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. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest South Carolina church’s donation to help alleviate $1.5 million in medical debt Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NYlast_img read more

first_imgLocated on the banks of the mighty French Broad River, just 10 miles from its headwaters, one of Brevard’s best-kept secrets is becoming less of a secret. The East Fork Farm is developing its already stunning spread, just a bit further, helping provide even more incredible experiences for their guests.east-fork-farm-quailThe East Fork Farm is a legit, hard-working organic farm that grows vegetables and raises a variety of game birds.However, they recently joined forces with Adventure Camp Guru, a referral and guide service for folks searching for summertime adventures. Through fresh, local food and breathtaking adventures, The East Fork Farm hopes to become the “must-do experience” for families visiting the area.“Every time I step foot on the property, I feel this instant sense of calm,” said Adam Perkins, a recent visitor to the farm. “It truly is a unique place to come and unwind. I’m able to come out here and really dial into the adventure of nature without the distractions of home.”While the property is already one of a kind, East Fork Farm is looking to expand operations by including a cozy bunkhouse and bathhouse, and developing off-grid camping shelters along the river.east-fork-farm-troutAdditionally, the farm will offer limited amounts of CSA shares next year. “We wanted to grow and expand while also giving back to the people that chose to support our dream,” manager Emily Hughes said. The farm has uniquely come up with a simple way to support their growth while also being beneficial to the donor.You can go online and purchase an incentive for various adventures, or even a catered night’s stay on the property.The farm will customize the experience based on each person’s goals and interests. The East Fork Farm will mail a beautifully presented voucher direct to the donor’s door. Vouchers can be purchased for tours to stunning waterfalls complete with farm to “picnic blanket” lunches or, for the more adventurous, a three-day canoe trip down the French Broad River ending with a feast at the farm.“It’s important to us that you feel great about investing in this business. Your contribution will be vital to our success,” Hughes said.When people invest in local enterprises like The East Fork Farm, they not only receive a unique, local experience, but they also enrich the community around them. According to research, every dollar spent at independent businesses yield three times more money to the local economy than the one spent at chains.With the holidays fast approaching, The East Fork Farm is excited about providing meaningful, mutually beneficial gifts for people looking to explore Transylvania County. Vouchers can be purchased directly from their online campaign at smallknot.com. Visit their website East Fork Farm Life.com.–Reporting for BRO by Jeanie Slade, a longtime resident of the WNC area and an avid outdoorswoman who enjoys exploring her beautiful backyard counties. To find more of her work, check out her LinkedIn page.east-fork-farm-fieldlast_img read more

first_imgIn your lifetime, you’re going to work with someone who you won’t get along with. Often, it’s a personality conflict. Usually when two personalities clash, both parties are partially to blame. If you find yourself in this situation, here are a few tips for getting past the conflict and moving forward.Keep it on the down-low: Obviously when there’s some conflict, you need to find a resolution. The best thing you can do in the process, is to not let it cause division among your fellow employees. When lines are drawn, and allies and enemies are made, it’ll make it ten times harder to resolve the situation. Don’t make it tougher than it has to be.Take five: A back in forth argument usually won’t get you anywhere. You’ll get emotional and will ignore logic and reason. Take a minute to get your thoughts organized and turn those reactions into responses. A clear head always helps when trying to resolve a conflict.Two rights make an argument: You’ve probably heard that “there’s more than one way to skin a cat.” While this phrase is weird and puzzling to small children, it’s also right on the money. There’s often more than one way to be successful at a task. Remember when you find yourself in a conflict, that people see things differently and neither way is necessarily wrong. 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more