Japan considers the future as post-disaster project ends

Japan considers the future as post-disaster project ends

first_imgJapan considers the future as post-disaster project ends In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Anglican Communion, Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Tags [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans in Japan are considering the next phase of a key project set up to help the most vulnerable following the country’s triple disaster two years ago.The Isshoni Aruko (Let Us Walk Together) project provided relief and rehabilitation for vulnerable people, such as children, the elderly, disabled people and foreign migrants, in the wake of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear fallout.At a recent decision of the project’s Steering Committee, it was decided to investigate next steps once the project concludes at the end of May 2013. Options include Nippon Sei Ko Kai (Anglican Communion in Japan) or its Tohoku diocese extending the project, closing it, or handing it off to a non-governmental organization.Initially, the project distributed food items and other much-needed relief goods. Thereafter, the church worked with institutions for people with learning difficulties, helping them find new markets for their products, which included cookies, and ornaments made from silkworm cocoons and promoting their business around the church.The Isshoni Aruko (Let Us Walk Together) project also supported foreign migrants to learn new skills and become self reliant. Some qualified as care-givers, others as English teachers thanks to the help they had been given.The project continued to provide goods and services to elderly people in temporary housing units following extensive needs assessments. Project workers and volunteers provided exercise classes for the elderly, cooking classes, sewing classes and other activities.Young people also benefited from the work of NSKK, with children enjoying extra-curricula learning and short-term off-site camps particularly for those affected by the nuclear power plant disaster.In just two years, the project saw more than 7,000 people volunteer, including parishioners of NSKK churches, students of NSKK-affiliated colleges, pupils of NSKK-affiliated schools, parents of school pupils, friends of parishioners, and some non-Christians. Many returned to help again and again.NSKK and the project team have expressed their appreciation to those who contributed financially or gave relief goods and who supported or in prayer. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs By Shinya YawataPosted Mar 19, 2013 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Asia Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group last_img read more

Texas diocese sells Galveston student building

first_imgTexas diocese sells Galveston student building College ministry to looks towards bright future Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ By Luke BlountPosted Jan 30, 2014 Property Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Photo: Episcopal Diocese of Texas[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Galveston, Texas, Episcopal leaders gathered at the former site of the William Temple Episcopal Center (WTEC) on January 25, for the Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance. In February, the Diocese of Texas will officially close on the sale of the property located at 417 Market St. and the community labyrinth will eventually be moved to Moody Methodist Church.Founded in 1963, WTEC’s purpose was to serve the medical school students at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Over the years, the building served as a chaplain training, community center, and as the spiritual home for many. After Hurricane Ike hit in September of 2008, WTEC became the host of Texas Episcopal Disaster Relief and Development, a volunteer rebuilding organization that performed repairs on more than 150 homes and completely renovated 60 homes over the course of two years.In 2013, activities associated with the William Temple Episcopal Center were relocated to Trinity Episcopal Church as the diocese prepared to sell the property. The sale will serve to replenish the William Temple Foundation, further benefiting the ministry to medical school students.The remembrance service featured sermons from the Rev. Canon John Newton, the Diocese’s canon for Christian formation, and from the Rev. Susan Kennard, rector of Trinity. After finishing the liturgy in the the building’s chapel, the group of around 20 people gathered outside to symbolically place memorial items at the foot of the cross.“Today we say goodbye to a building,” Newton said in his sermon. “But today what we say goodbye to is a building. But what we are not saying goodbye to is the ministry of the William Temple Center, which was here long before this building, and will continue long after this building ceases to be.”The Rev. Jeremiah Griffin now leads the WTEC at Trinity, which serves a free meal to students every Wednesday night, sometimes followed by “Theology on Tap,” a discussion of God and religion over coffee or beer at the local coffee house, two blocks from the church. The center is always open for students to study or pray.“We really want to provide a place for students to connect their vocation as healers with their own personal faith and identity,” Griffin said in a November 2013 interview. “We want to give them the opportunity to theologically reflect and engage in conversation with their classmates.”Naturally, the center and its activities focus around a Christian, Episcopal perspective, but Griffin says the students come from all faiths and traditions.“Primarily, we are mission of hospitality,” he said. “All of the students are busy, regardless of faith. We try to keep it accessible and open to all people. At the Theology on Tap group, we will talk about a theme like hope or incarnation or transformation, and these are things that everyone can relate to with whatever their religious background provides.”Fox 26 News, Houston, visited last summer to profile the work of the WTEC.“It is all about relationship here,” Griffin said. “There is a need to be creative with theological reflection. My favorite kind is the subversive kind, when people don’t even realize it is happening. They just encounter a question, and then they leave the evening with a thought in their mind that maybe rattles around a little bit and hopefully prods them to connect it with something that they are doing.”To learn more about the WTEC, you can find them on Facebook. Or you can email the Rev. Jeremiah Griffin ([email protected]). The center is located at 2216 Ball St. in Galveston.last_img read more

