News: Episcopal News Service August 26, 2015

 

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August 26, 2015


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More than 50 breaks in the levees that hold water out of New Orleans caused 80 percent of the metropolitan area to flood on Aug. 29, 2005. Photo: Jocelyn Augustino/Federal Emergency Management Agency

Out of Deep Waters: Gulf Coast, Episcopal Church remembers Katrina
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.

Video: Friends who grew up with Jonathan Daniels reflect on his life
As part of a weekend commemoration of Jonathan Daniels’ martyrdom on Aug. 20, 1965, a group of his early friends gathered at his home parish, St. James Episcopal Church, on Aug. 22 to reminisce during a public panel discussion about the seminarian and civil rights worker who was killed when he was 26 years old.

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Applications accepted for Episcopal Church Indigenous Theological Training grant

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Scott MacDougall named visiting assistant professor of theology at Church Divinity School of the Pacific

GTS appoints Emily Wachner as director of integrative programs

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News: Episcopal News Service August 24, 2015

 

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August 24, 2015


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Ruby Sales preaches in Jonathan Daniels’ home parish
Fifty years and three days after Jonathan Daniels died in Hayneville, Alabama, by stepping in front of a shotgun aimed at her, Ruby Sales, a human rights activist, said her heart was heavy as she preached in his home parish, St. James Episcopal Church.

But she also said she found joy in this year’s commemorations of Daniels’ death, along with renewed hope for the future.

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RIP: Former Jerusalem and Middle East Bishop Samir Hana Kafity
The Most Rev. Samir Hana Kafity, twelfth president-bishop and primate of Jerusalem and the Middle East, and bishop-in-residence at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Poway, died on the afternoon of Aug. 21 at home after a stroke. He was 81 years old.

Historic move towards Indigenous province in Canada
As the cool evening air settled, Sacred Circle participants congregated around a small evergreen tree ready to be planted as part of a tradition at the end of the gathering.

It was a fitting end to a momentous day, when Sacred Circle delegates planted the seeds for a historic move towards self-determination by endorsing a draft plan to establish a fifth province and structure for the Indigenous Anglican Church as part of the Anglican Church of Canada.

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Episcopal housing initiative to participate in New Orleans citywide day of service

Episcopal Church Development Office 2015 Symposium: Community Engagement and Spiritual Formation: Stories of Transformation

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Gregory Jenks appointed as the dean of St George’s College, Jerusalem

Tim Vivian receives Historical Society of the Episcopal Church Burr Prize

Palmer Trinity School names Juan Gomez development director

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RIP: Former Jerusalem and Middle East Bishop Samir Hana Kafity

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News: Episcopal News Service August 18, 2015

 

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August 18, 2015


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Participants in the 19th Annual Jonathan Daniels and Martyrs of Alabama Pilgrimage in Hayneville, Alabama, Aug. 15 pray at the location of the former Varner’s Cash Store where Daniels was killed by a shotgun-wielding special sheriff’s deputy on Aug. 20,1965. Photo: Ellen Hudson/Diocese of Alabama

Jonathan Daniels pilgrimage remembers the past, looks to future
Nearly 50 years after Jonathan Daniels was killed by a special deputy from Lowndes County, Alabama, the pilgrims who came to Hayneville Aug. 15 to remember the seminarian’s martyrdom walked through the streets led by a county sheriff’s squad car.

Some 1,500 people from across The Episcopal Church and elsewhere walked the path that Daniels, 26, Richard Morrisroe, also 26, Thelma Bailey, 19, and Ruby Sales, 17, took on Aug. 20, 1965, the day Daniels died stepping in front of a shotgun aimed at Sales. Morrisroe, who was a newly ordained Roman Catholic priest and was seriously wounded that day, returned to Hayneville for the day. The pilgrims ranged from babies in strollers to elderly in wheelchairs.

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Gary Hall, Washington National Cathedral dean, retiring at end of year
The Very Rev. Gary Hall, tenth dean of the Washington National Cathedral, announced Aug. 18 that he will retire on December 31.

Bishop James Magness, Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries, to retire in 2017
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has announced the upcoming resignation (retirement) of Bishop James “Jay” Magness, the Sixth Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries of The Episcopal Church.

