Sunday, December 31, 2006

Celebrate with the EpiscoPals!

The EpiscoPals are again hard(ly) at work on our annual, fun-filled Epiphany Celebration. If you would like to join in, contact Gil Peterson or Ken Schaffner. We are working on innovative ways to recruit and are planning a unique celebration this year.

We will be celebrating the Epiphany on Sunday, January 7, 2007 at 6 pm in the Parish Hall. Snacks will be provided.

Please plan to join us!

Mission Trip to Sudan

Five representatives from the Diocese of Bethlehem will make a mission trip to Kajo Keji during early January. Archdeacon Howard Stringfellow, Mr. Charles Barebo, chair of the feasibility study for the capital campaign, Dr. Randall Fegley, Mrs. Connie Fegley and Mrs. Jo Trepagnier from our diocesan World Mission committee will depart on the grueling two-day journey that will take them to the tiny Diocese of Kajo Keji on the Sudanese/Ugandan border. They will spend six days in meetings with representatives of the Diocese of Kajo Keji, the Mothers’ Union, an orphanage, some of the seven schools our diocese is supporting, an the Canon Beniah Poggo Memorial College. They will also travel to as many parts of the Diocese of Kajo Keji as possible, immersing themselves in the life of that diocese … meeting, planning, praying and worshipping together. Download the story and photos here.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Stay connected -- online with your diocesan community

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