Draft program for Anglican Consultative Council meeting published

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA March 7, 2016 at 4:29 pm Who is representing the TEC? Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican bishops, priests and laity from across the world will gather in Lusaka, Zambia next month for the 16th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC-16). Members will discuss a range of issues around the theme “Intentional discipleship in a world of difference” – how Christians can be faithful to the Gospel in all aspects of their lives in the different cultures and situations that Anglicans find themselves in.The Anglican Communion Office is now inviting applications for media accreditation for journalists who wish to attend ACC-16.The ACC facilitates the co-operative work of the 38 autonomous but interdependent national and regional churches and the six extra-provincial churches and dioceses that are in communion with the archbishop of Canterbury. Through the ACC, churches of the Anglican Communion exchange information and co-ordinate common action. The ACC also advises on the organization and structures of the Anglican Communion, and seeks to develop common policies on world mission and ecumenical matters.Prayer, worship and Bible-study underpin the work of the ACC, and this year’s meeting, which begins on April 8 and continues until April 19, will begin with Morning Prayer in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka before the first in a series of Bible studies on the book of Ruth.The draft program for ACC-16 has now been published. This will be finalized by the ACC’s Standing Committee immediately before the ACC meeting gets underway. Many of the issues to be discussed by the ACC will develop from discussions around emerging themes and priorities emanating from the provinces.There will be extended discussions on environmental issues – a major concern for many Anglicans, especially those in parts of their world where their very survival is threatened by the effects of climate change.Significant recent developments in ecumenical relationships will also be discussed, including the final report of the Anglican-Methodist dialogue, Into All the World: Being and Becoming Apostolic Churches, the report of the Anglican-Orthodox dialogue, In the Image and Likeness of God: A Hope-Filled Anthropology, and the report of the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox dialogue, with its agreed statement on Christology.And as the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation in 2017 approaches, the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order, will propose that the ACC welcomes and affirms the substance of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification of the Lutheran World Federation and the Roman Catholic Church.There will also be a report on the Primates’ Gathering and Meeting that took place in Canterbury Cathedral in January.The host province for ACC-16 is the Anglican Church of Central Africa, which includes Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. ACC-16 will be the first time that such a significant international Anglican gathering has taken place in the province.During the meeting, the diocese of Lusaka and its bishop, the Rt. Rev. David Njovu, and its dean, the Very Rev. Charley Thomas; and the Province of Central Africa and its archbishop, the Most Rev. Albert Chama, will have the opportunity to welcome the delegates to Zambia and to showcase the mission and ministry of local Anglicans in the region.One day of the meeting will be given over to a day conference when members of the ACC will be joined by members of congregations from parishes in greater Lusaka to discuss “Following and Proclaiming Jesus in a World of Differences.”Before the conference, an international gathering of young people from across the Anglican churches of Central Africa and Southern Africa will gather for a conference on leadership for discipleship. During the five-day advocacy training for environmental ministry and intentional discipleship, based on the Micah Challenge “Change Makers” program, participants will have a chance to hear from and speak with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.Their deliberations, sponsored by Tearfund, will feed into the regional day conference at the ACC.As is usual, the members of ACC-16 are expected to draw up and agree a number of resolutions on various issues following their discussions. They will also elect the new chair and vice-chair of the ACC. The current chair is Bishop James Tengatenga from Malawi and the vice-chair is Canon Elizabeth Paver from England.Elections will also take place for seven members of the ACC Standing Committee. The five primatial members of the Standing Committee were elected at the Primates’ Gathering and Meeting in January. They are: Archbishops  John Holder of the West Indies; Richard Clarke from Ireland; Philip Freier of Australia; Mouneer Hanna Anis from Jerusalem and the Middle East; and Thabo Makgoba of Southern Africa.The membership of the Anglican Consultative Council is appointed or elected by the provinces.The larger provinces send one bishop, one priest and one lay person. Smaller provinces send one ordained person and one lay person; while the smallest provinces send just one person and are encouraged to select a member of the laity. Each member serves for three ACC meetings.The Episcopal Church’s three members are Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas, whose term will end after this meeting; House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, who will be attending her second meeting, and Diocese of the Virgin Islands Deputy Rosalie Ballentine, who was elected in June 2013 and thus will be attending her first meeting. Douglas is also currently a member of the Standing Committee.The archbishop of Uganda, the Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali, has indicated that his province will not be appointing anybody to its three places. This follows a decision of the Anglican Church of Uganda’s Provincial Assembly that it would not to take part in the formal structures of the Anglican Communion until what it considered to be “godly order” was restored following decisions by the Episcopal Church on issues of sexuality. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Sandra McCann says: Featured Events March 22, 2016 at 8:51 pm Is there going to be any conversations relative to the “godly order”. And what roe will TEC play in conversations relative to the decision by the ABCantebury to omit the Episcopal Church from further relationships with the Anglican Communion. Associate Rector Columbus, GA ACC16, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA TVR Anthony Thurston says: Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Anglican Communion, Comments are closed. Rector Bath, NC Anglican Consultative Council Draft program for Anglican Consultative Council meeting published Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA John Shields says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Comments (5) Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS March 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm Representing TEC at ACC16 are Deputy Rosalie Simmonds Balantine, The Rev. Gaye Clark Jennings, and Bishop Ian Douglas. Submit an Event Listing Posted Mar 7, 2016 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Christopher Epting says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York March 7, 2016 at 11:22 pm I’m disappointed that the archbishop of Uganda’s province will not be represented. The ACC is a place to come and discuss ideas and challenges facing the Anglican Communion. The Episcopal Church has always been open to the modern day challenges. It’s important to keep dialogue going among the whole communion. The church doesn’t stand still. And neither do its members. That’s the beauty of being Anglican. Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Anne Bay says: March 8, 2016 at 12:18 pm Agreed, however beauty is hard to perceive when one insists on keeping one’s eyes closed. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID last_img read more

