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England Women’s tour of New Zealand: The Clash of the Titans

first_img Try Hunter: England captain Sarah Hunter crashes over to score against Scotland in the 2013 Six Nations clashBy Katie FieldTHE WORLD champions of women’s rugby, New Zealand’s Black Ferns, are taking on England three times in the next eight days with the aim of avenging the two consecutive Test series defeats they have suffered in England in the last two years.It is eight years since England Women last toured New Zealand and 12 years since they won a Test there, so this is a monumental test of their mettle ahead of next year’s Women’s World Cup. Add to that the fact that this Saturday’s first Test of the series is the 1,000th women’s rugby International since the first one was contested by the Netherlands and France 31 years ago, and there’s no doubt this is a massive day for women’s rugby.The first Test of the series, played at New Zealand’s iconic Eden Park, will be televised live on Sky Sports 1 on Saturday, 13 July. Kick-off is at 6.05am and early risers are sure to be rewarded with a compelling contest.Why England Can Win1 Experience – the England team features six players with more than 50 caps to their names: prop Rochelle Clark (78 caps); fly-half and former skipper Katy McLean (59); captain and No 8 Sarah Hunter (51); lock Tamara Taylor (64); lock Joanna McGilchrist (51) and prop Sophie Hemming (57).England play far more Tests each year than New Zealand, so all their players are more battle-hardened on the international stage.2 Fittest and fastest – England coach Gary Street has worked with plenty of talented players in his six years at the helm, so when he talks superlatives, it means something. “We are the fittest, fastest set of backs I have ever had,” he says of this current squad. Full-back Emily Scarratt, wing Katherine Merchant and centre Rachael Burford are all back after playing international sevens for the bulk of this year, so they are in excellent condition.Pass master: Rachael Burford is in form 3 Wounded pride – Street used the 2013 Six Nations to blood a host of new players and England, so often the winners, finished third after losing to Ireland and France. Skipper Hunter was left disappointed, but said the team’s reaction to the set-back has stood them in good stead for the challenge they face in New Zealand.“As soon as we lost to France we knew the Six Nations was gone, which was difficult, but how the squad picked themselves up to win the final two games was brilliant. We really progressed with the way we played. We started bouncing back right then.”4 No fear – England have started to make a habit of beating New Zealand, most recently whitewashing the Black Ferns by three Tests to nil last November (16-13, 17-8 and 32-23). The Kiwis beat England in the 2010 World Cup final, but since their aura of invincibility has been well and truly busted by England and this current squad will relish the Haka, not fear it.Street says: “Although many players here have never played in New Zealand before, the vast majority of them have beaten the Black Ferns over the last two years and having that experience under their belts is going to give us confidence. Our ambition for this series is certainly to perform to our potential, and when we do that we know we can be a handful for any team in the world.”Why New Zealand can win1 Home advantage – England skipper Hunter sums it up well: “When New Zealand have come over here in the past two years to play in November they have been the ones that have had to adapt to the jet-lag and being away from home and playing in the off-season. We are now the ones in that position.” Danger woman: Victoria Grant is a threat3 Returning star – Veteran Black Fern Victoria Grant is returning to the team after a year out with injury. The 31-year-old full-back/wing was the captain for their 2011 tour of England but missed last year’s trip and so will bring back important leadership skills to the squad. “I’m really excited about this year and to be playing at home,” she says. “It’s a huge honour to wear the black fern and you just put everything on the line when you are out there playing.”Coach Evans says: “It’s great to have Victoria’s cool, and calm experience back on the field. She will be an important anchor for the team.”England are missing some of their biggest names due to injury – the likes of Maggie Alphonsi, Danielle Waterman, Hannah Gallagher, Georgina Gulliver, Amy Turner, Fiona Pocock and a trio who were all injured playing sevens last month – Alice Richardson, Heather Fisher and Joanne Watmore.4 Revenge mission – New Zealanders don’t like to lose at rugby, ever, which means this team, which has won the last four Women’s World Cups, will be itching to avenge their recent losses to England. Hunter says: “New Zealand are a massive rugby nation and they will be hurting a lot from the last two tours here.”Street adds: “They will have a point to prove and they’ll want to get a good footing before the World Cup as well. I’m sure they’ll throw the kitchen sink at us. We respect them hugely but we don’t fear anybody.”New Zealand (v England, Saturday, 13 July): Victoria Grant; Portia Woodman, Claire Richardson, Amiria Rule, Renee Wickliffe; Kelly Brazier, Kendra Cocksedge;  Ruth McKay, Fiao’o Faamausili  (capt), Melodie Bosman, Rawinia Everitt, Vita Dryden, Aroha Savage, Justine Lavea, Casey Robertson. Reps: Karina Stowers, Kathleen Wilton, Stephanie Te Ohaere – Fox, Jackie Patea, Charmaine McMenamin, Emma Jensen, Chelsea Alley, Selica Winiata.England: Emily Scarratt; Katherine Merchant, Amber Reed, Rachael Burford, Kay Wilson; Katy McLean, La Toya Mason; Rochelle Clark, Emma Croker, Sophie Hemming, Tamara Taylor, Joanne McGilchrist, Alexandra Matthews, Marlie Packer, Sarah Hunter (capt). Reps: Victoria Fleetwood, Laura Keates, Kate Newton, Emily Braund, Isabelle Noel-Smith, Natasha Hunt, Ceri Large, Michaela Staniford. LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 26: Victoria Grant of New Zealand goes past Emily Scarratt of England during the Women’s Rugby Union International match bertween England and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on November 26, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) These will be the Black Ferns’ first home Tests since 2007, so they will be going all out to give their own fans something to cheer.2 Fit and in form – Like England, New Zealand have included several players who were involved in the World Cup Sevens last month. Kelly Brazier, Renee Wickliffe, Selica Winiata and Player of the Tournament in Moscow Portia Woodman are all in the squad for the Test series, full of confidence and in form after winning the sevens title.Black Ferns coach Brian Evans says the players who have been on the losing side against England for the last two years have learned some valuable lessons from that. “There has been a lot more work gone on, a lot of players have done a lot of soul searching about the level of fitness and conditioning they now need to combat England. They are in better nick.”center_img The Series:New Zealand v England, Saturday 13 July (6.05am BST) Eden Park, Auckland – live on Sky Sports 1New Zealand v England, Tuesday 16 July (8am BST) Waikato StadiumNew Zealand v England, Saturday 20 July 20 (3.35am BST) ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Uruguay complete Rugby World Cup 2015 line-up

