Greetings Friends! There’s been a lot in the news this week – not the least of which for us in our Diocese was the release of the slate of candidates for our next bishop! I hope you are all reading their statements and answers to the questions posed to them by the Search and Nomination … Continue reading The New Sanctuary Movement
Greetings, Friends! If you have been a Nuts and Bolts reader for a while you will remember the many posts in which we looked at some of the ways we might support refugee resettlement in conjunction with the work of Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM). I was excited to see a new initiative from EMM that … Continue reading Advocating for Refugee Protection
Greetings, Friends! Lately I have been feeling as though we are on a weather roller coaster! We have a couple of days when the temps get in the 50’s and the next day we are socked with an ice storm and winds bringing a wind chill below zero! It’s no wonder that many of the … Continue reading The Winds of Climate Change
Greetings, Friends! I generally wait until Sunday each week to work on the blog you get to read on Monday but this week I knew I had a very full weekend ahead so I decided to start on Friday afternoon. First, I went through the list of resolutions from General Convention that dioceses and congregations … Continue reading Our National Emergency
Greetings, Friends! Last week for me was particularly busy and this week looks to be even more challenging so, when I started thinking about writing this week’s blog on Saturday, I had no idea where to begin and I knew I needed a topic that might even write itself. I offered up a brief “please, … Continue reading #EpiscopalEvangelism
Greetings Friends! Untiy. What a loaded word. I’m even at a loss as to how I’d like to begin the discussion this week. Since this is a blog for our Diocese, I really do try to keep my personal opinions out – although I’m also pretty sure you might be able to read between the … Continue reading Unity in a Divided Time
Greetings, Friends! I hope you are all warm and well-stocked with supplies for this week’s weather that is coming our way. This might be as good time to help stock the local food pantries and remember to check on neighbors who might have trouble getting out and those who live alone. The harsh temps that … Continue reading Let us Gather!