Está disponible el Manual para obispos y diputados a la…

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI [Oficial de Asuntos Públicos] El Manual para obispos y deputados, una referencia importante para entender y navegar por la Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal, se ha revisado para el 2012 y está disponible para ser descargado sin costo alguno aqui.“El Manual para obispos y diputados es una referencia de la Convención General para los diputados electos, así como para los obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal, y está diseñado para ayudar a aclarar detalles sobre la forma en que funciona la Convención General”, explicó el reverendo Gregory Straub, Director Ejecutivo y Secretario de la Convención General. “El Manual es de vital importancia por su información preparatoria para la Convención General de 2012, y se puede obtener del recientemente rediseñado sitio web de la Convención General”.Disponible en inglés y en español, el Manual para obispos y diputados tiene 22 páginas e incluye un resumen del proceso legislativo, un listado de los presidentes de los Comités Legislativos, y un borrador del calendario de la Convención General de 2012.La Convención General de 2012 se llevará a cabo del 5 al 12 de julio en el Centro de Convenciones de Indiana en Indianápolis, IN.La Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal se celebra cada tres años y es el órgano bicameral de gobierno de la iglesia. Se compone de la Cámara de los Obispos, con más de 200 miembros, y la Cámara de los Diputados, con el clero y representantes laicos de las 110 diócesis, a más de 700 miembros.In English: http://bit.ly/wFv3TJ Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing 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 Tampa, FL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 center_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Está disponible el Manual para obispos y diputados a la Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Posted Feb 21, 2012 Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

Executive Council defers proposal to make diocesan asking progressive

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Executive Council defers proposal to make diocesan asking progressive Issue will come up again at council’s January meeting In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Executive Council October 2014, Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service 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 Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Executive Council, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Program Budget & Finance Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 27, 2014 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council Oct. 27 tabled until its next meeting a resolution calling for the 2016-2018 budget to be predicated on a progressive diocesan income asking structure.The action came as council’s Joint Standing Committee on Finances for Mission (FFM) prepared to release to the church for comment its “current working draft” version of next triennium’s budget.Council member John Johnson, who proposed the resolution via his membership on the Joint Standing Committee on Advocacy and Networking, moved to table his proposal just after it was introduced, saying that he was doing so because of that opportunity council will soon have to hear from the wider church on its work on the 2016-2018 budget thus far.The tabled resolution would have asked dioceses with annual income of $2 million or more to give 19 percent of their income to the churchwide budget, those with incomes between $1,999,999.99 and $1 million to give 15 percent and those with less than $1 million to give 10 percent.The Episcopal Church’s three-year budget is funded primarily by pledges from the church’s dioceses and regional mission areas. Each year’s annual giving in the three-year budget is based on a diocese’s income two years earlier, minus $120,000. Diocesan commitments for 2013 and 2014, based on the budget’s asking of a 19 percent contribution, are here.FFM spent a great deal if its time during this meeting building on the proposed draft budget that council is required to give to the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) prior to the start of the next meeting of General Convention.The current working draft’s revenue lines included a diocesan commitment amount that was based on assumed levels of the diocesan asking but council has not yet decided how it will calculate diocesan income for purposes of drafting its proposed budget. That decision will be articulated when council delivers the final version of its budget proposal to PB&F following council’s Jan 9-11 meeting.After FFM had worked most of Oct. 25 and 26 in executive session, FFM chair Bishop Mark Hollingsworth and the Rev. Susan Snook, who headed FFM’s budget subcommittee, presented council during an open session late in the day on the 26th with what Hollingsworth called its “current working