Greetings, Friends! Last Friday, I was fortunate to spend the day in Kalamazoo attending the Big Provincial Gathering (BPG) along with a few hundred other Episcopalians from our Province V! As a reminder, Province V includes all our Episcopal brothers and sisters from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin – 14 diocese in all. This … Continue reading Gathering Together With God
Greetings, Friends!! Last week, The Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) sent out a very helpful email that addresses many of our resolutions from last year’s General Convention. Rather than reinvent the wheel, so to speak, I thought I would share some of their information over the next few weeks. The email began – One year … Continue reading What has happened since convention?
Greetings, Friends!! Happy Independence Day!! True confession time for me: lately, I’ve had a bit of trouble feeling excited about celebrating some of our national holidays because of some words and actions by our elected public servants. I don’t believe the Founding Fathers had any idea that we might get to the point in … Continue reading Mission Work and Our Beloved Community
Greetings, Friends! I’m writing on Sunday afternoon after 3 days of sunshine! And, of course, we have passed the summer solstice so it’s officially summer now. Thoughts of sunshine and warmer weather always draw me back to memories of the beautiful place I left when I moved to Michigan – granted, another beautiful place to … Continue reading Our Island Home
Greetings, Friends!! Today, as I write, it’s Trinity Sunday and Father’s Day, two important celebrations!! I’m sure you’ve all heard great sermons this morning reflecting the mystery of one Holy God in three distinct persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, so I won’t try to address that topic this week. And a … Continue reading The Way of Love Podcast
Greetings, Friends! This has been another busy week for me! I don’t generally find myself at the Cathedral three times in one week but, boy, were these exciting opportunities! The first event was the Special Convention for the Election of a New Bishop about which I wrote in last week’s blog. This past Saturday (June … Continue reading Educational Resources at Your Fingertips
Greetings, Friends! The Holy Spirit was very busy last weekend! By now, I’m sure you are all aware of the results of the Special Convention for the Election of the Eleventh Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. After 5 ballots, the clergy and lay deputies elected the Rev. Dr. Bonnie A. Perry as bishop-elect. … Continue reading The Election of our 11th Bishop