first_img Jumping for joy: Uruguayan players celebrate after beating Russia to earn a place at RWC 2015 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS FOOTBALL IS still number one in South America, but anyone present at Estadio Charrua in Montevideo on Saturday afternoon when Uruguay took on Russia will be aware that there is plenty of passion for rugby too.The crowd was in fine voice for a stirring national anthem and that vocal support continued throughout the 80 minutes, although it’s impossible to condone the whistling that accompanied every Russian place-kick. The noise reached a crescendo when the final whistle blew on the second leg of the play-off final and sealed Uruguay’s passage to the 2015 World Cup.Los Teros may have lost the first leg in Siberia 22-21, but they came out on top against the Russians at home to win 36-27 and earn a place in their first Rugby World Cup for 12 years, where they will play in Pool A with England, Australia, Wales and Fiji. Welcome back!With the arrival of a second South American team in rugby’s showpiece tournament alongside Argentina, it’s worth looking at the wider picture and the growing popularity of the oval-ball game on the continent. That is shown in the finer details.The man on the bus in Buenos Aires sporting an Ulster rugby shirt. The rugby pitch located on a patch of grass between the River Plate and a dual carriageway in Montevideo, and the gent walking alongside it decked out in an All Blacks jacket.More pertinently, there are the Argentine schoolchildren who, following Los Pumas’ victory over Australia in the Rugby Championship, picked up a football last week and started to pass it to each other.Crowd pleaser: children flock around the World Cup at Buenos Aires Cricket & Rugby ClubA famous win always helps to generate a buzz – so too a famous trophy. The Webb Ellis Cup has visited various clubs and schools in Argentina and Uruguay over the past few days as part of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour, receiving many an ecstatic reception. TAGS: Uruguay Children at Buenos Aires Cricket & Rugby Club swarmed around the trophy when it visited their ground on Wednesday to mark the club’s 150th anniversary. The numbers in attendance – more than 100 boys aged 12 to 14 were training – would have made many a UK club envious. The kids enjoyed the fact there were cameras capturing the action too, three doing the can-can as a lens approached when they bound together for a scrum. Another young boy was simply entranced by the trophy, staring into a golden reflection for a few minutes as if he couldn’t believe the sight in front of him.When the Webb Ellis Cup made an early-morning visit to Colegio Cardenal Newman – alma mater of Felipe Contepomi – the following day it was greeted by rapturous applause. It was a similar story at San Pedro Claver school, where children lined the walls and the balcony to get a glimpse of the trophy.Travelling the world: the Webb Ellis Cup stops off at the Montevideo sign in UruguayOver in Uruguay, a plethora of mini rugby players from various clubs took to the field at Estadio Charrua ahead of the play-off final and when the Webb Ellis Cup made an appearance on the pitch it drew quite a crowd.The passion for rugby is obvious and there is plenty of potential to tap into as well. Premiership Rugby’s award-winning HITZ programme hopes to do just that. The project in Argentina, which is supported by Land Rover and the British Council, is aiming to introduce 40,000 young people to rugby over the next three years, which can only help in generating future generations of players.Rugby is never likely to replace football in the affections of South Americans but there are more people picking up the oval ball – and with Uruguay and Argentina both now part of RWC 2015 who knows how popular the game could become. Los Teros have secured the last place at next year’s World Cup – here’s a look at how rugby is growing in South America Land Rover is a worldwide partner of Rugby World Cup 2015 and a presenting partner of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour. Follow @LandRoverRugby on Twitter for exclusive video, imagery and insights.Want to subscribe to Rugby World? Click here for the latest deals and discounts, and find out how to download the digital edition here.last_img read more

Glasgow and Scotland prop Zander Fagerson

first_imgGlasgow and Scotland prop Zander Fagerson talks embarrassing moments, future plans and guilty pleasures To never get tired, to be awake all the time, so in the night I could play Fortnite and other computer games, and during the day I wouldn’t miss a beat. Life’s too short and you sleep half your life. So if you didn’t sleep it would be fun.Do you have any superstitions?Not superstitions but I have a game routine. I’ll always write my grandfather’s initials on my tape, and a Bible verse. It’s a sort of anchor; if I’m not having the best game, it gives me a bit of strength.What’s the daftest thing you’ve bought? It probably happened today. I got a paintball grenade and was hoping for a big bang, a paint explosion that went everywhere and got loads of lads out, but it was the most pathetic bang I’ve ever seen. I spent £7 on it.Another time, me and a mate got these battery-operated cars and thought we’d race them. But they were rubbish and died within half an hour, so we chucked them in the bin. £30 I never got back.Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with? Kevin Hart – he’s hilarious and can cheer up the mood. Tom Brady, so I can pick his brain about things. Sofia Vergara from Modern Family; she’s hilarious too.Lift buddy? Actress Sofia Vergara (Getty Images)If you could be one of your team-mates, who would it be?I’d like to be Leo Sarto at Glasgow. He’s really chilled out and a great rugby player. He runs around like I’ve never seen before.What would you like to achieve outside of rugby?I’d like to be a good husband. We’re getting married in August. Yasmine’s planned everything, and her mum and dad have been really good too.I’d like to do a degree next year. Maybe something in construction as I’d like to go into that after rugby. So a good family man and a good guy.What’s your guilty pleasure?Clotted-cream scones! I have a fruit scone with a big serving of butter, then raspberry jam and lots of clotted cream. If I play well, that’s what I want! Last year we went to Cornwall and that was very dangerous. I’d have them twice a day! And we were there for five days. I came back a bit heavier for the summer tour.Do you have any hidden talents? TAGS: Glasgow Warriors Thumbs up: Zander Fagerson’s guilty pleasure is a clotted-cream scones (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Downtime with Glasgow and Scotland prop Zander Fagerson Who are the jokers with Glasgow and Scotland? Ryan Wilson likes a good laugh; he’s quite funny. He’s probably the biggest joker. He gives the big boys a hard time.What about practical jokes?John Barclay is good at getting Stuart Hogg. He gets scared pretty quickly.Do you have any nicknames?Zander. Or Z. My name is actually Alexander but everyone calls me Zander.What annoys you?People being rude; manners don’t cost anything. And cheap shots, especially when the ref doesn’t pick them up. There are a lot of things, probably too many.Do you have any phobias?I’m pretty good, I don’t spook easily. I hate horror films; ones with demons like Insidious freak me out. I’ll watch them but I don’t enjoy it – I prefer a rom-com.We have quite an old house and the floorboards are creaky. We’ve got two French bulldogs so they’ll be running around downstairs in the middle of the night. It sounds pretty creepy.What’s been your most embarrassing moment?For my last birthday we went bowling and there was a punchbag (that measured force). Being a prop, I’m not the smallest and thought we could give it a bash. I had some mates there who were back-rows and second-rows; they went first and I was the grand finale, hopefully setting a new record. I wound up for the first punch and missed. It was extremely embarrassing. I went bright red.I told everyone it was my birthday so they couldn’t tell a soul what had happened. I went to work the next day and one of the boys said, “I heard you got in a fight last night. I heard you missed him though!”Focal point: Zander Fagerson takes on Italy during the Six Nations (Getty Images)At least no one recorded it!That would have been £250 guaranteed by You’ve Been Framed!If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?  I played the violin, to grade six. I can also play the drums, recorder and trombone. I was a pretty good singer but not any more, now I’ve gone through puberty.This article originally appeared in the July 2018 issue of Rugby World magazine. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Scarlets v Cardiff Blues live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_imgScarlets v Cardiff Blues live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to Scarlets v Cardiff Blues from New Zealand, the match kicks off at 9am on Saturday morning on Sky Sport NZ 4.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 September 2020 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer Scarlets v Cardiff Blues live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, eir Sport show every Pro14 match live, including Scarlets v Cardiff Blues (kick-off 8pm, eir Sport 1), and if you sign up for eir broadband you can watch eir Sport for free via the eir TV app and online player.Find out more about the eir broadband deals here.Or you can sign up for eir TV and broadband packages, which include eir Sport, from €39.98 a month.If you have Sky TV in Ireland but not eir broadband, you can add eir Sport to your package for €19.99 a month for three months (€29.99 after that) or for €240 for the year – here are the details of the Sky-eir package.Scarlets v Cardiff Blues live stream: How to watch from the CanadaDAZN, which allows you to live stream sport or watch it on demand, is the place to go to watch Scarlets v Cardiff Blues in Canada. It will kick off at 3pm EST and noon on the West Coast.Find out more about DAZN here Recent history: Cardiff Blues beat Scarlets 29-20 two weeks ago (Inpho) Scarlets v Cardiff Blues live stream: How to watch from South AfricaSuperSport came on board as a Pro14 broadcast partner when South African franchises Cheetahs and Kings joined the competition in 2017.Scarlets v Cardiff Blues kicks off at 10pm on SuperSport’s Rugby and CSN channels.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing. Scarlets v Cardiff Blues live stream: How to watch from anywhereLess than two weeks since these Welsh regions played in Cardiff, they are meeting again in Llanelli tonight (kick-off 8pm) as their Guinness Pro14 round 14 fixture has been brought forward.Cardiff Blues triumphed 29-20 in that meeting on 9 January and should they make it back-to-back victories they will leapfrog the Scarlets into third in the Conference B table.Matthew Morgan will make his 100th appearance for the Blues while Wales hooker Ken Owens is in line to make his return from injury from the bench for the Scarlets.Scarlets: Leigh Halfpenny; Johnny McNicholl, Jonathan Davies (captain), Johnny Williams, Steff Evans; Dan Jones, Gareth Davies; Wyn Jones, Ryan Elias, Javan Sebastian, Jake Ball, Sam Lousi, Blade Thomson, Ed Kennedy, Sione Kalamafoni.Replacements: Ken Owens, Phil Price, Werner Kruger, Tevita Ratuva, Uzair Cassiem, Kieran Hardy, Angus O’Brien, Steff Hughes.Cardiff Blues: Matthew Morgan; Josh Adams, Rey Lee-Lo, Willis Halaholo, Hallam Amos; Jarrod Evans, Tomos Williams; Corey Domachowski, Liam Belcher, Dmitri Arhip, Seb Davies, Cory Hill (captain), Josh Turnbull, James Botham, Alun Lawrence.Replacements: Kristian Dacey, Rhys Carré, Dillon Lewis, Rory Thornton, Josh Navidi, Lloyd Williams, Ben Thomas, Aled Summerhill.Here’s how to find a reliable live stream for Scarlets v Cardiff Blues wherever you are.Scarlets v Cardiff Blues live stream: How to watch from the UKScarlets v Cardiff Blues, which kicks off at 8pm tonight, will be shown live on Premier Sports 1 in the UK.Premier Sports show every Guinness Pro14 match live in the UK. If you have a Sky or Virgin Media contract, you can add Premier Sports to your package from £9.99 a month.Or subscribe to Premier Player so you can stream matches online from £9.99 a month or £99 for 12 months.See Premier Sports offersThe match is also available free to air on Welsh language broadcaster S4C – and English commentary is available via the red button.In Wales, you’ll find S4C on Freeview 4, Sky 104, Virgin TV 166 and Freesat 104. Elsewhere in the UK, S4C is on Sky 134, Virgin TV 166 and Freesat 120.If you’re from the UK but are overseas when there’s a particular match you want to watch, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – Virtual Private Network. Check out Express VPN.center_img Don’t miss these two Welsh regions playing under the Friday night lights LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Can’t get to the shops? 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Estudiantes universitarios ‘guardan la fe’

