Ireland v Argentina: The Preview

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS LA PLATA, ARGENTINA – SEPTEMBER 29: Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, the Argentina captain looks on during the Rugby Championship match between Argentina and the New Zealand All Blacks at Estadio Ciudad de La Plata on September 29, 2012 in La Plata, Argentina. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) All to play for: Back in 2010, Ireland faced Argentina beating them 29-9, but they’re a tougher proposition these daysBy Owain Jones, Rugby World EditorA MUCH improved Argentina went to Cardiff a fortnight ago and deservedly beat a faltering Wales 26-12 so Ireland have no excuses for getting caught cold. They know they need to step-up against a fired up Pumas looking to cement their place in the Top 8 of the IRB rankings, which is so vital to the World Cup draw. On the upside for Ireland is the fact they coasted to a leisurely 53-0 win over an underpowered Fiji side in Limerick. It was their first win in five games. Declan Kidney is a man under some pressure.Strike runner: Tommy Bowe is vitalHe who dares, winsUnder Declan Kidney, Ireland are renowned for playing conservative, pragmatic rugby but with the very real threat of dropping down to the third tier of the IRB rankings, you’d expect Kidney to be prepared to unleash a match-winner. With that in mind, it will be interesting to see Ulster’s young wing Craig Gilroy has been picked on the left-wing after scoring an impressive hat-trick against Fiji last weekend. Gilroy has quick-fire pace and the confidence to back himself. On the other flank, poacher-in-chief Tommy Bowe will be looking to sniff out opportunities against the impressive Juan Imhoff who finished his try so clinically against Wales. Santiago Phelan, the 38-year old Puma coach deserves much credit for opening up the Argentinians play so they don’t have to rely on numbers one to 10. Which coach will roll the dice first?Battle up frontAs any coach will tell you, it’s up front you win games. Ireland have missed some of their key players in the pack this Autumn. Rory Best, Paul O’Connell, Stephen Ferris and Sean O’Brien are all missing, so they will need new heroes to put their bodies on the line tomorrow. Two players who have shown up well to date are Peter O’Mahony, the young Munster lock cum blindside and Connacht’s Mike McCarthy. The latter especially has shown real dynamism and aggression in the tackle and he’ll need it. Argentina boast, arguably, the finest forward on the planet at the moment in Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, who alongside Juan Manuel Leguizamon provides both experience and ballast to the Puma backrow. However, if the underrated Chris Henry can gain the upper hand at the breakdown, Ireland can make it count.World-class talent: Fernandez LobbeMidfield battle In the backs, if the Ireland pack can provide Jonny Sexton with a decent platform, he can start doing what he does best, pinning the opposition back into the corners. In midfield, Ireland will expect Gordon D’Arcy to calm nerves and without his long-time strike partner, Brian O’Driscoll, D’Arcy’s experience will be vital. He will look to release the rapid Keith Earls at any opportunity, as they go into battle with the powerful midfield combination of Marcelo Bosch and Santiago Fernandez. Argentina boast some genuine quality in the back three that can hurt Ireland. Juan Martin Hernandez is a class act at full-back, while pint-size Exeter wing Gonzalo Camacho proved what a fine finisher he was against Wales. All over the pitch, it looks like a very evenly matched game.Prediction: This will be very close indeed. I’m going for a home win by four points. I expect Jonny Sexton’s boot to close out the game for the Irish late on. Ireland fans, don’t expect a relaxing evening.Ireland v Argentina: Saturday November 24, 2pm, Aviva Stadium, Live on BBC TwoIreland: Simon Zebo, Tommy Bowe, Keith Earls, Gordon D’Arcy, Craig Gilroy, Jonathan Sexton, Conor Murray, Jamie Heaslip (c), Chris Henry, Peter O’Mahony, Mike McCarthy, Donnacha Ryan, Mike Ross, Richardt Strauss, Cian Healy.Replacements: Sean Cronin, David Kilcoyne, Michael Bent, Donncha O’Callaghan, Iain Henderson, Eoin Reddan, Ronan O’Gara, Fergus McFadden. Argentina : Juan Martin Hernandez, Gonzalo Camacho, Marcelo Bosch, Santiago Fernandez, Juan Imhoff, Nicolas Sanchez, Martin Landajo; Leonardo Senatore, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, Julio Farias Cabello, Manuel Carizza, Maximiliano Bustos, Eusebio Guinazu, Marcos Ayerzalast_img read more

Pro’s Playbook: attack either side of a scrum

first_imgDownload the PDF HERE, and take it to training. WHAT do you do from an attacking scrum when it has wheeled one way or another?  Don’t panic, in the February edition of Rugby World England Women’s assistant coach Graham Smith tells you just how to use the wheel as an attacking weapon. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img

Middlers Miller and Woodfin share 2013 Freeman Award for Merit

first_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Middlers Miller and Woodfin share 2013 Freeman Award for Merit Posted Nov 5, 2013 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 center_img  [University of the South School of Theology press release] The School of Theology awarded the 2013 Freeman Award for Merit to two seminary students this year — Sarah Leanne Miller and Joseph Robert Woodfin. The award was announced during the school’s annual DuBose Lectures dinner on Oct. 31 and was presented by the vice-chancellor of the University of the South, Dr. John McCardell.“Sewanee is blessed with many outstanding students and every year it has been difficult for the faculty to determine just one recipient,” explained the Rt. Rev. Neil Alexander, dean of The School of Theology. “This year the faculty decided to acknowledge two equally deserving seminarians for academic achievement of the highest order.”The Freeman Award for Merit was established in 1998 by Reed Freeman and his wife, Nancy, to honor and reward a rising middler student of The School of Theology who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance and promise. Freeman, T’ 96, T’05, was a recipient of the Woods Leadership Award while attending The School of Theology. Freeman and his wife made the trip to Sewanee this year for the DuBose Lectures and were in attendance at the evening’s dinner. “It was very special moment to be able to thank the Freemans in person,” stated Woodfin.Miller, T’15, is a M.Div. student from the Diocese of Alabama. She is a 2010 graduate of the University of the South and has served with the Episcopal Service Corps in New Orleans, La. She was recently named by the presiding bishop as a delegate to the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church, charged by the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church to create a plan for reforming the Church’s structures, governance, and administration.“I feel honored to receive this award and to be able to share it with my friend and classmate, Joe Woodfin,” stated Miller. “I’m deeply grateful for The School of Theology’s wonderful faculty and supportive community, and for the generosity of Reed and Nancy Freeman.”Woodfin, T’15, is a M.Div. student from the Diocese of Tennessee. He is a 2008 graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. He serves as a sacristan at the School’s Chapel of the Apostles and is the middler class representative. Woodfin is interested in ministry in an urban context and though he feels called to the parish first, is also interested in post-graduate studies. He and his wife, Carly, have two children, Luke and Maggie.“I am honored to receive the Freeman award and am also honored to be able to share this with Sarah,” shared Woodfin. “I love academics and I am very grateful to The School of Theology for teaching me how to apply that love in service to the church.”Sewanee: The University of the South comprises a nationally recognized College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a School of Letters, and a distinguished School of Theology serving the Episcopal Church. Located on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee enrolls 1,450 undergraduates and approximately 150 students in graduate and doctoral programs annually. Sewanee is owned by 28 Episcopal dioceses, the only university so directly related to the Episcopal Church. Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL People Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector Columbus, GA last_img read more

Southern Africa: Archbishop calls for calm after violent university protests

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET By Gavin DrakePosted Sep 26, 2016 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service Featured Events Southern Africa: Archbishop calls for calm after violent university protests Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Africa, Rector Albany, NY [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba has appealed for calm after violent protests gripped universities across South Africa. After a major series of protests last year, students are once again protesting against course fees. The latest discord came after education minister Blade Nzimande said that tuition fees will rise by eight per cent next year – even though students from low- and middle-income families will be exempt from the rise.Full article. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Anglican Communion Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY last_img read more