Calls for prayer, solidarity with the church in Ecuador

first_img Latin America, April 19, 2016 at 7:29 am I hope the Presiding Bishop’s Fund For World Relief will take a proactive role immediately! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Comments are closed. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Comments (1) Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Province IX Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group center_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books By ENS staff Posted Apr 18, 2016 Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Calls for prayer, solidarity with the church in Ecuador Widespread needs still being assessed Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cynthia Wilder says: Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Press Release Service Red Cross members, military and police officers work at a collapsed area in the Tarqui neighborhood of Manta on April 17, 2016, after an earthquake struck off Ecuador’s Pacific coast. Reuters/Guillermo Granja[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Episcopalians from across the church called for prayer and solidarity with the Episcopal dioceses of Ecuador Litoral and Ecuador Central and the people of Ecuador who still are trying to assess the loss and damages caused by a devastating earthquake that struck the South American nation Saturday, April 16.“Please know that your brothers and sisters throughout the Episcopal Church are praying for you. We will be with you during this time and in the days ahead. You are not alone. May the love of God embrace and strengthen you,” said Curry in an April 18 call to prayer for Ecuador.By the early morning hours Sunday, April 17, calls for prayer and photographs of the damage began popping up on Episcopalians’ Facebook and other social media platforms in response to the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed 350 people and injured more than 2,000.The Rev. Edgar Giraldo, a priest in the Diocese of Ecuador Litoral, posted a call for prayer and wrote on his Facebook page April 17 that many church buildings and parishioners’ homes had suffered structural damage, but that no fatalities or injuries had been reported.The earthquake hit hardest Ecuador’s central coast, but its strength could be felt in the capital, Quito, and into neighboring countries Colombia and Peru, according to news reports. Earlier on Saturday a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Japan, also causing at least 40 deaths, considerable damage and a tsunami watch.The Episcopal Church has two dioceses in Ecuador: Ecuador Litoral, which is based in the southern coastal city of Guayaquil and is led by Bishop Alfredo Morante, and Ecuador Central, led by Bishop Victor Scantlebury from Quito. The earthquake affected primarily the coast region covered by Ecuador Litoral.“It is horrible … as if we were in a war zone … the destruction, the people missing, the wounded, the increasing number of deaths that are reported,” said Morante, adding, however, that in the midst disaster there is tremendous solidarity between churches, non-profit organizations, government agencies, as well as an outpouring of international support. “We are all one. We are united by prayer, asking for peace in these difficult times when nature has attacked. As we prepare to provide the help that is needed we ask for your prayers and your support.”The Diocese of Ecuador Litoral has 13 clergy and approximately 29 congregations. It covers five provinces along the Pacific coast: Guayas, Manavi, Los Rios, Santa Elena and Galapagos. Morante, who spoke by telephone to the Rev. Glenda McQueen, the Episcopal Church’s partnership officer for Latin American and the Caribbean, asked that support for Ecuador be coordinated through his office and the New York-based Episcopal Church Center.In the Diocese of Central Ecuador, mostly Quito, Cuenca and the highlands, people were very scared by the intensity of the earthquake and took to the streets for safety, but eventually returned to their homes, said Scantlebury in an email message to McQueen. He added, however, that he’s is awaiting information from the Province of Esmeralda where the diocese has a small congregation on the Pacific coast.For the most part, the severity of the damage is in the coastal region covered by the Diocese of Ecuador Litoral. “I have spoken with Bishop Morante and offered our prayers and support. This is a very difficult time for all the people of Ecuador,” he said.In Ambato, a town in central Ecuador, the Rev. Santiago Cordova, a deacon in serving the Diocese of Ecuador Central, opened his parish Mision El Salvador as a collection site, accepting donated water, clothing and other items for eventual delivery to the people in the most affected areas.On April 18, Cordova and others met with local government officials on coordinating a response.