Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fundraiser for Missy's Daughter

Received this in my inbox today.  Passing it on:

I'm sort of reaching out to the old Fr. Jake's / Episco-blogging crowd here…

Many of you may have seen Missy Francis posting on Facebook about a fundraiser to help send her daughter Marigrace on a college trip to Europe. And I know you're all aware that Missy is pretty low on funds, what with being a single Mom and all.

So in case you haven't thought about it yet, I'd encourage y'all to go to her GoFundMe site and chip in a few dollars:

And if you know the email address for other folks that may be from our old crowd, please feel free to forward this. I think it would be neat if the old "Fr. Jake's" crowd could help out a little here…

Thanks, and have a good one,

Thanks, David.


Another Way to Re-Imagine the Church

From here:
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and on those in the tombs bestowing life! Alleluia!

This website is the result of conversations over the last few months among a group of Episcopalians who are passionate about our church’s health and witness to the world. We believe that we have reached a critical juncture in the life of our church, and respectfully submit A Memorial to the Church calling for our beloved Episcopal Church to recommit itself to the spiritual disciplines at the core of our common life, to go into our neighborhoods boldly with church planters and church revitalizers, and to restructure our church for the mission God is laying before us today. We hope for the renewal of our beloved church. We offer A Memorial to the Church along with many signatories from across the church. These signatories support the vision of the Memorial and its call to action...
Do go read the whole thing.  Note the names of the group who put this together.  I'm sure you will recognize some of them.  Then go read the Memorial, and add your name to it.   After that, take a look at the proposed resolutions.  There's some good ideas there, although some need to be talked about a little more, it seems to me.