Archives for August 2012

Episcopal School of Los Angeles welcomes first classes

[Episcopal News, Diocese of Los Angeles] The Episcopal School of Los Angeles, an independent coeducational day school in Hollywood, opened Aug. 27, serving students in grades six, seven and eight. ESLA began two years ago with summer and after-school programs emphasizing science, technology, engineering, and math. Now in its first year of regular classes, the […]

Former Diocese of Milwaukee Bishop Roger J. White dies at 71

[Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee] The Rt. Rev. Roger J. White, 71, died Aug. 28 at Froedert Memorial Hospital where he was being treated after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm on Aug. 9. He is survived by his wife, Prudence (“Pru”) and their three children. White was born Jan. 31, 1941, in the city of Leeds […]

Transitions for Episcopal Church, DFMS staff

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Episcopal Church and the church-wide Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) staff are undergoing transitions to re-orient not only the work of the church-wide staff but also where that work will be conducted. The transitions are primarily, but not completely, a result of actions approved at General Convention […]

Maryland: Great Kids Farm Day of Service honors George Freeman Bragg

[Episcopal Diocese of Maryland] Nearly 40 people representing six Episcopal Diocese of Maryland congregations gathered at Great Kids Farm in Baltimore August 4 for a Day of Service focusing on agriculture and the environment to honor the legacy of the Rev. George Freeman Bragg, Jr. Bragg served as rector of St. James’ Episcopal Church in […]

Executive Officer, General Convention Secretary announces retirement

[Episcopal News Service] After nearly eight years and three General Conventions, the Rev. Canon Gregory Straub, executive officer and secretary of General Convention, has announced his retirement effective Jan. 1, 2013, according to a press release from the church’s Office of Public Affairs. “It has been a great privilege to serve the church and its […]

James Solheim, retired Episcopal News Service director, dies at 73

[Episcopal News Service] Editor’s note: Memorial services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m., and at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Trenton on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 10:30 a.m. James E. Solheim – the Episcopal Church’s news director in an era bookended by the election […]

Presiding bishop, retired Washington bishop join anti-hate effort

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s is the latest voice to join the 2012 Hours Against Hate campaign. Jefferts Schori’s video message, posted Aug. 2, notes the world’s “incredible diversity,” which she said “as a scientist and a person of faith, I think that’s an enormous blessing” because “each one of us comes […]

Milwaukee bishop urges Episcopalians to support Sikh community

[Episcopal News Service] The Diocese of Milwaukee is encouraging Episcopalians to participate in the Aug. 12 Day of Prayer for the Sikh Community following the Aug. 5 shooting rampage at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The diocese offered information here about the prayer day organized by the Wisconsin Council of Churches, including a […]

Robert Hirschfeld ordained bishop coadjutor for New Hampshire

[Episcopal News Service] In a liturgy marked by both solemnity and good humor, the Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld was ordained and consecrated Aug. 4 as bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of New Hampshire. Hirschfeld, 51, the former rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Amherst, Massachusetts (Diocese of Western Massachusetts), will work with diocesan Bishop Gene Robinson […]