“In reality, the needs are very big,” he said via a Facebook voice message, adding that the death toll and the number of people missing continues to rise.Also on April 18, New Jersey Bishop William H. Stokes said his diocese was working through its companion diocese committee and Episcopal Relief & Development to coordinate a response.“We will work closely with Bishop Alfredo Morante and the Diocese of Ecuador Litoral, who will assess the needs and help us know how we can be of the most assistance and support,” he said.The Episcopal Church in Connecticut, which has partnerships in Ecuador, also has reached out to partners in Ecuador to determine its response.Donors can direct support Episcopal Relief & Development’s disaster fund. Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GAlast_img read more

Nordic faith communities expand faith-based gender justice network

first_img Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Gender Justice Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Nordic faith communities expand faith-based gender justice network The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Ecumenical & Interreligious, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [Anglican Communion News Service] An international network of faith-based organizations committed to working together to fight for gender justice is continuing to expand. When it launched in July last year, Side-by-Side involved 17 churches and Christian organizations, including the Anglican Communion and the Anglican Alliance. Since then a number of regional consultations have taken place in Latin America and the Caribbean, east Africa and southern Africa, and the number of member organizations now total 35. That could increase this week as a regional seminar and conference takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark.Full article. Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Advocacy Peace & Justice, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By Gavin DrakePosted Nov 16, 2016 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN last_img read more

New bishop of Llandaff Diocese enthroned in Wales

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ [Anglican Communion News Service] More than 500 people packed into Llandaff Cathedral in Wales at the weekend to welcome their new bishop at her enthronement service. Bishop June Osborne, the 72nd bishop of Llandaff, spoke of her passion for pastoral ministry within a local context, as she delivered the sermon in one of her first duties as bishop after taking her seat – or “throne” at Llandaff Cathedral.  She told the packed congregation that most of her strategies would be to “empower and strengthen the impact of the local church.”Full article. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY center_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Anglican Communion, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Posted Jul 24, 2017 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New bishop of Llandaff Diocese enthroned in Wales Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA People Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

Anglican Church of Australia to research domestic violence in Anglican-affiliated…

first_imgAnglican Church of Australia to research domestic violence in Anglican-affiliated families Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Australia “has role to play in promoting healthy, respectful relationships,” it said as it announced a research project on domestic violence. The research will examine “the nature and prevalence of family violence in Anglican-affiliated families” in a project designed to help the church to tackle domestic violence. Beginning next year, the three-stage project will include surveys and interviews with Anglicans within and outside the church, with clergy and church leaders, and a sample of the broader population.Read the full article here. Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Posted Nov 14, 2018 Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Anglican Communion Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more

