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Sing in your own voice: Report from Diocesan Convention 4/20/13

By Chuck Wolterink, Convention delegate The annual Diocesan Convention was held on April 20, 2013, at the Western Michigan University Conference Center in Grand Rapids. I attended as one of three delegates elected from Grace at our last annual meeting; the others were Ann and Jamie Hackett, acting as alternates for Bob Foote and Jeff …

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Whayne Hougland elected next bishop of Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan

The Rev. Whayne M. Hougland, Jr., was elected at a Special Electing Convention on May 18,2013,  to be the 9th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan. The Rev. Hougland, currently rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury, North Carolina, was elected on the 8th ballot out of a field of four candidates. …

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Episcopal Peace Fellowship mobilizes against gun violence

By Betsy Davidson and John Lewis The people of the United States have been witness to too many public and private shootings. Statistics show us that there are about 80 deaths daily by shooting, ten of which are children. That does not even account for injury by shooting. Recent public shootings have been top news …

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Becoming disciples of Christ – Lenten study

Lenten discipleship study Wednesday evenings, from February 20 – March 20 6 pm, simple meal. Bring your own table service. 6:30 pm, Lenten study Our Lenten class this year is all about become disciples of Christ who, in return, make disciples. Most of us don’t feel equipped to do that because we accustomed to the …

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