Greetings, friends! While the Rev. Judith Schellhammer is spending time with her family, members of the Resolution Review Committee are continuing the work of bringing you information about the resolutions presented during the General Convention of The Episcopal Church. This week’s focus is on resolution D074, which amended a portion of TEC’s disciplinary canon: D074: … Continue reading Changes to Clergy Disciplinary Procedures
Greetings, friends! I trust that you are all enjoying the warm weather and beauty of summer in Michigan! My summer has been busy with adventures both new and old. In addition to camping, kayaking, gardening and spending time with family and friends, I have been invited to more weddings this summer than I have in … Continue reading I Will Bless You, and You Will be a Blessing
Greetings, Friends! This week I am grateful to The Rev. Anthony Estes, a member of the Resolution Review Committee of Diocesan Council, who offered to write the blog while I am on “baby watch” in Grand Rapids awaiting the birth of my next grandchild. Anthony selected the following resolution to bring to your attention; a … Continue reading The Importance of Collaboration and Networking
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