Saturday Roundup for June 22nd

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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.

 

Episcopal Church
YIGBY – “Yes In God’s Back Yard): Episcopal Church involoved in building affordable/homeless transitional housing in the SF bay area.
https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/06/16/bay-area-churches-gift-surplus-land-affordable-housing-homeless-services-st-pauls/
and
https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/06/16/bay-area-churches-building-housing-in-gods-backyard/

 

Some churches in Atlanta sitting on large lots looking for development opportunities that also benefit their neighbors
https://www.bisnow.com/atlanta/news/construction-development/two-midtown-churches-latest-to-consider-redeveloping-its-land-99492

 

UTO grants for 2019 announced
https://www.episcopalchurch.org/files/uto_grants_brochure_poster_2019.pdf

 

The PB got a new cross with connections to Bethlehem (not the PA one) from Southeast Florida
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2019/06/19/presiding-bishop-receives-new-primatial-cross-from-southeast-florida-bishop/

 

A church in Mississippi has given over some of its land for a dog park
https://www.wlbt.com/2019/06/19/pass-christian-church-makes-land-available-dog-park/

 

From the “new ways to do church” file, a parish in Philadelphia doesn’t gather on Sundays – ever
https://religionnews.com/2019/06/20/philadelphia-episcopalians-explore-what-happens-when-church-is-separated-from-sunday/

 

 

Royal Babies
For all the Anglophile Royal watchers, baby Archie will be baptized next month
https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1141665/meghan-markle-baby-archie-harrison-christening-location-st-georges-chapel

 

 

Lambeth Conference
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
https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2019/28-june/news/world/let-the-world-hear-our-unity-at-lambeth-signatories-argue

 

 

Anglican Communion
More fallout from the Scottish Episcopal Church’s decision in favor of marriage equality
https://www.christiantoday.com/article/glasgow-congregation-votes-to-leave-episcopal-church-of-scotland/132638.htm
and
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/st-silas-church-congregation-breaks-ties-with-unbiblical-episcopal-church-mswcw22wc
and
https://www.premier.org.uk/News/UK/Another-congregation-leaves-Scottish-Episcopal-Church

 

ACANZP backs government efforts to reduce carbon emissions to zero in New Zealand
http://www.anglicantaonga.org.nz/news/common_life/zero_carbon2019

 

The Church of England and Methodist Church proposed reunion in England is working through issues of eucharistic presidency
https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2019/21-june/news/uk/synod-will-be-asked-whether-it-gladly-bears-eucharistic-presidency-by-methodist-presbyters-as-temporary-anomaly

 

Cathedral band turned ecumenical charity is working with refugees in South Sudan to improve lives.
https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2019/06/yei-diocese-evangelical-group-trains-south-sudanese-women-and-youth-in-refugee-camps.aspx

 

Welby talks up intentional communities
https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2019/06/archbishop-of-canterbury-highlights-missional-role-of-religious-communities.aspx

 

 

 

Other Interesting Stories

RC Bishop’s synod in South America considering allowing married men into the priesthood
https://www.npr.org/2019/06/17/733497822/bishops-in-amazon-region-to-debate-whether-married-men-might-join-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
https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2019/06/17/why-we-shouldnt-change-translation-liturgy-again

 

Over in the ACNA, Foley Beach elected to a second five year term as Primate
http://www.anglicanchurch.net/?/main/page/1862

 

 


 

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)

 

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Thanks for posting the intelligent reflection in America Magazine.

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