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Ferrying the Primates across the Rubicon

Lambeth Resolution I.10 and the 2017 Primates Meeting: An Analysis of the 2017 Primates’ Meeting Communiqué by The Rev. Dr. Stephen Noll

October 20, 2017


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Caminemos Juntos Conference 2017

Passion for Gospel Centered Unity and Mission was emphasized at the Caminemos Juntos conference in Brazil

October 19, 2017


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In Memory of Professor Daniel Westberg

A Prayer for the Nashotah House Community

October 19, 2017


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GAFCON Chairman’s October 2017 Letter

Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, GAFCON Chairman, responds to Primates’ Meeting Communiqué

October 18, 2017


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New 2018 Liturgical Calendar

Introducing the New 2018 Liturgical Year Collection by Modern Liturgic

October 18, 2017


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Special Event: Liturgy Taskforce Webinar

Register for the ACNA Liturgy Taskforce Webinar today!

October 2, 2017


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Jerusalem Tours June 2018

A number of study tours to Jerusalem and the Mediterranean are are being led by members of the Anglican Church in North America this coming June.

September 21, 2017


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Hurricane Irma brings flood waters, loss of power, and havoc to the southeastern United States

On the heels of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma has brought flood waters, loss of power, and general havoc to the southeastern United States.

September 14, 2017


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Live Stream Sing! Conference September 18-20

The Sing! Conference is for church leaders to learn about building a Biblical understanding for congregational singing.

September 14, 2017


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Statement on DACA from Caminemos Juntos & A.M.E.N

Caminemos Juntos and AMEN make a statement in regards to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

September 13, 2017


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Relief effort now underway to help Hurricane Irma victims

Anglican relief efforts are now getting underway as Hurricane Irma brings devastation all across the State of Florida and beyond.

September 12, 2017


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Global South Primates’ Communique

The following is from the Primates of the Global South who met in Cairo from September 8-9, 2017.

September 11, 2017


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College of Bishops Statement on the Ordination of Women

A statement from Archbishop Beach and the College of Bishops on the ordination of women to the priesthood.

September 7, 2017


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Responding to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Archbishop Beach provides an update on the relief efforts following hurricane Harvey, and asks for prayer for those in the path of Hurricane Irma.

September 6, 2017


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A Call to Prayer for the Bishops’ Meeting

Archbishop Beach issues a call to prayer as the bishops meet to discuss the ordination of women.

September 5, 2017


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What we learned from Hurricane Katrina

It is very, very hard to watch images coming out of Houston in the wake of Harvey. Katrina left deep scars. When I see an image of my hometown under water, I can look past the damage and heart ache. And what I see is the church there about to experience its finest hour. 

August 30, 2017


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Church of the Apostles Anglican opens as official Red Cross Shelter

Church of the Apostles Anglican (Houston, TX) has just opened as an official Red Cross shelter for those displaced by the catastrophic Houston floods in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

August 29, 2017


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Report from Houston

Bishop Clark Lowenfield (Bishop of the Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast) is on the ground in Houston and is spearheading the Anglican relief effort now underway. Hear an update on how you can help.

August 28, 2017


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Support the Hurricane Relief Effort

Hurricane Harvey has already displaced thousands in south Texas and Louisiana, and the rains and flooding are expected to continue throughout the week to come. Archbishop Beach is calling the Church to pray, give, and prepare.

August 28, 2017


The Charlottesville Statement from The Anglican Multiethnic Network

The Anglican Multiethnic Network exists to help local churches embody the diversity that manifests God’s reconciling of the world to himself through his Son. To do this work effectively churches must be willing to speak plainly about the racism and injustice that continues to plague North America.

August 16, 2017


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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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On Lawsuits and Losses: A Meditation from Psalm 37

President and CEO of American Anglican Council, The Rev. Canon Phil Ashey, reflects on Psalm 37 after Supreme Court ruling.

August 9, 2017


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Takeaways from ACNA Assembly 2017: Mission on our Doorstep

New Wineskins Missionary Network reflects on the 2017 ACNA Assembly.

August 8, 2017


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Message from the Standing Committee of the Diocese of South Carolina

On August 7th, the Standing Committee of the Diocese of South Carolina met in prayer regarding the Supreme Court decision.

August 8, 2017


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2017 Provincial Youth Gathering: Mission on our doorstep

200 youth together for great worship. Powerful speakers. Aliens in the dark. PYG tattoos. It all happened at the 2017 Provincial Youth Gathering.

August 1, 2017


2018 Anglican Liturgical Calendars are now available to pre-order

Yes! The 2018 Anglican Liturgical Calendars are now available for pre-order!

July 31, 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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Bishop Lawrence Writes Diocese Following Supreme Court Ruling

“I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken” (Psalm 16:8). Bishop Lawrence writes diocese following Supreme Court ruling.

June 4, 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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