draft.”Similar to her request when council got a budget review in its opening session on Oct. 24, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori instructed all who attended the Oct. 26 session not to publicize the details of the budget, pending its publication.Hollingsworth, Snook, Jefferts Schori, House of Deputies President Gay Jennings and Chief Operating Officer Stacy Sauls will stay at the Maritime Institute here to discuss the working draft and council’s budget process with PB&F during its Oct. 27-29 meeting.Soon after PB&F’s meeting concludes, FFM will release the working draft to the church along with a narrative to explain its assumptions and construction. It will be posted on the General Convention Office’s website and there will be a dedicated e-mail address for those who want to comment.“Please do not hold us to a date as to when this will be sent out to everybody,” Hollingsworth said to council on Oct. 26, adding that FFM members need time to write the narrative and be sure that the budget document correctly reflects the committee’s thinking at this point in the process. He predicted a release in the “next week or so.”On Oct. 26, Hollingsworth reminded council that when the working draft is posted it will not reflect a decision by council “but rather to continue the conversation” that will enable council to make “the best decision we can make.” He also noted that the comment mechanism on the General Convention website “won’t be a format for dialogue but for us to be able to receive input” and that FFM members will frequently access the comments.During a post-meeting news conference, Jefferts Schori said that she hoped those who commented on the budget would consider whether it “expands our capacity for mission on behalf of the whole Episcopal Church.”Jennings said she hoped that people “would not make a false dichotomy between, on the one hand, governance and administration and, on the other hand, mission,” adding that the portion of the budget devoted to governance and administration “is always as a servant of mission.”FFM, she said, “is looking always at how mission is facilitated but also how local ministry is empowered,” predicting the working draft of the budget will include expenditures meant to encourage mission work at the local level.The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, executive officer of the General Convention, said during the news conference that he hopes those who decide to comment on the budget “not become too fixated” on their particular interest, but instead consider “what God is calling us to do collectively to expand God’s mission.”FFM will revise the budget based on comments from PB&F and the wider church and have a final draft budget ready for the full council’s consideration during its Jan. 9-11, 2015 meeting. According to the joint rules of General Convention (joint rule II.10.c.ii), council must give its draft budget to PB&F no less than four months before the start of General Convention (essentially by February of convention year).PB&F is due to meet next from Feb. 23-25, 2015, to begin work on that draft budget. PB&F uses the draft budget and any legislation passed by or being considered by General Convention to create a final budget proposal. That budget must be presented to a joint session of the houses of Bishops and Deputies no later than the third day before convention’s scheduled adjournment. The two houses then debate and vote on the budget separately and the budget needs the approval of both houses.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books last_img read more

Miller Colombo to serve as director of Southwest Writing Center

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Posted Jan 21, 2015 Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Miller Colombo to serve as director of Southwest Writing Center Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs 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 Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls People Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [Seminary of the Southwest] Academic Dean Scott Bader-Saye has announced the appointment of Claire Miller Colombo to serve as director of the Writing Center at Seminary of the Southwest. Dr. Colombo has already contributed significantly to the seminary in recent years—teaching courses in theopoetics, serving as a writing consultant, and leading several well-attended and highly praised writing workshops for our students. She brings a wealth of wisdom and experience to the task of teaching effective writing and critical thinking.Claire received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997 and holds a Diploma in Theological Studies from Southwest. She has taught writing and literature in a variety of settings—including university and secondary school—and has published articles on topics ranging from English poetry to faith-filled parenting. As an educational writer and consultant, she develops religion and language arts curricula for Loyola Press of Chicago, is managing editor of their Seasons magazines, and contributes regularly to their Finding God newsletters. Claire also serves as co-literary editor of Theopoetics: A Journal of Theological Imagination, Literature, Embodiment, and Aesthetics.“Claire already enjoys a great reputation among the students. She combines writing expertise, pedagogical skill, and theological depth in ways that will impact all of our degree programs,” said Dr. Bader-Saye.The previous director of the Writing Center, Dr. Greg Garrett, will continue to serve as writer in residence and to contribute his gifts to the life of the seminary.Dr. Colombo began her new position at Southwest on January 1, 2015. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

