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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.

January 16, 2018


Two Bishops Elected to Strengthen the Ministry of Chaplains

The College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America met on January 11, 2018 and prayerfully elected two suffragan bishops for the Special Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy.

January 16, 2018


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Prayer for the Family of Bishop Murphy

Archbishop Beach issues a call to prayer following the death of Bishop Chuck Murphy of the Anglican Mission:

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As many of you may have heard, after a long illness, Bishop Chuck Murphy of the Anglican Mission fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday surrounded by his family. Bishop Murphy played an important role in the formative days of the Anglican Church in North America. 

January 16, 2018


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Communiqué from the College of Bishops

Melbourne, Florida ~ January 8-12, 2018

January 16, 2018


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World Mission Sunday

Archbishop Foley Beach shares the importance of mission and resources available for you and your church.

January 16, 2018


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A Christmas Message from Archbishop Beach

Listen to Archbishop Beach’s Christmas message about Jesus’ birth and the two words that have defined 2017.

December 24, 2017


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“Filled with Christ’s Love”

An update from the Anglican Relief and Development Fund on relief efforts in the aftermath of this fall’s three devastating hurricanes.

December 20, 2017


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Created Male and Female

An Open Letter from Religious Leaders, December 15, 2017

December 15, 2017


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Anglican Family Conference 2018

Join Anglican Family for its annual conference January 17-19, 2018 at Trinity School for Ministry

December 14, 2017


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Volunteers Needed

The Anglican Church in North America is looking for volunteers to serve with the Communications Team over the next few months. Do you have a heart to serve and fit one of these job descriptions?

December 14, 2017


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GAFCON Chairman’s December 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.

December 13, 2017


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A Statement from the Global South Primates Regarding the Anglican Church in North America

Global South Primates discuss the events leading to their affirmation of the Anglican Church in North America

December 13, 2017


Calling Anglicans into Action for Life

Anglicans for Life will hold its third annual Summit: Mobilizing the Church for Life in Falls Church, Virginia on January 18, 2018 and its first ever Life Symposium: Equipping the Church for Life on January 26, 2018 in San Francisco, California.

December 12, 2017


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Growing Together in Communion: A Visit to Rwanda

This week Archbishop Beach traveled to Rwanda to preach, teach, share in worship and fellowship with the clergy of the province, and bring greetings from North America.

December 7, 2017


Anglican Congregation Asserts First Amendment Rights, Effects Change in City Policy

A David and Goliath story of how a small yet faithful congregation was denied access to a public park because of its intent to play Christian music but stood firm until city policy was changed, protecting religious freedom.

December 6, 2017


Life Matters

How Stephanie Gray changed the conversation and opened doors.

Stephanie will be one of the featured speakers at “Life Summit 2018: Mobilizing the Church for Life,” co-sponsored by Anglicans for Life and the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic.

December 5, 2017


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The Lord Will Build His Church

How A Louisiana Native Went Around the World and Back To Plant A Church

December 4, 2017


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A Clarification of the Instructions Given to the Holy Orders Task Force by Archbishop Duncan

Archbishop Duncan provides more information about the remit given to the Holy Orders Task Force at their formation.

December 4, 2017


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Opportunity in South Sudan

A reflection from the Anglican Relief and Development Fund on ministry in South Sudan

December 1, 2017


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Stepping Up Into Youth Ministry

An Interview with Eric Overholt

November 30, 2017


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Refuge in the Valley—Portraits of Hope

“The community needs to see refugees as real people with the same hopes and challenges that we all face, and refugees need to hear and see a broader community that welcomes them and wants to know them.” —Ernie Didot

November 29, 2017


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Sing! An Irish Christmas Concert Series

Build memories and invite your friends and neighbors to hear the true story of Christmas at the most prestigious concert halls in the country!

November 28, 2017


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Four Windows into the Matthew 25 Initiative

Look at four unique ways grassroots outreaches are making a difference in their communities.

November 28, 2017


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Anglicans & Community Collaborate at a Middle School in Chattanooga

Redeemer Anglican and local middle school team up to improve classroom.

November 27, 2017


From A Shepherd’s Heart: Staying on Task

A message from Archbishop Foley Beach

November 27, 2017


Support the Mission of the Anglican Church in North America

The last, the least, and the lost are being reached with the transforming love of Jesus Christ and YOUR GIVING IS MAKING IT POSSIBLE.

November 21, 2017


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A.M.E.N. Reads Resource for Epiphany: Gracism: The Art of Inclusion

The Anglican Multi-ethnic Network launches a series of resources entitled AMEN Reads.

November 13, 2017


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Life Insurance and Disability Plan New Member Days

Learn more about insurance benefits offered to dioceses, clergy and lay employees of congregations, and affiliated ministries.

November 9, 2017


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New Study Guide on the Anniversary of the Reformation

The Anglican Church in North America and the North American Lutheran Church release joint study guide highlighting our common understanding of Jesus Christ, the Scriptures, Baptism, and Communion.

October 30, 2017


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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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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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Convergence Conference at Asbury Seminary November 7-8th

Register for Convergence, a two-day gathering designed to help Anglican church leaders engage a new generation.

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

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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