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Archbishop Beach Addresses Lutheran Convocation

Read Archbishop Beach’s addressed the North American Lutheran Church at their 2017 Mission Festival and Convocation in Nashville, Tennessee on August 11, 2017:

August 11, 2017


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New Addition to Communications Team

The Anglican Church in North America is pleased to announce that this October Ms. Rachel Thebeau will join the provincial staff as a communications associate.

A member of Christ Our King Anglican Church in New Braunfels, Texas, Rachel earned a Bachelors Degree in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs from Southern Methodist University (SMU).  She then went on to get a law degree from SMU, sits on the State Bar of Texas, and serves as the Assistant Chancellor of the International Diocese. 

August 11, 2017


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The Matthew 25 Gathering Grows

Conference organizers for Matthew 25 are happy to report great attendance and response to a leadership event called The Matthew 25 Gathering in Scottsdale, Arizona, September 27-29, 2017.

August 10, 2017


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Everywhere Forward: The Anglican Church in North America engages in Mission on Our Doorstep

Archbishop Foley Beach challenges the the church to engage in mission right outside our front door.

July 24, 2017


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Provincial Council enthusiastically welcomes the Diocese of South Carolina

The Provincial Council 2017 unanimously votes to accept the Diocese of South Carolina into the Anglican Church in North America.

July 19, 2017


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The new Christ Church Vero Beach complex opens its doors

Over 380 members and visitors attended the opening services of the new Christ Church Vero Beach complex.

July 18, 2017


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Missionary Bishop for Europe consecreated

The Rev. Canon Andy Lines consecreated as a missionary bishop for Anglicans in Scotland, the UK, and Europe.

July 1, 2017


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College of Bishops approves admission of four new bishops

The College of Bishops approved the admission of four new members at its June 2017 meeting in Wheaton, IL. 

June 28, 2017


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Provincial Council Document Center open

Provincial Council is underway.  Learn more about what’s happening across the Anglican Church in North America.

June 27, 2017


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The Diocese of South Carolina to be received into the Anglican Church in North America

Provincial Council on June 27 will officially receive the Diocese of South Carolina into the ACNA.

June 26, 2017


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Bishop Ray Sutton installed as new Presiding Bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church

Bishop Ray Sutton was installed this week as the 17th Presiding Bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church.

June 15, 2017


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GAFCON Chairman’s June 2017 Letter

To the Faithful of the GAFCON movement and friends from Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria and Chairman, the GAFCON Primates Council.

June 14, 2017


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Archbishop Foley Beach Calls for a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Diocese of South Carolina

Archbishop calls for a Day of Prayer and Fasting on August 4th for the Diocese of South Carolina.

June 5, 2017


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Meeting Between Archbishop Beach and Patriarch Theophilos

Archbishop Foley Beach and Bishop Kevin Allen met today with His Beatitude, Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

May 31, 2017


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What do parents need to know about Christian Youth Groups?

Why is a Christian youth group important for healthy adolescent faith?

May 25, 2017


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Lectionary Inserts for Sundays now available

Lectionary Inserts for each Sunday of the Christian Year are now available starting with the Day of Pentecost, June 4, 2017.

The inserts are available for download from the ACNA website and can be printed locally by any congregation. They feature the Sunday readings (Old Testament, Psalm, Epistle and Gospel), as well as the appropriate seasonal greeting (acclamation), Collect of the Day, reading responses and notes on how offertory or post-communion sentences are chosen.

May 19, 2017


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How an evangelical church planter discovered freedom in liturgy

As the worship leader of a mega-church, Eddie Kirkland had a powerful platform to grow his ministry. And he left it all to plant a church—an Anglican church.

May 19, 2017


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A Joint Statement on Communion from the Primate of Bangladesh and the Primate of the Anglican Church

Read the entire joint statement released May 14, 2017.

