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 Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA [Episcopal News Service — Chicago] Canon Ian Woodward, vice chair of the Diocese of Salisbury-Sudan Link, which is a 40-year-old partnership, says the relationship is both challenging and rewarding. It is, he said, based in prayer and strives to discern the “essentials of our faith” and how to turn prayer into action.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Video: Ian Woodward describes Salisbury’s relationship with Sudan Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Video Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Africa, Rector Bath, NC By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 22, 2013 Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Sudan & South Sudan, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID
Robotics and automation expert CenFRA has been working with Melton Mowbray pork pie manufacturer Vale of Mowbray to reduce the cost of a planned expansion project.Vale of Mowbray had decided to extend its site, and invest in new equipment, in order to cope with increased demand for its pies. However the company was unsure about how the changes would be integrated with the existing site, so approached CenFRA, which carried out in-depth analysis using event simulation.CenFRA created an interactive 3D computer model of the proposed factory layout, including the technical details of the existing production equipment to evaluate and quantify the benefits and implications of integrating new equipment on a ‘virtual scale’.Through this analysis, CenFRA identified that the intended plan would only be capable of handling a year’s increase in production and advised that an alternative approach should be adopted. Vale of Mowbray therefore came up with a revised plan, which CenFRA established would be capable of handling a substantial increase in capacity on a more long-term scale>>Never too late to automate>>Want some advice? Talk to CenFRA
This time of the year, everyone is thinking of decking the halls with hollies and their colorful red berries, but you just may want to consider adding a touch of gold. Can you even imagine hollies with bright golden berries? These would show out in the landscape like small trees or shrubs adorned with a thousand little golden lights — and the same for the mantel! My preference, however, would be to see birds celebrating with a Christmas feast.Here at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (CCBG) at the Historic Bamboo Farm in Savannah, Georgia, we are like the holly headquarters for the low country. We’ve got the imports, the hybrids and fantastic natives that most have never seen. Two of my favorites are outstanding deciduous natives; the possumhaw (Ilex decidua) and the winterberry (Ilex verticillata).The possumhaw is native to 19 states from Texas to Illinois, eastward to Maryland and everywhere south. The possumhaw has been known to feed nine species of birds, including the beloved bobwhite quail. The winterberry, on the other hand, is native to a much larger area, including 33 states and much of Canada. It feeds at least 20 species of birds and has been in cultivation since 1736. That makes it heirloom status in my book.Please don’t let the fact that these holly varieties are deciduous discourage you from trying them in the landscape, because when the leaves diminish or fall, the berries are even more dazzling. As you are probably guessing, both the winterberry and the possumhaw have superior selection in both red and golden berry form.‘Finch’s Gold’ is the selection of possumhaw holly that we are growing, and your first thought may have been that it gets its name from the bird you may see devouring the fruit. The truth is that it is named for Bill Finch, who discovered it in Mobile, Alabama. This terrific plant is cold hardy from zones 5 through 9 and can form a small tree 12 to 15 feet in height with a spread of 10 feet. We are also growing ‘Warren’s Red,’ a superior selection that loads up with uncountable red berries.Our winterberry hollies are more shrub-like, reaching 5 to 8 feet in height. The winterberry is more cold hardy with zones from 3 to 9. We are growing ‘Winter Red’ and ‘Winter Gold,’ both of which offer staggering beauty with their colorful fruit.Possumhaws and winterberries are easy to grow and good nurseries normally have them. Regardless of the varieties you choose, plant in sun to partial sun and in the same places you might plant a crape myrtle. Use them to frame entryways for special accents or along driveways and around the patio. Anywhere the landscape looks drab in the winter is a great place for the possum haw or winterberry holly to brighten. It is always a good idea to include a male variety in close proximity to ensure maximum berry production. One well-known horticulturist said that you could garden for 12 lifetimes and never see an insect or disease bothering the plant. In most years, however, our berries are stripped by cedar waxwings, American robins or mockingbirds, which always seem to stake a claim. These pests will most likely cause a family celebration and bring out the cameras.This winter and spring, when you are at your garden center choosing new trees or shrubs, look for hollies loaded with fruit and bearing no leaves — you just may strike gold with a great selection of one of our native species. To learn more about the Coastal Botanical Gardens, visit http://www.coastalgeorgiabg.org/ and follow me on Twitter: @CGBGgardenguru.
