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2017 - July Diocesan Council Devotion Topic

Message from Bishop Howard: As our Diocesan Council continues its work on restructuring in order to become even more closely involved in the life of our Diocese. Father Weidner, from the River Region, wrote the following devotional for all to consider. I hope that you find it instructive and enlightening.
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St. Patrick's Bug Spray collection

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Saint Johns County, Florida conducts a Bug Spray Collection during Florida’s hot, humid, and incredibly buggy summer months. The church donates the collected bug spray to the Wildflower Clinic in St. Augustine, Florida for those who are homeless. (The Good Samaritan Health Centers, Inc. provides free medical services at its Wildflower Clinic to all qualifying St. Johns County residents who are medically uninsured and unable to afford healthcare.)
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Evangelism & Growth Initiative Web Page

For updates about the Evangelism and Growth Initiative from Canon Aaron Smith click below.
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137 Year History of Emmanuel Church in Welaka, Florida

In the winter of 1878 by request of a temporary resident of Welaka the Rev. W.H. Williams of Crescent City began a monthly service in the afternoon of a Sunday. The service was held in the public school room, which was two lower rooms thrown into one in a tumbledown dwelling.
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Keyser family celebrations at Church of the Good Shepherd

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd Jacksonville hosted two events for The Right Reverend Charles Lovett Keyser, Assisting Bishop of Florida, and his family this past weekend – July 7-9, 2017. On the evening of Friday, July 7, The Rev. Ron Owen assisted Bishop Keyser in the Blessing of a Civil Marriage and Eucharist for Charlie Keyser and Erin Ball, Bishop Keyser’s grandson and his wife. They are the parents of young Charles Warren Lovett Keyser, Jr. who was baptized with Father Owen’s assistance on Sunday, July 9.
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Meet Ben Hill, the Treasurer for The Episcopal Diocese of Florida

In 2001, Ben Hill retired as a Senior Vice President from CBS. He and his wife Dot left Washington D.C. and bought a home just outside Gainesville, Florida with the thought of enjoying a quiet life in the country. However, in 2010, the folks at CBS found Ben and asked him to go to the West Palm office and run their South Florida offices. Ben agreed to do that, and he and Dot kept their country oasis and commuted from office to home. A year after that, CBS asked him to also run the Tampa, Florida office.
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