Diocese of Puerto Rico elects Rafael Morales as bishop

first_img People, By ENS staff Posted Dec 12, 2016 Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Fr. Albert Cutié says: December 15, 2016 at 6:33 am Ordination date innacurate. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Diocese of Puerto Rico elects Rafael Morales as bishop 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 Rector Albany, NY Bishop Elections, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Province IX Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN center_img Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments are closed. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments (1) Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Latin America, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 [Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Rafael Morales was elected Dec. 10 to be the next bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico.Pending the canonically required consent of a majority of the Episcopal Church’s diocesan standing committees and bishops with jurisdiction, he will succeed the Rt. Rev. Wilfrido Ramos Orench who has served as provisional bishop since March 2014. Morales’ ordination and consecration is scheduled for July 22, 2017.He was elected on the third ballot during an election assembly held at the Lions Club of Bayamón.The other nominees were:Rev. Pres. Carla Roland Guzmán – Diocese of New YorkRev. P. César Ramírez Segarra – Diocese of Puerto RicoRev. P. Luis Fernando Padilla Morales – Diocese of Puerto RicoMorales, who was ordained a priest in mid-2011, is the rector of Parroquia Santa María Magdalena in Levittown, Puerto Rico. Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Servicelast_img read more

Canada: Discernment for priests needs to be ‘tweaked,’ says bishop

first_img Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canada: Discernment for priests needs to be ‘tweaked,’ says bishop Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Anglican Communion Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA By André Forget Posted Mar 16, 2017 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Anglican Journal] The Anglican Church of Canada should “re-tool” its methods for assessing candidates for the priesthood to make the process more sensitive to context, says Bishop Bill Cliff, of the diocese of Brandon. Full article. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Raphaelle Sondak named Episcopal Church director of human resources

first_img Press Release Service Posted Apr 10, 2017 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Raphaelle Sondak has been named the Episcopal Church director of human resources, a member of the presiding bishop’s staff.“I was very impressed with Raphaelle’s background in employee relations and leadership development,” said the Rev. Geoffrey Smith, Episcopal Church chief operating officer. “I’m excited at the prospect of collaborating with her as we develop our strategies for talent development, compensation management, and the important work on culture change we’re all engaged in.”“I am honored to be joining the staff of the Episcopal Church,” Sondak said. “The staff is known for its dedication and talent, and I look forward to being a member of a competent, energetic team.”In her new position, Sondak will report to the chief operating officer and will be responsible for providing organizational development strategies and directing the human resources department in partnering and supporting the mission and ministry goals of the Episcopal Church.  She will be responsible for managing and overseeing the talent acquisition process and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and in-house regulatory requirements and procedures; benefits administration, and compliance with internal personnel policies and procedures.Sondak has extensive experience in human resources. Currently, Sondak is the human resource director at Catholic Guardian Services, a social services agency in the New York region. Previously she served as director of human resources at Visiting Nurses Association of Hudson Valley, the American Institute for Foreign Study and HELP, USA.In addition, she has been an adjunct professor teaching human resources management at Mercy College and has also served on the Board of Directors at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.She holds a bachelor’s degree in human development from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and a master’s degree in human resource management from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York.She begins her new position on May 1. Sondak’ s office will be located at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City; as of May 1 she can be reached at [email protected] Tags Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Raphaelle Sondak named Episcopal Church director of human resources Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ People Rector Bath, NC Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis center_img Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Arizona: Bishop’s statement on Charlottesville demonstrations

first_img Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Charlottesville, Racial Justice & Reconciliation Posted Aug 14, 2017 Advocacy Peace & Justice, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Arizona: Bishop’s statement on Charlottesville demonstrations Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS [Episcopal Diocese of Arizona] I join with our Presiding Bishop in praying for those who died and were injured, and with my fellow bishops and clergy, and Arizona elected representatives in condemning the acts of domestic terrorism we witnessed [Aug. 12] in Charlottesville, Virginia. Members of “alt-right” groups, Klan Members, and Neo-Nazis are not patriots and they are not Christian. They are evil and we in the church must be unequivocal in condemning both their ideology and their actions. I would ask that you continue to pray for those killed or injured and that you demand that our political leadership might courageously and completely reject such behavior as anti-American. Please also include in your prayers religious leaders that we allow no place in our communities for the sin of racism.The Rt. Rev. Kirk Smith Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Habits of Grace: An invitation for you, from Presiding Bishop…

