Council responds creatively to emerging ministry in Fort Worth

‘Hard work of putting feet on the Jesus Movement’ engages Executive Council

[Episcopal News Service – Chaska, Minnesota] The Episcopal Church Executive Council June 10 pledged to meet a request for $600,000 in financial aid from the Diocese of Fort Worth in the same spirit of creativity that Episcopalians there have used in reorganizing themselves during the past nearly eight years. With Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry […]

A summary of Executive Council resolutions

[Episcopal News Service – Chaska, Minnesota] During its June 8-10 meeting at the Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below. Advocacy and Networking for Mission Acknowledge receipt of the Episcopal Historically Black Colleges and Universities Task Group’s report from its April 2016 meeting; affirm […]

Pauline ‘Polly’ Getz elected to Executive Council

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Pauline “Polly” Getz of the Diocese of San Diego has been elected by the Episcopal Church Executive Council to serve as a lay member, filling an unexpired term. The election was held at the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church during the June meeting at the Oak […]

Episcopal Church Executive Council Presiding Bishop opening remarks

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The following are excerpts of the opening remarks of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry presented June 8 at the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church, currently meeting through June 10 at the Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center in Chaska, Minnesota. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Executive Council June […]

Episcopal Church Executive Council: Sermon preached by President Gay Clark Jennings

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The following is the sermon preached June 8 by President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings at the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church, currently meeting through June 10 at the Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center in Chaska, Minnesota. Executive Council June […]

Executive Council Opening remarks from the President of the House of Deputies

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The following are the opening remarks of President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings presented June 8 to the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church, currently meeting through June 10 at the Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center in Chaska, Minnesota. The Rev. […]

Times need Christian witness of Episcopal Church, Curry tells council

Executive Council also faces budgets, Haiti and personnel issues

[Episcopal News Service – Chaska, Minnesota] There’s energy, life and vitality in the Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry told the Executive Council as it opened its June 8-10 meeting here. “I really believe that we’re on the right track,” Curry said in his opening remarks. He told council that his repeated call for […]

2016-2017 Conant Grants awarded for theological education

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Nineteen grants for a total of $140,816 have been awarded through the Conant Grants from the Episcopal Church for the 2016-2017 academic year. Conant Grant funds are provided for the improvement of seminary-based theological education. Specifically, the grants are directed for the support of research, writing and […]

Making reconciliation and evangelism the church’s new normal

Episcopalians asked to live out convention’s call for new attitudes, approaches

[Episcopal News Service] The General Convention last summer set a bold agenda for Episcopalians to work for racial reconciliation and evangelism; work that now has begun in some unexpected ways. For instance, church leaders have begun the work of racial reconciliation by deeply listening to each other rather than immediately asking staff members to develop […]

Executive Council starts building infrastructure for new initiatives

Racial justice, reconciliation, evangelism capture members' imagination

[Episcopal News Service – Fort Worth, Texas] The shape, scope and structure of the Episcopal Church’s pledge to address racism, practice reconciliation and become a church of evangelists has begun to be built, the Executive Council learned at its Feb. 26-28 meeting. And the council put some important pieces of that work into place. In […]