The Episcopal Church of the Holy Innocents
From the Interim Rector’s Study
Preparing for New Ministry
These are exciting times. God willing, you should soon know who has been called to be your new Rector. The Discernment/Search Committee and the Vestry have been working very hard this past fall, winter and spring developing your Church Portfolio, visiting and interviewing several excellent candidates. The process has been moving along very well. Things are right on time. You should have your new Rector in place this summer.
Once the Discernment/Search committee begins to interview candidates, I also begin searching and interviewing for my next Interim Ministry position. Sometimes I know where I am going next before I leave, sometimes I do not. I will let you know when I learn more so that we can begin to say our goodbyes.
"The times they are a changin” as Bob Dylan sings. These are exciting times for Holy Innocents’ Church. Let us continue to pray for the Search Committee and Vestry as they prepare to call your new Rector.
Fr. Dan Hinkle +
These needs are really little stories from the field relating some of the things the International Justice Mission is working on. As we start a new year, I’d like to point out some of the ways IJM works with local authorities to bring peace, love and safety to thousands of poor people who live with the threats of violence every day.
Some of the things they do are not “stand-up-and-take-notice” events. Much of the work is done behind the scenes, aiming at long-term change instead of mind-boggling rescues. In Uganda, IJM has, for years, worked with local police, training them in methods of dealing with victims so they are seen as protectors, not oppressors.
When there is a rescue, IJM stays on the job, working with local authorities to help the victims heal and to provide support to local courts so that survivors can live without the fear of further abuse. The process IJM has developed is one of using modern data collection methods to analyze patterns of violence to prevent it before it can occur.
And it’s not all tireless work. The story from Thailand tells of celebrating the success of securing legal rights for thousands of stateless people, giving them hope that they could only dream of before.
Click the link above to read more about these stories, and check back every week for more good news.
Perhaps you're a visitor on Long Beach Island. Maybe you haven't been in Church for a while and would like to start back. Whatever is going on in your life, you are welcome at Holy Innocents. Your past affiliations don't mean nearly as much to us as your present affiliation with us.
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