Maria Cueto, Latina activist and lay minister, dies at 68

first_imgMaria Cueto, Latina activist and lay minister, dies at 68 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Obituary, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA October 16, 2012 at 12:09 pm I had been looking for Maria for the last 8 years.I went to Phonex where her parents lived and the house was gone. There are not words to describe my love and respect for Maria. I was one of her Co- defendants We went to prison for struggling to end poverty in the U.S. .We were both members of the Hispanic commision of the Episcopal church and as such we struggled to make social change for all people and in particullar our Chicano/Mexicano community. I am saddened by these news today but i pledge to you my sister my comrade that i will continue to the end of my life to reconquer and reclaim our homeland. Maria Presente Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Patricia Escalante says: Silvia L. Ochoa says: Posted Jul 5, 2012 Carol Wells says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest September 2, 2014 at 3:35 am I first met Maria when we 12 yrs old. I saw her last when the clinic had just opened. Don’t know why I never googled her before. I have looked for her and the family. She would look over coming over to my home so we could make donuts. I inturned loved going to her home to make tortillas. I’m crying as I found news about her &its too late. I love you WeeWee. Comments are closed. December 10, 2012 at 6:28 pm I just came across this obituary while researching a silkscreen poster featuring both Maria Cueto and Ricardo Romero and the grand juries, from the late 1970s or early 1980s. I met her in the 1980s, while doing anti-intervention work around Central America. If you would like to see this poster, please email me.Maria CuetoPRESENTE Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Patricia Escalante says: Press Release Service Comments (5) Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing 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 Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs February 2, 2013 at 8:53 pm Maria Cueto un ejemplo de bravura,energia,lealtad,honestidad y servicio…..dije servicio nunca servilismo ..se nos ha ido, le toco enfrentar muchas batallas en la vida siendo una de sus ultimas la del cancer que la logro vencer pero desgraciadamente la del diabetes no lo logro y solo fue por su falta de fuerza para dar la lucha ,creo que al final le fallaron sus ganas de lucha y se vencio. Mary donde quiera que este gracias nos dejo muy buenas memorias y los mejores ejemplos de lucha cuando se trata de defender nuestros valores!! Tags Maria Cueto in a 1975 ENS file photo.[Diocese of Los Angeles] Maria Cueto, a former Episcopal Church staff member who was once imprisoned for refusing to cooperating in an FBI probe of church activities, has died.Cueto was also a longtime lay leader in social services and Latino ministries of the Diocese of Los Angeles.Colleagues confirmed Cueto’s death after her body was found June 23 at her nearby home. She was 68 and had been in declining health.In the mid-1970s, Cueto was staff director of the National Hispanic Commission and employed at the Episcopal Church Center in New York. She was highly regarded in that work and throughout a subsequent nine-year ordeal that included two prison sentences for refusing, as a matter of conscience, to testify before a grand jury amid an FBI probe alleging links between commission members and the FALN (Fuerzas Armadas de Liberacion Nacional), a violent faction of the Puerto Rican independence movement.Cueto, then age 33, and her secretary were subpoenaed in the case in 1977, as were Presiding Bishop John M. Allin and another church executive who cooperated in the investigation. After refusing to testify before the grand jury, Cueto and her secretary, Raisa Nemikin, served 10 months in prison but were released when a federal judge found no reason to connect them with the FALN.The FBI, however, continued to pursue Cueto, who – with four others including Episcopal Church Publishing Company board member Stephen Guerra – again refused to testify before the grand jury. At the time, the FBI alleged that the five “represented the remaining leadership of the FALN,” a charge the defendants denied.Despite character references provided by four leading Episcopal bishops, Cueto – together with Guerra and the three other defendants – was convicted of criminal contempt of court and served 25 months of a three-year sentence in federal prison.“It is clear to us that there is a fundamental civil liberties issue here,” Cueto’s longtime friend and advocate the Rev. Richard Gillett said at the time. “The issue is the right of refusal to testify before a grand jury when the process admits no right of an accused [person] to confront or cross-examine accusers or evidence.”Commenting in a 1984 interview on “the question of the grand jury and how it abuses its power,” Cueto told The Witness magazine, “One could assume the position that you’re not hurting anyone by just saying, ‘I don’t know anything,” but that’s not going to be enough. The FBI insists that you do and creates the kind of situation where you’re accused of hiding something or lying to them. By not testifying, you don’t allow them to create that situation.”In a 1983 letter supporting Cueto, the Rev. Canon Oliver B. Garver Jr., then executive assistant to Los Angeles Bishop Robert C. Rusack, wrote to U.S. District Judge Charles P. Sifton: “I do not agree with all her positions on issues, but this is not the point. I respect her right to hold her opinions, not inconsistent with the Scriptures. Puerto Rican independence is an issue on which we disagree. However, we