first_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Por Elizabeth PaulsenPosted Dec 8, 2011 Miembros del Centro de Estudiantes Episcopales de la Universidad de Texas en Austin durante un viaje de misión en Nueva Orleáns, Luisiana. Foto de Jewelz Jacobs[Episcopal News Service] La universidad puede ser un ambiente desalentador para los estudiantes que quieren mantenerse espiritualmente conectados mientras aprenden a navegar por un mundo distante de sus hogares y sus padres.Pero con un poco de iniciativa y de indagación, pueden encontrar oportunidades de profundizar su relación con Dios, gracias a un ministerio universitario que los ayuda a adquirir las herramientas para encarar los retos que, en su condición de estudiantes, les salen al encuentro.Esa es una de las misiones del Rdo. Richard Sloan, capellán episcopal que trabaja con estudiantes de la Universidad de Columbia y de Barnard College en Nueva York.“Del mismo modo que las fraternidades y las hermandades femeninas levantan una comunidad en torno a ciertas actividades sociales, el ministerio universitario construye una comunidad de fe al lograr que algunos estudiantes se reúnan en pequeños grupos para conectarse y crear relaciones”, dijo Sloan.La Iglesia Episcopal tiene alrededor de 325 ministerios universitarios a través del país, entre ellos un grupo de aproximadamente una docena de estudiantes que se reúne semanalmente con Sloan para un oficio en la capilla el domingo por la noche y para un almuerzo y un oficio de oración los jueves.Buscar desde el principio esas oportunidades de fraternizar puede ayudar a los estudiantes a través de todos sus años universitarios, dijo Peter Thompson, estudiante del norte de Virginia que cursa el último año de una licenciatura en Columbia, quien es miembro del club y se propone ser sacerdote episcopal.“Aproveche los recursos”, dijo Thompson. “Sepa lo que se le ofrece. Uno se llena de ocupaciones, y le resulta difícil asistir, pero si cuenta con una comunidad, es más fácil”.Encontrar una comunidad de fe fue algo importante para Betsy Wade, proveniente de Seattle y estudiante de primer año de Barnard College. Aunque ella no decidió asistir a Barnard atraída por el grupo de estudiantes episcopales organizado allí, se enteró de la existencia del club por la Internet antes de llegar a Nueva York y se propuso incorporarse al mismo.“La mayoría de las escuelas tiene un capellán en el campus, y éstos constituyen grandes recursos para los estudiantes”, dijo.El Rdo. Glenn Libby ha creado un ministerio que le brinda experiencias tanto a grupos como a individuos en la Universidad del Sur de California, en Los Ángeles.Mientras cursan la licenciatura [college], a los estudiantes “se les permite explorar y laborar por [la obtención] de algo auténtico. Se trata de tener el valor para adueñarse de su fe y ser lo suficientemente audaces para declararlo”, dijo Libby, quien también supervisa todos los ministerios universitarios en la VIII Provincia de la Iglesia Episcopal.Aunque muchos ministerios universitarios se concentran en reuniones de grupos, tales como los oficios de culto, Libby ha encontrado que la “orientación espiritual individual” tiene repercusiones en muchos estudiantes de la USC y de la UCLA.La manera de funcionar de un ministerio universitario varía mucho de un campus a otro, y es importante que la Iglesia Episcopal se mantenga al tanto de los cambios culturales y de las cambiantes tecnologías, apuntó Lobby.El trabajo ecuménico es vital también en un ministerio universitario, dijo la Rda. Ginger Grab, sacerdote episcopal y miembro de la capellanía interreligiosa de Bard College en el Valle del Hudson de Nueva York, la cual promueve la exploración de varias religiones, el islam, el budismo y el judaísmo entre ellas.“Estamos proporcionando una amplia gama de exploración espiritual, que puede ser una gran parte de la experiencia universitaria”, dijo Grab.Los padres tienen que entender que está bien que su hijo les cuestione la fe, eso es parte de un proceso de aprendizaje, agregó ella. “Yo no puedo garantizarles que su hijo seguirá conectado con la fe de ellos en la universidad. Los padres deben ser tolerantes, comprensivos y solidarios mientras su hijo se dedica a explorar”, agregó.El Instituto de Investigación de Educación Superior en la UCLA llevó a cabo un estudio en 2008 para evaluar la espiritualidad de los estudiantes de licenciatura. El estudio reveló que, si bien la práctica religiosa decrece durante la licenciatura, también aumenta la creencia en lo “espiritual”.Según el informe, que está basado en datos recogidos de más de 14.500 estudiantes en 136 universidades de toda la nación, el 44 por ciento de los alumnos de primer año encuestados dijo que asistía con frecuencia a un culto religioso. Ese porcentaje descendió aproximadamente en un 25 por ciento una vez que habían llegado al tercer año de la licenciatura.No obstante, para el tercer año, más del 50 por ciento de los estudiantes dijo que “integrar la espiritualidad en mi vida” era “muy importante” o “esencial”. Eso es casi el 8 por ciento más de esos estudiante en su primer año.David Fierroz fue bautizado en la Iglesia Católica Romana, pero cuando creció no asistía a los oficios. Y cuando llegó hace unos años a la Universidad de Columbia procedente del sur de California sus relaciones con Dios no le preocupaban mucho.No fue sino hasta su último año de licenciatura cuando empezó a reconectarse espiritualmente, luego de que un amigo lo invitara a asistir al oficio episcopal de los domingos en la capilla. Sloan lo casó con Crystal Oliva, y todavía, después de que ambos se graduaran, asisten a los oficios dominicales. “Hemos hecho amigos y hemos encontrado una comunidad aquí”, dijo él.—Elizabeth Paulsen es una escritora independiente radicada en Brooklyn y miembro de la iglesia de Cristo [Christ Church] en Bay Ridge. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. 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‘Pray for peace,’ says Tanzania primate after attack

