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Rector Martinsville, VA Los nacimientos, vivientes o de otra clase, cuentan la historia de la navidad AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC El nacimiento viviente de la iglesia de La Gracia en San Marcos, California. Foto de Teresa Osborne.[Episcopal News Service] A Benjamín de León no lo sorprendió tanto el burro —en el nacimiento viviente de la iglesia de La Gracia [Grace Church]— como la llama.“Fue muy divertido e interesante porque uno estaba ahí afuera en un pequeño establo, y había un burro y una llama, indudablemente algunos animales”, recordaba de León, de 41 años, que hizo el papel de José hace unos años en el nacimiento viviente que hicieron en el exterior de la iglesia en San Marcos, California.Junto con su esposa Lara, como María; sus hijas Abigail y Elena como ángeles y la bebé Charlotte, entonces de cuatro meses, como niño Jesús, la familia disfrutó “de una experiencia maravillosa, que te hace pensar en lo que la Navidad realmente significa, en lugar de ser sólo regalos y Santa Claus. Es una tarea muy importante porque uno estás representando a la sagrada familia”.La congregación de la zona de San Diego ha ofrecido el nacimiento viviente “como un regalo a la comunidad” durante los últimos cuatro años, según dice Teresa Osborne, directora de comunicaciones de La Gracia.Un feligrés que rescata animales proporciona las ovejas, un burro e incluso la llama. La escena resplandece de luminarias. Hay incluso una “estrella de Belén” y una tienda de campaña abierta por un lado sirve de establo y es el telón de fondo para el pesebre de madera hecho a mano, dijo Osborne. Y siempre hay lugar para un ángel más, de manera que todo el mundo pueda intervenir en el acto, agregó.Los miembros de la iglesia hacen turnos de media hora para escenificar el cuadro plástico; este año el evento ha aumentado de una a dos noches e incluirá un desfile.Escena del nacimiento viviente de la iglesia de La Gracia, en San Marcos, California. Foto de Teresa Osborne.“Está en un lugar muy visible, de manera que las personas que pasan en sus autos puedan verlo”, dijo Osborne. “La gente nos dice que se entusiasman cuando lo ven”.La reverencia y fascinación por las escenas de la Natividad —vivientes o con figuras— se remonta a la Edad Media, cuando la tradición dice que San Francisco de Asís creó la primera después de visitar Tierra Santa y el lugar del nacimiento de Cristo.Como tradición universal, las representaciones del nacimiento de Jesús, tomadas de los evangelios de Lucas y Mateo, varían; y así también su uso.Los nacimientos de algunas iglesias —como el bien conocido de la Catedral Nacional de Washington— son de temporada. Otros, sin embargo, incluidos algunos coleccionistas individuales, disfrutan de ellos todo el año.“Yo probablemente tengo cerca de 50 nacimientos diferentes de todas partes del mundo: Alemania, Italia, Austria, África, México, Estados Unidos y Haití”, dijo la Rda. Sally Monastiere, de Upland, California, que ha coleccionado belenes durante más de 20 años. Algunos de ellos los exhibe el año entero; otros sólo en la temporada navideña.“Las figuras del nacimiento africano llevan trajes típicos”, explicó ella. “Uno de Francia tiene la figura de José sentado y María reclinada. Uno de los más inusuales presenta a José cargando al niño Jesús. Me quedé con otro porque tenía pollos. Incluso he creado un nacimiento con punto de cruz y tengo uno tejido a la manera de las muñecas duduzas de Haití”.En Upland, California, ‘María es la madre de todos’Lisa Drew, que creó el nacimiento estilo duduza de Monastiere, también tejió un nacimiento con figuras de peluche de dos pies de alto para la iglesia y escuela episcopal de San Marcos [St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and School] en Upland, de manera que los niños —grandes y chicos— pudieran tocar y palpar y manipular y “hacer uso de las figuras y contar los relatos con ellas”.Las muñecas duduzas inspiraron el nacimiento en Upland, California.“Mi clase de matemáticas de séptimo grado tenía muchísimas preguntas al respecto, de manera que hicimos un recorrido por el nacimiento”, dijo Drew, maestra de matemáticas, consejera y feligresa de San Marcos. “Había niños de 12 y 13 años que estaban haciendo lo que yo había imaginado que harían niños de cuatro o cinco años. Cogieron los animales y los pasearon, los cambiaron de posición, abrazaron al corderito y a la oveja. Fue divertido”.Drew se sintió inspirada después de asistir a una tarde de tejido auspiciada por For a Reason, una agencia sin fines de lucro que ha recaudado fondos para oportunidades educativas, entre ellas en Haití, durante más de doce años.Esto volvió a despertar su interés en tejer y decidió hacer un nacimiento al estilo de las muñecas duduzas haitianas.