NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 29, 2014
|Ministry and Gifts Fair November 15|
|Please Register by November 5 to Ensure Your Workshop!|
As the people of God, we are often seeking for support and guidance; this year's Ministry and Gifts Fair is a great way to figure out how we are called to support one another in stressful circumstances, as well as lift up and tend to the gifts that God has given us. Please take a moment to fill out the online registration form or download the pdf version and mail it to Mission House (PO Box 610 Lexington KY 40588-0610). If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Villemuer-Drenth (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Elise Johnstone (email@example.com). We look forward to seeing you there!
Click here to register online!
Click here to download the registration form!
|Churches' awards for Civil Dialogue come in the midst of electoral discord|
hurches' awards for Civil Dialogue come in the midst of electoral discord
In the midst of the current electoral discord, some Christians and other people of faith are asking "Is the divisiveness in the US affecting the churches more than the churches are affecting the divisiveness?" We want to show the culture the better way referred to in scripture, "instead, speak the truth in love" (Eph. 4:15). To encourage such efforts, the Kentucky Council of Churches gave three awards this year for good work in the area of Civil Dialogue.
The awards were presented to Dialogue between Catholics and Disciples, Episcopalians in Dialogue about Coal, and Centre College's Civility Pledge.
|Addiction and Grace: A Service of Healing|
The Addiction & Grace Service in Harlan has been postponed until spring.
|No, you're not crazy; yes, life is hard|
|Sunday, November 9th |
from 4:00 - 5:30 pm.
Join Mary Baylor as she leads a discussion on the very real issues of stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues facing young people. From school, expectations, relationships, and other issues, learn what is normal, how to manage stress, and when and how to ask for help. Mary is the retired parish nurse from the Washington National Cathedral with many years of experience working with youth and adults on mental health and wellness issues.
OPEN TO ALL YOUTH AND COLLEGE-AGED YOUNG ADULTS.
Event will occur at the Mission House of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington located at 203 East Fourth St at MLK in Lexington.
Sponsored by St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church, Lexington
|Congregational Development Opportunity: Bishop Offering Three $3000 Scholarships|
|Dear Colleagues in Christ, Leaders of the Diocese,
I have just learned about the following opportunity for Congregational development (growth, health, and stewardship) sponsored by the Diocese of West Tennessee and offered in Memphis. After speaking with other bishops I believe this is a very good opportunity.
I am offering up to three $3000 grants for parish leaders to attend this event. To be eligible a parish must send one clergy and two lay leaders, at least one of whom is a vestry member. Alternately, with clergy blessing, a team of two vestry members and another lay leader may apply.
Contact my office to apply.
| The Budget Committee has worked hard to present a balanced budget to Executive Council by October 25. Following this presentation, the proposed balanced budget will be presented to the Diocese through a series of open meetings. The Budget Committee invites everyone - especially you who will be Convention Deputies - to one of the following presentations.|
Tuesday, November 4, 10am, God's Pantry, Lexington (Clergy Only)
Wednesday, November 5, 7pm, St. John's Corbin
Thursday, November 6, 7pm, St. Paul's Newport
Wednesday, November 12, 7pm, Ascension, Mt. Sterling
Budget Committee Members - Mr. Dave Sevigny (Chair), The Rev. Brent Owens, Mr. Steve Oberman, The Rev. Keila Thomas, Ms. Ann Davis McClain, The Rev. Bryant Kibler (Staff Resource), Ms. Angie Smith (Staff Resource), The Rt. Rev. Douglas Hahn (ex. Officio)
All Saints' Choral Evensong
Trinity Episcopal Church, 16 Fourth St., Covington, KY 41011, November 2
Election Day Communion
Church of the Good Shepherd, 533 East Main Street, Lexington, November 4
All Souls' Day Requiem Eucharist
St. Michael, 2025 Bellefonte, November 5
World War I Memorial Service
Church of the Good Shepherd, 533 East Main Street, Lexington, November 11
|Growing Older, Growing Bolder
214 North Broadway, Lexington KY, November 14
Cathedral Domain, 800 Highway 1746, Irvine, KY 40336, November 14-November 16
St. Nicholas Festival (More details to come)
Christ Church Cathedral, December 6
A New Year in the Spirit
The Cathedral Domain, 800 HWY 1746, Irvine, KY 40336, December 27-December 30
St. Mary's Church, Middlesboro
The Rev. Peter Alan Helman, Minister-in-Charge
The Episcopal Church Women, Katherine Harper, President
The Episcopal Men of the Diocese, Randy Railey, President