Políticas migratorias de Trump imponen reducción a la red de…

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Shreveport, LA Faith & Politics, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Refugees Migration & Resettlement Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC 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 Aunque ella estaba en sexto grado, Ayesh, que huyó a Turquía desde el distrito de Idlib en Siria, no está asistiendo a la escuela. Foto Shehzad Noorani/UNICEF.[Episcopal News Service] El Ministerio episcopal de Migración (EMM por su sigla en inglés) suprimirá seis agencias de su red de filiales de 31 miembros en 2018 debido al cambio de política en EE.UU. que reducirá el número de refugiados a reasentarse en este país anualmente a más de la mitad.Las filiales y las diócesis episcopales donde se encuentran son:Refugee One en Chicago, Illinois (Diócesis de Chicago);Servicios sociales Luteranos del Noreste de la Florida en Jacksonville (Diócesis de Florida);Servicios sociales Luteranos de Dakota del Norte en Fargo y Servicios sociales Luteranos de Dakota del Norte en Grand Forks (Diócesis de Dakota del Norte);Ascentria Care Alliance en Concord, Nuevo Hampshire (Diócesis de Nuevo Hampshire);Ascentria Care Alliance en Westfield, Massachusetts (Diócesis de Massachusetts Occidental).El EMM No reasentará refugiados a través de estas filiales durante el año fiscal 2018 (del 1 de octubre de 2017 al 30 de septiembre de 2018).Las supresiones que se planean son un paso doloroso pero estratégicamente necesario, le dijo el Rdo. Canónigo E. Mark Stevenson, director del EMM a Episcopal News Service. Además, se producen después de otras dos recientes decisiones de reducir la presencia del EMM, una relacionada directamente con el cambio de la política migratoria del gobierno, y otra no.“Es doloroso, es horrible, pero esperamos —y rogamos— que hayamos tomado las decisiones correctas para la salud de la totalidad de la red y para el bienestar de los refugiados”, dijo él. “Esa es nuestra preocupación fundamental”.Luego de los decretos ejecutivos del presidente Trump sobre la inmigración que reducen el número de refugiados que pueden ser reasentados anualmente en el país a más de la mitad, el Departamento de Estado de EE.UU. ha emitido directrices a las agencias de reasentamiento para que planifiquen no más de 50.000 admisiones de refugiados en el próximo año fiscal. Los dos recientes decretos ejecutivos de Trump pueden encontrarse aquí.Stevenson dijo que el EMM y las otras ocho agencias de reasentamiento que funcionan con contratos del gobierno federal para reasentar refugiados “están contemplando reestructurarse a fin de tener el tamaño adecuado para el año fiscal 2018”.Las otras agencias de reasentamiento son el Servicio Mundial de Iglesias, el Consejo de Desarrollo de la Comunidad Etíope, HIAS (anteriormente conocida como la Sociedad Hebrea de Ayuda al Inmigrante), el Comité de Rescate Internacional, el Servicio Luterano de Inmigración y Refugiados, el Comité de EE.UU. para Refugiados e Inmigrantes, el Servicio de Migración y Refugiados de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de EE.UU. y Ayuda Mundial (Conforme a la legislación federal, los refugiados sólo pueden entrar en EE.UU. bajo el auspicio de una de estas agencias).“Estamos viendo también cómo estructurarnos para permanecer eficientes durante el resto de este año, porque gran parte de la financiación que nos llega del gobierno federal se calcula en base al número de refugiados que ingresa en Estados Unidos”, explicó él.Por consiguiente, cuando los refugiados no pueden entrar en EE.UU., las agencias de reasentamiento tales como el EMM reciben mucho menos dinero federal de lo que esperaban. Esa reducción también hace más difícil proporcionar los servicios regulares a los refugiados que ya están asentados en EE.UU.Los administradores de las nueve agencias se han visto obligados a tomar decisiones para preservar la red de agencias y filiales de una manera que resulte lo mejor para los refugiados.“Es importante para nosotros tener un sistema en que se reasiente a los refugiados donde sea seguro, donde sea rentable, donde les ofrezcan la oportunidad de prosperar como nuevos estadounidenses”, dijo Stevenson.Con esos intereses en mente, dijo él, cada agencia ha estado tomando decisiones basándose en donde  ahora funciona, donde funciona en sociedad con otras agencias y donde, las nacionalidades que se esperan de futuros refugiados, los refugiados anteriores, han creados comunidades que puedan sostener a los recién llegados.