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[Episcopal News Service]   
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Parish to host Multicultural Festival of Sacred Song
  • FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: Celtic service set for St. Thomas’Church
  • HAYNEVILLE, Alabama: Annual Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage set for Hayneville
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.: Cathedral State Day will honor Alaska
  • HENDERSONVILLE, North Carolina: Solo Flight Conference set for September 1-4
  • BENNINGTON, Vermont: St. Peter’s to host interfaith conference 

    Coming August 5, 2006… 
    SAN FRANCISCO: Multicultural Festival of Sacred Song -- The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation will present a "Multicultural Festival of Sacred Song" at 3 p.m. on August 5.

    Incarnation’s Schola Cantorum will present a free program of sacred Christian music from around the world. A reception will follow.

    The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation is located at 1750 29th Avenue.

    Information: 415.564.2324, or

    Coming August 6, 2006… 
    FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: Celtic Service set for St. Thomas’ Church -- St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh, will hold a Celtic Service at 10 a.m. on August 6. All are invited to experience the splendor of candlelight, the richness of the Word and the musical beauty of Celtic worship. Celtic Services are held the first Sunday of the month. 

     St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh, is located at Bethlehem Pike and Camp Hill Road.
    Information: 215.233.3970, or

    Coming August 11, 2006… 
    HAYNEVILLE, Alabama: Annual Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage set for Hayneville – The memory of seminarian Jonathan Myrick Daniels will be remembered at the Annual Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage in Hayneville, Alabama, August 11-12.

    Daniels was the a 26-year-old Episcopal seminarian who answered the call of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to help register African-American voters in Alabama, only to be shot and killed months later, on August 20, 1965, while shielding 16-year-old Ruby Sales from the shotgun fired by a sheriff's deputy.

    Daniels was declared "a martyr and witness to the Gospel" and in 1994 his name was added to the Episcopal Church calendar of saints and martyrs, to be remembered on August 14 each year.

    Attendees of the event will participate in a dinner August 11, 6 p.m., in the Lowndes County Courthouse followed by Taizé-style worship at 7 p.m. The pilgrimage on August 12 will begin in the Courthouse Square at 11 a.m. U.S. Representative John Lewis of Georgia, a pioneer for civil rights, will speak at the service of Holy Eucharist.

    Further information may be obtained from the Rev. Bill King (phone, 205.715.2060 ext. 317, or email

    Coming August 20, 2006… 
    WASHINGTON, D.C.: Cathedral State Day honors Alaska -- The state of Alaska will be honored August 20 at the 11 a.m. service at Washington National Cathedral. As part of its national ministry, Washington National Cathedral has for many years individually honored each state in the union according to a rota of observances.

    During worship services, the government and people of that state are prayed for. Invited guests include: the Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald, bishop of Alaska, will be the guest celebrant; elected officials will be present; and Alaskans will serve as bearers of the communion elements, and gifts to the poor.

     All Alaskans and friends are cordially invited to attend any and all of the following:
    11 a.m.  -- Alaska Major State Day Worship Service
    12:30 p.m.  -- Alaska Day Cathedral Coffee Hour Fellowship
    12:45 p.m.  -- Short 35 minute tour of the Cathedral featuring the ways Alaska is represented in the Cathedral’s stone.

     Information: 800.622.6304. 

    Coming September 1, 2006… 
    HENDERSONVILLE, North Carolina: Solo Flight Conference set for September 1-4 -- The 16th Annual Solo Flight Conference for Episcopal Single Adults will be held September 1-4 at Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina. 

    This year’s theme is "Solo Flight and the Spirituality of Homing." The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Thomas Breidenthal, dean of religious studies and dean of the Chapel at Princeton University. He is the author of "Christian Households: The Sanctification of Nearness."

    Registration is open through August for Kanuga’s intergenerational conference for adults who are single. Send an email to:;; or

    Visit for more information on Solo Flight. 

    Coming September 13, 2006… 
    BENNINGTON, Vermont: Interfaith conference set on religion, disability -- "That All May Worship: From Barriers to Bridges, An Interfaith Conference on Religion and Disability" will be held September 13, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 200 Pleasant Street. 

     This event is sponsored by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, the National Organization on Disability, the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont Accessibility Committee, and the Bennington Interfaith Council.

     For more information, call (802.442.2911,) email org or visit