Archives for December 2012

Fire damages Brooklyn church that is hub for Hurricane Sandy relief

[Episcopal News Service] More than 100 firefighters battled an early-morning blaze at a Brooklyn church that has served as a major distribution hub for relief services in New York following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. “A fire started just after 4 o’clock in the morning [Dec. 23],” the Rev. Michael Sniffen, rector of the Episcopal […]

Presiding bishop to visit U.S. Navy in Italy, preach in Jerusalem

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs]  Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will make a pastoral visit to American naval personnel in Italy and she has accepted the gracious invitation of Bishop Suheil Dawani to visit and preach in the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. Among her many activities during the two-week trip: • On Dec. 20-22, […]

Jubilee Ministry grants awarded for Episcopal programs, mission work

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Episcopal Church has awarded 67 Jubilee Ministry grants in 35 dioceses for 2012 in two categories for $55,750 to support mission and ministry throughout the Episcopal Church. The 2012 categories are health/nutrition and diocesan initiatives. Jubilee Ministries are congregations or agencies with connections to the Episcopal Church whose […]

CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA: Deacons respond to Hurricane Sandy

[Diocese of Central Pennsylvania] Deacons in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania answered a request made by Bishop Nathan D. Baxter to reach out to their fellow deacons in the diocese of New Jersey in response to Hurricane Sandy. “When our bishop wished for the diocese to make a response to the victims of Superstorm Sandy, the […]

LEXINGTON: Douglas Hahn ordained seventh bishop

[Episcopal Diocese of Lexington] “I come from a family of quilters, who take many different patterns and fabrics, old and new, and blend them together to create something of great, long lasting beauty,” the Rev. Douglas Hahn said to a media conference the day before his consecration. “I believe the role of a bishop is […]

Connecticut bishops issue statement in response to shooting massacre

[Episcopal News Service] The bishops of the Diocese of Connecticut issued the following statement in response to the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 26 people, 20 of them children between the ages of 5 and 10, were shot and killed. The school is located in Newtown, Connecticut, about 65 miles northeast […]

Episcopal City Mission awards $282,000 to grassroots organizations

[Episcopal City Mission] Episcopal City Mission (ECM), a faith-based ministry which promotes social and economic justice working through congregations, community-based organizations and people within the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, presented their Burgess Urban Fund grants to 21 grassroots community organizations on Dec. 13. For 36 years, the Burgess Urban Fund (BUF) has supported grassroots community […]

SCI partners with Starbucks to draw attention to seafarers

[The Seaman’s Church Institute] When grabbing a Starbucks this winter, you may see something out of the ordinary in the refrigerated beverage section of select New Jersey stores: iced tea bottles topped with seafarer watch caps. Seafarers’ charity the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) aims to raise awareness of the work of international seafarers. A hidden […]

North Carolina church moves historic chapel 126 miles to new home

[Episcopal News Service, Chapel Hill, North Carolina] The Episcopal Church of the Advocate‘s new chapel is 112 years older than the congregation itself, and was originally built about 100 miles west of the church’s campus in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After months of planning and careful moving, the building arrived on the Advocate’s land on […]

HAITI: Architect for Port-au-Prince cathedral announced

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti announce the selection of Kerns Group Architects, P.C., of Arlington, Virginia, as architect of the new Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Diocese of Haiti). On Jan. 12, 2010, a massive earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than 300,000 people, seriously […]