Clergy Couples Conference held for priests, bishops

first_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 June 24, 2014 at 4:58 pm I, too, am married to a priest, she with 20 years of ordained life and me with 27.I wonder why we’re finding out about this after-the-fact? Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Edwin Cox says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID June 27, 2014 at 8:23 am Thank you Bob. I actually found Mel and Barbara’s names by reading an archived document on the first conference in 1986 and I contacted them prior to this recent conference. Fortunately they were able to be at the conference and provided a wealth of wisdom and information. I look forward to them participating in a future conference as well. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group June 24, 2014 at 5:59 pm Blessings to you all who share the same status as Jim and myself – 2 priests in one household and even sometimes in one church. We (and our 5 PKs) likely have shared many of the same crossroads on our similar journeys. We would like to know more about future meetings. Like our Episcopal Church – which has been described by Brian McLaren as the best kept secret of the church – this recent clergy spouse gathering happened under the radar. The CPG likely could be a good resource to reach us all. Jo Popham says: gwen Buehrens says: Diane Vie says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Nina Vest Salmon says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments (15) June 24, 2014 at 5:54 pm We do keep reinventing the wheel and losing memory. My wife Frances and I (33 + 30 = 63 years ordained and 15 married) responded to the 2006-2007 study (and she is a VTS grad and DioMd clergy), yet heard nothing of this conference. Bishop/Priest couples are not new — the first female Diocesan (VT) ordained in TEC was Mary Adelia McLeod, whose husband “Mac” was a priest (and who were both in seminary with me). June 24, 2014 at 5:18 pm I was surprised not by the number or diversity of clergy couples, but that there was no mention of deacons, whether deacon/deacon couples, or deacon/priest couples (I know several of these) or deacon/bishop couples, if any. If deacons are a full and equal Order, then they should have been included in this conference, too, or if they were, more mention should have been made of them. Diane Vie says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis June 24, 2014 at 4:41 pm As a member of a clergy team who just celebrated 52 years of marriage and 25 ydears of ordination, I regret not knowing of the conference. I suspect we could have made a contribution to the conversation. June 25, 2014 at 1:31 pm I’m on the State of the Church Committee and am aware that clergy couples have not previously been included of the committee’s triennial report. Because of Diane’s efforts to call attention to this significant demographic area of our Church, it will be part of the Committee’s report to the 2015 General Convention. What a great conference and opportunity for clergy couples! Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET June 25, 2014 at 6:13 pm I believe that my husband Daniel and I attended the FIRST Episcopal Clergy Couples Conference at Stony Point, NY in 1986. I seem to have missed the news about this conference as well — married 33 years, my husband has been ordained for 31 years and I will celebrate 30 years of priesthood in November. Glad to know there are so many of us now; there were not nearly so many in 1986! Associate Rector Columbus, GA Diane Vie says: June 24, 2014 at 5:59 pm Jan, thank you for bringing up deacons. I was thinking the same thing as I read the article. I do know of one Bishop/deacon married couple and several priest/deacon couples. I hope they were included in the discussion. Joanne Leslie says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Clergy Couples Conference held for priests, bishops Clergy from 12 dioceses met to celebrate the gifts for ministry that clergy couples bring to the wider church at the first Clergy Couples Conference held in the Episcopal Church in more than 20 years.The conference and retreat, which was underwritten in part by grants from the Virginia Theological Seminary and the Gadsen Foundation at R.E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church in Lexington, Virginia, was held at Bon Secours Retreat Center in Marriottsville, Maryland. This event was the brain child of the Rev. Diane Vie of St. John’s, Lynchburg Virginia. Vie, who is married to the Rev. Todd Vie of St. Paul’s, Lynchburg, has been passionate about this topic since seminary.“The project began before I could actually claim clergy status, when I was a seminarian married to a seminarian. I was deeply interested in the gifts and challenges of clergy couples and looked for information from the wider church on how clergy couples navigate this amazing life to which we are called not only as individuals but as a married couple. What I found was that there was little information and few resources for us. So, when I was a senior at VTS in 2006/2007 I began an independent study with my husband Todd and our friends the Revs. Chip and Lisa Graves, another clergy couple.” says Vie.   “My interest in clergy couples has deepened since ordination. Ten years later, I am back at VTS in the third year of my doctoral studies and I continue to study clergy couples in the Episcopal Church. There are still not many other voices out there, but there are many clergy couples who contact me anxious to explore.”There were plenty of voices in mid-June this year as clergy from all over the United States, from 12 diocese including clergy couples, representatives from Church Pension Group, Transition officers from the Diocese of Atlanta, Virginia and Maryland and a new breed of clergy couples; bishop/priest couples. The conference was held to support, engage and celebrate the ministry of episcopal clergy married to other clergy.This is an important topic as there are at least 428 couples in the Episcopal Church that are comprised of two ordained persons.The Rev. Canon Richard H. Callaway, transition officer for the Diocese of Atlanta, says that he was surprised to learn that his diocese has 14 clergy couples. If you had asked him before the conference he would have guessed a much smaller number.Lindsey Ryland, transition officer for the Diocese of Virginia, reports 15 clergy couples and the Rev. Stuart Wright of the Diocese of Maryland reports 17.The clergy in attendance agreed that all priests have highs and lows in their journey – and clergy couples share some of those and can claim a few unique ones as well. “It’s not that we have it any better or worse than other clergy,” says the Rev. Lisa Graves of St. John’s Church in Huntington, West Virginia, “it’s that we have a unique set of joys and sorrows. Gathering together to identify the best practices and worst pitfalls is true gift. The camaraderie and immediate understanding among these couples is uplifting.”Adaptability on the journey was a recurring theme at the conference, as couples spoke about the difficulties of navigating transition and search when there are two collars in the family. Many times one spouse will pursue parish ministry while another spouse pursues teaching, counseling or institutional ministry. Other times, clergy will take turns being the lead person in search with the “trailing clergy spouse” finding interim work, an assistantship or associate work or another call to ministry nearby.The dual nature of the sacrament of marriage and the sacrament of ordination fed many discussion as couples discussed raising children (double PKs) in two churches, the give and take of discerning call, the joys of having a built-in clergy sounding board and the adaptability of ministry required to maintain marriage and mission.