Marcella L. Finn 91, of Moores Hill passed away May 20, 2018 at her home with her family by her side. Marcella was born October 2, 1926 in Ky the daughter of Jacob and Ruth (Gruenloh) Boden. She married Edward Walters Finn and he preceded her in death in 2001. Marcella was a homemaker spending all of her time raising her children. She enjoyed country music and working on word searches. Her family was her life.Marcella is survived by sons: Edward Walter Jr. of In; Michael Finn of Oh; Daniel Finn of Moores Hill; Ronald (Rachel) Finn of Oh; Richard Finn of Oh; daughters: Marlane (William) Hoffman of OH; Elizabeth (John) Faehr of SC; Diane (Lee) Raisor of TX; Ruth Ann Lamon of TX; brothers: Leroy Boden of Ky; Jacob Boden of FL; Albert Boden of Ky; sisters: Lillie Hines and Tillie Dawn both of Ky. 22 Grandchildren; 28 Great-Grandchildren; 13 Great-Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 sisters, granddaughter Angel Marie Finn.Service will be the convenience of the family. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 156, Moores Hill, IN 47032. 812-744-3280. Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
At the swimming meeting “Zlatni dupin 2014” (Golden dolphin 2014) held last weekend in Split, the eight year old girl swimmer from the SC Orka in Mostar Lana Pudar showed once again her great potential.This girl won three medals in the disciplines dolphin at 50 metres, backstroke swimming at 50 metres and mixed style at 100 metres as well as the cup for the best swimmer of the meeting in the category for girls up to 8 years and younger.Around 250 swimmers from the swimming clubs around Bosnia and Croatia competed at the meeting in Split.(Source: Radio Sarajevo)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is banning travel to Iran in response to the outbreak of the new coronavirus and elevating travel warnings to regions of Italy and South Korea.Vice President Mike Pence announced the new restrictions and warnings as President Donald Trump said 22 people in the U.S. have been stricken by the new coronavirus and that additional cases are “likely.” Trump added that he was considering additional restrictions, including closing the U.S. border with Mexico in response to the virus’ spread.“We want to lower the amount of travel to and from the most impacted areas,” said Alex Azar, the secretary of health and human Services. “This is a basic containment strategy.”Trump provided an update on the virus after the first reported U.S. death Saturday, of a woman he described as being in her late 50s and having a high medical risk. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there was “no evidence of link to travel” in the case of the woman who died.Trump said healthy Americans should be able to recover if they contract the new virus, as he tried to reassure Americans and global markets spooked by the virus threat.On Friday, health officials confirmed a second case of coronavirus in the U.S. in a person who didn’t travel internationally or have close contact with anyone who had the virus. The U.S. has a total of about 60 confirmed cases.But Trump encouraged Americans not to alter their daily routines, saying “there’s no reason to panic at all.”He added he wasn’t altering his routine either. “You’re talking about 22 people right now in this whole very vast country. I think we’ll be in very good shape.”Trump spoke a day after he denounced criticism of his response to the threat as a “hoax” cooked up by his political enemies. Speaking at a rally in South Carolina he accused Democrats of “politicizing” the coronavirus threat and boasted about preventive steps he’s ordered in an attempt to keep the virus that originated in China from spreading across the United States. Those steps include barring entry by most foreign nationals who had recently visited China.“They tried the impeachment hoax. … This is their new hoax,” Trump said of Democratic denunciations of his administration’s coronavirus response.Trump said Saturday he was not trying to minimize the threat of the virus.“Again, the hoax was used in respect to Democrats and what they were saying,” he said.Some Democrats have said Trump could have acted sooner to bolster the U.S. response to the virus. Democratic and Republican lawmakers also have said his request for an additional $2.5 billion to defend against the virus isn’t enough. They’ve signaled they will provide substantially more funding.Trump said Democrats want him to fail and argued that steps he’s taken so far have kept cases to a minimum and prevented virus deaths in the U.S.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-gzon4Elqg
