Thursday, October 15, 2015

Bishop Coadjutor Blessing of the Animals & Luncheon with Heads of Schools

On Wednesday, October 6, St. Philip's hosted the Right Reverend Peter Eaton, Bishop Coadjutor for the diocese.  Bishop Eaton participated in the Wednesday Eucharist as well as the blessing of the animals.  Following the Eucharist, Bishop Eaton attended a planning meeting for the Diocesan Festival to be held at St. Mark's Palm Beach Gardens in early March.

At noon, St. Philip's hosted Rector's, Heads of Schools, and other school administrator's for the Bishop's luncheon.  During the luncheon, Bishop Eaton spoke to all attendees and fielded questions.

Friday, October 9, 2015

A 60th Anniversary Celebration ~ St. Faith's Style!

St. Faith's, Cutler Bay enjoyed a huge party weekend, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the parish. Parishioners and guests had a blast at the dinner-dance on Saturday, October 3. The church was also full on Sunday, where the choir and organist delivered the festive music, supported by a brass ensemble. 
The Rev. Jennie Lou Reid cuts a rug with choir member Juan Rodriguez!

At the barbecue in the parish hall afterwards "the last" in line had to find a chair and sit along the wall! The service was indeed crowded and blessed. Finally, The Paul Brothers entertained with Caribbean music on Steel Drums. Both days St. Faith's was blessed with the support many well-wishers from other parishes -- thier extended family in Christ.

View all photos on their website:

Special thanks to the Rev. Jennie Lou Reid for sharing this article!

All Saints' Jensen Beach Celebrates with Bishop Coadjutor

The Right Reverend Peter Eaton and his wife Kate celebrated with All Saints', Jensen Beach on Sunday, September 27. VIEW photos from the glorious day. All Saints' is the oldest church in Martin County and the northern most point in the Diocese of Southeast Florida. 

20th Annual Blessing of the Animals Draws Record Crowd

St. Joseph's, Boynton Beach celebrated its 20th annual Blessing of the Animals last weekend with the largest number of attendees (and animals!) they have ever had. VIEW the press coverage and the beautiful images of the day!

Holy Family Church Hosts a Funding Workshop

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family recently hosted the Live Healthy Miami Gardens Funding Opportunity Workshop. A partnership of the Health Foundation of South Florida and the City of Miami Gardens, Holy Family hosted community and church members in the newly renovated Clinton Brown Educational and Cultural Resource Center, on the campus of the church. The project seeks to create programs in the city to develop a more healthy lifestyle. The Rev. Horace Ward, Rector of Holy Family, is the Co-Chair of the Host Council that directs the development of the project. The group incorporates people from the entire South Florida area. 

Pictured speaking: Thamara Labruse, Project Director, Live Healthy Miami Gardens.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

St. Mary Magdalene Parishioner Receives Outstanding Award

The Urban League of Broward County recently recognized DIOSEF's own Mr. John Ruffin, as one of the "40 Stars for 40 Years” at their 2015 Red Gala. Mr. Ruffin currently serves the diocese on the Property and Loan committee, and is a past Chair of the Commission on Ministry. 

Mr. Ruffin is currently the Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees for Florida Memorial College, and has dedicated much of his time and leadership as a steward of the United Negro College Fund where he has raised in excess of one million dollars in scholarships. Mr. Ruffin worships with his wife, Dottie, at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Coral Springs, FL. Congratulations!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Pillowcase Dresses Ministry Team Reaches Well Beyond South Florida

On Sunday, September 20, 2015, the Rev. Winston Wright blessed three boxes containing 319 dresses made from pillowcases at Grace Church in West Palm Beach. The dresses will go to Haiti, Jamaica, and Dominican Republic. The goal of this outreach ministry is to provide orphans in developing countries with dresses and related clothing needs by Design and sew dresses from pillowcases and sheets. This ministry also reaches out to Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.

Tricia Lujambio of Food For The Poor’s Angels of Hope received the dresses for delivery to the orphanages.

The ministry team will resume sewing this month for another delivery in the near future.

Pillowcase Dresses Ministry Team
Joan Smith
Hirma Llewellyn
Marcia Thompson
Myrna Motta
Marcia Ridgell
Shernette Rutty
Ida Davis
Jean Garvey
Cecelia Fraser
Dorothy Dadd
Marcia Samuels
Lydia Kotei
Jackie McDonald