Archives for January 2013

Brooklyn parish undeterred by fire

Three-day hurricane-relief summit commences Feb. 1

[Episcopal News Service] It’s not quite a journey into the wilderness, but members of the Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn will be leaving their sanctuary during Lent as the church undergoes repairs following a fire two days before Christmas. Investigators determined the early-morning fire was […]

Florida teens inspired by inauguration, leadership conference

[Episcopal News Service] A Miami native of Jamaican descent, 14-year-old Kerliee Neita says she’s never felt held back because of her race, but hearing the second inaugural address of President Barack Obama, whose father was Kenyan, made her think about it. “Hearing the president speak and everything … the way they were criticizing him before, […]

Sarita Jana Redd, UTO Board president, dies

[United Thank Offering] It is with sorrow that the United Thank Offering Board announces the passing of Sarita Jana Redd, president of the Board from May 2009 to the present, on Jan. 26. Sarita served on the UTO Committee beginning in 2008 and helped the transition from Committee to Board. Sarita was a resident of Oklahoma […]

New Jersey diocese announces 6 nominees for bishop

[Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey has announced a slate of six nominees to stand for election as the diocese’s 12th bishop. The nominees are: The Rev. David Anderson, 56, rector of St. Luke’s Parish in Darien, Connecticut; The Rev. Joan Beilstein, 52, rector of Church […]

North Carolina elects Anne Hodges-Copple as bishop suffragan

[Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina] The Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple was elected Jan. 25 as bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, pending the required consents. Hodges-Copple, rector St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Durham, was elected on the  fourth ballot out of a field of five nominees. She received 182 votes of  262 votes cast […]

Cathedral dean leads assault-weapon ban press conference in prayer

[Episcopal News Service] The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of Washington National Cathedral, was among those who joined Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) on Capitol Hill Jan. 24 as she announced the introduction of a bill to renew the U.S. ban on assault weapons. Hall, who was the first person to speak after Feinstein began the […]

South Carolina court temporarily restrains use of diocesan names, seal

[Episcopal News Service] A South Carolina Circuit Court judge Jan. 23 issued a temporary restraining order preventing any “individual, organization, association or entity” from using registered names and marks that are claimed by Mark Lawrence and other leaders who led some Episcopalians in that state out of the Episcopal Church. Judge Diane S. Goodstein’s order […]

Intercultural youth retreat unites Houston teens

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Youth from four different ethnic backgrounds and six different churches spent last weekend together at Christ Church Cathedral at the first intercultural youth retreat in the Diocese of Texas. The 8th-10th graders took part in multicultural training as led by Alan Wong of SOAR, a Seattle-based non-profit that supports youth leadership […]

Massachusetts Bishop Shaw calls for election of successor

[Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts press release] Noting that he is now in his 19th year as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, the Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE Jan. 15 announced his call for the election of a bishop coadjutor to succeed him upon his retirement. The proposed date for the electing convention […]

Pennsylvania convention affirms Clifton Daniel as bishop provisional

[Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania press release] On Saturday, Jan. 12, at a special convention held at Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, the Rt. Rev. Clifton D. Daniel was elected bishop provisional of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania by unanimous consent. Bishops provisional are elected for a specific period of time; in this instance for two years or […]