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The Diocese of South Carolina votes to affiliate with the Anglican Church in North America

Summerville, SC (March 11, 2017)—The Diocese of South Carolina voted today to officially join the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).

March 11, 2017


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Phase Two of the Matthew 25 Initiative is now online!

The Matthew 25 fund has helped support nearly 40 new ministries.

March 3, 2017


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Remaining Prayer Book Working Texts Now Available

Of special interest immediately are the proposed rites for Ash Wednesday and Holy Week.  For those who employ the Great Litany during Lent, that working text is also now available. 

February 17, 2017


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Clergy Con Testimony: “Living Your Mission with Syrian Refugees”

Watch this testimony from Emily Kerr at the recent C4SO Clergy Conference on how an Anglican Church took in a refugee family from Syria.

February 6, 2017


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Registration underway for Assembly 2017: Mission on Our Doorstep

Assembly 2017 ((June 27-30, 2017) draws Anglicans from across North America and the world.

February 6, 2017


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Project New Garden: Building a New Church

After six months of planning, meetings, fundraising, permits and contracts, we began renovating our new church building the first week of 2017. Action has begun!

February 3, 2017


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A Call to Prayer for Immigrants, Refugees, and Government Leaders

Archbishop Beach issues a call to prayer for our neighbors and our nations.

January 29, 2017


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Archbishop Beach Commissions New Missional Initiative

The Telos Collective is a strategic alliance of Anglican leaders focused on reaching 21st century culture.

January 23, 2017


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World Mission Sunday is February 19, 2017

The second Sunday before the end of Epiphany is World Mission Sunday, and that day this year is February 19, 2017. Learn how you can make this special day spiritually challenging, prayerfully engaging and practically motivating!

January 19, 2017


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A Report to the Church from the College of Bishops January 2017 Meeting

Read the latest developments from the College of Bishops on ministry, worship, teaching.

January 17, 2017


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Bishop Jones to chair the National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces

The National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces (NCMAF) have unanimously elected the Right Reverend Derek LS Jones to serve as chair-elect.

January 13, 2017


Join the Bishops for Worship Online

This week join the College of Bishops online for worship both in the morning and for evening service.

January 10, 2017


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The Anglican Church in North America builds ecumenical bridges

Bishop Ray Sutton and Bishop Eric Menees lead a team to meet with representatives of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

January 5, 2017


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Anglican Diocese of the South sponsors national Prayer Conference (March 10-11, 2017)

Do you know prayer is important for your church or ministry, but just don’t know where to start? Do you have a prayer team ministry, but need some inspiration for the future? Registration is now open for a prayer conference featuring Judith MacNutt, Archbishop Foley Beach and Rose-Marie Tasker.

January 5, 2017


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Make a Gift, See it Multiply

All gifts to the Anglican Church in North America’s Matthew 25 ministries will be matched up to $1 million dollars.

December 28, 2016


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A Christmas Message from Archbishop Beach

Merry Christmas!  On behalf of the bishops, the clergy, and the wonderful lay people of the Anglican Church in North America, “Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year” to you.

December 24, 2016


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A Reflection on the 2016 Global South Conference

“During one of our services, we were asked to pray the Lord’s Prayer in our native language. What a beautiful sound of people from 16 different provinces praying the Lord’s Prayer together, but in numerous different tongues.”

December 21, 2016


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From power lifting champion to lay pastor

“I do believe that God calls us to work hard for people: to walk with them, cry with them, pray with them—and feed and clothe them too. Following God is not for spectators.”

December 19, 2016


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Archbishop Beach makes historic visit to Nepal

The Confirmation Service was held in Maranatha Church, located in a slum area in Pokhara City. This was a historic moment for the Anglican Church in Nepal as these confirmands were its first Anglican members from the western part of Nepal to be confirmed.

December 15, 2016


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Moving hearts in the mountains of Nepal

Pastor Daniel has a passion for the poor. He came to the Jagaran slum in Kathmandu, Nepal, nine years ago and today 40% of the people in Jagaran are Christians.

