Episcopal leaders join celebrations of Church of England’s first black female bishop By David PaulsenPosted Dec 4, 2019 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Dover Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin and Reading Bishop Olivia Graham are consecrated Nov. 19 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Photo: St. Paul’s Cathedral[Episcopal News Service] Last month’s consecration and installation of the first black female bishop in the Church of England were celebrated by a wide array of Anglican Communion leaders, including numerous leaders from The Episcopal Church.The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, The Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies president, was joined by West Tennessee Bishop Phoebe Roaf and Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas, among others, in attendance at the Nov. 19 consecrations of Dover Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin and Reading Bishop Olivia Graham at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. A reception followed at Lambeth Palace, hosted by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Hudson-Wilkin, a native of Jamaica, previously served as chaplain to members of the British Parliament and as priest-in-charge of St. Mary-at-Hill Church in London. Her appointment to succeed Bishop Trevor Willmott was announced in June.The bishop of Dover is technically a suffragan role in the Diocese of Canterbury, though it effectively entails oversight of the diocese, freeing the archbishop of Canterbury to focus on his responsibilities with the Anglican Communion and as head of the Church of England, according to the Anglican Communion News Service. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA “I’m excited, I’ve got lots of new people to meet, to get to know, and that fills me with joy,” Hudson-Wilkin said after her consecration, according to the BBC. “Beginning this new ministry, there is a sense of awe in it all. But also something refreshing about being open to the new things that God has in store, not just for me as a person taking on this new leadership role, but for our diocese as a whole.”Hudson-Wilkin led prayers during the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, a ceremony in which Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached.Graham, the bishop of Reading who was consecrated with Hudson-Wilkin, is the first female bishop in the Diocese of Oxford. She now oversees 170 churches in the Reading area.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Anglican Communion, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Jennings and Douglas served with Hudson-Wilkin on the Anglican Consultative Council, most recently in 2016, according to a Facebook post by Jennings.The Rev. Stephanie Spellers, the presiding bishop’s canon for evangelism, reconciliation and creation care, and the Rev. Ronald Byrd, The Episcopal Church’s missioner for black ministries, were among the church leaders who attended Hudson-Wilkin’s installation Nov. 30 at Canterbury Cathedral. Women’s Ministry People, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSDr. John GammachiaVeterans Day Previous articleVeterans can be your best employeesNext articleApopka voting analysis: School Board Member Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 InspirationBy Reggie ConnellTypically I do not write articles in which there are anonymous sources, particularly not the main subject, but I’m making a Veteran’s Day exception in this case. Let’s call this man Bill.After the Veteran’s Day event at the VFW/Apopka Community Center, I followed a lead from The Apopka Voice Publisher Dale Fenwick to a dentist office over near Errol where something called Bright Smiles was taking place.Dr. John Gammichia and a group of student volunteers from the UCF Pre-Dental Student Association and other volunteer dentists were offering free dental work for veterans. They provided teeth cleaning, fillings and extractions for what I believe were dozens (could be more) of veterans from 7AM until around 4PM. I could not get an exact count or any more specifics because the staff and Dr. Gammichia were too busy to talk to a reporter.The nerve of those guys!By the time I arrived, the line was shorter, but steady. Music was playing – “I’m proud to be an American” by Lee Greenwood. The grills from the Maitland Breakfast Club were blazing and it had the aroma of a large cookout or a tailgating row of cars and trucks at a football stadium. The temperature was an unexpected crisp 60-degrees, and all was right with the world. Three days removed from the most contentious election in history could not deter this moment.This was as Americana as you could find.I wandered around looking for a story. Most everyone was courteous, but clearly in task-mode. I asked a couple of veterans if they had time to talk to me, but all of them politely said no. Finally under a group of shade trees, I met a veteran with a story.Bill was a tall, thin man that looked to be in his 80’s with thick grey hair and a beard. He wore a Chicago Cubs cap, red sweatshirt, faded blue jeans and black boots. His wallet was chained to a belt loop in his back pocket. As I walked past he said hello, and I stopped and said hello back.“What brings you out today?” I asked.“I’ve had a toothache off-and-on for about a decade. I figured I should have it fixed before I die,” he joked.Bill is from Holly Hill, which is a small town kind of swallowed-up by Daytona and Ormond Beach. It sits mostly between US1 and the Halifax River.