“No queremos dejar a una comunidad completamente tambaleante”, expresó Stevenson.El Rdo. Canónigo  E. Mark Stevenson y el personal del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración se reunió para un retiro en el Centro Denominacional de la Iglesia Episcopal en Nueva York al tiempo que el EMM y las otras ocho agencias de reasentamiento de refugiados en Estados Unidos se enfrentan a reducciones presupuestales debido al cambio de la política de EE.UU. sobre el ingreso de refugiados. Foto del EMM vía Facebook.Un momento inquietante para el reasentamiento de refugiadosLas últimas siete y media semanas han sido difíciles e impredecibles para las nueve agencias de reasentamiento.El 27 de enero, el decreto ejecutivo inicial de Trump suspendió el ingreso de refugiados en Estados Unidos al menos durante 120 días. El decreto también decía que cuando el gobierno levante la prohibición, impondría ulteriores restricciones a refugiados potenciales de siete países de mayoría musulmana. Además, Trump dijo que, después que el interdicto concluya, él autorizaría solamente el ingreso de 50.000 refugiados en Estados Unidos en lugar de los 110.000 que se contemplaban para este año fiscal. Conforme a la ley federal, el Presidente fija la tasa máxima de refugiados a los que les será permitido reasentarse en Estados Unidos. Las nueve agencias se habían acondicionado con personal y oficinas para reasentar el número mayor de refugiados.El juez federal de distrito James Robart de Seattle impuso una suspensión temporal al decreto de Trump el 6 de febrero, dejando el programa de admisión de refugiados del Departamento de Estado en el limbo. Trump emitió su segundo decreto ejecutivo el 6 de marzo, en el que quitaba a Irak de la lista de siete países y parafraseaba su primer decreto en un intento de evitar nuevas alegaciones de que violaba la garantía de libertad de cultos de la Constitución de EE.UU. El nuevo decreto mantiene la reducción del número de refugiados que pueden ingresar en EE.UU. después que la labor se reanude.El decreto del 6 de marzo quedó suspendido en tanto los magistrados de un tribunal federal de distrito revisan dictámenes que lo impugnan. El 29 de marzo, el juez federal de distrito Derrick Watson de Hawái emitió una suspensión más duradera del decreto. Watson había impuesto primero una restricción temporal. Este dictamen está en vigor hasta que Watson lo revoque, incluso durante el proceso de apelación, el cual el gobierno de Trump recurrió al día siguiente.El gobierno también ha apelado el dictamen de un juez federal en Maryland que bloquea el decreto. Y Robart, el juez federal de distrito en Washington, aún no se ha pronunciado sobre las impugnaciones al segundo decreto.El término “refugiado” tiene un significado legal específico. El Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados designa a una persona como “refugiado” si huye de la persecución, la guerra o la violencia. Esas personas solicitan esa designación y se consideran distintas de los inmigrantes. Pueden obtener estatus de refugiados después de que el ACNUR  aprueba su solicitud. El Ministerio Episcopal de Migración reasienta a refugiados que han recibido tal designación de la ONU, han sido remitidos por la ONU a Estados Unidos y han pasado a través de un proceso de aprobación en EE.UU.El impacto del decreto ejecutivo en el balance del EMM es especialmente drástico porque el EMM es un ministerio singular de la Iglesia Episcopal, tanto en lo estructural como en los fiscal. Si bien no está incorporado como un organismo independiente, como es el caso de la Agencia Episcopal para Ayuda y Desarrollo, el EMM recibe muy poco dinero del presupuesto denominacional, y el 99,5 por ciento de su financiación proviene del gobierno federal. Su oficina principal se encuentra en el Centro [denominacional] de la Iglesia Episcopal en Nueva York.Stevenson ha dicho que el 90 por ciento del dinero del contrato se destina directamente al reasentamiento de refugiados. El EMM retiene alrededor de $2 millones para gastos administrativos, incluidos los salarios de todo su personal nacional. Cualquier dinero que no se utilice se le devuelve al gobierno.Las filiales reciben dinero a través del EMM proveniente de los contratos federales y en consecuencia se enfrentan a drásticas reducciones presupuestarias cuando no ingresan refugiados en el país. La red del EMM es una mezcla de tres tipos de afiliados. Dos son esencialmente ramas del EMM. El resto son operaciones independientes que funcionan sólo con el EMM o con el EMM y el Servicio Mundial de Iglesias o el Servicio Luterano de Inmigración y Refugiados o ambos.Las filiales están usando reservas de efectivo, [recurriendo a] recaudaciones de fondos y a cualquier otro apoyo que el EMM pueda darles para pagar a sus empleados y