Friday, May 2, 2008

Weekly News from Integrity USA

"Committed to the full inclusion of all the baptized in all the sacraments."


Welcome to the "launch" of this weekly update from Integrity USA!

Our goal is to create an update that will keep Integrity members in touch with the latest "breaking news" in the Episcopal Church & Anglican Communion AND informed about upcoming events and opportunities at the local and regional level.

In the weeks ahead, you can expect to hear from our Regional Vice-Presidents about the work and witness being done on behalf of the Gospel in their various regions, as well as periodic commentaries from members of our Lambeth team and allies in the wider Communion.

As we journey together toward this summer's Lambeth Conference of Bishops and then beyond toward General Convention 2009, we hope this weekly update will be one of "the ties that bind us" together in our common commitment to the full inclusion of all the baptized in all the sacraments.

All best blessings,
(The Reverend) Susan Russsell
President, Integrity USA



Integrity/El Camino Real is having its initial Eucharist and Reception with Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves Saturday, May 4 at 3 PM at Church of the Good Shepherd, Salinas. The Bishop will celebrate and preach, and there will be a special statement by the Reverend Caro Hall, Integrity Board Director of Anglican Communion Matters, who will discuss the coming Lambeth Conference.

Integrity Hartford and Integrity Waterbury, CT will join forces to form an Episcopal Presence at Hartford Pride on June 7. Regional VP, Neil Houghton will join them and the travel to the Boston area to join Integrity North Shore (Salem, MA) as they host Susan Russell at a fund-raiser for the Canterbury Campaign. It follows up on a very successful "Tea with Susan Russell" hosted by Integrity New York City.

In other news from the Northeast Region, a chapter is forming in Rockland County, NY just in time to be at Rockland Pride. A major theme in the NE corridor is WE ARE THE COMMUNION. Notes RVP, Neil Houghton, "Many of us in comfortable places need to be reminded that while we have made great strides, there are many that need our support across the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. We need new members, parish partners and chapters to support spreading the GOOD NEWS EVERYWHERE!"


For more information on any of the above, or to contribute online to Integrity's Canterbury Campaign, visit the Integrity website.

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