Archives for September 2013

San Joaquin takes ‘interim steps’ toward election of provisional bishop

New Zealand's David Rice poised to lead diocese

[Episcopal News Service] Bishop David Rice of the Diocese of Waiapu in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia is poised to become the next provisional bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin. If elected, he would succeed Bishop Chester L. Talton, who has served nearly three years as provisional bishop and […]

Massachusetts: Together Now campaign surpasses $20 million

[Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts] A year and a half after its public launch, and with all congregations participating, the Diocese of Massachusetts’ Together Now fundraising campaign reached its $20-million goal over the summer months. “We’ve done it. We’re over the top. Large and small, individually and collectively, we’ve done it, and we’ve done it together,” […]

Pilgrims new and old share UK-LA exchange

Deans of Canterbury Cathedral, Westminster Abbey help launch Getty Center exhibition

[The Episcopal News, Los Angeles] They’ve come from Canterbury and reached their destination: a hilltop in the Santa Monica Mountains, where visitors on the first Sunday of autumn marveled at panoramic views from downtown Los Angeles to Catalina Island. “These six pilgrims have gone a very long way in old age,” noted Canterbury Cathedral Dean […]

Texas: Malawian President Joyce Banda shares vision in Austin

[Diocese of Texas] Joyce Banda, president of Malawi, introduced the joys and challenges her African nation experiences through heartfelt words while several other Malawian guests told their stories and sang their songs during an almost two-hour rollicking service at Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Austin, Sept. 18. The Dioceses of Texas and Southern Malawi are in the third year of […]

Texas: Giving kiosk offers convenient way to support ministries

[Diocese of Texas] In a day when we use our bank cards for everything from putting money in the parking meter to buying a car, St. David’s in Austin couldn’t help but feel the pinch when an age-old tradition started feeling, well, too age-old. “When we added up the numbers, it was startling,” said Parish Administrator Terry Nathan. […]

Southwest Virginia: Trinity Arrington’s sweet, sweet spirit

[Trinity Episcopal Church – Arrington, Virginia] How does a small Episcopal Church with a total membership of just over 50 parishioners offer hospitality to a Goliath-sized musical festival, drawing a crowd of 25,000 who arrive not just for the day but for four days and four music-filled nights?  Trinity Episcopal Church in Arrington, Virginia, not only met […]

West Texas: A mission to Haiti prompts ‘A New Day’

[Episcopal Diocese of West Texas] Trey McCarty, the youth minister at Grace Episcopal Church in San Antonio, Texas, lives with a passion to serve others. He took this passion to Haiti this summer on a collaborative mission trip to an orphanage with members from other Episcopal churches in the Diocese of West Texas. McCarty also […]

Colorado Floods: Churches are drying out, finding ways to help

[Episcopal Diocese of Colorado] Devastating floods up and down Colorado’s Front Range have impacted several communities and Episcopal churches. As those churches – none of which suffered catastrophic damage – dry out, they are making contact with parishioners, and will be working to help in their communities in days to come. The staff in the […]

Invitation Sunday leads to hundreds of visitors across Texas

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] As part of an initiative that began in the Church of England, congregations across the Diocese of Texas took a step out of their comfort zones on Sunday, Sept. 15, and invited friends, family and even strangers to church with them. The result was hundreds of visitors either returning to church […]

Illinois trial court rules in favor of Quincy breakaway group

[Episcopal News Service] The Judicial Circuit Court in Adams County, Illinois, has ruled against the Episcopal Diocese of Quincy and the Episcopal Church in their efforts to recover assets and property claimed by a breakaway group. Judge Thomas J. Ortbal’s ruling, dated Sept. 6 and made public Sept. 10, is the most recent action in […]