133.150 dólares otorgados en becas para el Ministerio de Jóvenes…

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Tags The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 133.150 dólares otorgados en becas para el Ministerio de Jóvenes adultos y el Universitario TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York [14 de marzo, 2019] El Consejo Ejecutivo de La Iglesia Episcopal aprobó las recomendaciones de becas 2019 para Jóvenes adultos y Ministerio universitario durante la reunión de febrero en Oklahoma. Se otorgará un total de 133.150 dólares a 21 beneficiarios de becas de toda La Iglesia Episcopal.Las  becas para jóvenes adultos y para el ministerio universitario brindan fondos a las diócesis, las congregaciones y las comunidades de los colegios /tribales y los campus de colegios universitarios que están participando o buscan participar en el ministerio con jóvenes adultos dentro y fuera de los campus universitarios.“Estas becas ayudan a La Iglesia Episcopal a vivir en una comprensión más amplia de lo que significa estar en el ministerio con jóvenes adultos dentro y fuera de los campus universitarios”, dijo la Reverenda Shannon Kelly, Directora de los Ministerios de Jóvenes Adultos y Universitarios. “Este es un ministerio en crecimiento, que muestra a la iglesia cómo participar en la misión y en el Movimiento de Jesús en formas nuevas e innovadoras”.Se concedieron cinco becas para el ministerio del campus, cuatro becas para liderazgo, tres becas para proyectos y nueve becas para los jóvenes adultos a 19 diócesis. Las becas para el ministerio del campus proporcionan capital inicial para ayudar en la puesta en marcha de nuevos ministerios innovadores del campus o para mejorar un ministerio actual. Las becas de liderazgo establecen nuevos ministerios, restauran la inactividad o revitalizan los ministerios actuales del campus. Las becas para proyectos brindan dinero para un proyecto único que mejorará e impactará el campus o el ministerio de jóvenes adultos. Las becas para jóvenes adultos proveen dinero inicial para ayudar a la puesta en marcha de nuevos ministerios innovadores para jóvenes adultos o para mejorar los ministerios actuales.Recipientes y proceso de revisión.Se recibieron un total de 57 solicitudes de becas, de las cuales 19 fueron becas para el liderazgo, 16 becas para el ministerio del campus, cuatro becas para proyectos y 18 para el ministerio de jóvenes adultos. La petición de solicitudes totalizó más de 665,000 dólares.Las solicitudes de becas fueron revisadas por un equipo que incluyó a los coordinadores provinciales para el ministerio del campus y a los líderes en el área del ministerio de jóvenes adultos. Las solicitudes fueron leídas por miembros del personal del Departamento de formación en la fe, así como por un miembro del Consejo Ejecutivo. Cada solicitud recibió una puntuación, así como comentarios de tres revisores. Todos los revisores se reunieron en persona (con una persona que se unió mediante video llamada) para