“Holy Hell they call it over there,” he said.Bill’s friend from Apopka told him about Dr. Gammichia’s free dental work for veterans, and he drove 60 miles to be at the event. Bill is on a fixed income and a tooth extraction is well outside of his budget.“I hope they work on veterans outside of Apopka,” he said.“As long as you have a great Veteran’s Day story,” I said to him. “That’s why I keep bugging you guys.”“You a writer?”“It depends on who you ask,” I said. “But that’s why I’m here. To tell a veteran’s tale.”“Well you’ve come to the right place. Have a seat and I’ll tell you about the friend I met in Germany.”I sat down and leaned against a tree to Bill’s left, and began writing…“I was a private in the 9th Infantry Division of the Army during World War II,” he said. “My unit fought in Algeria, Tunisia, Italy and Normandy. In the early months of 1945, we were fighting in the Battle of Hurtgen Forest in Germany, which was a prelude to the bloody Battle of Aachen, which was just before The Battle of the Bulge. I was on a late night watch by myself when out of the darkness a German soldier walked-up on me and before I could react, handed me his rifle.”Bill’s voice went from calm to excited as he told this incredible tale.“He could have shot me. And I would have shot him if he weren’t so damn quiet in approaching me. Instead he surrendered. I wasn’t religious at the time, but I remember thinking that God had to be a part of the timing.”As Bill walked the soldier back to his camp, he was told to stand guard over him because there was no set-up to process prisoners. The two men sat in a foxhole until morning.For hours they sat in silence, until suddenly Bill’s prisoner started talking. “I’m not a soldier. I’m a farmer,” he said. “And I’m not a Nazi. I’m a German.”Bill learned that the soldier’s last name was Bauer. He too was a private, about 20-years-old. Bill was not much older.“He spoke pretty good English, better than my German anyway.”Bill explained to me that Bauer fought to defend his country, and not because of the politics of the Nazi’s.“They took over before I was born. No one in my town liked them, but we were still Germans, so we fought to defend our homeland,” he said.“It was a struggle to talk given the conditions and the language barrier, but somehow we bonded in that foxhole. We were no longer enemies. We were friends.”Decades later, Bill looked-up Bauer from the small amount of information he had. He knew he was in the German military and that he lived in a small town near Frankfurt. He wrote a letter to a Bauer he hoped was the right one. Weeks later, he received a reply.Bill wouldn’t tell me what they talked about, except to say that Bauer was very wealthy and often helped Bill with finances over the years until his death in 1990. The two men had two reunions after the war – in 1986 and 1988.Bill did not have a moral to his story, it is but one of many soldier’s tales that should be shared more often on Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other day they want to tell them.And I have no moral either except to say that if two scared enemies, trained to kill, armed with rifles in the dark of night can somehow, by the Grace of God, come away not only alive but lifetime friends, then somehow… perhaps… Democrats and Republicans can find a way to get along too. Perhaps supporters and opponents of mayors, city commissioners, and school board members can find common ground and build their cities, towns and communities together in unity.Or at least be civil to one another on Facebook.One last thank you to the veterans of Apopka, Holly Hill and around the nation. I hope you had a great weekend. Your service is forever remembered.And thanks Bill, for your time and for your service too.Reggie Connell is the Managing Editor of The Apopka Voice and the Board Chairman of Inspire Church. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSEmergency RoomFlorida Hospital – Apopka Previous articleEuropean River CruisingNext articlePilot Program Helps Parents and Troubled Children Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 From Florida Hospital – Apopka Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear If you’re a parent, chances are you’ve had or will have to make the decision as to whether or not to take your sick child to the emergency room. Sometimes a call to your pediatrician’s office can help you decide, but if you can’t reach the doctor, keep the following guidelines (for children, not infants) in mind:BleedingTreat at home: Most cases of bleeding can be managed at home. For a typical cut or scrape, apply pressure if needed, then wash with soapy water, dry and apply antibacterial ointment and a bandage.Go to your doctor: If you’ve been able to stop the bleeding, but infection sets in, see your doctor.Go to the ER: If your child has a gaping wound (you’ll know this when you see it) or the bleeding continues for 15 minutes.Broken BonesGo to your doctor: If the bleeding has stopped, nothing feels numb, the child can move the injured body part, and the pain can be controlled with over-the-counter medicine, skip the ER, and see a doctor in a couple of days if you’re still concerned.Go to the ER: If you suspect your child has a broken bone, particularly if there is visible swelling or unevenness and bumps in the injured area — a sign that the broken bone is misaligned.FeverFever is a sign that your child’s body is fighting an infection.Treat at home: A kid with a fever will probably feel pretty yucky, but a temperature under 104°F can usually be managed at home.Go to the doctor: It’s time to see the doctor if the fever continues for more than five days or if your child is immune compromised.Go to the ER: If your child’s temperature is over 