The Final Word: Doing what it takes to make Christmas feel a little less painful

I still remember my father writing a large number on the calendar every week or two. Maybe it would start around 782. Next time, 745 and so on, until he made it back to a single-digit number. What was he doing? He was calling the union office at his appointed time, maybe once every week or two.… Read More The Final Word: Doing what it takes to make Christmas feel a little less painful

‘The Power of Compassion:’ A sermon from the Rev. Ervin Brown III, who died Monday

The Rev. Ervin Brown III, 15th rector of Christ Church, Detroit, died in the early morning hours of Dec. 12. Christ Church shared a copy of a sermon he delivered in early June 2016, entitled ‘The Power of Compassion.’ Brown served as assisting priest at Memorial Episcopal Church, Baltimore since 2010. Thirteen years ago, in… Read More ‘The Power of Compassion:’ A sermon from the Rev. Ervin Brown III, who died Monday

World AIDS Day: Honoring those who died, raising awareness in Brighton

For World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, St. Paul’s, Brighton offered an intimate service in its chapel. Not only were those who lost their lives to HIV/AIDS remembered, but a call to be supportive with more than words was issued. The Rev. Deon Johnson, rector of St. Paul’s, Brighton, explained his church’s service and involvement.… Read More World AIDS Day: Honoring those who died, raising awareness in Brighton

Union for Black Episcopalians honors Terry, Humphries for their work

Saturday, October 29, 2016, was a big day in the Diocese of Michigan. In East Lansing, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University took the gridiron in their annual grudge match, while 90 miles southeast in Detroit, the Mayson Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians honored women for their feats on the gridiron… Read More Union for Black Episcopalians honors Terry, Humphries for their work

Retired Community Luncheon an annual opportunity for longtime friends to meet

The Retired Community Luncheon is always a great chance for longtime friends to see each other. We are honored to host our esteemed guests at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit for this yearly event, scheduled for Autumn of each year. Stories from those unable to attend were read aloud to the guests. In addition,… Read More Retired Community Luncheon an annual opportunity for longtime friends to meet

Bishop Gibbs delivers annual convention address: ‘Life is short…be swift to love’

My dear sisters and brothers in Christ: Today I want to begin with words that are most often associated with a blessing marking an end of our time together and a sending forth. These are words taken from the 19th century Swiss poet Henri-Frédéric Amiel: “Life is short and we have too little time to… Read More Bishop Gibbs delivers annual convention address: ‘Life is short…be swift to love’