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Comments (1) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET March 26, 2013 at 8:56 am Amen. Amen. As we read in church on Palm Sunday from Luke, Jesus on the cross “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.” From genuine forgiveness can come genuine peace and reconciliation. Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [Anglican Communion News Service] Christians are calling for prayers and for peace and reconciliation in Tanzania following a horrific attack on the residence of Archbishop Valentino Mokiwa, bishop of Dar es Salaam and primate of the Anglican Church of Tanzania.On the night of March 2, a security guard at the residence of the archbishop was attacked by unknown assailants wielding machetes or “panga.” The guard is recovering and the archbishop has asked for prayers for healing from the physical and mental scars that such an unprovoked attack has caused.There is no proof who led the attack, but people purporting to be Muslim fundamentalists had threatened the archbishop and his name was included on a list of “most wanted” alongside the archbishops of the Roman Catholic Church and Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania.Dar es Salaam is Arabic for “the abode of peace” and true Islam is known as the way of peace. The relationship between Christians and Muslims across the country has historically been good. Provincial Secretary Canon Dickson Chilongani said, “For many years we have lived in peace with Muslims and so peace and reconciliation will always be at the forefront.”The archbishop said he has only love for those who seek to bring harm and is committed to praying for them and he asks for all Christians and Muslims to join the Anglican Church of Tanzania in praying for peace. Africa, Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release Les Singleton says: Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 center_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Anglican Communion Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET ‘Pray for peace,’ says Tanzania primate after attack Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI By ACNS staffPosted Mar 23, 2013 last_img read more

78th General Convention digest for July 3

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service By ENS staffPosted Jul 3, 2015 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release 78th General Convention digest for July 3 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group center_img [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Much happens each day during General Convention. In addition to Episcopal News Service’s other coverage, here are some additional news items from July 3, the ninth and final legislative day of June 25-July 3 gathering.Deputies elect Kurt Barnes as General Convention treasurerTwo days after the House of Bishops elected incumbent Kurt N. Barnes as the treasurer of General Convention and three days after the House of Deputies elected former Executive Council Member Del Glover to the post, the House of Deputies elected Kurt Barnes to serve as convention treasurer.Here is how it came about.On June 30, the House of Deputies narrowly elected former Executive Council Member Del Glover, the only other nominee running against Barnes. Glover received 414 votes and Barnes received 400. On July 1, Barnes received 102 votes and Glover received 48 in the House of Bishops.It became assumed that because of the split vote Barnes, who is also treasurer of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, would retain his post. However, early in the deputies’ morning session on July 3, Parliamentarian Bryan Krislock informed the house that it had to vote again.He explained that while most elections at General Convention take place in one house and are confirmed by the other, the treasurer election is unique in that it needs the concurrent action of both houses, according to Canon I.1.7(a).Krislock told the house that Glover had withdrawn his name from contention. The deputies then voted for Barnes, 608-81.Every regular meeting of the General Convention elects a treasurer who may also be treasurer of the Domestic & Foreign Missionary Society.Barnes became treasurer of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society in 2004 and assumed the role of treasurer of the General Convention at the same time.Barnes’ career has spanned finance and investment in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Barnes has worked as a Rand Corp. economist, a Time Inc. corporate planner, an editor of Fortune Magazine, an Inco Limited finance officer, and with Morgan Stanley Asset Management. He has assisted Amnesty International in restructuring its financial management and investment committee.Presiding Bishop-elect Curry asks for two vice presidentsBishop Mary Gray-Reeves of El Camino Real and Bishop Dean Wolfe of Kansas were both elected vice presidents of the House of Bishops during the July 3 afternoon session of the House of Bishops. Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry had requested a suspension of the rules to allow the elections of two instead of the usual one vice president. The house agreed to support the intention of the presiding bishop-elect and the two were elected. Bishop Suffragan Diane Bruce of Los Angeles was elected secretary of the house and she nominated Bishop Suffragan Allen Shin of New York as assistant secretary.A courtesy resolution for the Presiding BishopPresiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was greeted with a standing ovation, sustained applause, cheers, whistlesafter a courtesy resolution thanking her for her ministry was introduced by the 78th General Convention Committee on Courtesy and Privilege.Committee created to evaluate General Seminary, Convention relationshipThe 78th General Convention approved Resolution D075 authorizing the presiding officers to appoint a committee of no more than five members to evaluate the relationship between the General Convention and The General Theological Seminary. According to the resolution, the committee is to include one of the trustees elected at convention and is charged to determine whether this relationship is mutually beneficial at this point in the life of the church. The committee is asked to report to their findings to the 79th General Convention with recommended action, including the possibility of ending this relationship.Houses affirm support for Central Americans fleeing violence The House of Deputies voted July 3 to concur with the House of Bishops of Resolution D033, “Supporting Refugee Rights in Central America,” which calls on The Episcopal Church to “acknowledge the continued violence against and displacement of citizens in Central America’s Northern Triangle (Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador), perpetrated by armed state and non-state actors.”The world began paying attention to the crisis of epidemic violence in Central America when in the summer of 2014 Honduran, Guatemalan and El Salvadoran children began arriving at the U.S. border in unprecedented numbers.Over the last year, the level of violence in the Northern Triangle has continued to rise, its residents continue to flee to the United States, and some women and children are housed in prison-like settings in detention centers.The resolution further calls upon “the church and regional governments to affirm and support the work of civil society and international organizations as they address the needs of the displaced in their countries of origin; support the efforts of civil society groups and regional bodies, especially the work of our sister Anglican province La Iglesia de la Region Central de America (IARCA), the Diocese of Honduras, and human rights organizations, which seek to address the root causes of violence and engage in advocacy and dialogue with their governments to serve the needs of and create safe spaces for internally displaced persons and refugees.”It also calls on The Episcopal Church, in solidarity with IARCA, to push for government accountability in Central America; for the church to advocate for the U.S. government to play a positive role, to strengthen legal institutions financially; and to encourage the Central American and Mexican governments to uphold the legal rights of victims. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events General Convention, General Convention 2015 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

