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28AugEpiscopal Diocese responds to arrest of Titusville youth worker

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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.

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28AugThe Art of Marriage workshop coming to Canterbury Sept 26-27

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FamilyLife, Canterbury Retreat Center and the Central Florida Christian Chamber of Commerce invite you to "The Art of Marriage," September 26-27

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08AugA charge by Bishop Greg Brewer to one being ordained to the priesthood

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A charge by Bishop Greg Brewer to one being ordained to the priesthood
The 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.

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28JulDiocesan office reorganization goal: Active Mission

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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.

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25JulDomestic-abuse ‘Preach In’ coming in October

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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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