Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC A virtual coffee hour during the pandemic. Photo by Armin Schreijäg/Pixabay/Creative CommonsIn one infamous case, a church coffee hour turned into a crime scene. More than a dozen people were sickened and one died after drinking coffee at a New Sweden, Maine, Lutheran church in 2003. A longtime church member took his own life a few days later and confessed in a suicide note to having poisoned the coffee with arsenic. A second church member died in 2009 from health issues linked to the poisoning.George Holleway, pastor at Forterra Church, a Missouri Synod Lutheran congregation in Cypress, Texas, said coffee hour was one of the most important times in his church’s life. A small congregation that began meeting in public for worship just before COVID-19 hit, the church needed the time together to get acquainted and make friends.“I heard from quite a few people that one of their favorite things about going to church was getting to hang out and drink coffee and eat food with people,” he said. “ We would hang out for an hour, hour-and-a-half after church. Just hanging out talking, eating and drinking coffee and tea.”Holleway said that at a previous church where he was on staff, a survey of the congregation asked, What is one thing we could do for you? Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ George Holleway. Photo courtesy of Forterra Church“One of the things we heard over and over was, Can you help me make a friend?” he said.Not being able to meet together for worship or to drink coffee has been a kind of a “gut punch,” said Holleway.In early March, Texas dropped its COVID-19 restrictions, and Forterra is holding worship services in person again, though with social distancing and other precautions. Getting coffee hour back may take a while and when it starts, it might be outside.Before COVID-19, Lisa Schutte, who attends the Church at Pine Ridge, just outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba, said she enjoyed visiting with other church members in the church gym after services, drinking coffee and eating snacks. She and her husband were relative newcomers to the church and it was a way to get to know people.During the pandemic, the gym was converted to additional seating for worship so that people could social distance, and coffee hour was put on hold.“I’m sure it won’t be forever,” she told Religion News Service.When coffee hour returns, Schutte plans to be there.“And if not,” she joked on Twitter, “we’ll be fellowshipping in Heaven with a far better feast then medium roast coffee & generic Oreos.”Schenck, whose congregation is still meeting online, said he looks forward to seeing people when coffee hour returns. But the coffee?While attending a recent diocesan Zoom meeting, he enjoyed a pour-over cup of Ethiopian coffee out of a favorite mug. If the group had met in person, he said, he’d have been holding a mass-produced brew in a plastic foam cup.“One thing about online church,” he said, “is that the coffee has never been better.”This story was originally published by Religion News Service and is republished here with permission. Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL [Religion News Service] The first time coffee showed up in church, things did not go well.First developed in the Muslim world in the mid-800s, coffee was initially greeted by the Vatican, according to traditional stories, as a “hellish” brew meant to tempt Christians.“For Christians to drink it, was to risk falling into a trap set by Satan for their soul,” wrote William Harrison Ukers in his 1922 book, “All About Coffee.”Thankfully, said the Rev. Tim Schenck, Pope Clement VII, who ruled in the 16th century, had a better idea.After trying a cup for himself and finding it delicious, Clement decided to baptize coffee in order to fool Satan and “make it a Christian beverage,” said Schenck, an Episcopal priest and author of “Holy Grounds: The Surprising Connection Between Coffee and Faith.”Five centuries later, coffee hour is now a staple of congregational life for many houses of worship, where members drink coffee, often brewed in commercial vats, and chitchat before or after services. But with in-person worship services paused during the pandemic, coffee hour disappeared. That time of socializing is one of the things that churchgoers have missed most about meeting in person.A poll from Barna found that after Communion (24%), people missed socializing with other churchgoers the most (23%).“And Communion only beat the coffee hour by a single percent,” said Schenck, a coffee lover himself and rector of St. John the Evangelist Church in Hingham, Massachusetts. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Food and Faith Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing The Rev. Tim Schenck. Photo via TwitterSome congregations have tried virtual coffee hours during COVID-19. They worked at first but faded as people got Zoom fatigue. The last thing people wanted was another Zoom.Besides, said Schenck, people don’t come to the coffee hour just for a cup of joe; they want human connection, something many people have missed during the pandemic.“I really look at the coffee hour as kind of building community up one cup at a time,” he said. “Sometimes there’s superficial chitchat — that’s just part of being human — but I also think, from a spiritual perspective, there is a profound connection. It’s literally a time to rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. It is absolutely something people have missed.”As Schenck notes in “Holy Grounds,” coffee has long spiritual roots. Among the first coffee drinkers were Sufi mystics, who found that it helped them stay up for late-night prayers. The religious establishment, meanwhile, has been predictably skeptical: In his book, Ukers writes about leaders in the Muslim world trying to quash the habit of drinking coffee, to no avail.In recent decades, some churches in the United States have started Starbucks-style coffee shops in the lobby, with names like He-Brews or Jehovah Java. (One Chicago church had an occasional coffeehouse called Café Eutychus, after a young man mentioned in the Book of Acts who fell asleep during a sermon by the Apostle Paul and tumbled out a window.) Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The beloved church coffee hour may soon return as COVID-19 fades in US Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group COVID-19, Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA By Bob SmietanaPosted May 4, 2021 Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Previous article5 Non-School Items to Buy During Florida’s Tax Free WeekendNext articleApopka Police Department hires five new officers Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply 1 COMMENT I’ll pass on going to Cuba. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia August 5, 2016 at 9:36 am Cuba, the new hot spot in travel?If you’re wondering whether Americans can travel to Cuba, the answer is yes but not without a host of restrictions. Cuba tourism is still technically outlawed, so if you want to book travel opting for an educational visit, you’ll need to plan a people-to-people trip, where you meet Cuban citizens in normal daily life settings, such as schools and community centers.Americans visiting for educational purposes are required to have a fully booked cultural itinerary, which comes in with an average price tag of $2,000 to $4,500 per person, depending on the length of you journey.You can cruise there, or explore Cuba by land tour, the island nation of Cuba is waiting to be rediscovered. With special people-to-people programs are designed around daily interaction with local residents, delivering insights into the country’s past, present, and future. Cuba’s bustling capital city of Havana, interactions include a dance lesson; discussion with workers at a traditional print shop; visit to Xanadu, built by American millionaire Irenee du Pont; architectural discussion during guided walks of Old Havana; meeting with community members of Santo Angel neighborhood;visit to a daycare center to meet the children and the nuns who run the center; visit to the studio of artist José Fuster, known as the “Picasso of the Caribbean”; time at a tobacco farm to enjoy coffee with the owner and his family; and engaging with children at an acrobatics school.Dinners at local paladars (small, privately owned restaurants) and lunch at an organic urban farm are just a few of the tantalizing special dining experiences. All people-to-people interactions weave seamlessly into the daily visits around the country, serving to enrich and enlighten. You’ll come away with a deep understanding of Cuba and its people on this once-in-a-lifetime travel experience!Should I Go to Cuba Now or Wait?According to local travel expert, Lee Bougan, Cuba is a newly hot travel destination for Americans, but it’s long been a popular place for travelers from other parts of the world. Choosing when to travel really depends on your preference. It will become easier and perhaps cheaper to get there in the future, but it will also be more crowded and likely more commercialized. If you want to see it before Americans descend in masse, go now.If you have questions about traveling to Cuba call Lee at 407-814-8283. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000
The partnership between the UK’s biggest clothing retailer and the country’s biggest charity shop network was the first initiative on the high street to reward shoppers for recycling clothing. David McCullough, Oxfam’s Director of Trading said: “The reason it has succeeded so well is that British consumers love it – you can save money; reduce, reuse and recycle; get rid of clothes you don’t wear; declutter your home and do something for charity. It’s the recession-proof way to an ethical 2009.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Consumers who bring back M&S clothing to Oxfam shops through the exchange receive a £5 M&S voucher redeemable when they spend £35 or more on clothing, home or beauty products at M&S. In the Republic of Ireland, consumers receive €7 M&S vouchers off €50 spent on M&S general merchandise. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Oxfam raises £1.8 million in first year of M&S Clothes Exchange The Marks & Spencer and Oxfam Clothes Exchange has raised over £1.8 million for the charity in its first year, and saved nearly three million garments weighing 1,400 tonnes from going to landfill. 52 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 January 2009 | News www.oxfam.org.uk Tagged with: corporate Recycling Trading Over half a million shoppers have now recycled their clothes through the scheme and received £2.5 million in savings at M&S.
