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TREC presents final report for General Convention 2015 consideration

first_img December 23, 2014 at 9:50 pm Looks like more politics to me. When will they ever learn? Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church (TREC) has presented its final report to the 78th General Convention and to the Church, and for inclusion in Reports to General Convention, commonly referred to as The Blue Book.The report is available in English and Spanish.Also on Dec. 14, TREC also released A Word to the Episcopal Church about its final report.TREC’s work was directed by Resolution C095, which was approved by the 77th General Convention in 2012, with the specific task of preparing recommendations to the 78th General Convention for reimaging and restructuring the church.The Episcopal Church’s 78th General Convention, June 25-July 3 will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.The Episcopal Church’s General Convention is held every three years, and is the bicameral governing body of the Church. It is comprised of the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 active and retired bishops and the House of Deputies, with clergy and lay representatives elected from the 109 dioceses of the Church, at more than 800 members. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID General Convention 2015, Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Oliver Jones says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rev. Ruth B Paulus says: December 21, 2014 at 2:34 am Well intentioned vacuous rubbish. December 15, 2014 at 4:28 pm This is a pretty bold and thought-provoking report to be sure. I think they did a good job of laying out all the issues, naming the challenges that exist and presenting some overall solid reccomendations. Not all of them will be adopted at GC 2016, but that’s to be expected. I appreciate their efforts. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Rev. Vince Jang says: Rector Knoxville, TN TREC presents final report for General Convention 2015 consideration Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Rev. John Crist says: Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 PJ Cabbiness says: Rector Smithfield, NC Structure, Rector Belleville, IL Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA January 7, 2015 at 9:32 am Hmm. Not one mention of health insurance. Odd, considering that’s the biggest cost item in many budgets. Kenneth Knapp says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY January 14, 2015 at 4:47 pm The report says that “one priest, one Altar” may no longer be viable. HELLO, that model hasn’t been viable in the rural areas served by PEC for 25 years. Cluster ministries and yoked parishes are not new ideas, but they are good and viable ways to address the problems faced by small congregations. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rich Basta says: Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing Comments (7) December 16, 2014 at 12:59 pm I truly believe that this brings a tremendous sense of hope and renewal. It is about time. The Spirit is well and alive in the church and we need to get out of the Spirit’s way! Hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches. How incredibly refreshing. Thank you for all your hard work! Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group December 31, 2014 at 6:34 pm I started to write some input in a separate group. I am glad to see some of my viewpoints, shared by others are included. I do agree we still have a long way to go and hope reimagining will continue on after this convention is concluded. I had to go do something else which regretfully I did not complete further input. Thanks to all who assisted in this task as well. Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Posted Dec 15, 2014 Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church Press Release Service General Convention, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Working up a new two-year budget one of the challenges ahead for Hoosier lawmakers

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Google+ Facebook Working up a new two-year budget one of the challenges ahead for Hoosier lawmakers Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Previous articleAG Hill: No criminal charges for the late Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, regarding uncovered remainsNext articleFines of $2,500 issued in South Bend for reckless, celebratory gunfire Network Indiana Facebook (“Indiana State Capitol Building” by Drew Tarvin, CC BY 2.0) It’s a budget year at the Indiana Statehouse, meaning lawmakers will be figuring out how the state will spend its money over the next two years.This year will be especially challenging for lawmakers, says Chris Watts with the non-partisan Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute. He says that with the pandemic throwing a huge monkey wrench in spending last year, there will be much less to work within the next two years.“You’ve got to find $100 million in cuts from somewhere from a pretty thin sliver of spending,” Watts said.That’s on top of the already $700 million worth of spending cuts the state has already made. Watts said the state did a good job with those cuts because it allowed Indiana to rebuild it’s depleting surplus.“It’s amazing that we rebuilt the state’s surplus on the fly during COVID,” said Watts. “We’ve now rebuilt the state’s surplus to pretty much where it was at the end of the fiscal year 2019.”That was roughly $2 billion. The state had eaten roughly $850 million of that away when the COVID shutdowns were in full effect in order to help Hoosiers and business navigate through that time period.Now, Watts said there are many details that lawmakers will have to iron out. He said one of the things that likely needs to be sufficiently funded is workforce development programs.“You’ve got about a billion dollars worth of workforce development programs that haven’t been part of this conversation which I think now are more important than ever when you talk about the number of workers that have been displaced by the pandemic,” Watts said.He also said they will likely have to find some sort of financial help for teachers, whether it be through raises, or other financial means. Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest By Network Indiana – December 31, 2020 0 242 last_img read more

