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Camp Weed & Cerveny Conference Center (Re)Branding Announcement

Bishop Howard engaged Jacksonville-based agency Burdette Ketchum with rebranding Diocesan Summer Camp at Camp Weed in 2016, and then with creating an overarching brand for the Camp & Conference Center. Believing that an image should relate to what the brand promises, the agency began the planning process with input by Bishop Howard.
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2018 Annual Diocesan Convention - January 26-27, 2018

The 175th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Florida will be January 26-27, 2018, in Jacksonville at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel. Bishop Howard has chosen the theme: "Be Transformed ..." (Romans 12:2) The Rev. Teresa Seagle, Chaplain of The Episcopal School of Jacksonville will be our chaplain and Dr. John M. McCardell, Jr., Vice-Chancellor of Sewanee - The University of the South will be our guest speaker .
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The Episcopal Diocese of Florida's Fall Clergy Retreat Features "The Restoration Project"

There was a strong turnout for the annual Fall Clergy Retreat that took place October 16-17, 2017. According to Douglas Dupree, Canon Theologian and Rector of the Bishop’s Institute for Ministry and Leadership, “Our speaker the Rev. Christopher Martin’s presentation was very well-received. I heard many positive responses to his message.” 
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A Fresh Look at Cursillo

A Cursillo weekend is an opportunity for Episcopalians to meet clergy and laity while seeking to strengthen one’s faith and spirituality. Cursillo provides an environment to experience the reality of the gift of God's love through shared prayer, individual meditation, worship, study, fellowship, laughter, tears and unconditional love.
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St. Paul's by the Sea - Sandals, Shorts and Steel Drum Service

Last year, The Rev. Louanne Loch came to St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church (SPBTS), located in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, with big ideas to grow church membership. One of her early innovative ideas was to create a 30-minute, 11:30am Eucharistic Service accompanied by steel drum music to draw new attendees into the church, and also to accommodate church members who would like to surf before church – there are a lot of surfers of all ages who live at the beaches – or members whose children have early soccer matches, or for members with small children who occasionally want to sleep late on Sunday morning.
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Fearless Faith: Boundless Love Revival Rescheduled - Jaunary 20, 2018

Originally scheduled for Sunday, September 17, has been postponed until Saturday, January 20th. This will allow our congregations and Honey Creek to focus on the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
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The Episcopal Diocese of Florida Hires a New Controller

Diocesan Treasurer Ben Hill and The Rt. Rev. Samuel Johnson Howard, Bishop of Florida are pleased to announce the appointment of Jorge L. Maysonet as Diocesan Controller. In this role, he will direct all accounting, finances and administration functions for the Diocese and the many ministries it encompasses. Maysonet will formally join the Diocese staff on Monday, October 23, 2017.
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Meet Beaches Episcopal School's Superhero Lucca Martinez

Lucca Martinez is a second-grader at Beaches Episcopal School. According to Martha Milton, the Head of School, Lucca is a humble, sweet and kind young man. At seven years-old, he’s also a hero after saving his four-year-old sister’s life early one recent Fall morning. 
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St. Margaret's Dedication Service

On September 30, 2017, a Dedication Ceremony recognizing the history of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church and Cemetery in Hibernia, Florida was held on the grounds of the church. This chapel is among the five oldest wooden churches still standing and in use in the state of Florida.
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Bowen Conference at St. Mark's, Jacksonville

This year’s Bowen Conference takes its theme from the 500th anniversary of the Reformation celebrated this 2017. The Conference is open to all members of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida as an offering to all of our churches. The conference, sponsored by St Mark’s, is endorsed by the Bishop’s Institute for Ministry and Leadership. (CEU credits are offered to all clergy attending.)
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St. Michael and All Angels 135th Anniversary

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church began with the organization of a congregation in 1882 by The Reverend Jacob R. Ballard, who was the second black deacon ordained in The Episcopal Church, in the Diocese of Florida.
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O come, let us sing unto the Lord

On Sunday October 22, 2017 at 5pm St John’s Cathedral will host for the Bishop’s Institute a Diocesan Hymn Festival led by the distinguished hymnologist Dr Carl Daw. The hymn festival will bring together choirs and people from our churches in the Diocese of Florida to sing some great hymns.
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Evangelism & Growth Initiative Web Page

For updates about the Evangelism and Growth Initiative from Canon Aaron Smith click below.
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