December 14, 2016


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On the Road with Bishop Mark Zimmermann

Bishop Mark Zimmermann and his wife Cindy went on the road with their 1998 Roadtrek 190 camper to visit their diocese. We caught up with him and asked him about this unique journey.

December 13, 2016


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Anglican priest faces jail for standing on public easement outside Planned Parenthood

When he was arrested, the Rev. James Linton, was standing on a public easement offering incoming mothers and fathers alternatives to abortion and praying for them to change their minds.

December 12, 2016


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How lives are changed on Anglican Short-Term Youth Missions

The Lord led us to people who were in trouble, and who were ready for a God who loved them and showed Himself by acting miraculously through the prayers.

December 12, 2016


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Discovering “uncommon grace” at the Uncommon Grounds Cafe

Uncommon Grounds is a café where anyone can come in to find a warm meal and a listening ear and sometimes, hope and a fresh start.

December 9, 2016


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Devoting Ourselves to the Prayers

The Rev. Michael Thorne Jarrett’s tells his journey of prayer and discovering the Daily Office. He is the director of The Trinity Mission, where you can discover resources for Christian formation and spiritual direction.

December 1, 2016


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New Website for United Adoration

United Adoration is a songwriting community committed to creating music with local songwriters and releasing them for use in the sacramental church.

November 29, 2016


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Mission Chattanooga Releases Advent Album: God With Us

Mission Chattanooga is pleased to present MissionSong, original music by writers, musicians, and music leaders at Mission Chattanooga, with their debut album Advent: God With Us

November 28, 2016


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An Irish Christmas: A Celebration of Carols with Keith and Kristyn Getty

Celebrate the Advent season by joining Ireland’s own Keith and Kristyn Getty, writers of modern hymns and carols for liturgical use (such as “In Christ Alone”), for their fifth annual tour of Irish Christmas-A Celebration of Carols!

November 28, 2016


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Bryan’s Advent Story

How an unexpected visitor and a congregation in Florida modeled hospitality, giving, and love in a season of transition.

November 28, 2016


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In Memoriam - The Most Rev. Royal U. Grote, Jr.

Please pray for the family, friends, and colleagues of The Most Rev. Royal Grote. 

From the press office of the Reformed Episcopal Church:

Our most gracious Lord called our Presiding Bishop, The Most Rev. Royal Grote, Jr., to his eternal home in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving Day.  He peacefully departed this life in his sleep.

November 25, 2016


Spreading the Gospel Far and Wide

JAFC Chaplain Norman Beale travels to Nepal with Archbishop Foley Beach and is reminded of his life and ministry there.

November 23, 2016


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National Diocesan Youth Ministry Co-ordinators Gather

What do the prairies, the deep south, the Texas Plains all have in common? They all had participants in the first National Diocesan Youth Ministry Co-ordinators Gathering by Young Anglicans Project!

November 22, 2016


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Register For SAMS-USA Short-term Missions Leaders’ Training

SAMS-USA is a missionary sending community. They engage with the worldwide church to experience the broken restored, the wounded healed, the hungry fed, and the lost found through sharing the love and power of Christ.

November 21, 2016


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Save the Date for Assembly 2017

I am writing to you today to invite you, your family, your parish and your parish’s youth to be in Chicago (Wheaton), Illinois for Assembly 2017 from 28-30 June 2017.

November 17, 2016


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Anglican Bishop and Peer Avoid Ambush in Nigeria

Bishop Stewart Ruch III of the Upper Midwest Diocese and leading religious freedom campaigner Baroness Cox avoided an attack by armed Islamist Fulani herdsmen.

November 16, 2016


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Dates of GAFCON 2018 Conference Announced

Anglicans from across to the globe will gather in Jerusalem for third GAFCON Conference, June 17-22, 2018.

November 16, 2016


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A Call to Prayer After the Election

These have been historic days in the U.S. and will have a ripple effect that cannot yet be predicted. I want to take a moment to speak to you about the next few days.

November 9, 2016


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Liturgical Calendars SOLD OUT

Update: The 2017 liturgical calendars have sold out.  The Liturgy and Common Worship Task Force will evaluate whether to initiate another run of the calendars.