cubrir alquileres y otros gastos de operaciones. El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia acordó en febrero darle al EMM $500.000 para ayudarlo a través de 2017. La agencia misma anunció recientemente una campaña de recaudación de fondos para salvar la falta de financiación.En el año fiscal 2016, que transcurrió del 1 de octubre de 2015 hasta el 30 de septiembre de 2016, el EMM reasentó a 5.762 refugiados en Estados Unidos provenientes de 35 países, entre ellos la República Democrática del Congo, Birmania, Afganistán y Siria. Este año fiscal ya le ha dado la bienvenida a 2.766 refugiados y esperaba reasentar a 6.175 personas hasta el momento en que Trump firmó su decreto ejecutivo el 27 de enero. En total, las nueve agencias ya han asentado aproximadamente 38.000 refugiados este año fiscal, dijo Stevenson.Desde el giro impuesto por la política del gobierno de Trump, el EMM ha reducido su personal nacional en un 22 por ciento debido a la reducción de la financiación federal. A fines de febrero anunció que cerraría su oficina de Miami que tenía más de 30 años, no debido a las decisiones del gobierno de Trump, sino debido a los cambios hechos por el ex presidente Barack Obama a la política de EE.UU. sobre migrantes cubanos.Suprimir seis filiales de la red y cerrar la oficina de Miami equivale a una reducción de un 23 por ciento en la red, dijo Stevenson. “Confiamos que será suficiente”, añadió.Algunas de las otras ocho agencias de reasentamiento ya han anunciado sus decisiones. Ayuda Mundial anunció a mediados de febrero que despediría a más de 140 empleados y que cerraba sus oficinas en Boise, Idaho; Columbus, Ohio; Miami; Nashville, Tennessee y Glen Burnie, Maryland.El Servicio Mundial de Iglesias ha comenzado una campaña de recaudación de fondos de $1 millón.La otra realidad, explicó Stevenson, es que el número reducido de refugiados y las decisiones de las agencias afectarán negativamente las economías de las ciudades de las filiales. Los dueños de casas que les alquilan a los refugiados, los empleadores que los contratan y los maestros de idiomas, el personal médico, los empleados docentes que los ayudan a integrarse en la sociedad estadounidense perderán dinero o empleos, predijo Stevenson.“Estamos tomando las mejores decisiones estratégicas que podemos todos los días en base a la información que tenemos delante de nosotros”, afirmó él. “De manera que, dada la información de que ahora disponemos y los supuestos con que todos estamos trabajando en las nueve agencias de reasentamiento, creemos que ese ajuste en el tamaño de nuestra red nos posicionará adecuadamente para ser un sistema robusto para el reasentamiento de refugiados al concluir la suspensión y el año fiscal 2018”.En el ínterin, Rebecca Linder Blachly, directora de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia Episcopal, dijo a ENS que su oficina continuaría colaborando con esas personas en el gobierno que decidirán si la prohibición puede levantarse después de 120 días “a confiar en que tenemos instalado un buen proceso” para el reasentamiento de refugiados.El comunicado de prensa oficial concerniente a la reducción puede verse aquí.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora sénior y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Priest declares ‘Last Howlelujah Tour’ with ailing dog a barking…

first_imgPriest declares ‘Last Howlelujah Tour’ with ailing dog a barking success Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Patricia L. Farnell says: Father Mike Waverly-Shank says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC LA Davis says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing Comments (4) Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA July 19, 2017 at 5:28 pm Compassionate and caring priest for this precious creature of God’s creation. Fr Miller sets an example of compassion for non-human beings that all of us should embrace. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books July 20, 2017 at 7:46 am Praise God! If dogs aren’t in heaven I ain’t going! Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Nawiliwili “Wili” Nelson relaxes at Mountain View Presbyterian Church in Las Vegas, Nevada, the last stop on his “Last Howlelujah Tour” with the Rev. Bill Miller. Photo: Bill Miller[Episcopal News Service] The priestly pup Nawiliwili “Wili” Nelson has become quite the celebrity from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Las Vegas, Nevada, and he concluded his road trip with the Rev. Bill Miller on July 16 by topping $10,000 raised for animal wellness charities along the route of their “Last Howlelujah Tour.”Wili, a terrier mix, received a cancer diagnosis in November and was given as little as three months to live, but Miller’s beloved dog has hung on much longer with the help of surgery, chemotherapy and a healthier diet.Miller, rector at Christ Episcopal Church in Covington, Louisiana, decided to take time off this summer to spend quality time with Wili while he could, and they embarked on the road trip together on July 1. Their six-state tour featured events in 18 cities, including visits to churches, breweries and bookstores, where part of the proceeds of sales of Miller’s two books were added to the daily fundraisers.The duo made their final stop July 16 at Mountain View Presbyterian Church in Las Vegas. Miller delivered a sermon at two morning services and then spoke at a gathering hosted at the church in the evening.That one stop raised $3,500 for the Animal Foundation of Las Vegas, Miller said on his Facebook page, and the tour’s final fundraising total reached $12,150.