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Bishop Benfield’s Sermon from Diocesan Convention 2014

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Ordination of Sandra Curtis and Diocesan Convention 14 February 2014 | Christ Church, Little Rock CLICK TO LISTEN (scroll down to read) The newly ordained Rev. Sandra Curtis and the Rt. Rev. Larry Benfield, surrounded by clergy from around the diocese, at Christ Church, Little Rock. Go to Cincinnati, Ohio, cross over the state line […]

Convention Election Results

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

On Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, Diocesan Convention elected the following representatives to committees: Board of Trustees, lay representative: Loyd Swope (St. Paul’s, Fayetteville) Board of Trustees, clergy representative: The Rev. Kate Alexander (Christ Church, LR) Executive Council, at-large lay representative: Suzi Freeman (St. Paul’s, Fayetteville) (The following people were also elected to Executive council in […]

An Invitation from SUMMA

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

A letter from the Rev. Canon Christoph Keller, Th.D. I write to invite you to an event that I hope may attract your interest: a high school student theological debate concerning same-sex marriage. SUMMA: A Student Theological Debate Society was begun two years ago to offer high school students tools for reasoning, with knowledge in […]

Bentonville ECW Hands Out ‘Friendship Bags’

Friday, December 20th, 2013

St. Tabitha’s Guild, the Episcopal Church Women group at All Saints’, Bentonville, has taken on a special project during the months of November and December. “Friendship Bags”—which contain a box of 24 crayons, a page of appropriate children’s stickers, coloring book pages, and a Sunday school sheet—are distributed to children at both the weekly Food […]

Bishop’s Discretionary Fund Spending, 2013

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

A Message from Bishop Benfield Your Gifts to the Discretionary Fund at Work When I visit a congregation, the cash offering is generally designated for the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund. Additionally, many individuals and some organizations (such as local Episcopal Church Women groups) donate to the fund each year. Approximately $24,500 has been distributed from this […]