From the Field

Every time you walk out your church doors, you enter the Mission Field – fields ripe for the harvest. From the Field is a weekly update from the Diocese of Georgia, which will help us keep one another aware of what is happening in the field here in central and south Georgia. The email goes out each Tuesday (with the very occasional special edition in between).

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  • From the Field Volume 7, #13 (11/30/16)
    Lead, Grow and Share, some examples of events to hold: Project Resource, Year Round Work on Annual Stewardship and Year Round Giving, Community Building; Two ideas from Evangelism Matters; From Visitor to Member in 12 Months; Advent Wreath Making; UTO Ingathering reminder; St. Thomas’ Church wins first place in the holiday parade.
  • From the Field Volume 7, #12 (11/23/16)
    Remembering the Rt. Rev. Harry W. Shipps; a Thanksgiving Prayer; Advent Calendar created by students at Episcopal Day School, Augusta; Reminder to Administrators about year-end closing; Ray Whiting, Tommy Townsend and Donald Holland all ordained to Sacred Order of Priesthood; St. Luke’s in the Holiday Parade, Rincon.
  • From the Field Volume 7, #11 (11/16/16)
    Diocese gathers in Augusta for 195th Convention; Take a survey on the Convention; How to implement Invite-Welcome-Connect; Donald Holland and Tommy Townsend to be ordained; Honey Creek Thanksgiving; Video on Episcopal Day School students interpreting Lead, Grow and Share.
  • From the Field Volume 7, #10 (11/09/16)
    All Convention; Faith Communities and Government Promoting Unity and Dismantling Xenophophobia; New Beginnings’ Circle of Prayer.
  • From the Field Volume 7, #9 (11/02/15)
    Episcopal Youth Event to be held in Oklahoma this summer; Convention Countdown; James T. Said called to St. Augustine’s Augusta; Good Shepherd, Pennick Celebrates Deaconess Alexander; Loose Canon: How to Welcome Different Types of People; Trunk or Treat; the Rev. Luke Wetzel Ordained; Last photo: Children’s Choir at Valdosta
  • From the Field Volume 7, #8 (10/26/16)
    CreekFEST!; Countdown to Convention including Presiding Bishop’s video; 50th Anniversary of Anglican Centre in Rome; What the Youth will be Doing at Convention; New Beginnings Dec. 2-4; Administrator’s Corner: Open Enrollment 2017; Kanuga Leadership Conference; Last photo: Mother/Daughter at Christ Church
  • From the Field Volume 7, #7 (10/19/16)
    Diocese Receives $100,000 to Establish New Ministry in Savannah; Thanks to contributors to St. Joseph’s Fund post-Hurricane Matthew; Countdown to Convention; CreekFEST Days Away; Transition and Discernment Handbooks Updated; Loose Canon: Data from Parish Annual Reports; Blessing of the Animals; Cynthia Taylor Featured on Day 1; LGBT Integrity Retreat; Hurricane Matthew Clean-up; Last Photo: EYC Group from St. Anne’s Tifton.
  • From the Field Volume 7, #6 (10/12/16)
    Hurricane Matthew Update; Help Savannah’s Homeless Recover from Hurricane Matthew; St. Paul’s Jesup Hosts Evacuees; Volunteer Opportunities post Hurricane Matthew; Project Resource Training; St. Anne’s Tifton Hosted Health Care Personnel; Convention Countdown; Blessing of the Animals; Women’s Retreat at Honey Creek; Administrator’s Corner: Submitting Claims Post Hurricane; Last Photo: Hurricane Matthew Won’t Stop CreekFEST
  • From the Field Volume 7, #5 (10/05/16)
    Hurricane Matthew Update; Report from Diocesan Council; the Rev. Galen MIrate called as interim rector at St. Patrick’s Albany; the Rev. Dcn. Luke Wetzel to be ordained; Countdown to Convention; Community of St. Joseph Celebrates One Year Anniversary; Daughters of the King at Christ Church Valdosta; Blessing of the Animals; St. Paul’s Augusta and Ironman Weekend; Loose Canon: Pastoral Side of Dealing with a Disaster; Registration Opens for Down to the River to Pray; Last Photo: St. Patrick’s hosted a service project and icon painting in honor of Deaconess Alexander
  • From the Field Volume 7, #4 (09/28/16)
    Clergy Conference Features Bishop Anne Hodges-Copple; Tithe Appeals Due Friday; Announcement of 195th Convention: Lead, Grow, Share; the Rev. Reginald Gunn (1940-2016); Social Media Sunday; Three Weeks to CreekFEST; St. Thomas’ Isle of Hope Holy Crab! Festival; Down to the River to Pray; Last Photo: Oak Street Mission’s After School Program Remembered First Responders on 09/11
  • From the Field Volume 7, #3 (09/21/16)
    Convention Update; Happening #97; It’s time to share your church life on Social Media; the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry with Bishop Benhase at the House of Bishops; Loose Canon: Use Facebook as an entry to your church; Photo of Canon to the Ordinary’s Counterparts Meeting in Savannah; Atonement, Augusta Builds a ramp; Last Photo: Newest member of the body of Christ
  • From the Field Volume 7, #2 (09/14/16)
    Registration Opens for Convention; Diocesan Office Off-line on Monday (new photos and internet); video from Columba House; Parish Tithes and Reports Due Tomorrow; Deaconess Alexander Celebration; Disaster Preparedness Plans Due 10/1; Bishop’s Visitation to Holy Comforter, Martinez; Roger Speer joins Good Shepherd, Augusta’s staff as Director of Student Ministries; the Rev. David Perkins called as Priest in Charger at Our Savior, Martinez; Fall Prayer Retreat; Health Savings Account Funding to Health Equity to Change; Reports Due for Convention; Flyer for CreekFEST!; Last Photo: Scouts from King of Peace, Kingsland retired more than 150 flags.
