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‘Good Shepherd’ Paintings at St. Margaret’s

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Here’s a great little video shot and edited by Thomas Alexander, intern at the diocesan office. He’s a dynamo. Check out his blog, The Current Church. Over the summer, Jane Holt and her associate artists created six incredible pieces of art that depict sheep in fields. These pieces were installed as window-like scenes in the […]

Promoting Peace

Friday, September 20th, 2013

A Message from Bishop Benfield Saturday, September 21, is the date of the twelfth annual International Day of Peace. I usually do not write about days set aside for numerous and varied observances, but given the almost perpetual state of war we find ourselves in these days, I want to bring this day—and what it […]

Behind-the-Scenes Video

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Brooks Cato was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Newport, Ark. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the procession.

Iona Initiative Begins Classes

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

A Letter from Bishop Benfield This past weekend participants from across the state met in Little Rock as the Episcopal Church in Arkansas began a new local training program for future priests and deacons. In less than three years these people will begin their ordained ministry. In the case of priests, it will be primarily […]

Blytheville’s ‘Little Free Library’

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Blytheville, Ark., is the latest site of a Little Free Library. Little Free Library is an organization devoted to promoting literacy and building community. (Learn more.) The worldwide “branches” of the library are small, hand-made, weather-proof boxes posted in public areas filled with books for anyone to borrow. It is […]