The Rev. David Simmons discusses the proposed full communion agreement between the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Church with that well known cradle Episcopalian, Willy Wonka.
The Rev. Deacon Geoffrey T. Smith has been named the Episcopal Church Chief Operating Officer, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.
Next month, on 6 JAN 2017, the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will have been in full communion for 16 years. One of the groups of members of both denominations to seek to take advantage of the opportunities opened with Called to Common Mission were the Episcopalians and Lutherans in Big Sky MT.
The photo above shows BSA Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh, on the left, and Brotherhood of St. Andrew President Jeff Butcher, shaking hands after signing a Memorandum of Understanding between their respective organizations on 17 OCT 2016. After the signing Jeff Butcher remarking, “This document pledges the Brotherhood to take several steps to strengthen our support of Scouting. We now have a formal seat at the table, along with other denominations.”
Since 2010 it has been the habit of the four primates of the Anglican/Episcopal and Lutheran churches in full communion in the US & Canada to meet together. Last week marked Presiding Bishop Curry’s first meeting with the other three primates as they gathered at the church headquarters of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in Chicago IL.
The Most Revd Dr Katharine Jefferts Schori, the Most Revd Fred Hiltz, Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Revd Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Church in America and the Revd Canon Susan Johnson, National Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada gathered in Washington DC over 24 & 25 SEP.
The Episcopal Church has released a Request for Proposals for the development of land in downtown Austin, Texas, that is owned by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society on behalf of The Episcopal Church.
The Rt Revd Michael Curry, bishop diocesan of the Diocese of North Carolina has been elected by the House of Bishops to be the next Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. The House of Deputies has confirmed the election. +Michael will be the first African American Presiding Bishop.
The Episcopal Church has released a comprehensive report assessing the Church’s work to combat racism, internally and externally. Does it give you hope? What does the report miss? What does the Church seem to be doing well?