Coming Soon: The 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church

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SUSAN RUSSELL Published on Monday, July 2, 2018 | 1:40 pm 17 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business Newscenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Rev. Susan RussellGeneral Convention is a little like that great old musical Brigadoon where a village emerges from the mists in Scotland every 100 years and then disappears again until the next time – only instead of a village it’s a Convention and it emerges every three years in various locations around the country: this year in Austin, Texas.Officially the General Convention is the governing body of The Episcopal Church that meets every three years as a bicameral legislature that includes the House of Deputies (think House of Representatives) and the House of Bishops (think Senate) composed of deputies and bishops from each diocese.This will be my 10th General Convention … the first was 1991 in Phoenix. I went as a visitor for three days and was hooked by a ten day event with liturgy, legislation and shopping all under one roof! Since then I’ve served as journalist, activist and now am honored to serve as one of four clergy deputies representing the Diocese of Los Angeles in a deputation chaired by All Saints own Jim White.General Convention reminds us that we’re all in this together – that we are part of a wider church that together makes a common witness to the world. Local is essential, and – as Episcopalians – we are part of something bigger. Decisions made in Austin will have an impact on the way The Episcopal Church – our Church — engages the world.On Sunday, July 1st Jim and I will offer a presentation in the Rector’s Forum at 10:15 a.m. looking at the role of General Convention in general and what’s coming up in Austin in specific.There are a lot of issues that GC addresses, including: Who are we as Episcopalians? What do we care about? What should we be doing, and how, when, and with whom? For example:• We’re going to revise the Prayer Book sometime. Not yet. This GC will consider resolutions for how we’ll go about that work. Two very different approaches are offered• What about making marriage rites equally available to all couples in all dioceses? Creating liturgies for racial reconciliation? Adding care for creation to the baptismal covenant?• What should the Church’s investment portfolio include – and exclude?• Should we set up a Task Force on the Theology of Money or any of the other proposed task forces?• How should we build capacity for Becoming the Beloved Community? And how can the Church continue to advocate for Immigration Reform and stand with those on the margins and at our borders?• What kind of support, including funding, will there be for ethnic ministries? Youth ministry? Young adult ministry?• How can we address the opioid epidemic?• What will the Church have to say about Israel/Palestine and discerning a faithful response to the ongoing challenges in the Middle East?All of this happens through a systematic legislative process that begins with legislative committee meetings and hearings on July 3 and continues with nine days of legislative sessions (July 5-14) and under the umbrella of daily Eucharist and frequent prayer.Other All Saintsers who will be in Austin include our parish deacon Charleen Crean (in her role as Archdeacon for the Diocese of Los Angeles), Rick Felton (Executive Director of the Episcopal Network for Stewardship) and Mel Soriano (completing his term as Communication Director for Integrity.)So join us on Sunday, July 1st in the Forum beginning at 10:15 a.m. with your questions and concerns.Check out the GC79 Media Hub which will be live streaming various events and legislative sessions from Austin. And do keep the work of General Convention in your prayers as we come together to continue to call the Episcopal Church to be a beacon of love, justice and compassion in a world in desperate need of all of the above.All Saints Church is located at 132 N Euclid Ave, in Pasadena. For more information call (626) 583-2741 or visit http://allsaints-pas.org/. First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Top of the News Your email address will not be published. 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Newcastle coach Steve McClaren: “Great” win has answered critics

