05.16.2020 Information on Web Seminar & Other Items

05.16.2020 Information

Hi All,

I am including on this message, a video from Bishop Stanovsky that gives us an update on church closures in our area. If you scroll down just past the video, there is an invitation to be part of a zoom presentation that the Bishop will be doing next Wed, May 20th at 9:00am. You need to register. Upon registering, you will be sent the zoom link.

Denise

Thursday, May 14, 2020 (Read More Click Here)
Dear Reader,
Do No Harm. Do Good. Stay in love with God.

During this week’s Wednesday Webinar with Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky, she reminded us of the Wesleyan principles – along with scientific facts – that are guiding her decision to maintain the in-person worship suspension through June 15, even as states in the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area begin phases of re-opening.

You can read more about her guiding factors below, but some of the words she shared, while talking to more than 200 clergy and laity during the weekly Wednesday Webinar bear repeating here:

"It’s become divisive. Different individuals think of it differently. Different communities think of it differently. And my hunch within the church is that it’s helpful to us not to have every local church need to fight over what the opening dates and criteria are going to be. And so, I take that on myself, not because I think I’m smarter than anybody else, but because I’m in the role that the church has set up to provide that kind of consistency and oversight."

Your compassion and grace as people of faith has not gone unnoticed.
(Read More Click Here)
Rev. Jim Doepken, Patrick Scriven and Kristen Caldwell
Greater Northwest Area Communicators

Bishop Stanovsky offers candid insights on episcopal responsibility and authority amid COVID-19 church closures

Click on the video above to watch an excerpt from the May 13 webinar with Bishop Elaine Stanovsky as she offers a candid response on her leadership and decision-making process for churches during the coronavirus pandemic.

Join Wednesday Webinar on May 20

Ministry in the New Normal: Our church life beyond the COVID-19 crisis, part 3

For the third installment of this webinar series, we will continue to discuss the practical steps, and questions churches and ministry settings should be asking as we move toward returning to our facilities.

As per usual, Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky and Alaska Superintendent Rev. Carlo Rapanut will help to guide our time of prayer and discussion.

The webinar is anticipated to last up to 90 minutes. It begins at 8 am AKDT, 9 am PDT, 10 am MDT.

 

 
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