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St Nicholas in Richfield, MN is now on Facebook

St Nicholas in Richfield, MN is now on Facebook. Come check out out and join in the dialogs. Stay up to date on upcoming events.

Added by Terry Houle on February 1, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Spiritual practice in preparation for Convention/Bishop selection

Is anyone using a particular spiritual reflection/exercise in preparation for Convention? Other than what is your usual practice? I would be interested to know... I feel compelled to do something "different" but also as a community as we walk toward Convention!

Added by Kari Duong-Topp on August 22, 2009 at 8:05am — No Comments

My Thoughts and Reflections for Convocation on Spiritual Transformation and Context

For the past three years The Garden has been one of a handful of parishes who have taken the work of the BCMS and incorporated into the very fabric of our being, into the very culture of who we are as a congregation. We have allowed its wisdom to guide our decision making processes as we journey to a new future together.



Gethsemane was the catalyst for this entire mission discernment process, out of the work around the Gethsemane plan, the BCMS and MSN processes emerged and came into… Continue

Added by Aron Kramer on April 30, 2009 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Easter thoughts

I just had to share this... what a great meditation for the day.



"Easter isn't a was: Easter is. Resurrection happens. True, many of God's Easter miracles are not as dramatic as Jack's. But many are. We should not underestimate our loving God's ability to save-nor should we account anyone irredeemably lost. Not Jack. Not yourself. Not anyone-for Easter is today."



It is from today's reading in Forward Movement.… Continue

Added by Kari Duong-Topp on April 14, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

Thoughts on Mission, from the Rev. Marlene Jacobs

When I lived in Peru for a year and traveled to some out of the way places in that country as well as Ecuador and Columbia, I noticed that, almost without exception, every town, village, and city, had what was called a Plaza de Armas (plaza of arms) The Plaza de Armas is a common feature throughout Latin America. It could best be described as the central square. The Plaza de Armas featured a large open area and park in the middle, about the size of a city block. Located on one side was the… Continue

Added by Episcopal Church in Minnesota on April 8, 2009 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Holy Saturday Retreat

Please take a look at the retreat (event on this site) that is being led by George Martin at Nativity-Burnsville on April 11th. Consider this quiet retreat as part of your Lenten/Easter ritual this year! More information is available at www.nativityepisicopal.net in the April Newsletter, at the Diocesan website, or by calling the church: 952-435-8687.

Added by Kari Duong-Topp on April 1, 2009 at 6:33am — No Comments

Region VII Website Debut

NEW! Region VII Website



Check out the new Region VII website at http://region7episcopalmn.ning.com. This is your one-stop gateway to events, liturgies, programs, fundraisers, and networking among the churches of Region VII. Become a member of the website and you can blog, post to the forum, add photos and events, and get to know all the churches in the region.



Why a Region VII website? Funding for the diocesan communications department has been sharply cut, causing the… Continue

Added by The Rev. Diana M. Rogers on March 17, 2009 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Nativity to host Requiem - March 29th

Please join us for the Requiem on March 29th, 4pm. I have added a poster to the event.

Added by Kari Duong-Topp on March 10, 2009 at 9:52pm — No Comments

The world doesn't need another blog from me

My best rants are already here.

Added by Don Rideaux-Crenshaw on February 28, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Church of the Advent, Farmington

Our historic chapel is the perfect setting for weddings and other events, which could feature an "old-fashioned" approach such as a horse and buggy ride to the church!!! Contact us for more information on the idea. LaDonna Boyd or Elaine Barber

Added by Elaine Barber on January 6, 2009 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Goal III Update November 22nd leadership meeting

Goal III

Update: November 23, 2008

The MSN (Mission Strategy Network) leadership teams met on Saturday the 22nd to share our stories, update progress, and focus on the transition of moving from process into content. I sensed significant energy and commitment to this process from all in attendance.

As the Goal III team leader I presented the following overview of our work to date…and share it here for question, feedback, clarification.



Our team can be categorized into 3… Continue

Added by Rex McKee on November 23, 2008 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Task Two Congregations in Context Starts in Cyberspace

This medium is new to me. Computers and email are not



Congregational development is new to me and at the same time it is not. I am a member of Nativity and we are a long running experiment. Then again, maybe that is what we all are.



There are tasks laid out before a committee that has a number of members and needs to engage many more. We know that we want to communicate with all congregations and we know that the context we find ourselves in is as diverse as our geography… Continue

Added by Doug Maust on August 4, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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