AFFIRMATIVE AGING

CHAIR: The Rev. Deacon Sara Phillips - sara.phillips@springhill.org.

CHAIR: The Rev. Dr. Margaret Shepard, St. Andrew's, Panama City - revshepard@knology.net

CURSILLO

CHAIR: Lori Bates, Holy Nativity, Panama City - loribatesinteriors@hotmail.com

Cursillo is a three-day weekend that introduces people to simple methods for nurturing and growing their relationships with Christ. It provides an experience of living in a Christian community centered in worship, prayer, study of scripture, and interaction with other Christians. Its mission is to build up our parish churches by encouraging and empowering its members to prepare for doing the work of the church-the spreading of the Gospel. Visit COASTAL PILGRIMS for up-to-date information.

DIOCESAN MISSIONS

CHAIR: Lynn Ferren, St. Patrick's, Panama City - llmmff@aol.com

 

The Commission on Diocesan Missions is dedicated to helping small congregations carry out the work of the Church in their communities. Each year the Commission presents a one day conference for small churches. Forty-five percent of the congregations in our diocese have fewer than 120 baptized members. The conference provides presentations, discussion, and sharing on topics of particular interest to smaller congregations. Everyone is welcome (even large congregations).

EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN

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ECW exists to support the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast and all women in their mission and ministry in the world. Visit NATIONAL EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN to learn more.

Download ECW Commission of the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast application

CHAIR: The Rev. Kammy Young - kammy@diocgc.org.

Our shared purpose is to organize the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast to engage spiritual practices that seek, name, and celebrate Jesus’ loving presence in the stories of all people and then invite everyone to MORE with God. We’ll do this by supporting congregations to move beyond existing structures and programs, offering formation opportunities for each congregation to designate an Evangelism Catalyst who will lead them in implementing some new resource activity or action from the Evangelism 101 Toolkit during the 2018-2019 program year, as well as providing oversight to ongoing implementation of Sharing Faith Dinners, Invite-Welcome-Connect, DataStory for Faith Communities, Baptized for Life congregational ministry plans, and other new missional initiatives, as well as opportunities to develop Latino/Hispanic worshipping communities.

CHAIR: Geary Gaston, St. Paul's, Mobile - gearygaston@bellsouth.net

 

Since 2006 the Commission on World Mission has sponsored both a medical and construction mission team to our Companion Diocese of the Dominican Republic.  The medical team staffs and supplies clinics to bring medical care and medicines to those who would not otherwise have them.  The construction team builds pews and other church furniture for Episcopal churches in the Dominican Republic so that our brothers and sisters in Christ who are economically deprived will have a more comfortable and inviting place to worship our Lord.

To learn more about this exciting ministry or to learn how you can become a member of one of these mission teams contact the Commission Chair at gearygaston@bellsouth.net.

PRISON MINISTRY

CHAIR: Wayne Verry, St. Paul's, Foley - wverry@gulftel.com

 

The Commission on Prison Ministry is charged with the responsibility of communicating the needs, issues, and concerns of those in prison to the congregations of our Diocese. The Commission serves as a network and resource for equipping our congregations for ministry in prisons.

 

The goal of the commission is: To help our congregations learn about the needs of victims and offenders and their families, the causes and conditions of incarceration in our State's, and the problems facing prisoners reentering society, in order to make a positive difference.

 

The commission has developed a cycle of prayer which remembers all correctional institutions and jails, inmates, staff members, and victims of crime in our Diocese.  This cycle is available to be utilized in the prayers of the people each week throughout the year.  

2019 - 2020 PRISON MINISTRY CYCLE OF PRAYER: download PDF

FOR CLERGY NEEDING TO VISIT SOMEONE IN PRISON

A recent incident has caused the Commission on Prison Ministry to realize that many of you do not know how to navigate the State Prison Systems in order to visit someone. We have the knowledge to make this task easier and stand ready to assist if the need arises. Please know that this process is complicated and can take some time to complete, so please be patient and prayerful. In Alabama, please contact the Rev. Bob Graves. In Florida, contact the Rev. Matt Dollhausen or the Rev. Deacon Ed Richards. Contact information is below:

           Bob Graves: email - graves5924@bellsouth.net; phone - (850) 432-5924

           Matt Dollhausen: email - prieststmarys@gmail.com; phone - (850) 623-2905

           Ed Richards: email – erichards5@icloud.com; phone – (850) 276-0460

CO-CHAIRS: Joe McDaniel, Christ Church Parish, Pensacola, Fl, mcdanieljoe43@yahoo.com; AND Gary Moore, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Daphne, AL,  psalm82.3and4@gmail.com.               

Mission Statement

As members of the Jesus Movement, our mission is to dismantle individual and institutional racism by sharing resources and creating opportunities that inspire and empower faith communities and the larger community, resulting in reconciliation and restoration of all God’s People.
 

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EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF THE CENTRAL GULF COAST

MAILING: PO BOX 13330, PENSACOLA FL 32591-3330   PHYSICAL: 201 N BAYLEN ST, PENSACOLA FL 32502

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