Sherwood Episcopal Church Awarded $1.7 Million Grant for Stormwater Management Project

During heavy rain events, stormwater flows from higher-elevation, asphalted housing developments on Sherwood Hill above the Sherwood campus to a gully behind the church. As a result, the campus is flooded with pollutants, debris, and sediment which move over the church and neighboring properties, then further downhill to heavily trafficked York Road. The polluted stormwater continues to Beaverdam Run, a tributary of Loch Raven Reservoir, and into the greater Baltimore drinking water supply.

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Carrie Schofield-Broadbent consecrated Maryland bishop coadjutor

Deeply committed to honoring the dignity of every human being, Schofield-Broadbent consistently attends to her own work around race, climate change, economic justice and full-inclusion of LGBTQ+ people. She is committed to helping The Episcopal Church grow in these areas. Her consecration represents a significant step in furthering the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland’s commitment to inclusive leadership and fostering a vibrant, diverse and welcoming faith community.

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Meet the Rev. Arlette D. Benoit Joseph, consecration preacher

The Rev. Arlette D. Benoit Joseph will preach at the service of ordination and consecration of the Rev. Carrie K. Schofield-Broadbent this Saturday, September 16 at Washington National Cathedral. The Rev. Joseph is passionate about the spiritual and emotional wellness of clergy, as well as the Christian and Spiritual Formation of all God’s people. She approaches her calling with vibrancy and vitality.

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Celebrating the Raising of the Claggett Barn

Special guests, elected officials, and the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of the Delaplaine Barn with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new meeting, gathering, and dining spaces can accommodate multiple groups or large groups on campus at the same time. Claggett Co-Executive Directors Lisa Marie and James Ryder have led the Board of Directors on a journey to preserve the historic nature of the most iconic building on campus.

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Bishop Sutton’s notes on the Eucharist – All are welcome and invited!

This week Bishop Sutton addressed the clergy and wardens of our diocese on best suggested practices for the Eucharist, including instructions not to intinct, if possible. For decades, studies have shown that the common cup is not a significant source of disease transmission. They have also shown that putting one’s fingers in the cup transmits significantly more germs into the chalice. Our churches and those across The Episcopal Church each have specific practices around the Eucharist that are unique to each community.

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