“Tuve que hacer bases y esqueletos de alambre para las criaturas —no había ningún patrón, de manera que me ponía a tejer lo que creía que sería una figura de animal”.Utilizando tubos de vinilo y alambres de cobre para las estructuras, estambre y relleno de poliéster para los cuerpos y espuma de poliestireno verde y floral para las bases, creó una familia de tres ovejas —un carnero, una oveja hembra y un cordero—, una cabra y un burro, además de María, José, un ángel, uno de los reyes magos “un bebé que se separa (de la cuna) lo cual permite contar la historia que conduce al nacimiento del bebé, sin que el bebé esté allí”, dijo Drew.“El velo de María y las alas de Gabriel son tejidas a dos agujas, que es más bien laborioso, pero que les da un textura como muy delicada que es divertido de hacer”, agregó.Finalmente, el esfuerzo radica en enseñarles a los niños a contar el relato [de la Navidad]. “Tenía mucho que ver conque los niños llegaran a familiarizarse con esas figuras y con los relatos asociados con ellas”, explicó Drew. “La idea consistía en tratar de concebir el pesebre de una manera nueva, intentar concebirlo de una forma que incluyera a nuestros asociados haitianos y que la Navidad estuviera al alcance de todas las personas de todos los colores en todos los lugares”.Ella usó estambre para acercarse al color de la piel de las muñecas haitianas “porque María es la madre de todos, la hija de todos. Ella es la mujer que todas nosotras querríamos poder ser, que pudiéramos decirle que sí a Dios de esa manera, y José es el hombre obediente, que también le dijo que sí a Dios”.Atlanta: una conexión natural con la Sagrada FamiliaNo resulta fácil describir el relieve italiano de madera tallada de 4 x 5 pies hecho a mediados del siglo XIX y que se exhibe todo el año en el nártex de la iglesia y escuela de los Santos Inocentes [Holy Innocents Church] en Atlanta, según cuenta su rector, el Rdo. Michael Radford Sullivan.“¿Cómo describe uno algo que es santo?”, preguntó él durante una reciente entrevista telefónica con ENS.La delicada talla de la tarja muestra la ropa y otros detalles como si fuera una escena; las figuras parecen salir de la madera, agregó él. “Lo que uno realmente advierte son las caras y la belleza de las personas. Tiene una notable calidad encarnada”.Y añadió: “Puesto que somos la iglesia de los Santos Inocentes, tenemos una conexión natural todo el año con la sagrada familia y en consecuencia esto se encuentra en el nártex y está allí siempre. Es una talla absolutamente bella”.Pero al igual que la mayoría de las iglesias, otro nacimiento —de aproximadamente un pie de alto y hecho de madera de olivo— se encuentra temporalmente situado cerca del altar. “Sus piezas usualmente empiezan a aparecen en el nártex a lo largo de los cuatro domingos de Advierto: primero una vaca, luego una oveja y los pastores”, dijo Sullivan. “María aparece el tercer domingo de Adviento y en Nochebuena colocan a Jesús en el pesebre”.Una de las cosas geniales es que “los nacimientos, tanto el de pared como el que estará en el altar, forman parte también de la experiencia de los niños de la escuela durante todo el año”, agregó.“Es de alguna importancia vivir a lo largo del año con la imagen de Jesús como un niño, que equilibra nuestra tendencia a hacer de Jesús tan sólo un ser divino… Para mí ver a Jesús como un bebé me recuerda la humanidad; me recuerda la vulnerabilidad, de lo que significa ser dependiente de la madre y el padre y, en consecuencia, diría que para nuestros feligreses tener a la vista esas imágenes de Jesús a través del año es algo muy convincente para nosotros”.El nacimiento como hospitalidad en Newport, Rhode IslandUn nacimiento italiano de yeso del siglo XVII, donado como un homenaje en 1914 a la iglesia Zabriskie Memorial de San Juan Evangelista [St. John the Evangelist] en Newport, Rhode Island, se está convirtiendo en el emblema de la hospitalidad para la parroquia de estilo gótico inglés, según dijo el vicario, Rdo. Nathan J.A. Humphrey.Una postal del nacimiento de la iglesia Zabriskie Memorial de San Juan Evangelista, en Newport, Rhode Island. Foto de Nathan J.A. Humphrey.El nacimiento, donado en memoria de una muchacha que murió mientras viajaba por Italia, “incluye figuras humanas y de animales del siglo XVII provenientes de todas partes de Europa”.El nacimiento está protegido por un estuche de madera de talla muy elaborada, de siete pies de alto, que muestra a la Virgen y al Niño con ángeles a ambos lados de su exterior. Tradicionalmente, sólo se abría en Nochebuena y luego se cerraba en la Epifanía, explicó el vicario.