Church in Wales calls Aleppo hospital bombing a ‘war crime’

first_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Anglican Communion News Service] The Church in Wales has joined five other United Kingdom Christian churches in calling for an end to the fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo. They have called for those responsible for “the targeting and killing of civilians” to be held to account for war crimes. They say that the targeting of civilians “can never be passed off merely as a consequence of war” and say that “aerial strikes on homes, hospitals and aid convoys are never acceptable, under any circumstances.”Full article. Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN By Gavin Drake Posted Oct 20, 2016 Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Church in Wales calls Aleppo hospital bombing a ‘war crime’ Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Anglican Communion Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH last_img read more

Congregations’ pet ministries offer support to pet owners and their…

first_img By David PaulsenPosted Jun 13, 2018 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Perfect Paws Pet Ministry at All Saints Episcopal Church in Danvers, Massachusetts, hosted a meeting of the West Highland White Terrier Club in September.[Episcopal News Service] The Lord God made them all, the creatures of the world great and small, and God’s smaller creatures are getting a helping hand from the numerous Episcopal congregations around the country with pet outreach in their lineup of parish ministries.In Roswell, New Mexico, there’s the Four Paws Pet Pantry, a ministry of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. In Danvers, Massachusetts, All Saints Episcopal Church calls its ministry Perfect Paws, with services ranging from pet food drives to a therapy dog program in local schools. And St. Paul’s Church by-the-Lake in Chicago has a monthly food pantry called AniMeals that doubles as a basic pet clinic, with local veterinarians donating their time.Pets are the focus, but such outreach would more precisely be described as serving the needs of human members of the congregations’ communities who struggle financially with taking care of their pets. AniMeals, for example, was created about 20 years ago out of concern for older and low-income residents forced to decide between self-care and pet care.“Instead of buying food for themselves, they were buying food for their animals and depriving themselves of that nutrition,” said the Rev. John Heschle, the longtime rector of St. Paul’s. The AniMeals “pet food café” now draws 15 to 25 pet owners every third Saturday of the month.One of the simplest pet ministries can be found in Episcopal churches across the country: Annual services offering pet blessings have become commonplace and typically are held in early October around the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. Such services were relatively new in metro Chicago in the late 1990s when St. Paul’s held its first pet blessing service, which soon grew into the AniMeals ministry.Some churches, though, take pet outreach a step further. The Episcopal Church Asset Map, though not a comprehensive listing, shows at least a dozen congregations that offer some form of concerted pet ministry, from the pet supplies collections led by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Waterford, Michigan, to the fundraisers that St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Niceville, Florida, holds to support a local no-kill shelter.Cat and dog food repackaged in gallon plastic bags is stacked for distribution at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Roswell, New Mexico, for the church’s Four Paws Pet Pantry.Several churches run their own pet food pantries – think of it like a church food pantry but for pets – such as St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and St. Andrew’s in New Mexico.“There’s a whole lot of us there that are big pet lovers, and we saw the need in Roswell,” said Enid Smith, who helps organize the Four Paws Pet Pantry at St. Andrew’s. “People were having to decide if they could keep a pet or not.”The pet food pantry was created about two years ago and now serves 70 to 80 pet owners on the third Wednesday each month. The congregation has rallied behind the new ministry, and some local school groups have volunteered to help as service projects.“I just feel like it’s both community and church,” Smith said. “We’re really helping a lot of people in the community.”St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Alden, New York, created its Pet Food Cupboard about four years ago and runs it out of the church basement. The congregation, directly east of Buffalo, chose the name “cupboard” to clearly differentiate it from its food pantry, said James Wojcik, who organizes the Pet Food Cupboard with his wife, Christine.