Progressive ACNA parish splits to join Episcopal Church, an election night prayer service, some thoughts on the nature priesthood, and so much more. It’s our weekly roundup of news from around the church
From the Episcopal Journal and Café This Week
Church in breakaway denomination joins Episcopal Church
Episcopalians in Florida, Puerto Rico continue hurricane recovery efforts
The Episcopal Church in Wyoming launches ‘ArtSpirit’ initiative
Church leaders to host online prayer service on election night
Episcopal delegation travels to Armenia as part of a small Churches for Middle East Peace delegation to learn about the modern challenges Armenian Christians face
In mid-September The Gathering of Leaders, in collaboration with the Iona Collaborative and the Episcopal Church Foundation, held a pilot event aimed to support and connect clergy who work more than one job, commonly called bivocational clergy. (today’s image)
Parishes in the News
Revisioning Committee of closed North Carolina parish seeks to ensure preservation of historic church buildings
Austin, TX Synagogue targeted in hate crime holds high holidays at Episcopal church
Anglican Communion Standing Committee conclude “hopeful and uplifting” meeting
In Canada, a new Anglican-led organization is aiming to help churches reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from their buildings to zero.
From the UK’s Church Times
articles may be behind a paywall
Following establishment of a separate non-Communion Anglican church, Archbishop of Canterbury visits Australia with a call for “unity – not unanimity.”
An essay on how to better form new clergy; Do parishes really need thick-skinned priests?
Other Interesting Items
From Canada’s Anglican Journal; Julian of Norwich: ‘A theologian for our time
When the Four Horsemen ride again: Climate change will have religious consequences, especially in the Global South.
Canadian Primate reflects on the experience of Lambeth and how it shapers the church’s discernment of where it’s being called to go.
“A Tent in the Wilderness: Finding Priesthood Outside of a Parish.”
Pope Francis will canonize a 19th-century bishop known as “the father of migrants”
image: group photo of the gathering of Bi-Vocational clergy
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