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Editor’s note: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is offering Habits of Grace, a weekly meditation to help Episcopalians cope during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As we learn how to adjust our lives given the reality of the coronavirus and the request to do our part to slow its spread by practicing physical distancing, I invite you to join me each week to take a moment to cultivate a ‘habit of grace.’ A new video meditation will be posted on Mondays through May.” — Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Mar 16, 2020 16 de marzo de 2020:  Hábitos de GraciaHola. La semana pasada, mientras todos planeábamos e intentábamos reordenar nuestras vidas y adaptarnos a la nueva realidad en la que estamos, envié un mensaje de texto a la reverenda Gay Clark Jennings, presidenta de la Cámara de Diputados, como hacemos a menudo. Y durante este intercambio de textos, me preguntó: “¿Has pensado en hacer una breve meditación cada semana para la iglesia mientras estamos en estos días del coronavirus?” Le envié un mensaje de texto y le dije, “Es una buena idea”. Y así esta semana comenzamos lo que creo que será una corta meditación semanal. Sólo una palabra o una canción, no cantada por mí, sino una canción, un poema, una oración. Sólo algo para la semana en la que estamos viviendo.Tengo una lista de oración en mi celular en la sección de notas pequeñas del iPad y he notado que esa lista ha ido creciendo. Pero si bien a menudo he dicho que mi momento de oración es temprano en la mañana, la realidad es que ahora disponemos de más tiempo durante el resto del día. Así que tal vez el hábito de la oración se incremente un poco para mí y para nosotros.Una de las cosas de las que soy consciente es que los hábitos consistentes, lo que algunos han llamado hábitos de gracia, pueden ser realmente útiles, en especial en momentos de angustia. En la televisión vi que un movimiento ha comenzado en Milán y parece que se ha extendido al resto de Italia. Aparentemente a las seis de la tarde todos los que están en sus apartamentos socializan saliendo al porche y comienzan a aplaudir. Simplemente aplauden. Y todos aplauden y aplauden como una forma de decir gracias a los médicos que están trabajando, al personal de primera intervención que está trabajando. Es una forma de decir gracias. Y luego los aplausos se convierten en una canción. Y a veces cantan su himno nacional o cantan alguna otra canción, todos los días a las seis. Un hábito de gracia. Una forma de centrar el día. Sea cual sea la forma en que lo hagas, encuentra y mantén ese hábito de gracia o esos hábitos de gracia que centran el día. Mañana martes será el día de San Patricio. No habrá desfile, pero tal vez podamos rezar una oración atribuida a San Patricio.“Me levanto hoy a través de una fuerza poderosa, la invocación de la Santísima Trinidad. A través de la creencia en la triada, a través de la confesión de la unidad, el creador de toda la creación. Así que Cristo esté conmigo. Cristo ante mí. Cristo detrás de mí. Cristo dentro de mí. Cristo debajo de mí. Cristo sobre mí. Cristo a mi derecha. Cristo a mi izquierda. Cristo cuando me acuesto. Cristo cuando me siento. Cristo cuando me levanto. Cristo en el corazón de todos los que piensan en mí. Cristo en la boca de todos los que hablan de mí. Cristo en los ojos de todos los que me ven. Cristo en todos los oídos que me escuchan. Cristo en el corazón de los amigos y de los extraños”. *Dios te bendiga. Dios te guarde. Y que Dios nos tenga a todos en esas manos todopoderosas de amor”. Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Health & Healthcare, Tags *Used with permission of Our Catholic Prayers.com. Find the complete prayer here.Hábitos de Gracia: Una invitación para usted, del Obispo Presidente Curry New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Presiding Bishop Michael Curry In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Back to Press Releases Habits of Grace: An invitation for you, from Presiding Bishop Curry Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC center_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET March 16, 2020:  Habits of GraceHello. Last week while we were all planning and trying to reorder our lives and adapt to the new reality that we are in, I was texting back and forth with the Reverend Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, as we often do. And in the course of our texts back and forth, she asked, “Have you ever thought about maybe doing a short meditation each week for the church while we’re in these days of the coronavirus?” I texted her back and said, “That’s a good idea.” And so this week we began what I think will be a weekly short meditation. Just a word or a song, not sung by me, but a song, a poem, a prayer. Just something for the week in which we are living.I keep a prayer list on my cell phone in the little note section of the iPad and I’ve noticed that that list is increasing. But the reality is while I often always say my prayer time early in the morning, there’s more time even during the rest of the day now. And so maybe the habit of prayer can increase a bit for me and maybe for us.One of the things that I’m aware of is that consistent habits, what some have called habits of grace, can really be helpful especially in unsettling times. I was watching television and saw where in Milan and throughout Italy apparently, a movement has begun. Apparently at six o’clock every evening everyone who is in their apartment is socializing by coming out on the porch and at six o’clock they begin to applaud. They just start clapping. And everyone claps and applauds as a way of saying thank you to the medical folk who are working, the first responders who are working. Just a way of saying thank you. And then the applause moves into or morphs into a song. And they sometimes sing their national anthem or sing some other song, every day at six. A habit of grace. A way of centering the day. Whatever way you do it, find and keep that habit of grace or those habits of grace that center the day. Tomorrow, Tuesday, will be St. Patrick’s Day. There won’t be a parade, but maybe we can say a prayer attributed to St. Patrick.“I arise today through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Holy Trinity. Through belief in the three-ness, through confession of the oneness, the creator of all creation. So Christ be with me. Christ before me. Christ behind me. Christ within me. Christ beneath me. Christ above me. Christ on my right. Christ on my left. Christ when I lie down. Christ when I sit up. Christ when I arise. Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me. Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me. Christ in the eye of everyone who sees me. Christ in every ear that hears me. Christ in the heart of friend and stranger.” *God bless you. God keep you. And may God hold us all in those almighty hands of love.” Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 3:53 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service A medida que aprendemos a ajustar nuestras vidas dada la realidad del coronavirus y para ayudar a hacer nuestra parte para frenar su propagación practicando el distanciamiento social, les invito a que cada semana se unan a mí para cultivar un “hábito de gracia”. Una nueva meditación será publicada todos los lunes hasta el mes de mayo. COVID-19, 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 Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET *Usado con el permiso de Our Catholic Prayers.com. Encuentre la oración completa aquí. Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI last_img read more

