first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL [St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church] A gift of $15,000 has been made by St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Forest Acres, South Carolina, to RIP Medical Debt, which will enable up to $1.5 million in hospital medical debt to be forgiven in Richland and surrounding counties.“In the Old Testament, there is the idea connected to the Jubliee year, where every seven years, slaves are freed and debt is forgiven and it is like a big party,” said Caitlyn Darnell, director of outreach at St. Martin’s, a 700-member Episcopal parish located just east of Columbia. “We worship a God who died on a cross to forgive, so as followers of that God, it is our call to forgive and to forgive seven-fold.”The RIP Medical Debt program, based in Rye, New York, and founded in 2014 by two former debt collection executives, takes donations from donors to buy large bundles of medical debt with no tax consequences to the donor or the recipient. A $1 donated can purchase $100 in debt. RIP buys debt of the neediest people in a community, using federal poverty levels as a guideline. Often the gift not only relieves the debt but also clears a family’s credit report, allowing them to move forward with their lives.A debt might belong to a single mother who finds herself drowning in medical bills after one of her children suffers something as common as an appendicitis. Or it is the debt of two working parents who experience complications during the birth of on one of their children. Each scenario can lead to thousands of dollars in unexpected medical debt – even when families have health insurance.“So, when I learned about this organization, I knew it was a no-brainer,” Darnell said. “Of course, this is what the church should be doing.”The process involving St. Martin’s donation will involve several months of negotiations by RIP with local hospital systems. After the negotiations are complete, individuals whose debt has been forgiven will be notified with a letter from RIP, including that the debt was forgiven by a donation from St. Martin’s. The parish plans to celebrate with a party when the process is complete, Darnell said. Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Posted Jan 9, 2020 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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