Archives for March 2012

LOS ANGELES: Presiding bishop helps celebrate St. James’ centennial

[The Episcopal News – Diocese of Los Angeles] The heavens opened, the skies poured torrential rain but it didn’t dampen spirits as more than 600 people packed St. James Episcopal Church for a March 25 live-streamed Solemn Festival Eucharist joyously celebrating the congregation’s century of ministry in downtown Los Angeles. The Rev. Dr. Paul Kowalewski, […]

St. Luke’s Hospital, Texas, raises more than $262,000 for nursing

[Diocese of Texas] St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital‘s Friends of Nursing netted more than $262,000 at their annual luncheon and fashion show Thursday, March 8. Guests at the event were treated to the latest fashions, courtesy of Tootsies and designer Lyn Devon. St. Luke’s Hospital, the founding institution of St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System, is located […]

Roger Ferlo to lead Federation of Seabury and Bexley

[Seabury Western/Bexley Hall] At historic meetings this month, the boards of Seabury Western Theological Seminary in Chicago and Bexley Hall in Columbus unanimously voted to federate and to elect the Rev. Roger Albert Ferlo, Ph.D., D.D., as the Federation’s first president. Ferlo, who is currently the associate dean and director of the Institute of Christian […]

Gregory Brewer consecrated as bishop of Central Florida

[Episcopal News Service] More than 3,500 people attended First Baptist Church of Orlando on March 24 to participate in the consecration of Gregory O. Brewer as the fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, while many watched the event on live streaming video. The Very Rev. Justyn Terry, dean and president of Trinity […]

Atlanta diocese adds nominee to bishop slate

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Martha N. Macgill, 54, rector of Memorial Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland, has been nominated by petition and added to a slate of five priests already chosen to stand for election as the Diocese of Atlanta’s next bishop. The other candidates, announced on Feb. 13, are: the Rev. George F. […]

New Hampshire diocese names three nominees for bishop coadjutor

[Episcopal News Service] The Diocese of New Hampshire’s Bishop Search and Nomination Committee March 15 announced a three-nominee slate for a bishop coadjutor to succeed Bishop V.  Gene Robinson. The nominees include: the Rev. Penelope Maud Bridges, 53, rector, St. Francis Episcopal Church, Great Falls, Virginia (Diocese of Virginia); the Rev. A.  Robert Hirschfeld, 51, […]

Students help secure medical assistance for Galveston’s working poor

[Diocese of Texas] Who knew medical students were so talented? On March 8, University of Texas Medical Branch students held their annual fundraiser for the St. Vincent’s House Student Clinic in Galveston. They reached deep to deliver an extraordinary talent show for the free clinic, which serves all of Galveston County and operates 12 hours […]

St. Francis’ Church, Macon, is Georgia’s top ‘green’ congregation

[Diocese of Atlanta] St. Francis’ Episcopal Church, Macon, was named Congregation of the Year by Georgia Interfaith Power and Light March 1 for its efforts to be “a community of creation keepers in all aspects of congregational life.” GIPL’s Executive Director Alexis Chase said people of St. Francis’ concentrate their green work in many areas: […]

Diocese of Rhode Island chooses five to stand for bishop election

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island’s Search and Nomination Committee has selected five priests to stand for election as the 13th bishop of Rhode Island. The announcement was made March 10 during the diocese’s annual convocation. The preliminary slate consists of: * the Rev. Kurt Dunkle, 50, rector, Grace Episcopal Church, Orange […]

Andrew M.L. Dietsche consecrated bishop coadjutor of New York

[Episcopal News Service] Andrew M. L. Dietsche was ordained and consecrated bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of New York March 10 during a ceremony at a packed Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in Manhattan. As bishop coadjutor, Dietsche has the automatic right of succession to the current bishop of New York, the Rt. Rev. Mark S. Sisk, […]