“Le quitamos la tapa delantera y le bajamos el vidrio y, tradicionalmente se escoge a un niño de la congregación para que lleve al niño Jesús y lo coloque en el pesebre”, dijo Humphrey.Y añadió, riéndose por lo bajo, una anécdota de algo ocurrido hace algunos años, cuando al preguntarle a un niño, que había sido escogido para llevar al niño Jesús, qué había hecho con el bebé. “Respondió, ‘el niño Jesús se enfrió y me lo puse en el bolsillo para calentarlo’”.La iglesia está abierta diariamente para los visitantes y este año decidieron dejar abierto el nacimiento también como un gesto de hospitalidad para los visitantes del pueblo, que es un sitio de vacaciones, le dijo Humphrey a ENS.“He visto a familias con niños que entran y lo miran”, agregó Humphrey. “No es inusual tampoco que un a niño que se ponga un poco inquieto en la iglesia lo lleve un padre o un amigo a pasar algunos minutos mirando el nacimiento.“Es una presencia muy atractiva para niños y adultos por igual, pero nos gusta particularmente por la conexión que tiene con los niños”.Las figuras cuentan la historia en St. Louis Park, MinnesotaPor confesión propia, la fascinación de Mary Kulfeld con el nacimiento se acerca a la obsesión.Coleccionista durante más de 20 años, ha donado su nacimiento —junto con unas 245 figuras de resina de Fontanini— a su iglesia, San Jorge [St. George’s] en St. Louis Park, Minnesota.Las figuras, de cinco pulgadas de alto, hechas de resina “son increíblemente detalladas. Parecen como talladas en madera”, dijo Kulfeld en una reciente entrevista telefónica con ENS.Primero, ella compró la sagrada familia: María, José, el niño Jesús y un ángel. Un año después, añadió los pastores y las ovejas; el tercer año, los tres reyes magos. Según pasaba el tiempo, le fue dando alas a su imaginación y añadiendo tenderos verdes, un herrero, un carpintero, una panadería, una posada y un posadero.Ahora hay músicos callejeros y palmas, una vinatería. En la medida en que las figuras y los edificios se iban acumulando, así también aumentaban las historias que los acompañaban.“Hay un gaitero, por ejemplo, que sostiene la gaita en la mano. Una mujer muy atractiva se dirige al pozo con un yugo y dos cubos. Yo lo coloco a él de manera que se quede mirándola”, dice Kulfeld.A un pastor que duerme lo han puesto encima de un tejado “y le puse una bota de vino al lado, para significar que se embriagó”.Respecto al niño y la niña que recogen olivas, “ella tiene la mano tendida. Yo tengo una mula pintada y la mano [de la niña] va a dar exactamente en el hocico de la mula, de manera que parece como si ella le estuviera acariciando el hocico. Luego hay una niña que está vendiendo hierbas y flores perfumadas y parece como si fuera ciega. Está mirando hacia arriba con una expresión en el rostro como si no pudiera ver. Este año, compré una niña que sostiene una bandeja y la sentamos junto a la niña ciega, para que sean amigas”.Unas dos docenas de ángeles ornamentales, tocando harpas, laúdes y trompetas están suspendidos encima del nacimiento con hilo de pescar.“Voy a la iglesia esta semana a poner a María y José en el establo”, dijo Kulfeld, de 70 años. “En Nochebuena ponemos el bebé en el pesebre; y tenemos los tres reyes que acaban de entrar en Belén en una mesa separada y las otras figuras se dan vuelta y se les quedan mirando asombradas cuando ellos entran”.Todo el elaborado escenario se desmonta en Epifanía, pero no antes de que Kulfeld lo utilice para contarles a los niños la historia de la Navidad, dice ella.“Hice una presentación el domingo pasado en la capilla de los niños. Se reunieron en torno a mí y me pidieron que les contara la historia de San Francisco. Él fue el primero que hizo un nacimiento y comenzó la tradición, valiéndose de vecinos de su pueblo para que representaran los papeles. Todo salió de allí.A los niños les encanta mirar el nacimiento y a Kulfeld les encanta explicárselos. Al igual que los ángeles, “yo les expliqué que necesitaba una multitud de los ejércitos celestiales y busqué dos docenas. Creo que 24 pueden ser muy bien una multitud”.Para Kulfeld, las tradiciones que rodean la exhibición puede que no sean históricamente ciertas ciento por ciento, pero “es parte tan entrañable de la Navidad que me encanta observarla con esta hermosa representación”.Incluso a sus mascotas les gusta. Anteriormente, cuando ponía el nacimiento en la casa, “tenía un gato que solía robarse al niño Jesús”, cuenta ella. “No sé por qué, pero él no tocaba ninguna de las otras piezas, sólo a Jesús. Tenía que salir a buscarlo y encontrar a Jesús en cualquier lugar de la casa donde él lo había dejado”.Al principio, las figuras costaban unos $6 cada una; ahora el precio oscina entre $15 y $20 y, en el momento en que ella está convencida de que ha comprado lo suficiente, descubre otra nueva.“Acabo de conseguir una vinatería. Es un edificito muy lindo con vides”, explicó. “Todas están hechas de resina, y hay detalles sorprendentes. Las pintan para que parezca madera barnizada… Me encanta hacer la historia. Sencillamente me encanta hablar de esto”.–La Rda. Pat McCaughan es corresponsal de Episcopal News Service. Ella radica en Los Ángeles. Traducción de Vicente Echeri. 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David Couper says: Featured Jobs & Calls Larry Waters says: Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA By David PaulsenPosted Dec 14, 2017 Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Rev. Dave Mowers presides over the 3:30 p.m. Sunday service at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Portage, Wisconsin. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Portage, Wisconsin] Streets were mostly deserted, errands temporarily shelved on this gray day. Sunday afternoons in December are reserved for the Packers in most parts of Wisconsin, and no exception is made for this small, Rust Belt city with its downtown sandwiched between the Wisconsin River and the railroad tracks.On TVs beaming inside warm homes and bars around Portage, the beleaguered Green Bay team was snagging an overtime win from an even-worse Cleveland team. Outside St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, a man in a clergy collar parked at the curb and hustled in through the church’s side door, his thoughts not on football but on the worship service that was about a half hour from starting.For the Rev. Dave Mowers, the Second Sunday of Advent at St. John the Baptist was also the sixth Sunday of an experiment in afternoon worship, the most dramatic component of Mowers’ survival plan for this 164-year-old congregation.“We were all clear, I think, that even the changes we were making might not keep us open for years and years,” Mowers told Episcopal News Service. “But I think the new thing about this congregation is they were willing to give it a go.”Congregations across the Episcopal Church are touting Sunday afternoon and evening services as more convenient, intimate and relaxed. Sunday morning still dominates schedules, but later-day services in places like Baltimore, Maryland; Houston, Texas; and Folsom, California, are broadening the range of options for busy Episcopalians.Often, those afternoon and evening services are celebrated in addition to the congregations’ morning services, catering to different groups of worshipers. Christ Episcopal Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, as one example, added a 5 p.m. Sunday service several years ago to accommodate University of Virginia students and faculty members. And in Seattle, the Compline service on Sunday evenings at St. Mark’s Cathedral dates to 1956 and now draws up to 300 people.But for Episcopalians in Portage, there is only one service at St. John the Baptist. By the time Mowers was named vicar of this mission parish in March, average attendance at that 11 a.m. Sunday service had dwindled to about a dozen people – sometimes even fewer.The congregation, rather than expanding its options, was looking for a lifeline, so starting Nov. 5, the service was moved to 3:30 p.m. Mowers roped off all but the front three rows of pews to encourage people to sit closer together. The altar sits high and back from the pews, so Mowers also moved the liturgy forward by setting up a table between the lectern and the pulpit for the Eucharist.Those and other changes form what Mowers calls the congregation’s “reboot.” For the inaugural afternoon service, attendance reached 22 people, not blockbuster turnout by most standards but a strong showing given the previous trend at St. John the Baptist.“At this point, anything that looks like momentum is a good thing,” Mowers said.Dorothy Rebholz and Jim Hibbard rehearse before the service. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceWhatever the numbers, the congregation still shows unmistakable signs of life. Entering the sacristy on Sunday afternoon, Mowers was greeted by the sound of organ music and singing courtesy of Dorothy Rebholz and Jim Hibbard, who were rehearsing before the service.Hibbard, the hymn leader, started attending services here about 20 years ago. “I love this place,” he said, adding that he and his wife, Barb Hibbard, first met at the church.Rebholz is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Portage and plays the organ there. She had spent two decades as the regular organist at St. John the Baptist, too, but on this afternoon, she was filling in as a substitute. When the services moved to the afternoon, she chose to end her tenure at the Episcopal church, though she is supportive of Mowers’ efforts.