Church pantries help Diocese of Indianapolis step up food ministries…

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service COVID-19, [Diocese of Indianapolis] In 2016, parishioners at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Martinsville, Indiana, built a tiny wooden pantry in a lighted alcove just outside the front door and hung out a sign saying, “Take what you need. Donate what you can.” And so the Little Free Pantry was born.Four years later, the pantry is one of several feeding ministries affiliated with Diocese of Indianapolis churches that are still functioning in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.Donations from Martinsville, Indiana, residents help restock the Little Food Pantry for Easter. Photo: Peggy Miller“I have encountered multiple people making withdrawals and seen the desperation in their faces and heard it in their voices,” Steve Speth, who runs the pantry, wrote in a recent letter to supporters.Others food ministries fighting hunger in the diocese include The Storehouse Food Pantry, a sizable ecumenical ministry operating at the former site of St. John’s, Speedway; the Mid-North Food Pantry, an ecumenical venture housed in the outreach center at Trinity, Indianapolis; Sister Joanna’s Table at St. Paul’s in Evansville; and the virtual shelf-stocking work of parishioners at St. Matthew’s, Indianapolis.The economic dislocation caused by the pandemic has intensified the need for feeding ministries, even as necessary safety precautions have made such ministries harder to conduct.Rich Hoerger, who manages The Storehouse Food Pantry, said last Saturday’s distribution to 273 families, totaling some 1,165 people, was the largest in the pantry’s history, easily eclipsing the 190 families with 928 members served last Thanksgiving.The pantry was ready for the influx, however, largely because Hoerger watches the news. “I’d go home, turn on the TV, and then I’d call up the volunteers and say, maybe we should pack another 40 boxes.”He did that twice, and the pantry had almost exactly the right number of boxes ready when cars began to roll, just a few at a time, into the former church building’s parking lot on Saturday.“We had our regulars and then some,” he said. “There were a lot of people we’d never seen before.”St. Matthew’s in Indianapolis is in the unique position of having a commercial kitchen, but no on-site food pantry. The parish is home to We Run This, a culinary entrepreneurship program that helps young people learn culinary and business skills. The program, which St. Matthew’s helps sustain through a partnership with the Kheprw Institute, an Indianapolis community empowerment organization, has maintained enough customers to keep its doors open during the pandemic.“The kitchen has various vendors it works with — a food truck, ice cream guy, a guy who runs a hot dog stand, a new caterer — and they are going in and filling those orders,” says the Rev. Frank Impicciche, rector at St. Matthew’s. “They cook, they package, and then people who ordered it come to the door.”The parish has had to be more creative in helping to supply two local food pantries on the east side, Community Outreach Ministry East Side (COME) at Cumberland First Baptist Church and Irvington Community Advocacy Network (ICAN).“We didn’t want to have people driving around, buying things and dropping them off,” Impicciche said, so parishioners went online. Through Amazon, Walmart and other merchants, they supplied COME with paper products, laundry detergent and toiletries and ICAN with canned goods, fruits and vegetables.Sister Joanna’s Table, a Saturday community meal at St. Paul’s, Evansville, has converted its sit-down dinner to a bag lunch program since the pandemic took hold.“For the past five Saturdays, while the halls remained empty, devoid of the tables filled with guests, congregations have been providing to-go meals, sometimes hot in takeout boxes, other times bag lunches,” said the Rev. Holly Rankin Zaher, rector at St. Paul’s. “Instead of serving teams of 10 to 15 people, congregations work to minimize exposure and work with a skeleton crew. Instead of a food service line, guests are served through the door with staff running a to-go meal and some bread out to people or cars as they stop by to discourage people congregating.”Sister Joanna’s Table has been in the area for over 25 years, Zaher said, and it is still feeding people. “Volunteers masked and gloved are making it all work.”The Mid-North Food Pantry is one of the few feeding ministries that is still able to offer clients some element of choice. The pantry has moved its operations from the basement of the Trinity Outreach Center into the rear parking lot for shifts on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Clients receive tickets for time entrance and have a chance to consult with volunteer staff about the contents of the bags they receive.The Rev. Julia Whitworth, rector at Trinity, Indianapolis, said the parish has shifted resources once devoted to its temporarily discontinued Sunday hot meal program to the food pantry, which is now the only in-person, on-site ministry occurring at Trinity.“We believe more people can get more sustaining assistance through groceries than through one hot meal on Sundays,” she said. The pantry, which usually serves 150 to 200 clients a month, served 600 clients in March. Most clients arrive on foot, Whitworth said.The pinch created by food shortages is being felt in cities big and small. Before the pandemic, the Little Food Pantry used to get stocked three or four times a week. Now, thanks in part to a grant from the Morgan County Community Foundation, it is being stocked twice a day. The set of shelves in the alcove near the front door is sometimes untended, but Speth said visitors — five to 10 each day — leave notes:“thank you and god bless you, I don’t know what we would have done”“thank you so much, even addicts need love”“we would not have eaten today without you” In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Food and Faith Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET center_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Church pantries help Diocese of Indianapolis step up food ministries during pandemic Posted Apr 16, 2020 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC last_img read more

