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September 30, 2004

You could say the Rev. David Cole makes cold calls for Christ. “I’m like a door-to-door salesman,” he says. He makes his pitch and, if the individual isn’t interested, he continues on. “I’m a big fan of free will. I don’t think that I...

September 30, 2004

After graduating high school, Michael Haslett spent a month in Southeast India as part of a companion relationship between his New Jersey parish and a rural Indian pastorate. “The trip just completely changed me,” he says. And from the...

September 30, 2004

When the Rev. Prince Singh’s first posting after ordination was to a remote, rural village in southern India, he never dreamed it would lead to an international friendship with two parishes in New Jersey. A native of India, Singh began...

August 31, 2004

Years ago, Jo Tyers sewed clothing to sell in a shop she owned in Cape Town, South Africa. Now an Anglican priest, she's sewing again, this time clerical vestments whose sale benefits a diocesan AIDS ministry. "I've always been creative...

May 31, 2004

SIX YEARS AGO, the Rev. Ellen Francis Poisson, OSH, joined the Episcopal-Muslim Relations Committee in the Diocese of New York. Part of the diocesan Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission, it was a small committee with no budget, she...

April 30, 2004

A CHURCH IN Baltimore is hoping Mother Nature will help grow funds for the national cathedral. Church of the Redeemer Episcopal Church plans to hold a flower festival Oct. 14-17 to raise money for the National Cathedral Association...

April 30, 2004

THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL Cathedral Flower Guild Flower Seminar is held for five days each January. Thirty-six students watch demonstrations, explore the cathedral and tour the nation’s capitol by moonlight. The week’s highlight comes on the...

April 30, 2004

TO THE WOMEN and men who arrange flowers for church altars each week, it’s not just a task. It’s a gift, of their creative talents and of the beauty of God’s world. “I think it is our gift, isn’t it, but at the same time it’s total...

March 31, 2004

HIS NAME WAS McVickar. He sat near the front of the church on the Epistle side and, for a number of months, regular as Christmas, rose from his seat each Sunday during the sermon to visit the lavatory. He'd pause in the middle of the...

March 31, 2004

FOUR YEARS AGO, the Rev. James Purdy told Rabbi Joseph Rosenbloom, "If you ever retire, I want you on my staff." He wasn't kidding. When Rosenbloom retired last year after 42 years at Temple Emanuel Congregation in Creve Coeur, Mo.,...

February 29, 2004

WHEN A COUPLE in their mid-30s approached the Rev. Karen Ward after a service at Church of the Apostles and said they were seekers, Ward immediately wrote them a list of three other area churches to investigate. "They were shocked," she...

November 30, 2003

Imagine, says Frank Runyeon, that you're in a house church 2,000 years ago in Antioch, waiting to hear the "tax-collector disciple" address your community for the first time. Striding up and down the candle-lit nave, Runyeon introduces...

August 7, 2003

While liturgies blessing same-sex unions are celebrated in some parts of the Episcopal Church, the church is not ready to authorize creating common liturgies for such services, General Convention has decided. In a vote by orders, with...

August 7, 2003

Episcopal Migration Ministries takes seriously the message "The Episcopal Church Welcomes You." At a program co-hosted by the Center for Victims of Torture, EMM highlighted the work of parishes in resettling refugees. The program featured...

August 6, 2003

The new Anglican Observer to the United Nations arrived in New York from her home in Samoa days before terrorists leveled the twin towers of the World Trade Center. In the tense days that followed, the contingent from her province –...

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