Pittsburgh Steelers’ Brett Keisel celebrates after game against the Green Bay Packers Dec. 22, in Green Bay, Wis. Keisel is in almost all likelihood playing in his final game as a Steeler. He has been an all-time Steelers’ great and will be missed. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)The Steelers went into Green Bay and took care of their business last week. Along the way all the teams they needed to lose, lost.Now, they must have the same fortune happen again this week and they may just slip their way into the playoffs. The team must beat the Browns and then have the Ravens, Dolphins and Chargers all lose.There are a lot of things that have to happen but they faced a similar situation in 1989 and it all panned out. While I wouldn’t advise you hold your breath in this case, you can certainly hope and see how things go.Here are the Keys to A Steelers Victory:1. They need to avoid turnovers. The Steelers are the better team here but the one thing they can’t do is give the Browns field position. If they can avoid the costly turnovers, they should be more than ok.2. The O line needs to keep Big Ben clean. The Browns can create pressure and if they are able to get to Big Ben, it could make it for a much harder game than it needs to be. Additionally, Ben must continue to release the ball quickly to avoid the big hits and sacks.3. The defense must find a way to stop Josh Gordon this time around. Earlier in the year he torched Ike Taylor and the rest of the secondary for 14 catches and 237 yards. They cannot be allowed to happen again.4. They can’t let the Browns hang around. The worst thing the team can do is let a bad Browns team hang around and keep their confidence. If the Steelers can get up big early, they should be able to coast to an easy win.Here are a Few Things to Watch:
Facebook158Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by FirstLight Home CareGreg and Sarah Lane, owners of FirstLight Home Care, look forward to serving the clients of Olympic Home Care.When the management team at Olympic Home Care decided to close their business, their top priority was to ensure their clients would continue receiving the highest quality care from another home care agency that shared their mission and values.That’s why they chose FirstLight HomeCare – South Sound, a locally-owned provider of in-home care for seniors and disabled adults, to assume the responsibility of providing care to Olympic’s clients beginning this week.“We took tremendous pride in providing the best skilled, experienced and compassionate in-home care possible,” explained Callie Martinez, Assistant Manager at Olympic Home Care since 2012. “If we were no longer going to provide care, I felt strongly we owed it to our clients and their families to find a provider who we could trust to deliver the level of service our clients have come to expect. FirstLight HomeCare was the agency I felt most confident about recommending to our clients and their families, and am relieved to know they are choosing FirstLight as their new home care agency.”Martinez said that she has been impressed by the dedication FirstLight demonstrates to their clients and to their caregivers.“The owners of FirstLight talk a great deal about a ‘Culture of Care’ in their agency,” said Martinez, “and they really live up to those core values they promote. They hire and support great caregivers, have tremendous passion for helping their clients and provide very high quality services.”Sarah Lane, co-owner of FirstLight HomeCare – South Sound with her husband, said she was pleased to be endorsed by Olympic.“Olympic had a great reputation in the health care community for providing wonderful care,” said Lane. “Delivering the best care possible to the people we serve is our highest priority as well, so it’s gratifying to have the people at Olympic – a respected former competitor – recommended us to their clients. And we’re excited to have already started caring for them.”About FirstLight HomeCare – South SoundFirstLight HomeCare – South Sound is owned by Greg and Sarah Lane, long-time Olympia residents. To learn more about companion and personal care, dementia care, respite care or other non-medical home care services offered by FirstLight, give Sarah a call at 360-489-1621 or visit www.southsound.firstlighthomecare.com.