Archives for November 2014

Discussion questions available on the Ferguson decision

Appropriate for adults and youth

[Episcopal News Service] As congregations plan to meet for Sunday worship for the first time since this week’s grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, a new Episcopal Church resource aims to equip congregational leaders to engage discussion about the events of Ferguson with a variety of different age groups. Prepared by the Missionary Society, Talking about Ferguson in our […]

Resources for Advent waiting

Giving thanks by giving: Episcopal churches box, dish up holiday meals

[Episcopal News Service] Whether boxing up turkey with all the trimmings or serving delicious home-cooked meals restaurant-style, Episcopal churches across the country are giving thanks this holiday season by giving to the hungry, the homeless and the lonely. A Florida priest who received a criminal citation for feeding the homeless in a public park earlier […]

Presiding Bishop’s statement on the way forward from Ferguson

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement on the way forward from Ferguson: The Episcopal Church joins many others in deep lament over the tragic reality that continues to be revealed in Ferguson, Missouri. The racism in this nation is part of […]

‘Future is bright’ for The Episcopal Church in South Carolina

Episcopalians are forming new congregations, focusing on mission

[Episcopal News Service – Charleston, South Carolina] The three newest mission congregations of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina worship in two United Methodist churches and a former martial arts studio next to a barbecue joint and a bar. On Nov. 15, the members of the Episcopal Church in Okatie, Episcopal Church of the Messiah […]

Women’s conference gathers Episcopalians from Brazil, Uruguay

Focus remains on gender-based violence prevention

[Episcopal News Service – Montevideo, Uruguay] Some of the women began saving money more than six months in advance and some traveled 12 hours by bus across the border to attend a bi-national conference, which has united for more than eight years Brazilian and Uruguayan women through stories of challenge, courage, strength and love. Their […]

Episcopal schools celebrate 50 years of education as mission

Presiding Bishop, Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson among featured speakers

[Episcopal News Service] The charisms of Episcopal schools – a “generous comprehensiveness, patience with ambiguity, and a search for wisdom grounded in a deep and abiding belief in the goodness and creativity of the world” – make them particularly suited to forming leaders for an increasingly globalized and interconnected world, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori […]

Presiding Bishop on president’s immigration plan

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement on President Obama’s recently announced immigration policies: Together with families and communities across the United States, I give thanks for President Obama’s announcement that nearly five million undocumented immigrants will soon be eligible for relief from […]

Presiding Bishop calls for prayer for Liberia, West Africa

Sunday, Dec. 7

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has urged Episcopalians to observe the Second Sunday in Advent, December 7, as a day of prayer for those in the Diocese of Liberia and the entire Anglican Church of the Province of West Africa, areas heavily affected by the current Ebola pandemic. […]

San Joaquin honors pioneer Filipino priest

Diocese contemplates revitalized ministry

[Episcopal News Service] The pioneering missionary spirit of the Rev. Justo Andres just may help spark a revival of Filipino ministry at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist in Stockton, California, according to the Rev. Fred Vergara, missioner for Episcopal Church Asiamerica Ministries. Some 30 years ago, Andres founded the Holy Cross Filipino […]