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Weeks Ahead: World Mission Sunday is February 26
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2/22/2006
[Episcopal News Service] 

This Sunday, February 26, 2006 is World Mission Sunday. World Mission Sunday, celebrated every year on the last Sunday after Epiphany, is a commemoration established by mandate of General Convention Resolution 1997 A205 to help Episcopalians increase awareness of and participation in global mission.

On this day, World Mission Interpretation and Networks, an office within the Anglican and Global Relations cluster, invites all Episcopalians to celebrate the mission and ministry of "Anglican/Episcopal Women: Relevant, Radical and Responsive."

The 2006 theme was inspired by the work of Episcopal and Anglican women from around the world who gathered at last year's meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. The endeavors of the Commission are just one of many examples of how each Episcopalian can include and celebrate world mission in the fulfillment of the mission of the church "to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ."

Further information can be found online at: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/agr/wmsunday. An earlier ENS announcement about World Mission Sunday can be found online at: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_70226_ENG_HTM.htm

  • SEATTLE, Washington: Urban Caucus meeting ‘weaves’ justice issues
  • COVINGTON, Kentucky: The Diocese of Lexington to meet in convention
  • FLORENCE, Alabama: The Diocese of Alabama to meet in convention
  • MEMPHIS, Tennessee: The Diocese of West Tennessee to meet in convention
  • BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky: The Diocese of Kentucky to meet in convention
  • SUNNYSIDE, Washington: Leadership Skills workshop set for Latino communities
  • FORT SMITH, Arkansas: The Diocese of Arkansas to meet in convention
  • PALM DESERT, California: Mardi Gras weekend set at St. Margaret's
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Organ in Sanity and Madness
  • WILMINGTON, Delaware: Carnival Sunday set at Saints Andrew and Matthew
  • CHERRY HILL, New Jersey: The Diocese of New Jersey to meet in convention
  • GRANTHAM, Pennsylvania: Youth Workers Conference set
  • FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: Francis H. Wade to speak at St. Thomas'
  • KANSAS CITY, Missouri: Workshop planned on parish communication
  • PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: Executive Council set to meet 
  • WASHINGTON: Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice to open
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Rodney Gehrke to perform in organ recital
  • EVANSTON, Illinois: Prospective Student Days scheduled at Seabury-Western

 

Today...

SEATTLE, Washington: Urban Caucus meeting ‘weaves’ justice issues -- The Diocese of Olympia will host the Episcopal Urban Caucus (EUC) in Seattle, Washington, on February 22-25. With the theme "Weaving Together the Fabric of Justice," the gathering will focus on issues of economic justice, the environment, homelessness, First Nations, and ethnic migrations. The cost is $270.

For more information, call Peter Strimer at 206-325-4200 or 800-488-4978, ext. 313, email pstrimer@ecww.org or visit http://www.ecww.org/.

 

Coming February 23, 2006...

COVINGTON, Kentucky: The Diocese of Lexington to meet in convention -- The Diocese of Lexington will meet in convention February 23-25 at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront in Covington, Kentucky. For more information visit: http://www.diolex.org/convention2006/.

 

FLORENCE, Alabama: The Diocese of Alabama to meet in convention -- The Diocese of Alabama will meet in convention February 23-25 at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center, in Florence, Alabama. For more information visit: http://www.dioala.org/.

 

MEMPHIS, Tennessee: The Diocese of West Tennessee to meet in convention -- The Diocese of West Tennessee will meet in convention February 23-25 at Calvary Church in Memphis, Tennessee. For more information visit: http://www.episwtn.org/diocesan_convention.html

 

Coming February 24, 2006...

BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky: The Diocese of Kentucky to meet in convention -- The Diocese of Kentucky will meet in convention February 24-25 at Christ Church in Bowling Green, Kentucky. For more information visit: http://www.episcopalky.org/

 

SUNNYSIDE, Washington: Leadership Skills workshop set for Latino communities -- The Hispanic Ministry Leadership Skills Workshop is scheduled for February 24-26 in Sunnyside, Washington. The Rev. Pablo Ramos will facilitate a study and reflection on baptismal ministry, leadership, and worship ministries.

For information, email Holladay Sanderson at holladays@spokanediocese.org or Linda Hale at jlhale@netaxcess.com.

 

En español: Taller sobre habilidades para liderazgo, 24-26 de Febrero -- Habrá un taller sobre habilidades para liderazgo el 24, 25 y 26 de febrero en Sunnyside. El Rvdo. Pablo Ramos será líder. Los temas incluyen el ministerio bautismal, el liderazgo, y el ministerio de culto.

Para descubrir más información, comuniquen con Holladay Sanderson, 509-624-3191 holladays@spokanediocese.org, o Linda Hale,
jlhale@netaxcess.com.

 

FORT SMITH, Arkansas: The Diocese of Arkansas to meet in convention -- The Diocese of Arkansas will meet in convention February 24-25, hosted by St. John's, St. Bartholomew's, Trinity, and St. Augustine's in Fort Smith, Arkansas. For more information visit: http://www.arkansas.anglican.org/.

 

Coming February 25, 2006...

PALM DESERT, California: Mardi Gras weekend at St. Margaret's -- The traditional Mardi Gras weekend at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church will include a jazz mass featuring the Side Street Strutters. All are welcome to attend February 25 at 5 p.m., and February 26 at 10 a.m., for free performances of this group that plays regularly at Disneyland. Beginning with the rich musical heritage of Old New Orleans, the band also pays tribute to the great Big Bands of the 1930's and 1940's.

For more information call 760.346.2697 or visit http://www.stmargarets.org/.

 

Coming February 26, 2006...

SAN FRANCISCO: Organ in Sanity and Madness -- Grace Cathedral, located at Nob Hill, 1100 California Street at Taylor, San Francisco, will present "Organ In Sanity and Madness, a celebration - partly irreverent - of this King of Instruments," February 26 at 4 p.m., preceded by a Choral Evensong at 3 p.m. The great Aeolian-Skinner organ at Grace Cathedral is one of the world's finest and most famous instruments of its kind. Its 7,347 pipes comprise a massive orchestral sound that perfectly complements the gothic-style cathedral's natural acoustics among soaring arches and stained glass. This concert is one of the Cathedral's series of free organ concerts held most Sundays September through June. Admission is free.

For information visit http://www.gracecathedral.org/, email conncerts@gracecathedral.org, or call 415-749-6350.

 

WILMINGTON, Delaware: Carnival Sunday at Saints Andrew and Matthew -- The annual Carnival Sunday celebration at Saints Andrew and Matthew will be held February 26 at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Canon Lloyd S. Casson will be the celebrant and preacher. Music will be provided by David Christopher, Ss. Andrew and Matthew's organist and director of music along with their adult choir and choral scholars. This festive Eucharist is part of their pre-Lenten celebration and marks the parish's commitment to multi-cultural worship that embraces the traditions of the Caribbean and Latin America. This year's celebration will be televised live on WHYY-TV. All are invited to wear costumes.

For more information, contact the church office at 302-656-6628 or visit http://www.ssam.org/.

 

Coming March 3, 2006...

CHERRY HILL, New Jersey: The Diocese of New Jersey to meet in convention -- The Diocese of New Jersey will meet in convention March 3 - 4 at the Hilton Conference Hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

For more information visit: http://newjersey.anglican.org/DiocesanConvention/index.html.

 

Coming March 4, 2006...

GRANTHAM, Pennsylvania: Youth Workers Conference -- Messiah College is offering a one-day Youth Workers Conference March 4, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The conference is designed for both youth professionals and lay workers. Register before February 24, and the cost is $37 per person and $30 per person for groups of three or more.

