Ladies of @anglicans4life Chapter at Holy Cross Cathedral in Loganville, Georgia celebrate baby shower donations for a local women’s clinic in late June. Clinic director, Carol Fairman, shared about the clinic’s ministry of no cost ultrasounds, abortion recovery support, pregnancy testing, parenting and childcare education, and fatherhood mentoring classes. . The shower gifts go to the clinic’s Hope Closet. Through the Earn While You Learn Program, mothers earn coupons while taking classes. By the time the baby arrives, they’ve earned a brand new car seat and a pack-n-play, along with their items of choice from the Hope Closet. . Holy Cross AFL Chapter is excited to support such a powerful ministry which works daily to uphold the sanctity of life! . Let us know what your AFL chapter is doing so we can share. . #anglicansforlife
Another from Provincial Council at the YMCA Jerusalem, June 23, 2018. . Fun fact! The Empire State Building architect, Arthur Loomis Harmon, designed this neo-Byzantine-style facility. But it was the brain child of YMCA General Secretary, Archibald C. Harte, who raised one million dollars towards the building by sharing his “Sermon in Stone” vision. In 1928, the land was purchased from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate. And by spring of ‘33, construction was complete. . Suffice it to say, it preached! Bravo, Archi. What a beaut.
Lord God, by your providence our founders won their liberties of old: Grant that we and all the people of this land may have grace to exercise these liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ out Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, on God, for ever and ever. Amen. . Collect for Independence Day, BCP . Happy Fourth to you and yours, America!
It would, of course have been possible to take the photograph in a much easier location […]. [But the Southern Steps were] Jesus’ route to sitting down in the temple in order to declare, ‘Today the Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing’—there is ancient history here but also, for the Gafcon movement, recent history […]. . And so the location mattered—it spoke of a movement still absolutely committed to the things of Gafcon, but not constrained by them and looking to the next five years [...] to a future which is much more real and substantial. . Soon after it was taken the sound of the 2,000 singing ‘Amazing Grace’ and reading Psalm 122 echoed off the walls and reverberated in the valley. The delegates reflected that this was where the Apostle Peter preached and where 3,000 were baptised on one day. . The temple the steps lead to is mainly ruined...no it is not...it is glorious… ‘...for the temple he had spoken of was his body’. [Delegates] to Gafcon are now looking to the next five years and beyond that to the future that is far more real when each can say, ‘...I saw no temple in the city, for the temple is the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb.’ ” . Video by @edidot . Words by Dan Leafe, Gafcon Communications Writing Team . (full article link in profile) . @gafconference #wearegafcon
“There were delegates from over 50 countries; from France to Fiji, Mexico to Myanmar. Some national delegations were made up of hundreds of bishops, clergy and laity, [. . .] other countries were represented by lone voices, but to hear the Lord's Prayer spoken in over 100 languages simultaneously was to experience something of what it means for God to be calling people from every nation, tribe, people and language to praise his holy name.” . - Susie Leafe, Head of Gafcon Communications Writing Team