November 9, 2016


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Restoration and Healing for Skeptical Insiders

When the Rev. Daniel and Holly Adkinson returned to their roots to plant a church, it initially felt more like starting from scratch than coming home.

October 18, 2016


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Anglican Communion leaders release Communique following Global South Meeting

Delegates from sixteen Anglican Provinces along with Anglican leaders from Bangladesh, USA, Canada, England and Australia. 

October 8, 2016


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Join Archbishop Beach on a Study Tour of Israel

Archbishop Foley and Allison Beach will be leading a study tour of Israel from May 23 - June 5, 2017.

September 29, 2016


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Diocesan Communicators gather in Virginia for second annual conference

Communicators from the Dioceses of the Anglican Church in North America gather at Truro Anglican Church in Fairfax, VA, for a two-day conference on best practices in communications, training, and building community.

September 28, 2016


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Always Forward launches new podcast on Church Planting

Dan Alger and Shawn McCain discuss “What is church?” with Bishop Stewart Ruch in the first episode of the Always Forward Podcast.

September 21, 2016


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Church Planters Boot camp to Take Place

The church planters boot camp is slated for October 17-20 at Church of the Apostles, Fairfax.

August 12, 2016


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Anglican pastor finds creative expression in painting watercolors

The Rev. Patrick Dominguez of Church of the Apostles (Raleigh NC) discovers the wonder of creating “Living Watercolors.”

August 12, 2016


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Convergence Conference scheduled for October 11-12, 2016, at Asbury

This fall there will be a Convergence Conference at Asbury Seminary.

August 10, 2016


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Pastors come together for healing in Dallas, Texas

Two clergy cross racial lines to bring a message of healing. Read how God brought them together, and sent them to Dallas.

August 3, 2016


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Register today for the Always Forward Church Planting Conference

Learn helpful strategies and develop useful tools to plant a healthy church (Aug. 25-27, 2016) in Denver, CO.

July 12, 2016


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2016 Anglican Family Symposium to take place at Truro Anglican Church

Anglican Family, a working group of the ACNA Committee on Catechesis, is pleased to announce the 2016 Anglican Family Symposium which will take place at Truro Anglican Church in Fairfax, VA, September 28-30, 2016.

July 11, 2016


Anglican Style: ACNA Apparel now available from Lands’ End

Now you can order Lands’ End ACNA Logo apparel for your personal use.

July 4, 2016


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New Bishops Admitted to the College

The bishops of the Anglican Church in North America met June 23-24, 2016 in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

June 30, 2016


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Two New Liturgies Released

The bishops of the Anglican Church in North America met June 23-24, 2016 in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina and approved new working texts for liturgical use in the Church.

June 28, 2016


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Provincial Council 2016: Live Blog

Watch and follow live as Provincial Council 2016 continues from St. Andrew’s Church in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

June 22, 2016


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Archbishop Foley Beach addresses Provincial Council 2016

Archbishop Foley Beach presents his annual address on the state of the province to Provincial Council 2016.

June 21, 2016


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The Bishop of the Gulf Atlantic reflects on the Orlando terrorist attack

Bishop Neil Lebhar of the Diocese of the Gulf Atlantic reflects on the terrorist tragedy in Orlando and what we must remember in this time of deep sorrow and great loss.

June 17, 2016


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Archbishop Foley Beach issues a Call to Prayer

Archbishop Beach issues call to prayer for the victims of today’s terror attack and their families.

June 12, 2016


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A Pastoral Letter from the GAFCON Chairman

Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, the new Chairman of the GAFCON Primates Council, writes to the Church.

June 4, 2016


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Sharing stories at the Matthew 25 Gathering

Carletta Wright’s nephew was gunned down a few weeks ago in the same park where their parish holds Sunday potlucks.

May 25, 2016


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Anglicans join together for common mission

Anglicans in the east and west of the United States are prayerfully and intentionally joining together ecclesial structures for common mission and ministry.

May 24, 2016


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Canadian Anglicans defend the unborn and March for Life in Ottawa

On May 12, 2016, clergy and laypeople from the Anglican Network in Canada participated in the annual Canadian March for Life, in the nation’s capital. 

