Archives for November 2012

George Edward Haynsworth, retired Nicaragua missionary bishop dies

[Episcopal News Service] Funeral services will be held Nov. 28 for the Rt. Rev. George Edward Haynsworth, 90, retired missionary bishop of Nicaragua and former assistant bishop in the Diocese of South Carolina. Haynsworth died Nov. 24 after suffering a heart attack the day before. He lived in James Island, South Carolina. The service for […]

W. Nicholas Knisely ordained as Rhode Island’s 13th bishop

[Episcopal News Service] Nearly 2,000 Episcopalians gathered Nov. 17 at St. George’s School in Middletown, Rhode Island, for the ordination of the Very Rev. William Nicholas Knisely Jr. as 13th bishop of the Diocese of Rhode Island. Knisely, 52, succeeds the Rt. Rev. Geralyn Wolf, who has served as Rhode Island’s 12th bishop since February […]

Congregations continue Sandy relief efforts, prepare for nor’easter

[Episcopal Relief & Development] Episcopal Relief & Development is coordinating with dioceses impacted by Superstorm Sandy to support relief activities that respond to emerging community needs. Congregations in New York and New Jersey have also been preparing for the Nor’easter that is currently bringing cold temperatures, wind and snow to an already battered region. Food […]

St. David’s, Austin, receives awards for environmental efforts

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin just completed a rigorous two-year effort to become the first church in Texas to achieve GreenFaith certification. Now, St. David’s has become the first house of worship in Austin to complete the Austin Green Business Leaders program and, in December, will be recognized as a […]

Episcopal Relief & Development supports Sandy relief efforts

[Episcopal Relief & Development] Thanks to the generosity of Episcopalians from around the country, Episcopal Relief & Development is in the process of making emergency grants to impacted dioceses in support of parish-based relief activities following superstorm Sandy. In the United States, these funds will help congregations expand feeding ministries and facilitate the provision of […]

Episcopal Relief & Development supports impacted dioceses after Sandy

[Episcopal Relief & Development] Episcopal Relief & Development is working alongside diocesan and parish leaders to distribute relief supplies, food and water aid to people directly impacted by superstorm Sandy. The storm system hit the Caribbean on Oct. 25 before turning north along the United States’ East Coast and making landfall in central New Jersey […]

North Carolina diocese announces 5 nominees for bishop suffragan

[Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina] The Nominating Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina Nov. 1 announced five nominees to stand for election as the diocese’s sixth bishop suffragan. The nominees are: The Rev. Susan Buchanan, rector, Christ Episcopal Church, North Conway, New Hampshire (Diocese of New Hampshire); The Rev. Canon Amy Real Coultas, canon […]