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Executive Council awards 2022 Constable Fund, Roanridge Trust grants

June 10, 2022

The Episcopal Church Executive Council approved the awarding of five Constable Fund grants and 11 Roanridge Trust grants—totaling over $460,000—at its April meeting. The Joint Standing Committee on Mission Within The Episcopal and two grant review committees—both chaired by George Wing, an Executive Council member from the Episcopal Church in Colorado—made the recommendations.

Presiding bishop calls Episcopalians to ‘A Season of Prayer for Revival’

June 8, 2022

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites Episcopalians everywhere to mark the season after Pentecost with 30 days of prayer leading up to and encompassing the 80th General Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.

Toward GC80: Episcopal Church Executive Council, planning committee to meet June 7; sessions livestreamed

June 6, 2022

Both the Joint Standing Committee on Planning and Arrangements and the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church will convene online June 7 to formalize new plans for the 80th General Convention.

Diocese of Southwest Florida notified of successful canonical consent process for next bishop

June 6, 2022

The Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida has received notification from Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry that Bishop-elect Douglas F. Scharf 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.

Statement from Bishop Todd Ousley on Diocese of Florida bishop election

June 3, 2022

Presiding bishop nominating committee cancels plan to be at General Convention; will offer range of engagement opportunities

June 2, 2022

Members of the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop said during their May 24-26 meeting that they will forgo being present at The Episcopal Church’s now-shorter and smaller General Convention in July.

Registration open for United Thank Offering’s Great EpisGOpal Race

June 2, 2022

The Great EpisGOpal Race returns this fall, featuring a partnership between the United Thank Offering and Episcopal Migration Ministries in its third year. This popular fundraiser offers multiple ways to participate and raise funds to support special ministries and missions.

Letter to The Episcopal Church from Presiding Bishop and President of the House of Deputies: Recommendation for June 6 resolution deadline for GC80

June 1, 2022

Earlier this week, the Presiding Officers’ General Convention Design Group met for a third time to continue planning a shorter, smaller, safer General Convention in Baltimore from July 8 to 11.

Letter to The Episcopal Church from Presiding Bishop and President of the House of Deputies: COVID-19 safety recommendations from Presiding Officers’ General Convention Design Group

May 26, 2022

Earlier this week, the Presiding Officers’ General Convention Design Group met for a second time to continue planning a shorter, smaller, safer General Convention, which will take place in Baltimore from July 8 to 11.

Episcopal Church leaders respond to gun violence in Uvalde

May 25, 2022

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and other church leaders offered prayerful and practical responses to the May 24, 2022, mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

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