SARE Grant

first_imgAdding nitrogen to fertilize their crop is a substantial expense corn farmers have to consider when calculating their bottom line. A University of Georgia scientist hopes to help lower that cost by planting clover and corn together.With a $224,000 grant from the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, UGA researcher Nicholas Hill is beginning a three-year study of Durana white clover as living mulch in integrated corn systems. Bacteria take nitrogen from the atmosphere and change it into a form that plants can use. Working with the bacteria in the soil, white clover fixes nitrogen in its leaves. This reduces the amount of fertilizer farmers have to apply to add nitrogen. For the research project, a field is planted in white clover during the fall. Once nitrogen fixation begins, the clover absorbs the nutrients and stores it in its leaves. Corn is planted into strips of white clover that were treated with herbicides in the spring. Once the corn is planted and established, it continues to grow and shade the clover. The clover drops its leaves, and the dead leaves decompose, releasing nitrogen into the soil. The clover is tolerant of corn herbicides and grows back after the corn is harvested. “If we’re real lucky and have a good winter and a lot of clover growth, we can supply the nitrogen requirement for the corn by the clover,” said Hill, a professor with the UGA College of Agricultural Sciences.Not having to apply nitrogen could potentially save corn growers a substantial amount of money. Hill remembers when nitrogen sold for 15 cents per pound. Today, that number has risen to between 65 and 75 cents. If a farmer applies 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre — which is not uncommon — farmers could spend between $130-150 per acre on fertilizer.“What we hope will eventually happen is we’ll have a system where corn producers won’t require nitrogen fertilizer. Nitrogen prices seem to just continually go up, and grain prices don’t necessarily go up,” Hill said. Hill also expects to see water quality increase in the clover/corn fields and water runoff and soil erosion decrease. The clover will suppress weeds, like Palmer amaranth, between the rows, so herbicide usage will decrease, too.“We want to make sure we can get by with fewer inputs without compromising the yield of the crop,” he said.For more on UGA CAES corn research, see the website http://www.caes.uga.edu/commodities/fieldcrops/gagrains/corn.html.last_img read more

Longtime Douglas aide, Susanne Young, moving back to AG’s office

first_imgVermont Attorney General William H Sorrell announced Monday that Susanne R Young has been appointed as an Assistant Attorney General. She will serve as the supervising attorney for the staff that provides legal services to the Department of Mental Health.Young served most recently as Legal Counsel to Governor Douglas and as Deputy State Treasurer while Douglas was state treasurer. She returns to the attorney general’s office where she served for 17 years in a variety of positions, including as Chief of the Criminal Division and Deputy Attorney General.‘We are extremely fortunate to have an attorney with Susanne’s experience re-join our ranks at the AGO,’ said Sorrell. ‘Her knowledge of state government, her past experience in this office, and her familiarity with the legislative process will serve us well.’ January 31, 2010last_img read more

Berger urges CFPB payday rule exemption for credit unions

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger yesterday urged CFPB Director Richard Cordray to use the bureau’s exemption authority provided in the Dodd-Frank Act to exempt credit unions from the upcoming payday lending rulemaking.Berger reiterated that Section 1022 of the Dodd-Frank Act gives CFPB broad authority to grant exemptions on a rule-by-rule basis. He also noted that Cordray had called credit union payday alternative loans (PALs) a “good product” during his testimony before the Senate Banking Committee last week.“NAFCU and our member credit unions support the CFPB’s goal of protecting consumers from the dire financial consequences that often result from becoming entangled with predatory payday lending,” Berger wrote. “To ensure the continued existence of credit unions as a viable alternative to predatory payday lenders, NAFCU recommends the Bureau apply its Section 1022 exemption authority to credit unions conducting short-term, small-amount loans in accordance with current state or federal laws, such as the PAL loan program.” continue reading »last_img read more