“Thank you to Mountain View Presbyterian for your incredible hospitality,” Miller said. “Thank you to all our Episcopal friends that turned out to support us. … Our hearts overflow with joy and gratitude.”Along the way, Miller and Wili have been featured in news report after news report, from the New Orleans Times-Picayune to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. (Episcopal News Service also reported on the duo in this July 10 article.)Miller, a 58-year-old Texas native, adopted Wili 12 years ago while he was living in Hawaii. (The dog’s full name is intended to be a little bit Hawaiian and a little bit Texan.)He estimated the round trip will add about 5,000 miles to their Honda CRV by the time they get back to Covington, and after all the public events on the way to Las Vegas, the ride home will just be about spending precious time with Wili.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] July 23, 2017 at 8:11 pm Sweetest story. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 July 21, 2017 at 2:58 pm Agreed. It wouldn’t be Heaven without dogs. By David PaulsenPosted Jul 17, 2017 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK RD White says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Comments are closed. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate Diocese of Nebraskalast_img read more

Donna’s Deals: Make a Million Bucks by Playing with Toys

first_img Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGScouonsdealssalesshopping Previous articleAHS Candidate Debate Ends With Insults and AccusationsNext articlePurina Issues Voluntary Dog Food Recall Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 One family took playing with toys to a whole new level. And just for videoing their children playing with toys, they have now made a million bucks. How’s that for taking a video of your children at play?Mark and Rhea with the You Tube channel of “ilovemaything” can often have a video that will have 15K views in one day. According to the Tubefilter, an online service that ranks YouTube users,the couple has ranked in the top 50 of YouTube users with 26 million viewers in just one week!The majority of their videos feature their kids playing with Thomas the Tank. They produce and upload two videos a day. Read more about this family at Yahoo.Here are seven steps on monetizing YouTube videos from the Guardian.Don’t just follow trends- Don’t be a copycat,find something original.Be patient in the early days– No one becomes a sensation after one video upload.It’s worth investing in equipment-You can always start with a smart phone but eventually plan to invest in more equipment.You don’t necessarily need a large crewInvest time in Social Media-You need to spend as much time on Twitter and Facebook interacting with your fans as you do on YouTube.Collaborate, but bring something original to the table-One of the proven ways for YouTubers to build their audiences is by collaborating with one another, with emerging channels able to quickly pick up subscribers through a canny collab with a bigger starConsider Multiple Channels as You Grow-Avoid the one size fits all approach by launching more than one channel. Read more at The Guardian. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Orlando Philharmonic Announces 25th Anniversary Season

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom One-Night-Only Gala Concert to Feature Celebrated Cellist Yo-Yo MaThe Orlando Philharmonic announced its 25th Anniversary Season today, including a one-night-only gala anniversary concert featuring acclaimed cellist, Yo-Yo Ma and violinist Colin Jacobsen on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the Bob Carr Theater.The 25th Anniversary Season includes five concerts in the FAIRWINDS Classics Series, five programs in the Pops Series and five concerts in the Focus Series. The 2017 Sounds of Summer Series and the 2017-2018 Women in Song Series will be announced at a later date.“Our 25th Anniversary Season is really going to be special because we have amazing and diverse programming with world premieres by local composers, the great musicians of our orchestra, and Yo-Yo Ma is performing with the Philharmonic for the first time,” said Eric Jacobsen, music director.As the Orlando Philharmonic celebrates its past during the anniversary season, it also looks toward the future with the groundbreaking of Steinmetz Hall at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts scheduled for Monday, March 6.“There’s never been a more exciting time for the Orlando Philharmonic,” said Christopher Barton, executive director. “There’s so much to look forward to with the groundbreaking of Steinmetz Hall, the Yo-Yo Ma Gala Anniversary Concert next year, a new season that offers something for everyone and a community-wide anniversary celebration that will allow everyone to celebrate with us.”Use this link to see all the details. Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSOrlando Philharmonic Previous articleWekiva’s state title hopes end in finalsNext article41 snakes and a beetle Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Zellwood Red Caps host 28th annual FYI Trade Show