‘Gather Around the Table’

first_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Gatherers Around the Table work on their journal quilt projects at a recent gathering at Calvary Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Photo: Don West.[The Episcopal Church in South Carolina] It’s a June evening in Charleston, and the back door of the church is unlocked. People come in at their own pace, embracing, smiling, setting down plates of cookies on the big table in the parish hall.No one speaks of it yet, but on everyone’s mind is a June evening in Charleston almost one year earlier, when nine people were shot dead just a mile away at Emanuel AME Church, in an African-American congregation that opened its doors and invited the killer into their weekly Bible study.The horror of June 17, 2015, and the days that followed gave way to deep grief, and deep questions. How could this have happened? What could I be doing to change that? How can we find bridges across the barriers of race?Every Tuesday night, a small group from two local Episcopal churches, East Cooper and Calvary, have been meeting to see if they can find some answers. The name they have given themselves reflects the simple agenda for the group: “Gatherers Around the Table.”After the massacre at Mother Emanuel, the Episcopal Church in South Carolina accelerated its plan to offer anti-racism training for the diocese – training that is required by Episcopal Church canons, but was never offered until a rift in 2012 brought new leadership. Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg, who took office in January 2013, immediately put anti-racism training on his short-list of needs for the reorganizing diocese, and the first one was on the calendar when the Emanuel tragedy struck.Marlene O’Bryant Seabrook, left, Barbara Eckman and Deacon Judith Ewing look at journal quilt projects created by the Gatherers Around the Table. Photo: Holly BehreIn September 2015, Calvary hosted one of four “Traces of the Trade” conferences offered around the diocese. Each event encouraged people to open their minds and hearts to conversations about the legacy of slavery and racism.Judith Ewing, an Episcopal deacon who serves at East Cooper, was at the Calvary program. “I realized how ignorant I was,” she said. “I realized the importance of relationships, of just getting to know each other. I just knew we needed to gather at the table.”She quickly sought out the Rev. Michael Burton, a supply priest at Calvary, about setting up an initial gathering. The first one happened in October with six people from each congregation who committed to meeting every Tuesday for a trial run of six weeks.Like Emanuel, Calvary has deep roots in Charleston’s history, founded in 1847 for “religious instruction” of enslaved African-Americans. For years, it housed the only preschool and kindergarten for African-American children on the Charleston peninsula, and many leaders passed through its doors. The first black jurist to serve on an appellate court in the United States, Jonathan Jasper Wright, was buried in its churchyard in 1885.By comparison, the East Cooper Episcopal Church is in its infancy. Approved as a new mission congregation at Diocesan Convention in 2014, it serves the predominantly white suburbs across the Cooper River from Charleston. It was formed by Episcopalians who were left without a place to worship when churches in that area went with the breakaway group that left the Episcopal Church in 2012.With widely different backgrounds, the two groups shared one common characteristic: Curiosity, and a desire to learn about each other.Their first meeting was planned as a simple Bible study, “because that would be sweet and safe and nobody would say anything that will upset anybody,” Ewing said. “But I said, ‘Maybe we need to say things that upset people.’”Artist and educator Marlene O’Bryant-Seabrook was there, and had the same reaction. Ewing recalls her saying: “I’ve been to many Bible studies, and nobody ever mentions the elephant in the middle of the room. Why can’t we mention the elephant in the room?”Eight months later, the elephant is still loose. Trayvon Martin and Freddie Gray. The challenges of growing up in a mixed-race family. Assumptions about intelligence. Co-workers who act friendly, but never get close. The Spoleto production of “Porgy and Bess.” Ethnic foods they like and dislike. It’s all on the table when they gather.“We’ve never put aside anything, or say ‘We mustn’t talk about that.’ We talk about everything,” Deacon Ewing says.Along the way, others have joined. One member recently moved from New York after years in churches that were active in social justice issues, looking for a community in Charleston where that could keep happening. Another regular Gatherer is a social worker from another church who came with an East Cooper friend.  “I thought I knew almost everything about black culture, especially in Charleston,” she says, laughing. “But I don’t.”O’Bryant-Seabrook, a Calvary member in her 80s, has become the group’s matriarch and historian. On the recent Tuesday night in June, she gave them all an assignment: Come up with a personal statement about why they came to be “Gatherers Around the Table,” and then create a small journal-quilt to illustrate it. A few skeptical looks were exchanged around the table, but the group quickly warmed up to the task of explaining why they come to the meetings week after week.The Tuesday before the Emanuel anniversary, they were putting the final touches on their letter-sized pieces of fabric art filled with color, symbols, and words like “Curious,” “Sharing,” “Understanding,” “Love,” and “Hope.” Beside an image of Emanuel, one proclaims: “Hate Will Not Win!”As a child growing up in Charleston, O’Bryant-Seabrook says, “I could not go three blocks without passing a church. I remember asking my mother, ‘I would like to know what they’re praying for.’ With all the inequities and oppression, I wondered, were they praying for something that black churches were not praying for?”Decades later, those questions persist. “I wanted to be a part of this group because for a long, long, long, long time, I wanted to be comfortable in a group of Caucasians and blacks where we can actually, openly, honestly and safely discuss what happens, and why it happens,” she says.As the members of the group went around the room, the words “safe place” came up again and again.“When we started, we said we weren’t’ going to judge, or say “You shouldn’t be saying that,” Ewing said. “We were going to accept each one in our knowledge and our ignorance, and love each other anyway.”As the gathering wraps up, the group continues to share their ideas as they pass the plates of cookies around the table. “When you eat with somebody, it changes the whole dynamic,” one woman says. “It gives me a lot of hope.”In the words of Anne Nietert’s journal quilt: “Anger exploded into the Palmetto night, but, in the shadows, a new day is dawning as we Gather at the Table to learn, to listen, and to love.”– Holly Behre is director of communications for the Episcopal Church in South Carolina. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR By Holly Behre Posted Jun 16, 2016 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York ‘Gather Around the Table’ Contemplative group forms in the aftermath of the Charleston shootings This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis last_img read more

From Alaska to Zululand, Anglicans act ecumenically in the Season…

first_imgFrom Alaska to Zululand, Anglicans act ecumenically in the Season of Creation Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Anglican Communion, Posted Oct 19, 2017 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Ecumenical & Interreligious Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Albany, NY center_img Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans around the world have taken part in a wide variety of events to mark this year’s Season of Creation, an ecumenical focus on the environment that ran from Sept. 1 to Oct. 4. The Season of Creation was originally proposed by the Ecumenical Patriarch to run from the Orthodox Church’s World Day of Prayer for Creation and ending on the Feast of St Francis. The idea was endorsed by the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2012; it was backed by Pope Francis in 2015.Read the entire article here. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FLlast_img read more