Projected Spending for Valentine’s Day: $19.7 Billion

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSValentines Day Previous articleHow did Lupercalia Become Valentine’s Day?Next articleVoter Registration Deadline is Tomorrow Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom We know lots of chocolate, flowers and other gifts are purchased for Valentine’s Day, but did you know that this year, Americans will spend $19.7 billion on gifts? That’s the number the National Retail Federation has estimated and it’s a record.Forbes reports that spending for Valentine’ Day surpasses that spent for Super Bowl Sunday, which was $15 billion.Where are all these billions going?Here’s a look at an infograph, published by Forbes, showcasing how Americans spend their money for Valentine’s Day.“The average man will spend $133.61 on gifts this year compared to $62.14 for women. It’s a well known fact that Americans love their pets and people across the nation will spend an average of $26.24 on gifts for their four-legged friends,” reports Forbes.Despite the huge number the National Retail Federation expects people will spend on Valentine’s, one of the most popular Valentine’s gift is a greeting card.History.com says evidence of the use of Valentine’s cards can be seen as far back as the Middle Ages and the oldest known Valentine was written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London.“Americans probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began selling the first mass-produced valentines in America. Howland, known as the ‘Mother of the Valentine,’ made elaborate creations with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as ‘scrap.’ Today, according to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year,” reports history.com. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Babysitting Grandchildren May Extend Your Life

