Archives for 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 […]

Episcopalians in eastern SC name new cathedral at diocesan convention

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina press release] Episcopalians from across eastern South Carolina named a new cathedral, celebrated their connections to the wider church and adopted resolutions to work for racial reconciliation as they gathered for the 225th Annual Diocesan Convention of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina Nov. 13-14 at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church in Pawleys […]

St. James’ Elmhurst assists human trafficking victims

Borough of Queens cited as ‘a major entry point’

[Episcopal News Service] Daisy Benin, a 37-year-old mother, hasn’t seen her three children in more than seven-and-a-half years, since she left them in the care of her husband in the Philippines so that she could come to work cleaning hotel rooms in New York. Through the assistance of a Manila-based employment firm, Benin secured a […]

Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop Mary Glasspool moving to New York

[Episcopal News Service] Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop Suffragan Mary Glasspool will become an assistant bishop in the Diocese of New York next April. The two dioceses announced the change Nov. 14. Glasspool, 61, was elected bishop suffagran of Los Angeles on Dec. 4, 2009, and was consecrated on May 15, 2010, along with Bishop […]

Diocese of Northern Indiana announces five nominees for bishop

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana Nov. 15 announced a slate of five nominees to stand for the election as the eighth bishop of the diocese. The candidates are: The Rev. Canon Lynn Carter-Edmands, canon for formation and transition, Diocese of Southern Ohio The Rev. Canon Andrew T. Gerns, rector of Trinity […]

Diocese of the Dominican Republic notified of successful canonical consent process

Bishop Coadjutor-elect Quezada Mota ordination and consecration on Feb. 13

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, registrar of General Convention, have notified the Diocese of the Dominican Republic that Bishop Coadjutor-elect Moisés Quezada Mota has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process. Quezada was elected bishop coadjutor […]

George R. Sumner ordained as 7th bishop of Dallas diocese

[Episcopal Diocese of Dallas] George R. Sumner was ordained and consecrated the 7th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas on Nov. 14 in a ceremony that was both solemn and joyful as he officially became the next shepherd to lead 32,000 members in 70 churches. About 2,000 people filled the pews at the First United […]

Bexley Seabury seminary to operate from one site in Chicago

[Bexley Seabury press release] The Board of Directors of Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation (BSSF) has announced that beginning with the Fall 2016 term, the seminary will operate all programs — Anglican Studies, Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry, and Lifelong Learning — from one site, in Chicago. The change, recommended to the board by its […]