Backpacks in the Virgin Islands
Some of the children from the Sea Cow's Bay area on the island of Tortola returned to school this week with new backpacks and school supplies, thanks to the congregation of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. More than half of the 60 children came from the surrounding community. The original idea was to invite children to bring their backpacks to be blessed but when it realized that some children had no backpacks to bring, the congregation donated cash and school supplies so that backpacks could be bought and filled. The outreach involved students from kindergarten through high school.
New Ministry in Tbilisi Georgia
Tbilisi Ministry to be welcomed to Convention
At the September meeting, the Bishop and the Council of Advice approved the recommendation of the Committee on Mission Congregations to invite St. Nino's mission in Tbilisi Georgia to be a specialized mission in the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe.
We will welcome the congregation to the councils of the church in our Convocation Convention in Geneva in October.
Sacramental ministry and oversight will be provided through monthly visits by Convocation priests under the leadership of the Rev. Sunny Hallanan , Rector of All Saints in Waterloo, Belgium.
Please keep this new ministry in your prayers.