3 simple marketing steps to reassure your members

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Hilary Reed Hilary Reed, founder of EmpowerFi, is an innovative thought-leader who has been involved in various aspects of strategic sales and marketing for 15 years. Her career began in 2000 when … Web: www.empowerfi.org Details In uncertain times, your members look to you. Let’s face it: no disaster recovery binder or business continuity plan can address the emotional toll “social distancing” is taking on your family, your co-workers, and your members. Schools and churches are postponing assembly, restaurants and branches are “drive-thru only,” and now almost everyone understands what “WFH” refers to (and if you don’t… keep reading).Now is the time to build brand equity with your members and community advocates. Below we’ll dive into specific tactics you can use to lean into your brand identity as the socially conscious service provider your members have come to know and love. Moments like these build trust and strengthen confidence.In other words, you were made for this. Show them your heart and your character.Be true to your brand.Your brand identity should be a security blanket for your members and for you. Ensure your tone is true to what your members have come to expect. If your brand is lighthearted, use this opportunity to bring a welcoming smile to your members’ faces. If your brand is characteristically reserved, own that lane and be the safe, secure provider they know. Your marketing team should ensure all copywriting and photo selection follows your brand guidelines.Overcommunicate.Next to faith and family, your members’ money is the most important aspect of their lives. They work all day every day to earn it and spend the rest of the time worrying about how to manage it. “Overcommunicating” to you is reassuring to your members. You have solutions to their problems, and they need to hear from you. Your marketing team should be committed to delivering quick turnarounds for your member broadcast correspondence.Be human.Falling back on policies written during a tabletop exercise 3 years ago is the easy path. Compliance matters now more than ever, but don’t forget you are PEOPLE helping PEOPLE. Do our effort and our message make members’ lives better in this challenging time? This is the best filter for your brand decisions right now. Your marketing team should develop the most appropriate, comprehensive go-to-market strategy for your organization and your members.WFH = Work from Homelast_img read more

Taking away guns is not the right answer

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWe must do something to stop our school children from being shot. How about a “tip line?” If someone is a threat to “go postal,” you report them to the FBI and they investigate and stop it before it happens. What? We already have that? And Nikolas Cruz was reported multiple times and it was ignored? OK then, let’s pass a law that makes it illegal to possess firearms on or near school grounds. If it’s illegal to have a gun near a school, everything will be OK, right? Huh? You say it’s already a felony to have a gun on school property? Oh, wow. These “common sense” gun control schemes simply aren’t keeping our schools safe.Here’s an idea: Let’s repeal the Second Amendment. If we can’t stop lunatics and misanthropes from shooting up our schools, let’s just take all the guns away. Hunters, recreational shooters, law-abiding concealed carriers — they’ll just have to suck it up. We can dress up some goons in special uniforms, maybe “brown shirts,” and suspend the Fourth Amendment and go door-to-door — at night.  Search every house.   I like that. The same as when alcohol was outlawed with Prohibition. We all know how well that worked out.George NigrinyScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Manchester expansion for Regus rival

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Inner City

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Greensburg woman arrested for auto theft

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — A Greensburg woman has been arrested after failing to return a rental car.According to police, Stephanie Quinlan, 32, was arrested on the charge of auto theft.Police say they were contacted on March 3 by the rental company stating that the vehicle, that was due on February 9, had not been returned.The company told police that Quinlan had originally rented the vehicle with a credit card, and then paid for two additional days by cash.They were unable to reach Quinlan when the vehicle became past due.The Decatur County Sheriff’s Department visited Quinlan’s residence, but were unable to located Quinlan or the vehicle.The company contacted police stating that Quinlan had contacted them stating that she would return the vehicle with the additional money owed two different times, but failed to show both times, so they requested the vehicle be reported as stolen and for charges to be filed.last_img read more