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June 5, 2018 | by Katharine Jefferts Schori

Several times in recent months I’ve heard parishioners ask, Well, are you going to close us? That raises several important questions: who is the “you” they’re talking about? Why and when do congregations close? What are the alternatives? The ‘you’ can only really be the diocese as a whole community, even though some think it’s […]

April 28, 2018 | by Hannah Wilder
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No one’s plans for the end of life will be exactly the same, but one thing is for certain: if you don’t plan, someone else will decide for you. From reviewing medical care if you are incapacitated, to how you wish be remembered by your loved ones, and planning your estate, take the time now […]

April 27, 2018 | by Hannah Wilder
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No one’s plans for the end of life will be exactly the same, but one thing is for certain: if you don’t plan, someone else will decide for you. From reviewing medical care if you are incapacitated, to how you wish be remembered by your loved ones, and planning your estate, take the time now […]

April 27, 2018 | by Hannah Wilder
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Few things are more important than making certain that your assets are distributed as you wish at your death, or ensuring the kind of funeral/memorial service you would desire. It is also crucial that loved ones know how you want to be cared for medically if you were not able to communicate your wishes directly. […]

September 26, 2017 | by Penny Bridges

What are your first thoughts when you consider the afterlife? Do you think of classic images of heaven or hell, do you tremble at the thought of judgment or smile with anticipation of bliss? Do you worry about loved ones who died before they ever embraced faith? In the gospels Jesus talks a lot about […]

January 7, 2017 | by Hannah Wilder

The common life share, formerly known as the mission share pledge, is the money the diocese receives from churches to support diocesan work. This year the convention changed the formula from a 10 percent minimum with a 20 percent target to a 10.5 percent flat request with a voluntary ability to pay more than that […]