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St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment, was born in Italy around 1181/1182. His Feast Day is October 4. Because Francis expressed his devotion to God through his love for all of God’s creation, praising all creatures as … Continue reading

How congregations Invite, welcome, and connect people are vital steps for building healthy, vibrant and growing churches. Several thousand clergy and lay leaders from across the country have attended the dynamic “Invite-Welcome-Connect” training offered by Mary Parmer, a laywoman in … Continue reading

Sarah Martinez and Judy Cariker are "God's Geeks," offering help to Trinity parishioners with their tech devices by appointment. The concept is easy to implement and a great service.

Trinity Episcopal Church recently held another “God’s Geeks” session to educate parishioners about online communications and help them master their digital devices. Folks who need a helping hand may contact the church to set up one-on-one appointments during dedicated “Geek” … Continue reading


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Diocesan clergy respond to Charlottesville

Several clergy in the diocese reflect on the events in Charlottesville in a sermon and in statements: The Rev. Carlye Hughes, Trinity, Fort Worth Hughes, rector of Trinity, Fort Worth, in her powerful sermon on Sunday continued the journey through … Continue reading

“We are baptized for such moments as this.”

Bishop Scott Mayer issued this statement on what has happened in Charlottesville, condemning evil and violence and calling us forward with courage… Continue reading

Bishop urges legislature to defeat bill

Bishop Scott Mayer of stands with many other faith leaders in opposition to Texas SB3, the so-called bathroom bill, and urges the legislature to defeat this bill. Read his statement: Continue reading

Bishop asks legal team to respond to misinformation

As you may know, last week the Supreme Court of South Carolina ruled against the former bishop and others attempting to take a diocese out of The Episcopal Church while claiming Episcopal Church property. And while we rejoice with the Episcopalians … Continue reading

South Carolina Supreme Court rules property belongs to Episcopal Church

The South Carolina Supreme Court has said that nearly all the property involved in litigation between a breakaway group and The Episcopal Church belongs to The Episcopal Church. The Court heard the case nearly two years ago. Read several stories here. … Continue reading

Free webinar on refugee program updates

Episcopal Migration Ministries and the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations are hosting a one-hour free webinar, Welcome in Action: Education, Advocacy and Outreach at 3 pm on Tuesday, August 15. This webinar will provide the latest updates on the travel ban, refugee funding, and upcoming opportunities to … Continue reading

RSS Churchwide News

  • Reacting to Charlottesville violence, Long Island removes Confederate memorial from Episcopal church
    [Episcopal News Service] A work crew sawed off two Robert E. Lee plaques from a tree on church property in south Brooklyn, New York, fewer than 24 hours after the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island received the first of many calls about the Confederate memorial. The Rev. Khader El-Yateen, a community activist and founder of […]
  • Charlottesville faith community looks ahead after uniting against white supremacist march
    [Episcopal News Service] Episcopal clergy and other Charlottesville, Virginia, religious leaders joined hundreds of mourners Aug. 16 in remembering the woman killed amid the weekend’s violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters, as the city’s interfaith community takes stock and begins looking ahead. “They tried to kill my child to shut her up,” Susan Bro, […]
  • Texas bathroom bill’s defeat means 2018 General Convention stays in Austin
    [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings expressed thanks Aug. 16 for the defeat of a “bathroom bill” in Texas and said General Convention will convene in 2018 in Austin as planned. “We give thanks for all of the Texan Episcopalians, elected officials, business leaders, […]
  • Welsh electoral college to choose next archbishop and primate
    [Anglican Communion News Service] An electoral college of the Church in Wales will meet in the small town of Llandrindod Wells next month to choose the province’s next archbishop and primate. Three lay people and three priests from all six Welsh dioceses will join the six bishops as they pray and vote on a successor to […]
  • Anglican archbishop in Australia speaks against euthanasia legalization
    [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Melbourne Philip Freier has joined six other Christian leaders in Australia from the region in calling on the state premier to reconsider plans to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia. In a letter to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, the Anglican, Lutheran, Catholic and Orthodox church leaders say that “human dignity […]