discernir qué becas deberían financiarse. El equipo de revisión trabajó increíblemente duro y fielmente para discernir cada solicitud y la Oficina de formación está profundamente agradecida por su dedicación y trabajo duro.Becas para el ministerio de campusTodos los Santos’ @ La Mesa, Diócesis Episcopal de Arkansas, Provincia VII,  4.800 dólaresCanterbury @ Plymouth, Diócesis Episcopal de New Hampshire, Provincia I, 3.400 dólaresBeca episcopal y luterana en el Campus de Macon, Diócesis Episcopal de Atlanta, Provincia IV, 4.850 dólaresMinisterio del campus episcopal en la Universidad de Carolina del Norte, Asheville, Diócesis Episcopal del Oeste de Carolina del Norte, Provincia IV, 3.700 dólaresFuturos fieles: puesto de escucha, Iglesia Episcopal en Connecticut, Provincia I, 5.000 dólaresBecas para el liderazgoPastoral Universitaria – Iglesia Episcopal Puertorriqueña, Diócesis Episcopal de Puerto Rico, Provincia IX, 30.000 dólaresGeorgia Tech, Diócesis Episcopal de Georgia, Provincia IV, 14.000 dólaresCapellanía de la Universidad de Pittsburgh, Diócesis Episcopal de Pittsburgh, Provincia III, 14.000 dólaresEl Ministerio del Campus Episcopal de San Lucas y la Biblioteca de U R Loved, Diócesis Episcopal de Fort Worth, Provincia VII, 14.000 dólaresBecas para proyectosDiócesis Episcopal del Norte de Michigan / Canterbury House, Diócesis del Norte de Michigan, Provincia V, 1.000 dólaresMinisterio del campus episcopal en la Universidad de Rutgers, Diócesis Episcopal de Nueva Jersey, Provincia II, 900 dólaresIglesia Episcopal de San Juan, Diócesis Episcopal de Ohio, Provincia V, 1.000 dólaresBecas para el ministerio de jóvenes adultos3er lugar – Un ministerio para jóvenes adultos de la Diócesis Episcopal de Carolina del Norte Occidental y el Ministerio presbiteriano del campus episcopal en la Universidad Estatal de los Apalaches, Diócesis Episcopal de Carolina del Norte, Provincia IV, 2.500,00 dólaresAmado en el desierto, Diócesis Episcopal de Arizona, Provincia VIII, 5.000,00 dólaresComunidades emergentes, Diócesis Episcopal de El Camino Real, Provincia VIII,  4.000,00 dólaresCampamentos episcopales y centros de conferencias, Diócesis Episcopal de Virginia, Provincia III, 5.000,00 dólaresCuerpo de Servicio Johnson, Diócesis Episcopal de Carolina del Norte, Provincia IV, 3.000,00 dólaresLa vida juntos, Diócesis Episcopal de Massachusetts, Provincia I, 5.000,00 dólaresMinisterio de Jóvenes Adultos Marquette, Diócesis Episcopal del Norte de Michigan, Provincia V, 5.000,00Plainsong Farm & Ministry, Diócesis Episcopal del Oeste de Michigan, Provincia V,  3.000,00 dólaresIglesia Episcopal de Santo Tomás – Dinner church, Diócesis Episcopal de Nueva Jersey, Provincia II, 4.000,00 dólaresPara más información, diríjase a Kelly,  [email protected] Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Posted Mar 14, 2019 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Grants & Scholarships Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, ILlast_img read more

