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Convention approves use of expansive-language version of Rite II Eucharistic…

first_img July 13, 2018 at 1:05 am “Reign” does not suggest a democracy. It accurately reflects the Greek basileia, which as a verbal noun emphasizes that God rules or reigns, without suggesting that God is male. July 13, 2018 at 8:24 am Expansive language is not necessarily deconstructionist or heretical. I think that is too cynical a take. When done carefully and properly (with care to maintain important theological doctrines), there is nothing wrong with using expansive language and it can even be an improvement in our worship (since it promotes more diverse imagery). New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books July 13, 2018 at 1:08 am The so called “expansive language” is simply one more component of the leftist deconstruction of our faith in order to allow a false, mythological “reconstruction” to occur wherein a new and false, progressive Jesus emerges created in the left’s own theo-political image. This path, unchecked simply leads to yet another type, brand or version of cultism. Ultimately, this view will allow each individual to create “God” in our own relativistic image. Heretical. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Jack Zamboni says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET SJ Hussey says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ July 14, 2018 at 3:03 pm You are very welcome. I feel it is my responsibility as a Christian to speak out. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA July 13, 2018 at 9:14 am It’s not “leftist” to want to use more inclusive language in our worship. Sure, there are ways inclusive language can be used in revision that is wrong and removes core doctrines from our worship, but there are also ways that it can be done carefully. Again, I think it is cynical for conservatives to blame “the left” for everything they don’t like about the church. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC July 13, 2018 at 2:18 am I agree Matt. Rector Smithfield, NC Comments are closed. July 12, 2018 at 7:43 pm It’s a nice alternative to the standard Rite II prayers, but some of the language is problematic in my opinion. Avoiding using kingdom language and titles like Lord are misguided in my opinion. There’s nothing wrong with referring to the “kingdom of God.” Why the change to “reign?” Jewels Wolf says: General Convention 2018, July 13, 2018 at 1:07 pm Reign is not a better translation of basileia. Think of Queen Elizabeth as living in the United Reign, or referring to the Commonwealth of Nations as her reign, or of Jesus saying, “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the reign.” I suggest that ‘dominion’ or ‘realm’. Susan Lee Hauser says: Jewels Wolf says: Bob Woodson says: July 13, 2018 at 7:50 am Beautifully said. (And I have that t-shirt!) July 13, 2018 at 9:18 pm Please don’t conclude that many women in TEC don’t feel marginalized and “less than” by centuries of church as patriarchal. It doesn’t mean we love God any less, or deny any male aspects of God. If we’re truly made in God’s image, then God is female as well as male, mother as well as father, and much more than we can even comprehend from here. Matt Ouellette says: Glen Francis Michaels says: July 13, 2018 at 2:48 pm I would like to say “thank you” to the various reporters who labored to summarize various topics and report them in this forum. Their task was not an easy one. If the commenters in these various forums represent the majority of Episcopalians, then I think the EC is doomed, since these comments illustrate how divided the membership of the EC is. As many others have said, I do not care to have the traditional language of the PB changed. And as female commenters have pointed out, they have no problem with “He” , meaning God, and never felt excluded. If this “gender equality” language is the topic of so much discussion at the GC rather than seeking ways to make our EC relevant to as many folks as possible, then I have grave concerns about the so-called leadership in the EC. As for me, I will likely leave the EC, even though my mother spent 20 years working in the nursery of the church I still attend and I spent 10 years as an acolyte and working in the nursery [same church]. Perhaps if all the white, conservative, heterosexual males leave the EC, then the congregants who remain will have less angst in their lives. Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska July 13, 2018 at 9:22 pm Gender neutrality implies a sort of impotence, whereas God can be male, female, and much much more. “Oh Holy One” refreshes me, and I like to hear it (and say it) as well as “Father.” I’m sorry you have felt excluded by changes in the church, and I applaud your search for a church where you feel supported in your spiritual journey. No one church can be right for everyone, all the time. Jewels Wolf says: Rector Bath, NC July 13, 2018 at 12:09 am It’s a start, a small gesture but significant. The familiar words are dear to many, and needn’t be discarded. Adding new terms can remind us that God is way beyond any human terms, certainly including yet also far beyond our notions of gender and family roles. And who of us can really know how Christ will appear next time? There’s some truth in the old joke, “I saw God, and guess what? She’s Black!” July 13, 2018 at 3:03 pm The revision of the BCP being discussed at convention is about much more than the prayer book, it is about the very nature of God and our relationship to him. It is about who Jesus is and what the scriptures tell us about him. The Gospel of John for example probably gives us the clearest understanding that Jesus is the Son of God sent from God the Father ( see John 8:34-38, John 10:35-30) Not only that but this Gospel also gives us the clearest understanding that the Trinity is indeed composed of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit ( John 14:15-21). The Gospels clearly gives us the understanding of who Jesus is and his relationship to God the Father. This may not be how some would like it to be (and that is very sad) but as they say, it is what it is. To tamper with the truth of this relationship through modifying how we address God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit goes far beyond any superficial conveniences, it changes the truth of who God is and our relationship to him. Romans 8:15 tells us this “15 So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children.[a] Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” Not Abba mother or Abba sister, but Abba Father. And why is that my friends? It is that way because that is who God is to us, for those who follow Christ and believe in his name, God is our Father, Jesus is his son. These proposed changes concerning the so called gender neutrality fly in the face of the facts presented to us in the Gospels. The Episcopal Church for me is fast becoming a church I no longer recognize and one which I feel is now playing with fire in terms of altering the Gospel to fit peoples own wants and desires (see 2 Timothy 4:3). Prayer Book Revision Karen Burr McKee says: [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Both houses of General Convention on July 12 adopted a resolution that allows all congregations in the Episcopal Church to use optional, expansive-language versions of three Rite II Eucharistic prayers in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer.Resolution D078 provides alternative language for Prayer A, Prayer B and Prayer D. The changes are available for trial use until the completion of the next comprehensive revision of the Book of Common Prayer.Full ENS coverage of the 79th meeting of General Convention is available here.Prayer book revision has been the subject of great debate during this convention, which eventually agreed to the creation of new liturgical texts to respond to the needs of Episcopalians across the church while continuing to use the 1979 book. No specific date was set to begin such a comprehensive revision.Deputies overwhelmingly adopted the resolution on a vote by orders, which is required to authorize liturgies for trial use. The results were:Clergy: 78 yes, 19 no, 12 dividedLay: 89 yes, 14 no, 6 dividedFifty-five votes in each order were required for passage. Divided votes are recorded when the clergy or lay members of a deputation split their votes between yes and no.After passage, the resolution quickly was sent to the House of Bishops, which passed it on a voice vote after little debate.The Rev. Laurie Brock, deputy from Lexington, proposed D078. Official endorsers were the Rev. Beth Scriven of Missouri and the Rev. Scott Gunn of Southern Ohio.Brock told the deputies that the larger plan for liturgical and prayer book revision doesn’t change the fact that every Sunday worshippers hear the words in the current prayer book that are “mostly masculine.” She said that offering the revised versions of existing Eucharistic prayers is “an immediate way to take the longing we have heard in this convention back to our pews, so God can be celebrated in all genders.”In a more practical vein, she said the resolution “recognizes the reality that many of us are doing this on Sundays and would like to not get hauled up on Title IV for doing it,” referring to the canons for clergy discipline.Here are some examples of the optional language included in the trial-use rites:Priests may begin any of the three rites by saying, “Blessed be God: most holy, glorious and undivided Trinity.” The current opening acclamation of “Blessed be God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit” is also an option. In either case, the people’s response is “And blessed be God’s reign, now and for ever. Amen.”At the beginning of the Great Thanksgiving in all three rites, the priest may say, “God be with you,” instead of “The Lord be with you.”The Sanctus can now be said using “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord” in addition to “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”In Eucharistic Prayer A, celebrants now have the option of saying, “…you, in your mercy, sent Jesus Christ, your only and eternal Son, to share our human nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and maker of all.” In the original version, that sentence ends with “…the God and Father of all.”Eucharistic Prayer B contains an optional wording for the sentence “Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we