agree in the rejection of all forms of violence and terrorism in the pursuit of any goal. I deplore the tactics of FALN, as I am certain Maria does, also. … I salute her honesty and integrity.”Upon her 1986 release from federal prison in Pleasanton, California, Cueto was welcomed home to Epiphany Church, East Los Angeles, where her aunt, the late Virginia Ram, was a prominent lay leader and member of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council.Cueto served Our Saviour Center in El Monte, California, from 1994 to 2010 as a parenting instructor and personal services case manager who assisted the agency’s homeless clients. She served on the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Los Angeles from 1992 to 1996 and at other times on the Commission on Ministry and Hispanic ministries program group.Cueto was born Dec. 19, 1943. Survivors include two nieces in Arizona and cousins in Southern California. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 20, at Immanuel Church in El Monte, California, where Cueto served as a licensed lay minister. Arrangements include interment of ashes in Arizona. Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL July 27, 2015 at 8:21 pm I would love to see the poster of Maria Cueto. I met her friends in 1976 when I went to visit her. I loved her dearly. 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This is what adults do

first_imgThis is what adults do Rector Knoxville, TN [Religion News Service] It was a week for grown-ups.When Republican partisans lambasted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for collaborating with a Democratic president to rescue a state devastated by Hurricane Sandy, he tweeted, “We are adults. This is what adults do.”When residents, officials and even runners themselves called on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to cancel Sunday’s New York City Marathon as an inappropriate “prance” through a storm-damaged city, the mayor reversed an earlier decision and canceled. This is what adults do.Many marathoners, in turn, donned their orange race shirts and carried food and supplies to Staten Island, then stayed to help desperate homeowners reclaim flooded houses. This is what adults do.Officials of electric utilities, transportation systems and schools stood before cameras and told it straight. Some will get restored first, and here’s why. Some schools won’t be able to reopen, and here’s why. No blaming. Just facts. This is what adults do.In its remarkable nonstop coverage of the storm and its aftermath, New York’s WCBS-2 sent reporters out to the areas where people live. There they listened to residents and enabled an entire region to hear the tragic stories of homes lost, lives lost, jobs lost. This is what adults do.We experienced the heroism of first responders. We saw adults in action: medical personal rescuing patients at two hospitals that needed to be evacuated, parents comforting frightened children, firefighters moving toward danger. This is what adults do.When gasoline stations began to run out of fuel, drivers got in line, waited their turn, and, except for the occasional fistfight, seemed to grasp the need to be fair and calm. This is what adults do.Many residents who had electricity ran extension cords out to sidewalks and invited neighbors to charge their cell phones. Civic-minded techies set up makeshift offices to help neighbors. This is what adults do.Religious institutions jumped in with food, clothing, water and comfort. Volunteers from St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, for example, climbed to the top floors of Lower East Side tenements and found elderly residents trapped by infirmity and desperate for help. This is what adults do.Hurricane week wasn’t a total victory for adulthood. In wealthy neighborhoods untouched by Sandy, residents who pay dearly to get their needs met insisted that nannies, doormen and custodians leave their own storm-damaged homes to honor employment contracts. High-end suburbanites in Long Island demanded preference because, they argued, they pay such high property taxes. Some disappointed marathoners staged an impromptu in-your-face run that took them merrily past bedraggled residents lining up for gasoline.Sometimes, they showed, adulthood doesn’t always mean acting like an adult.Tempers are fraying as recovery drags on, even here in a city that takes pride in its resilience. Even though people understand why the economic hub of Manhattan gets restored first, it’s still galling for residents of Queens to see Midtown glistening while they are burning furniture for heat.After the most dreadful political season in memory, I took heart as leaders stepped up to lead and as adults stepped up to do what adults do. Those who have actual responsibilities carried them out, while those who lust for power were ignored. Those whose families were actually in danger put family first, while “family values” partisans were ignored.This is what adults do.– Tom Ehrich is a writer, church consultant and Episcopal priest based in New York. He is the author of “Just Wondering, Jesus” and founder of the Church Wellness Project. His website is www.morningwalkmedia.com. Follow Tom on Twitter @tomehrich. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Marylin Day says: Sid Gardner says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME November 7, 2012 at 7:42 pm Just because I don’t agree with your politics, I can’t tell you thanks and I appreciate your help? Gosh, even my mother said to thank my great-aunt when she gave me presents that were “the wrong size” or for “children of a much younger age” because it is the thought and intent that counts. Being nice counts! November 7, 2012 at 7:29 pm I believe the GOP partisans lambasted Gov. Christie not for collaborating with President Obama to provide relief, but for overly praising him at that particular time, in a very closely contested campaign for the Presidency of the United States. November 7, 2012 at 11:29 pm Great thought – I wish this could appear on the desk of every elected official at all levels to help them remember they are elected not to advance their Party’s agenda but to govern the Nation, State, or municipality. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 November 8, 2012 at 9:43 am I too have been heartened by communities coming together after Sandy.However, I’m pretty sure that the tweet you mention, if you’re referring to the one that said, “Today I’m touring NJ with President Obama. Yes, he’s a Democrat, and I’m a Republican. We’re also adults, and this is how adults behave” was actually from the fake Twitter feed for Chris Christie (@GovChristieNJ). If you had at the other tweets from this feed you would have seen, “During our recovery, remember this: Give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, well, you know how I feel about teachers.” His verified twitter feed is @GovChristie, and I was unable to find the tweet you mentioned there.There are a lot of fake Twitter feeds generated for laughs and not actually trying to fool anybody (such as the Spanglish Bloomberg feed @ElBloombito). There have also been a lot of photoshopped pictures of Sandy that WERE trying to fool people just for 15 minutes of viral fame. This requires that we investigate these things further before we give them credence. 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Only – and I mean unwillingly – only after a lot of outcry did it occur to Mayor Bloomberg that it was obscene to hold a marathon complete with laden sandwich/meal tables, generators that could power dozens of dwellings, and water poured over sweating athlete heads in the plain sight of people trapped in darkened homes without food, water, electricity or heat. Remember: elections have consequences. You get what you vote for. A Nanny State government that controls peoples lives should not be preferred to a government that safeguards lives. 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Morgan, Clader retire from Church Divinity School of the Pacific

first_imgMorgan, Clader retire from Church Divinity School of the Pacific Former dean and president, dean of academic affairs finish long tenures on June 30 Rector Knoxville, TN Rev Sandra McCann MD says: Theological Education Rector Shreveport, LA June 20, 2013 at 6:34 pm You have both been great gifts to The Church and to the many you have influenced in preparing for ministry over the years.God’s Blessings and may you enjoy a most fulfilling retirement. If you figure out how to do it, please let me know…I’m looking for a “12 Step Group”. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL The Rev. Robert W Harvey says: The Rev. Harriet B. Linville says: Sanford Z. K. Hampton says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET June 20, 2013 at 9:33 pm Big blessings to you both…Thank you for all you have contributed to CDSP Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN chaplain Tom Chapman says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 People, Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest June 20, 2013 at 10:42 pm If both or either of you are up for a different kind of adventure, we surely could use both of your skills at Msalato Theological College in Dodoma, Tanzania. My physician husband and I have been here as appointed mission partners of TEC since 2004 and would love to have you join us, even for a term. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 [Church Divinity School of the Pacific] Dr. Donn F. Morgan and the Rev. Dr. Linda L. Clader are retiring from Church Divinity School of the Pacific on June 30, the Very Rev. W. Mark Richardson, CDSP dean and president, has announced.Dr. Donn F. MorganMorgan has taught Old Testament at CDSP since 1972 and served as president and dean from 1995–2010. He also taught biblical studies, Christian education, homiletics and other multidisciplinary courses and topics. His tenure at CDSP reflected his belief “that theological education is critically important for the church to do mission and ministry effectively and well.”Morgan holds an A.B. from Oberlin College, a B.D from Yale Divinity School, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School. In addition to serving 15 years as CDSP dean and president, he served as acting dean and president from 1987–88, 1989–90, and 1994–95.The Rev. Dr. Linda L. CladerClader has taught homiletics at CDSP since 1991 and served as dean of academic affairs for 10 years. As dean, she successfully managed two accreditation reviews and grew institutional and academic connections with the Graduate Theological Union and its member schools and centers.She is a Chicago-area native who studied classical languages at Carleton College and Harvard University, where she earned a Ph.D. in Classical Philology. After teaching classical languages at Carleton for 18 years, she received her M.Div. from CDSP in 1988 and was ordained priest in 1989 in the Diocese of Minnesota. 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Happy retirement. Harriet+ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Miriam Raub Vivian says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 June 20, 2013 at 5:08 pm What a gif t you been at CDSP. I wish you many blessings as you move on to what’s next in your life. I relocated back to Minnesota April 10 this year. Call me if you ever get back to visit. 520-256-7362.Shalom, Bob Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET September 23, 2013 at 7:34 pm What terrific examples of sheer grace and faithfulness. It will be beautiful to watch and see how you both reinvent yourselves for the next part of your life story. Live dear friends, Hug galore. Tom Chapman Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem June 21, 2013 at 6:39 pm Congratulations on your retirements, Donn and Linda. You both gave enormously to a wonderful institution, and I’m so glad we were at CDSP when you were there! Best wishes in whatever lies ahead for you. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments are closed. 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Creches and nativities, living or otherwise, tell the Christmas story