104°F, you need to head to the ER immediately, especially if there are other symptoms like labored breathing or vomiting.Respiratory DistressTreat at home: If your child has mild congestion like that associated with a cold and is otherwise functioning normally (playing, eating, drinking), then you can most likely handle things at home.Go to the ER: If your little one’s struggling to breathe, that’s a different story. Breathing faster than normal and/or working hard to breathe are signs that you need to go to the ER. Other indicators that will send you to the ER include your child looking blue, making wheezing, clicking or other strange sounds when breathing, or being listless.Vomiting and DiarrheaThese symptoms can be caused by a variety of things, but in kids vomiting and diarrhea are usually the result of a stomach virus that will go away on its own in a couple of days. The main concern with vomiting and diarrhea is dehydration.Treat at home: You can hang out at home if your child can keep down frequent, small sips of liquid and isn’t showing any other symptoms.Go to the doctor: If the vomiting/diarrhea continues for three days (without blood in the stool) or the child can’t keep down liquids, go to the doctor.Go to the ER: A visit to the ER is indicated if the vomiting/diarrhea is persistent and uncontrollable or shows evidence of blood, or belly pain, or if it’s been more than six hours since your child urinated.As a rule, if your child is able to walk, talk, interact and play, chances are whatever she or he has is not an emergency, saysDennis Hernandez, MD, pediatric emergency medicine physician and medical director, pediatric emergency center, at Florida Hospital for Children.Source: Florida Hospital for Children
TAGSOrange County Sheriff’s Office Previous articleHostess Brand Issues a Recall on TwinkiesNext articleVal Demings honors law enforcement officers on House floor Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Former girlfriend may have driven Loyd away from the crime sceneOrange County deputies arrested a former girlfriend of Markeith Loyd, and charged her with accessory after the fact of life/first degree murder.Jameis Slaughter, 25 of Orlando, was seen driving in the vicinity of the Wal-mart where Loyd allegedly shot an Orlando police officer approximately 90 minutes after the shooting, according to reports by The Orange County Sheriff’s Office. According to the report, Slaughter circled the area where Loyd escaped.This is the third person arrested and accused of aiding Loyd in the past 24 hours.On Tuesday evening, deputies arrested Zarghee Mayan, who worked with Loyd at an Orlando restaurant and allegedly made contact with Loyd on multiple occasions after knowing he committed a murder. Earlier today, Orange County deputies arrested Lakensha Smith-Loyd, the niece of Loyd, who allegedly picked up Loyd’s paycheck on January 7th.Slaughter is currently in the Orange County Jail.This a breaking story. As more information is known, The Apopka Voice will update this story.If you know the whereabouts of Loyd, you could be eligible for a reward of up to $100,000. Call Crimeline at 800/423-TIPS. The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 for voice, 711 and Video Relay Service (VRS). If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585. Help is available in many languages. Helpline numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST, seven days a week. Download the FEMA Mobile App and apply. TAGSFEMAHurricane Irma Previous articleA History of Veterans DayNext articleClerk’s office hosting a ThanksGIVING hurricane relief drive Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Online at DisasterAssistance.gov. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here You may also visit a Disaster Recovery Center. A list of DRCs is available on the FEMA Mobile App, online at fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or by calling the FEMA Helpline.FEMA specialists are in the DRCs to answer your questions about how to register for federal disaster assistance, explain what’s happening with your application and give tips on how you can get help for damage your insurance does not cover.After registering with FEMA, you may apply for an SBA low-interest disaster loan. Go online using the Electronic Loan Application via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. SBA representatives also are available at disaster recovery centers.For more recovery information, visit www.FEMA.gov/IrmaFL, or follow us @FEMARegion4 on Twitter and on FEMA’s Facebook page. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Two weeks remain for homeowners, renters, and businesses in Florida to apply for disaster assistanceFrom the Federal Emergency Management Agency If you are a Florida homeowner, renter or business owner who sustained property damage or loss caused by Hurricane Irma you have two weeks left to register and apply for federal disaster assistance.The deadline to register for assistance from FEMA and to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is Friday, November 24th, 2017.Survivors should register even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but eligible homeowners and renters may be able to receive money from FEMA for losses not covered by insurance to help pay for basic home repairs, temporary rental assistance and other needs such as replacing personal property. FEMA Individual Assistance is grant money that does not have to be repaid.You may register in one of the following ways: You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Information is available in ASL at: fema.gov/medialibrary/assets/videos/111546.
