Category Archives: Updates

Synod Workshop: Reaching Out to Immigrants

Christine Jones is Director of Mobilization for the Anglican Relief and Development Fund, and serves on the Immigration Legal Aid Steering Team at Restoration Anglican Church in Arlington, VA where she and her family attend. With her husband Andrew’s long career in International Development, she has lived in Ecuador, Kenya, and Rwanda, and later traveled […]

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Synod Spotlight: Musicians Matthew & Micah Macaulay

Leading musical worship this year during Synod 2017 are Matthew and Micah Macaulay, who serve as worship leaders at Red Bank Chapel, Chattanooga, TN. They became newlyweds earlier this year, but their journey with music together began 14 years ago.  The couple met at college in Australia in 2003 – Matthew being from England and […]

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Workshop: Answering the Call to Short-Term Missions

The Rev. Chris Findley is Associate Rector of St. Patrick’s Anglican, Murfreesboro, TN, and is leading his workshop “Answering the Call: Small Churches & Short-Term Missions” during Synod 2017. How have you seen your parish benefit spiritually from the various short-term trips in which St. Patrick’s has been involved? It’s really opened up our eyes […]

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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Workshop

Victoria Schwartz is certified in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and as a trainer for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in all three age levels. She is a founding board member of the Atlanta Area CGS Regional Group – offering support and ongoing formation for catechists – and speaks at regional and national conferences […]

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Prayers for September 11

O God of grace and glory, we remember before you this day those who perished on September 11, 2001. We thank you for giving them to us as fellow citizens and companions on our earthly pilgrimage. In your boundless compassion, console all who mourn, especially their family and friends. Give them, and us, peace and […]

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Reaching the Next Generation: Engaging, Teaching, Discipling Millennials

The Rev. Al Allison and his wife Heather planted Red Bank Chapel – a chapel of The Mission Chattanooga – in 2013, opening a coffee shop and parents’ day out program. Fr. Al has been pastoring the millennial generation since 2001 and is leading his workshop “Reaching the Next Generation: Engaging, Teaching, Discipling Millennials” during […]

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New ‘Equipped to Heal’ Conferences for 2017-2018

Tallahassee to host healing prayer training, dates to be decided If you were unable to make it to the Provincial Assembly this year, one of its most well-attended subconferences will now be taking its training around the country. ‘Equipped to Heal’ was attended by over 400 people at Assembly 2017, sharing the tools to help […]

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Sitting with Grief

By Emily King, Marriage and Family Therapist and member of Apostles, Knoxville, TN. As a marriage and family therapist, I routinely talk about grieving with my clients. However, they may not know they are talking about grief. They expect their symptoms are depression, anxiety, or a relational issue. Yes, their symptom is what is happening […]

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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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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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