[Episcopal Relief & Development] Summary: Across the US, Episcopalians are gearing up for summer activities. But this summer, with concerns about the Zika virus moving north into the continental US, new questions are popping up. Responding to these concerns, Episcopal Relief & Development assembled a taskforce of experts to create a resource that would help Episcopal churches in the United States respond appropriately.
Middle-school students from TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas raised funds for recess equipment to donate to Will Rogers Elementary School in the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD), then presented the items at a May 6 “play date” with Rogers third graders.
TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas hosted a recital May 22 in All Saints Chapel, featuring musicians with ties to the school.
[Corpus Christi: KRISTV.com] Monday, May 23, marks the one year anniversary of a terrible tragedy in Wimberley, Texas. On Memorial Day weekend last year heavy thunderstorms triggered a major flash flood on the Blanco River. It devastated the small community of vacation homes and left 12 dead, including 8 people from Corpus Christi.
[The Victoria Advocate, May 20, by Jennifer Lee Preyss] Outside a local watering hole in Oklahoma, a then-22-year-old Bo Cox and a group of intoxicated young men exchanged heated words, then fists.
[Episcopal News Service – Ponce, Puerto Rico] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry brought his message of the Jesus Movement to the 21st Global Episcopal Mission Network Conference during a May 18 keynote address.
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The 2016 election in the United States remains the top of the news in media outlets, and it is inevitably a topic in personal conversations. To provide education about the election, as well as assisting in being prepared, The Episcopal Church has developed an online toolkit with a webpage that outlines how individual Episcopalians and congregations can participate in the electoral process through a number of nonpartisan activities.
[Episcopal Church Foundation Vital Practices] In the May Vital Practices Digest, we offer 5 resources for clergy transition in congregations, with the 5th a resource to help in developing year-round stewardship in your congregation.
On Wednesday, May 3, St. Luke’s Episcopal School, San Antonio, welcomed representatives from local high schools to the annual high school signing event. School leaders presented eighth graders with a shirt from their future schools, signifying a new academic chapter.
St. Luke’s Episcopal School, San Antonio, students funded a brand-new preschool classroom at the Good Samaritan Community Services center. St. Luke's School was chosen as a Silver & Black Give Back 2015-16 Team Up Challenge semifinalist and was awarded $2,500 to begin their service learning project.