Bishop's Reflection on Gilroy, El Paso & Dayton
(August 9, 2019)
The Bishop shares his thoughts and reflections on the recent mass shootings that have shaken the nation. Read the special announcement HERE.
A Teaching from the Bishop on Mauna a Wākea
(July 21, 2019)
(The Bishop shares his thoughts and a statement prepared by two kānaka maoli clergy in the Diocese, about the issues taking place on Maunkea. Visit the special webpage of that message and statement HERE.)
Upcoming Seminar Opportunities
(May 24, 2019)
As the leaders of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaiʻi, I write to be sure you know about, will attend and will encourage as many from your congregation as possible to attend two important upcoming events.
First, “Invite/Welcome/Connect” (see Invite/Welcome/Connect) is coming to the Diocese on Saturday September 7, 2019. Led by Mary Palmer, Invite/Welcome/Connect "is a ministry of relational evangelism and congregational empowerment allowing churches to become places of genuine connection for inviting the faith journeys and stories of everyone, enabling deeper journeys of Christian discipleship and enabling the Spirit of Christ to be at the heart of each church's hospitable mission of spreading the Good News." The workshop will be taking place at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Davies Hall, from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. Cost is only $15 and includes lunch. Airfare will be covered for neighbor island clergy and two others from each church. Register at "Registration for Invite/Welcome/Connect".
In addition, “Invite/Welcome/Connect” will be offered on Kauaʻi. This opportunity is being provided by the generosity of All Saints’s Church and the Sloggett Fund. More information will be forthcoming.
Please make “Invite/Welcome/Connect” a priority for your congregation!
Second, I am pleased to inform the Diocese that the Reverend Jay Sidebotham from RenewalWorks (see Renewal/Works) is now scheduled to be with us as the presenter at Diocesan Education Day (Friday, October 25) and as the chaplain to the Annual Meeting of Diocesan Convention (Saturday, October 26). Many experienced Jay’s plenary presentation and workshop at “Renewal 2019.” Remember, Education Day is open to anyone in the Diocese, but it is particularly important for Diocesan leaders (including Delegates, Wardens and Vestry/Bishop’s Committee members) to take part. I hope that with this advanced notice, Diocesan leaders will try to hear Jay even if they are not delegates to Convention this year.
Please make Jay Sidebotham and RenewalWorks a priority for your congregation!
Earlier messages can be found on the archive page HERE.
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