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ERD Responds to Floods in Texas and Earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting local church partners in Texas, Ecuador and Japan as they respond to recent disasters. Throughout, local churches are reaching out in their communities to assess needs and accompany people as they cope with the immediate aftermath of the emergency. In addition to pastoral care, churches are also providing temporary housing assistance and emergency supplies such as food, water, fuel and other site-specific needs. Episcopal Relief and Development has issued a press release, "Responding to Floods in Texas and Earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan." Click the link below to read the Press Release in its entirety.
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Bishop of Episcopal Church in East Tennessee announces retirement

George Dibrell Young, III, fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee, has announced that he plans to retire at the end of 2017 and has called for the election of his successor. Before his election, Bishop Young served many years in the Diocese of Florida, most recently as rector of St. Peter's Parish in Fernandina Beach.
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New Alpha Course & Alpha Marriage Course Training Announced

A new Alpha Course and Alpha Marriage Course training workshop will be offered by Alpha and hosted by the Bishop’s Institute for Ministry and Leadership. These two courses will take place for clergy and lay leaders selected by their clergy to attend on Saturday, May 14, 2016 (walk in registration opens at 8:00 a.m.) at St John’s Cathedral, Jacksonville. Alpha training will be from 8.30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (with a break for lunch and lunch provided) and the short marriage training course from 2:00 -3.30 p.m. If you are a lay member of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida and would like to attend, please see your priest about attending and registering. The clergy have been sent the registration information. It is hoped that the clergy of the Diocese will attend and that they will invite lay leaders from their congregations to train as well. The price for the workshop is $30 (and includes lunch, snacks, and training materials); $20 pp for groups of four or more and $35 for walk-in registrations.
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