first_img Featured Events Creches and nativities, living or otherwise, tell the Christmas story Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Grace Church’s living Nativity scene is San Marcos, California. Photo: Teresa Osborne[Episcopal News Service] It wasn’t so much the donkey in Grace Church’s living Nativity scene that surprised Benjamin de Leon, as the llama.“It was great fun, interesting because you’re outside in a little manger. There was a donkey there, and a llama, definitely some animals,” recalled de Leon, 41, who served as Joseph a few years ago in the San Marcos, California church’s outdoor living nativity.Along with wife Lara, as Mary; daughters Abigail and Elena as angels and then-four-month-old Charlotte as the infant Jesus, the family enjoyed “a wonderful experience. It makes you think about what Christmas really means, instead of just presents and Santa Claus. It’s such an important thing to do because you’re playing the holy family.”The San Diego area congregation has offered the living nativity “as a gift to the community” for the past four years, according to Grace communications director Teresa Osborne.A parishioner who rescues animals provides sheep, a donkey, and even the llama. The scene is aglow with luminaries. There’s even a “Bethlehem star,” and a one-sided tent doubles as a stable and is the backdrop for the handmade wooden crèche and manger, Osborne said. And there’s always room for one more angel so everyone can get into the act, she said.Church members sign up for half-hour shifts to create the tableau; this year, the event has grown from one to two nights and will include a pageant.“It’s in a very visual spot so people driving by can see it,” Osborne said. “People tell us they get excited when they see it.”Grace Church’s living Nativity scene is San Marcos, California. Photo: Teresa OsborneReverence of and fascination for nativity scenes and crèches (cribs) – living or otherwise – dates to the Middle Ages, when tradition says St. Francis of Assisi created the first one after visiting the Holy Land and Christ’s birthplace.A global tradition, the representations of Jesus’ birth stories from the gospels of Luke and Matthew vary; so does their use.Some churches’ crèche displays – like the Washington National Cathedral’s well-known exhibit – are seasonal. Others, however, and even some individual collectors, enjoy them year-round.“I probably have close to 50 different nativities from all over the world: Germany, Italy, Austria, Africa, Mexico, the United States and Haiti,” said the Rev. Sally Monastiere, of Upland, California, who has collected crèches for more than 20 years. Some she displays year-round; others only seasonally.“The figures in the African one are in native dress,” she said. “One from France has the figure of Joseph in a seated position and Mary is reclining. One of the most unusual has Joseph holding the baby. Another I got because it had chickens. I’ve even created a nativity in cross-stitch and own one knit in the manner of the duduza dolls of Haiti.”In Upland, California, ‘Mary is everybody’s mother’Lisa Drew, who created Monastiere’s duduza-style nativity, also knitted a two-foot, cuddly, hands-on crèche for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and School in Upland so kids – big and little – could touch and feel and handle and “get to use the figures and tell the stories with them.”Duduza doll-inspired creche in Upland, California.“My seventh grade math class had a lot of questions about it, so we took a crèche tour,” said Drew, a math teacher, counselor and parishioner at St. Mark’s. “Here were 12- and 13-year-olds doing what I had envisioned four and five-year-olds doing. They were picking up the animals and moving them around, rearranging them, hugging the lamb and the sheep. It was fun.”Drew was inspired after attending a knitting afternoon hosted by For a Reason, a nonprofit agency which raises funds for educational opportunities, including in Haiti where St. Mark’s has partnered with St. Andre’s School in Trianon for more than a dozen years.It reawakened her interest in knitting and she decided to model a nativity after the Haitian duduza dolls.“I had to make stands and wire skeletons for the critters – there was no pattern, so I was just knitting what I thought would be an animal shape.”Using PVC pipe and copper wire for skeletons, yarn and polyester stuffing for bodies and green floral styrofoam for stands, she created a family of three sheep – a ram, ewe and lamb – a goat, and a donkey in addition to Mary, Joseph, an angel, a wise man and “a baby which detaches so we can tell the story leading up to the birth of the baby without the baby there,” said Drew.