Archives for December 2015

Atlanta resettlement ministry: A party at Christmas, year-round friendship

This article is part of an ongoing series exploring the response to the global refugee crisis by The Episcopal Church and its ecumenical and interfaith partners. Other articles in the series are available here. [Episcopal News Service] It may be the first Christmas party ever for about 40 children of refugee families – and the […]

Patrick Bell elected as Diocese of Eastern Oregon’s seventh bishop

[Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon press release] The Rev. Patrick Bell was elected the seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon Dec. 12 at Church of the Redeemer, Pendleton. Kim McClain, president of the diocese’s standing committee, said Bell was one of three finalists from a pool of 16 applicants. A search committee […]

Minnesota church embraces new ministry model, builds ‘Tiny House’

St. John's in St. Cloud is taking risks for the sake of the Gospel.

[The Episcopal Church in Minnesota — St. Cloud, Minnesota] A little more than a year ago, the Episcopal Church in Minnesota Trustees, in consultation with its Joint Finance and Audit Committee, forgave more than $1 million in outstanding loans to faith communities, in hopes of resetting the relationship to one where the trustees could be […]