Articles from February 2012
A Stewardship Workshop For Clergy and Vestries: March 10, 2012 In a special workshop designed especially for rectors, clergy, all vestry members, stewardship chairs and any other interested persons, Bishop John Guernsey will be teaching about tranformational biblical and practical stewardship principles on Saturday, March 10, 2012, 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. at All Saints' Church in Woodbridge, Va. (14851 Gideon Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22192). Bishop Guernsey taught the financial stewardship education course at the Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) for 12 years, as well as led stewardship education workshops in dozens of parishes and dioceses. In this workshop he will teach biblical perspectives of stewardship that are transformative and life-changing for individuals, vestries, and congregations. You won't want to miss it! Please call Heather Adams at the diocesan office at 703.590.5470 to register.
The Connection newspaper profiles the launch of a new Anglican Church in the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic, Christ Church Vienna: Johnny Kurcina grew up in Vienna, going to local schools, playing local sports. Like many teenage boys, Kurcina wanted to get away from his hometown after graduating from James Madison High School. He did get away for a while, as far as seminary school in the UK. But he discovered he couldn't wait to get back to Vienna. He did return, married and became a father of three. Now, he's "planting" an Anglican church in his hometown. #While at James Madison High School, Kurcina considered applying to a military academy. He was very involved with a youth Christian group, Young Life, in high school and found that "something really fit" with his role with his peers in relationship to his Christian faith. He made a life-altering decision as a junior. "I decided I wanted to go into the Christian ministry and I never looked back," said Kurcina. We pray that there will
In an open letter on January 11, ACNA Archbishop Robert Duncan took a public stand that many Christian clergy and laity should increasingly be prepared to take. The highly ecumenical letter was signed by 35 Christian and Jewish leaders. In it, the leaders reaffirmed the monumental importance of America’s blemished-yet-nonetheless-exemplary history of affording religious freedom to persons of all religious faiths. The letter was an exceedingly timely expression of Jesus’ admonition that His followers are the salt of the earth and light of the world. Recent legal and policy decisions have grown increasingly hostile to religious freedom. As recent news and commentary attest, such decisions include the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ regulation mandating that religious schools, religious charities, and other religious employers fund “free” contraceptives, sterilization services, and prescription drugs that can terminate pregnancies. The co
Christians throughout Northern Virginia are encouraged to take part in the 40 Days for Life campaign to save unborn babies from the tragedy of abortion and to save their mothers from a lifetime of regret. This campaign is an international effort to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigils. Everyone can help in some way.