“We were volunteering for the food pantry here at the church, and every so often a veterinarian or some people who were donating things would donate some pet food,” James Wojcik, 78, told Episcopal News Service. They began offering the pet food on pantry days, “and pretty soon people started asking for it.”Now the pet ministry has grown to serve 70 people or more on the second Saturday of each month. Wojcik estimates they give out up to 300 pounds of cat food and 200 pounds of dog food a month. They also sometimes distribute cat litter. They don’t have any income or residency requirements for recipients, and no one is denied the pet supplies.Their typical clients “just desperately need help feeding the animals,” he said.Clients of AniMeals in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood can get more than just food and supplies. Its volunteer veterinarians also will spay or neuter pets, as needed, and even offer microchipping in case the pets get lost.St. Paul’s requires pet owners who visit AniMeals to meet income requirements showing financial need, though clients don’t need to be a church member or Episcopalian. Some choose to come back to attend attending church services, but it’s not expected.“That’s not our primary reason for doing this,” Heschle said. “It really was to meet sort of a need that we saw in the neighborhood.”These ministries often are driven by the congregation members’ love of animals. What else but love would compel a ministry like Perfect Paws in Danvers, Massachusetts, to host a presentation on dog body language for owners of white terriers on the church green?Heschle’s congregation goes as far as to set out food and water in dishes between the rectory and church building, for any feral cats roaming the neighborhood. Those cats are then trapped so they can be spayed and neutered.Wojcik and his wife have two dogs of their own, a hound and a boxer, both shelter dogs.“We always have been pet lovers,” he said, though he sees a greater purpose in the Pet Food Cupboard at St. Aidan’s. “It’s like the letter of James: Faith without good works is kind of hollow.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Tags Rector Tampa, FL June 13, 2018 at 4:34 pm All these efforts are praiseworthy, not least because they make the Church “accessible” to others. I’m so proud that St. Andrew’s, Roswell, is in my diocese. My own experience of annual Blessings of the Animals is that they attract folks who otherwise wouldn’t darken the doors of a church, but are very responsive in this setting. I also would encourage folks to serve on the boards of rescue organizations: these can be wonderful ministries. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Dr Roger D White says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Michael Brester says: Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Poverty & Hunger Comments (4) Congregations’ pet ministries offer support to pet owners and their four-legged companions In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Margaret Schult says: Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET June 13, 2018 at 7:07 pm St. Augustine’s in-the.-Woods Episcopal Parish on Whidbey Island, Washington also has an animal ministry. We are the main supplier of pet food and supplies to the our local pet food bank run by our local animal shelter. We take up a collection for the pet food bank along with the collection for the food bank. Our parish also celebrates an annual Blessing of the Animals with a memorial service afterwards and allow all attendees to scatter cremains or just offer a prayer of thanksgiving for deceased pets in our Animal Scattering Ground. It is a great community outreach and a comfort to the people who come. We generally have about 60 people come and most of them are unchurched Rector Hopkinsville, KY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Course Director Jerusalem, Israel June 13, 2018 at 1:04 pm At long last the church is honoring these non-human beings as part of God’s created order, and in these wonderful ways making space for them in their parishes. Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET June 14, 2018 at 7:24 am A pet ministry is okay on the Episcopal Church but a single ministry is not? An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Comments are closed. Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Very Rev’d Canon Michael Perko says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Eventslast_img read more