Local NewsBusiness Twitter Twitter SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Veracyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCYT) today announced preliminary results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020. The company expects to report total revenue of between $34.0 million and $35.0 million and product and testing volume of between 13,000 and 13,200 tests for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2020, an increase of 16% and 14% at the midpoint of the range, respectively, compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. The company expects to report total revenue of between $117.0 million and $118.0 million and product and testing volume of between 44,400 and 44,600 tests for the full year ended 2020, compared to $120.4 million and 40,292 tests for full-year 2019. In addition, the company expects to report cash and cash equivalents of between $345.0 million and $350.0 million as of December 31, 2020. “We continued the strong rebound in our business during the fourth quarter, with revenue and genomic testing and product volume exceeding pre-pandemic levels,” said Bonnie Anderson, Veracyte’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Moreover, I am incredibly proud of our team’s performance throughout 2020 as we advanced our vision of improving outcomes for patients all over the world at every step of their journey. With our comprehensive menu of advanced genomic tests that address unmet needs across the care continuum, our platform for serving global markets and our robust pipeline, we believe we are well-positioned for long-term, sustained growth.” The preliminary revenue and cash information presented in this press release is based on Veracyte’s current expectations, is unaudited and may be adjusted as a result of, among other things, the completion of Veracyte’s quarterly and annual financial closing procedures and audit by Veracyte’s independent registered public accounting firm. Actual results may differ materially from those disclosed in this press release. Veracyte will report its full financial results and other metrics during its fourth quarter and full-year 2020 financial results later this month. About Veracyte Veracyte (Nasdaq: VCYT) is a global genomic diagnostics company that improves patient care by providing answers to clinical questions, informing diagnosis and treatment decisions throughout the patient journey in cancer and other diseases. The company’s growing menu of genomic tests leverage advances in genomic science and technology, enabling patients to avoid risky, costly diagnostic procedures and quicken time to appropriate treatment. The company’s tests in thyroid cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are available to patients and its lymphoma subtyping test is in development. With Veracyte’s exclusive global license to a best-in-class diagnostics instrument platform, the company is positioned to deliver its tests to patients worldwide. Veracyte is based in South San Francisco, California. For more information, please visit www.veracyte.com and follow the company on Twitter (@veracyte). 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Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Google+ Pinterest The director of public prosecutions in Mauritius says there may be another investigation into the murder of Michaela McAreavey.Two hotel workers were acquitted this week of killing her, while she was on honeymoon last January at the Legends Hotel.The DPP described the verdict on Thursday as “unexpected” – but defended the Mauritian police investigation.Meanwhile, Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly, a former GAA President has criticised the authorities in Mauritius for how they’ve handled this murder investigation.He’s calling for a boycott of Mauritius……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/kelly2pm.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Twitter News 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook MEP calls for Mauritius boycott as DPP defends police investigation Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMan sustains head injuries in Derry assaultNext articleEmergency services at scene of fire on Port Road, Letterkenny News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp WhatsApp By News Highland – July 14, 2012 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+
