Archives for February 2014

Historically black colleges challenged by economic hardships

[Episcopal News Service] For more than a century, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) affiliated with the Episcopal Church have worked to provide high-quality education to students who often faced limited academic opportunities. Formed to educate African-Americans when schools were segregated, they continue to fill an important academic role and serve their host communities as […]

Presiding Bishop’s Lent Message 2014

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Note: the following is presented in English and Spanish “So as you enter Lent, consider how you will live in solidarity with those who are hungry, or broken, or ill in one way or another,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in her Lent Message […]

Episcopal Church of Cuba adopts three-year strategic plan

[Episcopal News Service – Havana, Cuba] The Episcopal Church of Cuba has a clear vision moving into its next triennium: to be a church united in diversity, celebration, evangelism, teaching, serving and sharing the love of God. Arriving at that vision has been “a very rich experience,” yet at times “somewhat difficult,” said Bishop Griselda […]

All Saints Church puts ‘heart and soul’ into St. Louis neighborhood

[Episcopal News Service] For 7-year-old Chelsea West, learning to play guitar at All Saints Episcopal Church in St. Louis, Missouri, is a grand invitation into a wondrous new world. “I’m learning the E string and the B string,” the second-grader proclaimed excitedly during a Feb. 25 telephone interview with the Episcopal News Service. “It’s fun. […]

San Joaquin embraces next chapter with ‘missional bishop’ David Rice

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, more than a half-dozen other bishops and about 400 Episcopalians on Feb. 23 gave newly appointed Bishop Assistant David Rice a joyous, rousing official welcome to the Diocese of San Joaquin. Surrounded by an overflow crowd at the festive afternoon service at St. Paul’s Church in Modesto, […]

Video: One young adult…and a provincial archives

[Episcopal News Service] Katie Webb from the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas is spending a year as a Young Adult Service Corps volunteer, working in the provincial archives of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui. As an archivist, Katie is responsible for keeping the Anglican Church’s history alive and making sure important records are safely and […]

Black History Month: St. Barnabas ‘keeps hope alive’ in Pasadena

In conjunction with Black History Month, the Episcopal News Service is featuring articles on historically black Episcopal congregations during February. Resources for Black History Month are available here. [Episcopal News Service] Ishmael Bracy had come to experience the 32nd annual Black History Parade and Festival in Pasadena, California on Feb. 15. Along the parade route, […]

Dominican Republic moving toward self-sustainability by 2016

Province IX looks toward 18-year plan

[Episcopal News Service – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic] As the Diocese of the Dominican Republic continues toward self-sustainability, companion relationships and a growing sense of stewardship will remain a key component in the diocese’s plan for further growth and development. “It possible to reach self-sufficiency with the help of companion dioceses and the efforts that […]

Church tries to help reservation chilled by propane crisis

‘No matter what the groundhog says … we’ve still got a long run ahead of us’

[Episcopal News Service] Sometimes a person in need encounters the Episcopal Church’s ministry at the gas station. The Rev. Canon John Floberg, canon missioner for the Episcopal Church community on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, was paying his bill on Feb. 12 at a gas station on the reservation when a young woman told him […]

Episcopal churches put their hearts into Valentine’s Day

[Episcopal News Service] If Valentine’s is a day for love, then Episcopal churches are spreading it around. Like the “Have a Heart” fundraising campaign in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, for the Church of the Redeemer’s African Children’s Mission (ACM) ministry to Malawi. Or the cookie outreach launched by the Episcopal Church Women at Trinity Church in […]