“In the midst of tough times, I can’t imagine going through it without being married to another priest!” commented Todd Vie.One of the interesting components of this conference were the two sessions that focused on a new phenomenon; bishop/priest couples. The Rt. Rev. Clay Matthews, head of the Office of Pastoral Development for the Episcopal Church, talked with the group, which had two bishop/priest couples attending, about the fact that the Episcopal Church now has six members of the House of Bishops who are married to clergy, and a seventh is the new bishop coadjutor in Mississippi.Bishop Doug Fisher of Western Massachusetts is married to Betsy Fisher, vicar of St. Thomas in Amenia Union, New York. Fisher says that “the key to meeting the challenges and developing the opportunities of anything is an understanding of the situation. ‘Clergy couples’ have been part of the church’s reality for forty years. Diane Vie’s research and her willingness to document our stories will help the church go a long way in understanding, so challenges may be met, opportunities developed and God’s mission in the world celebrated.” The clergy in attendance agreed that all priests have highs and lows in their journey – and clergy couples share some of those and can claim a few unique ones as well.Vie is beginning a registry of clergy couples and hopes to offer another conference for clergy couples that can handle even more clergy couples. “We’ve created a Facebook page and are working on a website,” says Vie. “Knowing other couples and being able to advise or seek counsel from our peers is invaluable and a great gift to us.”Callaway said that it was an eye-opening gift for the transition officers to attend the event. “It was really meaningful for us to hear of the gifts and wonderful ministries of clergy couples. I came away more aware of the deep richness the couples have – even in the struggles – in their ministries.” Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rev. Adrian Aaron says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY June 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm Thank you all for your thoughtful comments regarding this conference. It is thrilling to see the interest people have in a conference like this one. One thing that has been made clear through the research I have done so far is that clergy couples – of all orders – have a deep interest in connecting with each other. With that in mind I see this as a critical time for this ministry as a movement with the hopes of having a bigger gathering in the future (that will include childcare!). This initial conference was planned as a research tool for my doctoral program and it was not possible, for privacy reasons, for me to obtain from CPG or Credo the names of clergy couples (deacons, priests or bishops) in the Episcopal Church. The initial conference had to be limited in scope and size due to the fact that it was being planned as a research project, rather than being planned by TEC or CPG. I reached out via Facebook and word of mouth and through other avenues to as many clergy as I could.The Facebook page is a page devoted to clergy couples of all orders. We hope that ordained folks in all orders will like the page, join the group, and send in contact info in order to get it into the database. 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Adrian A ron an Anglican and my wife Rev. Thamara Perera is a Methodist both of us ordained for almost 20 years and living in Sri Lanka. We have a daughter of 8 years. I have officiated in the Methodist on several occasions and it has been an joy and an enriching experience. Although we have not had such gatherings there are a few couples like that. As we might organize such gatherings in the future ecumenically I would like to study and learn the experiences in your context which can be a preparations for us to begin as well.If there are any documents I kindly request to E- mail to me. Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Posted Jun 24, 2014 Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Bob Partlow says: Diane Vie says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Jan Robitscher says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL June 26, 2014 at 12:21 pm I encourage you to contact the Rev. Mel Schlachter (ordained 1972) and Barbara Schlachter (ordained 1973) and married in 1968 who were very early advocates for clergy couples. They could give tyou a lot of history of the early struggles. Comments are closed. Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA June 27, 2014 at 8:35 am My previous comment mentions the Facebook page however if you are not on Facebook and you would like to be added to the data base we are creating for clergy couples (deacons, priests, bishops and both Episcopal or different denominations) please send an email with your contact information to [email protected] Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL June 26, 2014 at 4:48 pm I am wondering if there has ever been a study of clergy couples when they are in different denominations. My husband of 42 years, John, has served UU churches across the country, including eight years as UU president. We, too, were at the Stony Point conference and remember it fondly.Rev. Gwen Buehrens, Carmel CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 June 27, 2014 at 8:26 am Gwen,As this movement grows we are expanding the data base to include clergy couples when they are in different denominations as well. It would be great to add you and your husband to the data base. If you would like to be added please email me your contact information to [email protected] Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Washington, DC Tom Momberg says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bob Partlow says: Nancy Baillie Strong says: Rector Bath, NClast_img read more