“Father Dave came here very enthused and energetic and young, so I’m hoping he’ll be successful,” she said.The congregation at St. John the Baptist is proud of its stained-glass windows, apart from which the small church is mostly unadorned. Light fills the space with a muted glow as it bounces off the white walls above the dark wood wainscoting, austere pews and red carpet – a glow that seems to only intensify as night begins to fall.Walter Gjavenis serves as crucifer as he and the Rev. Dave Mowers process into St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church at the start of the Sunday service. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceAs Rebholz and Hibbard finished rehearsing, the service’s crucifer, Walter Gjavenis, lit candles in front of the altar as Mowers made sure there were enough bulletins for … a dozen people? Twenty? Fifty? How many would attend today?The pews recently had proven they still were capable of supporting dozens. Dee Hoel estimated about 50 people turned out on Oct. 28 for the funeral of her son, who died of cancer at age 47. That was a bittersweet surprise.“Being in the correctional system, I didn’t know who would come,” she said.Her son, Jeffrey Hoel, was an inmate serving a life sentence for murder after being convicted in 1988 of killing a gas station employee during a robbery. He was 18 at the time of the robbery, which Dee Hoel described as “drug influenced.”It has been years since the regular Sunday service drew that many people, and Hoel, who has been a member for 20 years and serves on the congregation’s bishop’s committee, initially was skeptical about the move to afternoons. It also took her a while to see the benefits of reducing the worship space roughly by half.“I didn’t like it at first – I thought it was really awkward – but now I do,” she said, adding she especially appreciates how gathering close affects the hymns and prayers. “We sound better.”Path set for ‘reaching new people for Jesus’Congregation members who spoke with ENS suggested the change in service time had generated mixed reactions so far, and competition with Packers games doesn’t help. At least two regular churchgoers have been noticeably absent this NFL season but would be expected to surface in the pews again come January (or later, if the Packers find a way to make the playoffs).Mowers, though, is counting on more than the worship schedule to rejuvenate St. John the Baptist. Even more important are his efforts to reverse years of erosion in clerical consistency.“I think for this congregation, it’s been five years since they’ve had a dedicated, permanent priest who was really committed to being there more often than not,” he said.The Second Sunday of Advent was the sixth Sunday in an experiment with afternoon services at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceMowers, 32, lives with his wife and two children about 20 minutes away in the slightly larger city of Baraboo and splits his time between Portage and Baraboo, where he also is rector of Trinity Episcopal Church. The Diocese of Milwaukee worked out this partnership between the two churches about three years ago, but at that time a rotation of supply priests still presided over many of the services at St. John the Baptist.When Mowers, after finishing his curacy in Minnesota’s Twin Cities region, was hired this year to lead the two churches, he said he didn’t want to be the priest hired to help St. John the Baptist shut down gracefully. He wanted to seek a path of growth and now commits to leading at least three Sunday services a month in Portage. On the fourth Sunday, a single supply priest fills in each month, adding further stability.Trinity in Baraboo has an average Sunday attendance topping 60, and its vestry has been supportive of the partnership, as has Milwaukee Bishop Steven Miller, who sees ministry opportunities in Portage.