South Dakota mission priests to cover hundreds of miles for…

first_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Rev. Lauren Stanley takes a selfie with members of the congregation at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Corn Creek, South Dakota, during the church’s Christmas festivities in 2016. Photo: Lauren Stanley[Episcopal News Service] If your parish priest looks a little ragged after surviving this long weekend’s marathon of Advent and Christmas services, mention the Rev. Lauren Stanley. On Dec. 24, she will preside at seven services in seven different churches over 14 hours, and at those services, she potentially will officiate at dozens of baptisms while putting 210 more miles on her Toyota RAV4.All in a day’s work for a mission priest in South Dakota.“This is when I earn the big bucks for being a mission priest,” Stanley told Episcopal News Service by phone this week – those “big bucks” being just one of the punchlines in her spirited account of Christmas Eve. Holidays at the Rosebud Episcopal Mission are exhausting but rewarding, she said.“This is a marathon, but I look at it as a joyful marathon. … I’m in the privileged position of being able to proclaim God’s love to people who may not get to hear it the rest of the year.”Stanley shares responsibility for the Rosebud mission with the Rev. Anne Henninger, with Stanley covering the mission’s west side and Henninger serving the congregations to the east. Henninger, whose five congregations are farther apart, will preside at three services on Christmas Eve and two on Christmas Day.Would she ever consider scheduling a marathon Christmas Eve like the one awaiting Stanley?“Absolutely not,” she said by phone, seemingly with a shudder. “Honestly, by the time you finish three services, I’m totally wiped out.” But if anyone has the personality and endurance to pull it off, she said, it’s Stanley.Congregations across the Episcopal Church have found this year particularly challenging in scheduling services, with Christmas Eve falling on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, and some are gearing up for a packed worship schedule to accommodate the surge in attendance that is typical around Christmas.Attendance is expected to surge, too, at the Rosebud Episcopal Mission’s 12 tiny congregations, located on and around the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota on the Nebraska border. But that is where the similarities end with larger congregations.On an average Sunday, Stanley and Henninger may see as few as five people in the pews of some of the churches they serve. Organists are hard to find, so the priests typically lead the hymns in the Lakota language unaccompanied by music. Only three of the congregations worship every Sunday, while the others are part of Stanley’s and Henninger’s monthly rotation.When Christmas and Easter roll around, scheduling services at South Dakota’s far-flung mission churches takes a bit of planning. The Pine Ridge Episcopal Mission in the southwest corner of the state has scheduled five services over two days. In the center of the state, Episcopalians living on or near the Cheyenne River Reservation will attend services at seven churches on Dec. 24, divided between two priests.The Rev. Kim Fonder, who serves Episcopalians on the South Dakota side of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation scheduled himself for six services on Dec. 24, from 9 a.m. in Mobridge to 9 p.m. in Little Eagle.“You hope your voice holds up,” he said in describing his Christmas Eve worship “relay.” His wife, Tammy Fonder, will join him on the journey, which he expects will cover more than 130 miles. He also will preside at a service at a nursing home on Dec. 23 and a residence on Dec. 25.“You have to be dedicated to your congregations,” he said. “They’re your’ families. You don’t just have your immediate families, you have all your church families.”This year, Stanley decided the only way to give each congregation of Rosebud West a Christmas Eve service was to sacrifice the separate service for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, though she will incorporate some of those themes into her sermon.This will be the fifth Christmas she has celebrated on the reservation since taking the job of mission priest in February 2013. “The first year I did it, it was quite a shock to the system,” she said.In past years, she would celebrate a few services on Christmas Eve and the rest on Christmas Day, but a woman in one of the congregations suggested she could spare herself on Christmas if she bunched all the services into the day before. That made sense to Stanley, and the congregations preferred Christmas Eve services.So, on Dec. 24, the Episcopalians of Rosebud West can take their pick: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m. or 11 p.m.“We’re hoping this all works out perfectly,” Stanley said.Church of Jesus in Rosebud, South Dakota, is seen decorated for Christmas in 2016. Photo: Lauren StanleyHer schedule unofficially begins Saturday, when she will drop her dog off at the kennel. Christmas Eve leaves no time to tend to a priest’s best friend.Then at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 24, she will leave her home in Mission, South Dakota, and head northwest to Corn Creek for the first service, at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church. Her driving route is precisely plotted to ensure that if she has an emergency she will be only a two-mile walk from a farmhouse to get help.She’s not expecting an emergency – the RAV4 has snow tires, after all – but she has a winter survival kit just in case. There’s not snow in the forecast for Christmas Eve, just clouds with a high of 28 and a stiff wind blowing from the west-northwest.For music, she’ll have Handel’s “Messiah” playing on repeat. For her feet, a rotation of boots and shoes. For food, Tanka Bars, which are buffalo jerky and cranberries. She’ll also mix up a couple of protein shakes to get her through the day.Her most important cargo will be the four bags of priestly gear, containing everything from vestments and bulletins to the bread and wine. Before leaving home, she also will fill up three Thermos containers with hot water for the baptisms. Henninger, who drives a Mercury Sable, travels with her own supply of hot water, which she transports to the churches in a Coleman jug. The hot water in the insulated containers will have cooled to the right temperature by the time it is poured over those little heads.“Not all of them have running water or functioning bathrooms,” Henninger said of the mission churches.The Rev. Lauren Stanley baptizes a baby during the 2016 Christmas service at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Parmelee, South Dakota. Photo courtesy of Lauren StanleyChristmas and Easter are the times of the year when people who have moved away from the reservation return home to visit family, often bringing children who need to be baptized. Stanley and Henninger never know how many baptisms they will end up performing, but it is guaranteed to be part of the service. Some of the children are the fifth generation to be baptized at the family’s home church, Stanley said.Stanley’s largest service likely will be the first, with up to 100 people filling St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church. This and the other early services on her route will be followed by holiday parties at the churches, while the churches toward the end of her route are reversing that schedule and planning their festivities before the evening services. Stanley, though, won’t get to stay for much of the fun.“I don’t have time to stop after the service and go to the festivities,” she said, adding that she also functions as the altar guild at some of the churches. “I have to get in the car and drive to the next church and set up for the service.”As she works her way southeast toward Rosebud, South Dakota, she knows she will get a 20-minute break during her stop in Mission for the fifth service, because she lives a block and a half from Trinity Episcopal Church. She will use that time to go home and get more water for the rest of the evening’s baptisms.“It’s a crazy schedule, but it works for the people here,” she said. And as tired as she will feel after four or five services, she won’t complain. “You get to proclaim this great message. … If this is the way it works for the people, then my job as servant for the people is to serve them.”Henninger, who will celebrate her eighth Christmas at Rosebud mission, echoed that sentiment: “The ministry’s difficult, but honestly there’s nowhere I’d rather be than serving with the people here.”After finishing her day at Trinity Episcopal Church in Mission, Stanley expects to make it home before 1 a.m., and with Christmas Day off, she will drive about seven hours to visit relatives in Colorado. Don’t wait for her for dinner, she told them.And given how exhausted she expects to be Christmas morning, she has joked with members of the Rosebud’s congregations that they should only try to contact her in a grave emergency.“If you are not dead, don’t call me.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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Students, clergy gather in Dallas to consider ordained ministry at…

