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Bishop Anne Hodges-Copple Named Bishop Pro-Tem

Published on July 27, 2015, by in announcements.

Bishop_Hodges-Copple_5_webThe Rt. Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple has been appointed Bishop Pro-Tem for the Diocese of North Carolina.

In light of Bishop Curry’s election as the next presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, our Diocesan Standing Committee after much discussion, thought, prayer and consideration, on July 20, appointed Bishop Hodges-Copple as Bishop Pro Tem, to serve in this position from the time Bishop Curry resigns his jurisdiction as Bishop of North Carolina and assumes his office as Presiding Bishop on November 1, until the election and consecration of the next Bishop Diocesan. From the point that the formal nomination and search process begins, a typical search for a Bishop Diocesan takes 18-24 months. That period has not yet started.

As Bishop Pro Tem, Bishop Hodges-Copple becomes the ecclesiastical authority, or “chief executive and pastoral officer,” for the Diocese of North Carolina. She will work with a subcommittee of the Standing Committee in the coming weeks to determine exactly what responsibilities she will carry, and what will be the responsibilities of an assisting bishop, the search for which will begin in the next few months.

In addition to serving as Bishop Pro Tem, Bishop Hodges-Copple remains Bishop Suffragan of the diocese.

“This is an extension of my call as Bishop Suffragan as outlined in the canons,” said Bishop Hodges-Copple. “I’m honored and excited to take on these responsibilities during this time of transition.”

The Standing Committee, Bishop Hodges-Copple and the Rt. Rev. Clay Matthews of the Presiding Bishop’s office will meet in September to begin setting a timeline for the preparation for and implementation of the election process. The process of electing the next Bishop Diocesan will be announced at the 200th annual convention in November.

Blood Drive Aug. 2

Published on July 26, 2015, by in announcements.

St. Michael’s is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday, August 2, from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. So please mark your calendars. We need your help to make this drive a success, as blood supplies dip in the summer. To schedule your life-saving appointment, please go to redcrossblood.org and search by sponsor code: SMEC. Contact Jean Olson if you need help in scheduling an appointment.

Missionpalooza! Details Have Changed!

Published on July 16, 2015, by in announcements.
MissionpaloozagraphicSummer service projects in Raleigh for rising 6-8 grade students: August 4-6

Because of busy summer schedules and parent feedback, we have changed our Missionpalooza to be a Raleigh-only event. We’ll
serve different ministries in the Raleigh community, including Camden Street Learning Garden, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and Raleigh Rescue Mission! We’ll finish up with fun games and activities in the afternoon.

Tuesday —Thursday, Raleigh

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., drop off and pick up will be at St. Michael’s

Contact Abby Van Noppen, with your tween’s name, age and grade.

Grant Requests Due August 1

Published on June 29, 2015, by in Uncategorized.

St. Michael’s Missions Grants Committee accepts grant applications from organizations within our community. Grants are awarded at the end of September to organizations that have an ongoing relationship with our parish. We encourage parishioners who are involved in non-profits within our community to contact those organizations and have them apply for a grant. In the past year, the largest grant awarded was $7,500.

Our new application period is now open. If you would like to apply for a grant on behalf of your organization, please download the application here.  Grant requests should be submitted by August 1 to grants@holymichael.org. Contact: Mary Currin.

Stay Connected!

Published on April 29, 2015, by in announcements.

Do you receive This Week @ St. Michael’s and the Rector’s Weekly Epistle? If not, we may not have your correct email address. Submit your information online on the right-hand side of our homepage. Or contact Susan Rountree. Please note, if you have received these emails in the past, but have not in recent weeks, chances are your email has bounced, and that’s easily corrected.

Baptism Registration and Class Information

Published on April 23, 2015, by in announcements.
baptismwebDo you have a new baby and would like to arrange for baptism?  We offer Holy Baptism throughout the year during our 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist. If you would like for your child to be baptized, register here.

Parents of children to be baptized must participate in our Outline of the Faith classes taught by clergy. Summer classes will be held June 10, 17 & 24  (attend all 3 classes), at 6:15 p.m. Child care is available with advance reservations.

Please fill out forms, and your  information will be automatically sent to parish secretary Jean Olson, to ensure an accurate record. Jean will then contact your family to arrange a date.

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