Bishop Brewer's homily, August 7, 2014, at the Diocese of Central Florida Matthew 16:13-19 – Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”15 “But what about you?” he asked.Read more...
The Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida has received information regarding the arrest of a parish youth worker who Florda Department of Law Enforcement investigators say had child pornography on a home computer. St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, Titusville, immediately terminated its employment of the youth worker, Lucas Brandenburg, and prohibited him from being on church property or having contact with any children. Before his employment at St. Gabriel's, Brandenburg had fulfilled the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida's required Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse certificate program, called Safeguarding God's Children.
FamilyLife, Canterbury Retreat Center and the Central Florida Christian Chamber of Commerce invite you to "The Art of Marriage," September 26-27
A charge by Bishop Greg Brewer to one being ordained to the priesthoodThe Rev. Jerry De Jesus, July 20, 2014, Orlando It is appropriate, before the ordination takes place, for the bishop to give the ordinand a charge.
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.
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