first_imgMary Crist preaches at July 9 General Convention Eucharist General Convention 2012 Lynn Marini says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service July 10, 2012 at 9:06 am My dear PJ….it is about as Christian as it gets…what bible are you reading? New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA P.J. Cabbiness says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Lynn Marini says: General Convention, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID July 10, 2012 at 5:08 pm I seem to recall this past Sunday’s Gospel/Good News instructed the disciples to go out, taking only a staff & the clothes on their back and minister to the people. Heal the sick & tend the broken hearted. Was this not Christian? And who cares if it’s Anglican or… It is Jesus working through the Holy Sprit. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET July 10, 2012 at 9:12 am Neither Christian nor Anglican? You have got to be kidding. I’m overjoyed by this example of deep listening to the Holy Spirit and the embodiment of Jesus’ call to serve the burdened, the hungry, the cast out. Moreover, it’s an insult to Anglican tradition to presume that God only speaks through a pipe organ and stained glass. Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Pamela Tyler says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Posted Jul 9, 2012 July 10, 2012 at 12:07 am This unfortunate story is neither Christian or Anglican. Featured Events Submit an Event Listing July 10, 2012 at 5:09 pm Dear Mary+Amen! Preach it sister. 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 Comments (7) Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Tags This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 cheryl parris says: Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA [ooyala code=”91bjZjNTrWBICDuM1jzak23la4jCExLv”][Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The following is the sermon preached at General Convention for Eucharist on July 9 by the Rev. Dr. Mary Crist (Blackfeet).Lord, I am yours. Let my words glorify your name.Preacher Mary Crist of the Diocese of Los Angeles and celebrant Bishop David Bailey of Navajoland prepare to enter the worship space for the July 9 Eucharist at General Convention. The Eucharist honored indigenous ministries on the feast day of Samson Occum, the first Native American to be ordained a Christian (Presbyterian) minister.Oki niksokowaks, nitannnikoo Piitaki. Nistoo Ampskapi Pikanii. Apistootooki spomohkinahn, kitnastatstimaht nohkotohkinahn. Aiyo ninaa natoosi, skomohkit kinaitapiwa.Greetings, my relatives. I am known as Eagle Woman. I am Southern Robe Indian (Blackfeet). Creator help us all. Hear our cry (prayer). Listen father sun. Watch over all the people.Samson Occom’s people were the Mohegans. In 1859, he was the first indigenous person to be ordained a minister, a Presbyterian. A few years later Enmegahbowh of the Ojibwa people was ordained the first indigenous Episcopal priest.Occom was also first American Indian to have his writing published. He demonstrated courage, connection, and commitment, qualities that continue to characterize many indigenous people in this church today. He brought the light of Christ to many people.The qualities of courage, connection, and commitment are the backbone for small church ministry.A Native American youth dancer interprets the Lord’s Prayer during the July 9 Eucharist at General Convention. Photo/Pat McCaughanLuke’s gospel today bids us to make this work known. Let it come to light. Celebrate it. Listen to it. In obedience to the gospel of Luke, and in the Native tradition, I share a story of what can happen when we listen.Shortly after my ordination to priesthood about six months ago, my bishop told me that he was appointing me to serve in a church. I was so excited! This was such good news.The bad news was that my church had no congregation, no budget, and no salary for the priest.You see, the congregation at this church had come to the point where as a traditional church it could no longer meet its expenses. This happened even though the former clergy and a few of the faithful had worked very hard and very faithfully. The church in its old form had died.The faithful few grew a community garden, and it gave life to ministry to the homeless and the hungry.  They sponsored a pow wow with the help of the priest and helped students in a local Native American boarding school. They welcomed new groups to the land.They listened to the Spirit, and they experienced new resurrection.Today the church building itself remains beautiful. Located on four-and-one-half acres, it has an expensive pipe organ given by the organ-builder, himself. Silk clergy vestments, beautiful choir robes, and acolyte vestments hang neatly in the sacristy. Silver and gold chalices wait in protective coverings. The brass is polished. The sanctuary light glows. The large altar is covered in spotless linen and brocade. A life-size carved wooded crucifix adorns the wall behind the altar. Sunlight cascades through glass panes set in French doors. Flowering bushes and trees abound. One can almost hear lusty strains of songs sung to a booming organ on a Sunday morning.Yet, the Spirit called the people to ministry in the community garden.When the former priest, a Native American, moved away to take care of a sick relative, the bishop appointed me. He asked that we feed the poor, house the homeless, teach the children, and support those struggling with substance abuse and other issues.When I asked him for more details, he said the Holy Spirit will help you figure it out.In the first six months of small ministry, my own life has been transformed as it was for Samson Occom. I have learned to listen to that still small voice of the Spirit within, as Luke directs us…to listen deeply.If you were to ask our community who is the leader, people would say, “we are just following the Holy Spirit.” We pray and we plan as a group. I work from within the circle of our ministry partners.The church has three staff members. The church secretary, a former Franciscan nun, takes on the toughest people and the most vulnerable with equal grace. She is paid for 20 hours a week and works over 40 hours.The second staff member, a plumber and welder, was losing his health when he heard a call to take time off “to figure out what that God-thing was all about”. He lived on the street for several months, he fell in love with God.  