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GC80 Morning Update: Saturday, July 9

July 9, 2022

Greetings on the second day of The Episcopal Church’s 80th General Convention in Baltimore. These daily updates from the Office of Public Affairs are morning and evening roundups of news, events, and resources related to GC80, which runs through July 11.

GC80 Evening Update: Friday, July 8

July 8, 2022

Welcome to GC80 Daily Updates from the Office of Public Affairs, morning and evening roundups of news, events, and resources related to the 80th General Convention, July 8-11 in Baltimore.

80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church: July 8 sermon by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

July 8, 2022

The following is a transcript of a sermon recorded by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry for the opening worship service of the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, meeting in Baltimore through July 11. These remarks have been lightly edited for clarity.

GC80 Morning Update: Friday, July 8

July 8, 2022

Greetings on the first day of The Episcopal Church’s 80th General Convention in Baltimore. These daily updates from the Office of Public Affairs are morning and evening roundups of news, events, and resources related to GC80, which runs through July 11.

Episcopal Church in Connecticut notified of successful canonical consent process for next bishop

July 8, 2022

The Episcopal Church in Connecticut has received notification from Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry that Bishop-elect Jeffrey Mello has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process detailed in Canon III.11.3. The consents received have been certified by the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Registrar of the General Convention.

GC80 Evening Update: Thursday, July 7

July 7, 2022

Welcome to GC80 Daily Updates from the Office of Public Affairs, morning and evening roundups of news, events, and resources related to the 80th General Convention, July 8-11 in Baltimore.

Statement on behalf of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry from Bishop Todd Ousley on the resignation of Carl Wright

July 6, 2022

e Rt. Rev. Carl Wright, bishop suffragan for Armed Forces and Federal Ministries, has resigned for health reasons, effective July 1, 2022. Wright was ordained bishop on Feb. 11, 2017. The bishop suffragan is a Department of Defense-appointed Ecclesiastical Endorser with responsibility for Episcopal chaplains and congregations in the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Toward GC80: Watch Episcopal Church 80th General Convention on Media Hub

July 1, 2022

All are welcome to watch livestream worship and legislative sessions of The Episcopal Church’s 80th General Convention in Baltimore, July 8-11. The sessions—in English and Spanish—will be available on the church’s GC80 Media Hub.

Episcopal Migration Ministries welcomes new director

June 30, 2022

rah Shipman as its new director, beginning Aug. 1. Shipman—who served most recently as deputy attorney general for Kansas—will oversee EMM’s operations as an Episcopal Church ministry and one of nine national refugee resettlement agencies partnering with the U.S. government.  

Episcopal Church Office of Black Ministries announces name change to African Descent Ministries

June 27, 2022

As it prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2023, The Episcopal Church’s Office of Black Ministries is pleased to announce a name change to African Descent Ministries to more inclusively reflect the community it serves.

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