first_img Reply The VOICE of HealthFrom Florida Hospital Apopka For grandparents who pride themselves on being Babysitter-in-Chief, we have good news: a recent study from Germany found that seniors who look after their grandkids may actually live longer.The study, which examined data from hundreds of seniors age 70 and older, saw a significantly lower risk of death over a 20-year period for those who provide some childcare.According to Florida Hospital geriatrician Ariel Cole, MD, making a contribution to family and loved ones can benefit seniors both physically and emotionally. “I suspect that meaningful relationships and meaningful work help provide a purpose for older adults,” says Dr. Cole.“So many seniors come in to talk about medical problems, and their eyes just brighten when I ask about their family, and they show me pictures of their grandchildren. Family is what brings joy to life.”That joy and sense of fulfillment are the very reason why interpersonal relationships are the sixth pillar of Florida Hospital’s CREATION Health model. Study after study shows that social connectedness provides emotional support, reduces stress and has positive impacts on our overall well-being – even lowering the risk of numerous diseases.A separate study in Australia recently found that babysitting grandchildren even a moderate amount can help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease. That’s likely because regular interaction with loved ones boosts brain activity and stimulates memory, as seniors take on a role of “teacher” to their grandkids.“Interpersonal relationships are important to all people of all ages, but they become harder to maintain as we get older,” says Dr. Cole. “We can become more isolated as siblings, spouses, and friends become ill and pass away, and we begin to lose those built-in social structures.”For that reason, it’s important for seniors to actively seek out social involvement, whether through babysitting or other means. “One marker of successful aging is remaining socially engaged – finding activities and other people with similar interests,” Dr. Cole continues. “There are many opportunities for this, from faith communities to programs and centers for older adults.”In addition to the emotional perks, caring for a child can give seniors a healthy dose of physical activity, too. But before you go chasing toddlers around, be mindful of your physical limitations. Says Dr. Cole: “I would encourage anyone considering taking on a role as a caregiver to talk to their doctor first, and build up to it, rather than going from zero to 100.”Even if you don’t have grandkids nearby, you can get those same benefits by helping children in your community. “Families are fragmented in this culture of moving for jobs, especially here in Florida,” says Dr. Cole. “It can leave a void [for families] and an opportunity for older adults to step in and be a ‘substitute grandparent’ in their neighborhood for families that are geographically separated.” September 24, 2017 at 4:37 pm September 24, 2017 at 11:50 am TAGSBabysittingFlorida Hospital – ApopkaThe VOICE of Health Previous articleCity signs new storm debris removal contractorNext articleFEMA offers re-employment assistance for hurricane-displaced workers Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Trump makes me think of the local gentlemen who gather together at the breakfast houses, and who talk politics, local talk, hunting, fishing, women, sports, cars, and money- making, and laugh, and say the outrageous, the boastful, and the pure BS, and sit and laugh over their morning coffee. That is fun, that is what men do, but it is not funny, when it is the leader of our nation, speaking before the UN council, and he talks just like the gentlemen gathered at the local cafes for eggs and bacon in the mornings. I expect some common sense from our elected leader, the POTUS at least! Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, Orlando Sentinel page A25 Central Florida 100…..Ric Keller likes Trump’s blunt language ( “losers” “suicide mission” “totally destroy North Korea”) …..Keller states “that it shows that he’s (Trump) is personally involved in writing his own speeches, and he is talking over the heads of the UN elites and directly to the people”. OMG, this insight from a lawyer, and former GOP member of Congress! Yeah, he (Trump) apparently did write his own speech, I definitely believe that! No other person, with any common sense, would have written a speech like that to present to the UN. Talking over the heads of the UN elite??? Seriously? Thank God, Ric Keller is not a member of Congress now! SMH. Now look what