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Instagram contest focuses on food security
In a photograph, Zaida Bastos, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) program manager at the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), and a group of proud, smiling farmers in Rugombo, Burundi, are holding up freshly picked eggplants. What is not readily apparent in the picture is that the farmers are HIV-positive.

With that in mind, the eggplant takes on an entirely new significance. The antiretroviral drugs used in the treatment of HIV must be taken with food; without it, the drugs can be fatal. From the farmers’ perspective, food security is not simply a matter of producing enough food to eat, but also of being able to safely take a medicine essential to their long-term health and wellness.

It was with issues such as this in mind that justGeneration.ca, the youth initiative of PWRDF, launched its first four-week photo contest focusing on food security, using Instagram, a free online photo/video-sharing social network platform. (PWRDF is the relief and development arm of the Anglican Church of Canada.)

Music camp connects Six Nations’ youth with heritage
The village of Ohsweken in Six Nations of the Grand River, Ont., recently played host to the second Music for the Spirit summer day camp, which three Anglican Church of Canada agencies co-sponsored with other faith groups and charitable organizations.

New words for the old service
Across the Anglican Church of Canada, the Book of Alternative Services and the Book of Common Prayer are the liturgical foundation for Sunday morning services. But at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church in Burlington, Ont., the traditional liturgy is getting a reboot.

Consultation centralizes liturgical life
The International Anglican Liturgical Consultation (IALC), a network of the Anglican Communion, has issued a communiqué summarizing its 2015 biennial meeting, held in Montreal, Aug. 3–8.

South India: Karimnagar diocesan youth take stand against addiction
The Diocese of Karimnagar in association with the [Church of South India] Synod Youth Department organised a Diocesan Youth Festival from 7 to 8 August 2015 at CSI Centenary Wesley Church, Karimnagar. The theme for this Diocesan Youth Festival was ‘Transformation- Youth against Addiction and Abuse.’ Around 400 young people from various congregations from the Diocese of Karimnagar were present to participate in this youth festival.

Newfoundland’s Anglican-Episcopal pipeline
The Rev. Steven Maki is part of a long tradition of cross-border religious reciprocity. He’s an American Episcopal priest serving in an Anglican parish in Newfoundland.

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Claire Nevin-Field named 21st rector of St. Peter’s Church

 

 


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News: AZ Crusillo August Newsletter (issue 53-1)

AZ Cursillo Newsletter
Issue: # 53 – 1

August 2015

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Secretariat

Cursillo 
Dear The Rev. Victor,

Serve your Lord, your God!

To the Arizona Cursillo community that early Conference discount ends on August 21. After August 21 the cost goes up to $150.00 for the Conference and $235.00 for the Conference plus ECLW. Now you can register for both days for $125.00 or for the ECLW and the full Conference for $210.00. Such a deal! Here is the link to the website –
www.nationalepiscopalcursillo.org  – and  we encourage you  to register today. Last couple of days to get the discount  ending on August 21!
Arizona Episcopal Secretariat wants to congratulate and asks for your prayers for the incoming President of the National Episcopal Cursillo Ministry – Carol Williams. As her current position as President-Elect coming to an end, she begins this new adventure as President in October. See Carol William Letter in the side bar to Arizona Cursillistas.     We would really like to see lots of people from Arizona there!

There are many reasons to sign up now, but perhaps the most important is you save money! When you sign up through August 21st the conference registration is only $125.

That’s nearly half the cost of previous conferences!

This year’s conference is housed in St. Mark’s Cathedral, saving lots on hosting fees. Also, the conference is slightly shorter; officially beginning Friday, and ending Saturday night.

This is your once-a-year chance to meet Cursillo leaders from all over the country, share what works, and develop solutions to the challenges within your diocese.

See the left-column links for more information about the 2015 Conference.

We’re offering workshops to explore new ways we can “Renew the Face of the Earth” through Christian ministry. We will also learn about new formats for sharing the Cursillo message, while celebrating and learning from traditional formats.

We also need to elect three new representatives from the West – clergy, layman (to replace Larry Remick from Seattle, who has resigned) and lay woman (to replace Carol Williams). Take a look at the ECMC Rep Manual, paying special attention to pages 7 and 8, which outline the responsibilities of district representatives/committee members. Pray for guidance, talk with the secretariat, and come to the Western district meetings at the Conference prepared to nominate (on Friday) and elect (on Saturday) the people God is calling to these positions. It certainly is a big responsibility. It is also hugely insightful and gratifying. I am always available to help and encourage you by phone, email and in person.
 
