May 28, 2019
May Evangelism Workshops
Please join us on Tuesday, May 28 (in Tallahassee) and Thursday, May 30 (in Jacksonville) for our May evangelism workshops series. The topic will be "Renew a Right Spirit: Church Revitalization Today" and we look forward to having some meaningful discussion about what the Lord is doing in our Diocese. 
Contact Aaron Smith, Canon for Evangelism and Growth for more details .
Tallahassee Workshop:
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
(Happening every fourth Tuesday of the month)

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Holy Comforter Episcopal Church
2015 Fleischmann Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32308

Jacksonville Workshop:
Thursday, May 30, 2019
(Happening the last Thursday of each month)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

2202 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Celebration of Your Marriage of 50 Years or More

The Diocese of Florida recently held our Celebration of Marriage of 50 Year or More events which allows couples to renew their wedding vows and take part in a special service both in Jacksonville and Tallahassee. There are over 200 couples in our Diocese who reached this tremendous milestone. These couples are examples of commitment and inspire us all. Congratulations to all these couples, and those who could not attend. Our next celebrations will take place in 2021.
Diocesan Summer Office Hours
Please be aware the new Diocesan Summer Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - noon
This adjusted schedule will begin Friday, May 17 and continue through Friday, August 30.

Diocesan POST Retreat: June 9-11
All Professional Staff within the Diocese are invited to attend our 32nd annual POST gathering June 9-11 at Camp Weed and Cerveny Conference Center in Live Oak. 
This year's theme is “The Lord is My Shepherd” based on Psalm 23. Bishop Howard will be the keynote speaker at our Sunday night banquet. Artist, composer, and actor, the talented Mr. Darryl Tookes will follow with a concert and will share his testimony. Mr. Tookes recently performed, “ I’ll Sing of Love ” when Presiding Bishop Michael Curry visited us this past February and has performed for presidents and thousands of others around the world. We will also enjoy our first ever field trip.

All church office staff are invited to attend.

Diocesan Happenings
The Ordination of Christopher Dell: Thursday, May 30

By the grace of God and with the consent of the people, The Right Reverend Dorsey Henderson, assisting bishop in the Diocese of Florida will ordain  Christopher Dell  to the sacred order of Deacons
Thursday, May 30, 2019
at 7p.m.

Christ Episcopal Church
400 San Juan Dr.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Your prayers and presence are requested
Reception following
Visiting clergy please rsvp to 904-285-6127
Upcoming Bishop's Institute Events
September 20-22
A Weekend with Earl Palmer:
A First Century Book for our 21 st  Century
Camp Weed & Cerveny Conference Center

Registration coming soon

C.S. Lewis and New Testament scholar, author and preacher the Rev. Earl Palmer returns to us in September to open our eyes and hearts to what has been referred to as 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.
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. Father 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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