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The Rev. Dave Killeen's reflection on General Convention

Fr. Dave Killeen, Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in St. John's, Tallahassee, has written "Living Waters," his reflection of time spent at General Convention and "the start of a new chapter of growth and vitality in the Episcopal Church."
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Bishop Michael Curry elected as next Presiding Bishop-elect

Bishop Michael Bruce Curry of the Diocese of North Carolina has been elected and confirmed as the next presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. Curry, who will be the first African American to lead the church, was elected on the first ballot with 121 of 174 votes.
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GeneralConvention.DioceseFL.org

The 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church is now in full-swing! The diocese will offer updates on the Presiding Bishop election, legislative sessions and various meetings. Be sure to check the diocesan General Convention microsite for all the news you need to know!
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Daily update for Wednesday, July 1

Highlights for this historic day include: Marriage Resolutions pass, House of Deputies pass two structure resolutions, Proposed Budget for 2016 - 2018 with $2 million initiative on racial justice and reconciliation, The Episcopal Church addresses the issue of Alcohol.
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Mark your Calendars for Gala Cubana!

In honor of celebrating the 29th year of our relationship with the Diocese of Cuba, the Cuba Committee of the Diocese of Florida is hosting Gala Cubana! The guest of honor is Bishop Griselda. The event will benefit the 32 priests in the Episocpal Diocese of Cuba. Come early for Salsa lessons and stay for the cuban food!
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Cards and letters needed for August Wounded Warrior Retreat

Each year the Diocese of Florida hosts two Wounded Warrior Retreats for our heroes. The upcoming August Retreat takes place August 14 - 16th at The Episcopal Center. Once again we are asking for cards and letters to be sent to these warriors expressing gratitude. The deadline is August 3rd at the Diocesan office. The list of names is in the link below. Thank you!
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