St. Paul’s shelters the homeless during northern California’s floods

[Diocese of Northern California] It may signal the end of a long, hard drought for California, but the storm that blew in the weekend after New Year’s also brought flooding and misery, especially for those without permanent shelter. But St. Paul’s in downtown Healdsburg, Sonoma County, was ready for the influx of homeless people displaced […]

Episcopalians in Dallas diocese become caretakers of slave burial site

[Diocese of Dallas] On a recent cold, blustery Saturday morning a group of volunteers from St. Mark’s in Irving gathered with tools and shovels at one of the Texas’ oldest slave burial sites, Shelton’s Bear Creek Cemetery, to make repairs and tend the grounds. “It’s great to honor the slaves and their descendants who are […]

Vermont diocese purchases Rock Point solar array

$270K investment promotes environmental, economic sustainability

[Diocese of Vermont] The Episcopal Church in Vermont recently completed its purchase of the Solar Installation (aka the Solar Farm) at Rock Point, the diocese’s 146-acre center in Burlington best known for its school, conference center, community gardens, and hiking trails. The 35-tracker, 147-kilowatt solar array, which was previously under the ownership of AllEarth Renewables, […]

Rio Grande Bishop Vono announces plans for retirement

[Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande press release] Bishop Michael L. Vono of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande has announced his plans to retire in the late fall of 2018. Vono formally notified Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on Jan. 3, seeking approval of his resignation as bishop diocesan, and permission to elect his successor […]

Carl Wright reaches required majority in canonical consent process for bishop suffragan for armed services and federal ministries

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, have notified the Rev. Carl Wright that the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process have been received for bishop suffragan for armed services and federal ministries. […]

Bulletin insert for Jan. 15, Epiphany 2(A): United Thank Offering

Sermon for Jan. 15, Epiphany 2(A): There Goes a Lamb

Diocese of Bethlehem issues call for election of next bishop

[Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem] Diocese of Bethlehem Bishop Provisional Sean Rowe said Jan. 5 that the diocese is ready to begin the process of electing its ninth bishop diocesan. His letter follows. January 5, 2017 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ: When you gave me the honor of serving as your bishop provisional in March […]

North Carolina adds two bishop candidates by petition

[Diocese of North Carolina press release] The Standing Committee of the Diocese of North Carolina is pleased to announce the addition of two petition candidates to the slate of nominees for the 12th bishop diocesan of the diocese. The additional nominees are: The Rev. George Adamik – St. Paul’s, Cary, North Carolina The Rev. Canon […]

Bulletin inserts for Jan. 8: The Baptism of Our Lord, Epiphany 1(A)