Parish Ministry

Commemorating 400 years of African American History and Culture: An invitation to participate in Healing Day National Bell Ringing

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia Bishop James B. Magness invite Episcopal churches to take part in a national action to remember and honor the first enslaved Africans who landed in English North America in 1619 by tolling their bells for one minute on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 3:00 pm ET.

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Maryland Episcopalians participate in Pride month

Several Maryland congregations participated in the Baltimore Pride parade on June 15. Memorial Bolton Hill’s Richard Finger was in charge of organizing all volunteers (60-70 people) for the parade and rector, the Rev. Grey Maggiano, was one of the judges for the parade. Another Memorial parishioner, Monty Howard, served as emcee.

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Resolution on racial reconciliation passes unanimously at 235th Diocesan Convention

On Saturday, May 11, 2019 the Diocese of Maryland made history. After a healthy debate at its 235th diocesan convention, Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton called for a vote on the Resolution on Racial Reconciliation (see full text below).  The “All in favor of this resolution” call resulted in a rousing voice vote of “Aye!” Then came the “All opposed…” vote. There was complete silence.

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