Ark. Episcopal Disaster Relief Team in Spotlight

The Arkansas Episcopal Disaster Relief Team is highlighted in this month’s Lamplight, the newsletter of ERD’s U.S. Disaster Program, for its efforts in response to tornadoes in 2014: “Through a partnership with Episcopal Relief & Development, the Diocese of Arkansas has been running a recovery program … in Faulkner and Pulaski Counties. … The Diocesan Disaster Recovery Team has been … Read More

Guatemala Medical Mission Trip

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Conway passed along this great video about their medical mission trip to Guatemala.

Disaster Chaplaincy Training

Three members of the Arkansas Episcopal Disaster Relief Team recently completed Disaster Chaplaincy Training sponsored by the Beecken Center of the School of Theology at the University of the South (Sewanee) and the National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN). Stan Vladenmar, St. John’s Episcopal, Fort Smith, Skip Cochran and Jan Thames, both of St. Margaret’s, Little Rock, were among 35 participants … Read More

Bishop Benfield Preaches Lyon, Staggs Ordination

Staggs, Lyon ordination

Kaye Staggs and Susan Lyon, two participants in the Iona Arkansas program, were ordained deacons last Saturday, August 8, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock. Below is the sermon preached at the ordination by Bishop Benfield. Larry R. Benfield Diaconal Ordination of Lyon & Staggs 8 August 2015 Trinity Cathedral The ordinal for deacons in The Book of Common … Read More

Bishop Benfield Harvests Honey

Bishop Benfield spent much of the day Camp Mitchell, helping collect the honey from their beehives. (That’s right, he’s also a beekeeper.) Stay tuned for more info on where you’ll be able to buy the honey.

Ascension Day Service and Ordination

The Central Convocation celebrated Ascension Day with eucharist at Christ Church in Little Rock. Larry Burton was also ordained a deacon at the service.

St. Alban’s, Stuttgart Celebrates 110th

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Stuttgart, Ark., celebrated its 110th anniversary this past weekend, with a special celebration Saturday evening at the Grand Prairie Arts Center and a eucharist and meal Sunday morning at the church. Saturday’s event was attended by more than 80 people. Evening Prayer was led by the Rev. Eric LeBrocq Jr., who grew up in St. … Read More