Bishop Curry's Word to the Church

May 30, 2020A word to the Church from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: “Our long-term commitment to racial justice and reconciliation is embedded in our identity as baptized followers of Jesus. We will still be doing it when the news cameras are long gone.”In the midst of COVID-19 and the pressure cooker of a society in turmoil, a Minnesota man named George Floyd was brutally killed. His basic human dignity was stripped by someone charged to protect our common humanity. Perhaps the deeper pain i…

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Meet Heather & Jeremy

 I moved in August 2019 for a job at NHRMC, Jeremy joined me in October. We moved from Rennsselaer, NY. When I moved to Wilmington, I searched for different Episcopal churches in the area on Google and Facebook. I started coming in the fall of 2019. Jeremy joined me in once we sold our house in New York. We love the people and the community. We felt genuinely welcome and included in the community Everyone is friendly and looks out for each other. Soon after we started coming to the church, we jo…

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Justice (Part Two)

Justice(Part Two) Greetings again and obviously, I’m still wrapped up in the “Justice of these times” together. I’ve been challenging myself this last week with one particular question: Praying shaping believing In other words does our repeated praying about justice really shape what we, as Episcopalians believe about justice? Or are we really far more like the rest of the world around us on the subject of justice—as likely to have our understanding of justice shaped by the news, the attitude…

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Covid-19 Update

Dear Holy Cross Community: During this time of unprecedented national response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, we have been blessed to be able to discover ways to continue to sustain our congregation and plan for its future, even while finding alternative forms for many of our most precious activities. This has been possible only because each of you has done your part to make this a journey of love, choosing to keep ourselves, our friends, family, and neighbors safe, and stay connected to othe…

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Will You Strive for Justice?

“Will you strive for Justice & Peace Among All People’s and Respect the Dignity of Every Human Being?” At our Baptism all who gather are asked by the priest – and again by our bishop at confirmation, as well as at each Easter Vigil the question stated above. Our common response is “I will with God’s help.” Increasingly these days during morning and evening prayers and soul-searching this vow is a piercing question. And one of the reasons I think this question is hounding me like the dogs of…

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The Spirituality of Pledged Giving

   As backdrop to any discussion I have about the church (small “c”) and Christianity, I usually start with a Christian anthropology of sorts. It is based in St. Paul’s letter to the church in Thessalonica (1 Thess 5:23). I believe that our humanity is based upon three aspects of our being — body (soma), mind (psyche), and spirit (pneuma). As such, we need to be mindful of these aspects when attending to those in need as well as ourselves.    While Vestry members may not all be certified public…

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