Friday, September 25, 2020

News from the Diocese

 

“Jesus commanded love of neighbor. Voting in a democracy is how we love our neighbor. It is also how we submit to and participate in the government God has given us. To refrain from voting is to opt out of a critical social responsibility whereby we shape our life together in justice, peace and Godliness. Voting is sacred because people died for it.” The Rev. Jarrett Kerbel
Join us this Sunday from The Washington Memorial Chapel as Bishop Gutiérrez leads the service on YouTube, Facebook and our One Love platform. All at 9 a.m.
The diocese has organized opportunities for people to obtain free flu shots at churches across the diocese - and we are adding more locations. Flu clinics start on 10/7.
Your talents are needed. Volunteer to serve on a diocesan committee: The Board of Trustees, Commission on Wellness Nominations Committee, The Church Foundation, The Christmas Fund, The Disciplinary Board, Alternate Delegate to General Convention, and Church Attorney. Details for each position and form linked from our Convention page.
Deacon Rena Graves turns 100! On 9/29 at 5 p.m. the celebration is coming to her in the form of a parade outside her house. St. Martin-in-the-Fields is closing the street in her Germantown neighborhood, bringing in high school steppers and asking people to don their hats (and masks!) in her honor. To RSVP for the parade, email Rena100thBirthday@gmail.com
Ordinations continue, even virtually. Darrell Tiller and Yesenia Alejandro will be ordained to the priesthood on 10/10 and Jeremiah Mustered will be ordained to the diaconate on 10/14.
St. David's in Radnor will hold a drive-through exhibition, The ThoroughFair on 10/3. The first of a trio of events being held by the church as alternatives to the traditional fair and auction; followed by the Steals and Deals Shed Sale on 10/17; and the church's first virtual auction The UnFair! on 11/6. 100% of proceeds benefit local and international outreach partners. These events mark the 169th year of the longest running church fair in the country. Details.
Pre-convention meetings begin 9/29 and continue on 10/7, 10/15 and 11/5.
An updated Parish Resources for Resisting Racism has been added by the Anti-Racism Commission of the diocese. More.
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