May 16, 2017


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The Holy Orders Task Force Report

The College of Bishops appointed a Task Force on Holy Orders to provide the College with a scholarly and informed study on Holy Orders. This past January Bishop Hicks presented a report on the last phase of the process to the College, and we are now releasing the whole report to the Province.

May 15, 2017


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Apply to be a Communications Intern with the Anglican Church in North America

The ACNA is looking for a communications intern. Discover how to apply today!

May 3, 2017


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A Communiqué from the GAFCON Primates to Members and Supporters

GAFCON Primates met in Lagos, Nigeria last week to pray and work for the continued renewal of the Anglican Communion.

May 1, 2017


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A Statement on Truro from Archbishop Foley Beach

I have only recently been made aware of the “Truro Institute,” described as “A School of Peace and Reconciliation” which is proposed to be jointly led by Truro Anglican Church, Fairfax, VA, and the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.

April 25, 2017


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An Interview with Lisa Espineli Chinn - Part Five

For fourteen years, Lisa Espineli Chinn was the National Director of International Student Ministry at InterVarsity. She and her husband, Leighton, have been partners in international student ministry for decades.  Recently she sat down with The Rev. Canon Andrew Gross and shared how they met, and what marriage can teach about cross-cultural ministry.

April 20, 2017


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An Interview with Lisa Espineli Chinn - Part Four

For fourteen years, Lisa Espineli Chinn was the National Director of International Student Ministry at InterVarsity. She thought she was moving into retirement, but is finding herself drawn to mentorship and further ministry. Recently she sat down with The Rev. Canon Andrew Gross to share more about listening for God in this new season of life.

April 20, 2017


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An Interview with Lisa Espineli Chinn - Part Three

For fourteen years, Lisa Espineli Chinn was the National Director of International Student Ministry at InterVarsity. Recently she sat down with The Rev. Canon Andrew Gross to share more about what churches can learn about student ministry.

April 20, 2017


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An Interview with Lisa Espineli Chinn - Part Two

Church plants often start with small prayers. Lisa Espineli Chinn looked out from the kitchen window of her northern Virginia townhouse as she did dishes, and prayed for her neighbors as they got their mail. Within a short period of time, she and her husband, Leighton, were instrumental in the founding of Church of the Redeemer. For fourteen years, Lisa was the National Director of International Student Ministry at InterVarsity. Recently she sat down with The Rev. Canon Andrew Gross to share more about what she learned in that role, and what might be next for her ministry.

April 20, 2017


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International Student Ministry - An Interview with Lisa Espineli Chinn

Lisa Espineli Chinn’s career has been in ministry to college, including fourteen years as the National Director of International Student Ministry at InterVarsity.

April 19, 2017


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An Easter Message from Archbishop Foley Beach

“We are stewards of a sacred treasure: the mystery of the Gospel.” Watch Archbishop Beach’s Easter message.

April 15, 2017


North American ACNA Youth Gathering

Youth are invited to Assembly 2017. Learn more about several events and how to register.

April 13, 2017


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Download and share Assembly 2017 Posters and Bulletin Inserts

Share Assembly 2017 in your congregation!  Assembly 2017 will be the largest Anglican event in North America this year, and with a dynamic lineup of speakers and ministry-specific workshops there is something for everyone.  Speakers include Ed Stetzer, Ben Kwashi, Louie Giglio, Lisa Espineli Chinn, Michael Nazir-Ali, Dave Ferguson, Tito Zavala, Daniel Carroll Rodas, and Miguel Uchoa. 

April 10, 2017


Phase Two of Matthew 25 Initiative

We are excited to announce that phase two of the Matthew 25 Initiative is now available.

April 6, 2017


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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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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 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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Watch Assembly 2017 LIVE!

Over 1,400 Anglican leaders from North America are being joined by Primates, Archbishop, and bishops from around the Anglican Communion for The Assembly 2017 Conference (June 27-30, 2017).

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 30, 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 22, 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 13, 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 11, 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 13, 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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