CFEONLINE News from the Diocese of Central Florida

Lent is a season of preparation to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. This year, it begins on Ash Wednesday, February 10, and lasts 40 days (not counting Sundays), and ends on March 24. Lent is a time…

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In 1883, a small group of men started the Brotherhood of St. Andrew in Chicago to minister to men and boys. The group is still going today. It has a rich history of pointing men to Jesus. Some 25 years…

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Stewardship is about being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God. The tradition of giving back to God and to the church comes from the biblical practice of “tithing,” which means to give back a tenth of…

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Stephen Dass, missionary to the streets of Sao Paolo, Brazil, began his report at the diocese’s annual convention in January by naming all the street children he has met. The list continued for several minutes. “These children have been forgotten…

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The Rt. Rev. Lloyd Allen, Bishop for the Diocese of Honduras, began his convention report in Spanish but suddenly started to laugh when he saw the confused faces in the mostly English-speaking audience. What a great sense of humor he…

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One of the greatest privileges of ministry is having a front-row seat to the life change that happens when God is at work in someone’s life. Ministry goes beyond our job to a calling that brings us purpose and fulfillment….

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Young adults rarely carry much cash. Few of them carry checkbooks or even use checks. If your church has not set up methods for offering monthly drafts for pledges and electronic giving from a smartphone, then it’s past time to get…

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Jim Dorn, Rector, St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Clermont, took the stage and announced that the School of Theology has been brought back to the center of campus. Sewanee’s website states this about the School of Theology: The School of Theology has…

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On behalf of Bishop Brewer, we are sad to report that the Rev. Terry Jackson died on Saturday, December 26. Terry was rector at St. James in Leesburg from 1973 to 2004. His daughter Shelley Ryan was just ordained a…

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Steve Schneeberger, the diocese’s new youth consultant, is here to help small- to medium-size churches find a youth leader. On behalf of the Emmaus School, he is offering to furnish these churches with a youth leader who will serve for…

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