  • From the Field Volume 7, #1 (09/07/16)
    Celebrating Latino/Hispanic Ministries; Clergy Conference September 25-27; Parish Tithes and Reports Due September 15; Happening September 16-18; Invitation to CreekFEST; Bishop Visits St. Michael’s and All Angels; Inaugural Elnora B. Martin Award
  • From the Field Volume 6, #52 (08/31/16)
    RIP: the Rev. George Maxwell; Administrator’s Corner: Open Enrollment Coming Soon; Beautiful Authority Gathering; Christ Church Valdosta transforms Sunday School and Pre-School; Storm Watch; Flood Relief Team Returns from Louisiana; Columba House Interns Commissioned; UTO Plaque Presentation; Energy Audits; Cost of Discipleship: Not Comfort Food, An Acquired Taste; Last Photo: Get Ready for CreekFEST!
  • From the Field Volume 6, #51 (08/24/16)
    Bishop Benhase Returns from Sabbatical; Responding to Louisiana Floods; Columba House Commissioned and to-be Commissioned; CreekFEST is Coming; Consider Young Members as Diocesan Convention Delegates; The Loose Canon: St. Swithin’s Can Moo, Can You?; Good Comes Up; Bad Goes Down; Last Photo/Video: Acolytes with Brave Hearts
  • From the Field Volume 6 #50 (08/17/16)
    2016 Diocesan Acolyte Festival; The Episcopal Church Responds to Flooding in Louisiana; the Rev. Luke Wetzel called as Curate to All Saints, Thomasville; Tithe Letters Sent; Administrator’s Corner: Lay Defined Contribution Plan; David Somerville: Facelifting an Ugly Orthodoxy; Last Photo: Transformative Crafting
  • From the Field Volume 6, #50 (08/10/2016)
    Come and See Future Leaders in the Episcopal Church; Preview of Convention 2016, Invite, Welcome, Connect; the Rev. Jonathan Tuttle Ordained to Priesthood; Episcopal Campus Ministry at Georgia Southern; Loose Canon: Prepare to Receive Newcomers; Upcoming Gospel: To Craft an Artistic Revolution; Last Photo: Resting in God’s Presence
  • From the Field Volume 6, #49 (8/3/16)
    Mourning the losses of Carolyn Baker and Carolyn Humphries, Philip Ryan hired by Christ Church Valdosta and Josh McMains at Trinity Statesboro, Acolyte Festival Registration Closes Monday, Upcoming Retreats at Honey Creek, National Church Seeks Delegates for UN Commission, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #48 (7/27/16)
    Register now for CreekFEST, Tuttle ordination planned for August 6, Disaster Preparedness, Women’s Retreat at Honey Creek November 4-6, The Proven Way to Get Closer to Jesus, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #47 (7/20/16)
    Learning to Invite-Welcome-Connect at the diocesan convention, A One-Day Retreat for Women on August 13, Save the Dates for the Fall Clergy Conference, CreekFEST is coming to Honey Creek October 21-23, Administrator’s Corner, Final Summer Camp Session of 2016 Underway, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #46 (7/13/16)
    2016 Full-Time Priest Salary Survey, New Rector called to St. Peter’s, Savannah, Bishop’s Visitation Schedule, Register for Education for Ministry, Georgia Well Represented at National Happening, Godly Play Training in Augusta on July 29-31, Pokemon Go presents unique opportunity for churches, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #45 (7/6/16)
    Register for the Acolyte Festival in August, Connect to God at the Fall Prayer Retreat, St. Athanasius’ Celebrates 131st Anniversary, Integrity Georgia Fall Retreat Meets October 28-29, Explore a Possible Monastic Vocation at the Convent, Register for the Remaining Summer Camp Sessions, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #44 (6/29/16)
    Anna Iredale named Diocesan Director of Communications, The Rev. Denise Ronn Called to Hinesville, A Message from our Diocesan Disaster Coordinators, Youth Mission Team is back from Nebraska, Christ Church Frederica ECW distributes more than $70,000 in grants, Christ Church Valdosta Mission Team Home, VBS photos, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #43 (6/22/16)
    Deacon Culbreath honored for servanthood, Youth mission team now in Nebraska, Save the date for August 13-14 Acolyte Festival, Register for Happening, Apply for New Beginnings Team, VBS photos, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #42 (6/15/16)
    Honey Creek Awarded UTO Grant for Ecology Center, Pray for those killed in Orlando, Camp Hope Now Underway in Thomasville, St. Margaret’s Moultrie cares for health care volunteers, High School Summer Camp Underway, Vacation Bible School photos from across the Diocese, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #41 (6/8/16)
    CreekFEST plans, St. Peter’s Savannah passes $1 million mark in donations to charities, Boy Scouts build ramp for Oak Street Episcopal Mission, Creation Care Commission serves Honey Creek with Toil and Sweat, Vacation Bible School photos from across the Diocese, OSH Convent open for retreats and meetings, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #40 (6/1/16)
    Nominations open for diocesan elections, St. Paul’s Augusta celebrates school partnership, Compline on Tybee Beach through Labor Day, Summer intern at Columba House Savannah, Former Savannah Rector Named National Cathedral Dean, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #39 (5/25/16)
    Three Ordained Priests on May 21, Bruce Fehr Deposed from the Priesthood, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Richmond Hill, Rudy Reyes Leaving Diocesan Staff, Glynn Episcopal Ministries (GEM), CDI Graduates a Fifth Class, Save the Date for CreekFEST, Youth Missioner on the Road, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #38 (5/18/16)