Trump has done! Put us in more danger as Americans, plus other countries too! His own aides had warned him against insulting talk and bullying, but he did it anyway! Now he fighting with sports team about their rights to protest. All he does is pick fights with everybody, everywhere! He will go down in history as the worst president we have ever had! He loves war, remember, he told people that before hand, before the election! He needs impeached! Unfit for office! LOL…..Trump doesn’t babysit his grandkids! Reply Reply Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply James 1958, I saw some of your postings previously that I read, that you agree with me on some things, and one that you didn’t , something I sounded off about Trump, that is okay, you are entitled to your own beliefs that Trump is not a politician, and not afraid to speak his mind. I did notice on one of your postings, you said you were a former Navy man, so let me say to you, thank you for your service to our country, as I have said that to others here on the Apopka Voice. Take care, James……. September 24, 2017 at 4:58 pm Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here I see that India, Great Britain, and Pakistan have nuclear capabilities also. Please enter your name here Reply Mama Mia We have all of these different countries with nuclear capability. The US, Israel, Iran, France, China, Russia, and many more……..why do we, the US, have the right to demand that another country not have them? We have tested ours before, haven’t we? Look what we dropped on Japan, but for a very good reason. What we have tested out in the deserts of Nevada underground, Navy testing of different missiles in the oceans, and more probably, I mean, I just don’t understand how we, as a nation, can make a demand that another country not have arsenals to defend their selves. I am not being disloyal, as an American, but I do have to wonder. Kim calls Trump a madman, and Trump calls Kim the same. Is Trump jumping the gun, and escalating this situation, that will result in death and destruction for millions, with his mouth, and his actions, like sending in the big bomber plane, with the surrounding fighter jets over the DMZ , the further point north, more than any previous action of this century????? To me that is fueling a bad situation. Kim spends most of his country’s money on warfare, and arsenals, while his people go lacking. This is exactly what is going to happen in this country, that is what is next, people will go lacking in food, healthcare, supplies, and the our government will spend the large majority of funds on weapons and warfare. I don’t see very much difference in Trump and Kim Jong, except that Kim is probably more informed about the world, because Trump refuses to listen to true experts and thinks he is so smart. September 24, 2017 at 5:40 pm September 24, 2017 at 8:24 pm September 24, 2017 at 5:16 pm 7 COMMENTS Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia Mama Mia Reply Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mama Mia Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Mama Mia September 24, 2017 at 12:09 pm Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom I know a lot of people don’t think that Kim Jong Un would actually fire a nuclear missile over here, or an hydrogen bomb, but I believe he will. That country is obsessed with missiles, and bombing, from the latest accounts I have read on the computer. It is like, that is all they study, and Kim sees it as defending his country and people, just like Trump thinks. This is not going to work out in a good way, I don’t see it is even possible for this situation to turn out positively. There are going to be thousands, if not millions of people killed on one, or both sides, and we also are going to have to be concerned about Iran, China, and Russia, if not other countries. No one seems to be taking this seriously. Instead they brag about Trump’s insulting talk about North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. I am so sorry this man, Trump, got elected, it goes way beyond partisan politics. I can only imagine where the countdown clock is at now. KIm also has a huge arsenal of deadly chemical weapons of mass destruction, this time for real. Imagine if a NK plane had of flew over the hurricane like the hurricane researchers do, and dropped the deadly chemicals down into the hurricane…..no, I am not writing a science fiction piece, or of his sending a direct missile with the chemicals on its warhead over here! Or a hydrogen or nuclear warhead over here! Mama Mia Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Apopka Burglary Report