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Zellwood Station Red Caps will sponsor their 28th Annual For Your Information Trade Show at the Zellwood Station Club House from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.More than 500 people are expected to attend. The annual trade show is a fundraiser for the Red Caps numerous benevolent programs which include:Apopka High School: annual scholarshipWekiva High School: annual scholarshipZellwood ScoutingZellwood Elementary SchoolArmed Forces Veterans of Zellwood Station: Veterans Day CelebrationDebbie Turner Cancer Center and Resource Center donationFlorida Hospital Apopka: annual donationCamp Thunderbird: annual donationHospice of the ComforterLoaves and Fishes Apopka: food drives and annual donationUse this link to access exhibitor information.The Zellwood Station Red Caps is a 501(c)(3)  non-profit organization that operates benevolent programs. It all started with a group of likeminded men in 1980 who wanted to give back to the community by donating their time, talents, and financial assistance to those in need. With our group, this is an ever-continuing effort to serve for the betterment of the community and its citizens. We strive to help those in need of our services as well as render financial assistance. We are a community based service organization that continues in the tradition of our founders in 1980. Giving to those who cannot help themselves and have no other avenue of recourse. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSRed CapsZellwood Previous articleI will do it for you, baby.Next articleDollar General targets millennial shoppers Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Battling insulin resistance

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Do you have difficulty losing abdominal fat? Do you crave sweets and carbohydrates on a daily basis? Do you feel sleepy after eating, or shaky when you go without food for several hours? Do any of your first-degree relatives (parents, siblings, children) have diabetes or escalating levels of central obesity? If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, there’s a high probability that you’re one of the 80 million Americans with insulin resistance, also known as pre-diabetes.What is insulin? How does it work?Insulin is, by its very nature, an anabolic hormone. This means its primary job is to build and store. It’s important to the body because it allows blood sugar (or glucose) to get into your cells and provide them with energy. When we eat, our bodies break down food into glucose in the small intestine.Glucose travels through the bloodstream looking for cells that need energy. To get inside those cells, insulin is needed. It’s the key that unlocks your cells so glucose can get inside and deliver energy. When it arrives, it tells the cells to activate transporters that pull the glucose through cell walls. When the glucose moves into the cells, it creates energy that we need for everything we do – from exercising to thinking to working.What is insulin resistance?Insulin resistance occurs when your body becomes less able to use the insulin produced by your pancreas. When glucose moves into your bloodstream, your pancreas matches it with the right amount of insulin.This “resistance” means although there may be insulin in the blood stream, it’s not enough to unlock the cells and even more insulin is required to maintain normal glucose levels. Once your body is unable to compensate completely, your glucose levels become elevated and diabetes ensues. Insulin resistance develops in at least one out of every three American adults.What are the effects of insulin resistance?Unfortunately, for most Americans, the principal effect of high insulin is the storage of fat (central adiposity). Simply put, the higher your circulating insulin levels, the higher your chances of developing the dreaded “tire” around your midsection.Insulin also plays a central role in all of the components of the metabolic syndrome, namely elevated fasting glucose, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, low HDL (good) cholesterol and increased waist circumference. High insulin levels also contribute to elevated testosterone levels and irregular menstruation in women (PCOS), low testosterone levels (hypogonadism) in men