Archives for August 2013

Episcopalians disappointed by Texas Supreme Court opinion

[Diocese of Fort Worth press release] The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., bishop of Fort Worth; the Standing Committee, and the Board of Trustees of the Corporation of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth are disappointed by the August 30, 2013, opinion of the Texas Supreme Court that failed to uphold the summary judgment […]

Burmese refugee families lose homes, possessions in Wichita fire

[Diocese of Kansas] Three refugee families from Burma who were beginning to make a new life in the U.S. are trying to adjust to the loss of all their possessions in a two-alarm fire that destroyed their apartments Aug. 27. Beyond that, they are struggling with a sense of despair, feeling that tragedy has followed […]

Chicago, Quincy dioceses to reunite

Buchanan to become part-time assisting bishop in new diocese

[Dioceses of Chicago press release] The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, bishop of Chicago, and the Rt. Rev. John C. Buchanan, provisional bishop of Quincy, announced today that the two dioceses will reunite on Sunday, September 1. The conventions of the two dioceses, which had split in 1877 to accommodate growth, had unanimously agreed to the reunion […]

Connecticut: After 215 years, member of St. John’s Church to be buried

[Diocese of Connecticut] The Rev. Amy Welin started as the newly called priest-in-charge of St. John’s, Waterbury, in September 2012. A few months after that, Amy recalled in a phone interview, she received a call from the recently retired director of the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Marie Galbraith, asking Amy if she would be willing to […]

West Texas: New growth and restoration at Camp Capers

[Episcopal Diocese of West Texas] The camping program at Camp Capers in the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas continues to grow, with rising participation numbers in summer camp, retreats throughout the year, and a three-phase facility improvement project that is well underway. Camp Capers, located in Waring, Texas, is in its 66th year of summer […]

ELCA approves Israel/Palestine proposals, statement on criminal justice

[Episcopal News Service] The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), saying it is committed to supporting a peaceful resolution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine, affirmed that commitment during the recently concluded 2013 ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Pittsburgh. The churchwide assembly, the chief legislative authority of the ELCA, met Aug. 12-17 at the David […]

Virginia: Holy Cross Korean finds temporary home at Truro Church

[Episcopal Diocese of Virginia press release] Church of the Holy Cross Korean will begin worshiping in the chapel at Truro Church in September,  a temporary move that will re-establish an Episcopal presence in Fairfax City. “This is an exciting time for the members of Holy Cross Korean as they look to the future,” said the […]

Kids4Peace meet at Camp Allen for second-year camp

[Diocese of Texas] Last summer, interfaith groups of 12-year-olds from the U.S. and Israel gathered to learn about different faiths and cultures. This year, they met again atCamp Allen with Kid4Peace, a program dedicated to “encouraging children of different cultures and faith traditions to explore their differences and similarities, and to learn understanding, tolerance and respect, while fostering sustainable friendships across the lines […]

Lutherans elect Elizabeth Eaton as first female presiding bishop

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton was elected Aug. 14 as presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). She was elected on the fifth ballot at the 2013 ELCA Churchwide Assembly meeting Aug. 12-17 in Pittsburgh. Of the 889 votes cast, 445 votes were needed for an election. Eaton received […]

Breakaway Falls Church leaders plan to appeal court’s property ruling

[Episcopal Diocese of Virginia press release] The leaders of a Falls Church, Virginia congregation that broke away from the Episcopal Church said this week that they plan to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Falls Church CANA congregation will ask the high court to overturn the Supreme Court of Virginia’s April 18 ruling in […]