Executive Council members end four-day ‘joy-filled meeting’

Members turn to new triennium with emphasis on evangelism, reconciliation

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] During its Nov. 15-18 meeting here The Episcopal Church Executive Council laughed, cried, sang, took photos and videos, and worked with what Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry called a sense of being “joyful in Jesus Christ.” “This was a good meeting,” Curry said in a news conference after […]

A summary of Executive Council resolutions

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] During its Nov. 15-18 meeting here, The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below. Courtesy resolution * Gratefully acknowledge the work, diligence, reliability and broad knowledge of the General Convention exhibited by General Convention Office staff member Cheryl Dawkins, both during its triennial meetings, […]

Executive Council calls for prayer, discernment after terrorist attacks

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church Executive Council said Nov. 16 that Episcopalians should respond to recent attacks in Paris and Beirut with both prayer and discernment. Council expressed its “sorrow and grief for those who died, those injured, and those for whom peace has been shattered by the recent acts […]

Executive Council looks ahead to new triennium of work

Presiding officers tell members to get ready to lead the church through changes

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church Executive Council Nov. 15 began its ministry of leadership for the 2016-2018 triennium being called to lead the Jesus Movement and help the church to stretch and change to meet the challenges it faces. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry recalled for the council the feeling of […]

Executive Council: opening remarks by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The following are the opening remarks of Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry at the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church, currently meeting through November 18 at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Opening remarks to Executive Council The Most Rev. Michael B. […]

Executive Council: opening remarks from House of Deputies president

[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 at the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church, currently meeting through November 18 in at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. President of the House of Deputies Opening […]

Executive Council: sermon by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The following is the sermon of Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry presented at the opening Eucharist of the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church, currently meeting through November 18 at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Sunday, November 15, 2015 Sermon at […]

Deputies elect 13 Church Pension Fund trustees; two clergy Executive Council members

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The House of Deputies on June 28 elected 13 trustees of the Church Pension Fund and two clergy members of Executive Council. Six lay members of Executive Council are to be elected when the House of Deputies reconvenes on June 29. Elected as Church Pension Fund trustees were: […]

Final report of Joint Subcommittee on Location of the Church Center

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, General Convention executive officer, has announced that the final report from the Joint Subcommittee on the Location of the Episcopal Church Center has been issued, and has been distributed to the House of Deputies and House of Bishops in preparation for the […]

Executive Council awards Episcopal Church Constable Fund Grants

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Executive Council, at its January meeting in Linthicum Heights, MD, approved the recipients of the Constable Fund Grants, totaling $187,250 for the 2015 grant cycle. The Constable Fund Grant Review Committee was chaired by Anne Watkins, an Executive Council member from the Diocese of […]