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Orlando church offers after-hours Covid testing

The Episcopal Church Health Initiative led by Christ the King Church working with the Coalition of 100 Black Women – Central Florida has partnered with the Hispanic Federation Florida & Southeast to offer late afternoon and evening testing to provide “relief and comfort” to a community that is “already struggling enough,” the Rev. José Rodríguez said.

Episcopalians in Maryland Seek to Atone for Racist Past

Our friends at Episcopal News Service report on a parish in Baltimore which is grappling with its history of racism. While congregations across The Episcopal Church are confronting examples of historical racism, the history of Memorial Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland, stands out as “particularly sordid,” the Rev. Grey Maggiano, the church’s rector, told Episcopal News …

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What If We Miss These Times?

“What if 2020 has afforded us all a retreat – a time to spend time with ourselves, to identify with what we hold to be important.  History will surely be both compassionate and judgmental in how many have approached this pandemic and in policies enacted and those not followed.  We will all have stories of this year to pass along to others but what if, perhaps in just a small way, once we return to “normal” we miss it just a little?  What if we look back and realize lost opportunity?”

Ministry in Higher Education in Pandemic Times

“Campus ministry is already a practice of ‘virtual’ church, in which networking replaces settled congregational life.  In a time when internet networking has replaced face-to-face connections some of the networking skills of the campus minister can be useful not only to new campus life, but also to new parish life. Having a vocation that is not bound to physical space can be helpful when physical space is not available or practical.”

Uncovering Recovery: Control-Alt-Delete

“Praying for the faith to release our loved ones to God, opening ourselves to accepting their choices, and disciplining ourselves to give our opinions only when asked are all difficult practices but definitely worth the work.  And let’s add to our to-do list the removal of the subtle guilt trips, looks of disappointment, and easily readable body language that can also be powerful forms of control.”

Uncovering Recovery: The Shifty Self, Part I

Each morning as my wife and I brushed our teeth, washed our faces, and fixed our hair, our minds already beginning to spin around the challenges and chances of the day, we were addressed by a small brick-red sticker taped to our bathroom mirror.  In bold white letters the sticker affirmed, “You are looking at the only problem you’ll have today.” 

General Convention 2021 Alternative Planning Underway

The Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, and President of the House of Deputies, Gay Jennings, have written to the Church with updates to the General Convention planning process, which has been significantly altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the event that we cannot convene safely in person from June 30 to July 9, 2021, we will …

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Welby: Anglicans Must Deal with Their Past

In comments made during the online election service for the new Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, Justin Welby said that Anglicans must confront their own history of racism. The Church of England’s highest-ranking cleric was speaking in a virtual ceremony to mark the formal election of Stephen Cottrell as the 98th Archbishop of York. The …

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