July 12, 2018 at 5:56 pm Dear Mr. Harrison Good point. Let me clarify – commenting in a deragoratoy manner on the Episcopal News Service Dispatches comment fields is what I prefer to avoid. No more comments from me on this post – moving forward to July 12! Thanks for seeking more details. Frank Harrision says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI What once was lost can now be foundWith as many as 10,000 busy people scurrying around the Austin Convention Center and surrounding hotels for committee meetings, legislative sessions, Exhibit Hall shopping and chance encounters with friends, it’s inevitable that some of them will misplace some of their belongings. Some of that paraphernalia winds up lining the counter of the Information Center.The size of the lost water bottle collection waxes and wanes as people come to the Information Center to claim their lost hydration devices. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceWith participants warned to keep hydrated under the blazing Texas sun, water bottles and sunglasses are the most common stragglers, according to volunteer Louise Horner of Marysville, Missouri. Two folding hand fans also were in the lost and found the morning of July 11.Horner said the Information Center volunteers also have a small collection of single earrings.Some larger items go astray at times. Volunteer Beth Deleery of Austin said one participant jokingly stopped by to see if the volunteers could look for her spouse.And, ever the theologians, some convention participants, invoking the information services of the booth, have asked if any of the volunteers know the meaning of life.– Mary Frances SchjonbergMothers, babies reunited on House of Deputies floorThe Rev. Jenny Replogle from the Diocese of Chicago speaks in favor of Resolution D087 while holding her son, Rowan. Photo: Canticle CommunicationsA July 5 misunderstanding of the Rules of Order that allowed for the House of Deputies president’s discretion to permit babies to accompany deputies onto the floor has been clarified by the passing of Resolution D087 on July 11 of the 79th General Convention. The resolution spells out who is permitted on the floor, and now includes “infants under 1 year of age with a parent or guardian who is a deputy; children over 1 year old who require nursing or bottle-feeding only while feeding; and caregivers of children to bring a child to a feeding parent when the child needs to be fed, escorted in and out as directed by the president.” A “designated feeding area” will be present on the house floor that provides for voting access, but a parent will not be required to use it.– Sharon TillmanBishops approve task force on theology of social justiceThe House of Bishops, meeting during the 79th General Convention, on July 11 adopted a resolution that attempts to answer the question of how social justice fits into the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church. Resolution A056 directs the presiding bishop and president of the House of Deputies to appoint a Task Force on the Theology of Social Justice Advocacy as Christian Justice. The bishops approved the resolution without debate.If the $15,000 that is requested for the work is allocated, the committee would be tasked over the next three years to consider scripture, approved liturgical resources, other theological texts and previous actions of General Conventions to summarize ways in which the Episcopal Church understands the work of social justice as an essential mission and ministry of the Christian church. The resolution also directs the task force to study how the Episcopal Church currently fosters theological understanding and leadership for social justice, as well as to recommend ways to foster theological and practical conversation on social justice.– Mike Patterson Frank Harrision says: July 11, 2018 at 8:35 pm I find it wad, although these days necessary, that there needs to be a watchdog over “style of conversation.” You speak of “vulgar language, hate speech or personal attacks of any sort” as being eliminated. If I had done that in years past, I would have gotten “the look” from my mother and more especially my grandmothers. This was quite sufficient to freeze me and make me mind my manners. Does anyone else remember the times when good manners were demanded by family? Just curious. Rector Knoxville, TN July 12, 2018 at 3:42 pm Dear Ms. Nance. I would imagine that what you say is not exactly the truth. Or perhaps it is. You say, “I just don’t have room for the degradation of individuals or organizations.’ Let me suggest a counterexample. What of the Nazi party of Germany in say 1940. Would you not seek the “degradation” of this organization? I am merely curious concerning your universally applicable criteria for “degradation”. Thanks. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Posted Jul 11, 2018 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Frank Harrision says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing July 11 dispatches from 79th General Convention in Austin Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel John Roberts says: July 11, 2018 at 4:49 pm Lets hope TEC will also end up in the “Lost and Found’ Department!!! [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Much happens each day during General Convention. To complement Episcopal News Service’s primary coverage, we have collected some additional news items from July 11.Episcopal News Service Managing Editor Lynette Wilson, left, interviews Cuba Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio, right, via Spanish-language interpreter Dinorah Padro during a special edition of Inside General Convention. Photo: Melodie Woerman/Episcopal News ServiceSpecial edition of Inside General Convention focuses on CubaLynette Wilson, reporter and managing editor for Episcopal News Service, interviewed Cuba Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio and Western North Carolina Bishop José McLoughlin about the House of Bishops’ and House of Deputies’ historic vote to admit the Episcopal Church of Cuba as a diocese. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR General Convention, July 13, 2018 at 1:13 pm For those of you interested in Prayer Book revision, I strongly suggest reading this article:http://www.episcopalnet.org/TRACTS/Deceived.htmlpax — 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group July 11, 2018 at 7:09 pm Rev. Dr. James: I’m not sure your comment fulfills the Comment Policy, which is excerpted below. I hope you are able to find a forum in your life in which you find contentment and a sense of belonging. I value listening and learning to opinions of others, and hope you will find a place to share your thoughts without receiving an ugly response.We want these conversations to be safe, open and respectful, and so we moderate comments. We reserve the right to remove any comment that we consider to be inappropriate for any reason.Comments that are critical of ENS or the Episcopal Church are approved unless they use vulgar language, hate speech or personal attacks of any sort. We delete such comments immediately and may block those commenters from participating in the future. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Rev. Dr. James Hargis says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Susan Warner Nance says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Comments (12) Tags Rector Washington, DC Susan Warner Nance says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events General Convention 2018 Thomas Scott Ball Jr says: Rector Belleville, IL July 12, 2018 at 11:27 am Views of conservatives are not welcome. Rector Albany, NY July 11, 2018 at 7:53 pm Please spew your negativity elsewhere Rev. Dr. Doom and Gloom. Robbie Johnson says: Susan Warner Nance says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC July 12, 2018 at 1:16 pm Views of all are welcome for me, I just don’t have room for the degradation of individuals or organizations. That’s just me. July 12, 2018 at 8:45 pm Dear John, I think that many of the “old timers” (I am 83) are being forced out of the Episcopal Church by a group of Baby Boomers who want their way. Interestingly it is many of these same people who claim to love everyone and be inclusive of everyone. My general observation is that they are inclusive of those who agree with them and are, in MANY cases, shrill with those who do not. Director of Music Morristown, NJ William F. Maxwell says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME July 12, 2018 at 12:58 pm The Episcopal “Church” has become nothing more than a platform for radical left-wing ideology and practices. Raising homosexual “marriage” to the same level as true marriage, making God gender neutral, radical feminism, ecofascism, wasting money on “racial reconciliation”, whatever that means, changing the Prayer Book once again (it was bad enough in 1979). My 57-year association with Epsicopalianism will soon be ending. What liberals have done to the Church is nothing short of blasphemous. 24:06 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Frank Harrision says: July 13, 2018 at 12:38 pm I was ordained deacon in1947. I have lived my life within the life of the Episcopal Church, and while I have not agreed with every action taken by our church over those years, I have never for a moment believed that we have abandoned the faith and life of our historic commitment to Christ’s will for his Body. I see the faithful, week by week, fed and enriched and sent out into His world, to proclaim the Gospel to the best of their ability. I refuse to agree that we have abandoned our Lord or that He has abandoned us. Christ continues to work with imperfect sinners, including me. And including those who totter on the brink of despair.