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Archive: June 2015

Synod Popular Report: Safeguarding the integrity of creation

Synod Popular Report: Safeguarding the integrity of creation

Guest speaker Rev. Canon Ken Gray provided context and challenge for the creation theme. — Photo by Rev. Canon Kevin George by Andrew Rampton  The earth is the Lord’s and all the earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those that live in it; for he...
Bishop’s charge to Synod: Tending to sacred groves

Bishop’s charge to Synod: Tending to sacred groves

“God gives us the gift of sacred groves and holy places where we can be still and know God.” Bishop Bob Bennett (Jason Dance, Have Heart Photography)   The Bishop’s Charge to Synod has been condensed for publication. The complete text can be read, or...

Bishop Terry Dance’s Lenten study: A study, a fire, and a mission

Every Sunday during Lent in 2015, in the hour before worship, we at St. Matthew’s in Florence found ourselves having to think hard, honestly and in new ways. Bishop Terry Dance’s Lenten Bible study challenged us at every turn. But it was his final two questions — How...