For more information email mblackfo@messiah.edu, call 717-796-5252 or visit http://www.messiah.edu/offices/alumni/events/youth_workers_conference/.

 

FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: Francis H. Wade to speak at St. Thomas' -- The Rev. Dr. Francis H. Wade will speak at St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh, on March 4 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in MacColl Auditorium. His topic is titled "The Art of Being Together: Considering what it takes to make a life-long union." All are welcome. Wade, former rector of St. Alban's Church in Washington, D.C. and a renowned preacher, teacher and pastoral counselor, will offer three talks for couples looking to nurture their marriage commitment in the hopes of having a marriage that lasts a lifetime. Admission is $20.

Please register by calling the parish office at 215.233.3970 or email info@stthomaswhitemarsh.org.

 

KANSAS CITY, Missouri: Workshop on parish communication -- Communication professionals from the Dioceses of Kansas and Southwest Florida will travel to Kansas City, Missouri, on March 4 to offer a workshop on parish communications for people in the Diocese of West Missouri. The workshop entitled "From Word to Web: Communications in today's church," will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Melodie Woerman, director of communications for the Diocese of Kansas, is organizing the conference that also will include Jim DeLa, director of communications for the Diocese of Southwest Florida, and members of Kansas' Communications Committee. This workshop grew out of the day-long event Woerman organized for the Diocese of Kansas last summer.

For more information call Woerman at 785-235-9255 or 800-473-3563, or visit http://www.diowestmo.org/documents/Brochure011606.pdf.

 

Coming March 6, 2006...

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: Executive Council meeting -- The next meeting of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church is March 6-9 at the Radisson Plaza – Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This is the Council's final meeting prior to General Convention June 13-21 in Columbus, Ohio.

 


Coming March 10, 2006...

WASHINGTON: Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice -- The fourth annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice will be held March 10-13 in Washington, D.C. The conference theme, "Challenging Disparity: The Promise of God, the Power of Solidarity," focuses attention on economic disparity and suffering at home and abroad. Participants will gather to unify efforts for a more just world by examining urgent global issues and U.S. policy regarding the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, global economic justice, global security, eco-justice and U.S. domestic issues. Speakers will include the Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, chair of the Justice and Advocacy Commission of the National Council of Churches; the Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, senior pastor of Believers Christian Fellowship; and E.J. Dionne, Jr. Washington Post columnist and senior fellow at the Brookings Institute.

For more information or to attend visit http://www.advocacydays.org/, call 202-543-1517 or email info@advocacydays.org.

 

Coming March 19, 2006...

SAN FRANCISCO: Rodney Gehrke to perform in organ recital -- Rodney Gehrke, director of music and liturgy at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, San Francisco, and professor of Organ at San Francisco Conservatory of Music will play Bach, Mendelssohn, and Alain among others on the great Aeolian-Skinner organ at Grace Cathedral, March 19 at 4 p.m., preceded by a Choral Evensong at 3 p.m. The Aeolian-Skinner organ is one of the world's finest and most famous instruments of its kind. Its 7,347 pipes comprise a massive orchestral sound that perfectly complements the gothic-style cathedral's natural acoustics among soaring arches and stained glass. This concert is part of the Cathedral's series of free organ concerts held most Sundays September through June. Admission is free.

For information visit http://www.gracecathedral.org/, email conncerts@gracecathedral.org, or call 415-749-6350.

 

Coming April 2, 2006...

EVANSTON, Illinois: Prospective Student Days at Seabury-Western -- The faculty, staff, and students of Seabury -Western Theological Seminary invite prospective students to join them for Prospective Student Days, April 2 and 3. This program allows those considering seminaries to explore the curriculum, meet the faculty, and experience worship and student life at Seabury.

Registration deadline is February 28. Call Liz at 800-275-8235, ext. 28, or visit http://www.seabury.edu/mt/archives/2004/12/prospective_stu.html.