“We want to keep being in that community, because the need is so great,” Miller said in a phone interview. “There’s a lot of people in Portage that need to know Jesus and need ministry.”Portage, the county seat, is home to about 10,000 people, more than 90 percent of them white. Median household income is $44,000 year, and an estimated 16.6 percent of people live in poverty, compared to 12.7 percent statewide, according to 2016 census data.Beyond the statistics, the needs of the community are evident in the ministries already underway at St. John the Baptist. An Alcoholics Anonymous group meets regularly in the church’s parish hall. Free meals are served there once a month through a partnership with other churches in the city, and about 60 people typically come. The church also recently began leasing basement space to a social service agency.Miller also thinks the church is ideally located, next to the police station in the heart of the city’s downtown. And he said Mowers’ creativity and energy are well suited to the task. Miller sees a broader mission for the Episcopal Church than propping the door open for aging congregations.“I think we’re at a time where there’s going to be new opportunities and new and creative ways for lay leadership and providing clergy support across the church,” he said. “The key is that it needs to be reaching new people for Jesus.”Examples incorporating nontraditional service times abound across the Episcopal Church. The Church on the Square is an Episcopal-Lutheran partnership formed several years ago in Baltimore to reach out to its surrounding neighborhoods. Services are held Saturday afternoons and take a contemporary approach, mixing popular music and a message of community engagement.Other churches have added contemplative evening services to their worship schedules. Trinity Episcopal Church in Folsom, California, offers three Sunday morning services, then ends its day with a short candlelight service at 7 p.m. The liturgy’s structure is similar to Evening Prayer and includes Eucharist – but with 10 minutes of meditation instead of a sermon.In Houston, Christ Church Cathedral follows a similar Sunday schedule, with a 5 p.m. Celtic-influenced Eucharist called “The Well.” The service features “the presence of many candles” and music played on the harp and cello.“The Well provides a prayerful and peaceful way to center oneself in God at the end of the day and the outset of a new week,” Dean Barkley Thompson says on the cathedral’s website.The Rev. Dave Mowers has been vicar at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Portage, Wisconsin, since March, when he also took over as rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in Baraboo. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceThe services at St. John the Baptist in Portage, on the other hand, remain traditional. The only candlelight is what you would expect on the altar for Eucharist. The musical instruments are limited to pipe organ or keyboard. The sermon Mowers delivers is roughly the same that he delivered hours earlier in Baraboo.It’s a service that could happen in any church, except for little details like the Eucharist, which are pieces of bread that Mowers breaks off a small loaf. As the congregation stepped up to receive it, Mowers greeted each person by name.“Jim, the body of Christ keep you in everlasting life.”That personal touch is one of St. John the Baptist’s strengths, but it is made possible partly by the decline Mowers is trying to reverse. This Sunday’s attendance didn’t quite reach a dozen – priest, crucifer, organist, hymn reader, reporter and six other worshipers. After the service, in the register under “number present,” Mowers wrote “11.”Committed to a church and a communityMowers acknowledges there is a cost to keeping aging church facilities open, and a tiny congregation is in no position to meet that cost. But history suggests St. John the Baptist isn’t a hopeless cause.A dynamic previous rector oversaw a period of growth in the 1990s that increased Sunday attendance to about 80, Mowers said. That rector was a retired Madison police chief, able to devote more time to the church than his part-time salary required, and church members today still remember him fondly. But what followed was a series of clergy mismatches, internal conflict and financial pressure that eroded the congregation’s gains, Mowers said.Today, the brightest sign of hope may be found not in the church but in the parish hall after services. The congregation gathers afterward for a light meal every first Sunday of the month and for coffee every other Sunday. Of the 11 people at the Dec. 10 service, all but two stayed for coffee and fellowship.From left, Dorothy Rebholz, Jackie Martin and Tony Bortz gather in the parish hall after the 3:30 p.m. Sunday service at St. John the Baptist. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service“Everybody’s been ridiculously welcoming,” Jackie Martin said, to the amusement of the group seated at a table in the parish hall. She had just attended her second service at St. John the Baptist, and she plans to return.Martin, 36, grew up in Portage and moved back to the city a year ago after living in Milwaukee. The afternoon service works well for her, but what impressed her was the people.