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April 13, 2016

The Episcopal Center has an exciting, new event Registration Program!

The Episcopal Center has a new registration program! Starting today all events sponsored by The Center will be using this system, this includes but isn’t limited to: Summer Camp, Happening (#132 and forward), The Bishop's Institute, Cursillo, Vocare, BreakOut!, and New Beginnings. Click here for further information including an explanation for those who registered for Summer Camp on the diocesan site.


A Prayer Request from Bishop Howard

Bishop Howard asks for your prayers for Bishop and Mrs. Keyser’s great-grandson, Charles Warren Lovett Ball, who will undergo open heart surgery tomorrow, April 14th.

Upcoming Institutions of New Ministries throughout the Diocese*

The Celebration of New Ministry for The Rev. Wiley Ammons will take place April 21st at 6:30 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer.

The Celebration of New Ministry for The Rev. Canon John Wesley will take place April 24th at 6:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Quincy.

A Celebration of the ordination of Saundra Kidd to the Diaconate will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Sunday, May 1st, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

*Vesting Clergy, please wear white for all services.

Shepherd's Hands to Open Free and Charitable Clinic, April 19th

Shepherd's Hands of Suwannee Valley, Inc., in conjunction with St. Luke's Episcopal Church, will open their free and charitable health clinic's doors on April 19, 2016. Patient Registration will begin at 5:30 pm in the parish hall  and will close by 8 pm.

If you know of a professional with a physician or nurses' medical license who would like to volunteer their medical expertise or non-medical people who want to volunteer to help, please contact Lydia Bush at the following number (386) 362-8737 or email

Please pray for this new ministry and spread the word to those who are in need of medical care.  To qualify for the free and charitable health clinic, you must be an adult person (Ages 18-64) and meet the following two requirements: 1. No Health Insurance 2. Have income less than 200% of the 2016 Monthly Poverty level.

Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Spring Retreat, April 22 - 24

The Spring Retreat for the Women of the Church will be held April 22 - 24 at The Episcopal Center.  All women of the ECW, DOK, and Altar Guild are invited as well as all other women of the church.  We hope to see you for this exciting weekend!  Click here for more event information.

Prisoners of Christ Crime Prevention Prayer Breakfast, May 3rd

The Annual Prisoners of Christ Crime Prevention Prayer Breakfast is taking place at 7:27 a.m. on May 3rd at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. If you would like to attend and have a seat at the Diocese of Florida-sponsored table, please contact Sue at by April 26th. Click here for more information.

Hold the Date for P.O.S.T. taking place June 5th - 7th

The Professional Office Staff from parishes and missions around the Diocese of Florida will meet at The Episcopal Center Sunday afternoon, June 5th - Tuesday afternoon, June 7th. We have listened to you and will offer a number of opportunities for continuing education, team building and conversation. Details to follow. Click here for location information.

More Upcoming Events (Click on Date to view more information)

April 15-17 - Journey into the Prayer Book Singles Retreat, The Episcopal Center - Camp Weed
April 15 - 2016 Christ Church Singles Retreat, The Episcopal Center - Camp Weed
April 15 - 17 - Happening #131, The Episcopal Center
April 16 - 37th Annual Fish Fry and Oyster Roast, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Federal Point
April 17 - Choral Evensong, St John's Episcopal Church

Looking for a job?

To see job opportunities, please visit our Employment Page.


2016 Summer Camp Scholarship Application Deadline: April 15 or until funds depleted

This Summer Camp Scholarship form must indicate the maximum amount awarded to a camper by his/her parish. Diocesan scholarships are limited and awarded first come, first served. All other fees are the responsibility of the camper's family. Scholarships may not be used towards the purchase of T-shirts, Canteen money, or any other camp store items. Please mail to: Camp Weed, Summer Scholarship, 11057 Camp Weed Place, Live Oak, FL 32060


Kate Matthews to Serve as Diocesan Interim Communications Manager

Until a replacement is found for Mary Hamilton, Kate Matthews will service as Interim Communications Manager for the Diocese. Her contact info is:  email -; phone - (904) 356-1328 X29; cellphone - (904) 446-0667.

Rich Smith to Retire as St. Peter's Parish Life Director, May 7th

St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Fernandina Beach will celebrate Rich Smith's years of service as Parish Life Director on Saturday, May 7th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Burns Hall & Courtyard. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Please call the parish office at 904-261-4393 if you will be joining the celebration. An optional love offering may be sent to the church.

325 N Market street | Jacksonville FL 32202 | 904-356-1328 | Fax 904-355-1934 |

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