“Mary’s veil and Gabriel’s wings are seed-stitched, which is rather laborious, but gives them a veil-like texture which is fun to make,” she added.Ultimately, the effort is about teaching children how to tell the story. “It was very much about the children who would get to use these figures and the stories that they could tell with them,” Drew said. “The idea was to try to envision the crèche in a new way, to try to envision it in a way that included our Haitian partners and that the nativity is available to all people of all colors in all places.”She used yarn to emulate the skin tone of the Haitian dolls “because Mary is everybody’s mother, everybody’s daughter. She’s the woman we all wish we could be that could say yes to God like that and Joseph is that obedient man, who also said yes to God.”Atlanta: A natural connection to the holy familyIt isn’t easy to describe the carved, wooden, mid-19th century, 4×5-foot Italian relief displayed year-round in the narthex of Holy Innocents Church and School in Atlanta, according to the Rev. Michael Radford Sullivan, rector.“How do you describe something that’s holy?” he asked during a recent telephone interview with ENS.The slab’s delicate carving renders clothing and other details almost sketch-like; the figures seem to emerge from the wood, he said. “What you really notice are the faces and the beauty of the people. It has a remarkable, incarnate quality.”And he added: “Since we are Church of the Holy Innocents, we have a natural connection all year to the holy family and so this is actually in the narthex and so it’s there all the time. It’s an absolutely beautiful carved piece.”But like most churches, another crèche – about a foot high and made of olive wood – is seasonally placed near the altar. “Its pieces usually start appearing in the narthex over the four Sundays of Advent – first a cow, then a sheep and shepherds,” Sullivan said. “Mary shows up on the third Sunday of Advent and on Christmas Eve Jesus is placed in the manger.”One of the cool things is that “the crèches, both on the wall and the one that will be at the altar, are experienced by school children year-round as well,” he added.“There’s something about living with the image of Jesus throughout the year as a child that counterbalances our tendency to make Jesus only divine,” he added. “For me to see Jesus as a baby reminds me of humanity; it reminds me of vulnerability, of what it is like to be dependent upon mother and father and so I would say that for our parishioners having those images of Jesus throughout the year is a very powerful thing for us.”Nativity as hospitality in Newport, Rhode IslandA 17th century Italian plaster nativity, donated as a memorial in 1914 to the Zabriskie Memorial Church of St. John the Evangelist in Newport, Rhode Island, is becoming a focal point of hospitality for the English Gothic-style parish, according the Rev. Nathan J.A. Humphrey, vicar.A postcard of the crèche at Zabriskie Memorial Church of St. John the Evangelist in Newport, Rhode Island. Photo: Nathan J.A. HumphreyThe crèche, donated in memory of a young girl who died while traveling in Italy, “includes 17th century figures and animals collected from all over Europe.”The crèche is protected by an ornately carved, seven-foot wooden case depicting the Virgin and child with angels on either side on the exterior. Traditionally, it was only opened on Christmas Eve and then closed on Epiphany, he said.“We take the front off it and lower the glass and traditionally a young member of the congregation is chosen to carry the Christ child in and place the Christ child in the manger,” Humphrey said.He added, chuckling, there’s a story told that some years ago, a young boy who was chosen to carry the Christ child was asked what he’d done with the infant. “He replied, ‘the baby Jesus got cold so I put him in my pocket to warm him up’.”The church is open daily for visitors and this year church leadership decided to leave the crèche open as well as a gesture of hospitality for visitors to the town, a vacation destination, Humphrey told ENS.“I’ve seen families with children come in and gaze at it,” Humphrey said. “It’s not unusual, either, for a child in church who is getting a little restless to wander over with a parent or friend and spend a few minutes gazing at the crèche.“It has a really engaging presence for children and for adults as well but we particularly love it for the connection it has for children.”The figures tell the story in St. Louis Park, MinnesotaBy her own admission, Mary Kulfeld’s fascination with the nativity borders on near obsession.A collector for some 20 years, she has donated her crèche – along with about 245 Fontanini resin figures – to her church, St. George’s in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.The five-inch resin figures “are incredibly detailed. They look like wood carvings,” said Kulfeld in a recent telephone interview with ENS.First, she purchased the holy family – Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and an angel. A year later, she added shepherds, and sheep; the third year, the three kings. As time passed, she got creative, adding green grocers, a blacksmith, a carpenter, a bakery shop, an inn and innkeeper.Now there are street musicians and palm trees, a winery. As the figures and buildings accumulated, so did the stories accompanying them.“There’s a musician who plays the bagpipes, for example. He’s holding the bagpipes in his hand. A very attractive woman is coming to well with yoke and buckets, so I set it up so he’s staring at her,” Kulfeld says.A sleeping shepherd has been placed on a rooftop “and I put a jug of wine beside him, so he’s passed out.”Regarding a little boy and girl picking olives, “she has her hand out. I have a painted mule and her hand fits perfectly on his nose, so it looks like she’s petting him on the nose. Then there is a girl who is selling herbs and perfumed flowers and it looks as if she’s blind. She’s staring upward with a look on her face like she can’t see. This year, I bought a girl holding a tray so we sat her beside the blind girl, so they’re friends.”About two dozen angel ornaments, playing harps, lutes and trumpets are suspended above the nativity with fishing line.