Archives for January 2012

Executive Council adopts draft budget for next triennium

Budget calls for exploring 'long-term reform' of Episcopal Church's work

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council Jan. 29 approved a 2013-2015 draft budget that includes money meant to “open the door to doing long-term reform of how we do business as the church.” Executive Council spent the majority of its Jan. 27-29 meeting here at the Conference Center at […]

A message from the Episcopal Church Executive Council

[Office of Public Affairs] The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church issued the following message at the conclusion of its three-day meeting in Linthicum Heights, Maryland A Message from Executive Council January 29, 2012 Linthicum Heights, Maryland * God is awesome * The Good News is not fair * God always acts first The Rt. […]

A summary of Executive Council resolutions

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] During its Jan. 27-29 meeting here, the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted several resolutions, which are summarized below. Executive Council Accept report of the Episcopal Archives Strategy Committee, adopt its recommendations to advance the Archives Building discharge from further duties (EC020) Recognize and celebrate the work of council […]

Budget discussions continue at Executive Council

Members wish for more time to envision church's future

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council continued Jan. 28 to grapple with the missional, organizational and financial realities of developing a budget for the 2013-2015 triennium. The members also grappled with a timeline that calls for council to develop a draft triennial budget to give to the church’s Joint […]

Executive Council challenged to engage in adaptive change

Triennial draft budget begins with two reduced revenue alternatives

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] Three Episcopal Church leaders challenged members of the church’s Executive Council Jan. 27 to engage in “adaptive change” in response to what they said are changing church and societal environments. That challenge began immediately as the members received two different budget scenarios developed by council’s Executive Committee upon […]

Churches reach out to help the unemployed

[Episcopal News Service] Three years ago Martice Scales, 24, a boxer, musician and unemployed ex-felon in Racine, Wisconsin, had no job prospects and even less hope. Then a former teacher referred him to the Racine Vocational Ministry (RVM), an outreach of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and other local agencies and Scales has been on the […]

Churches stand up for lives lost, take stand against violence

[Episcopal News Service] A few weeks into 2012, the Rev. Bill Terry already had at least 20 additions for the “Murder Board” outside St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, near New Orleans’ French Quarter, including: Jan. 6, Keian Ester, 11, shot Jan. 7, Michael Johnson, 21, shot Jan. 7, Eric Robinson, 41, shot/burned Jan. 8, Joseph Elliot, […]

Keeping the dream

Episcopalians honor Martin Luther King Jr. through service and song

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians across the nation are bolstering their Jan. 16 celebrations of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by adding deeds to words, service to song. A day camp at St. John’s Church in North Haven, Connecticut, aims to illustrate for young and old that Jan. 16 is no ordinary holiday, but an opportunity […]

Haitians quietly mark second year after earthquake

Diocese rises up to continue ministry to country

[Episcopal News Service] The streets of Port-au-Prince were empty Jan. 12 but the churches were full as residents of the Haitian capital remembered the day two years ago when a magnitude-7 earthquake devastated vast parts of southern Haiti. “Some people stayed home to reflect quietly,” Episcopal Diocese of Haiti Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin told Episcopal […]

New generation explores intersection of faith, service, community

[Episcopal News Service] Jordan Trumble fell in love with learning about religion at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. But after awhile, she realized studying the topic wasn’t enough. “So much of what I was learning in the classroom didn’t mean very much unless it had some practical application in my everyday life,” she said. “I […]