first_img Correction on the first post……but we did not nose into our neighbor’s business, when the cops came out….sorry. Mama Mia TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleBlue Darters, Mustangs land in AP Top 10 PollNext articleLake Apopka Natural Gas District celebrates milestone Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Plus last year the house across from us was broken into also. I am going to tell all of our neighbors so they will be aware. I think it is the same person doing these break-ins. 3 COMMENTS LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply Mama Mia Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 October 12, 2017 at 3:56 pmcenter_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 10/9/2017The Apopka Burglary Report for the week 10/2/2017 – 10/9/2017 shows 18 burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.Five residential burglaries were reported at the 600 block of OLEARY CT, the 400 block of E MAIN ST, the 900 block of DEKLEVA DR, the 500 block of BREEZY OAK WAY, and the 1300 block of EDISON TREE RD.13 vehicle burglaries were reported at the 1700 block of COUNTRY TERRACE LN, the 1600 block of S ORANGE BLOSSOM TRL, the 2200 block of  E SEMORAN BLVD, the 700 block of LAKE DOE BLVD, the 1000 block of PIEDMONT OAKS DR, the 1200 block of LAKE BLUE CIR, the 2400 block of DEERMEADOW DR, the 2100 block of WEKIWA OAKS DR, the 300 block of E 1ST ST, the 1100 block of DUNBRIDGE ST, the 300 block of E MAIN ST, the 900 block of SEBURN RD, and the 2000 block of CORDAVILLE PL.No burglaries were reported at businesses.Chief Michael McKinley, of the APD, tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:0 – Business5 – Residential13 – Vehicle Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here October 12, 2017 at 4:01 pm Please enter your comment! October 12, 2017 at 7:08 pm Mama Mia It is not too comforting to log onto the Apopka Burglary Report for the week, and see that your own street has had a residential burglary. The house next door to us, in fact, which we had seen the police there a few days back, and wondered what was going on, but did nose into their business. We have talked to other neighbors on our street, and now know that another burglary happened about a week ago too, on the end of our street, when someone pried open a window to get in. Also, a few weeks ago, there was a burglary on the street behind our house, and that burglary was listed on the Apopka Burglary Report here on the Apopka Voice too. Like I said awhile back, on the Apopka Voice here, I never see the Apopka Police patrolling this street. I only see them, when someone calls them out, and it is after the fact. They used to patrol this street a lot. Why not now?last_img read more

441/429 Construction Rescheduled Due to Tropical Storm Colin

first_img The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Previous articleGut Instincts: The threat of DiverticulitisNext articleZellwood Pastor accidentally shoots his wife Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Tropical Storm Colin forced the postponement of planned construction earlier this week on the 441/429 connector road.  Here is the new schedule:SR 429 CONNECTOR ROAD NIGHTTIME LANE CLOSURES FOR WEKIVA PARKWAY CONSTRUCTION(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled to temporarily close lanes on the Connector Road to State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) near US 441 the nights of Wednesday, June 8, 2016 – Thursday, June 9, 2016. The lane closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. will allow crews to restripe and adjust the lanes on southbound SR 429.The adjustment will result in the Connector Road eastbound, coming from US 441, having one through lane and one right turn lane onto SR 429. Westbound vehicles on the Connector Road turning left onto SR 429 southbound will have a dedicated lane and no longer will have to merge. During the night work to make the adjustments, traffic still will be able to make all of the movements at the interchange.Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.This work is part of the Central Florida Expressway Authority’s $56 million project to build the Wekiva Parkway from where the SR 429 currently ends at the Connector Road to just north of Ponkan Road. Once completed, the 25-mile parkway will complete Central Florida’s beltway, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more