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Prayer Vigil Seeks to Raise Awareness of Immigrants’ Challenge

Written by Luke Blount on

On Ash Wednesday, San Mateo Iglesia Episcopal will begin a 40-hour prayer vigil for their community in Southwest Houston. The event will begin March 9 at 6:00 a.m. and end at 10:00 p.m. the following day. Many of the churches members are undocumented and they are praying for a humane immigration...

Absalom Celebrated for Being a Kingdom Builder

Absalom Celebrated for Being a Kingdom Builder

Written by Carol E. Barnwell, Kathy H. Culmer, Ph.D. on

Over 200 gathered at Christ Church Cathedral, February 5, to celebrate the Rev. Absalom Jones (1746-1818), a freed slave and first African American ordained in the Episcopal Church. The Rev. Canon Harold T. Lewis, author and professor logical Seminary at Pittsburgh, spoke at a luncheon following...

Black History Month Celebrates Absalom Jones

Written by Kathy H. Culmer, Ph.D. on

February marks the beginning of Black History Month, a federally recognized, nation-wide celebration that provides the opportunity for all Americans to reflect on the significant roles that African Americans have played in the shaping of U.S. history. The Episcopal Church has had many notable...

Golf Tourney to Benefit Retirement Community

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“St. James’ House, Baytown, the long-term care facility serving the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, will host their annual golf tournament on March 18, 2011, at Eagle Pointe Golf Course, Mont Belvieu, TX. Prizes include a $ 20,000 “hole in one” award, Visa gift cards and Par...

2011 Clergy Compensation Worksheet

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The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 (or TRUIRJCA of 2010) included provisions which reduced the Social Security Tax Rate and the Self-Employment Tax Rate by two percent for 2011. Therefore, lay staff will be paying only 4.2 percent...

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