May 24, 2016


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United Adoration Songwriting Retreat

United Adoration songwriting retreat will be in Dallas, TX, Friday, June 17th & 18th.

May 23, 2016


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The Life of a Carpenter

I arrived in Egypt in 2010 with a job description to establish a fundraising office for the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa. At first, both my Egyptian colleague and I did not like the idea of asking for money – a problem since our role was fundraising!

May 23, 2016


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Archbishop Foley Beach congratulates new Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Kenya

“I congratulate Bishop Ole Sapit on this new calling and look forward to serving with him on the GAFCON Primates’ Council.”

May 20, 2016


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May 29th designated as Anglican Communion Sunday

This year, May 29th has been designated as a unique Sunday to pray for the Anglican Communion and give to the work of the larger Church.

May 20, 2016


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Running the Race, Development Update

There are many different metaphors in the scriptures to describe the progress of the people of God.

May 20, 2016


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Always Foward

In 2009, at his investiture as the first Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America, Archbishop Duncan challenged our newly forming province to aggressively pursue the work of church planting by starting 1,000 churches in the first five years of our existence.

May 18, 2016


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Interns explore four levels of Church Communications

This year, the Anglican Church in North America has redesigned and re-launched their summer communications internship program. 

May 16, 2016


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Youth Ministry Coordinators Network Annual Gathering 2016

The National Youth Ministry Diocesan Network is an initiative by Young Anglicans Project to network across the various Anglican groups and Dioceses for the purpose of advancing Anglican youth ministry.

May 16, 2016


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60 Feet, Caring for Children in Prison

When most North Americans think of juveniles in prison we often have a certain image in mind, typically a youth in their mid to late teens who has been convicted of a violent crime.

May 16, 2016


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From A Shepherd’s Heart

Not too long ago, I was in a discussion with a woman who shared with me about talking with a teenager in a major city in the U.S. who had never heard the name Jesus!

May 13, 2016


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Beeson Divinity and the Anglican Church in North America Forge Partnership

Beeson Divinity School’s Certificate of Anglican Studies Recognized by the Anglican Church in North America

May 11, 2016


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Interview: Spotlight on The David Festival

The David Festival connects experts in the arts with those serving in the church.

May 11, 2016


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Drawn by God’s Beauty: The Surprising Jonathan Edwards

Most Americans know Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758), if they know him at all, as the preacher of “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” Many conclude that he is not only intimidating but also repulsive because of the wrathful God he depicts in painful detail.

In fact, historian of theological aesthetics Patrick Sherry has shown that Edwards made beauty more central to theology than anyone else in the history of Christian thought.

May 10, 2016


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New liturgies for review include Family Prayer

Among the new working texts released by the task force are liturgies for Family Prayer as well as Midday Prayer and Compline.

May 2, 2016


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GAFCON Primates Council release the Nairobi Communique

“It is a story about the grace of God at work both in the power of fellowship and the merciful love of Jesus.”

April 22, 2016


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New Song Church builds bridges in the community

New Song Church is committed to “building bridges by partnering with the community,” through worship, the arts, and mission.

April 19, 2016


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Registration is Open for the June 6-9 Church Planters Boot Camp

Leaders actively involved in church planting, or interested in becoming a church planter, should make plans to attend the Titus Institute for Church Planting’s Church Planters Boot Camp at Truro Anglican Church, Fairfax, Virginia.

April 18, 2016


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Partners in Preparation

Five dioceses in the Anglican Church in North America are forging unity and cooperation through a common ordination process.

April 14, 2016


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Continued Dialogue with the Anglican Mission

Archbishop Foley Beach, Bishop Philip Jones, Bishop Bill Atwood, Bishop Sandy Greene, Canon Phil Ashey and the Rev. Allen Hughes meet to continue conversations.

April 13, 2016


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Caminemos Juntos - Let’s Walk Together 2016

Caminemos Juntos is hosting it’s 6th annual conference focused on North American Latino ministry and church planting from August 4-6th at Rancho Hills Church in San Diego, California.

April 5, 2016


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Matthew 25 Initiative Now Accepting Applications

The Matthew 25 Initiative is accepting applications for matching grants from $3,000 to $25,000 through May 6.