first_img By Kimberly DurnanPosted Sep 28, 2018 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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The group was given a unique opportunity to hear from top leaders in the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion about vocations in the ordained ministry.Speakers included Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Bishop N. T. Wright, Stanley Hauerwas, the Rev. Ephraim Radner and the Rev. Oliver O’Donovan. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, secretary-general of the Anglican Consultative Council, were also in attendance. The conference, which was sponsored by the Communion Partner Bishops, the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas and Church of the Incarnation, attracted 400 people.Bishop George Sumner of the Diocese of Dallas welcomed the guests during a solemn evensong service. “We who are longer in the tooth hope this weekend will be a powerful moment of encouragement and discernment for a new generation of leadership in our church,” he said. “Be assured you are daily in our prayers that in the words of St. Paul, ‘you might continue to be ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through you – be reconciled to God.’”Welby delivered an eloquent sermon creating a mood of prayerful discernment and encouragement when he said that priests are “called to be children of light” to the world. He told the crowd of young discerners that they should be radical, the extremists of love who turn the whole world upside down.He also spoke about the importance of vocation because of a declining number of faithful in the Western world. Welby said the priesthood is radical “because we follow the revolutionary Christ,” and “confront the darkness at every point which causes trouble.”Attendees prayed, worshipped, and listened to lectures and panel discussions as they studied how they were being called to serve the kingdom of God. Hauerwas, a professor emeritus of divinity and law at Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina, spoke about the church and pastoral care and how it is not only the work of the ordained. The care that Christians give one another stems from the reality and realization that Jesus is Lord, he said.A breakout speaker, Elisabeth Kincaid, who teaches moral theology and Christian ethics at Aquinas Institute of Theology, spoke about virtuous leadership and the priesthood. The goal, she said, is to become the kind of person who makes appropriate decisions naturally, and to use reason to determine how to live in the community harmoniously. Virtues needed for this, she said, are temperance, modesty, humility, prudence and courage.Church of England priest and ethicist Oliver O’Donovan’s humor and frankness during his session were hugely popular. “His lecture on the importance of good preaching was just excellent,” said Ben Davis, an attendee from Kansas.O’Donovan advised against starting a sermon with a personal anecdote, entertaining story or news item. Instead, the preacher should make the connection between the church and the text of scripture, to search and discover what the congregation needs to hear. He said the scriptural text can be challenging: “[t]he passage you are given from an Epistle may begin with ‘Therefore,’ so be sure to explore the context in which the passage is given.” He noted that it takes about six hours of preparation for a 20-minute sermon. “The scattered contents of your mind need to be cleared away to discover that golden thread God has given you,” he said. “Let the text speak to you as though you have never read it before.”New Testament scholar and retired Bishop N. T. Wright spoke about the sacramental ministry of the priest, describing it as standing at the fault line between heaven and earth and “knowing the dangerous joy of sacramental life.” Wright was emphatic that one can’t divorce the sacraments or sacramental life from the biblical story. “If you take the symbol out of the story … the whole thing falls apart,” he said. The priest needs to remember with every gesture that “you are playing music written in heaven … and [God] wants his song to be sung well.”Representatives of seminaries and divinity schools also attended the conference in hopes of attracting students. “People are interested in our Master of Divinity program,” said Barbara Jenkins from Wycliffe College in Toronto. “We also have a lot of students and alumni here, so it’s good to reconnect.” Dallas Theological Seminary let folks know about a new Anglican/Episcopal track, and Oklahoma Christian University set up a table to tell about its online MA in Christianity and Culture. Bishop Jim Mathes from Virginia Theological Seminary said he enjoyed talking to people about their vocations and noted the diversity of attendees. “The mix is, not surprisingly, eclectic when you put the words ‘Radical Vocation’ in the program.”The conference was a huge success, said the Rev. Jeremy Bergstrom, canon for vocations in the Diocese of Dallas. “I couldn’t be more grateful that work done by our diocese could point so many to Jesus Christ and encourage them to ask the question, ‘Is the priesthood for me?’ Please pray that Christ would use this to persuade many to enter into discernment for the renewal of our church.”Prior to the conference, Welby and Curry participated in a question-and-answer session at St. Michael and All Angels Church, an event sponsored by the Anglican Centre in Rome. The two were reunited just a few months after serving in the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and joked like old friends; at one point, Curry quipped that he was Welby’s “sidekick.” The two talked about Curry’s sermon at the royal wedding and how it made worldwide news.“On the way to Windsor Palace the archbishop told me, ‘Don’t hold back,’” Curry said.“I wanted Michael to get out of the way,” he added. “This was God’s moment. That’s what I prayed for.”Welby spoke about the Anglican Centre in Rome and said that the Anglican Church and Roman Catholic Church need to work together for the common good. It’s the outpouring of love that brings the churches together, he said. Welby noted that reconciliation is an Anglican strength and spoke about how the lack of a central authority, like a pope, is a blessing for Christian relationships. “We have to come to our agreements [ourselves] and not by someone saying, ‘This is what we are doing.’”Overall, the three days brought serious thought and discussion about the ordained life. Sumner summed up the Radical Vocation Conference when he told the group, “My hope for each person attending is that you will hear the Gospel afresh, learn more about the apostolic tradition conveying it, of which the Anglican way is a part, and consider anew the call of the ordained and their life in the service of both.”– Kimberly Durnan is director of communications for the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. 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Seats #3 and #4 heading for runoffs

first_img Orange County poll workers went to cash their checks, and da’ bounced. Orange County Supervisor said someone was suppose to put the funds in a separate account. Duh. He said it was a vendor problem. Duh. Glad I didn’t apply for that job, duh. Is this de’ ja vu? Duh. Curtis Wayne Norton Jr I know you wont publish this, but after 39 years in office I think it is disgraseful that a candidate would have the gall to run again, considering the way Downtown Apopka looks. Mr. Arrowsmith has had MANY chances to address Downtown Apopkas problems and has not done so ! Reply It was reported on tv that Trump was left off the ballot in parts of Florida, and in other parts, Trump was listed as Rump, and no telling what else went on in Florida-duh. Previous articleBankson and Arrowsmith Lead Early Voting Results – updatedNext article5 Things You Did Not Know About St. Patrick’s Day Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tenita Reid Arrowsmith and Bankson win the night, but are unable to get to 50%Are you ready for a runoff? How about two?Commissioner Bill Arrowsmith amassed 4,489 votes to lead the way in the Seat #4 election, but with 47% of the votes it was not enough to avoid the runoff with first-time candidate Kyle Becker. Becker had 3,611 votes and 38% of the total. Upstart Young Kim kept both candidates from getting the needed majority by claiming 1,464 votes (15%).In Seat #3, Doug Bankson edged Commissioner Sam Ruth with 3,875 votes (41%) to Ruth’s 3,426 (36%). They are headed to a runoff as well because of a surprising performance by first-time candidate Alice Nolan, who received 2,148 votes (23%).The runoff will be Tuesday, April 12th. March 15, 2016 at 9:19 pm Is this the first time in Apopka history, for two run-offs? If that is the official results. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Here it is round 2 of the Apopka City Council run-offs for not one, but TWO seats! Historic, it think, I don’t remember two run-offs before. Anyway, it is time to let Mr. Becker know that he cannot do as he pleases. You are a candidate running for Apopka City Council, and you are to be held accountable and to follow the campaign election rules as everyone else who has ran or is still running. Number 1. Your Kyle Becker banner or sign is STILL UP attached to the Orange County West Orange Trail guardrails in front of the Pines of Wekiva subdivision. You need to move it! How arrogant you are! Number 2. You took it upon yourself to go and put a ladder down at Alonzo Williams Park, and put up some new basket ball hoops. You WERE NOT AUTHORIZED TO DO THAT WORK! The city has employees to do that. If you had of fell off that ladder and gotten seriously injured, you WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN COVERED BY THE CITY’S WORKMAN COMP INSURANCE AND YOU AND THE CITY BOTH COULD OF BEEN IN TROUBLE! This is nothing but arrogance, Kyle, and it speaks wonders of how you think you can do as you please. You seem like a nice guy, but you are not above the laws and rules of the campaign, Kyle Becker! Remove your sign! March 16, 2016 at 7:42 am March 16, 2016 at 4:09 pm Reply Tenita Reid March 17, 2016 at 9:31 am Dale Fenwick Reply Michael Heaton LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply I was very glad to see that Bill Arrowsmith gained so many votes today which shows how well his governing has done for the City of Apopka through the years. His fine credibility is confirmed by every one of those votes! Let’s all go back out there on April 12th and once again confirm our trust in Bill’s governing capabilities. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here March 16, 2016 at 1:03 pm Tenita Reid Tenita Reidcenter_img Reply 10 COMMENTS March 16, 2016 at 9:46 am Toby McIntire Tenita You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Reply March 15, 2016 at 10:54 pm Reply Zero trust in Bill’s goverening! Time for change. March 17, 2016 at 1:16 pm Not sure it this has happened before. Anybody in town, or elsewhere, maybe even an action figure, want to volunteer and go yank out the cattails along the frontage of Dream Lake Park??? Reply Reply Regarding the splash pad. I suggested putting it in KLNP, a central location, to all. I was on the Parks and Rec. Advisory Committee, and was told by the staff, that if it were put there, it would make the Women’s Club members mad. I asked why, when they only have the art and foliage festival 2 days out of the year, and that they could cut the valve off to the splash pad, for the festival, as to not mess up people’s art work. I tried to talk last night, at the council about the splash pad, but wasn’t allowed. I was going to say, that I the pad, must be at a location that has a lighting (THOR) alarm system, or it will need one, like at the ball fields, or nearby enough to hear the alarm, because kids are suppose to be ordered out immediately upon the first thunder or lightening. We are in the lightening capital of the world, in Central Florida! Nearby metal railings, anything like that, high trees, nearby water, all that stuff, could attract lightening. Kids must wear rubberized wet diaper bottoms too, for sanitary concerns also. Just saying………. Tenita UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 March 15, 2016 at 10:30 pm March 16, 2016 at 5:09 pm Please enter your comment! 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In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSWeek in Review Previous articleLegislature looking at ways to reform “tough on crime” pastNext articleFive Things to Consider When Buying a Used Car Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here The stories that shaped Apopka this week:Apopka company makes Gator100 list, againCity Council votes on Parking OrdinanceCity fined $8,700 for wastewater plant violationsSix local players make Class 8A All-State football teamsFlorida Hospital surprises Apopka charity with $10,000 donationWhat happened at the Apopka wastewater treatment plant?New Apopka police officer sworn-in LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment!last_img read more

