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Calling All Mentors!

We are actively recruiting new mentors for our Beyond the Gates mentoring program. This program helps erase the stigmas attached to women released from Perryville Prison. You can be a positive role model for one of these ladies and help them realize their goals and dreams as they navigate the difficult process of re-entering society. …

Doing the Lambeth Walk

There are so very many words about and from the Lambeth Conference thus far that I hesitate to add more, so I will try to be brief and provide links to materials you can read if you choose.  My reflections from Saturday are here: Facebook Post The Lambeth Calls are here:  Lambeth Calls Document The …

General Convention Wrap Up

by The Rev. Troy Mendez Jesus said, “No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old cloak, for the patch pulls away from the cloak, and a worse tear is made.  Neither is new wine put into old wineskins; otherwise, the skins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the skins are ruined, …

Samaritans and Scorpions

by The Rev. Alison Lee The Diocesan Creation Care Council has worked hard this past year to clarify how we convey to the Diocese what we discuss, and more importantly, how we as people of faith, as Episcopalians live into caring for God’s creation in active ways. Many of our efforts have been concentrated on …

General Convention or Bust!

Pending our negative COVID tests and good fortune with our air travel, the Diocese of Arizona will be represented by our Deputation at the 80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church from July 8-11 in Baltimore, Maryland.  It has not been a smooth path to this convention. Originally scheduled for 2021, it was delayed, and …

Cruzando Fronteras Needs Your Help

by Rev. Canon David Ulloa ChavezCanon for Borderland Ministries Over the last 9 months, your support has made it possible for 889 residents at our partner shelter, La Casa de Misericordia y de Todas Naciones, to take the next steps in their immigration journeys.  Of the 889 residents, 439 are children under the age of …

Please, Can You Pray for My Mom?

by Rev. Kim CreccaConvener for Prison Ministries Camp Genesis 2022 at Chapel Rock concluded on June 11th, but the faces of those kids remain indelibly planted in my heart as they have been since I started being part of the Camp Genesis staff in 2019. Some of you may be familiar with our summer camp …

Hispanic Family Camp at Chapel Rock

El Ministerio Hispano de la Diócesis de Arizona les invita a su evento anual: Campamento de Verano para Familias Hispanas en las instalaciones de Chapel Rock Camp & Conference Center en la siguiente fecha: Julio 15-17, 2022. registración Julio 15, a partir de las 5:00 PM Locación: Newell Center. l Tema de este año esta …

Thank you, Canon Cathy Black!

On June 30, 2022, a major transition is taking place in the Diocese of Arizona: Canon Cathy Black will officially retire.  Cathy has served faithfully since 2004 as the heart, memory, and wisdom of the Diocesan Office in Arizona, first as Bishop Smith’s Assistant, and eventually as the Canon for Administration. She has been the …

Serving Those Who Served! 

Episcopalians Paying It Forward to Veterans at the US Vets Center in Phoenix by Deacon Michael Douglas, Vietnam Veteran Every Friday volunteers from five Episcopal churches in the NW Phoenix area prepare and serve hot lunches to approximately 85-100 veterans housed at the US VETS Center, a non-profit that provides housing for homeless veterans, and …