Episcopal bishops to meet with lawmakers on background check bills…

first_img Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags Gun Violence Rector Albany, NY Faith & Politics, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Bishops United Against Gun Violence, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME center_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal bishops to meet with lawmakers on background check bills as gun deaths mount Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Episcopal News Service] There are several reasons a group of Episcopal bishops is preparing to descend on the nation’s capital next week, but the motivation to travel is rooted in one democratic principle.“In our legislative process, showing up really does matter,” Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas, one of the co-conveners of Bishops United Against Gun Violence, said in an interview with Episcopal News Service about the bishops’ upcoming Capitol Hill visits.During a month when the nation marked one year since the high school massacre in Parkland, Florida, and when five new victims were mourned after a mass shooting at a workplace in Aurora, Illinois, Douglas and his fellow bishops will gather Feb. 27 on Capitol Hill to represent a “culture of life in the face of a culture of death.” Eight bishops, working with the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations, are scheduled to spend the day meeting with lawmakers and their staffs to advocate for legislation toughening regulations on background checks for gun purchasers.Bishops United also will hold internal planning meetings while in Washington, D.C., as well as meetings with partners in the push to end gun violence, such as the Brady Campaign, the Newtown Foundation, Everytown for Gun Safety and Guns Down America. The week will culminate March 1 with a brief prayer service that will be streamed live on Facebook, part of Bishops United’s series of services held every Friday during Epiphany and hosted by bishops around the country.Bishops United Against Gun Violence is a network of about 80 Episcopal bishops that formed in the wake of two mass shootings in 2012, at a Sikh temple just outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Despite the national outcry over such violence, calls for gun safety reforms have gained little traction in Congress, even as the number of mass shootings continues to climb.Douglas, though, remains hopeful.“I’d like to believe the landscape is changing,” he said, pointing to the large freshman class of lawmakers after November’s midterm elections.When meeting with some of those lawmakers, the bishops’ focus will be on passage of two companion pieces of legislation – the Bipartisan Background Checks Act in the House and the Background Check Expansion Act in the Senate – which aim to close loopholes in government oversight of gun purchases.The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations is arranging for the Capitol Hill visits of eight Episcopal bishops on Feb. 27. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceSuch measures are just a piece of the wider package of reforms that Bishops United and its partners are advocating, including toughening enforcement of existing gun laws, making gun trafficking a federal crime, promoting “smart gun” technology and spending more money on research into violence-prevention strategies. The bishops’ immediate focus will be on background checks, but their scope is broader, Douglas said.“I’m taking the long view on this one,” he said. “This is not going to be a one-off. It’s about culture change and awareness.”And the bishops, a mix of gun owners and others who have never fired a gun, stress that ending gun violence shouldn’t be a partisan issue. They are deliberate about highlighting the “common sense” behind the measures they are advocating.“The goal in Bishops United was always to be about common-sense gun laws that could bring as many people to the table as possible,” said Milwaukee Bishop Steven Miller, who also is a Bishops United convener. Miller won’t be joining the Capitol Hill visits but will be in Washington for the subsequent partner meetings and prayer service.“All of us want sane and reasonable gun laws that protect both the rights of those who wish to own firearms and use them in appropriate ways but also to keep our country and our streets safer,” Miller said.The Episcopal Church has spoken out forcefully on the issue through the years at General Convention, and in July, bishops and deputies passed a new resolution recognizing gun violence as a public health issue.The latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show gun deaths in the U.S. are on the rise, with the number of fatalities nearing 40,000 people in 2017. Of those, about 24,000 were suicides and about 15,000 homicides.“We are in an epidemic,” Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton, representing Bishops United, said in July during a committee hearing on the General Convention resolution. “Think of the cost to our families, our communities, our health systems.”The Office of Government Relations also has been active on the issue of gun violence, based on church policies set by General Convention. The office monitors legislation, coordinates with partner agencies and denominations, develops relationships with lawmakers and encourages Episcopalians’ activism through its Episcopal Public Policy Network. The bishops’ visits on Capitol Hill amplify that work.“As bishops, what we bring uniquely to this conversation is the voice of a particular Christian denomination that has gone on the record by General Convention for gun safety,” Douglas said. “In addition to that, we are speaking out of our conviction as Christians in the Jesus Movement that the loving, liberating and life-giving reality of Jesus commands us to address matters that are death dealing.”Advocacy is only one part of the mission of Bishops United Against Gun Violence. With mass shooting deaths still all too common, the network also is committed to providing spiritual and pastoral support to those affected by gun violence, Douglas said. Public liturgies are another major component of the bishops’ work.Last year during General Convention, Bishop United gathered each day at the convention center in Austin, Texas, for five-minute liturgies that included prayers for victims of gun violence. Those services were streamed on Facebook and attracted a sizable viewership, as did a larger public liturgy in a park across from the conference center.The positive response to those liturgies prompted the bishops to consider ways to continue that witness after General Convention. In November, Bishops United Against Violence released its “Litany in the Wake of a Mass Shooting.” The bishops’ discussions also led to the Friday prayer services this year, and some have drawn as many as 4,000 viewers, Douglas said.“Where else in The Episcopal Church are you getting 4,000 people together to pray?” he said.Last week, Western Massachusetts Bishop Douglas Fisher hosted the prayer service, and Chicago Bishop Jeffrey Lee followed up the next day, Feb. 15, with a litany in memory of the Aurora shooting victims in his diocese. This week, on Feb. 22, the prayer service will be led by former Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith.The prayer service next week during the bishops’ trip to Washington will be held at noon ET March 1 in the chapel of the building where the Office of Government Relations offices are located. It is expected to last about a half hour. Check Bishops United’s Facebook page that day for the video feed.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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Election Update – Precincts running out of ballots

