Archives for August 2016

Cincinnati’s Christ Church Cathedral takes aim at gun violence

[Episcopal News Service] Seven people have been killed in Cincinnati by gun violence in the month of August alone. In 2016, there have been 63 homicides in this city of 300,000 people. Christ Church Cathedral has responded by placing a 20-by-24-foot mural on its building’s south side façade at a busy intersection in the city’s […]

Bulletin inserts for Sept. 4: Alexander Crummell and Union of Black Episcopalians

Bulletin inserts for Sept. 4, the sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, celebrate the life and legacy of notable saint, the Rev. Alexander Crummell. This day is also designated as Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) Sunday to commemorate the racial justice ministry of this organization which was an outgrowth of Crummell’s advocacy. Download bulletin insert as PDF: full […]

Three nominated for bishop suffragan for armed services and federal ministries

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Three nominees have been announced for Episcopal Church bishop suffragan for armed services and federal ministries. With an office based in Washington D.C., the bishop suffragan for armed services and federal ministries is a member of the staff of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. The three nominees are: […]

Rhode Island: Newport church celebration marks three-year revitalization

Nathan J.A. Humphrey installed as rector of St. John the Evangelist

[Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island press release] More than 200 people turned out on one of the hottest days of the summer to celebrate a remarkable three-year turnaround at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Newport. The Aug. 14 event marked the installation of the Rev. Nathan J.A. Humphrey as rector. Humphrey came to St. […]

Bulletin inserts for Aug. 28: United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Bulletin inserts for Aug. 28, the fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, explain the application process for Episcopal delegates to the March 2017 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Download bulletin insert as PDF: full page, color, one-sided half page, color, two-sided black and white, full page, one-sided black and white, half page, two-sided Spanish […]

Episcopal Relief & Development supports Louisiana dioceses in flood response

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana’s emergency response efforts in the wake of widespread flooding that has affected more than 40,000 homes across the state. Some areas received more than 24 inches of rain, with record precipitation of up to 30 inches around Baton […]

Bulletin inserts for Aug. 21: Young Adult and Campus Ministries

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin inserts for Aug. 21, the fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, highlight the Episcopal Church’s Young Adult and Campus Ministries. Download bulletin insert as PDF: full page, color, one-sided half page, color, two-sided black and white, full page, one-sided black and white, half page, two-sided Spanish bulletin inserts are available on the Sermones que Iluminan website. […]

New York church answers bishop’s call to assist refugees

[Episcopal News Service] When St. John’s rector, the Rev. Joseph D. Greene III, read Bishop of New York Andrew Dietsche’s call to assist refugees at the vestry’s Sept. 15, 2015, meeting, there was no hesitation. Vestry members and parishioners embraced the call. Initially interested in co-sponsoring a refugee family, St. John’s learned that Westchester County doesn’t […]

ELCA approves Lutheran-Roman Catholic ecumenical document

[ELCA News] The 2016 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Churchwide Assembly took several significant steps Aug. 10 moving forward the mission of this church as a church for the sake of the world. By a vote of 931 to 9, the assembly overwhelmingly accepted the “Declaration on the Way,” a unique ecumenical document that marks […]

Central Pennsylvania: Ecumenical volunteers ’Transform Jersey Shore’

[Diocese of Central Pennsylvania] The Rev. Veronica Chappell, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, is both proud and exhausted after coordinating the second “Transform Jersey Shore” project for her community. Her church was the command center for a weeklong project that involved 14 churches and 83 volunteers. In its second year, the project is […]