Guatemalan woman nears two years living at church that offered…

first_img Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Faith & Politics, Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Juana Luz Tobar Ortega with some of her sewing machines at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Greensboro, North Carolina. Photo: Yonat Shimron/Religion News Service[Religion News Service — Greensboro, North Carolina] Juana Luz Tobar Ortega spends her days at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church sewing pillow covers, sculpting clay cups and bowls and cooking papusas and tamales.But Ortega’s many homemaking skills belie the harsh reality of her life: She cannot go home.Later this month, Ortega will mark her two-year anniversary in sanctuary. The 47-year-old Guatemalan native took refuge at St. Barnabas on May 31, 2017, after receiving an ankle bracelet and an order of deportation. Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Immigration Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Guatemalan woman nears two years living at church that offered sanctuary from deportation Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel By Yonat ShimronPosted May 9, 2019 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Washington, DC On May 9, some PBS stations across the country will air a 25-minute documentary titled “Santuario” that tells Ortega’s story. The film looks at the plight of the Ortega family after Juana left her husband, Carlos, four children and two grandchildren for sanctuary. The directors hope the film shines a light on noncriminal deportation cases like Ortega’s, which have multiplied in the wake of the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown.Ortega, who has no criminal record, has lived in the United States for 26 years, most of them in the North Carolina town of Asheboro, about 30 miles from Greensboro.Before taking sanctuary, she worked as a seamstress for a furniture company in nearby High Point. Six years ago during a raid on her employer, she was arrested for entering the country illegally and released. It was then she first realized her asylum claim was denied. Each year since, she checked in with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and received a one-year stay of deportation – until in 2017, when for no stated reason she was given 30 days to leave the country.Faced with the choice of leaving her family and going back to Guatemala, or awaiting a knock at the door from an ICE officer, she sought church sanctuary.Ortega’s family visits her at the church every weekend. Her two granddaughters often stay with her during school vacations. But for all practical purposes, her life is on hold.“I came into the project excited about the idea of sanctuary as a form of protection for people facing deportation,” said Christine Delp, who co-directed the film with Pilar Timpane. “And I came through not really sure whether sanctuary is a good or bad thing. It’s like being in limbo. There’s an extreme emotional, financial, physical toll on families.”Hundreds of congregations across the country have pledged to support undocumented people at imminent risk of deportation. A far smaller number have actually housed them.There are now 48 people taking sanctuary in houses of worship across the U.S., according to Church World Service, which maintains a database. Three have been in sanctuary since 2016, when the most recent sanctuary movement began, and 21 are coming up on their second anniversary.Houses of worship are considered “sensitive locations,” meaning that federal immigration enforcement officers will avoid arresting, searching or interviewing people there under most circumstances.The congregations that have people living in sanctuary have worked hard to advocate on their behalf.So far, they’ve had limited success.Some people in sanctuary have successfully won a stay of removal and have been reunited with their families. (One woman formerly in sanctuary at another Greensboro church was granted a green card last week, entitling her to permanent residency.)But the majority are still waiting.Timpane, co-director of the documentary about Ortega, which has shown at 11 film festivals and won the grand jury prize for short documentary at the New Orleans Film Festival, said she still struggles with people’s misunderstandings about the immigration system.“It continues to surprise that we get questions like ‘What did she do? Why is (she) getting a deportation sentence?’ — rather than ‘What can be done to change the system?’” Timpane said.St. Barnabas, North Carolina’s first congregation in recent history to offer sanctuary to an undocumented immigrant, took in Ortega knowing her stay would be indefinite, but feeling called nonetheless to help her.Juana Luz Tobar Ortega, center front, poses with her family for a photo released in 2017 by American Friends Service Committee, which was helping her resist a deportation order.To keep her safe, it instituted new rules: The church doors remain locked. A volunteer is on duty 24 hours a day. And no immigration enforcement officers are allowed on the premises without an arrest warrant signed by a judge.The church turned a vesting room and storage area into a bedroom and sitting area for Ortega. Her son-in-law, a plumber, installed a shower in one of the church bathrooms.Besides sheltering her, church members revved up their advocacy on Ortega’s behalf. They’ve written letters, made phone calls, visited Congress to push for an immigration policy that keeps undocumented families together and allows a path to citizenship. Failing that, they have raised the possibility of a private bill that might allow Ortega a stay of deportation.The church was buoyed by last year’s midterm elections when Democrats took control of the House of Representatives — including the House Judiciary Committee, and Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship. A church group drove to Washington to visit with Rep. Jerry Nadler, the committee chair, taking some of Ortega’s pottery as a gift. The group also visited with Sen. Thom Tillis, one of North Carolina’s two Republican senators.But so far, there’s been little movement on immigration.The Rev. Randall Keeney, the church vicar, said he’s become disillusioned by the nation’s politics that have failed so many undocumented people.“I used to think our representatives acted out of conscience,” he said. “I don’t believe that anymore. I think they only act out of expediency and for political reasons.”Last year, the ankle bracelet that ICE strapped around Ortega’s leg broke. The church, which has been upfront with ICE about her whereabouts, called the agency to inform officials about it. ICE offered to fit her with a new bracelet.The church said no.This weekend, Ortega’s third child, Jackeline, will graduate from a community college with a degree in animal science. Ortega won’t be there to cheer her on when she accepts her diploma.Her youngest, Carlos Jr., whom she lovingly calls Carlito, is a high school junior. Ortega tears up at the thought that she might miss his high school graduation next year.Then she wipes away the tears and reminds herself why she chose sanctuary.“It’s better for me to stay here,” she said. “Here I have my family. If I went back (to Guatemala) we’d be separated.”Jackeline, Carlos and Carlos Jr. are U.S. citizens, while Ortega’s two older daughters, born in Guatemala, have qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.“It’s hard for us,” said her eldest daughter, Lesvi Molina, who stays with her one night a week. “But it’s nothing compared to what she’s dealing with. It’s very overwhelming to feel like there’s no way out.” Press Release Service Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LAlast_img read more

