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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
THE GRAPEVINE
ADVENT CALENDAR FROM 
EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT
 

  
NETS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN UPDATE 

  
 VIEW DIOCESAN CONVENTION CHART RATINGS 

  
ANNUAL YOUTH BALL
Saturday, December 15
All Souls Church
Miami Beach

The deadline has passed to RSVP for the Youth Ball this Saturday. No additional RSVPs will be accepted at this time.  


ADVENT MORNING PRAYER
Monday, December 17
Anglin's Beach Cafe
2 Commercial Blvd.
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

Join a group of fun loving ladies during the season of Advent. Meet at 8:15 a.m. after drop off at the beach near Commercial Blvd. Pier for prayer, worship, and fellowship - followed by coffee at the cafe. 

For more information contact Mother Mary Ellen or Kathy Rodgers.  

YOUNG ADULTS BI-ANNUAL MEETING
Saturday, December 15, 2012
2 - 5 p.m.
All Souls, Miami Beach
4025 Pine Tree Drive

For young adults 18 - 30 somethings

Food will be served, voting will be conducted, and discussion about the exciting opportunities for collaborating, community building, and program development in parishes, deaneries, and diocese-wide ahead for 2013. 

Join in! Your voice must be heard! RSVP to Daniel Ledo or Teresa B. Pasquale 

 
ORDINATION OF JABRIEL BALLENTINE
Click here for more details




Friday, December 21
7 p.m.
St. Thomas Church
5690 North Kendall Drive
Coral Gables

Your prayers and presence are requested.

Clergy: White Stoles
 

 

 
BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Friday, December 21
7 p.m.
St. Margaret's and San Francisco de Asis
Miami Lakes

For those who are grieving-or anticipating--the loss of a loved one, suffering from serious illness or addiction, or dealing with any family crisis, a joyous Christmas celebration may be only a painful reminder of their feelings of sadness and isolation. The Blue Christmas service will feature quiet hymns for Advent and Christmas and the lighting of candles with prayers for the losses and anxieties that worshipers are bearing. There will also be a Eucharist, with intention for healing and comfort for all present and their families. Priest-in-charge, Fr. Tim Rogers says that the Blue Christmas Service is a "gift to the community," intended to reassure those who are grieving that the birth of Jesus means God is present with us in all of our human pain and shares our suffering.

 

For more information, call the church office at 305-558-3961 or click here.

 


Sunday, December 16
10 a.m.
Hosted by St. James the Fisherman
Behind the Caribbean Club
MM104 Bayside
Key Largo

 

For many people, the Christmas holidays are a painful time, either because they are grieving a loss, or are living alone, or come from a difficult family background. The usual holiday expectations - good cheer, merry-making, family gatherings, gift exchanges - can be a source of sadness or disappointment. Blue Christmas on the Beach is an opportunity to welcome hurting people and celebrate the core religious meaning of the holy day without the overlay of social expectations that just doesn't fit for some.

 

According to Fr. Charles Cannon, Episcopal priest and Rector of St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church, Islamorada, many people don't fit the perfect "template" of the holidays and are left out of the Christmas festivities by default.  St. James wants to give those persons permission to come to Blue Christmas on the Beach with all that they are and all that they're feeling, knowing that they are welcomed and accepted. 

 

Fr. Cannon has been ministering to persons in the Upper Florida Keys since June 2011 through regular, non-threatening "Church on the Beach" services.  Fr. Cannon's counseling background affords him a unique understanding that people living with depression, struggling with loss, or just feeling left out, should have a place to go to celebrate and observe the birth of Christ.

FOR SALE! 

Any parish interested in this nice filing cabinet please contact Pastor Willie Allen Faiella



 
ANGLICAN CYCLE OF PRAYER 

 

 

 

December 16 - Advent 3
Kisangani - (Congo)
St. Mark, Port Howe
St. Mary, Old Bright
St. Paul, Rocker
St. Peter, Knowles
St. Augustine, San Salvador
St. James-in-the-Hills, Hollywood
St. Luke's, Port Salerno        
  
December 23 - Advent 4
Koforidua (Ghana) - West Africa 
St. Agnes, Nassau
St. Benedict, Plantation
St. Matthew, Miami    
  
December 30 - Christmas 2
Kuching (South East Asia) 
St. Stephens, Eight-Mile-Rock, Grand Bahama
Christ Church, Coconut Grove
St. Christopher's, Ft. Lauderdale
St. Philip's, Pompano Beach    
 
January 6 - The Epiphany
Kwoi (Abuja, Nigeria)
Commission on Liturgy and Music
Cursillo Secretariat
 
                       
  DECEMBER 11-17, 2012
 CLERGY PRAYER LIST 
Please contact communications if a clergy member needs to be added to the list, or if you know of an update. 
  

 

 

11     Bryan  A. Hobbs                  Priesthood

 

12     Stephen J. Eichler                Birthday

        Michael McManus                 Priesthood

 

13     Kasuko (Kay) Meyer             Birthday

        Stephanie Hamlin                 Birthday

        

15     Caroll Mallin                        Diaconate

        Mark Sims                           Priesthood

        Leonel Ortez                        Birthday

        

16     William E. Hamilton              Birthday & Priesthood

        Robert S. Taylor                   Priesthood

        Seaver Willey                      Priesthood

        Horace & Marcia Ward           Marriage

        Susan Keedy                       Priesthood

        Charles Humphries               Diaconate

 

17     Harry Douglas                     Priesthood

        Thelma Gibson                    Birthday

        Ronald Johnson                   Priesthood

        Nadine R. Griffith                Birthday

        Leonel & Wendy Ortez          Marriage

        Carol Carson-Hull                Diaconate

        Larry & Kathy Hooper          Marriage

        Hayden Crawford                Priesthood

        Kate Gibson                       Priesthood
                            PRAYER REQUESTS  



  
PARISHES IN TRANSITION/CLERGY CHANGES
 

PARISHES IN TRANSITION
Christ Church, Miami - Transition process continuing. Search Committee has completed the Parish Profile and finalizing the Clergy Profile.

St. Mark's, Palm Beach Gardens - Receiving names for school chaplain/associate priest. Interested Clergy should contact the rector, Father Jim Cook.

The Church of the Incarnation, Miami - Called the Rev. Errol Harvey as Interim Pastor.

CLERGY CHANGES
The Rev. Errol Harvey begins his ministry as Interim Pastor of the Incarnation as of November 1, 2012. 
 
COMING EVENTS
MORE DETAILS IN THE COMING
MONTHS AS THE EVENTS DRAW NEAR


January 7 - 9 AND 9 - 11, 2013
Duncan Center, Delray Beach

January 18-25, 2013

Rock The Diocese
January 26, 2013, 7 p.m.

January 31, 2013
Trinity Cathedral, Miami

February 2, 2013
St. Andrew, Boca Raton

Annual ECW Sunday
February 3, 2013, 4 p.m.
Duncan Center, Delray Beach

Absalom Jones Service
Special Guest: The Right Reverend Robert Wright
February 16, 2013, 10 a.m.
Church of the Incarnation, Miami

Retreat for School Chaplains and Teachers of Religion
February 22 - 23, 2013
Duncan Center, Delray Beach
The Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida
525 NE 15th Street
Miami, Florida 33132
About the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida

The Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida includes 76 congregations, with approximately 38,000 parishioners, from Key West north to Jensen Beach and west to Clewiston. The mission of The Dioceses of Southeast Florida is to make known to all people the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, including ALL, 
excluding none.