    Four Deacons Ordained on May 14, St. Alban’s, Augusta, Community Update, Creation Care Volunteer Opportunities, Christ Church Team Returns from the DR, Pentecost Around the Diocese in Photos, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #37 (5/11/16)
    Headlines: Plans for Bishop’s Sabbatical, Bishop’s Visitations, Community Update, Bank Offers Ongoing Building Use at No Charge, Christ Church Mission Team Arrival, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #36 (5/4/16)
    Upcoming diocesan election information, EYCS College Scholarship Deadline, Summer Camp registration, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #35 (4/27/16)
    450+ Hours of Service Completed!, Community Update, Seven Ordinations Set for May, Earth Day Celebrated, Young Adult Internship Priority Deadline is Today, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #34 (4/20/16)
    Honey Creek Receives Award for Excellence in Creation Care Education, St. Paul’s, Augusta, Upcoming Survey, Responding to Needs Ecuador and Japan, Earth Day Resources, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #33 (4/13/16)
    Register for Summer Camp, Bishop’s Visitation, St. Anne’s Mission Team Home from the DR, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #32 (4/06/16)
    One Mission, Two Locations (Hometown Missions), Diocesan Community Update, Bishop’s Visitation and Ordination, St. Anne’s Team Arrives in the Dominican Republic, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #31 (3/30/16)
    Easter Photos, Wetzel Ordination to the Diaconate, Denominational Coalition Opposed Property Bill, Hometown Mission in Albany & Darien, Mary Grace Benhase Writes from YASC in Hong Kong, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #30 (3/23/16)
    Have a Blessed Holy Week, Diocesan Community Update, Calvary, Americu, Making the Case for Our Campaign, Clergy Spouse Retreat 2016, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #29 (3/16/16)
    Keeping Up with Diocesan News , Explore a Connection to the Dominican Republic, Upcoming Youth Ministry Retreat, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #28 (3/9/16)
    Campaign Discernment Study, 1Book1Diocese considers confirmation, EfM Training, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #27 (3/2/16)
    Seven Ordinations Set for May, 1Book1Diocese studies Eucharist, Register for May Clergy Conference, A Lecture on the Beaufort Revival of 1831, Gunn Marks 50th Ordination Anniversary, St. John’s Bainbridge Recycling, Connecting Young People to Campus Ministries, Confirmation Retreat, Free Easter Invitation video, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #26 (2/24/16)
    Bishops Denounce Campus Carry Bill, Bringing the Church to the Community, Lent Discussion Considers Holy Orders this Week, The Episcopal Church’s Good Friday Offering, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #25 (2/17/16)
    Feed My Sheep Cares for Brunswick, Diocesan Staff Announcement, Diocesan Community Update, St. Thomas, Thomasville,Deacon Retreat Reflections, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #24 (2/10/16)
    Building Bridges with Youth, St. Patrick’s, Pooler, Lent Discussion Considers Baptism this Week, Try a Fast for Creation this Lent, Photos of Congregations Moving into Lent, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #23 (2/3/16)
    An Update from the Oak Street Mission, Convention 2016 Plans, Application Out for Columba House Internships, Mission Teams on the Ground in the DR and Belize, Chrism Masses Planned for March 18 and 22, Try Advertising Your Congregation on Facebook, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #22 (1/27/16)
    Thinking Outside the Box at Christ Church Frederica, Southeast Convocation Report on DR Mission Trip, Create a Custom Ash Wednesday Invitation Video , Apply for Summer Camp Staff, Celebration in Americus, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #21 (1/20/16)
    Primates’ Vote Draws Media Interest, Evangelism video from Bishop Benhase, Southeast Convocation Team Working in the Dominican Republic, Youth Mission Trip to Nebraska Open to Sign Up, Lenten Retreat Opens a Door to Lasting Change, Diocese of Georgia Marched in MLK Parades, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #20 (1/13/16)
    King of Peace – Discovering the Parish’s Identity, February 23 Event for Retired Priests and Spouses, A Planned Giving Program for Every Church, Four Teams Headed to Dominican Republic, Apply Now for Summer Camp Staff, Still Time to Register for Young Adult Retreat, Lenten Retreat Opens a Door to Lasting Change, Cursillo Weekend Strengthens Your Faith, Walk with the Diocese in MLK Parade, Integrity Georgia Meets January 30 in Waycross, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #19 (1/6/16)
    CDI Enhances Lay Leadership, New Canons for the Diocese of Georgia, Parochial Reports, Notice to Those with our Health Savings Accounts, Register for Young Adult Winter Retreat, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #18 (12/30/15)
    Light Shines in the Darkness, Christmas Around the Diocese, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #17 (12/23/15)
    Varner to Serve as Youth Missioner, St. Anne’s, Tifton, Advent Discussion Concludes with Prayer, Two Georgia Dioceses Sponsor Radio Broadcast, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #16 (12/16/15)
    Headlines: Youth & Young Adult Event, King of Peace, Kingsland, Advent Around the Diocese, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #15 (12/9/15)
    Headlines: Church Development Institute Offers a Common Framework, Pray for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Advent in Photos, Register for Winter Young Adult Retreat, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #13 (11/25/15)
    Headlines: Happy Thanksgiving, John Jenkins Ordained to the Priesthood, Call For a New Diocesan Missioner for Youth, Deadline for Registering for Advent Retreat, EYCS Scholarship Program Changes Lives, 1Book1Diocese Starts November 29, New Beginnings Retreat Draws Large Participation, Deacon Geri Nelson Reflects on Ministry of Servanthood, Presiding Bishop’s Primatial Staff has a Louttit Connection, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #12 (11/18/15)
    Headlines: Convention Inspires Sharing the Good News, Arboleda and Steele Ordained Deacons, Gathering Raises $10,000 in support of Homeless Ministry, The Actions of the 194th Convention, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #11 (11/11/15)
    Headlines: 194th Convention Starts Tomorrow, Dale Jones Ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons, Honey Creek, Registration for New Beginnings Closes Today, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #10 (11/4/15)
    Headlines: Coaches Maximize Clergy Potential, Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop, Convention Workshops, Deadline Friday for Convention Registration, Upcoming ordinations, Proposed Resolutions and Canonical Changes, Savannah Beer and Hymns, All Saints Weekend Photos, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #9 (10/28/15)
    Headlines: Bishop Benhase on Evangelism, All Saints’, Tybee, Register for November New Beginnings, Service to Mentally Challenged Persons Honored, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #8 (10/21/15)
    Headlines: Same Sex Marriage Policy, Open enrollment for health insurance, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #7 (10/15/15)
    Headlines: Worship in a homeless camp, the Rev. George Porter retires, Six ordinations in six weeks, Blessing of the Animals photos, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #6 (10/7/15)
    Headlines: An update on the growth at Christ Church Cordele, How to Assist in South Carolina Flood Response, Convention 2015, Blessing of the Animals photos, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #5 (9/30/15)
    Headlines: Register for diocesan convention, the OSH Convent has moved, convention lock-in, Fall Clergy Conference and and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #4 (9/23/15)
    Headlines: Youth Events in Convocations, Two new rectors called, Nomimations open for diocesan elections, Celebrate Deaconess Alexander this week, Lutheran magazine highlights Georgia Connections, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #3 (9/16/15)
    Headlines: A focus on evangelism at the diocesan convention, Deacon Barbara Crampton (1925-2015), The Rev. James P. Crowther, Jr. (1933-2015), 1Book1Diocese for Advent and Lent, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #2 (9/9/15)
    Headlines:Congregational Development, St. John’s, Bainbridge, Columba House Augusta calls a Missioner,Still Time to Register for Fall Gathering, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 6, #1 (9/2/15)
    Headlines:Leadership Development Initiatives, Celebrate Deaconess Alexander the Week of September 24, Are you an emotionally intelligent leader?, CDI (Congregational Development Institute), Fall Programs Getting Underway, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #52 (8/26/15)
    Headlines: Giving Hope with 1700 Hours of Service, The Rev. George Franklin Bowers (1935-2015), New Ministry to Savannah’s Homeless Receives Grant, More than 100 gather for 2015 Acolyte Festival, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5 #51 (8/19/15)
    Headlines:Community Begins Third Year, Diocesan Community Update, Join in Diocesan-Wide Studies this Advent and Lent, The Deacon’s Beacon and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #50 (8/12/15)
    Headlines: Working Together for the Community, Diocesan Community Update, The Rev. Dr. James A. Johnson (1947-2015), Acolyte Festival Registration Closes Friday, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #49 (8/5/15)
    Headlines: Register for Education for Ministry, The Rev. Iane Sastre Accepts call as Rector of St. Athanasius, Mary Grace Benhase Serving a Year in Hong Kong, So you feel called to serve as a Deacon, Bishop Coadjutor Elected for our Companion Diocese, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #48 (7/29/15)
    Headlines: Input Sought on Diocesan Asset Map, First Oak Street Mission Summer Camp, Campaign Bulletin Insert, Interns Sought for Columba House Augusta, Ruby White Honored by Church Women, Deacon Larry Jesion in the Deacons’ Beacon, Four Upcoming Retreats for Adults, Register for Acolyte Festival, Musician Sought for Savannah Homeless Ministry, Clergy and Spouses Register Now for Conference, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #47 (7/22/15)
    Headlines: 2015 Full-Time Priest Salary Survey, Have you ever considered the diaconate?, Cursillo: An Opportunity to Know and Be Known, Women’s Retreat at Honey Creek, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #46 (7/15/15)
    Headlines: Acolyte Festival in August on St. Simons Island, A Letter from Bishop Benhase about the General Convention, A Prayer Cycle for Each Sunday of the Year, Convention 2015 Hotel Accommodations, Save the Dates for Advent and Lenten Retreats, Harvard Business Review Considers Church Stats, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #45 (7/8/15)
