[Episcopal Church Foundation] Whether you're a new vestry member or a seasoned veteran, the Episcopal Church Foundation’s newly revised Vestry Resource Guide is essential reading. With a deliberate focus on the importance of lay and clergy leadership teams, you'll find comprehensive information and advice about the ministry of the vestry, leading faith communities, stewardship, and navigating clergy transitions.
The beginning of a new school year brings backpacks, books, and blessings. All three were evident at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Wimberley Monday morning, August 24.
[By Bill Clough, Beeville Publishing Company] In age, they are two years apart. Both are ordained Christians. Yet, they represent opposite ends of both the racial and the denominational spectrum.
[Episcopal News Service - Gulf Coast] It was Sunday; just six days after Hurricane Katrina had ripped a swath of death and destruction across the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Mississippi. It was time for church.
A joyful crowd gathered at Christ Church, San Antonio, on Tuesday evening, August 18, to commemorate the feast day of Artemisia Bowden for the first time. At the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, held this summer in Salt Lake City, Bowden surpassed all criteria set forth and is now listed among the saints in “Holy Women, Holy Men: Celebrating the Saints.”
At Diocesan Council in February, Bishop Lillibridge asked the diocese to read and study the Gospel of Mark. This summer, individuals were encouraged to read the Gospel of Mark to prepare for the upcoming diocesan-wide study that is now available on the spiritual formation blogsite, The Beginning of the Good News.
Mr. Thomas McLaughlin, Head of School at St. Luke’s Episcopal School, has been appointed to serve on the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools’ (SAES) board. SAES serves 118 Episcopal schools, richly diverse in location, size and scope, throughout the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas.
All five students representing TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas who attended the national convention of the Junior Classical League (JCL) earned top 10 places in competition at their respective levels.
In May 2011 the outreach committee of St. Stephen's, San Antonio, approached Laura Steele Elementary School in the San Antonio Independent School District to offer services by providing material goods and volunteers as needed. At this time, both facilities had something in common: the school was scheduled to move in the next few years to join another elementary school, and St. Stephen's was housed in buildings that were beyond repair and were up for sale.