5 Reasons to Stay Hydrated This Summer

first_img Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Water quenches your thirst and cools you down on a hot day, but it also does it lot more for your body and overall health. Whether you’re sweating, breathing, or digesting, your body is constantly losing water. With advice from the fitness experts at Fit Body Boot Camp, one of the fastest growing fitness sensations in the country, you can learn why it’s important to always replenish and stay hydrated.1. Keep Body Fluids BalancedWater makes of 60% of your bodily fluids, which all have important jobs like digesting food, circulating oxygen, and regulating body temperature. Keeping your body hydrated ensures these fluids can do their job without any trouble.2. Eliminates Toxins and WasteWater keeps things moving through your system, working to flush waste products and toxins out of your cells.3. Energizes Your MusclesWhen your muscle cells lack fluid, they begin to shrivel and aren’t able to perform at their potential. Drink water throughout the day, before exercising, during a long workout, and after your workout to maintain adequate fluid levels in your muscles.4. Aids in Weight LossWater isn’t a magic weight loss pill, but it is part of the equation. Consuming water is zero calories, fills your stomach so you don’t feel as hungry, and high-water content foods, like fruits and vegetables, are healthier for you.5. Improves Your ComplexionYour skin contains water, and when it is parched it is more likely to develop wrinkles and fine lines. Sweating also rids toxins from your skin, and if you’re not hydrated the toxins and dirt build up within your skin.Fit Body Boot Camp is the world’s most popular and fastest growing indoor fitness boot camp franchise with more than 300 locations across North America, Europe and Australia. The unique fitness brand combines individualized training from certified personal trainers, specially created Afterburn workouts, and personalized nutritional guidance to help clients lose weight, gain muscle, and burn excess body fat. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSHydration Previous articleApopka hosting Firefighter Combat Challenge this monthNext articleWelcome to the future of police investigation Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Morgan & Morgan drops Monster lawsuits

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. All Lawsuits Filed Against Monster Energy Company DismissedThe law firm of Morgan & Morgan, which filed more than a dozen lawsuits against Monster Energy Company and Monster Beverage Corporation in February and March of 2016 claiming that drinking Monster Energy drinks caused a variety of ailments, has abandoned all lawsuits. The Florida-based personal injury law firm asked courts to dismiss the suits after filing.On its website, Morgan & Morgan said this about Monster’s products, “The excessive amounts of caffeine in these drinks, combined with ingredients such as guarana and taurine that act similarly to caffeine, create a substance that may be unhealthy for consumption.”“The voluntary dismissal of these lawsuits, we believe, speaks volumes,” said Marc P. Miles of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, counsel for Monster Energy Company. “We believe fairness dictates that the media now write about the dismissals.”Shortly after filing the lawsuits, Morgan & Morgan held a press conference which resulted in a number of media outlets broadcasting, posting or printing news stories about alleged claims of injury by Monster.Mr. Miles continued, “There is a lot of misinformation in the public about energy drinks. Once the substantial body of scientific evidence is reviewed, the safety of Monster Energy drinks becomes readily apparent.“Recent scientific studies specifically conducted on Monster Energy drinks and published in peer-reviewed medical journals concluded there was no safety concern associated with the consumption of Monster Energy drinks. Over the past 14 years, more than 16 billion Monster Energy drinks have been sold and safely consumed worldwide,” he said. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Previous articleDuke Energy awards $9,500 educational grantNext articleApopka man charged with molestation Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

UCF Incubator quietly creating business and revenue in Apopka

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter S. Oliver…..I agree, I sure would love to have Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips once again in our area. I loved their fish and chips! I miss them so much. Reply Reply Please enter your name here Mama Mia 2 COMMENTS You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Quick, what business is located at 325 South McGee Avenue?Drive west on SR436 up the hill where it merges with 441 and look to your right… in the blink of any eye, you pass it. Go east out of town past the Highland Manor and it’s an afterthought to your left. You may remember it better when it was Barnhills Restaurant, but for almost five years 325 South McGee Avenue has quietly become the hub of business in Apopka.Give up? It’s the home of the UCF Business Incubator – Apopka.The UCF Business Incubator – Apopka means businessBack in April of 2012, the Incubator opened its doors, and since then has nurtured new businesses that have generated revenues well into the millions.It originated as a partnership between the City of Apopka and the University of Central Florida (UCF) to assist in furthering Apopka’s economic development goals. The idea is to address local business development and entrepreneurship needs with the long-term goal of facilitating new jobs and economic development opportunities for Apopka. The primary objective of the UCF Business Incubator in Apopka is to enable emerging businesses to accelerate their growth, and to create high impact jobs in the local community.   Companies in the Incubation Program also contribute to the local economy directly by purchasing products and services from local Apopka businesses and indirectly through local tax revenues.It’s a slow process that is hard to measure in a bottom line overview, however, in five years there are some impressive markers to take into account.According to its January/2017 bi-annual report, Incubator companies spent nearly $400,000 with local businesses in 2016. This is money that went directly into the Apopka economy. The Business Incubation Program uses a software product called IMPLAN to calculate the economic impact of the Incubation Program from a tax perspective.  The latest impact numbers are for 2014 and show the program returned $1.42 for every dollar invested. The IMPLAN report for 2015 is expected to show an even greater return based on the client companies job growth.2016 Economic ImpactAs of December 31, 2016, the Incubator has 11 onsite client companies in different stages of incubation. Incubator businesses have created over 100 jobs, and the total estimated revenue generated by the client companies in the last half of 2016 is $1.36 million.The full-service incubator offers professional office space for emerging businesses while providing them with entrepreneurial training and services, including business growth support, management assistance, mentoring and coaching, marketing, financial analysis and access to capital, educational programs, professional referral networks, and a supportive environment to network with other small businesses. These key services and office support infrastructure are included in the all-inclusive fee which incubator companies pay.And in Apopka, the Incubator has also become a place where the business community goes to meet.According to Office Manager Leanne Fleischer, the Incubator holds well over 100 meetings and events there every year for businesses and organizations like Sam’s Club, the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce, McDonald’s, Homeowner Associations, the City of Apopka, and CONA. There was even a candidate forum at the Incubator last year during the City Commission elections.“We let the community hold their meetings here for free,” said Fleischer. “We want this to be a resource for Apopka businesses.”center_img I’m excited to see the list of Apopka’ s business establishments expanding to meet the needs of our community. Keep the small town feel with some city additions. I would like to see some favorites as well as some speciality shops like: Whataburger, Olive Garden, Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips, Shoney’s, Mediterranean food, Soul food, Pottery Making store, Jewelry store, Shoe Repair, Eyeglass store, Furniture store, Old Time Candy store, Bakery, Zoo, Museum, more community events, community flea market in one location and more wheelchair accessibility. March 25, 2017 at 11:13 am TAGSUCF Business Incubator Apopka Previous articleNetflix: What’s coming and going for April 2017Next articleApopka’s newest restaurant opens today Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate March 26, 2017 at 10:53 am S. Oliver Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more