News Update 01-07-2021

News Update January 7, 2021

In this issue, Bishop Marty Reflects on the Events at the U.S. Capitol, Epiphany; truth becomes clear, Mini-Habits and the Big Journey, and lots more.

Upcoming Events

One-minute read. Here’s advanced notice of three upcoming events within the diocese.

Non-parochial or licensed members of our clergy take note

One-minute read. An email was sent to all non-parochial clergy requesting a report on their 2020 ministry. This email was also sent to licensed members of our clergy family to allow them to request to be re-licensed. If you are a non-parochial or licensed member of our clergy team but did not receive the email or have questions, please contact Emily Davenport

Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps: Application open for 2021-2022 placements

Two-minute read. Applications are now being accepted for 2021-2022 placements with the Young Adult Service Corps (YASC), the international missionary program of The Episcopal Church. YASC offers Episcopalians ages 21-30 the opportunity to follow the Way of Love into deeper relationship with God and the global Anglican Church while spending a year living and working with communities around the world.

Note: the following information is presented in English and Spanish
Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español

Bishop Marty Reflects on the Events at the U.S. Capitol

Two-minute read. What happened today (1/6/2021) at the United States Capitol — the mob violence that vandalized the revered halls of the physical symbol of our nation’s democratic institutions, that drove the members of Congress from the people’s work, that led to injury and the loss of a life — was an abysmal sight. I was appalled. I hope you were also shocked.

Epiphany; truth becomes clear

Two-Minute read. When things suddenly become “clear” you see the world through different eyes. An Epiphany is not only a season, but something to welcome.

Mini-Habits and the Big Journey

One-Minute read. Small, positive behaviors that you force yourself to do every day increase mindfulness, willpower and lead to long-term results. Basically, small steps can be transformational.

From Many, One: Conversations Across Difference

One-Minute read. Conversations are formational. We hear, see, experience new perspectives. Hearts, minds and ultimately, our souls are transformed and we become God’s beloved community even more fully.

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