Day: December 9, 2011

Updated statement from Trinity Wall Street on Duarte Square

We have provided OWS with meeting rooms and offices for them to assemble, plan and hold private discussions. We have provided pastoral services. We have provided a place of refuge and tranquility at our neighborhood center during open hours where they can rest, use computers, charge cell phones, and use bathrooms.

SCLM offers new resources on proposed blessing rites

The Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) has released educational materials and other information surrounding its plan to ask General Convention to authorize a three-year trial use of its proposed rite for blessing same-gender unions.

Glasspool on the mission of the Church

We Christians need to expect that the Reign of God is do-able, now, and our job, our mission, is to pray and worship, proclaim the Gospel, and promote justice, peace, and love in making it a reality.

Retired Easton Bishop Sorge dies

The Rt. Rev. Elliot L. Sorge, eighth bishop of the Diocese of Easton, died Dec. 6 in Centennial, Colorado. He is remembered for encouraging the first networks for support and continuing education for Christian educators and youth ministers across the church.

Remodeling

Putting our houses in order can never be an angst-free or despair-free proposition–nor will their rebuilding be perfect–but we can learn to appreciate the special clarity darkness provides as a backdrop for seeing even the tiniest glimmer of light.