News Update 09-02-2021

New Spirit Update, September 2, 2021

In this issue: The Presiding Bishop on the situation in Afghanistan, Episcopal Relief and Development’s response to Hurricane Ida, looking back on the career of Fr. Edward Warner, and much, much, more!

A Time and Space for Remembrance and Healing:

Trinity Church Wall Street invites all who are seeking solace around the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to join them for A Time and Space for Healing and Remembrance, a 48-hour vigil with music at St. Paul’s Chapel, as well as worship services and other events and activities in person and online, September 10-12, 2021.

Calling for volunteers!

One-minute read. The diocese is currently looking for both lay and clergy people to serve in a variety of roles.  We need nominations to be elected to both the Diocesan Council and the Standing Committee.  We also need nominations to serve in several other capacities.

Hurricane Ida bulletin insert

The following bulletin text has been supplied by Episcopal Relief & Development. Please consider including it in your electronic and printed bulletins.

Want children in church? Put them in charge

Three-Minute read. There is sound reasoning for why children should be included in every aspect of church life and it’s vital to the life of a congregation.

God, make me a tree

One-Minute read. What can we learn from a tree?

Is your stewardship campaign ready to go?

Three-minute read. For many of our congregations, September is the re-start of the program year, as we ramp up youth and adult education programs, return from our summer of rest, and begin to reawaken our plans for growth.

Interested in applying for a United Thank Offering grant?

When: Tuesday, September 21, at 6 p.m
Where: Online (Webinar)
Join us for an informational webinar on the United Thank Offering’s 2022 focus on Tuesday, September 21, at 6 p.m., with the Rev. Melanie Mullen.

The Cross – August 2021

One-minute read. In this issue: Planned giving opportunities. How to keep the ministry strong during the “between times.” Brotherhood ministry with veterans & restorative justice efforts. Critical “what if” news from National President, Conrad Jones. Order information from our supply list.

New parking lot for St. Matthew’s, Ozark, and Ozark Presbyterian Church

One-minute read. members of St. Matthew’s, Ozark Presbyterian church, and volunteers from the local community have been working to convert a swampy area of grass at the back of the building into a new parking lot. On August 18 the parking lot was officially opened.

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