may be acceptable through him, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit.” The option reads, “Unite us in the sacrifice of Christ, through whom we are made acceptable to you, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit.”Eucharistic Prayer D offers the option of adding the word “matriarchs” after “patriarchs” in this sentence: “And grant that we may find our inheritance with [the Blessed Virgin Mary, with patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and martyrs, (with ____) and all the saints who have found favor with you in ages past.”The options offered in D078 are to be provided to the church at no cost via electronic distribution, the resolution says.The resolution asks the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music, or SCLM, to consider revising Eucharistic Prayer C, sometimes called the “Star Wars” prayer for its reference to “the vast expanse of interstellar space, galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses, and this fragile earth, our island home.”The SCLM is told to both monitor the use of the expansive-language rites and begin a dynamic-equivalence translation of the rites into Spanish, French and Haitian Creole languages.D078 asks for $12,500 for the work involved. The 2019-2021 budget has already been passed, so that the portion of the resolution becomes what is known as an unfunded mandate and is left to Executive Council to determine a funding source.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. Melodie Woerman is director of communications for the Diocese of Kansas and is a member of the ENS General Convention reporting team. Matt Ouellette says: Convention approves use of expansive-language version of Rite II Eucharistic prayers July 12, 2018 at 8:37 pm I agree with Matt. OR consider this. Perhaps we could say not “the kingdom of heaven” but rather “the republic of heaven” or “the democracy of heaven.” Then we could think of God as a CEO sitting at the head of the table with The Select around the table. Now God says something to the effect, “I feel that fornication is morally wrong. What do you think about it? Perhaps we should have a discussion and then a vote. Let’s have a show of hands.” Dear Fellow Episcopalians, Heaven is not a democracy, God does not ask for a vote. He dictates. Yes, Matt, “kingdom of God’”. Rector Pittsburgh, PA July 14, 2018 at 6:54 pm As usual, the Episcopal church tries to please everyone, and pleases no one. July 13, 2018 at 12:45 am I’m a little confused, and I hope one more knowledgeable (shouldn’t be difficult to find) can help with a question about this. Put simply, do we now have two Nicene Creeds (sounds odd to say)–one with the filioque and one without? When one reads the Creed in the resolution (which both Houses passed), it is quite different. Take a look. Any help on understanding this would be helpful; I’m not looking for a debate. Michael Airhart says: cynthia seddon says: Catherine Morgan says: Comments (43) Leslie Decker says: Jewels Wolf says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN July 13, 2018 at 11:16 am So now it’s “leftist” to return to the original intent of the authors of holy Scripture, “reconstruction” to remove political corruption and misogyny from sacred tradition, and “cultism” to worship Jesus instead of the politics of gender and empire.The self-described “right” is no longer conservative, it is now consumed by the trappings of secular kingdom. July 19, 2018 at 5:33 pm Why not just God our “heavenly parent” thereby pleasing everyone and offending no one!What’s wrong with leaving things the way they are???? Rector Knoxville, TN July 13, 2018 at 3:19 pm Brian, if you want to experience how things WERE done, visit a museum. Common prayer is the expression of the relationship with God experienced by the living church. Matt Ouellette says: General Convention, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Fr Ian Wetmore says: John Stuemky says: Catharine Langmuir says: July 13, 2018 at 4:29 pm Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8 Rector Tampa, FL Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Frank Harrision says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Matt Ouellette says: July 13, 2018 at 5:56 pm Amen Ms Wolf! God is my Father,Jesus is His Son. Those who are bent on pushing for neutrality must be very insecure in themselves. I have never felt the prayerbook to be in need of revision, and I fear that since many women want to become priests there will be yet more objections to masculine nouns. The Episcopal church has changed beyond recognition,and after 40 yrs in it, I am “out of there”. July 13, 2018 at 6:12 pm Jewels Thank you for bringing this back to its Biblical roots. Perhaps sometime the TEC will get back to its prime task the making of disciples, and seeking to save the lost which is what Jesus says He came to do. Luke 19v2 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest cynthia seddon says: July 13, 2018 at 1:59 pm PJ– I agree and am getting very tired and frustrated with the constant attacks from the left to change things including history to their demented way of thinking If you don’t like the way things are done or have been done Go elsewhere! July 