All clergy spouses are welcome to attend the bi-annual board meetings. This meeting will be to plan details regarding Spring Retreat, Open Office positions, Buddy Program implementation, and treasury report/budget planning. Please come and be a part of making a difference in the lives of our clergy families.
On a lovely September morning 14 clergy spouses from the St. Petersburg Deanery gathered for brunch and fellowship at the home of Ann Whitlock. The people in the photo are: Front Row left to right: Ann Whitlock, Shirley Bauknight, Josie Rose, Roxanne Andujar, Chris Badgley, Barbara Suhar, and Marion Fleming. Back Row Left to right: Joe Gilpin, Marilyn Hill, Barbara Trow, Mary Howe, Christina Morris, Mary Smith, and Marcia Allison.
Please send your deanery event photo’s to Marcia Allison or Bonnie Jean Durning for posting and sharing!
Following our “Painting With A Twist” opening the clergy spouses of our diocese stayed over for a meditative retreat led by our own Evoleon (Marilyn) Hill. One of the parts of the retreat was learning to be present with life. Below you will find Sherre Henley’ photo journal.
March 11-13, 2016 the CSA of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida held their annual Spring Gathering. We opened with a Wine and Cheese Reception followed by dinner and a painting activity that was all opened to all clergy as well as our CSA members.
The painting activity was led by a nationally known group called “Painting With A Twist”. The piece we worked on was “The Faith Tree”. It was very interesting to see the number of different interpretations of the same lesson.
It was a fun night for all who came.
Here are some pictures from the night for you to enjoy.
Sunday, August 24th, more than 25 members of the Clergy and their families of the Naples Deanery gathered at the Delnor Wiggins State Park and Beach for a Picnic and Beach Party. Clergy families from each and every congregation in Naples and Marco Island were represented as well as the Durnings from the Diocese. They welcomed new people and Bid a fond farewell to others.
The group welcomed new members such as The Rev. Jean Hite, who just began at St. Mary’s Church in Bonita Springs as an Assistant and Dr. Richard Gonzalez and his wife Esther who is the new Postulant for Holy Orders who is helping at St. John’s Church and The Rev. Bill Faupel and his wife Bonnie who are helping at St. Paul’s Church.
As Naples Deanery was getting new people, they also lost some to the Tampa Deanery. The Rev. Roy Allison and his wife Marcia and daughter Heather were moving to St. Mark’s Church as the new Rector Family. The Rev. Alice Sadler was moving to be the new Assistant at St. John’s Church and School in Hyde Park.
The group shared stories, played games, brought non perishable food items for St. Matthew’s House, and ate hamburgers and hot dogs. At the end everyone watched as Marcia fulfilled the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS with Fr. Kyle Bennett’s help in pouring (ever slowly) the ice water on her head as Fr. Roy recorded the entire agonizing process. Fun was had by all – just look at the pictures.
Photos, taken by Bonnie Jean M. Durning and Garland Pollard, of the ordination of the Rev. Alexander Andujar to the priesthood and Robert Owen Baker to the diaconate, at Christ Episcopal Church, Bradenton, on June 29, 2014.
Photos of our most recent outing on Siesta Key.
An annual event for the CSA of Southeast Florida, members of our CSA were invited to come along to see if we would like to cruise with them each year or to organize our own event out of the Port of Tampa. Our group joined twenty couples on the Norwegian’s Sky.
Our members and their spouses were: Ning Bonoan and her spouse Father Ray, Betty Creelman and her spouse Deacon Ben, Trish Farrell and her spouse Father Wayne, Carol Garrison and her spouse Bishop Michael, Joe Gilpin and his spouse Deacon Kathy and Liw Villagomeza and her spouse Father Christian. Carol Garrison and Joe Gilpin are currently looking into organizing a cruise on the Brilliance of the Seas for the week after Easter, 2015 out of the Port of Tampa. Please look at your schedule now to see if you would like to go with them.
Prices and reservations will be available soon!