An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans and other Christians throughout the world are being encouraged to take part in a coordinated beach clean-up project in September 2018. The third Saturday in September is recognized by the conservation community as International Coastal Clean-up Day. The Environmental Network of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa is joining forces with the Christian environment network, A Rocha International, and other partners to encourage Christians around the world to take part in next year’s Coastal Clean-up Day, on Sept. 15, 2018.Read the entire article here. Rector Smithfield, NC Anglican Communion Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Posted Oct 13, 2017 Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Churches urged to set aside day for beach clean-up Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR
Father Joseph Mwongela who until March 2020 served as the Vicar General of Kitui Diocese is the longest serving Bishop-elect in the history of the Catholic Church with his ordainment having been postponed following restrictions brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 The main ordaining Bishop at the event will be His Excellency Archbishop Hubertus Van Megen assisted by His Eminence Cardinal John Njue and Archbishop Antony Muheria. Speaking to KBC Digital, Archbishop Muheria said he is confident that Father Mwongela will adequately serve the Catholic Diocese of Kitui.Also Read SRC moves to address pay disparities “Bishop-Elect Joseph Mwongela is a gift for the Diocese of Kitui and for the Catholic Church as a whole. He is a highly gifted and humble priest to whom we are happy hand over the care of God’s people,” he statedThe event will be broadcast live on KBC Channel 1 TV from 10am-2pm.Who is Bishop-elect Joseph Mwongela?Father Mwongela described by those close to him as humorous and committed to his calling was born and raised in Kakumi village in Kitui County.He started his priesthood journey 1989 when he joined St Mary’s Senior Seminary in Molo Nakuru County.He then proceeded to St Augustine’s Seminary in Bungoma where he acquired a BA in Philosophy. He would later enroll for a BA in Theology at St Thomas Acquinas Seminary in Nairobi.Also Read President Kenyatta hails peace progress in S.SudanHe was ordained a priest on 7th September 1996 for the Diocese of Kitui.He subsequently held the following roles: parish vicar of the Migwani parish (1996-1997); parish priest of the Nguni parish (1997-1998); formatter at the Saint Patrick Formation House (1999-2001); diocesan chancellor and, at the same time, director of the diocesan office for vocational pastoral care (2003-2008).From 2003 to 2008 he studied in Rome where he was awarded a licentiate from the Pontifical Gregorian University (2003-2006) and a doctorate in dogmatic theology from the Angelicum (2005-2008).He went on to serve as Chaplain of the Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Kitui (2008); parish priest of Muthale parish (2008-2013); Director of the Saint John Paul II Institute of Professional Studies and parish priest of the Boma parish (Our Lady of Africa Cathedral). At the time of his appointment, the Bishop-elect had been the Vicar General of the Catholic Diocese of Kitui since March, 2015.Also Read PSC to challenge Maraga’s advice to dissolve Parliament over gender ruleMwongela holds a PhD in systematic theology studies from the Pontifical University of St Thomas- Angelicum.The Catholic Diocese of KituiThe Catholic Diocese of Kitui covers the whole of Kitui County and consists of 29 parishes.It became a Diocese in November 1963 under the Leadership of its first Bishop Monsignor William Dunne.In February 1996, Archbishop Boniface Lele succeeded Bishop Dunne until he was appointed the Archibishop of Mombasa in 2005.Thereafter, the Diocese was overseen by Father Paul Healy who acted as a Diocesan Administrator.In May 2007, Rt.Rev Bishop Martin Kivuva was appointed as the Apostolic Administrator of Kitui.Later in 2008, Rt. Rev Bishop Antony Muheria was appointed the Bishop of Kitui.In April 2017, Bishop Antony Muheria was appointed Archbishop of Nyeri Diocese and served as the Apostolic Administrator of Kitui Diocese.Rev.Fr Joseph Mwongela will now be the fourth Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kitui following his appointment. Catholic Diocese of Kitui Bishop-elect Joseph Mwongela officially assumes office Saturday taking over from Archbishop Antony Muheria in a ceremony that will be held at St Charles Lwanga Secondary School grounds in Kitui County with about 1,000 guests expected to attend.Father Mwongela was appointed as the fourth Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kitui by Pope Francis in a communication that was officially made public in Rome on Tuesday 17th, March 2020.Mwongela will be replacing Rev. Anthony Muheria who was transferred by the Pope to the Archdiocese of Nyeri on April 23, 2017. The letter of his appointment was sent to the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) by the Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya, His Excellency Archbishop Hubertus van Megen.