Western Massachusetts diocese elects Douglas Fisher to be 9th bishop

first_img Tags By ENS staffPosted Jun 2, 2012 The Rev. Dr. Douglas John Fisher[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Dr. Douglas John Fisher was elected on June 2 to be the ninth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.Fisher, 57, rector of Grace Church, Millbrook, New York, was elected on the third ballot out of a field of three remaining nominees.He received 105 votes of 170 cast in the lay order and 49 of 78 cast in the clergy order. An election on that ballot required 86 in the lay order and 40 in the clergy order.The election took place at Christ Church Cathedral in Springfield“We are overwhelmed, humbled and honored by this election,” Fisher said after his election.  “The diocese was so prayerful and spirited in this process and is aware of the many gifts that God has given them. They are ready to take on the challenges of the 21st century, and the Fisher family looks forward to being in Western Massachusetts and serving the kingdom of God with them.”Fisher will succeed Bishop Gordon Paul Scruton, 65, who announced in June 2011 that he would retire in December 2012 after 16 years as bishop.“As a diocese, we are filled with gratitude that the Holy Spirit has guided us to call the Rev. Dr. Douglas John Fisher to be our next bishop,” Scruton said in a press release issued after the election.Because the election occurred within 120 days of the start of the 77th meeting of General Convention in Indianapolis July 4-12, Episcopal Church canons provide (in Canon III.11.3) for the required consents to be sought from the bishops and deputies at convention.Assuming that consent is received, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is scheduled to ordain Fisher on Dec. 1 at the MassMutual Center, also in Springfield.Fisher has been rector of Grace Church in Millbrook since September 2000. Prior to that call, he served Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Highland Falls, New York, and was a chaplain to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point from 1997 to 2000.He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Immaculate Conception Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Episcopal Divinity School.Fisher was ordained a Roman Catholic priest for the Diocese of Rockville Centre in 1980. He left the Roman priesthood and was married in 1984. He was received into the Episcopal Church in June 1997. His wife Betsy was ordained a priest in September 2004. They are parents to three children.The other nominees were:the Very Rev. Richard A. Demarest, 55, dean, St. Michael’s Cathedral, Boise, Idaho (Diocese of Idaho);the Rev. Nancy Gossling, 60, rector, St. James’ Church, Glastonbury, Connecticut (Diocese of Connecticut);the Very Rev. Ron W. Griffin, 58, rector, Christ Church, Eureka, California (Diocese of Northern California) andthe Very Rev. Mark B. Pendleton, 49, dean, Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, Connecticut (Diocese of Connecticut)Gossling and Griffin withdrew after the second ballot.More information about the nominees is here.The Springfield-based Diocese of Western Massachusetts has more than 60 congregations. It celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2000. Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Elections, House of Bishops, Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 June 2, 2012 at 7:46 pm Congratulations to our very favorite priest. We loved him in Highland Falls as we are sure that Western Mass will also. Best Wishes to Fr Doug and Betsy. Love, Jim and Sissy Snowdrop Smith says: January 6, 2013 at 9:35 pm Wow, Fr. Doug, what an honor and priveledge. We are so proud of you and thrilled for the family. Come visit us in Colorado sometime when the urge beckons. We loved getting to know you at Holy Innocents and wish you all the best.Love, Elaine and JohnSorry we are so late posting – didn’t know until the Kings told us. Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Katherine Maleno says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Elaine and John Sartoris says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Comments are closed. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Betty and Ted Nielsen says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Western Massachusetts diocese elects Douglas Fisher to be 9th bishop Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Comments (6) Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET center_img Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events July 4, 2012 at 8:13 pm We promise to love and care for them and wrap them in God’s loving arms here in Western Massachusetts! Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Jim and Sissy Wallace says: Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ June 23, 2012 at 5:32 pm Congratulations Fr. Doug and Betsy. I wish you the best always!Snowdrop Smith Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH June 4, 2012 at 11:54 am Congratulations Doug! I am very happy for you and your family. I wish you all the best in your next step as Bishop-Elect! God’s continued blessings! 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Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Gregory Citarella says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN People Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraskalast_img read more

Phish Plays 50-Minute “Tweezer” In Memphis, On This Day In 1995 [Listen]

