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28JulDiocesan office reorganization goal: Active Mission

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  • Category:Around the Diocese
  • Written By:jthoma

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, of Cathedral Consulting Group LLC, Milwaukee, specializes in helping nonprofits move their focus from maintenance to mission.

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28JulVIDEO: Bishop Brewer installs Fr. Luis de la Cruz as an Episcopal priest

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  • Category:Bishop's View
  • Written By:jthoma
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.
 
 

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25JulDomestic-abuse ‘Preach In’ coming in October

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  • Category:Around the Diocese
  • Written By:jthoma

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.

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18JulCongregational Development Grants Awarded

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  • Category:Around the Diocese
  • Written By:jthoma

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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14JulGrace Ocala Forms Community Partnerships

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  • Category:Around the Diocese
  • Written By:jthoma

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.

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