Provincial Letter seeks
to unify all God's people
Province IV President Angela Daniel and Vice President The Rt. Rev. Don Johnson have written a public letter in the wake of recent violence in the US, calling on all God's children "to love our neighbors as ourselves, and to respect the dignity of every human being."
Here is the complete letter.
It goes on to invite individuals, parishes and dioceses to envision ways the Province can help unite all people through initiatives to be funded through the new Province IV grant pool.
25th HIV/Aids Retreat ends
The Province IV annual HIV/AIDS Retreat ended June 12 with the announcement that the retreat, celebrating its 25th anniversary, would be the last retreat. Ministry leaders expressed hope that new initiatives serving the HIV/AIDS population in Province IV would surface in future months. Province IV President Angela Daniel (center) was on hand for the closing Eucharist and to offer ministry leaders thanks for their faithful and compassionate service over many years. Also pictured are Bruce Garner (left), the retreat leader and member of the retreat Steering Committee for many years, and (right) Lola Thomas, PIV chair of HIV/AID Ministries, who was recognized with a gift for her long and devoted service.
The Province IV Executive Committee has awarded $21,000 in grants for ministry initiatives that spotlight evangelism and racial justice issues in the province.
• $7,500 to the community-based "Healing Steps" Labyrinth Initiative in Huntsville, Ala., to help build a handicapped-accessible labyrinth. (Sponsored by the Dioceses of Alabama and East Tennessee)
• $7,500 to create a digital tool that would use Episcopal Relief & Development's asset map database to invite online seeks to learn how to live out their faith. (Sponsored by the Dioceses of West Tennessee and Georgia), and
$6,000 to provide scholarships for "Lift Every Voice 2016," so that young people from Province Iv can attend leadership training in racial history, conflict and reconciliation in Cape Town, South Africa. (Sponsored by the Dioceses of North Carolina and Alabama) The full story is in the Spring 2016 edition of "Fourth Watch," available HERE.
PIV's Curry leads the Church
Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry blesses the congregation in Washington National Cathedral at the end of the Nov. 1 Eucharist during which he was installed as The Episcopal Church’s 27th presiding bishop and its primate. Bp. Curry is the former diocesan of the Diocese of North Carolina, in Province IV. Gospeller for the installation service, the Rev. Brandon Mauai, is at left. Photo: Donovan Marks (c) 2015 Washington National Cathedral