Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 [Episcopal News Service] In a preliminary decision, a California court has ordered the return of 27 properties held by a breakaway group to the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin and has said that dioceses cannot opt to leave the Episcopal Church.St. James Cathedral, the former diocesan offices, the Episcopal Camp and Conference Center near Yosemite National Park, the diocesan investment trust and 25 other church properties, valued at about $50 million, are included in the May 5 decision.In the 41-page opinion in a case brought by the Episcopal Church and its Diocese of San Joaquin, Fresno County Superior Court Judge Donald S. Black also said that “because a diocese is a geographical construct of the Church, it makes no sense that a diocese can ‘leave’ the Church; it does not exist apart from the Church.”While individuals may exercise their right of freedom of religion to leave and form a new church in another religious denomination, “they cannot tell the Church that it no longer has a diocese in a particular geographical area such as San Joaquin,” Black concluded.He also noted that church property is held in trust for the mission and ministry of the wider church. A former bishop lacked authority to transfer church property into the “Anglican Diocese Holding Corporation”, an entity created for the express purpose of preventing the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin access to it, according to the decision.San Joaquin Bishop Provisional David Rice said that while the ultimate result of the litigation “will inform and influence our exploration, our discernment, and yes, our prayers, it will not completely define who we are, nor how we respond missionally.”Rice, who was elected bishop provisional March 29, 2014, added that: “We are diligently working on deeper understandings of what it means to be welcoming, inclusive and reconciling.“We are exploring and discerning and praying through the ways in which we are being called to serve in our communities and to join God in what God is already doing in people’s lives. We have much to do as Episcopalians throughout this place called San Joaquin.”Diocesan chancellor Michael Glass said he believed Black’s decision to be one of the clearest and most comprehensive judicial explanations as to why a diocese cannot leave the Episcopal Church, “which we hope will be helpful to our fellow Episcopalians in the Diocese of Ft. Worth, the Episcopal Church in South Carolina, and the Diocese of Quincy.”“The court said the diocese did not and could not disaffiliate, because the accession of a diocese to the Church may not unilaterally be retracted,” Glass said. “It’s very clear that once you’re a diocese and you’ve acceded to the canons of the church, there’s no going back.”The decision will become final within the next sixty days or so, depending on whether the defendants will seek to have the trial court modify the decision from its tentative form, he said. Once the decision is finalized, the defendants will have approximately sixty days to file an appeal with the Fifth District Court of Appeal in Fresno.The Rt. Rev. Eric Menees, bishop of the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin, in a statement posted on the diocesan website, called for a May 17 meeting to discuss those options.“Please understand that, should this tentative ruling be formalized into a judgment, we will not have to immediately vacate our properties,” according to the statement. “Under these circumstances there will be time for an orderly departure.“Even if we were to accept the ruling and choose not to appeal, we believe there would be a window of time to negotiate the timing and manner in which the churches of the Diocese would surrender their property, allowing time for us to make plans for the future.”Glass said that the Episcopal diocese remains open to discussions with the defendants to address any pastoral concerns in any transitions resolving the property disputes.The disputes erupted over theological differences when Bishop David Schofield attempted to disaffiliate the diocese from the Episcopal Church in Dec. 2007.The House of Bishops deposed Schofield March 12, 2008. A month later, he transferred the diocesan property into a holding company he created, according to court documents.Meanwhile, property disputes involving three incorporated parishes have yet to be resolved. Trials are scheduled in two of the cases, concerning St. Paul’s, Visalia and St. John’s, Porterville, for November 20l4. A third property, St. Columba’s, Fresno, does not yet have a trial date.Other disputed properties have been returned to the diocese as a result of favorable court rulings, including: St. Michael’s, Ridgecrest; St. Paul’s, Bakersfield; St. John’s, Stockton; St. Francis, Turlock; Hope-Redeemer, Delano and St. James, Sonora. Another church, St. Paul’s, Modesto, was returned prior to litigation.–The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC Comments (5) Youth Minister Lorton, VA May 16, 2014 at 6:26 pm A clear, concise, linear well thought out judicial decision. Property AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC May 29, 2014 at 2:40 pm Let me express something, if a gardner works at a private estate can he claim he owns all the property? He is keeping it beautiful. And can the estate owner claim the wages of the gardner for he is workng his horticulture on the estate owner’ s land. Thus the gardner is the church seeking to breakaway from the Mother Church but not to forgo its Anglican worship. And the estate is the entire Episcopal Church of the United States. So I believe if the judgement says the church cannot breakaway from the National Episcopal Church and must surrender its lands and buildings the Mother Church has to pay the money value of the church building and lands of the parish to it before claiming new ownership. I ask the Courts to study this. There is no theocracy like in England. A church is the Body , Head and Bride of Jesus Christ. therefore it must stay Beautiful from his Holiness.It is His Creation , not even the greatest ideal of humanity could imagine It. Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET August 27, 2014 at 6:04 pm The Judge’s ruling is very clear and concise. My hope is that the property is returned quickly and that the group that left the Episcopal Church can move forth with their relocation plans. Patience on both sides needs to be demonstrated, and it sounds like Bishop Rice and the original Episcopal Diocese will do whatever they can to do that. Being a lifelong Anglican, the Judge’s ruling is no more than I would expect-anyone who understands how the Episcopal Church is set up would not be surprised. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Alda Morgan says: Stewart David Wigdor says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC By Pat McCaughanPosted May 16, 2014 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ August 7, 2014 at 5:08 pm This is all very sad. No one is the winner, except, perhaps the attorneys involved. The money that has been spent by both sides could have well been used to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, given shelter to the homeless…all thing we were told to do by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus has little regard for property or for money…he was interested in the salvation of the world. We seem to have lost some focus in the midst of all of this. It is all very sad. 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Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Anne Bay says: Lee Johnson says: Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 May 19, 2014 at 7:15 pm Either way the ultimate decision goes, there will be an enormous pastoral task laid upon all the members of the break-away church and the Episcopal Church. It sounds as if Bp. Rice understands that. I don’t know about the Anglican Church. This has been such a painful, ugly story. Compassion and attention to the Lord of the Church and his mercy are desperately needed. For the rest of us, we can do no better, it seems to me, than to pray for all sides that God’s will be done. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Calif. court’s preliminary decision: return 27 properties to Episcopalians Former diocesan headquarters, campgrounds and investment trust included Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH
Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [Anglican Communion News Service] Congregations from several London synagogues joined Christians at Westminster Abbey on Nov. 8 for a Service of Solemn Remembrance and Hope on the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. The pogrom was carried out by the Nazis throughout Germany and Austria on Nov. 9 and 10, 1938. It saw synagogues across the country destroyed and many Jewish shops and business premises vandalized, and homes of Jews were burnt down.Read the full article here. Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Posted Nov 9, 2018 Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Westminster Abbey hosts Christians and Jews to remember Kristallnacht Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Rector Martinsville, VA Anglican Communion, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ecumenical & Interreligious Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing
The 2017 Moonshiner’s Ball will take place in the Red Lick Valley in Irvine, Kentucky on May 19 – 21, and today organizers have revealed an exciting lineup for the festival. Headlining sets from Con Brio and Lydia Loveless top the bill for this festival event.The full lineup has a lot to offer, with sets from The Marcus King Band, Margaret Glaspy, Vandaveer, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Lil’ Smokies, Jon Stickley Trio, That 1 Guy, Tyler Childers, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Dawg Yawp, Blackfoot Gypsies, The Wooks, Nellie Pearl and Johnny Conqueroo. This is only the initial lineup, with more acts to be announced in the coming days.You can find tickets and more information on the festival’s website. See the full lineup announcement below.
Former Ghana international, John Paintsil, might have spent only three years in the Premier League but he earned himself quite a reputation.Seen as a no-nonsense defender, Paintsil was a player that opponents didn’t fancy coming up against.However, the former Black Stars right-back’s tactics were not always sportsmanlike, leading to some very unfortunate but still very memorable moments.Perhaps the most memorable happened while Paintsil was at Fulham.The West London side were defending a corner against Everton with the Ghanaian tasked with marking Toffees striker, Yakubu Ayigbeni at the near post.With all the players waiting for the ball into the box, Paintstil decided to unsettle the Nigerian forward the most awkward way ever; by grabbing his testicles.More from Citi Sports Yakubu was obviously not pleased about it and confronted Paintsil who put on his most innocent face.The referee missed the entire incident and the match was allowed to go ahead.Take a look at the video of the incident, posted on Twitter by Citi Sports Editor, Fentuo Tahiru: Paintsil has also had a previous encounter with former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, where both players got into a rib-squeezing match that ended in Gerrard almost crying out.One other hilarious incident, although traumatising for former Tottenham and England striker, Peter Crouch who narrated it, saw Paintsil threaten to end the lanky forward’s career.“[Painstil] said he was going to end my career, he said he’d break my legs. He was playing the right side of centre-half so I conveniently moved to the left side. He didn’t care about formations and tactics, he left a massive hole at one side of the pitch and was following me around. I was thinking ‘Oh my God, he’s going to kill me. He was trying to throw these elbows in,” Crouch narrated.Here’s a video of Crouch speaking to BBC 5 Live