June 2022
Get to Know The Rev. Charlie Holt, Part 2
In each of our monthly newsletters leading up to his consecration, we will share a different aspect of the Rev. Charlie Holt’s life, including his personal interests in the church to help you get to know him. This month’s segment focuses on his teaching experience and his "English as a Second Language" program in Houston. 

Fr. Charlie's ministry since moving to Houston four years ago has focused on developing a world-class teaching center at St. John the Divine. During his time in Houston, Fr. Charlie served as the Associate Rector of Teaching and Formation at the Church and as the pastor overseeing the "English as a Second Language" program.

Fr. Charlie delights in the joy and love represented in welcoming people from countries around the world into a loving community to learn English and learn about God. Take a peek at the full story!
St. Mark's, Jacksonville Men's Retreat
In May, over 40 parishioners from St. Mark’s parish in Ortega enjoyed rest, relaxation and reconnection at Camp Weed & Cerveny Conference Center during their annual men’s retreat. 

They enjoyed shooting, fishing, bird watching, hiking, delicious meals and a ridiculously fun after-hours corn hole tournament! This year’s speaker focused on “catching up to God’s speed,” challenging and encouraging participants to deepen their relationships with Christ and those God has placed in their lives. 

There was even a special Zoom call with Bishop-elect Charlie Holt!
Reminder: Send Your List of Parishioners Celebrating 50+ Years
Attention Parish Administrators! We are excited about the Episcopal Diocese of Florida's Older Adult Ministry Celebration of Marriages of 50 years and more, taking place Saturday, October 29, 2022, in Mandi’s Chapel, Diocesan Conference Center, Live Oak. 

If you and your spouse have been married at least 50 years, the Older Adult Ministry would like to send you an invitation to the Celebration of Marriages of 50+ Years on October 29, 2022 at the Diocesan Conference Center, Live Oak. A number of churches have already submitted their couples’ names but some have not.

If you and your spouse have been married at least 50 years, please check with your church’s Parish Administrator to see if your name has been sent to the Older Adult Ministry.

If it has not, please send an email your by July 12 to Dr. Melody Marshall: mmarshall201@gmail.com to receive an invitation in September. Please include couples' names (including first name of each spouse), postal, email addresses, and telephone number.
Celebrating Juneteenth at St. John's Cathedral, Jacksonville
On Saturday, June 18, St. John's Cathedral, in partnership with St. Philip's Episcopal Church, and The Fr. Sidney B. Parker Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians presented The Mass of St. Cyprian for a Juneteenth celebration.
The Jacksonville Chorale Performing on Juneteenth
Alma Flowers, President of the Fr. Sidney B. Parker Chapter of the UBE and Dean Kate Moorehead
With a highly spirited, uplifting gospel sound, The Mass of Saint Cyprian is truly a celebration, especially as sung by the Jacksonville Gospel Chorale under the direction of Cedric Williams Williams. The Jacksonville Gospel Chorale is a collaboration of Christian singers from the Jacksonville area. Cedric formed the group to share and preserve the art form of African American sacred choral music. The Rev. Carrie English of Resurrection Episcopal Church preached and gave a history of Juneteenth.

The Juneteenth concert at St. John's Cathedral, Jacksonville was one of two concerts highlighted in a national news report about Juneteenth on Inside Edition. Click the button below to watch the video!
Around the Diocese
The Color of Law: Art Exhibition
St. John's Cathedral, in partnership with the Historic Eastside Cultural Center, presents The Color of Law, an art exhibition that explores the impact of redlining in communities of color. This exhibition opened Saturday, June 18, in Taliaferro Hall and will remain open through September 12. It explores the effects of redlining in Jacksonville's primarily Black and impoverished Eastside neighborhood by presenting facts and artists' responses to those facts.
The Color of Law: Panel Discussion

On Sunday, June 19, at 11 a.m., St. John’s Cathedral hosted a panel discussion in Taliaferro Hall on the impacts of redlining in Jacksonville communities of color. Moderator Jack Meeks, Jack Meeks & Associates CPAs, LLC, and resident of Historic Springfield, explored the topic with panelists Suzanne Pickett, President/CEO, Historic Eastside CDC and Alan Bliss, Executive Director of the Jacksonville Historical Society. With the goal of building community, the discussion sought to understand how neighborhoods of color have evolved to where they are today and how past policies have impacted this evolution.
Happy 140th Anniversary to St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Jacksonville!

On June 22, St. Philip's Episcopal Church celebrated 140 years with a dinner dance celebration at the church. Check out a few photos!
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