May 23, 2013
Fresh approaches to e-vangelism in the digital age
May 23, 2013
[Forward Movement -- Press Release] Forward Movement is pleased to announce the creation of RenewalWorks, a major initiative to revitalize Episcopal congregations and individual spiritual lives. Based on work that has taken place over the last ten years, RenewalWorks measures spiritual vitality in congregations and then helps local churches map a path to increase spiritual depth.The Rev. Scott Gunn, executive director of Forward Movement, said, “Our historic mission is...
May 22, 2013
[Diocese of Western New York] Residents of Randolph, New York, awoke May 20 to a village-wide rash of vandalism. Buildings had been spray painted with graffiti — some malicious and some an apparent cry for help.
Across the side of Grace Episcopal Church was painted a question of the second type: “Can I still get to heaven if I kill myself?”
As the Cattaraugus Sherriff’s Department spent the day investigating, the Rev. Tom Broad, Grace Church...
May 21, 2013
[Seamen's Church Institute] What’s fashionable on the high seas this winter? Some mariners will sport a new hat designed by Kristine Byrnes of Allentown, NJ, winner of a contest to keep seafaring ears warm.
North America’s largest mariners’ service agency, the Seamen¹s Church Institute (SCI), debuts new garb for mariners this winter. Earlier this year, SCI asked the world to outfit the...
May 20, 2013
After an 11-month search, Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill is pleased to announce that it has called the Reverend J. Randolph Alexander, Jr. as its tenth Rector. He will join the congregation on Sunday, August 25, 2013.
Randy Alexander comes to Immanuel from Christ Church in Pelham, NY, an historic church in Westchester County on the Long Island Sound, where he has served as Rector since 2000. In 2012, he was one of six candidates for Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Virginia.
May 17, 2013
- 1) Bethany Seminary trustees hold spring meeting. 2) Seventy-year-old Brethren Pension Plan transforms in 2013. 3) BDM directs grants to support rebuilding in New York, send canned chicken to the Caribbean. 4) Dinner celebrates completion of Prattsville, N.Y., rebuilding project. 5) Material Resources ships 27,000 pounds of clean-up supplies to Illinois, CWS appeals for help to restock. 6) Delegation visits emerging church in Spain. 7) Campaign brings healing and engagement to Paul Ziegler’s...
Roy Bay, obispo anglicano de Auckland en Nueva Zelanda, ha sido acusado de discriminación ante un tribunal de Derechos Humanos, por negarle a un hombre gay entrada para el proceso de ordenación. El hombre, Eugene Sisneros, no recibió la aprobación del obispo porque vive con otra persona del mismo sexo violando así el canon de castidad exigido por la diócesis.
Una madre del estado de Michigan ha protestado ante el distrito escolar argumentando que el diario de Ana Frank contiene...
May 16, 2013
- Brethren Disaster Ministries staff are directing grant money to support a continuing home rebuilding effort in New York State following flooding caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011, and a church effort to distribute canned chicken in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
- On May 1, more than 75 people gathered at Prattsville Community Church in the New York Catskills to celebrate all the work Brethren Disaster Ministries volunteers have done. Delicious dinner and desserts were provided by the church and community for volunteers and homeowners.