See the left-column links for more information about the 2015 Conference.

 

ARIZONA EPISCOPAL CO-ED
CURSILLO WEEKEND # 117
JULY 14 – 17, 2016
CHAPEL ROCK CONFERENCE CENTER,
PRESCOTT, AZ
The Secretariat is proud to announce that the 2016 Cursillo Weekend is to be held at the Chapel Rock Conference Center in Prescott, AZ on the weekend of July 14th through 17th, 2016. This will be a Co-Ed Weekend. We urge you to pray for the Weekend, for Team and then for Candidates to make the Weekend.
The Secretariat will be announcing a Rector or Rectora when selected.
If you are interested in working on Team please complete a Team Application and mail it in to be reviewed. Please remember just sending in an application does not guarantee a working position on team. The final decision of who is working on Team #117 is the responsibility of the Rector or Rectora.
NOTE: We are offering an early bird special for NEW candidates for sending in their application before January 31, 2016, the Application fee is waived.Spaces will fill up quickly for this weekend. Remember the deadline for applications is June 1. 2016.
The cost per person for this weekend will be $300.00 per person, for double occupancy and $375.00 for single occupancy (Linen Rooms).
Please begin to seriously and prayerfully consider if you have a Candidate to Sponsor for Arizona Cursillo # 117. Keep in mind that you are called to: “Make a Friend, Be a Friend and then Bring that Friend to Christ”. Candidate applications are available – see quick link.
Remember that we will have scholarship and fundraisers over the year to assist with cost of holding the weekend. Donations are always welcome. If you want to donate to the weekend, use the mailing address in the quick link and mark on the Memo Line as Pay It Forward – #117.
Any questions please contact Ed Hume at edhume@cableone.net
or Steve Cifone at stcfn456@aol.com.

 

4th Day Reunion Weekend Staff Needed!! 
 
We are calling for Support Staff for the weekend.  We looking forward to having a weekend reunion for all Cursillistas (new and old). It will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday: February 26-28, 2016. Along with an Saturday afternoon Ultreya for people who would not be able to come for the full weekend but would want come for a short time. All meetings will be held at All Saints on the Deserts, Sun City. Lodging will be at local hotel and transportation to and from the church and the hotel will be provided. Final details on weekend cost will be provided in the next newsletter and Attendees Registration paperwork will be in the next newsletter. 
 
This would be open to ALL Cursillista, maybe you have not worked a weekend in awhile and just need to be around like-minded people.  
What we are looking to do is: some worshiping, singing, teaching and having speakers. What will be included is fun, praising, laughing and community building and getting together with old and new friends.
 

 

We are looking to build an event staff which will include: spiritual, music and support/cooks teams for the weekend.

 

See the team application in the quick link tab on the left for submitting a team application to support and having loads of fun on the weekend.  
 
Any questions please contact:  Steve Cifone at stcfn456@aol.com.

 

 

St. Stephen’s Phoenix
Scholarship Fundraiser and Bingo
Saturday – October 3, 2015
The Cursillo Ministry will be holding a Fundraising Dinner and Bingo on Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 5:30-8:30 PM, in Parish  Hall.
 
St Stephen’s Episcopal Church
2310 N 56th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
 
This will be a Oktober Fest dinner and Bingo with all funds going to AZ Cursillo Scholarship fund.
 
Come and celebrate in style — don’t miss out on a great night of dinner, fun, and fellowship.
 
Anyone interested in donating to the Bingo Prizes  items such as theme baskets of movie, pasta, barbecue, etc., and restaurant gift cards, may contact Schelly Cifone at (480) 227-9686 or schellyjune1@aol.com.
 
Tickets are $10.00 per persona   2 for $15 in advance or $15.00 each at the door, included with dinner price is 1 Card for Bingo. Additional cards are 3 for $10.00.
 
The deadline for reservation is September 19, 2015.
 
If interested, in cooking, working, setting up and/or cleaning up:  please contact Schelly Cifone at (480) 227-9686 or schellyjune1@aol.com.
 
See you there!
 