13, 2018 at 1:12 pm Reign is not a better translation of basileia in this context. Think of Queen Elizabeth as living in the United Reign, or referring to the Commonwealth of Nations as her reign, or of Jesus saying, “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the reign.” I suggest that ‘dominion’ or ‘realm’ are better words, but best to keep kingdom really. Also, “Unite us in the sacrifice of Christ” deletes the central reality of the original statement. In Holy Communion we are united *to* Jesus in his sacrifice primarily, and to one another consequently. The change negates the main thing. July 13, 2018 at 3:12 pm Admittedly, the beauty of language is an important consideration. Modern language versions of Shakespeare fall flat no matter how well they follow the original plot. The difference as I see it is that when I go to a Shakespearean play I am not a participant. The dialogue is not the expression of my self. My hope is that the final form of any new liturgies will place emphasis on the Anglican precedents of beautiful language, yet give words for expression that is meaningful to contemporary worshipers. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel July 14, 2018 at 3:14 pm “O Holy One” is non-specific. O Holy One who? Heavenly Father, Almighty God… these are terms that specifically address God. When someone visits their earthly father do they say greetings fellow human or hello father how nice to see you? This insistence on finding any other way to address God the Father as anything but God the Father perplexes me. For crying out Abba Father! implies an intimate and close relationship in which we humble ourselves. before God. Why do people want to use what seem to me very impersonal terms for God, who desires a very personal relationship with his children? Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK July 13, 2018 at 7:45 am Both houses also passed a resolution allowing use of several expansive language psalters. However, because the proposer (that would be me) didn’t think to reference the Trial Use canon, they fell under a different canon that requires they be reviewed by the SCLM before approval (I trust) at the next GC. July 13, 2018 at 7:48 am Yes! Thank you! Charlene R Cook says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Job Listing Donald Caron says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 July 13, 2018 at 2:13 pm Jack Zamboni – are you of the ice resurfacer fame… your grandpa, maybe? Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Dennis Wisnom says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET July 12, 2018 at 9:17 pm I would wish for a revision of the Psalter as masculine pronouns and expressions abound and re increasingly jarring in today’s usage. The Order of St. Helena has developed such a Psalter that retains all the original meaning and the poetry without the use of extreme masculinity. Perhaps the church could simply adopt their Psalter as an allowed alternative option. Catherine Morgan says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Brian Kline says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 July 13, 2018 at 3:45 pm I don’t know what year the next BCP will be authorized; however, I would like to propose that we now create the Society for the Preservation of the 2030 (or whatever the year actually turns out to be) Book of Common Prayer. Best to avoid the rush at a later date. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Judith Jones says: The Rev. Lucretia Jevne says: Steph Wills says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem July 13, 2018 at 6:33 am Jesus was unequivocally male. Let’s not be fudging that, please. Also, you’ll tear my Coverdale Psalter from my cold, dead hands! July 14, 2018 at 10:09 am Wait, why is the problem women wanting to be priests? Susan Lee Hauser says: Rector Albany, NY July 13, 2018 at 8:56 am PJ Cabbiness I agree with you. It seems that with all these ridiculous changes in the beautiful Book of Common Prayer that many churches will see established members leaving the Episcopal Church. The ‘left’ is trying to destroy the ‘traditional Episcopalian’ beliefs. Sadly, not all people agree with these changes and will simply stop attending their churches…… July 25, 2018 at 9:43 am In the meantime another several hundred thousand people leave the church. We become a denomination with 500,000 active members with an ASA of around 166,000. What are numbers when we’re pushing an agenda. What is this Episcopal Church that we read about in the history books. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID David McMannes says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Larry Waters says: 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 PJ Cabbiness says: Catherine Morgan says: July 13, 2018 at 8:38 am Well said. Many of us do not care to have the traditional language changed, just as we feel that Shakespeare would be lessened by being “modernized.” I’ve spent my life understanding clearly that in many circumstances he clearly included me and never felt excluded by it. July 13, 2018 at 8:18 am I don’t think the word kingdom implies male rulership either (a kingdom can be ruled by either a King or a Queen, and therefore the ruler of the kingdom is not necessarily male). Matt Ouellette says: Julianne Ture says: By Mary Frances Schjonberg and Melodie WoermanPosted Jul 12, 2018 Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI July 14, 2018 at 3:52 am Thank you, Thank you,Jewels, and others. It gives me hope that our Prayer Book has somehope of survival. I am very distressed and concerned by what I see as a “leftist” take-over of ourchurch. I hate to use that term because I dislike immensely the political implications of that term but I don’t know what other word to use. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Robert Nagy says: Hamilton Jones says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Fr Ian Wetmore says: July 24, 2018 at 3:14 pm A number of articles about D078, including one in the Living Church, state that “allows all congregations in the Episcopal Church to use optional, expansive-language versions of three Rite II Eucharistic prayers… .” Does this mean that Diocesan Bishops cannot (or at least are not supposed to) prevent usage of this expansive language? Donald Caron says: Rector Belleville, IL July 13, 2018 at 11:42 am From the above comments it appears that there are still some faithful Episcopalians who have that rare gift: common sense. For the rest: it’s a terrible shame that Jesus was not as “woke” as the Episcopal leadership in the 21st century. Thank heaven we have superior people who can “correct” his “inadequacy”. Are you people crazy?? When you insist that women be excluded from the generic “he” you are cutting us off from all the great literature of the past. If male persons were to tell us we were no longer part of “mankind”, we’d be rightly hopping mad. That misguided feminists insist on it is no better. In an era when “poet”, “author”, “actor” etc. have all become gender neutral, and young girls call “Hey you guys” to their female friends, the prissy prohibition of what is truly inclusive language–generic “he” etc–is a huge step backward for gender equity. No common sense here at all! Jewels Wolf says: July 13, 2018 at 12:10 am The 1979 BCP is the only book I know as I was born in 1983. I think the above examples provide clarity about what options and portions of the liturgy where different words can be used. I’ve thought for a long time that Eucharistic Prayer C needs revision or optional wording. The two examples are that in the line read by the celebrant could be the optional word change that instead of saying “You made us the rulers of creation.” I think can be switched to “You made us the stewards of creation.” And lastly, instead of “Lord God of our fathers, I believe you could put “Lord God of our ancestors” so as to be gender neutral and all inclusive without leaving anyone group out July 13, 2018 at 12:06 pm Jack Zamboni! Now, that’s a name I haven’t seen for a long time! Thanks for your work on this issue. Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA last_img read more

City Council honors five Apopka firefighters

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Commissioner Diane Velazquez UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 2 COMMENTS You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply It is highlight of our CouncilMeetings. It is always an honor to recognize the longevity in service to our community by the members of Apopka’s Fire Department; Police Department & all the employees on our City Staff. Recognizing them for their professionalism, Integrity & dedication to the City let’s them know how much we truly appreciate their contribution to the success of our growing city. I admit I have a special admiration for both Fire & Police personnel, knowing firsthand, the demands upon them to protect Life & property … they are trained to run & face the worst situations imaginable. Most importantly, over & above the job they do daily, they are the first to volunteer to participate & give back to our community. July 8, 2017 at 12:45 pmcenter_img TAGSApopka Fire Department Previous articleDemings announces bid for Orange County MayorNext article4 essential shoes to have in your wardrobe Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jeff Tyre Reply Congratulations and thank you to all of these professionals for their dedicated service to our community. Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! The Apopka City Council honored five firefighters from the Apopka Fire Department at its Wednesday meeting during the employee recognition ceremony.Earl Hines was recognized for five years of service with the AFD. Hines is a firefighter first class and has served with the AFD as a volunteer until 2012 when he became an official member of the department. He is currently listed as firefighter/suppression.Eric Howard and Jerold Maynard were honored for 10 years of service with the AFD. Howard began his career in 2007 and is currently listed as Firefighter 1st Class/Suppression.Howard began his career in 2007 and is currently listed as Firefighter 1st Class/Suppression. Maynard also started in 2007 and is listed as Firefighter 1st Class/EMS.Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer also had thoughts about Maynard’s service in the community.Beyond working for the city as a firefighter, Gerald Maynard does a lot for Apopka,” Kilsheimer said. “Whenever someone needs him, he is there. Thank you for all you do.”There were also two 30-year veterans with the AFD that were recognized for their service – William Stokes and Todd Bengtson.Stokes was a volunteer before starting as a firefighter for the AFD in 1987. By 1988 he was promoted to Firefighter 1st Class, Engineer in 1990, and in 1995 became a Lieutenant which is his current rank.Bengtson worked as a volunteer before starting as a temporary firefighter in 1987. In 1988 he was re-classified as a regular Firefighter and then Firefighter 1st Class later that year. In 1990, Bengtson was promoted to Engineer, then Lieutenant in 1999, and Captain in 2003. His current rank is District Chief which he has held since 2007.Kilsheimer also praised Bengtson on his community service.“There are few people in the city of Apopka that are more available than Todd Bengtson. He goes far and wide to help people out. There was a great story just a few weeks ago where a citizen in town who is well known to a lot of people… his father was ill in a state far away and Todd helped make arrangements to get this man back to his home state where he passed away shortly after that, but without Todd, it wouldn’t have happened.” July 8, 2017 at 4:10 pm Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 last_img read more

Primary Election Results – The Judges

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply I am not happy with most of them……..ugh. Reply The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 1 COMMENT Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herecenter_img TAGSElectionsOrange County Supervisor of Elections Previous articlePrimary Election Results – The Solar AmendmentNext articleBrown snares District 45 seat Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mama Mia Please enter your name here The Orange County polls closed at 7:00 PM. We will post results as soon as they are released by the Supervisor of Elections.Refresh this page for updates.The following results include 247 of 247 precincts plus Early and Vote-by-Mail ballots (Orange County).Circuit Judge 9th Judicial Circuit Group 4:Orley Burey – 18%Luis Calderon – 49%Joseph Haynes Davis – 33%Circuit Judge 9th Judicial Circuit Group 14:Lorraine Elizabeth DeYoung – 46%Dan Traver – 54%County Judge Group 1:Eric DuBois – 47%Michael Gipson – 33%Roger Scott – 20%County Judge Group 4:David Johnson – 31%Kafi D. Kennedy Swanson – 24%Tom Young – 46%County Judge Group 5:Mark Anthony Arias – 20.7%Harold M. Bacchus – 15%Frank George – 21.3%Evellen Jewett – 43%Use this link to see the other Primary Election Results. August 30, 2016 at 9:55 pmlast_img read more

Florida Dept. of Health provides details on Governor’s Phase 2 reopening,…

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here From the Florida Department of Health NewsroomThe current COVID-19 stats for Florida are as follows, from the DOH dashboard, as of June 3:60,183 – Total positive COVID-19 cases58,701 – residents tested positive1,482 – non-residents tested positive2,607 – deaths8 – positive residents, out-of-stateAt the press conference yesterday at Universal Studios, Governor DeSantis announced Executive Order 20-139, which brings Florida, with the exception of Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, into Phase 2 of the Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery effective Friday, June 5.With appropriate social distancing and sanitization protocols, the Phase 2 reopening order provides the following:Restaurants may allow bar-top seating with appropriate social distancing,Bars and pubs may operate at 50 percent capacity inside and full capacity outside with appropriate social distancing. Patrons may only receive service if seated,Retail establishments may operate at full capacity with responsible social distancing and sanitization protocols,Gyms may operate at full capacity with appropriate social distancing and frequent sanitization,Entertainment businesses, including but not limited to movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys and arcades, may operate at 50 percent capacity with appropriate social distancing and sanitization protocols,Pari-mutuel facilities may submit a request to open to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The request must include an endorsement from their county mayor or county administrator if there is no mayor,Personal services businesses, including but not limited to tattoo parlors, acupuncture establishments, tanning salons and massage establishments may operate while adhering to guidance from the Florida Department of Health.For the Governor’s presentation, click HERE.Additional actions the state has taken to respond to COVID-19:The Florida Division of Emergency Management announced that an additional three COVID-19 testing sites across the state have been created through a partnership between Publix, FDEM and Quest Diagnostics. These sites will open on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Locations are available here.Five state-supported drive-thru testing sites located in Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, Orange and Duval counties are now offering free antibody testing to anyone over the age of 18. Previously, antibody testing at these sites was only available to first responders. The sites with antibody tests are:FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, antibody testing is by appointment only and the site can accept up to 40 appointments per dayTo schedule an appointment, call: 561-642-1000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Approximately 2,103 Florida National Guardsmen (FLNG) are mobilized to support Florida’s response to COVID-19. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Hard Rock Stadium, can test up to 125 individuals per dayMiami Beach Convention Center, can test up to 80 individuals per dayOrange County Convention Center, can test up to 125 individuals per dayTIAA Bank Field Lot J, can test up to 125 individuals per day The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! TAGSCOVID-19Florida Department of HealthGovernor Ron DeSantisPhase 2Reopening Previous articleMayor Demings seeks solutions through MLK Initiative, PPE for businesses extended; Orange Co. curfew remains 10pm; downtown Orlando curfew 8pmNext articleFlooring for the bathroom Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

Recruiting Volunteers (“How To” Management)

first_img Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News Recruiting Volunteers (“How To” Management)  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Rescue Ship to Yemen forced to dock in Djibouti

first_imgDjibouti, on the Red SeaCaleb Maupin about to board ship with humanitarian aid bound for Yemen.May 23 — From the port of Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, it is with great sadness and burning outrage that I announce that the voyage of the Iran Shahed Rescue Ship has ended. We will not reach our destination at the Port of Hodiedah in Yemen to deliver humanitarian aid.The unsuccessful conclusion of our mission is the result of only one thing: U.S.-backed Saudi terrorism.Yesterday, as it appeared our arrival in Yemen was imminent, Saudi forces bombed the port of Hodiedah a total of eight times during the day.The total number of innocent dock workers, sailors, longshore workers and bystanders killed by these eight airstrikes is still being calculated.Furthermore, the Yemeni revolutionaries arrested 15 people who were part of a conspiracy to attack our vessel. The plan was to attack the Iran Shahed when we arrived and kill everyone on board.With its many criminal threats and actions, the Saudi regime was sending a message to the crew of doctors, medical technicians, anesthesiologists and other Red Crescent Society volunteers onboard the ship: “If you try to help the hungry children of Yemen, we will kill you.”These actions, designed to terrorize and intimidate those seeking to deliver humanitarian aid, are a clear violation of international law. I can say, without any hesitation, that I have witnessed a crime against humanity.In the context of extreme Saudi threats and after lengthy negotiations taking place around the clock in Tehran, it has been determined that the Red Crescent Society cannot complete this mission.The 2,500 tons of medical supplies, food and water are being unloaded and handed over to the U.N. World Food Program, the largest humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide, which has agreed to distribute them on our behalf by June 5.Djibouti and U.S. imperialismHere in Djibouti, I can clearly see what the people of Yemen and Iran have been fighting against for so long. Unlike in Tehran, here in Djibouti I see masses of desperate, starving people. Impoverished Africans, who are desperate for a day of work, are lined up outside the port. They are joined by Yemeni refugees, who are living in tent cities.There is a huge U.S. military base here in Djibouti, and this small country of only 3 million people is well under the control of Western neoliberalism. This country was basically carved into the maps of the world by the imperialists. As the European plunderers divided up the African continent for themselves, they created this tiny country so that naval bases could be conveniently placed in a strategic location on the Red Sea.The living conditions here are horrific in comparison to those in Iran. Iran has broken the chains of imperialism, and has been independently developing since its popular revolution in 1979.Since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2003, Iran has opened its doors to 3 million refugees, most of them steadily employed. Iran’s oil resources have been utilized to create a vast apparatus of social programs.One of the Red Crescent Society volunteers told me: “The Iranian government has a department to make sure that everyone in our country who wants to work can work.” Iranian mothers are given a guaranteed stipend for each child. Education in Iranian universities is absolutely free, and the Ministry of Health provides free medical care to everyone in the country.Compared to the millions of enslaved guest workers in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, or the impoverished people throughout the African continent, Iran has been able to guarantee its people a great deal of economic security by breaking from neoliberalism.Message to Yemen: ‘We’re on your side’If the resistance forces are successful