Episcopal Relief & Development provides emergency assistance in Georgia and Florida after Hurricane Irma

[Episcopal Relief & Development] Episcopal Relief & Development is providing emergency assistance in affected dioceses in Georgia and Florida, while continuing to support partners in the Caribbean in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma, a Category 4 storm and the second major storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, made landfall in Florida on […]

Volunteers pitch in to clean up Georgia’s Honey Creek Retreat Center

[Episcopal Diocese of Georgia] Some 1,300 people were scheduled to arrive on Honey Creek Retreat Center’s grounds on Sept. 17 for a revival featuring Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. Instead, 30 volunteers from the Diocese of Georgia spent the weekend clearing debris left by Hurricane Irma. There were “five worksites focusing on yard and tree debris […]

Episcopalians find and give grace in the Hurricane Harvey floodwaters

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] As the Diocese of Texas continues an energetic response to relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey’s punishing rains, churches and volunteers from across the country have offered help. Within the diocese, congregations have sent teams to muck out homes and church buildings, helping both neighbors and strangers. The Ven. Russ Oechsel, diocesan […]

Virgin Islands churches banding together to care for their Irma-hit neighbors

Efforts consolidating to bring relief to those who suffered ‘catastrophic damage’

[Episcopal News Service] Yvonne O’Neal believes that she crossed paths with more than one angel in the last week in Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, complete strangers helped her leave the decimated island and get back to her home in New York. O’Neal, who was born on Tortola to […]

Episcopal Relief & Development responds to urgent needs in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Irma

[Episcopal Relief & Development] Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting emergency relief efforts in Culebra and Vieques, two islands in Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Irma. In partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico, the organization is providing approximately 600 people with temporary housing, medical care, food and meal delivery, clothing, home repairs, water […]

Irma’s destruction forces postponement of Georgia revival

[Episcopal News Service] A planned Sept. 17 Episcopal revival in the Diocese of Georgia, featuring Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, has been postponed in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s sweep over that state. “Fearless Faith, Boundless Love,” planned as an old-fashioned Sunday afternoon tent meeting at the diocese’s Honey Creek Retreat Center, is now set for […]

Reflection from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on post-hurricane relief

  “It may be that we cannot solve everything, and we cannot do everything. But we can do something, no matter what,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry offers in a reflection. A video of the Presiding Bishop’s reflection here. The Presiding Bishop’s reflection follows: Whether it is the pain of the […]

Reflexión del Obispo Presidente Michael Curry

Quizás no podamos solucionarlo todo, ni podamos hacerlo todo. Pero, pase lo que pase, algo podemos hacer.

[12 de septiembre de 2017] “Quizás no podamos solucionarlo todo, ni podamos hacerlo todo. Pero, pase lo que pase, algo podemos hacer”. Reflexión que nos ofrece Michael B. Curry, Obispo Presidente y Primado de la Iglesia Episcopal. Video sobre la reflexión el Obispo Presidente A continuación compartimos la reflexión del Obispo Presidente: Sea el dolor […]

Irma’s damage slowly coming into focus across the Caribbean and Florida

[Episcopal News Service] The Very Rev. Stephen Morris welcomed 14 guests into his family’s home in St. Petersburg, Florida, for a sleepover as Hurricane Irma uprooted trees, tore off branches, downed a power line and cut off electricity and hot water on his street. Meanwhile, Morris, a visiting Swiss couple and local friends who were […]

‘Pray for us’: Southeast Episcopalians brace for Hurricane Irma

On Hurricane Harvey’s heels, ‘catastrophic’ storm has already raked Caribbean 

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Jim Shevlin looked down at his list fewer than two days before Hurricane Irma was expected to drive up the spine of Florida’s peninsula. As a Category 5 storm, Irma had already killed at least 11 people and destroyed thousands of homes in the Caribbean islands. And the massive storm […]