There was a special service at 4 p.m.July 27 in the Sanctuary at St. Mary of the Angels Episcopal Church, Orlando. Bishop Brewer installed Fr. Luis de la Cruz as an Episcopal priest. Bishop Brewer also blessed Michelle Roach as she begins her studies in Virginia. A dinner reception followed at 5 p.m. in the Parish Hall.Read more...
For any organization, stamping out brush fires is necessary at times, but as a standard business model, the practice is not conducive to long-range planning and implementation of overall vision and mission. That was the conclusion of management consultant Peter Giersch, whom the Diocese of Central Florida contracted in June and July for a makeover of the diocesan staff, its function and configuration. Giersch specializes in helping nonprofits move their focus from maintenance to mission.
It takes a congregation, a diocese and a region to address the underreported crisis of domestic abuse, so a local shelter is teaming up with faith groups including the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida to get the word out. Eighty percent of incidents of abuse occur in secret, with no one but those involved ever discovering what happened, said Manny Ayala, faith advocate and prevention coordinator with Orange County-based Harbor House. Harbor House is calling on clergy and lay members of the diocese to help raise awareness of the plague of abuse on the weekend of Oct.
In January, the Diocese of Central Florida’s Annual Convention passed a resolution to set aside $50,000 in grant money for unaided congregations. Fourteen churches submitted requests.
Mary Delancey, deacon, and Don Hires, a retired hospice chaplain and bereavement counselor began looking at various service organizations in Marion County and how Grace might partner with them.
It was like a family reunion: A crowd of loving friends and relatives of Tim Nunez packed the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Orlando, on Sunday, June 29, to share in the love of God through Jesus.
The Youth Ministry Academy provides high quality instruction from youth ministers and other experts in their profession. This event is intended to create an intimate learning atmosphere where participants will know the workshop leaders as well as the keynote speakers and other “on stage” talent.
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* Pray and ask God for His leadership and His missionary strategy.
* Strengthen our relationships with one another, becoming even more deeply a diocesan family.
* Raise up new clergy and lay leaders, wisely using our God-given resources, including time and money.
* Address the missionary challenge that is before us in our neighborhoods.
* Take our place within the councils of the Episcopal Church.
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