 

Episcopal Diocese of Arizona Convention
Friday October 16 & Saturday October 17 2015
Sheraton Crescent Hotel, Phoenix, AZ

 

Arizona Episcopal Cursillo will be sponsoring an information table at the Diocese Convention and needs your support. Convention hours on Friday, October 16, 2015 are 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM and on Saturday October 17, 2015 are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We need your help in setting up and taking the table each day as well as staffing the table during all Convention hours. We are looking for Cursillistas who can commit to at least a two hour slot to help staff the table. Please email Steve Cifone at  stcfn456@aol.com and let us know what time you would be available. We will be showing a computer slide show of our Spring Weekend, providing Cursillo information as well as greeting fellow Cursillistas known and unknown. The Convention is always an excellent opportunity to meet and gain information from Cursillistas new to our Diocese as well as those who have not been very active and make them feel welcome.

 

 
A second way for you to support our Arizona Episcopal Cursillo Convention table is by making a donation to help defray the cost of the table. The cost to our Cursillo Community for the table is $120.00. If you wish to help support this effort, please make your check payable to Arizona Episcopal Cursillo. Your support will be deeply appreciated!
 
One last note, If you are a Delegate to Convention, Clergy or Lay, please consider wearing your Cursillo Cross during Convention. Through the wearing of your Cursillo Cross you may have an opportunity to meet Cursillistas new to our Diocese or who have not been active as well as be given an opportunity to share your story and journey not only as a Cursillista but as a Christian as well.

Remember: Make a Friend. Be a Friend. Bring that Friend to Christ.

 

 

 

 

Updating Cursillo Database
De Colores!    We are currently trying to update our Cursillo database. There is some information that was lost from being transferred to the new database.
 
Thank you to those who sent in there updates, if you have not take the time to update your information, please complete and send in.
Please provide the following information:
Name:
Current Address:
City, State and Zip Code:
Current Contact phone number (home or cell):
Current Email address:
When did you make your Cursillo, Number, Date and Location?
What current church are you attending?
Who is the Cursillo Parish Representative at your church?
Are you currently receiving the AZ Cursillo Newsletter?
Please reply by email by copying the above information and complete for our new database and return via email to stcfn456@aol.com.
If you know someone who is a Cursillistas but does not receive email or have a computer. Please ask them if it is ok to provide their information to you to be submitted on their behalf.
Our apologies if you are receiving multiple emails based on newsletter and/or personal email addresses.
Thank you for your time and support in this matter.
Ultreya,
Steve Cifone
Arizona Episcopal Cursillo
Communications Chairperson

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events:
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We are looking for what is happening in your Cursillo Community. Let us know and how can we support you! If you are hosting an Ultreya at your church or something that needs to be announce. You can contact Dan Basche at dsbasche@juno.com or Steve Cifone at stcfn456@aol.com.

 

So here are some upcoming community events. Ultreyas can be held anywhere in the state, Northern, Central and Southern regions. Just a reminder that Ultreya are open to anyone!
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St Luke Episcopal Church Prescott invites you to the Ultreya on Saturday, September 19, 2015, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm in the Parish Hall.
St. Luke’s is located at Highway 89 and Ruger Roads, Prescott, AZ 86301.

 

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Cursillo Fundraiser and BINGO –  October 3, 2015 to be held at St. Stephen’s in Phoenix. See above for more information.  Contact Schelly Cifone at 480-227-9686 or schellyjune1@aol.com.
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Diocese of Arizona Convention  – Phoenix,    October

 

Steve Cifone know at stcfn456@aol.com

 

 


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National Cursillo Convention  – Seattle, WA    October 16-17, 2015   See above and on the left side for additonal information.

 

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St. Mark’s Mesa Cursillistas invite you to their next Ultreya scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2015, at 2-4 P.M.
Refreshments will be served.
Location: 322 North Horne Street, Mesa, AZ 85203.
Contact Monica Larsen at 480-621-8158 or e-mail mlarsen498@aol.com
If we are missing your scheduled Ultreya, please let us know Dan Basche at dsbasche@juno.com or Steve Cifone at stcfn456@aol.com.
As a reminder that if you know that someone is not receiving a newsletter please print and pass onto them, thank you!
Sincerely,
Secretariat
AZ Cursillo

 

 

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