April 5, 2016


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Biblically Grounded Conferences June 14-16, Vancouver, BC

Registration is now open for two conferences, both under the banner God’s Written Word: The Truthfulness, Dependability, and Power of the Bible.

March 29, 2016


An Easter Message from Archbishop Foley Beach

Watch an Easter video message from Archbishop Beach

March 26, 2016


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Christ Church Plano Appoints Fr. Paul Donison as Rector-elect

The Vestry Calls a Successor for Fr. David Roseberry after a Seven-month International Search

March 20, 2016


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Getty Music Partners with United Adoration to Release 15 Easter Hymns

Each year for the last 15 years, Keith and Kristyn Getty have written a new hymn for Easter.  This year Getty Music is partnering with the Anglican Church in North America’s music site, United Adoration, to offer a significant discount on music for Easter and Holy Week.

March 17, 2016


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Church camp shelters children after storm

Camp Crucis, a ministry of the Diocese of Fort Worth, provided emergency housing after severe storms brought high water and damage in North Texas.

March 13, 2016


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New Working Liturgy Texts released

The Task Force on Liturgy has released new texts for use by congregations in the Anglican Church in North America, following their approval in January by the College of Bishops.

March 11, 2016


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Interview with Archbishop Duncan on the new Lectionaries

Interview with Archbishop Robert Duncan, Liturgy Task Force Chair, on the new Daily Office Lectionary and the Sunday Lectionary.

March 8, 2016


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The Matthew 25 Gathering: Justice & Mercy Contending for Shalom

Recently members from across the Anglican Church in North America who serve the poor and marginalized came together to strengthen their ministries by supporting and learning from each other. 

March 2, 2016


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A Lenten Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Beach

Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins! His mercy endures forever. Amen.

February 29, 2016


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Confessional Lutherans & Anglicans Draw Closer Together

Anglicans and Lutherans release interim report on their ongoing ecumenical dialogue.

February 22, 2016


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Anglican heads interdenominational immigration efforts

The Immigration Alliance is a national, collaborative effort that equips churches across the country to provide critical immigration legal services to under-resourced immigrants. We do this through cultivating relationships among immigrants and churches in order that the Church might become an epicenter of multi-national welcome and community. Read more in this interview with Gus Haddad of the Immigration Alliance.

February 19, 2016


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GAFCON Chairman’s February 2016 Letter

During this Lenten season we walk with the Lord Jesus on his road to the cross and we cannot fail to be aware of Jesus’ clear sense of purpose. Luke tells us that ‘Jesus set his face’. He knew his destiny and never wavered in fulfilling God’s costly yet wonderful plan of salvation.

February 18, 2016


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“SEND Conference” coming March 4-5, 2016

Is there someone you know whose heart desires is to be part of raising up a work of God on a college campus?

February 13, 2016


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Free Getty Music for the Great Commission

Keith and Kristyn Getty are offering free music resources for a global event that your church can participate in close to home.

February 11, 2016


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Special Offer from Media Ministry

Now even a small group can purchase Anglican House publications at a 55% discount, i.e., you pay just 45% of a books’ cover price.

January 28, 2016


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World Mission Sunday 2016

In Mark 16:15 Jesus told his disciples to “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.”

January 27, 2016


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A Statement on Archbishop Beach’s Participation at Primates 2016

The Anglican Church in North America has received numerous questions regarding whether or not Archbishop Beach was “a full voting member of the Primates Meeting.” Archbishop Beach did not consider himself a full voting member of the Primates Meeting, but with the exception of voting on the consequences for the Episcopal Church, Archbishop Beach participated fully in those parts of the meeting that he chose to attend. 

January 25, 2016


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Celebrating the life and witness of Martin Luther King, Jr.

On this the celebration of the birth and life of Martin Luther King, Jr., I am reminded that as a pastor and Christian leader, Dr. King remains a lasting and important influence in my own life.

January 18, 2016


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Primates 2016: Interview with Archbishop Foley Beach at Canterbury

Archbishop Foley Beach is interviewed following the Primates 2016 meeting in Canterbury, England.

January 17, 2016


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