Although he can fix anything on our property, he says his ministry is to the poor and those trying to escape substance abuse. He says he speaks their language because he was on the street with them. He is unpaid.The gardener/grounds-keeper/security officer also lived on the street a few short months ago. He began to work in the garden. Today he is healthy and a valued member of the community. His only compensation is a small room where he sleeps at night.One day I witnessed a woman leaning up against the wall outside the office. She looked lonely, and I asked her if she would like to help us hang some pictures. She now runs the office after the secretary leaves. She is a new person. Her compensation is a monthly bus pass. Recently, she began a new ministry to cook meals using fresh food from the garden.  She wanted to feed some of our homeless friends. “They can’t cook on the street,” she said, and she responded.Two Talking Circles for First Women of the Land established many years ago are growing. The women come from many Native American Nations, learning from one another. They reach out to students in a nearby Native American boarding school.Two Spanish-speaking evangelical congregations now worship in our church building. Both are actively involved in developing our community.Through our Second Harvest, we now distribute food five days a week. We want to improve our kitchen to expand the cooking ministry. We collaborate with the Women’s Sober Living House across the street.A publicly-funded charter elementary school will open on our property in September. It will develop math, science, and leadership skills for inner-city children. The African- American school principal is also a member of our Partners Planning Council.In our last report to the bishop, we documented services to more than 500 persons every week.When I go to the new ministry center, I am filled with joy. It comes from witnessing lives transformed. by people loving their neighbors as themselves. From the many ministries, mission is being born. We are meeting the Five Marks of Mission.People ask us questions about what is happening at the center, giving us a natural opportunity to speak about our relationship with a loving God. Following the Great Commandment to love another naturally gives rise to following the Great Commission, to share the good news of Christ. We are preaching the gospel in the four directions through our words and actions.Someone driving by the new ministry center today would probably wonder who planned the signage? The answer is the Holy Spirit. It looks a little bit like signage for a bazaar. One sign invites people to attend Freedom Church. Another tells people about REACH Academy, the new school. Yet another announces in Spanish a family festival that is coming soon. And yes, the Episcopal Church Welcomes You sign is there, too!It all looks a bit messy. The signs are not color-coordinated. They aren’t the same size or even the same style. All of them are blowing in the wind. And yet, people tell me they are fascinated to see what is coming next. I tell them we are listening to hear what the Holy Spirit has planned for us. We know it will be filled with life, and it will be filled with the love of Christ. We are becoming a new spiritual family – brothers and sisters in the faith…we are the early church resurrected.What I have learned from this experience is awesome. From what people tell me, the Episcopal Church is dying, but from what I see, the church is being reborn.We are being called by the Spirit into something new.I am standing in the middle of the whirlwind.I can feel the wind on my face. It blows my hair around.I can hear the Eagle’s call.It is exhilarating.It is unpredictable.It is messy… yet it is God… and it is good.Amen. Comments are closed. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 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 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 N Bonnell says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ July 10, 2012 at 6:58 am I donno if it is ‘unfortunate.’ Many small churches have to adapt to change and this is a powerful example if one that demonstrates adapting well, in my opinion. May God continue to bless their courage, connection and commitment. July 9, 2012 at 11:10 pm What a wonderful story. Surely every parish can learn from it! 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first_imgInternational real estate educator and author Tom Ferry will speak at AREC18 on the Gold Coast later this month. SIGN UP FOR THE NSW REAL ESTATE NEWSLETTER HERE With three decades of experience as an educator, the US-based Mr Ferry will be in Australia later this month as a keynote speaker for the Australian Real Estate Conference (AREC) on the Gold Coast. Speaking about mindset, model and marketing, Mr Ferry said his two sessions will work with agents to add another 18-36 transactions to their books. Mr Ferry said the same method he used to become one of the top real estate educators in the world, is the same method he teaches his clients today.“When I started, it was all about trialling how coaching would deliver success, so in the 1990s we were testing coaching and trialling the best methods and this is what I tell all of my clients to do,” he said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels1080p1080pHD900p900pHD720p720pHD360p360p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenBudget 2018 Winner & Losers01:30 With the digital revolution under full swing in the late 2000s, Mr Ferry identified YouTube as a great platform to further the education of his clients. “By creating tremendous amounts of free content on YouTube, it has allowed me to be extremely accessible to millions of people and build a following as well,” he said.As a believer in video content, Mr Ferry said it was important for agents to embrace this medium of communication.“I tell all the agents I work with that they should be having their own YouTube channel with videos on how their local market is performing, this will allow them to grow their brand and become a local recognisable expert,” Mr Ferry said. International real estate educator and author Tom Ferry will speak at AREC18 later this month.TOM Ferry never set out to become a number one real estate educator when he fell into the field straight out of high school, but he has since set a benchmark for the coaching industry.In his own words, Mr Ferry stumbled into coaching after joining the family business and has seen himself ranked as the number one real estate educator by Swanepoel Power 200.