in their fight against the Saudi onslaught, Yemen will join Iran in becoming an independent country. The logo of the Ansarullah organization shows a hand holding a rifle to represent armed resistance. Perpendicular to the rifle is a stalk of wheat to represent “economic development.”It’s no secret that Yemen has vast, untapped oil resources. If the resistance forces are victorious, they can seize these resources and start using them to build up Yemeni society. Yemen can then begin to do what the people of Venezuela have done — transform their country with public control of natural resources.As the ship prepares to return to Tehran, I have become even more convinced of the need to overthrow the system of Western monopoly capitalism. I am reinvigorated in my belief that there must be a global alliance of all forces that oppose imperialism. All progressive forces fighting the continued domination of the planet by Wall Street bankers must stand firmly together.The people of Yemen, like the forces of resistance in so many other parts of the world, have refused to surrender. As they face a horrendous onslaught of U.S.-made Saudi bombs, I hope that news of our peaceful, humanitarian mission has reached them. I hope they are aware that in their struggle against the Saudi king and the Wall Street bankers, they are not alone. There are millions of people across the planet who are on their side.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Paschal High School senior awarded Davey O’Brien High School Scholarship

first_img Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Don Mills said he was opposed to the bill that would allow students at public universities to carry concealed handguns on campus. According to an Associated Press article, more than half the members of the Texas House signed on as co-authors of the bill Wednesday. According to the article, the Texas Senate was expected to pass the bill, which is similar to one it passed in 2009 in the state senate before failing to pass in the house. The article also cited that Gov. Rick Perry supported the bill. Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Facebook ReddIt The 109 TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students The 109 TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students ReddIt Linkedin Twitter Twitter Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store center_img + posts Previous articleBass family private collection opening at the KimbellNext articleFort Worth emergency responders handle slick conditions The 109 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook The 109 The 109 Linkedin The 109 Stories from the polls: Election Day in The109! printOne of R.L. Paschal High School’s top students is both a scholar and an athlete.Senior varsity basketball player Christine Vonder Haar is ranked second in the senior class of 456 students.She has been accepted to the University of Texas at Austin’s computer science honors program. She’s waiting to hear from Stanford University, Rice University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She said ideally she’d like to study in the “heart of Silicon Valley” at Stanford while majoring in computer science.Vonder Haar was this year’s recipient of the $30,000 Davey O’Brien. Recipients are chosen on the basis of their character, community service, leadership, academics, and varsity sport participation.Vonder Haar said she is humbled by the experience.“Being able to win an honor in his name and try to follow up with his legacy has been incredible,” Vonder Haar said.Vonder Haar, who attended nearby St. Andrew Catholic School, said she choose Paschal for high school “because of the amazing academics.”“I’ve had a lot of good friends and teachers that have really helped me push me through and my coaches and everyone has helped me balance everything, so I’ve had a really nice support system,” said Vonder Haar.Vonder Haar said she has learned time management from playing basketball. Although she has a “grilling schedule during the week” she said she does a lot over the weekend.The biggest lesson Vonder Haar said she learned is that “sometimes you have to work really hard and you don’t always succeed.”Paschal teacher, John Hamilton nominated Vonder Haar. The process included writing essays, a resume, teacher recommendations and an interview with the selection committee.Vonder Haar said that although the interview process was “nerve-wracking,” the committee helped her feel more comfortable.Davey O’Brien was a quarterback for TCU in the 1930s. The Davey O’Brien Foundation was founded in November 1977 shortly before O’Brien died of cancer, according to the foundation’s website.The Davey O’Brien high school scholarship was started in 1986 and has since provided almost $600,000 in scholarships to high school student athletes in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, according to its website.In college, Vonder Haar said she plans to continue playing basketball through intramurals and by participating in pick up games.“I won’t play for the varsity team, but I definitely won’t stop playing basketball,” Vonder Haar said. Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Fort Worth braces for more severe weatherlast_img read more