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Clericus To Be Rescheduled

The clericus (clergy gathering) scheduled for this Saturday, October 25, has been cancelled. Bishop Epps plans to reschedule the clericus for later in the year. A new date should be announced within the next few days.

Going Home

2014 October 23
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Bishop David EppsArticle by BISHOP DAVID EPPS

It had been a long time—a very long time—since I had walked through the doors. Some things had been changed, added to, moved, or eliminated…but it was the same: familiar, warm, and comforting. I was back in my hometown of Kingsport, Tennessee and it was a Sunday. It was just before 11:00 a.m. and I found a seat about two of the way back and settled in. After 41 years, I was back in a pew at Mountain View United Methodist Church.

I had started going to the church youth group on a Sunday evening during the summer of 1966. read more…

ICCEC Annual Missions Offering

2014 October 21

Missions Africa

FROM THE PRIMATE’S OFFICE

CEC Missions and Development Offerings

Each Year we have committed to raise funds to support our churches and people in Africa. We do this on All Saints Sunday, which is 2 Nov this year.

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Our Approachable God

2014 October 20

Dan HaleArchdeacon Dan Hale

The Cathedral of Christ the King
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
October 5, 2014

Sermon Link: Our Approachable God

Fall Meeting of the House of Bishops Begins

2014 October 16

House of Bishops Fall 2014The Fall 2014 House of Bishops opened Wednesday, October 15th with a message given by Patriarch Craig Bates.  Please keep our patriarch and bishops in prayer as they seek the heart of God for our communion.

A Jarhead’s Journey

2014 October 13
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Bishop David EppsArticle by BISHOP DAVID EPPS

A few weeks ago, I retrieved the mail and discovered, among the bills and junk mail, a package. When I opened the package, I found that it contained a book. That’s not unusual as both my wife and I are voracious readers. However, I did not order this book which bore the title, “A Jarhead’s Journey.” The Urban Dictionary defines “jarhead” as, “A member of the United States Marine Corps. When used by civilians it could be considered derogatory, but it is used often among Marines. The term originates from the ‘high and tight’ haircut that many Marines have, which makes their head look like a jar. It did NOT originate from their uniform or cover.” The author was Jim Lowe. I thought, “That name sounds familiar. Where do I know that name?”

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Domestic Warriors

2014 October 11

Bishop David EppsArticle by BISHOP DAVID EPPS

Ever since the first Gulf War way back in 1991, the churches I have served have set aside a special day to honor our military veterans. Most of the time we set a time for a special observance on the 4th of July. A couple of times, the veterans were recognized on Memorial Day. Last year, we finally settled on the most appropriate day to honor these brave men and women—Veteran’s Day. Yet, there’s another group of heroic men and women who put their lives at risk day after day that we have not recognized every year.

Since September 11, 2001, the nation has come to appreciate the sacrifices and courage of firefighters, police officers, emergency medical personnel, and others who serve society on the home front. read more…

Why Does Not God Show Himself?

2014 October 10

Jessica BirdsongArticle by JESSICA BIRDSONG

I would almost be so bold to say that most Christians, at some point in their life, have begged the question, “Why doesn’t God just show Himself?”

No, I do not mean ‘show Himself’ in miracles, or small signs and symbols, I mean literally show Himself, like right in front of you, in some, if not all, of His glory. Years ago this really posed a problem for me, mentally, in my faith, because I am just a simple-minded person I suppose. To me, it was very simple…

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