Supporting our credit union community

first_img 36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Beth Cutler Beth Cutler is the Community Relations Director for CUNA Mutual Group and the Foundation Leader for the CUNA Mutual Group Foundation. Contact her at [email protected] Web: Details As 2017 comes to a close and we prepare to spend time with family and friends over the holiday season, it’s fitting to talk about giving back – to get out and make a difference in our communities.In fact, one of the more satisfying elements of my role is seeing my colleagues do just that, year-round. The credit union movement stands apart from the many others in the financial services industry through our genuine commitment to helping the communities we serve.But this year, let us not forget the other community that needs our support – the one I’m so proud to be a part of: our credit union community. There are still credit union people struggling to recover from the hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas. And, let’s not forget about those in California who continue to suffer through a series of catastrophic wildfires.One way to directly help is to donate to CUAid, the National Credit Union Foundation’s disaster relief fund. Every penny raised goes to support credit union employees and volunteers in areas affected by natural disasters. And the CUNA Mutual Foundation has pledged to match all new donations, up to $100,000, now until December 31, 2017.Credit unions can also help raise awareness of CUAid and encourage donations with these social media banner images.In times of crisis, we have always come together, rallying as a cooperative movement to support a common cause. We may belong to Credit Union X or Credit Union Y, but we all know it’s not the name above the door that makes a difference; it’s the people walking through it – from member to teller, branch manager to CEO.So let us make a difference now for our friends and colleagues who need us. Let us demonstrate that our founding principle of ‘People Helping People’ is as true today as it ever has been, and that while the news cameras may have moved on, we have not.last_img read more

Wellington’s Megan Campbell becomes MVP at WSU Invitational Friday

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Local · 382 weeks ago Congratulations athletes! Report Reply 0 replies · active 382 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down WHSFAN · 382 weeks ago Great job to all these fine athletes. Keeping doing what you love. Report Reply 0 replies · active 382 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wichita State University Invitational held Friday is a track meet to introduce a state meet atmosphere to high school track athletes in hopes it will inspire them to qualify for th big-time event in late May.If Wellington High School senior Megan Campbell has a similar track meet in May as this one, she is in for one heck of a weekend. Campbell won the Most Value Player for female track athletes at the WSU Invitational  Saturday.Campbell won the Elite Division 100 meters for all classes with a 12.26 run. She also won the Elite Division 200 meter for all classes with a 25.71 time.In other WHS track highlights:•Holly Wright took fourth in the Elite Division in high jump with a 4-11.25 leap.•Wright also took fourth in 4A-6A division in the 200 meters with a  27.90 time.•Avery Lewellen took third in 4-6A Division in high jump with a 4-9.75 leap.•Cajen Shore took fourth in 4-6A in the long jump with a 15.3.50 distance.•Shore took third in 4-6A in triple jump with a 32-00 leap.•The Wellington girls 4-x100 meter relay team of Shore, Campbell, Sober and Wright took first in 4-6A with a 51.37 run.•The Wellington girls 4×400 meter relay team of Roe, Sober, Wright and Campbell took first in 4-6A with a 4:15.34 run. Wellington head track coach Tyler Ryan said this could be a record.•Ian Stallbaumer took second in 4-6A in pole vault with a mark of 12-06.•Justin Bruns took fourth in 4-6A in pole vault with a mark of 12-0.•Colin Reichenberger finished second in the 110-meter hurdles in 4-6A time with a 11.85 time.•The boys 4×400 team of Hunt, Troutman, Pflazgraf and Haydon finished seventh in 4-6A with a 3:44 time.Wellington 4×400 teamlast_img read more