Unable to be with dying parishioners due to COVID-19, Connecticut…

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Peter Walsh, rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New Canaan, Connecticut. Photo: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New CanaanEditor’s note: This story is one in a series of stories about how priests and lay members across The Episcopal Church are caring for one another during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have an inspiring pastoral care story to share, send it to [email protected][Episcopal News Service] For a church centered around the sacraments as “outward and visible” signs of God’s grace, the COVID-19 pandemic’s hampering of priests’ in-person ministry has posed new dilemmas. While most Episcopalians are now unable to receive the Eucharist in its physical form, many are experiencing the sacrament virtually, through a phone or a computer screen. A Connecticut priest is extending that approach to the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick (sometimes referred to as Holy Unction or Last Rites) as he balances the spiritual needs of his parishioners with the physical distancing needed to slow the spread of the virus.The Rev. Peter Walsh, rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New Canaan, Connecticut, administered Last Rites by phone on March 18 to two dying parishioners he could not visit in person. The first, 91-year-old William Pike, had COVID-19, and within minutes of that phone call, he became the second known person to die from the virus in Connecticut.Pike, a retired business executive and Navy lieutenant who was serving on the vestry of St. Mark’s at the time of his death, was “a pillar of the parish for countless years and, in fact, a pillar of every organization and community that he was a part of,” Walsh wrote in a message announcing his death to the parish.William Pike and his wife, Cathie. Photo: St. Mark’s Episcopal ChurchAs with the pandemic itself, Pike’s illness progressed rapidly and unpredictably.“He was due to fly out of town and he had gotten sick” in late February, Walsh told Episcopal News Service. “And everybody thought it was just the flu, and it went from bad to worse, and he was hospitalized.”Walsh and other community leaders were just starting to become aware of the magnitude of the pandemic at the time.“It became increasingly clear – beginning, actually the day after Ash Wednesday – that we were really in for a pandemic here,” Walsh said.Pike seemed to be doing well in the hospital, according to his family, who expected that he would recover and come home, the Stamford Advocate reported. Another priest from St. Mark’s, the Rev. Elizabeth Garnsey, visited Pike – who had still not been diagnosed with COVID-19 – and anointed him, doing “everything right, as far as protocols for visitation to somebody in ICU,” Walsh said.The following night, the family told Walsh of the diagnosis. Before dawn, Walsh was working with local, state and federal officials to track potential exposures, which led to the quarantining of Garnsey and Pike’s family members. When it became clear Pike was not going to make it, Walsh set up a conference call with his family to pray and decide what to do next. Without much time to spare, a plan was quickly formed.Walsh and the family members connected by phone again and called Pike’s cell phone, which a hospital nurse held up to his ear.“As I understand it,” Walsh said, “Bill was not conscious, but what they always say is that it does not mean that people cannot hear.“I got a chance to tell Bill that I loved him and that all the people in the parish loved him and to say a thing or two about his life. I read the litany of the Last Rites. And then I [hung up] so that the family could have their time. And each of the members of the family were able to tell their dad and their husband that they loved him – and Bill was an extraordinary man, just an amazing man of character. And when they were done, Bill died about 10 minutes later.”It was the first time Walsh had performed Last Rites over the phone, but it would happen again almost immediately.“I received a call, literally while this was happening, from somebody else to do Last Rites for another member of our parish, an incredibly humble-hearted and loved guy named Joe Elmlinger,” Walsh said.Elmlinger was 90 years old and dying of cancer in a hospice. He had told Walsh during a previous visit that “he was ready to die and he simply wanted to follow the path to his Lord.” Members of his family were with him in the hospice when they called Walsh, but Walsh could not enter because of COVID-19 restrictions. So, after hanging up with the Pike family, Walsh FaceTimed one of Elmlinger’s sons, who set up his phone facing Elmlinger in his wheelchair, and prayed the litany of Last Rites.“This was equally beautiful, I must say – it was different but equally beautiful,” said Walsh. “At the part where the priest lays hands on the person’s forehead, I had Joe’s two sons, Joe Jr. and Paul, lay their hands on their dad’s head.” Elmlinger died several days later.Though Walsh could not administer the sacrament in person as it is described in the Book of Common Prayer, he pointed to a rubric in the rite for Communion contained within the Last Rites litany: “If a person desires to receive the Sacrament, but, by reason of extreme sickness or physical disability, is unable to eat and drink the Bread and Wine, the Celebrant is to assure that person that all the benefits of Communion are received, even though the Sacrament is not received with the mouth.”Walsh is encouraging his parishioners to consider the Eucharist this way as they watch livestreamed services, and he suggested that the spiritual benefits of Last Rites can similarly transcend physical presence, especially when it is desired but not possible.“Dire times demand creative solutions,” he told ENS. “There are certain mysteries in the body of Christ that defy our reasoning. … And I have a great trust in the living Christ to be the one who really lays hands on the sick.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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