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June 20, 2006

The House of Bishops and the House of Deputies will meet in joint session after the 9 a.m. Eucharist on June 21 to consider a resolution responding to the Windsor Report. Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold called the joint session after the...

June 19, 2006

The House of Deputies approved an expression of regret June 19 for "straining the bonds of affection" within the Anglican Communion for the actions of General Convention 2003. The house also ran past its scheduled adjournment time in...

June 18, 2006

The Legislative Committee on Canons will recommend that the proposed revisions to the Title IV disciplinary canon be referred to a task force to "complete and perfect this vital work" for consideration at the 2009 General Convention. The...

June 17, 2006

The Rev. Brian Prior of the Diocese of Spokane was elected vice president of the House of Deputies on the third ballot June 17. Prior is a member of Executive Council, where he serves on the Executive Committee and National Concerns...

June 13, 2006

Bonnie Anderson, vice president of the House of Deputies and a lay deputy from the Diocese of Michigan, was elected unanimously as the next president of the House of Deputies June 14. In the first order of business Wednesday morning,...

June 13, 2006

The Legislative Committee on Canons heard mostly negative public comment June 13 on a resolution that would rewrite Title IV, the disciplinary canons of the church. Eleven of the 13 people testifying spoke against resolution A153, which...

May 18, 2006

Six dioceses will ask the 75th General Convention, meeting June 13-21 in Columbus, Ohio, for consent to the election of new bishops. A diocese must solicit consent to the ordination of its bishop-elect from the wider church and that...

February 28, 2006

Forging a partnership among three denominations, a youth conference on a grand scale was created over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend as “Faith in 3-D” brought 2,200 teens to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. The message they...

April 30, 2005

Lamb of God Church in Fort Myers, Fla., recently became the first federated Lutheran-Episcopal congregation in Florida and the second in the nation, with joint membership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the...

March 15, 2005

Six months after four major hurricanes ripped through the state, churches and relief agencies in Southwest Florida continue to provide aid to thousands of people in need. But instead of bottles of water and bags of clothing, the most...

October 18, 2004

Bishop John Lipscomb of Southwest Florida announced at Diocesan Convention Oct. 9 he plans to retire by May 2009 and called for the election of his successor by January 2006. Convention delegates also extended for another year the...

September 9, 2004

Worst in weather brings out the best in Florida's Episcopalians A plea from Bishop Leo Frade of Southeast Florida to diocesan bishops A message from Bishop Samuel Johnson Howard of Florida Hurricane Frances...

August 13, 2004

As Hurricane Charley continued to churn north toward Southwest Florida, churches along the coast were busy preparing to bug out. The projected track of the hurricane is expected to affect the entire length of the diocese, which stretches...

July 2, 2004

It seems something positive is coming out of all the recent controversies in the Church: people are finally interested in running for office at a diocesan convention. Conservatives and progressives who have been organizing support groups...

March 9, 2004

Saying the Episcopal Church has "denied Jesus the Christ" for elevating a noncelibate gay priest as the bishop of New Hampshire, the rector of the Church of the Nativity in Sarasota is resigning to form a new congregation under the...

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