Archives for March 2014

San Joaquin: David Rice elected, seated as bishop provisional

[Episcopal News Service] In the midst of hundreds of applauding and cheering supporters and well-wishers, the Rt. Rev. David Rice was formally seated March 29 as bishop provisional of the Diocese of San Joaquin in California’s Central Valley. “I am truly excited about experiencing the many ways in which Episcopalians in San Joaquin will continue […]

Re-imagining task force making progress toward November deadline

Leaders say group is using feedback from church to refine proposals

[Episcopal News Service] The Task Force for Re-imagining the Episcopal Church is on track for reporting its recommendations and specific legislative proposals to the church this November, according to the group’s co-conveners. “I think we’re where we need to be at this point,” said the Rev. Craig Loya, dean of the cathedral in Omaha, Nebraska, […]

Love, and laundry: Ministries offer hospitality to homeless guests

[Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles] There’s an exciting ministry washing over the Episcopal church in the Diocese of Los Angeles; it’s called Laundry Love and it brings together congregations and homeless guests over hospitality and laundry. The line begins to form about 5 p.m. outside the Beach Coin Laundry in Huntington Beach, on the second […]

‘Homeless Jesus’ finds a home in North Carolina

Striking sculpture sparks conversation about homelessness, affordable housing

[Episcopal News Service] Downtown Davidson, North Carolina, has all of the idyllic, small-town Southern charm a weekend visitor could want: old-fashioned brick sidewalks, quaint shops and lots of leafy trees. Residents of the town, known primarily for its prestigious liberal arts college, are proud of their postcard-ready community, but the recent installation of a sculpture […]

Connecticut priest recovers after life-saving kidney donation

[Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut] The Rev. Greg Welin is home and resting comfortably these days. Admittedly this wouldn’t be newsworthy except for the fact that he donated a kidney last month. A fatal genetic disorder Here’s the backstory: In 2010, Greg was serving as the priest-in-charge of St. John’s in New Milford. There, he met […]

Funeral arrangements set for Executive Council member Terry Star

Police say seminarian died of heart attack at Nashotah House

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Terry Star will be buried out of his home church of St. James Episcopal Church in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on March 10. Meanwhile, the City of Delafield, Wisconsin, police department and the Waukesha County Medical Examiner have concluded that Star, a 40 year-old deacon in the Diocese of North […]

RIP: Deacon Terry Star, Executive Council member, found dead at seminary

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Terry Star, a 40 year-old deacon in the Diocese of North Dakota and a member of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council, has died suddenly at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin, where he was studying for ordination to the priesthood. After Star did not attend chapel the morning of March […]

St. David’s unveils largest solar project in downtown Austin

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] A pilot project that is being watched closely by utility companies around the country now has all 576 panels in place in downtown Austin. Today, the last few panels were mounted on the roof of St. David’s Episcopal Church’s nine-story garage. The system is sized to produce 200 MWh per year, […]

One candidate added to Maryland bishop slate

[Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland has announced one additional candidate to stand for election as bishop suffragan. The Rev. Martha N. Macgill, 56, who was nominated via a petition process, is the rector of Memorial Episcopal Church in Bolton Hill in Baltimore, where she has served for 14 […]

Bishop Sean Rowe is elected provisional bishop of Bethlehem diocese

[Canticle Communications] A special convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem on March 1 elected the Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe as the provisional bishop of Bethlehem. The diocese comprises 14 counties in northeastern Pennsylvania and includes the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Hazleton, Reading, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. “It’s a great day in the kingdom,” said […]