“I’m going to go over to the church this week and put Mary and Joseph in the stable,” said Kulfeld, 70. “On Christmas Eve we put the baby in the manger; and have the three kings just coming into Bethlehem on a separate table and the other figures are turned, gaping at them as they’re coming in.”The whole elaborate display is disassembled on Epiphany but not before Kulfeld uses it to teach children the Christmas story, she said.“I gave a presentation this past Sunday to the children’s chapel. They all gathered around and they asked me to tell them the story of St. Francis. He’s the first one who had a crèche and started the tradition, using residents of his town to act out the roles. It took off from there.”The kids love looking at the crèche and Kulfeld loves explaining it. Like the angels, “I explained that I needed a multitude of the heavenly host and so I got two dozen. I think 24 is pretty much a multitude.”For Kulfeld, traditions surrounding the display may not be one hundred percent historically accurate, but “it’s such a beloved part of Christmas that I’m glad we observe it and have this beautiful representation of it.”Even her pets love it. Previously, when displaying the nativity at home, “I had this one cat that used to steal the baby Jesus,” she said. “I don’t know why, but he wouldn’t touch any of the other pieces, only Jesus. I’d have to go looking and find Jesus wherever he’d dropped him in the house.”Initially, the figures cost about $6 each; now the price ranges between $15-$20 and, just when she is convinced she’s bought enough, she discovers another one.“I just got a winery. It’s such a pretty little building with grapevines,” she said. “They’re all made of resin, there’s amazing detail. They are painted to look like wood that has been painted and the paint is wearing off. I just love to tell the story. I just like to rave about it.”–The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles. Comments (1) Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET By Pat McCaughanPosted Dec 20, 2013 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Donna Hicks says: Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 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 center_img December 20, 2013 at 4:56 pm Here’s one from Bethlehem: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5326443359/in/photostreamwhich illustrates the situation facing the people of Bethlehem today. 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Archbishop of Canterbury visits Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Archbishop of Canterbury Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Anglican Communion, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Africa, Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL [Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby visited Sierra Leone this week with a message of hope and solidarity for all those suffering amid the Ebola outbreak across West Africa.The archbishop preached at St George’s Cathedral in the Sierra Leonean capital of Freetown before visiting a church-run therapy clinic for children affected by Ebola.He also met and prayed with faith and community leaders, including Bishop of Freetown Thomas Arnold Ikunika Wilson.Sierra Leone has the highest number of Ebola cases in West Africa, with more than 8,000 cases and nearly 2,500 deaths since the start of the outbreak. Latest figures show that 1,258 people have survived the virus and recovered.In his sermon, Welby told those gathered that “your suffering and endurance across the afflicted countries have echoed around the world”, adding that “you are remembered at every moment by God.”Stressing the solidarity of Christians and Muslims in England for those suffering in West Africa, he said: “In our churches and mosques… we pray for you, long for good news, and are in pain because of your pain.“I was anxious to share with you the grief that is experienced in this region and especially in Sierra Leone,  a country that has already faced such grief and suffering over the years.”Just as Jesus was born and lived among the poor and suffering, he said, “so must the world come alongside you to support the doctors, hospitals, and volunteers and people of this land who seek to love those caught by Ebola.The archbishop also praised medical volunteers traveling to West Africa and urged the British government to continue its “courageous” response to the outbreak.After the cathedral service, the archbishop met with children affected by Ebola being cared for at the Don Bosco Interim Care Centre in Tintafor.The center, which is run by the Catholic order of Salesians of Don Bosco, provides services including trauma healing, stress reduction, musical and sport therapy, and individual and group counslling. It also provides non-formal school lessons, family tracing and appropriate reunifications with follow-up visits.Welby said he prayed that communities afflicted by Ebola would find comfort and hope from each other –  and from God who is “especially faithful” to those “suffering unjustly through the events of life”.Looking ahead to Christmas, the archbishop said that if asked what the most important part of the Advent season has been for him, he will say it was being with people in Sierra Leone and in South Sudan, which he visited last week.“Your presence is a generous gift, of which I am entirely unworthy. Your faces will be before me in my mind on Christmas Day. Your needs will be in my prayers.“But far more importantly you are remembered at every moment by God, who is faithful and will bring comfort.”Read the Archbishop’s sermon in FreetownThroughout Archbishop Justin Welby’s short visit to Sierra Leone he followed appropriate infection control procedures. As with others returning from the affected countries, his risk of exposure to Ebola has been carefully assessed by a clinician in accordance with Public Health England’s latest guidelines.In light of this, having been allocated to the lowest category of risk, he has been advised that no restrictions on his movements or activities are necessary and he will be continuing with his planned commitments over the coming days.Find out more about the churches’ response to the Ebola crisis by visiting the Anglican Alliance website. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ Archbishop of Canterbury visits Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY By Lambeth Palace staffPosted Dec 17, 2014 last_img read more

