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October 17, 2013
Good morning. My name is Elsie Dennis Dofelmier, and I am James’ mother. I felt it was appropriate for me to do the eulogy today. I brought him into the world, and I want my words to carry him out to the next world. Thank you, my family, and when I say that, I mean everyone here with us today to celebrate the life of our son James Thomas Dofelmier. By your presence, you are showing my...
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January 24, 2013
The youth visited San Mateo on Sunday with Bp. PHOTO/Diocese of Texas [Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Youth from four different ethnic backgrounds and six different churches spent last weekend together at Christ Church Cathedral at the first intercultural youth retreat in the Diocese of Texas. The 8th-10th graders took part in multicultural training as led by Alan Wong of SOAR, a Seattle-based non-...
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November 27, 2012
Working With Youth My name is Terry Starr, and I’m a deacon serving in the Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota. My parents have always been involved with community activities for youth. My extended family includes the children and teens from the many communities we’ve lived in. Since high school, I, too, have been involved in work with teens; I’ve made a career out of working with...
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October 19, 2012
When I think back to General Convention, it’s almost hard to remember. Not because the memories are fading – they’re there, vividly. But it feels distant, in a strange way. I have to ask myself, did it really happen? We were constantly moving. Constantly. It’s all become one big blur. Now that I’m home, I feel like spinning on a merry-go-round, watching the world fly...
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October 19, 2012
Is your diocese interested in hosting the next Episcopal Youth Event? The next EYE will be held the summer of 2014, hopefully in July. The date will be determined once a location has been selected. A comprehensive report on EYE 2011 can be found here. Minnesota set the bar pretty high for local support, and we are hopeful that dioceses will rise to this level of local support for future...
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October 19, 2012
He has told you, human one, what is good and what the Lord requires from you: to do justice, embrace faithful love, and walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:8 CEB This verse from the First Testament is the scrap of scripture that the Holy Spirit has been whispering in my ear since before the Episcopal Church convened for General Convention in Indianapolis last July. It is the message that...
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May 18, 2011
"Look with pity, O heavenly Father, upon the people in this land who live with injustice, terror, disease, and death as their constant companions. Have mercy upon us. Help us to eliminate our cruelty to these our neighbors." --The Book of Common Prayer It was the cruelty of their fellow students that drove several young men to take their own lives last year rather than endure the...
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March 7, 2011
Facebook keeps Lindy Gamble connected to the world. With more than 1,000 friends, the Cincinnati teen posts three to four times a day, with updates about her life and current events and comments about the latest drivel or triumph on TV. This social networking tool also connected Lindy to the two people she felt were missing from her life: her biological mother and father. Lindy's adoptive...