The Anglican Theological Review (ATR) has announced that The Rev. Dr. Jason Fout and Scott MacDougall have been appointed Co-Editors in Chief of the Review effective September 1, 2017.
Transitions are a hot topic in the Episcopal Church right now, from best practices in using interims to how to create the best possible fit between churches and their new rector/dean. Transitions are a fact of life in CEEP parishes, and in 2018 we will feature a track on clergy transitions for those of you who anticipate the event in your future. This blog highlights some thought leaders from around the church on the subject.
Recently we outsourced a question from a non-CEEP member with a very small endowment who is considering growing their endowment and is working on how to allocate un-designated bequests. Should they allocate 100% or 25% or some other amount? We put the question to CEEP’s endowment trustees asking what they do and why. As usual, the responses were immediate and thoughtful. Here is a sampling of their responses.
We have an exciting series of Keynoters lined up for 2018 – and they will be featured in a daily Conference Talk Show format, entitled “Mission Talkl!” with Fr. Alberto Cutie as talk show host. Cutie, who hosted his on talk show for 11 years on Telemundo, is the perfect talk show host for this exciting format. Ordained in the Catholic Church and a celebrity on Telemundo and throughout Mexico and Latin America, Cutie left the Catholic Church so he could marry the woman he loved. Author of numerous books, he is the rector of St. Benedict's in Plantation, FL.
Did you know that for over 100 years the Episcopal Church has been active in Cuba? Yes, the Diocese of Cuba is over 100 years old. For much of that time, it was under the aegis of The Episcopal Church (TEC). When Fidel Castro took over in 1959, with new restrictions on travel and fund transfers, it became impractical to continue the relationship, and the diocese entered extra-provincial status within the Anglican Communion, with primatial oversight provided by a panel of archbishops.
Two of CEEP’s outstanding partners, The Episcopal Church Foundation and Kanuga Camps and Conference Center, are partnering to offer a Church Leadership Conference entitled Finding Your Place. 2/17-2/19 (This is ONLY for those of you not attending the CEEP conference the following week!) There are some great speakers lined up including Rachel Held Evans and our friend Mary Parmer from Invite.Welcome.Connect who has presented at CEEP conferences the past several years. The conference will focus on innovative ideas on understanding your role as a guide within the Church. Featured presentations will highlight how to support others in finding where their talents are most fruitful. There will also be workshops on stewardship, leadership skills, and discipleship for leaders.
One of the most exciting things about planning a conference are the unanticipated enrichment opportunities that come to us along the way. 2017 is no exception! Late on Friday afternoon (after the B workshops) One of our keynoters, Mike Gecan of the Industrial Areas Foundation (NYC), has volunteered to take folks on a site visit to area community action organizations he is involved with. In addition, we are working with the Sojourners organization (Jim Wallis, Director, was one of our keynoters in 2006 when we were last in the DC area) would like to host a small reception for us at their new office on Friday afternoon/evening. Several of our own members are also planning for a prayer group to walk to the White House.