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Parish Nurses: Where Medicine and Ministry Meet

While she was in the middle of her 25-year career as a surgical nurse in the Atlanta area, Susan Boyette already had an idea of how she might serve others in her retirement. Fourteen years ago, one of her good friends – also a surgical nurse – left her career to serve as a parish […]

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Sharing Christian Hospitality

By Bishop David C. Bryan. The Right Rev’d David C. Bryan serves as Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of the Carolinas and Assisting Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South and the Gulf Atlantic Diocese. 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.10 As each […]

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Youth Summer Service Missions

Summer may be a break from school, but it’s not necessarily a break from learning. Many students around the diocese will be heading back to school knowing more about God, themselves, and the needs in their cities – thanks to service retreats supported by churches around ADOTS. Fr. Collin Setterberg and Student Ministry Assistant Tracie […]

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Mission Matters Conference: Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for Mission Matters: Conference and Synod 2017! Mission Matters: ADOTS Conference and Synod 2017 How can local churches be on mission in today’s world? What can we be doing to reach our communities with the Gospel through our local churches and church plants? Join us as we gather to worship, re-connect, […]

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When a Tiny Church Decides to Give Big

“It is a blessing for our ‘tiny little church with a great big God’ to be able to provide fresh water to small villages in India. The greatest blessing is to know people have been brought to Christ through our gifts.” – St. Stephen’s parishioner In the last three and a half years, St. Stephen’s Anglican […]

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Spanish Language Ministries: Bishop Mike Chapman

Meet Bishop Michael Chapman and ADOTS Spanish-Language Ministry “What do you know about Peru?” After 20 years of ministry – much of it in Hispanic and international communities – Bishop Mike Chapman and his wife Linda were seeking their next steps in prayer. Linda received a word: “Peru.” Bishop Mike replied, “I know the Anglican […]

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The Importance of Rest

A year ago, I was given the opportunity to take a six-month sabbatical. I was excited and terrified about the time. How would I use it? Could I separate myself from work for that long? Who am I when I’m not working? It took me two months to quit checking email. It took me another […]

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Engaging the World Through Rwanda Ministry Partners

Talking with Regina Hopewell about Rwanda is like standing at the beach, taking in wave upon wave of an endless ocean. The ideas and possibilities pour continually, but each one comes with steadiness and passion, ready and waiting for those willing to take hold of the opportunities and rewards of partnering with our brothers and […]

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Deacons Weekend 2017

This past weekend the deacons of the diocese gathered for our second annual Deacon’s Weekend, this year held in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Deacons are called to sacramental, liturgical, and pastoral care ministries. Specifically, the Deacon assists the Priest in worship and administration of the sacraments, cares for the poor, the sick, and the outcast, and assists […]

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Church Planting Story: The Long Road to Anglicanism in Clarksville, Tennessee

St. Brigid’s in Clarksville, TN just held its first Eucharistic service this past January, as a church plant out of St. Patrick’s in Murfreesboro, TN. The lay leaders for St. Brigid’s, Wesley and Shari Brown, have had a long journey to Anglicanism – beginning for Wesley while he worked at a Baptist bookstore as a […]

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