The Episcopal Church in Arkansas, Communiqué

The Episcopal Church in Arkansas, Communiqué

The Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas, Weekly Communique

Communiqué #483 February 16, 2012


Bishop Benfield

A Message from Bishop Benfield

You’re Invited to a Bishops’ Luncheon

The Good Shepherd Ecumenical Retirement Community will have its annual Bishops’ Luncheon on Wednesday, March 7, at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The Episcopal Church in Arkansas is hosting a table for ten people, and we would like to invite you to join us.

If you would like to attend the lunch and sit at the Episcopal Church’s table, please email Beth Matthews or call the diocesan office at 501-372-2168. There is no cost to you, and attending would be particularly appropriate for people who are interested in the ministry of this retirement center where so many of our friends have lived.


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Clergy Spouse Brunch at Diocesan Convention

Saturday, Feb 18, at 10 a.m.

All clergy spouses are invited to attend a brunch on Saturday morning, Feb. 18, during diocesan convention. It will be held in the Episcopal Collegiate Lower School library at 10 a.m. The brunch is sponsored by St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock. Please RSVP by emailing Judy Schieffler or by calling 479-883-6874.

Book Signing at Diocesan Convention

Lynne Spellman, Author of ‘Unbolting the Dark: A Memoir’

Lynne Spellman will be signing copies of her book ‘Unbolting the Dark’ at diocesan convention, during the lunch break on Saturday, Feb. 18. The book explores the pagan and Christian Platonist tradition of turning inward as a way of knowing God. The book is available at the Christ Church (LR) Bookstore and will also be available to purchase at convention. For more information, email Nancy Barber or call her at 501-537-1698.

Lenten Book Study at St. Michael’s, Little Rock

‘Love Wins,’ by Rob Bell

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock is hosting a Lenten book study on Wednesday nights in March, from 7:15–8:45 p.m. The group will read “Love Wins: a Book about Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived,” a recent bestseller by Rob Bell. The book study will be led by the Rev. Patrick Murray. Send an email to register.

Upcoming Events
Feb. 17–18 Diocesan Convention
Feb. 19 Bishop visits St. Luke’s, North Little Rock
Feb. 24–26 Senior High Winterstar
Feb. 26 Canon visits Trinity, Van Buren
March 2–4 Junior High Winterstar
March 4 Bishop visits St. John’s, Harrison
March 11 Bishop visits St. Andrew’s, Roger
March 11 Canon visits St. Andrew’s, Mtn. Home
March 13 Fresh Start
March 13 Bishop visits Good Shepherd, Forrest City (7–9 p.m.)

View the full Diocesan Calendar.

If you have questions or would like to submit information about an event for publication in the Communiqué, email Beth Matthews in the bishop's office or call 501-372-2168.

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