“From day one walking in here, everyone has personally greeted me,” she said.Martin found the church through its website, but that is an exception. Most people find churches through connections with members, Mowers said, and his outreach so far has been limited to people he meets in Portage. A family with small children is among the recent visitors he hopes will become regular members, drawn by the addition of volunteer child care.The church also has the unbreakable loyalty of longtime members like Tony Bortz, 81. His late wife was confirmed at St. John the Baptist, and he started attending services with her around 1960.“I can’t leave this place, because she’s here,” he said.Walter Gjavenis, 82, was 16 when his foster mother first took him to the 7 a.m. service at St. John the Baptist. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceGjavenis, the crucifer, is 82 and has been attending St. John the Baptist since he was 16. At that time, he lived on a farm outside of town with his foster parents. When his foster mother first brought him to church, it was a 7 a.m. service.He’s still adjusting to the afternoon service, and he said his wife isn’t too fond of the change. “I said, you got to give it a try,” Gjavenis recalled.He thinks attendance will increase in the spring. The sun now sets before the end of the services, and some of the older members prefer not to drive home in the dark.Portage is rich in history, Mowers said, but today it is a city that “doesn’t love itself well.” Its downtown is in decline. Its blue-collar residents often struggle with financial and personal challenges. “It’s a town that’s glory days might have been 125 years ago or more.”Much like St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, perhaps. But every Sunday afternoon is proof that the Episcopal Church hasn’t given up on Portage.“This is the sort of place that Jesus would be doing ministry in,” Mowers said, “and the sort of people Jesus would be doing ministry with and for.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC December 14, 2017 at 2:45 pm As a new vicar at my current church, I started a 5:00 service in 2008. It has undergone changes in worship style over the years. Now it is a Celtic Eucharist. It is a second service for us and draws a much different group from the larger morning service. It is a blessing to our congregation. Press Release Service Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis December 21, 2017 at 10:26 am We do a single 5 pm service in the summer. It works for us. Also replacing pews with chairs let’s us form a circle or choir formation. For smaller churches, this really brings them alive. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Douglas Carpenter says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments (5) December 14, 2017 at 6:23 pm In the early 1970s when I was supporting myself working for an insurance company and starting a new congregation in Birmingham, I had a call at my insurance office. “Why don’t Episcopalians like people who work Saturday night. If they did they would have a Sunday evening service.” The caller was Freada Wallace who entertained at a night club. I went over to her place and before I left we had decided that I’d do the preaching and she’d do the music at a “Service for Night People.” That service has attracted many people over the years, both Episcopalians and non-Episcopalians. St. Stephen’s now, four decades later, is a parish of 1,500 with three morning services and a well attended “Service for Night People” at 5pm. Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest December 15, 2017 at 6:08 am My first parish and one that will always be deep in my heart! As our life journey has its struggles, so too does our worship lives! Blessings as STJB moves forward ! 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Tagged with: corporate Donated goods AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Company Shop, the UK leader in food surplus management, today announced its latest initiative to ensure the poorest people get access to the most nutritious food through charity networks. The organisation is taking the unprecedented step of donating food waste to local farmers to feed their animals, in return for home-grown meat being supplied to them to distribute to charities.FareShare, the national charity supporting communities to relieve food poverty, and the Barnsley Church Drugs Project will directly benefit from the ‘Company Shop Cows’, which will