and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Insulin resistance has even been linked to many forms of cancer!How can insulin resistance be identified?The best way to diagnose insulin resistance, or pre-diabetes, is to actually measure insulin in the blood (normal fasting level is < 5 uIU/ml). Other helpful laboratory measurements include fasting glucose (normal < 100 mg/dl), HgbA1c (three month average of glucose levels; normal < 5.7%), and Glycomarkâ (which approximates glucose peaks over the past two weeks). Finally, a darkening of the skin creases in the neck, armpits and/or groin (so-called acanthosis nigricans) is a reliable clinical sign of insulin overproduction.Can insulin resistance be treated?Fortunately, high insulin levels can be normalized with a combination of lifestyle optimization (Low Glycemic Load Diet and exercise as tolerated) and may or may not include a medication called metformin. By aggressively treating at this early stage, you can prevent, or at least postpone, the progression to diabetes.Source: Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name herecenter_img TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaFocus on your health Previous articleEnhance your neighborhoods at the Orange County Community ConferenceNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Focus on your healthFrom Florida HospitalCommon weight-loss issues, junk food cravings, and obesity concerns can be signs of insulin resistance and can lead to bigger health issues down the road. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Apopka Chamber joins Victory Church in aid to Puerto Rico

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mama Mia Mama Mia Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here 2 COMMENTS You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here If you have any questions, please contact us at 407-866-1441. October 4, 2017 at 12:53 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply There is weather news that we may have yet another hurricane here Sunday morning. Possibly a category 1 that looks like it will swing in on the west coast of Florida, and come in where the panhandle, and the west coast of Florida come together, the arch. This is all we need here, as the winds will be back, and whatever else bad it will bring. It was extremely windy, even yesterday. This one has been named now, as it has strengthened, and I think I heard it is named Nate, I believe. I have worked out in my yard so much lately, and have somehow gotten thorns in the back of my upper arms, and it is painful, and I can’t see back there on my arms anyway, not very good close up vision. Still have tree concerns in our yard, with more potentially strong winds coming. From the Apopka Area Chamber of CommerceOur deepest condolences go out to the victims and their families of this senseless tragedy that occurred in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Our hearts and prayers are with all of Las Vegas, and our nation, as we grieve for the innocent lives that were taken from us and we thank the first responders and the medical community for their heroic acts.Unfortunately, we know all too well the pain and suffering caused by such a horrific tragedy, and we should lead by example by offering our support and prayers as many around the world showed us. Today, we stand United With Las Vegas and pray for incredible strength, unity, and resilience in this difficult time of need.Additionally, we continue to pray for those who were directly affected by the devastation of Hurricane Maria. The Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce will be joining with Victory Church in Apopka to help gather and send relief supplies to the people of Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. Martin. We will be opening our doors to receive the following supplies until Thursday, October 5th at 10 a.m. and then we will be delivering these supplies to Puerto Rico that afternoon.Drop off Location: Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce180 East Main Street, Apopka, FL 32703Contact: Robert Agrusa | 407-886-1441Drop off times: Tuesday | 9am-5pm       Wednesday | 9am-5pm   Thursday | 9am-10amRelief items needed:Baby Diapers, food and formulaBottled water and canned foodsFirst Aid Items (Bandages, Alcohol, Gauze, Anti-biotic Ointment)Feminine Hygiene ProductsOver the counter medicines (pain reliever, diarrhea, cough)GeneratorsGrills and charcoalSleeping bags/cotsFlashlights and batteries October 4, 2017 at 1:03 pm UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! Reply I highly commend the Apopka Chamber of Commerce, and the various churches, for their involvement in helping the hurricane victims, and for their efforts to do whatever they can, to gather and send much needed relief supplies and aid. Thank you all for caring! TAGSApopka Area Chamber of CommerceHurricane MariaPuerto RicoVictory Church Previous articleChristine Moore files to run for Orange County CommissionNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more