first_imgWhen scrolling through the glorious annals of Phish.net, one might notice there are almost too many great Phish shows which took place on June 14th to keep count. Over the years, the band from Vermont debuted “Piper”, “Twist”, “Saw It Again”, “Dirt”, and more in the same show on June 14th, 1997, and even jammed with Bruce Springsteen during a performance at Bonnaroo on June 14th, 2009. There was even a stand-out performance on June 14th, 2000 which took place in Japan, which included a grooving four-song second set and featured some great instrumental work from the quartet.For the life-long Phish fans, perhaps no song in the band’s repertoire (with the exception of, say, “Runaway Jim”) is better suited for long-stretching improvisation than “Tweezer”, which infamously made Phish 3.0 history on this day 25 years ago in 1995, when Phish unleashed a 50-minute monster jam within the framework of the song for their fans in Memphis, TN.Related: Phish (a.k.a. ‘Third Ball’) Debuts “Character Zero” And “Waste”, On This Day In 1996 [Listen]Take a moment to let those words sink in: a 50-minute “Tweezer. That’s two full episodes of How I Met Your Mother with some time leftover to bash the show’s terrible series finale.According to Phish.net, “This 50+ minute Tweezer included a brief ‘Gypsy Queen’ jam, a ‘2001’ tease, a ‘Slave’-like jam, and a Digital Delay Loop Jam with whistling.” Sure, you can reduce a jam of this magnitude to a simple sentence, but the best way to experience it is, of course, to listen.Without further ado, here’s the full audio from Phish’s June 14th, 1995 performance at the Mud Island Amphitheater in Memphis, TN with the above-mentioned legendary “Tweezer” coming in at the tail end of the band’s three-song encore.Phish – Mud Island Amphitheater – 6/14/95 [Full-Show Audio][Video: fromtheaquarium]Setlist: Phish | Mud Island Amphitheater | Memphis, TN | 6/14/95Set One: Don’t You Want To Go?, Gumbo > NICU, Mound, Cavern > Possum, All Things Reconsidered, Amazing Grace[1], The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Spock’s Brain > Split Open and MeltSet Two: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Poor Heart > Tweezer[2], Acoustic Army, While My Guitar Gently WeepsEncore: Simple[3], Rocky Top > Tweezer RepriseNotes:[1] Without microphones.[2] 50+ minutes; whistling.[3] A cappella ending.Teases:· Gypsy Queen, Also Sprach Zarathustra, and Slave to the Traffic Light jams in Tweezer· Stairway to Heaven tease· Jump Monk tease in Simple· Jean Pierre tease in Possumlast_img read more

6 technologies transforming the member experience today

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Amid the COVID-19 crisis, credit unions should continue to incorporate emerging technologies into their business. Ongoing improvements of digital capabilities can empower credit unions to transform their member experience today and thrive well into the future.AI and Machine LearningAI and machine learning, which use data and computer algorithms to automate human-centered tasks, can facilitate better data management and more organizational efficiency. These technologies also can provide predictive analytics that give credit unions deeper insights into member behavior and uncover patterns and trends into how members engage with their products and services. This can increase their marketing effectiveness, allowing them to personalize their offerings and deliver more responsive customer service.The CloudCredit unions collect an inordinate amount of member data. The cloud can drive cost savings and efficiency by reducing their data storage fees and enabling more integration and data sharing between systems. With these advantages, credit unions can speed their time to market and reinvest into other areas of their business that help them more swiftly respond to new customer behaviors and expectations.last_img read more

Thurs Sars prepare for Munster action

first_imgThey overcame the North Tipp by the narrowest of margins with just a point in it at the end A 7th minute Conor Lanigan goal set Thurles up and they led at half time. Aiden McCormack, Denis Maher and Conor Lanigan scores kept Sars in the ascendency.Barry Heffernan, Michael Heffernan and Andrew Coffey goals brought Nenagh into the game but it wasn’t enough and Sars were victorious by the minimum  Full time score at Semple Stadium on a 1-18 to 3-11  Sarsfields captain Paidi Maher said it was sweet victory after putting in a lot of hard work and they are delighted it paid off.+last_img

WGC-Dell Match Play: Defending champion Bubba Watson feels good entering the week

first_img WGC-Dell Match Play: Jason Day, Phil Mickelson headline star-studded group; Tiger Woods seeking fourth title “I’m trying to look at top 10s and why players come in top 10s in certain tournaments,” he added. “This week, stats are misleading because it’s one-on-one.”The World Golf Championships event starts with 16 groups of four players, divided by their world ranking, contesting round-robin matches from Wednesday through Friday and only the group winners will advance to Saturday’s round of 16.Despite Watson’s success at last year’s event, he isn’t the biggest fan of match play.“I vote every year not to have Match Play because I feel like I have a better chance in 72 holes than I do in individual (matches),” Watson said at the Valspar Championship. “Because we have seen every year a guy shoot in the 60s and lose, and then we see a guy shoot in the 70s and win. And it’s like, wait a second, how fair is this?” Watson will be grouped with Jordan Spieth, Billy Horschel and Kevin Na.They will go against a star-studded field that includes one of the best match-play golfers ever in Tiger Woods. “I feel good. This my fourth week in a row trying to play into some better spot. Trying to get the ball striking where I want it to be and working on this arm-lock putting,” Watson said. “Inside 10 feet it feels like it’s getting a lot better.”Watson is coming of a top finish at last week’s Valspar Championship. He ended that tournament in a tie for fourth place. It was his second top-10 finish of the season. Related News Bubba Watson will be defending his championship at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event this week after three consecutive tournaments.But the 12-time PGA Tour champion isn’t showing any signs of fatigue. Watson said he felt good in a press conference Tuesday at the Austin Country Club in Texas.last_img read more