    Headlines: General Convention Wrap Up Coverage, Draft Policy on substance abuse, addiction & recovery, Clergy and Spouses Save the Date for Conference, Deacon Purks’ Service to Humanity Honored, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #44 (7/1/15)
    Headlines: General Convention Concludes Friday, The Georgia Deputation on the Presiding Bishop Elect, Youth Mission Home from Trip to the DR, Blessed Deaconess Alexander Added to Calendar, Bishop Benhase’ Statement on Supreme Court Decision, Marcie Cherau Elected UTO Vice President, Deacon Marty Meuschke Retires, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #43 (6/24/15)
    Headlines: General Convention Work Begins in Salt Lake City, Youth Mission Team on the Ground in the DR, Congregation Hosts Red Cross Blood Drive, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #42 (6/17/15)
    Headlines: New Creation Care Initiatives, Stewart Named Interim Youth Missioner, Changes to Safeguarding God’s Children, Countdown to the General Convention, Valdosta Mission Team on the Ground in the DR, Georgians Teaching Adults About Youth Work, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #41 (6/10/15)
    Headlines: Deputies Meet in Regional Synod, Final General Convention Conversation to be in Cochran, Vacation Bible School photos, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #40 (6/3/15)
    Headlines: Convention 2015 in Savannah, The Road to the General Convention, Register for Green Work Weekend at Honey Creek, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #39 (5/27/15)
    Headlines: Recommended for Parish Status, Bishop’s Visitations, Pentecost Around the Diocese in Photos, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #38 (5/20/15)
    Headlines: Wish List Filled from Afghanistan, Honey Creek Commission News, Greneker Hired as Honey Creek Campus Coordinator, Building a Youth-Led Ministry for Youth, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #37 (5/13/15)
    Headlines: Financial Oversight Is Critical, The Rev. Anna Martin Henderson (1942-2015), Diocesan Community Update, Blue Book Published, Presiding Bishop Candidates Named, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #36 (5/6/15)
    Headlines: Elizabeth Burns moving on from Youth programs, General Convention Conversation, Spring Rally, Aaron Brwer Ordained to the Diaconate, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #35 (4/29/15)
    Headlines: Statement on Priest’s Arrest, Rebekah Stewart Hired as Communication and Event Specialist, Becky Rowell ordained to the priesthood, Spring Clergy Conference, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #34 (4/22/15)
    Headlines: Youth Engage in Service in Thomasville and Augusta, Bishop’s Visitation, Upcoming Ordinations, Education for Ministry (EfM) in the Diocese, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #33 (4/14/15)
    Headlines: Emotional Intelligence Workshop at Honey Creek, From the Field Moving to Wednesdays, Rowell to be Ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests, Lodge Rooms Full for Clergy Conference, Apply for Columba House Augusta, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #32 (4/7/15)
    Headlines: Holy Week and Easter in Photos, Bishop’s Holy Week Visitations, Register Now for October Cursillo, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #31 (3/31/15)
    Headlines: Columba House Expands into Augusta, Holy Week Across the Diocese, Loose Canon, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #30 (3/24/15)
    Headlines: Deputies to Hold Conversations, The Rev. Dcn. Mary-Kathleen Blanchard, Ph.D. (1948-2015), Another Successful Short Course in Christianity, Community Garden Named Garden of the Month, and much more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #29 (3/17/15)
    Headlines: Chrism Mass Scheduled for Two Locations, St. Anne’s Mission Team Home from the DR, Calling all Cursillo Alumni, A Heart Opening Pilgrimage to East Africa, Book Rooms for ECW Annual Meeting by March 23, Register for Spring Clergy Conference, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #28 (3/10/15)
    Headlines: Register for Spring Clergy Conference, Call for Part-Time Communication and Events Specialist, A Reflection on New Beginnings #46, Three from Georgia Learning the Struggles of Refugees in Africa, St. Anne’s Tifton in the DR, MissionInsite demographic profiles, ECW Annual Meeting, Summer Camp Nurses Needed, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #27 (3/3/15)
    Headlines: Three Traveling to Africa to Share Refugee Stories, Diocesan Staff Changes, Christ Church, Dublin, Reflecting on the 2015 Clergy Spouse Conference, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #26 (2/24/15)
    Headlines: Summer Camp registration is at an all-time high, New Email Newsletter for those who have attended Cursillo, Safeguarding Live Training Scheduled for Savannah, Attracting Families with Young Children, , Bishop Stephen Elliott in the diocesan archives, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #25 (2/17/15)
    Headlines: Ariails to head Companion Diocese Commission, Parochial Reports Due Now, General Convention Documents Online, Keeping Connected to the Core of Your Faith, Kamp PHUN Issues Parish Challenge, Bishop Barnwell in the diocesan archives, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #24 (2/09/15)
