CSA Board Meeting January 21, 2017 9:30am – 11:30am DaySpring Library

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.

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St. Petersburg Deanery Event

st-petersburg-deanery-event-2016On 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!

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Christa Hernandez

Founder and Director of Loving You Where You Are At.

Founder and Director of Loving You Where You Are At, will be our guest speaker at our annual Convention Luncheon October 15, 2016 at Isles Yacht Club.

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More pictures from our 2016 Spring Gathering, “He Restoreth My Soul”

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“He Restoreth My Soul” Part 2

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.

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“He Restoreth My Soul”

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.

"Beard extension" for the Canon to the Ordinary!

“Beard extension” for the Canon to the Ordinary!

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.

"He Restoreth My Soul" 2016 Spring Gathering "Painting  With A Twist"

“He Restoreth My Soul”
2016 Spring Gathering
“Painting With A Twist”

Listening and getting instructions

Listening and getting instructions

Date Night for Clergy and Spouse

Date Night for Clergy and Spouse

Concentrating

Concentrating

Different interpretations

Different interpretations

"Does your's look like this?"

“Does your’s look like this?”

Various interpretations

Various interpretations

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Joe

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Smile Terri!

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Naples Deanery Clergy Family Picnic

Deacon Bill and Cherie Moyers talk to Canon Durning

Deacon Bill and Cherie Moyers talk to Canon Durning

The Rev. Alice Sadler, The Rev. Jean Hite, Bonnie Jean Durning, and Esther Gonzalez are chatting.

The Rev. Alice Sadler, The Rev. Jean Hite, Bonnie Jean Durning, and Esther Gonzalez are chatting.

The Rev. Bill Faupel and The Rev. Roy Allison flip burgers and talk.

The Rev. Bill Faupel and The Rev. Roy Allison flip burgers and talk.

Jan Maiocco announces the prize for the biggest contribution of non perishable food items for St. Matthew's House.

Jan Maiocco announces the prize for the biggest contribution of non perishable food items for St. Matthew’s House.

The Rev. Kathryn Schillreff and the Rev. Edward Gleason have a moment to chat.

The Rev. Kathryn Schillreff and the Rev. Edward Gleason have a moment to chat.

Jan Maiocco, Bonnie Faupel, and Bonnie Jean Durning are enjoying each others company.

Jan Maiocco, Bonnie Faupel, and Bonnie Jean Durning are enjoying each others company.

The Rev. Mike Basden takes a few minutes to chat with Canon Durning.

The Rev. Mike Basden takes a few minutes to chat with Canon Durning.

The Rev. Tara McGraw prepares the buffet table in readiness for the cooked foods while the Maiocco and Allison girls wait to eat.

The Rev. Tara McGraw prepares the buffet table in readiness for the cooked foods while the Maiocco and Allison girls wait to eat.

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The Gleason Family enjoys their dinner.

The Gleason Family enjoys their dinner.

Naples Deanery Clergy Family Beach Picnic
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.
Deacon Bill and Cherie Moyers talk to Canon Durning

Deacon Bill and Cherie Moyers talk to Canon Durning

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The Gleason Family enjoys their dinner.

The Gleason Family enjoys their dinner.

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Ordination of Alexander Andujar and Robert Baker

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.

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Clergy Families Gather at St. Boniface, Siesta Key

Photos of our most recent outing on Siesta Key.

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Clergy Spouse Cruises on Norwegian Sky

csa_cruiseThe week after Easter ((April 21- 25), six couples from our diocese cruised with the Clergy Spouses of Southeast Florida along with Bishop Frade and his wife Diana to the Bahamas.

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!

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