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Video: Primates Meeting press conference

first_img January 17, 2016 at 1:16 pm I am amazed at the Archbishop’s expressions of regret for the pain and suffering that the church has inflicted on homosexual persons on the one hand while at the same time defending, if not actually endorsing, the Communion’s decision to render the Episcopal Church disenfranchised because they have authorized the blessing of same sex marriage. The greatest of ironies, of course, is that this action taken by the Communion continues to cause pain and suffering as it sends the message to persons of LGBT orientation that they are somehow outside the bounds of God’s love, caring and status as beloved children of God such that the church would deny the sacramental nature of the loving relationships they choose relative to whom they desire to share their life with via Holy Matrimony. The disconnect is astounding. Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC Tags susan zimmerman says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Rev Frank F. Wilson says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska January 15, 2016 at 9:51 pm Surely, the Anglican Church has the resources to have invited the press into a more dignified and elegant chamber. Why meet in a bunker? Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA January 16, 2016 at 1:12 pm How we have wounded each other for generations. We see clearly in our struggles now, that the wages of the sin of past colonial powers is death. The Southern Hemisphere is weary of our arrogence. “Jesus wept.” “Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy.” February 5, 2016 at 1:21 pm In my simplicity and shallowness of faith, I believe no individual or Church can resolve if a man or a woman or anything else were within or outside the perimeters of God’s love, only God Himself can do so thru His words in the Bible. If the World wide Church has re-affirmed what the Scriptures have said, why should we condemn Her? If anybody takes an exception to God’s teachings, then they should request Him to exempt them from His tenets or otherwise pour your anger on Him not our prelates, please. In other words, do not shoot the messenger, shoot the one who sent him or her. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Dr. Carol Gerard says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Comments (7) Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY Video: Primates Meeting press conference January 21, 2016 at 1:36 pm All……men. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Primates Meeting 2016, Sharon King says: Wm Bonnell says: Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 January 21, 2016 at 1:39 pm Did the Primates from Africa clearly condemn that criminalization of TGBTI people and those who know them? I did not hear this in the presser. Dr. Carol Gerard says: Stephen Abraham says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press conference held Jan. 15 at the conclusion of the Primates Meeting in Canterbury, England. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Comments are closed. 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West African Anglicans plan five-year post-Ebola mission strategy

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Africa, Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Anglican Communion, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ West African Anglicans plan five-year post-Ebola mission strategy Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Health & Healthcare Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL By Gavin DrakePosted Oct 14, 2016 Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA [Anglican Communion News Service] It is 10 months since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that the two-year Ebola outbreak in west Africa was at an end; but the aftermath of the health crisis will take many years to resolve. The effects of the Ebola crisis are wide ranging; and include damage to infrastructure, barren farmland leading to food insecurity, significant school drop-out and teenage pregnancy – on top of the 11,000 lives lost in the outbreak. Now, the Anglican churches in the region have developed a five-year mission plan to help the affected countries recover.Full article. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books last_img read more

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Archbishop calls for Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission in Zimbabwe

Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, has called for the new government in Zimbabwe to deal with past injustices. Speaking on the BBC’s “The Andrew Marr Show” Nov. 26, the second-most senior cleric in the Church of England suggested that the country should follow South Africa’s example and establish a Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission. Ten years ago, Sentamu cut up his clerical collar on the program, saying he would not wear one again until Robert Mugabe had left power. Yesterday, he put a new collar on for the first time in a decade.Read the entire article here. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Anglican Communion Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Featured Events Africa, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Posted Nov 27, 2017 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Archbishop calls for Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission in Zimbabwe Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing read more

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Goodwill tops world value survey

first_img July 1, 2017 at 8:12 am Both locations in Apopka still open? For a second consecutive year, Goodwill has been ranked No. 1 in a survey measuring people’s perceptions of the global value of major brands.Goodwill, the leading nonprofit provider of employment placement, job training, and education services, topped brands such as Amazon, Google, Kellogg’s, Microsoft and other Fortune 100 and 500 brands in the 2017 World Value Index. The survey is based on a nationally representative, comprehensive survey of 3,000 Americans on perception, awareness, and behaviors in response to the purpose and mission of organizations and brands.To earn the World Value Index top ranking on the survey, Goodwill scored extremely well in the four areas of creating World Value, which refers to public perceptions of a brand’s purpose or mission: High awareness, relevance, and resonance, a strong motivator in garnering active support and an influential factor in triggering purchases.The creative agency enso, which works to build mission-driven brands and Share Mission initiatives, developed the World Value Index as a tool for brands to measure the importance of creating “world value.” The surveys of various demographic samples of the U.S. population ages 18 and up were conducted by Quadrant Strategies.“Today, at a time when people have more choices, and greater access to information, the strength of a brand’s purpose is more important than ever,” said Sebastian Buck, enso’s co-founder, and strategic lead. “With the World Value Index, our research centers around whether people can identify a brand’s purpose and mission, and the extent to which that purpose reflects society’s values.”Goodwill Industries International is a network of 162 independently operated, community-based organizations across the U.S. and Canada with a presence in 13 other countries. In Apopka, Goodwill is located at 701 South Orange Blossom Trail, and at 1312 East Semoran Boulevard.To view the complete list of companies and organizations featured in the 2017 World Value Index, or to receive a copy of the full report, visit enso.co/worldvalue. Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here 1 COMMENT Joyce Brocker Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Second straight year the charity has been honored Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSGoodwill Industries Previous articleThe Apopka Voice changes ownershipNext articleHave the heart of an entrepreneur? The Apopka Business Incubator can help Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 last_img read more

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Florida Hospital announces its Hurricane Irma scheduling

first_imgFrom Florida Hospital Apopka LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 The safety of our patients, visitors and employees is of the utmost importance. Updates about hospital and out-patient facility operations will be updated as needed.Statewide:· Centra Care locations will be closed Sunday and Monday.· Patients can access urgent-care services on their phone or tablet through Florida Hospital’s eCare app from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. until the storm subsides. This service, which is for minor injuries and conditions such as allergies, infections, cold and flu, will be offered free of charge through Tuesday, Sept. 12. The Florida Hospital eCare app can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store on iTunes.Orange, Osceola, Lake and Seminole counties:· Preparations have been under way at our hospitals for the last several days to secure the buildings and ensure that all our patients and staff will be safe and comfortable during the storm. Arrangements have been made for full staffing of physicians and nurses throughout the duration of the storm. Generators are on hand, and water, food, linens and other supplies have been stockpiled to last through the storm.· Elective and non-emergent procedures have been cancelled from Saturday through Monday.· Patients whom physicians deem ready for discharge will be discharged before the storm arrives. Of course, many of our patients will remain here under medical care during the storm. While we understand the desire for families to remain with their loved ones during this time, we strongly encourage visitors to consider the advice of emergency officials to stay off the roads and remain at home until the storm passes.· As a reminder to the public, hospitals are not designated storm shelters. Hospital facilities, including parking garages, are not open to the public, and are reserved for the use of patients and employees only. Hurricane You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 center_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaHurricane Irma Previous articleFDOT, FHP implements limited emergency shoulder use on I-75Next articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Centra Care locations closed Sunday and Monday. Please enter your comment!last_img read more

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