provide a valuable source of protein to their food kitchens. It has always been a challenge for charities to deliver nutritiously balanced meals on a budget, with meat often rationed very thinly. With Company Shop’s latest donations, charities will now be able to provide protein rich foods to those who need it most.This new model for charitable giving has been developed by Company Shop, which has over 20 years’ experience in handling surplus goods for major brands, providing a sustainable and socially responsible model for redistribution. Rather than give charities batches of food they don’t want or need, this approach ensures they are getting the best, wholesome ingredients. This will help to minimise waste and maximise the benefit for the most disadvantaged.Company Shop Chairman, John Marren, commented,“The process is very simple but fits perfectly into our business model. We supply animal feed from our food waste to local farmers, and in return we get free range meat to donate.“Food charities desperately need nutritious staples, and we are glad that this scheme can help provide those.”Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive of FareShare, commented:“FareShare is finding demand from charities for food is dramatically increasing and meat from such an innovative and sustainable scheme is most welcome.“We congratulate Company Shop in using their waste in such a creative fashion and helping us tackle, through our partnership, the growing issue of food poverty in the UK”ENDSFor further information contact the Company Shop Press Office on 07590 477 985 Company Shop rear cows on food waste to feed charitable projects 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 28 May 2012 | News read more
Howard Lake | 30 October 2013 | News Exhibition celebrates 800 years of philanthropy in the City of London Book and eventsAn illustrated book, available from the Museum of London bookshop for £15, accompanies the exhibition and offers a history of city philanthropy from medieval to modern times.There is also a programme of philanthropy events/debates with leading philanthropists and experts at the Charterhouse. About City Philanthropy: A Wealth of OpportunityThe exhibition is part of City Philanthropy – A Wealth of Opportunity a three-year initiative (2013-15, funded by the City bridge Trust, that aims to: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis promote London as a global centre for effective philanthropy.The elements of City Philanthropy – A Wealth of Opportunity include: Philanthropy: The City Story runs for a month until 30 November 2013. Entry is free and the exhibition is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 12-5.30pm.David Farnsworth, Chief Grants Officer of the City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust said: “We believe philanthropy is a reciprocal part of a person’s career and by funding the campaign City Philanthropy – A Wealth of Opportunity we are encouraging more workers to get involved. This aims to support the growing culture of philanthropy in the city and position London as a leading global centre of philanthropic giving.”Sharon Ament, Director of the Museum of London said: “Using money to make things happen for the common good is part of the capital’s entrepreneurial spirit. The Museum of London’s galleries are full of examples of citizens coming together to improve life in this wonderful city of ours”.Part of the exhibition will later form a small, portable exhibition for schools and corporate business foyers. embed a culture of effective philanthropy in the City of London (and Canary Wharf), particularly among a younger generation of professionals and 7 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis sponsorship of the Beacon Fellowship City Philanthropy Awards Philanthropy: The City Story Exhibition. Highlights of the exhibition The Museum of London has opened an exhibition that explores the City of London’s history of charitable giving. ‘Philanthropy: The City Story’ is appropriately supported by the City of London Corporation’s charity City Bridge Trust.It features 800 years of philanthropy from former Lord Mayor Dick Whittington to new giving syndicates pioneered by young City workers.It is being held at the Charterhouse, the first time that the public will have access to this 14th century Carthusian monastery, now an alms house and hospital. Advertisement a City Funding Network for young philanthropists support of Young Philanthropy, a giving syndicate that sees senior corporate partners match the philanthropy of groups of young City professionals About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more