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Extra chairs had to brought into the Howard Male Conference Room at Alpena’s County Annex Building for Tuesday’s county commission meeting. Gun rights advocates arrived to show their support in turning Alpena into a 2nd amendment sanctuary county.Independent journalist, Bobby Powell was there to present the resolution. He’s the publisher of “The Truth is Viral,” which has over 11,000 followers on Facebook and over 40,000 subscribers on YouTube. He says the constitution is clear when stating citizens have the right to bear arms, and the Michigan constitution even more so. “The Michigan constitution is even more clear,” he said. “It says every person shall be allowed the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state. It’s one sentence and it’s very plainly clear.”During his time at the podium, Powell expressed to commissioners that their re–election could depend on how they vote on this resolution. Commissioner Brenda Fournier asked him if she were to vote no, then would that mean they wouldn’t vote for her. Powell responded, “Absolutely.” This was followed by cheers and clapping from some of those attending.The commission was unable to come to a conclusion on the resolution and it was tabled until next month. Powell said that was fine by him. “They wanted to take a month to think about it, which is absolutely fine with me. This is a serious issue. It’s something that should be given serious consideration. I don’t want anybody to make a law or resolution or anything like that based on a snap judgement.”The next regular Alpena county commission meeting is on Feb. 25.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: 2nd Amendment, Alpena County CommissionContinue ReadingPrevious Local basketball team remembers Kobe BryantNext Alpena student scores top spot in Michigan for Imagine Math
by James Jordan and Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Ten things to know about Sumner County football that starts Friday nightâ€¦1. Caldwell hopes.Hopes are high on the Caldwell football practice field this year. The Bluejays overcame early injuries a year ago and made it to the second round of the playoffs. The team is hoping for a faster start this year, and may get it with six of eight starters on offense returning. The team has to replace two offensive linemen.â€œWe have an opportunity to have a good year, we are excited about our skill positions,â€ said sixth-year Caldwell head coach Sean Blosser.The team is confident entering the season because of its good finish a year ago when it won three of its last four regular season games, and advanced to the second round of the playoffs. Plus, the team brings back experience and have worked together for quite awhile. Thatâ€™s huge in eight-man football.2. Colton Ward leads the way.Colten WardSenior quarterback Colten Ward leads the charge with a deft combination of running and passing. Fellow senior Dilyn Volavka was a strong running back a year ago, and is stronger this year. He missed some games near the end of the season last year due to injury.Justin Brown is another running back and receiver that will be heavily counted on, as well as tight end Jalen Risley.The Jays run an option offense, and Ward has some options when he is at the line of scrimmage. Blosser calls a play, and then Ward can read the defense and adjust the play as the game goes on.Caldwell is in a different district this year, and will see Burrton, Hartford, Central Christian, Norwich and South Haven.3. Still there are concerns in Bluejay nation.Even with a lot of players back, and 23 players on the team, Blosser said there are still a lot of unknowns until they actually play someone.The Bluejays open at Udall, a game they should win. Then they get Argonia-Attica in week two, which will be a big game. If Caldwell gets past A&A and then Central of Burden in game 3, which is predicted to finish third in the South-Central Border League, the sky is the limits. Although Caldwell was picked to finish fourth in the SCBL, West Elk and Sedan is not on the schedule.Ward said he too is excited about the possibilities of this year. He does run a lot, and that is always a possibility when he drops back to pass. Even so, there are plenty of plays designed for either him or Volavka to run.A&A had lots to celebrate in 2015. The Titans hope 2016 will have some celebrations.4. A&A restarts. To say that the first three years of Argonia-Attica football has been a genuine success, is an understatement. The last we saw of the Titans, they were in the Class 8-man Div. 2 championship, losing in the last second to the overwhelming favorite Victoria team that managed a long touchdown run as time expired.This yearâ€™s team has some holes to fill. Gone are some of the key players that made A&A so good in 2015. But there are three returning starters and eight returning lettermen. And the team has good numbers with 23 out. Trouble is, the Titans are young with three seniors, four juniors, seven sophomores and nine freshmen.5. The Titan personnel. A&A will run a pistol offense. Trevor Pierce, jr., is the quarterback and running backs include Seth Hamburger, sr.; Blake Harden, so.; and Mason Miller, fr. Look for Brady Ricke, sr. as a starting wide receiver. The offensive line includes: Anthony Handlin, jr.; Masen McDaniel, so.; Karmen Basinger, jr.; and Zach Gehrer, sr.The Titans will run a 3-3 defense.