    Headlines: Draffin Named Diocesan Treasurer, Three from Georgia will Share Refugee Journeys, Save the Date for Closing Service of Cursillo, Optical Mission Team Home from Dominican Republic, A Maintenance Reserve Study Avoids Surprises, Bishop Beckwith in the Diocesan Archives, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #23 (2/02/15)
    Headlines: Happening Connects Teen to God, The Very Rev. Joan Kilian named Dean of Central Convocation, Two Bishops Consecrated New Church Building for St. Patrick’s Albany, Eye Care Mission Team Working Now in Dominican Republic, Camellia Garden Dedicated at Christ Church Valdosta, Register for Clergy Spouses’ Conference, A Brief How to Guide on Welcoming Visitors, Bishop Reese in the Diocesan Archives, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #22 (1/27/15)
    Headlines: Deacons Pray with paintbrushes, The Rev. Jack Dyer (1927-2015), Clergy Save the Date for Conferences and Chrism Mass, Two Bishops to Consecrate New Church in Albany, The Rev. Jamie Maury Ordained to Priesthood, Support Mission through the United Thank Offering, Save the Date for ECW Annual Meeting in April in Savannah, Resources for new vestry members, Bishop Nelson in the Archives, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #21 (1/20/15)
    Headlines: Episcopal Group in MLK Parade, Gary Abbott to Retire, Register for Clergy Spouse Conference, Southeast Mission Team Returning from the DR, Bishop Louttit in the Archives, The Jesus Prayer, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #20 (1/13/15)
    Headlines: Hometown Missions, Date and place set for Convention 2015, Apply for a UTO Grant, Columba House Intern/Fellow Deadline Approaching, Bishop Shipps in Archives, How to Go from Church Member to Disciple, Lenten Retreat at Honey Creek, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #19 (1/6/15)
    Headlines: Katie Willoughby named Canon for Administration, Results from Campaign Survey at Convention, March in Savannah’s MLK Parade, Bishop Reeves in the archives, Lenten Confirmation Retreat, Rewiring your brain with common prayer, Christmastide Photos from Across the Diocese, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #18 (12/30/14)
    Headline: Praying from Christmas to Lent, Diocesan Community Update, Holy Nativity, St. Simons Island , Christmas Photos from Across the Diocese, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #17 (12/23/14)
    Headlines: Dioceses Sponsor Radio Broadcast of Kings College Lessons and Carols, The Rev. Loren and Ian Lasch have a son, Brockenborough ordained to priesthood, Final TREC Report, Mission Trip to Ecuador, Advent Around the Diocese in Photos, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #16 (12/16/14)
    Headlines: First Sunday in the New Building, Bishop’s Visitation , New Columba House Fellow, Register for Cursillo, What in the world is a “Signature Ministry”, Around the Diocese in Photos, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #15 (12/9/14)
    Headlines: Register Now for March Cursillo, St. Patrick’s, Pooler, Teens Participate in Province IV Event, New Parish Hall Building Dedicated, Lunch Bunch and Stitchers of Love, Loose Canon, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #14 (12/2/14)
    Headline: Columba House Internship Applications, Giving Tuesday, Think Outside the Manger Devotions, Convent Construction, Dominican Republic Youth Mission Trip, Register for Vocare and Happening, the Power of Polite, Persistent Invitation, Advent Photos, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #13 (11/25/14)
    Headline: EYCS Ingathering, CDI Openings for December, Wood-Miles Named Province IV Campus Ministry Coordinator, Videos of Honey Creek hosting Convention 2014 Eucharist and Concert, Sommerville reflections on blog, Vestry service, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #12 (11/18/14)
    Headline: Revised Diocesan Canons, Burt Derrick Ordained Deacon, Holy Comforter Martinez 15th Anniversary, Vestry Basics, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #11 (11/11/14)
    Headline: Convention Brings Diocese Together, Bishop’s Address, The Actions of the 193rd Convention, Election Results for the 193rd Convention, Convention Photos Online for All to Share, The Loose Canon, Deacon’s Beacon and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #10 (11/04/14)
    Headline: 193rd Convention Starts Thursday, Legacy Ministry, National Cathedral Director of Preservation to Speak in Savannah, The Loose Canon, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #9 (10/28/14)
    Headline: proposed Canonical Changes, St. Patrick’s Albany receives grant for Food for a Thousand and dedicates building cornerstone, Photos of Fall Events Around the Diocese, Convention Volunteers still needed, The Loose Canon, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #8 (10/21/14)
    Headline: Prepare for EYCS Ingathering, Honey Creek’s Lodge Receives Gifts for Five Room Renovations, Unseen Guest Ministry Serves Tens of Thousands, New Youth Director in Waynesboro, Join Youth Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic, New Beginnings Follow Up, The Loose Canon, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #7 (10/14/14)
    Headline: Two weeks to register for convention, Nominees Announced, Convention Lock In, Green Summit and Upcoming Green Workshop, Honey Creek Thanksgiving, More Pet Blessings, The Loose Canon on Time-Tested Ways to Shrink Your Church, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #6 (10/7/14)
    Headline: Willoughby Stepping Down, Diocesan Youth Mission Trip to Dominican Republic, Blessing of the Animals Across the Diocese, An Update on Reimaging the Episcopal Church, The Loose Canon, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #5 (9/30/14)
    Headline: Still Time for Nominations, Fall Clergy Conference Wrapping Up, Bishop’s Visitation, St. Michael’s, Waynesboro Celebrates 125 Years, The Rev. Dr. Reed Freeman Serving in Transition, Register for October New Beginnings, Youth Presence Adult Teams Training, The Loose Canon, Marked as Christ’s Own, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #4 (9/24/14)
    Headlines: Honey Creek Chapel Laser Cut Art, Braving the Showers for an Epic Fall Gathering, Celebration for the Refreshed Parish Hall, Purpose Filled Women Retreat at Honey Creek, The Loose Canon, Part-Time Parish Administrator Sought, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #3 (9/16/14)
    Headlines: Good News for 2015 Insurance Rates, Bishop’s Visitations, Green Summit and Upcoming Green Workshops, Convention Website, The Loose Canon, Columba House, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #2 (9/9/14)
    Headlines: Deaconess Alexander Resolution for Convention, Registration Closing for Fall Gathering, Brushes with Fate at St. Luke’s in Rincon, Hear the Gospel of Matthew in Albany, The Loose Canon, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 5, #1 (9/2/14)
    Headlines: Register for the Bishop’s Bash, EDAT Hires First Executive Director, Third Intern Arrives at Columba House, Common Song Workshop Coming to Kingsland, Convention Nominations Open, Resolution Deadline September 7, The Loose Canon, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #52 (8/26/14)
    Headlines: Diocesan Audit Now Online, EQ-HR Workshop Strengthens Emotional Intelligence, Green Church Workshops Continue, Bible Reading Marathon Proves Transformative, The Rev. Larry Williams Begins as Vicar, The Loose Canon, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #51 (8/19/14)
    Headlines: Focusing on Congregational Vitality, Acolyte Festival Draws Youth from Across the Diocese, Columba House Welcome New Interns, Information for Convention Exhibitors – Please take note!, Updated Prayer Cycles Posted Online, The Loose Canon, Register Now for Fall Gathering, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #50 (8/12/14)
    Headlines: Visit Convention 2014 Website, Green Workshops Continue, Farewell Luncheon for the Rev. Tom Arledge, Live Presentation of the Gospel of Matthew Planned for Albany, Blessing of the Backpacks Photos, Subscribe to Youth Programs eNewsletter, Plan Now for Pet Blessings in October, Register for Fall Gathering, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #49 (8/5/14)
    Headlines: Register for Convention 2014, Nominate Persons for Elections, Registration Closes Sunday for Acolyte Festival, The Blessing of the Backpacks, Register for Fall Gathering on Divergent Theme, St. Patrick’s Albany grows and gives more than 1,000 pounds of vegetables, Presiding Bishop’s Sermon, Register for Youth Presence Adult Teams Training, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #48 (7/29/14)
    Headlines: Priest Salary Survey, Convention Workshops and Elections Announced, Update on Gaza and the Al Ahli Hospital, A Team Approach to Youth Ministry in Kingsland, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #47 (7/22/14)
    Headlines:Presiding Bishop’s Visit, Money Held in Trust Helps Fund Dream, Green Church Workshop Series, The Adventure of Your Life!, ACS Database Training, Register Now for Three Upcoming Events,and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #46 (7/15/14)
    Headlines: Register Now for the Acolyte Festival, Georgians Participate in National Youth Event, Georgia Represented at National Happening, Congregation Active in Community Events, Registration Open for Fall Gathering and “Bish Bash”, Places Available for Final Summer Camp Week, VBS, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #45 (7/8/14)
    Headlines: Green Church Workshop Series, The Rev. Addison Dawson Teague, Jr., Crisis Creates Opportunity, Deacons Seek Nominations for Lay Servants, New Youth Missioner on St. Simons Island, A Full Camp During the “Off Week” of Summer Camp, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #44 (7/1/14)
    Headlines: Convention 2014 this November, Bishop’s Visitation to Worship on the Water, Mission Team Home from Sewanee Pilgrimage, Social Media Sunday Around the Diocese, Distributing Food to Families with Second Harvest, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #43 (6/24/14)
    Headlines: Agency Takes Root in Thomasville, Christ Church, Augusta, Community Update, Diocesan Youth Mission Trip Underway, Vocare Reunion, Deacon’s Beacon, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #42 (6/17/14)
    Headline: Darien Ministry Awarded UTO Grant, St. Matthew’s, Fitzgerald, Presiding Bishop to Preside and Preach in July, Summer Camp Parent and Child Program for K-2, Mission Team Home from the Dominican Republic, Celebrating 50 Years, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4,#41 (6/11/14)
    Headline: Georgia Facilitates Discussion, All Saints, Tybee Island, Summer Camp Parent and Child Program for K-2, Breaking Ground for Ministry Center, Mission Team at Work Now in Dominican Republic, Series of Visioning Meetings Concluded in Savannah, Pentecost Around the Diocese in Photos, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #40 (6/3/14)
    Headline: Rogation Days Celebrated,Bishop’s Visitation, Thank You to our Diocesan Photo Ministers, List of Spiritual Directors Compiled for the Diocese, Four Deacons Ordained on May 31, Last Visioning Meeting in Savannah this Week, Serve the Helpless as if Serving Christ Himself, Sharing the Sounds of Faith in Interfaith Event, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #39 (5/27/14)
    Headlines: Two Unique Summer Liturgies, Rest in Peace Anne Wright Morris Berlin, Meetings Upcoming in Augusta and Savannah, Welcomes Summer Interns, CDI Graduates a Third Class, Christus Rex Dedication, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #38 (5/20/14)
    Headline: Energy Audits Save Churches Money, Community Update, Bishop’s Visitation, Meetings Upcoming in Savannah and Augusta, ECW Annual Meeting at Honey Creek a Success, A Sisterhood of Prayer, Service and Evangelism, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #37 (5/13/14)
    Headlines: Still Time to Register for the Last Happening of 2014, St. Margaret, Moultrie, Albany Convocation Confirmation, Lowery Named Dean of Albany Convocation, Opportunity Knocks, Four Deacons to be Ordained on May 31,and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #36 (5/6/14)
    Headlines: Save the Date for Convention 2014, Spring Clergy Conference Wrapping Up, Blessing of the Crops Prayer Breakfast, Can You Share A Selfless Selfie?, Positions Open in Thomasville and on St. Simons Island, Two priests walk into a bar…, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #35 (4/29/14)
    Headlines: Send data for new Field Guide, Earth Day in Thomasville and Bainbridge, Christ Church Frederica seeking Youth Minister, Spring Rally, Preparing for a Tornado, Summer Camp T-shirt Design Contest, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #34 (4/22/14)
    Headlines: Easter, Bishop’s Visitation, Earth Day plans in Thomasville, Register for ECW Annual meeting, Printable Youth Programs brochure, Savannah Convocation Family Day planned, Simulcasting the Eucharist in Brunswick, Wesley wins Golden Halo, Holy Week and Easter Across the Diocese, Spring Rally, Paschal Homily, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #33 (4/15/14)
    Headlines: Blessed Holy Week, Bishop’s Visitation, Episcopal Campus Ministry at Relay for Life, Holy Week Across the Diocese, Spring Rally, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #32 (4/8/14)
    Headlines: Chrism Mass: April 15 in Statesboro, Community Update, Bishop’s Visitation, Parish Enjoys Weekend at Honey Creek, Mission Team Works on Church Construction, A Deacon’s Role with the Uninsured, A Brush with God in Icon Writing Workshop, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #31 (4/1/14)
    Headlines: Hot Sauce Heresy, Community Update, Habitat for Humanity Works with Thomasville Churches, Why Coaching May Be Right for You, St. Patrick’s Albany is Now at Work in the D.R., Workshop Draws from Across the Diocese, EQ-HR, New Beginnings, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #30 (3/25/14)
    Headlines: Cursillo Comes Back Strong, Community Update, MyCPG Website Goes Live, Dr. Jeremy Bergstrom Ordained to the Priesthood, Food for Thought Drawing a Large Lunchtime Group, A Refection on the Young Adult Retreat Weekend, Around the Diocese in Photos, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #29 (3/18/14)
    Headlines: Youth Presence Workshops, Deacons’ Retreat Works on Finding Balance and Peace, Joyous Worship with Junkanoo Band, Subscribe to Diocesan Youth Newsletter, Showing the Flag, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #28 (3/11/14)
    Headlines: Review Your Information, Community Update, Bergstrom Ordination Next Tuesday Evening, Ash Wednesday Around the Diocese, Albany Herald Features Lenten Program, Episcopal Spelling Bee Winners, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #27 (3/4/14)
    Headlines: Planned Giving Sample Documents, Community Update, Launching Youth Presence in Georgia, Preparing for Lent around the Diocese, Georgia Bishops of the Episcopal Church Statement on House Bill 875, Teaching Children To Worship Deeply: A Lenten Learning Day, Food for Thought this Lent, Doing a Jig for Summer Camp, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #26 (2/25/14)
    Headlines: Diocesan Finances Remain Healthy, Steve Larson Ordained to Sacred Order of Priests, Bishop’s Visitation, Community Update, A Successful Diocesan Confirmation Retreat, Dinner Liturgy Starts in Savannah, Clergy Spouses Lenten Retreat, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #24 (2/11/14)
    Headlines: Bond Sale Funded Improvements, Bishop’s Visitation, EDAT Receives United Thank Offering Grant, Diocesan “Green Team”: Call for a Gathering, Ordinations,Living the Story Retreat Deadline this Monday, Spring Clergy Conference, Priority Deadline for Summer Camp Staff This Saturday, Companion Diocese, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #23 (2/4/14)
    Headlines: One Trip Returns, Another at Work Now, St. Thomas, Savannah, Diocesan Community Update, Vocare #23 a Hugely Successful Retreat, The Order of the Daughters of the King® Spring Assembly, and more.
  • From the Field Volume 4, #22 (1/28/14)
    Headlines: Columba House Deadline, Mission Trips this week in the Dominican Republic, Summer Camp Staff Applications, St. Paul’s Augusta’s mobile app, EYCS year round appeal, Mollie Roberts’ Ordination Set, Cursillo #118, Sewanee Mission Trip and Pilgrimage, Church Flower Arranging Workshop Offered, Martin Luther King Day Events Around the Diocese, Remembering a Saint of the Diocese: F. Bland Tucker , and more.

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