first_img Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Tenita Reid LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply I believe Doug Bankson will win by the power of prayer March 16, 2016 at 1:53 pm 3 COMMENTS Mallory walters TAGSBallotsElection Day Previous articlePolling Place Feature – #229 The Inspire CentreNext articleElection Day Update: More issues at Orange County and Apopka polling places Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Please enter your name here Wow let’s remember that the next time supervisor of elections is up for RE election March 15, 2016 at 11:44 amcenter_img Duh? Running out of GOP ballots? Duh, huh, this is how we do it.! Election Day UpdateSeveral Polling Places in Apopka and throughout Orange County are running out of Republican ballots according to sources at several precincts. Reports at the The Apopka Golf and Tennis at Errol (precinct #232), Orange County Services Building (precinct #234) and The Word of Life Church (precinct #237) are that each of them ran out of ballots for periods up to an hour. Precincts #232 and 237 are the two largest polling places in Apopka, with 4307 and 3656 voters eligible to vote at those sites respectively.But these issues are not isolated to Apopka, they are countywide. Orange County election officials are sending additional ballots to precincts throughout the county. According to reports at precinct #232, ballots were delivered within an hour of running out. There was also an issue with voting machines at precinct #232 which was resolved within an hour as the polls opened.The Apopka Voice will continue to update you on Election Day news as we receive reports. Lisa LoVuolo Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter March 15, 2016 at 1:19 pm Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Tropical Storm Earl: 8:00 PM Update

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSTropical storm Previous articleApopka Teachers Shop with a CopNext articleKicks 4 Guns comes to Apopka Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Tropical Storm Earl has formed in the Caribbean Sea, the first named storm in the Atlantic since late June.Earl is expected to rack toward Belize and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, where strong winds and heavy rainfall will be threats late Wednesday into Thursday. Current indications are that the chance of a direct impact on the U.S. from is low.Earl was named late Tuesday morning after a Hurricane Hunter reconnaissance mission found that an area of low pressure had formed.Tropical storm warnings and hurricane watches have been issued for parts of the Yucatan Peninsula, from Punta Allen, Mexico, to the Belize/Guatemala border. A tropical storm warning is also in effect for Honduras from Cabo Gracias a Dios westward to the Honduras/Guatemala border, including the Bay Islands. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Orange County sponsors hazardous waste disposal event

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste Collection Hosted by Orange County Government TAGSOrange County Governmant Previous articleProtecting Your Car Against TheftNext articleKaBOOM! Lake Avenue Park goes from vacant lot to “Playspace” Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Saturday, April 15th from 8am – 3pmat Orange County Services Building 475 West Story Road Ocoee LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From Orange County GovernmentDon’t let hazardous waste and old, unused electronics clutter your home. Dispose of your household waste for free at our collection event.Drop off items such as paint (oil and latex based); cooking oil and grease; fuels; household chemicals; pesticides and herbicides; rechargeable and lead acid batteries; drain cleaners and pool chemicals; varnish and stains; propane tanks (20-lb. max); automobile fluids and cleaning products; mercury-containing lamps and devices; and electronics such as computers, televisions (except for rear-projection), VCRs, fax machines, CD players, and stereos.Participants are prohibited from bringing biologically active materials, radioactive materials, explosives, tires, ammunition, fireworks, emergency flares, prescription drugs, or pressurized cylinders.For more information, please visit us online at www.ocfl.net/HHW, send an email to [email protected], or call the Orange County Utilities Solid Waste Hotline at 407-836-6601. Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more