Bale under scrutiny again as Madrid feel the love for Vinicius

first_imgMadrid, Spain | AFP | “Bale es fantastico”, Real Madrid´s interim coach Santiago Solari said, but still took him off in the 71st minute against Real Valladolid on Saturday.Madrid were drifting towards a 0-0 draw at their Santiago Bernabeu home and, searching for inspiration, it was Bale´s number 11 that came up.He departed to whistles from the fans even if Solari, perhaps deliberately, spared him being being replaced directly by Vinicius Junior.Nevertheless, the 18-year-old came on two minutes later and made the difference, his shot deflecting in to give Madrid the lead.“Another day, Gareth will score,” Solari said. “And everyone will celebrate.”But those quickest to criticise Bale are circling again ahead of the trip to Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Wednesday.Support for Vinicius has been intense and Bale is seen as the one standing in the way. “Vinicius puts Bale in trouble,” read the frontpage of AS on Monday.One week into his still-temporary tenure at Real, Solari is confronting the familiar problem of how to get the best out of Bale, now the team´s most potent threat.This season, free of both injury and Cristiano Ronaldo, he started well, posting four goals and two assists from his first six games.But an adductor problem last month, combined with the team´s crash under Julen Lopetegui, disrupted his rhythm. He has returned but is still not fully fit. His performances have lacked edge.Still, the number of times Bale has been substituted has been a surprise, not least because his withdrawals have often come in the moments when Madrid should need him most.In his last nine matches, Bale has been taken off seven times, five of those when his team were chasing a goal. Once, with the game at 0-0 against Atletico Madrid, he was replaced due to injury. The other four – while level with Athletic Bilbao and Valladolid, and trailing Barcelona and Alaves – the reasoning was less obvious. Those calling for Vinicius to take Bale´s spot perhaps overlook the Welshman´s 24 goals in 41 appearances last season. Two of them won Real Madrid the Champions League final in May.Vinicius, signed from Flamengo for 45 million euros in the summer, is a precocious talent but he has fewer appearances for Real in his career than Bale has goals since August.“Footballers cannot fight against what goes on around them,” Solari said. “The media, the fans, they are excited about Vinicius and that is fantastic, but his virtues are as evident as his weaknesses and his age. He has had almost no time to mature.”If Solari believes the excitement around the teenager is worth harnessing, perhaps the Brazilian could slot into a front three alongside Bale, rather than instead of him.Benzema´s early form has also dipped but he plays the role of an attacking pivot as well as anyone. Marco Asensio, who started against Valladolid, has been quiet while Isco is still regaining fitness after appendix surgery.Finding the right combination, and extracting more from Bale, is likely to be top of Solari´s priorities.Discounting the Copa del Rey win over Melilla, who play in Spain´s third tier, four of Madrid´s last five goals have come from their left-back, central defender and an own-goal. “It’s a very bad patch we’ve gone through,” said Sergio Ramos on Saturday.Club president Florentino Perez could yet be tempted into the transfer market in January, particularly after UEFA abolished their rule on players being cup-tied in European competitions. Harry Kane, Robert Lewandowski or Eden Hazard are no longer restricted like before.But for Solari, the time is now. Beat Plzen on Wednesday and even a draw away to Celta Vigo this weekend might earn him the job until the end of the season.A lack of alternatives means Perez would do well to look again in the summer, as long as Solari can keep them ticking over in the meantime. To do it, he will need goals, and Bale.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar : Split ODIs into 4 innings of 25 overs each!

first_imgAdvertisement 3e2hNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs964zaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ekl1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7kq2Would you ever consider trying this?😱8fg1kcnvCan your students do this? 🌚uq46Roller skating! Powered by Firework The former legendary Indian cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar told that the 50 overs game should be splitted in 4 innings of 25 overs. According to the legend of the game, introducing this format will help to get rid of various problems at this moment. The dew factor, toss and wash-out will not favour any single side if this format is accepted.Advertisement According to Sachin Tendulkar, team A will bat 25 overs and after that team B will bat 25 overs. After that, team A will again start from the point where they have ended their first innings and team B will bat in the last 25 overs. If team A lose all their wickets within first 25 overs, team B will get the opportunity to score the run inside 50 overs. There will 15 minutes break after each innings.Advertisement Sourav Ganguly has become the President of BCCI few days ago. Sachin gave him this proposal to introduce in the domestic cricket. Sachin Tendulkar also wants a huge change in the domestic cricket circuit. According to him, the tournaments like Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy and IPL should stay. The other tournaments like Deodhar Trophy, Duleep trophy should be abolished as no team spirit is formed in that short period of time.The curious case of India’s number 4: Both Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant walked in to bat at the same timeAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more