Category: Café Features

Orlando church offers after-hours Covid testing

The Episcopal Church Health Initiative led by Christ the King Church working with the Coalition of 100 Black Women – Central Florida has partnered with the Hispanic Federation Florida & Southeast to offer late afternoon and evening testing to provide “relief and comfort” to a community that is “already struggling enough,” the Rev. José Rodríguez said.

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A Chaplain’s Perspective Essay VII: Fighting Fatigue

One of the things I have done since the beginning of the pandemic has been to walk the COVID+ halls at least twice a week. During these walks, I like to check in with staff to get a sense of morale, and provide an attentive ear, or words of encouragement. I talk with staff to determine especially difficult situations that might be occurring and then follow-up with family to provide support as needed. I often say a quiet prayer for the patients, families and staff. In addition, I count the number of COVID+ patients and those COVID+ patients currently on a breathing machine.

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Do you want to choose the next ABC?

The consultation document is not a neutral document but instead a piece of advocacy for the new proposal. It argues that many of the issues that the Archbishop of Canterbury addresses are global concerns, calling for a Communion-wide response. – The Church Times

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Michigan dioceses tighten mask directive.

With Covid-19 cases surging in the state, the dioceses of Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan have jointly announced that masks will be *required* for indoor gatherings for *all*. They had been required of clergy, liturgy leaders and choirs, and strongly recommended for others.

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MLK Day vigil online

The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania will host an online prayer vigil to mark the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, January 17 from noon until 5 p.m.

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