“After a few years, we noticed an opportunity for coaching as no one was business coach back then, compared to what it is today. A lot of people thought the concept of coaching was really weird,” he said. The Gold Coast will play host to this year’s conference between May 27 and 28. Photo:Gold Coast Bulletin.While technology and disrupters grow in influence in many industries, Mr Ferry believes no matter what changes happen, real estate agents will still be around.“Agents will exist in 10 years as the centre figure of the transaction and in 50 years it will be same. In 100 years, my hope is that through artificial intelligence and other technology that the experience of doing real estate will be as beautiful as it is to shop on Amazon.”AREC 2018 will be held on the Gold Coast on May 27 and 28. For more information or to register visit www.tret.com.au or call 1800 335 336.center_img Tom Ferry is one of the many speakers who will speak to real estate agents from right across Australia and New Zealand.Besides trialling different methods, Mr Ferry says agents who succeed in real estate are hardworking, dedicated and have a client-focused approach.“They also have a unique factor, which is their own purpose or drive. One of my clients sells in Honolulu and his unique selling point is growing up in Michigan and moving 18 times that he can remember,” Mr Ferry said.“He tells me that every time he helps a buyer, he imagines bringing the stability into their life that he didn’t have.”last_img read more

first_imgJimmy Garoppolo didn’t need to put together a game-winning drive for the 49ers to beat the Packers on Sunday Night Football. But he did deliver what one teammate described as a game-saving speech during their 34-3 victory at Levi’s Stadium.Despite jumping out to a 7-0 lead over Green Bay in the game’s first two minutes, the 49ers quarterback sensed trouble after some fruitless 49ers drives. And he fired off a warning to his teammates that left All-Pro tight end George Kittle in awe.“I think …last_img read more

first_imgNBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum View comments The Warriors’ jump is due in part to the new arena due to open in two seasons.New arenas in Sacramento, Milwaukee and Detroit have also pushed up franchise values.The New Orleans Pelicans are the lowest-ranked, at an estimated value of $1 billion.The club making the biggest jump from last year was the Philadelphia 76ers, who gained 48 percent in value to $1.18 billion, according to Forbes’ calculations.The valuations were calculated with revenues and operating incomes from the 2016-17 season, while taking into consideration the league’s revenue sharing. Arena deals, and revenue from non-basketball events that take place at the venues, are also included in the totals. /cbbADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Phoenix turns back TNT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony, left, looks past Los Angeles Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson during the second half of the NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in New York. Forbes has named the Knicks and the Lakers as the most valuable NBA clubs as of February 2018. APLOS ANGELES, United States — The New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers still top the list of most valuable NBA clubs, according to a survey released Wednesday by Forbes — which for the first time says every franchise is worth $1 billion.According to its latest annual assessment, the average value of an NBA club is $1.65 billion.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers The Knicks remain atop that list, worth $3.6 billion (2.94 billion euros) and another iconic club, the Lakers, are now worth an estimated $3.3 billion.The Knicks are profiting from a $1 billion renovation to Madison Square Garden, which provided new revenue opportunities from sponsorships and seating.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lakers, who like the Knicks have struggled in recent years, continue to benefit from raking in almost $150 million a year from their local television and radio deals.The reigning champion Golden State Warriors passed the Chicago Bulls in this year’s list to lie third with a value of $3.1 billion to Chicago’s $2.6 billion.last_img read more

first_imgPulisic knows he must prove himself to Chelsea manager Lampardby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Pulisic says he has to prove himself to Chelsea manager Frank Lampard. The 21-year-old, signed from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, has been used sporadically by the Blues boss this season. And the American knows reputation alone won’t convince Lampard to give him playing time.Speaking to the Players’ Tribune, the winger said “If you can play, you can play and that’s why Dortmund was amazing for me, the coach always trusted me. But you’ve got to prove yourself maybe that extra mile.”I have to prove myself no matter what age I am.”I don’t feel like I’m some wonder boy anymore, I’ve been around and I think I’ve earned that respect at least and I’m in a new chapter and I’m going to prove myself.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgSlightly better than expected Canadian unemployment numbers don’t tell the whole story. There are pros and cons which come along with them.Express Employment Professionals CEO Robert Funk said a lot of temporary workers seemed to find full time work.“The part time workers fell, and the full time workers increased, so, that’s the encouraging news,” he said.The discouraging news is that the labour participation rate went down, approaching a ten-year low.“Which means there are still a lot of people sitting on the sidelines who have not decided to go back to work and of course, that’s be a challenge through the last five or ten years,” explained Funk, adding there are a couple reasons for that.“We’re seeing more people who have increased government benefits feel it’s just as economically viable for them to stay off the job force,” he said.The other reason is a skills gap.Funk explained it’s not high skilled work either. The need is for more semi-skilled workers such as refrigeration operators and welders which may only take a couple years of education.Those jobs are paying very well right now, as much as $60,000 right out of school.The hardest people to employ are those with four year arts degrees.last_img read more