MAY 2013, GOLDEN VALLEY, MN: As other schools lower expectations for the year, Breck School ramps them up.
Every May, the upper grades engage God’s mission in the May Program: a World Religion course for 9th graders, and an internship and community service program for 11th and 12th graders.
By Jamie Mair
Christ Church, Woodbury
This spring, Kenyan farmers have been walking their fields, planting seeds.
The money to provide these seeds came from pizza sales in Duluth and dinners in the Twin Cities. Youth sold truffles and seed art, and adults wrote checks after hearing the stories of Mission Project 2013: Seeds & Scholarships.
Faith communities in Minnesota collected nearly $40,000, half sent immediately after Easter to provide seed money for the current planting season. The other half will be used for scholarships for the next school year, which starts in January. [Read more...]
PINE RIDGE RESERVATION, SD, May 24-27: At the invitation of the local Lakota community, six brothers from the ecumenical Christian Community in Taizé, France, will lead young people, ages 18-35, in a weekend of prayer for peace and reconciliation among all people. The gathering will take place on the grounds of Christ Episcopal Church near Red Shirt, and is part of the brothers’ worldwide “pilgrimage of trust on earth.” [Read more...]
ST. PAUL – (MAY 1, 2013) – Mayor Chris Coleman and former mayor/future resident George Latimer joined Episcopal Homes President & CEO Marvin Plakut and other major stakeholders to break ground today on the $45 million Midway Village senior housing complex developed by Episcopal Homes of Minnesota on University Avenue on the Central Corridor Light Rail Line. [Read more...]
Applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 awarding of more than 60 scholarships from the Episcopal Church.
Scholarships are available for ethnic communities, children of missionaries, bishops and clergy, and other particular wide-ranging eligibility for education and training. [Read more...]
submitted by The Rev. Diana Rogers
Saturday, March 2nd, nine students and their site supervisors from Central Michigan University arrived at St Paul’s. They spent the week with us as they experience their Alternative Spring Break program. Last year the students volunteered at Minnesotans United for All Families, manning the phone banks and providing phone center assistance. This year they volunteered at the adult high school diploma program sponsored by Volunteers for America in Minneapolis where they assisted and mentored students who have emigrated from countries all over the world.
Due to a fall at the Y (where they were taking their showers) that caused a shoulder in jury to one of the students, they decided to leave on Friday night after their shift rather than Saturday morning. They arrived safely home at about 10am on Saturday morning.
As happened last year, the students were great guests, careful with the facilities and observant of all the guidelines for their visit. I even observed one of them bent over the stovetop as she wiped it down, careful to get every spot! We’ve invited CMU to consider St Paul’s for another visit in 2014.
Saint Paul’s on-the-Hill has become a new ministry with senior adults in the Shephard Park neighborhood of St. Paul. They are now offering a celebration of the Holy Eucharist — Rite 2 at The Wellington Senior Living Residence at 10:30 am on the 4th Thursday of each month.
“If you have members and friends of your faith community who reside in or near The Wellington,” says the Rev. Mark A. Thompson, vicar of Saint Paul’s -on-the-Hill, “please let them know about this new worship opportunity. If you or others from your faith community would like to attend as well, you are most welcome to do so.”
The Wellington Senior Living Residence
2235 Rockwood Ave., St. Paul, MN 55116
MARCH 16, 2013 — It was a sunny day when the Meeting of Elected Bodies (MEB) convened at Oak Ridge Conference Center in Chaska, and spirits were just as cheerful.
After a brief presentation during which the MEB heard about several collaborative projects going on all across the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, Council, the Trustees, and Standing Committee rolled up their sleeves and got to work. Amid quiet reflection, earnest discussion, and sometimes laughter, the MEB continued the process of transforming the way we engage God’s mission. [Read more...]
by Jamie Mair, Christ Church, Woodbury
At St. James Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, young people are making and selling prayer beads to raise money for students in Kenya.
And at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Duluth, they are raising funds with homemade truffles and hand-dipped strawberries.
Faith communities throughout the Episcopal Church in Minnesota are using their creativity to support Mission Project 2013: Seeds & Scholarship with money, prayers and new friendships this Lenten season.
It’s a project that benefits the faith communities in Minnesota by learning the stories of people half a world away — what passions they have, and the economic barriers they face. Learning those stories allows faith communities to respond with prayers and money to support Kenyan students and farmers. [Read more...]
by Newell Searle
Invitation. On behalf of Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio, Bishop of Cuba, we extend a warm welcome and an invitation to visit the Episcopal Church of Cuba and participate in a Mission Project at Itabo/Favorito. We will arrive in Havana on June 15 and return to the U.S. on June 23, 2013.
What is the purpose? This is an opportunity to show our gratitude for all God has given us by sharing our abundance, skills, and labor with our brothers and sisters. We will give as well as receive the love of Christ from those who live by faith in the face of uncertainty and austerity. [Read more...]