Top Stories[Suo Motu Matter On Conditions In Children Homes] SC Directs Centre To Submit Note On Funding And Audits Radhika Roy21 July 2020 12:20 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has directed the Amicus Curiae in the suo moto case on the conditions of children protection homes across the country in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, to file an Affidavit compiling all the “good practices” from each of the States, so that a uniform order may be passed in the matter.A Bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and S. Ravindra Bhat heard the matter…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has directed the Amicus Curiae in the suo moto case on the conditions of children protection homes across the country in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, to file an Affidavit compiling all the “good practices” from each of the States, so that a uniform order may be passed in the matter.A Bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and S. Ravindra Bhat heard the matter and directed the Amicus Advocate Gaurav Agarwal to prepare the note and circulate it amongst all the States. The Centre was also directed to submit a note regarding how funds were being spent and the subsequent audit of the same.The directions were given in suo moto case titled “In Re Contagion of COVID-19 Virus in Children Protection Homes”. The Apex Court had taken note of a particular case in Chennai wherein 35 children had tested positive for Coronavirus in a government-run shelter home. The Court sought for a status report from the State of Tamil Nadu regarding the reasons for the spread of the virus and the steps being taken to control it.Today, Justice Rao directed the Amicus to submit a note, compiling all the good practices from each of the States, so that a uniform order could be passed based on the same.Justice Rao further noted that it was the responsibility of the States to take care of the children.”It is the State’s responsibility to take care of these children. Instead of focusing individually on health, education etc., we will pass a common order.”Amicus Gaurav Agarwal then submitted to the Court that the funding pattern was 60:40, wherein a substantial chunk of the funds was given by the States. He further submitted that States had demanded 100, but the issue at hand was to find out how the funding could be done.Accordingly, the Bench directed ASG Aishwarya Bhati, appearing on behalf of the Centre, to submit a note regarding how funds were being spent and the subsequent audit of the same.The matter will now be listed on August 13.On April 3, the Supreme Court had taken suo moto cognizance of the condition of children in protection, juvenile and foster or kinship homes across the country amid the Coronavirus outbreak, and had issued directions to the State governments and various other authorities to protect them.The Bench had also issued detailed directions to the Child Welfare Committees, Juvenile Justice Boards and Children Courts, Child Care Institutions (CCI) and the State Governemts to prevent the spread of the virus amongst children.’There are children who need care and attention, and children in conflict with law who are kept in various types of homes. There are also children who are kept in foster and kinship care. In these circumstances, it was felt that the interest of these children should be looked into”, the Bench stated while taking cognizance of the matter. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
News UpdatesWere Dead Bodies Of Covid-19 Affected Persons Buried Without Death Certificate? Karnataka High Court Asks State Mustafa Plumber13 May 2021 10:36 PMShare This – xImage Courtesy : The ReutersThe Karnataka High Court on Thursday directed the state government to respond on the issue of covid-19 patients being buried without obtaining a death certificate. Advocate Shridhar Prabhu informed the court that the state government had come out with detailed guidelines on April 21, 2020 for burial or cremation of covid-19 dead bodies. It was mentioned that covid confirmed dead bodies, if they are to be transported interstate or inter-district, a death certificate is required. “Now the state government has said dead bodies can be buried in your own land. So only dead bodies which are to be transported outside the state will require a death certificate. So that implies that if you bury you do not need a death certificate now. Moreover, granite quarries are being allowed for burials”, teh lawyer said. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar said “This aspect needs to be examined. If any person can bury a dead body without a death certificate, it will have serious consequences.” It added “So we will hear the parties on the next date. Maybe even in the cases of unnatural death the person can bury the body without a death certificate. Death certificate is required by heirs to claim various benefits also. Under the registration of Births and deaths Act it is mandatory to issue a death certificate and record a death.” The bench noted “The issue of giving dignified burial or cremation of those who die due to covid-19 has been raised. The advocate general or AGA will look into this aspect and respond on the next date.” The matter will be next heard on May 20.TagsKarnataka High Court Covid-19 Death Certificate Karnataka Government Chief Justice Abhay Oka Justice Aravind Kumar Next Story
April 13, 2018 /Sports News – Local Bees Bounce Chihuahuas Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Bees scored seven runs in the final two innings as they bounced the Chihuahuas 9-5 in El Paso.Jabari Blash launched a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the eighth to give Salt Lake the lead. Chris Carter’s two-run double padded the lead in the ninth.The Bees took the rubber match and visit Albuquerque tonight. Robert Lovell Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees