July 18, 2019
Join Us for Family Faith Night at the Ballpark
The Diocese of Florida invites you to attend Family Faith Night with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp on Saturday, August 10 at 6:35pm. Discounted tickets are available by following the link below. We hope to see you and your family at the ballpark!
Password: Episcopal
Game Date: Saturday August 10th
Game Time: 6:35pm
Gates Open: 5:30pm
Seats: Section 116 (1 st  base side facing scoreboard)
Discounted Ticket Price: $8
Ticket Purchase Limit: No limit….the more friends/family the merrier!
Game Promos: Family Faith Night – Post-game Concert by Christian Musical Artist, Jason Gray.
Contact Info: Justin Lemminn email: justin@jaxshrimp.com phone: 904-903-7559 
The Rev. Cn. Aaron Smith Accepts New Role
Grace Episcopal Church in Orange Park is pleased to announce The Rev. Canon Aaron Smith has accepted the role of Priest in Charge beginning August 1, 2019.
“I am thrilled to be joining Grace Episcopal Church to further the mission Bishop Howard has set before us to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout our Diocese,” Canon Smith said. “My family and I look forward to beginning this new chapter and ask that you continually keep us in your prayers as we begin this journey.
In addition to this new role, Aaron will continue to serve as Canon for Evangelism and Growth in the Diocese of Florida. Aaron has served in this capacity since February 19, 2017.
“We are proud of Aaron for following God’s call in his life and look forward to seeing how God uses his talents at Grace Episcopal Church,” said Bishop John Howard. “I am excited to see how God will move in the lives of the congregation and pray they will become a shining example for evangelism and growth in our Diocese.”   
A Weekend with Dr. Earl Palmer
The Bishop's Institute for Ministry and Leadership invites you to attend a weekend with distinguished author, preacher and scholar Earl Palmer as we study the book of Ephesians. The retreat takes place September 20-22 at Camp Weed and Cerveny Conference Center.
The topic for the weekend is: "EPHESIANS: A First Century Book for our 21 st Century"
The Rev. Dr. Earl Palmer is a distinguished preacher, writer, C.S. Lewis scholar and author of a number of commentaries on various books of the New Testament. He is currently President of the Earl Palmer Ministries, Seattle, Washington. He is a graduate and trustee of Princeton Theological College. Summers he spends in England where he leads residential conferences at The Kilns, the Oxford home of C.S. Lewis.
Ephesians has been rightly called 'The Queen of the Epistles'. This first century book is written from Rome (during imprisonment) to a group of people Paul knows well, having taught in Ephesus for at least three years. At its heart this letter is an affirmation of the transforming power of the love of God-its height, width, length and depth.

Diocesan Happenings
St. Paul's Quincy Celebrates 180 Years!
St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Quincy, Florida celebrated it's 180th Anniversary this past Sunday! Bishop Dorsey Henderson delivered a powerful word on their largest attended service in over 3 years, with 110 in person and over 500 online viewers. Congratulations to St. Paul's Quincy!
Upcoming Events
October 18-29
Older Adult Ministry Retreat: Redeeming Our Time: Spirituality and Retirement
Camp Weed & Cerveny Conference Center

To register to attend, please visit www.campweed.org next week to find the registration link.

This retreat is for persons who are retired and those anticipating retirement.  This retreat will be an opportunity to share our questions, resources, and hopes for the time we are living and to plan for our future. We will experience some time in plenary, small groups, and have opportunities to share informally throughout the two days. It should be informative and much fun.
Our retreat leader will be The Rev. Dr. Milford "Bud" Holland, Jr. 
Bud has served in a variety of capacities in the Church including rector, staff resource in two dioceses and on the Presiding Bishop's staff. He is an EFM mentor trainer and also is involved in offering CREDO for clergy.

A limited number of scholarships are available, please contact Ann Thompson at 386-208-2764 prior to registering for more information.

August 24, 2019
Enneagram Workshop
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
St. Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church
895 Palm Valley Road,
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081

The aim of the Christian life goes beyond information to transformation. The Enneagram has proven to be the perfect transformational companion to Christian faith and discipleship.

The workshop will be led by the Rev. Michael Ellis, Rector of St Francis in the Fields. He has many years of experience in this work and trained at one of the very finest Enneagram schools for directors.
For more information about the Enneagram workshop click here

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