Daily account for September 17 House of Bishops meeting

Episcopal Church House of Bishops Fall 2011 meeting:
Daily Account for Saturday, September 17
(Provided by the Episcopal Church, Office of Public Affairs) 

The following Daily Account, issued by the Episcopal Church’s Office of Public Affairs, offers an overview of the second day of conversations and activities of the House of Bishops, which is meeting Sept. 15-20 in Quito, Ecuador. The following is an account of the activities for Saturday, September 17.

On Saturday, September 17, the members of the House of Bishops and the HOB Spouses/Partners group, which is meeting concurrently, visited various sites of mission and ministry in and beyond Quito.

One group traveled to the Episcopal Mission in Tulcan, located more than four hours outside of Quito, on the border between Ecuador and Colombia. While there, they conducted a prayer service at the bridge where people seeking refuge to cross, and they met Colombian refugees who have fled the violence and troubles in that country.

Another group traveled to an Episcopal Church in Ibarra, about three hours from Quito. The group met with clergy and parishioners and learned about the ministries sponsored by the church for the people in that area.  The church members talked about their ties with the Dioceses of Atlanta, Connecticut, New Jersey and the Cathedral in Indianapolis.

The third group visited a neighborhood in Quito, including an Episcopal church that hosts Colombian refugee events, a daycare, and a school.

The evening will provide an opportunity for bishops to gather with others in their Provinces for discussion and sharing.

Media Briefer for Saturday, September 17
Bishop Andrew Waldo, Diocese of Upper South Carolina

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