Monday, February 22, 2016

Black History Month - Meet the Community

This is a republication of “Meet The Community” from 2014 in celebration of Black History Month. Like many Anglican and Episcopal churches, Black people are an important part of St. Philip's parish family. This series is offered in respectful appreciation of their esteemed place in our Parish as well as an acknowledgement of the important role of Black people in churches across North America.

Black History Month (BHM) takes place in February each year and it is an opportunity for all people to celebrate those who have championed civil rights, to remember some very disturbing facts about the past and to acknowledge the social justice work that still needs to be done.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

First Female Bishop Elected in the Diocese of Huron

Linda Nicholls, who has served since 2008 as suffragan bishop of Toronto and area bishop of Trent-Durham, was elected coadjutor bishop of the diocese of Huron Saturday, February 13.

“It’s a bit overwhelming, frankly—joyful, wonderful, exciting and quite remarkable—to be elected in a diocese that I have never served in, and to be entrusted with the responsibility to be coadjutor bishop,” Nicholls told the Anglican Journal February 16.

Nicholls was chosen out of eight candidates, winning on the third ballot. As coadjutor bishop, she will automatically become bishop of Huron—the first female to hold the title—when the current bishop, Robert Bennett, retires.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Churches that love their model more than the mission will die

This is the passage tweeted by Bishop Mary on January 29, 2016. It is excerpted from an article called 10 predictions about the future Church and shifting attendance patterns. These predictions were offered by Carey Nieuwhof, a Christian Week columnist. The Bishop also Tweeted the following from the same article: "As the church reformats and repents, a more authentic, more selfless church will emerge."

Churches that love their model more than the mission will die