Canon Fire

Posted by on Jul 1, 2017 in Updates
Canon Fire

Where Is Your Treasure? In Matthew 6:21 Jesus says, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. This is part of a lengthy discourse on the Christian life. We understand this applies to us as individuals. We’re to give for God’s work and thereby build up treasure in heaven. I think the […]

New Strategic Development Committee

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Updates
New Strategic Development Committee

Brothers and Sisters, I’d like to officially announce the bishop’s decision to establish a new Diocesan Strategic Development Committee. The Committee is comprised of nine clergy members appointed by the Bishop with the purpose of advising the bishop on a strategic plan for the Diocese, communicating and implementing his strategic initiatives throughout the diocese, and […]

Canon Fire – Why Small Churches Stay Small

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Updates
Canon Fire – Why Small Churches Stay Small

10 Reasons Why Small Churches Stay Small Looking for something to write about for this month’s newsletter I ran across an article I saved about small churches. I thought I’d share the 10 reasons here and include the narrative on number 6 – No Plan. As I read the article Proverbs 29:18 KJV came to […]

Grace Talk from your Bishop

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Updates
Grace Talk from your Bishop

The following is a the first of three meditations given by Bishop Morales during the Clergy Retreat in Wisconsin last week.  The next two meditations (Missional and Compassionate) will follow in the next two newsletters. Dear brothers and sisters, ROOTED “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and […]

Comings and Goings

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Updates

Fr. Waylon Lawrence will assume the position of Vicar of Saint Michael and All Angels in Peoria. Fr. Shawn Doubet will be attending ACNA Church Planter Bootcamp in Washington DC. When he returns he will be planting a church in a community to be determined.​ Deacon Sam Wilgus will be at Saint John’s Cathedral, Quincy Fr. Jason Miller’s resignation […]

Engage Your Youth!

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Updates
Engage Your Youth!

In February, we held the Engage training to equip churches in our diocese to mentor and disciple youth. Attendees were given resources to go back to their churches and begin to pour into the next generations of Christians by simply meeting, studying the Bible, and praying together. If you weren’t able to attend the Engage […]

Register Now: Clergy Wives Retreat June 9-10

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Updates
Register Now: Clergy Wives Retreat June 9-10

What is your heart longing for today? Today (and most days), I long for a shorter to-do list and a longer prayer time. I long to read and ponder and soak in stillness. I long for Jesus. And to be honest, I also long for a friend. There are days when what my heart needs […]

Is God calling you to an ordained ministry?

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Updates
Is God calling you to an ordained ministry?

Whether you are being called to the Diaconate or just to continue your education for lay ministry, the Diocese of Quincy St. Benedict School for Ministry may be the place for you. Take a few minutes to look over the school’s website to see if it might be right for you.  Study from home at an […]

Epiphany helps students in Peoria

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Updates

It’s a potentially dangerous situation. In Peoria every May, after final exams and before graduation, Bradley University students organize an unofficial bar crawl, known as the Bradley Senior Walk. Festivities start downtown at 9 am on May 11th. By late afternoon students are back at campus, 2.5 miles and more than one dozen bars later. They are […]

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