Many stories from around the Episcopal/Anglican world emerge in any given week that we aren’t able to develop further here at the Cafe. So, here is a roundup of stories you might have missed.
YIGBY – “Yes In God’s Back Yard): Episcopal Church involoved in building affordable/homeless transitional housing in the SF bay area.
Some churches in Atlanta sitting on large lots looking for development opportunities that also benefit their neighbors
UTO grants for 2019 announced
The PB got a new cross with connections to Bethlehem (not the PA one) from Southeast Florida
A church in Mississippi has given over some of its land for a dog park
From the “new ways to do church” file, a parish in Philadelphia doesn’t gather on Sundays – ever
For all the Anglophile Royal watchers, baby Archie will be baptized next month
Bp Sumner of Dallas has initiated a letter signed by some TEC and African bishops to all “who have been invited to attend the Lambeth Conference, to “lay aside old recriminations” and to see the Communion as “not primarily a problem but rather a remarkable, though fragile, gift — a sign of the Church catholic”.” Sorry – its behind a paywall
More fallout from the Scottish Episcopal Church’s decision in favor of marriage equality
ACANZP backs government efforts to reduce carbon emissions to zero in New Zealand
The Church of England and Methodist Church proposed reunion in England is working through issues of eucharistic presidency
Cathedral band turned ecumenical charity is working with refugees in South Sudan to improve lives.
Welby talks up intentional communities
Other Interesting Stories
RC Bishop’s synod in South America considering allowing married men into the priesthood
Ostensibly about possible changes to the Roman Missal but… a really interesting article on the effect of liturgical change looking at the experience of the BCP
Over in the ACNA, Foley Beach elected to a second five year term as Primate
Featured Image: Dougie relaxes before a piece of land owned by Trinity Episcopal Church is donated to create Trinity Dog Park in Pass Christian. (Source: John Fitzhugh via WLBT)