are, thanks to an innovative addition to this year’s event, the Media Hub. Produced and presented by the Episcopal Church Office of Communication, the Media Hub will utilize cutting edge technology to deliver the […]

Volunteers needed to continue work of the Episcopal Church

May 6, 2009

The work of the General Convention of The Episcopal Church doesn’t stop after the July event, and volunteers are needed to continue the church’s mission and ministry. General Convention 2009 (GC09) will be held July 8 – 17 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California (Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles). The Episcopal Church’s General Convention, […]

Live webcast to address General Convention 2009

May 4, 2009

General Convention 2009 of the Episcopal Church will be the topic of a live webcast on Wednesday, May 13 at 8 am Pacific (9 am Mountain, 10 am Central, 11 am Eastern). General Convention 2009 (GC09) will be held July 8 – 17 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. The webcast will originate from […]

Announcement Regarding the H1N1 Flu Virus

May 4, 2009

In the past days, the Church has received inquiries from our members, parishes and diocese regarding the news about the H1N1 flu virus and how, if at all, it might affect the continued practice of their faith. We are asked: Should I go to Church? Exchange the Peace? Drink from the cup? As long as […]

The Blue Book is in the mail!

May 1, 2009

The Report to the 76th General Convention, commonly referred to as the Blue Book, is in the mail to all bishops, deputies, registered alternate deputies and registrants who have paid to receive all legislative materials to the General Convention of The Episcopal Church. General Convention 2009 (GC09) will be held July 8 – 17 at […]

Episcopal Church issues statement on swine flu concerns

April 29, 2009

The Episcopal Church has issued the following statement concerning the current swine flu outbreak. The Episcopal Church recommends that its dioceses actively review the most current information about swine flu in order to make decisions based on local practices and safety concerns in our church communities. Episcopal Relief & Development is closely monitoring the needs […]

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop shares her vision: re-focus, re-imagine and re-invigorate

April 21, 2009

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori highlighted areas of increased focus and activity at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. last Thursday evening. In challenging her audience to find their passions, Jefferts Schori addressed efforts to re-focus, re-imagine and re-invigorate. The Library of Congress provided an historic setting for the Presiding Bishop's remarks. […]

Celebrate Earth Day with the Episcopal Church Center

April 20, 2009

In recognition of the importance of caring for creation, the Earth Day Observance from the Episcopal Church Center will be the live webcast on Friday, April 24 with a presentation by a leading religious environmentalist. The Rev. Fletcher Harper, the Executive Director of Green Faith, will present Critical Factors in Greening our Faith, an interactive […]

Grieves, Shea to leave Episcopal Church posts

April 16, 2009

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori announced two staff departures of people well-known throughout the church and beyond. The Rev. Canon Brian J. Grieves, longtime peace and justice officer and current director of the Advocacy Center for the Episcopal Church, and Maureen Shea, director of the Office of Government Relations, will leave their posts […]

Media notice: Episcopal Church Executive Council Meets April 20 -22

April 16, 2009

The Executive Council of The Episcopal Church will meet Monday to Wednesday, April 20 – 22, in Portland, Maine (Diocese of Maine). The meeting will be held at The Wyndham Hotel Portland Airport (South Portland, ME) This will be the last meeting of Executive Council prior to the General Convention 2009 in July in […]

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