â€œThe team will once again have speed and athleticism at the skill positions,â€ said co-head coach Luke Greenwood. â€œMany players will be playing varsity for the first time, so we will have some growing pains as they learn the system and what it takes to compete at the varsity level.â€Â Â One big concern for A&A is it is making the move up to Class 1A 8-man Div. 1 after being in Div. 2 the last two years.â€œWe are looking forward to the challenge and are excited about seeing our younger guys step up,â€ Greenwood said.2016 Oxford High School team.6. Oxford hopes to rebound.The Wildcats had a rough go of it in 2015, going just 1-8. But this year the Cats have renewed hope.â€œLast season was a struggle due to inexperience and injuries,â€ said Sean Burkes, Oxford head coach for the 10th year in Vype Magazine. â€œWe played a bunch of underclassmen that had to learn on the go. We are hoping that the lumps we took last year will pay dividends this year.â€Oxford returns seven starts including Chevis Cowdin, a 6-0, 230 pound senior, who will man the offensive and defensive line. Dylan Hills (5-11, 185, jr.) is a full back/linebacker. Cal Shimkus ( 6-3, 175, jr.) is the quarterback and defensive back; Dalton Silhan (5-10, 180, jr.) is a running back/linebacker; Neil Terry )(5-9, 190, jr.) is an offensive lineman, linebacker; Tyler Vaughn (5-10, 160, sr.) is quarterback, linebacker; and Greysen Williams (6-2, 220, jr.) as offensive and defensive lineman.7. Small group in South Haven.South Haven has a small group this year, but has five returning starters. The Cardinals are slated to finish seventh this year in the SCBL after finishing 3-6 in 2016.Second year head coach Cody Wolf is pinning his hopes on a great group of seniors.â€œWe will be great offensively, but the defense needs improvement,â€ he told Vype magazine.Returning starters include Lane Browning (6-1, 180, sr.) at tight end/free safety; Dallas Anderson 5-11, 160, sr. at offensive line/defensive tackle; Joe Cooke (5-7, 250, jr.) at center. Also, watch Brayden Wilkey (6-3, 180, sr.), who comes to South Haven as a first year quarterback.2016 Conway Springs football team.8. And then there is Conway Springs.The Cardinals, like they have been for almost 20 years, comes into the season with tremendous high hopes.â€œWe lost four games in 2015, which is the most we have lost in years,â€ said Matt Biehler, Conway Springs head coach. â€œThese kids are really looking forward to this season.â€Conway Springs has been a bastion of a stable single-wing rushing offense that have befuddled defenses for years. But this season, Biehler expects to pass the ball more than they ever had in the past. Colton Terhune (5-11, 165, jr.) is the quarterback.He will be a joined by a plethora of experience. Josh Dugan (6-4, 215, sr.) will be playing tight end and linebacker and is getting good looks from college football recruiters. Other key returning players include: Gunnar Denny (5-7, 155, sr.) as wide receiver; Skyler Kunz (5-11, 240, jr.) on offensive line; and Matthew Lange (6-1, 220 jr.) on offensive line-defensive end.Conway Springs is part of perhaps the toughest four-team district ever assembled in Class 3A history. Garden Plain, Chaparral, and Cheney are part of the very scary four-team Class 3A District 10.9. Belle Plaine have higher hopes.The Dragaons are looking to end their 28-game losing streak. Jason Jinkens, in his fourth year, said this is the most talented team he has coached during his tenure at Belle Plaine.Belle Plaine brings back 10 returning starters. Taylor Douglass (6-2, 170, so.) will start as running back/linebacker. Other starters include Nate Menhusen, offensive-defensive line; Peyton Nolan wide receiver/defensive back; Tyler Pinkerton, offensive line; Dresden Ray, linebacker; Cullen Reynolds, wide receiver/linebacker; Caleb Stover, quarterback; Will Swecker, wide receiver/defensive back; and Cody Thurman, offensive, defensive line.10. The schedules.Here is a cumulative week-by-week schedule of the six Sumner County football teams, excluding Wellington. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Sept. 30at Pratt SkylineBurrtonUdallat HartfordW. TrinityGarden Plain Sept. 23Â at South Barberat Flinthillsat StaffordCV-Dexterat Med. Lodgeat NE Arma Sept. 2at Central/Burdenat UdallSouth Havenat Oxfordat Belle PlaineC. Springs Oct. 27South Central at Atticaat Central ChristianCentral-BurdenNorwichat ChaparralIndependent Oct. 21at MacksvilleSouth Havenat Flinthillsat Caldwellat CheneyBluestem Oct. 7Fairfield at AtticaNorwichat Peabodyat Burrtonat Mulvaneat W. Trinity Oct. 14at Kiowa Countyat HartfordCV-DexterCentral ChristianGarden Plainat Douglass Sept. 9Caldwell at Argoniaat A&A at ArgoniaWest Elkat FlinthillsW. Independentat Cheney Sept. 16Flinthills at ArgoniaCentral-Burdenat SedanUdallDouglassChaparral Argonia-AtticaCaldwellOxfordSouth HavenConway SpringsBelle Plaine Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? 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