first_img “We have asked for consistency and the last two weeks they have provided that and it has brought everyone closer together. “We kind of lost something in the international break and it’s taken us two weeks to get that.” Newcastle conceded five minutes before half-time and the 54-year-old manager said his dressing room at the break was so loud with the players rallying around each other that it made him proud as he could hardly get a word in. “There have been so many times when I have gone in at half-time and the dressing room has been silent,” he said. “I was angry at the goal but the players were fabulous at half-time. “It was so vocal, such a determination in the players not to go down the same path as they usually do. “They took it on board, we haven’t had back-to-back wins for over a year and to do it was immense. “You can talk and talk but to see them do it on the pitch is great.” Aleksandar Mitrovic came off the bench to cancel out Eric Dier’s first-half opener before his fellow substitute Ayoze Perez netted a dramatic stoppage-time winner as the Magpies moved two points clear of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. McClaren, whose team also defeated Liverpool last weekend, said: ” I thought the players were fantastic today. It’s answered the critics we have had over last four weeks and it was a great performance in the second half and a great result. Steve McClaren hailed a “fantastic” Newcastle display after a last-minute goal against high-flying Tottenham earned his side back-to-back wins for the first time since Alan Pardew was in charge in November 2014. Press Association While the Magpies are now three places above the relegation zone, McClaren is well aware that there is a lot more to do in order for the side to stay up. “In football you are only one week from going back down and we have to make sure we don’t do that,” he said. “There is still a long way to go and it’s a very important game next week against [Aston] Villa.” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was understandably disappointed after seeing his side lose for only the second time in the Premier League this season – describing it as a “bad night”. Tottenham had not been beaten in the league since their opening match at Manchester United in August and a win would have seen them go above Louis van Gaal’s side into fourth place. He said: “One nil up always gives the opponents the chance to come back into the game. “We lost concentration and made easy mistakes, we started to give the opponents the belief they can win the game. “The chances that we conceded were easy for Newcastle, we need to analyse the game. “Our first half was fantastic and our second half we need to analyse – I want to see the game again.” The Argentinian is not worried about his team’s ability despite the result, and believes they still have what it takes after boos were heard echoing around White Hart Lane at the final whistle. He added: “(Am I) concerned? No. In football you can always improve. “After the first half we were happy in the stadium but in the second half it was not the same, it was a bad night for us.” Tottenham have one of the youngest teams in the Premier League with the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Dier all under 23. Pochettino has fielded the youngest side in the division this season but he does not believe that their age has anything to do with the loss to Newcastle. “If you want to play for the top the pressure is top but it is not about the age, the first half was one of the best we have played, we are disappointed in the end result,” he added. last_img read more

Syracuse head coach Gait, Virginia’s Myers discuss Cavaliers’ resurgence

first_imgWhen Syracuse faced Virginia, Devon Collins and Kalya Treanor combined for nine goals while the Orange cruised to an 18-14 win.Syracuse dominated the Cavaliers — who started the season 1-3 — for most of that game, but SU head coach Gary Gait isn’t taking too much stock in the past heading into the weekend.“Certainly you can watch that film, but you’ve got to rely on recent film,” Gait said on an NCAA tournament teleconference Monday afternoon. “They’ve made a lot of changes. I think it’s time to reevaluate, focus, do a good scouting report on the team and see where they’re at now.”No. 2-seed Syracuse (20-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast) will most likely face a much better team than it did on Feb. 23 when it squares off with No. 6-seed Virginia (12-8, 3-4) in the NCAA tournament semifinals.Since starting out 4-6, Virginia has won eight of its past 10 games to earn a spot in the final four against SU, which will be played at 5 p.m. in Towson, Md., on Friday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Our backs were against the wall,” Virginia head coach Julie Myers said on the teleconference. “And I think it was a matter of, were we going to respond or not.”Myers said she shifted around her starting lineup, moving some players from midfield to defense and visa versa. She also said her team and coaches became more invested in the program as the year wore on.And now it’s all paying off.When Syracuse scored 18 goals on UVA goalie Liz Colagan, she was allowing 12.75 per game. Now her 195 saves rank first in the ACC and she’s allowing just 9.75 per contest.“She’s an outstanding goalie,” Gait said, “and if you’re under pressure and you’re not having time to do a fake or take a good look at the net, it’s going to be tough.“She’s gonna make a lot of saves.”This season, playing top teams hasn’t been too challenging for the Orange. It’s had 11 games against top-10 teams, and won nine of them.Virginia’s been the same, as its late-season renaissance has proven it can run with any of the nation’s premier programs.And it’s also validated the program’s hard work in the last seven years, in which the Cavaliers haven’t appeared in the final four.“It’s a huge relief a huge monkey off our back to be able to get back into this final four after being out of it for so long,” Myers said.“It was really nice to see that we came together at the top and our players really followed us and believed.” Comments Published on May 19, 2014 at 4:29 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more