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here TAGSApopka Police DepartmentCookies and Milk with a CopMcDonald’sNorth Orange County Library Previous articleFDA adds Florida to the list of states recalling cut melon due to salmonellaNext articleFathers forgotten when it comes to services to help them be good parents, new study finds Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Don’t forget to come out to this morning’s Cookies and Milk with a Cop, hosted by Apopka McDonalds and the Apopka Library. This is a great program to have the kids interact with law enforcement during story time. This is a free program and cookies and milk will be provided during intermission. Times and Location: Today, at 11 am, Northwest Orange Library 1211 East Semoran Boulevard in Apopka.The Cookies and Milk with a Cop is an initiative started by Officer Andrew Raphael of the Winter Garden Police Department last year. The goal is to bring kids and Cops together in a fun and non-traditional environment that builds trust and makes friends.Cookies and Milk with a Cop is a joint venture between the Apopka Police Department, the Apopka Main Street McDonald’s restaurant and the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka.The APD provides a police officer for reading to the children.McDonald’s provides the cookies and milk.The Apopka Library provides a comfortable setting for the event.The events are held at 11 AM on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear
Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate *Compared to All the Metro Areas in the StateThe Villages MSA: Third Fastest Annual Job Growth Rate*Professional and Business Services (+7.7%) Fastest Annual Job Growth Rate*Manufacturing (+7.2%) Please enter your name here Nonagricultural Employment in The Villages MSA was 30,700, an increase of 800 jobs (+2.7%) over the year. The Anatomy of Fear Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Workforce Statistics and Economic Research.Next Release Scheduled for December 20th, 2019. Unemployment Rates The following HGIs Grew Faster in the CSCF Region than Statewide Over the Year:Professional and Business services (+7.7%)Manufacturing (+7.2%)Mining, Logging, and Construction (+3.7%)Government (+3.1%) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Nonagricultural was 1,356,800, an Increase of 44,900 Jobs (+3.4%) Over the Year. Additional Information Central Florida’s Lowest Unemployment Rates:Orange County and Seminole County had the lowest unemployment rate (2.6%) in the CSCF region followed by Lake County (2.9%), Osceola County (3.0%), and Sumter County (4.0%). Second Highest Annual Job Growth*Mining, Logging, and Construction (+5,100 jobs) TAGSCareerSource Central FloridaUnemployment Previous articleHope CommUnity Center hosts its 45th Annual Toy Sale Next articleDemings introduces Digital Evidence Bill Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR From CareerSource The Trade, Transportation, and Utilities Industry (-100 jobs) Lost Jobs Over the Year. Highest Annual Job Growth*Professional and Business Services (+18,300 Jobs)Leisure and Hospitality (+9,800 Jobs)Mining, Logging, and Construction (+5,100 Jobs)Government (+4,000 Jobs)Manufacturing (+3,400 Jobs)Education and Health Services (+3,300 Jobs)Financial Activities (+1,100 Jobs) Trends in High Growth Industries (HGIs) Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 2.7% in October 2019, which was 0.2 percentage points lower than the state rate of 2.9%. —0.3 percentage point lower than the rate of 3.0% during the same time frame last year. The labor force was 1,428,380, up 41,879 (+3.0) over the year. There were 39,023 unemployed residents in the region. down graph Job Growth TrendsOrlando-Kissimmee-Sanford MSA: