Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis San Diego congregation celebrates Congolese family’s reunion with father as asylum case looms Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Immigration, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI By David PaulsenPosted Aug 26, 2019 Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Refugees Migration & Resettlement Constantin Bakala is reunited with his wife and seven children at San Diego International Airport in California on Aug. 19. Photo: Marc L. Lieberman[Episcopal News Service] A Congolese asylum-seeker who had been separated on the U.S. border from his wife and seven children and held in federal detention for nearly two years reunited with his family last week in California. On Aug. 25 they celebrated his release with the Episcopal congregation that has rallied behind Constantin Bakala and his family.“The joy that I feel right now, I have no words for it,” Bakala said in French, according to a KPBS report on the Sunday afternoon celebration at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in San Diego.Bakala and his family still could be sent back to their native Congo, which they fled under threat of persecution and violence. But for now, they are rejoicing that Bakala was granted parole and released to await the outcome of the case with the rest of his family.Until last week, his wife and children hadn’t seen Bakala since November 2017, when the family arrived in Tijuana, Mexico, and requested asylum at the border, as prescribed by U.S. law. Bakala’s wife, Annie Bwetu Kapongo, was required to wear an ankle monitor so she could be released with her children while their cases were pending, but Bakala was detained and held at a series of immigration facilities.As the family kept in contact with Bakala by phone, Kapongo and the children were welcomed at St. Luke’s. Some of the children, ages 6 to 17, began serving as acolytes and singing in the choir, the Rev. Colin Mathewson, the vicar, told Episcopal News Service in March. The congregation, which he co-pastors with his wife, the Rev. Laurel Mathewson, is a mix of native-born Americans, Sudanese immigrant families and newer Congolese refugees.Bakala had been aligned with an opposition political party that promoted democratic reforms in Congo, where government security forces are accused of abuses against civilians amid a growing humanitarian crisis. Bakala fears he will be killed if he is sent back, Colin Mathewson said.The congregation rejoiced with the family in March when Bakala won a stay of deportation while federal officials considered a request to reopen his asylum case. The congregation cheered again after Bakala arrived Aug. 19 at San Diego International Airport and hugged his wife and children for the first time in 20 months.His daughter, Marie Louise Bakala, told KGTV it was a wish come true to have him back in time for her 18th birthday next month.“I am really grateful to God and to all those people who are helping me and my family to be together,” she said.With the asylum case moved to California, the family is waiting for a trial date, KGTV reported.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Bath, NC
As winter still chills the bones, spring seed catalogs are warming mailboxeseverywhere. Mixed with offers of amazing azaleas and zippy zinnias are more unusual items:bugs. Good bugs. Earthworms, ladybugs and nematodes. Why buy bugs from a catalog? “People buying predators such as lady beetles are often disappointed,” saidBeverly Sparks, a University of Georgia Extension Service entomologist. “They buy them and release them in their garden area,” she said. “And whenthey go back in 30 minutes the beetles are dispersed.” The problem is not getting these beneficial creatures into your garden. It’sgetting them to stay put. “We recommend that people observe their garden and see if they have theinsects there,” Sparks said. “Then preserve them. Don’t buy them and bring them in.” But the beneficial bug game is a real “Catch-22.” “It’s a trick,” Sparks said. “They’re predators, so insects have to be around orthe beneficial ones will leave.” If you don’t have bad bugs, you probably won’t have good bugs either. If you have sprayed for insects using a lingering insecticide, you will also killyour beneficial insects. Beneficial insects such as lady beetles are easy to spot. Nematodes, on the otherhand, are much harder. “There are plant-parasitic nematodes and insect-parasitic nematodes,” Sparkssaid. “You won’t necessarily see the nematodes themselves but can see evidence ofthem.” If you closely examine bodies of dead insects found in the soil, you may see thetiny parasitic nematodes. “One problem with buying nematodes to use in your garden is that they attackmost soil-dwelling insects whether they’re beneficial bugs or pests,” Sparks said. You can test for an abundance of earthworms by digging through the soil. Youshould find either the worms themselves or the channels they dig. If you have goodsoil, you’ll have earthworms. If you don’t have good soil, earthworms won’t stay evenif you put them there. To keep your natural supply of beneficial insects, remember that they need asupply of pests to feed on. “If they don’t have a ready food supply, lady beetles will fly away,” Sparkssaid. “Nematodes naturally occur in the soil and can’t move great distances as ladybeetles do.” If you have pests in your garden, the area will attract beneficial insectsnaturally. Bringing in the insects when the pests aren’t there for the predators to feedon won’t be much help.
The 32 year old Limerick fighter will face KeAndrae Leatherwood in an 8 round middleweight contest at Madison square Gardens.Michael Conlan fights in New York the night before with all these bouts building up to the World title fight of Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs.
And most importantly, congratulations to the MVRHS Class of 2020. We have enjoyed our time with you these past 4 years, we will miss you and we look forward to seeing the impact you make in our world.Sara Dingledy, PrincipalNoelle Warburton – Administrative AssistantAmy Lilavois – Class of 2020 AdvisorMatt Malowski – Class of 2020 Advisor To the Editor: The MVRHS Class of 2020 has graduated. On Sunday, July 26, 155 students walked across a stage and received their diplomas. Over 200 cars seated with family members watched on a giant LED screen while their graduates, wearing caps and gowns, sat in chairs placed 6 feet apart and family members near and far live-streamed the event. In the spring, an overwhelming majority of students had expressed their want for an in-person graduation. We weren’t sure it could happen but we were determined to try. After four months of monitoring the state’s shifting health and safety guidelines, an immense amount of anxiety and patience on the part of everyone involved, and an incredible community effort, we pulled it off. The graduating class and their families participated in a one of a kind, in-person, socially-distanced, memorable event that will not soon be forgotten.None of this would have been possible without the support and generosity of so many Island individuals and organizations. To the West Tisbury Select Board — thank you for approving this event without a blink of an eye; to Omar Johnson and the West Tisbury Board of Health and to the West Tisbury Police Department — we thank you for your guidance and patience with our planning; to Kristina West and Chris Lyons of the MV Agricultural Society — thank you for your flexibility and your guidance working with a group of educators who have never before parked cars or organized an event of this size; to the abutting neighbors of the Ag Hall — thank you for the permission to hold this event; MVTV — thank you for editing the video tribute, filming the event to be live streamed for those who couldn’t attend and for volunteering all of your time; to Charlie Esposito for his calming presence and his expertise in all areas technical; Maria Thibodeau, Chris Baer, and Kate Hennigan for capturing the moment on film and video; to MV United Soccer, Point B Realty, Amy Upton and Corona Stompers, MV Social Justice Leadership Foundation, MVCS, MV Youth Task Force, Johnny Cupcakes, Patti Leighton and MV Bank, the parents of the Class of 2020 and countless other generous individuals, thank you for donating time and money to support our students.
Former Kootenay Wildcats sniper Daley Oddy scored once as Team B.C. shocked Alberta 2-1 at the National Women’s Under-18 Championship in in Saguenay, Que.The win was the first for Team B.C. in years at the in Under-18 tournament.After Cassidy Hendricks (North Vancouver, B.C.) stoned Team Alberta during the opening frame, Oddy gave B.C. a 1-0 advantage five minutes into the second frame.Stephanie Schaupmeyer (Kelowna, B.C.) made it 2-0 late in the period.The lead held up until the final minutes of the game when Alberta cut the B.C. lead to a single goal by Eden Murray (Medicine Hat, Alta.)Aimee DiBella of Nelson and goalie Kimberley Newell, who plays for the Kootenay Ice of the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League, are also on Team B.C.DiBella is a member of the Okanagan Hockey Academy.Team B.C. faces another tough opponent as defending gold medallists Ontario Red takes to the ice at 2 p.m. PDT.Alberta plays again at 7 am. PDT against Manitoba.Ontario Red, tied with Team B.C. for the Group A division lead, opened the tournament by dumping Manitoba 8-2.Catch all the action live at www.hockeycanada.fasthockey.com
The Nelson Leafs are making believers out of the few fans that picked them to win against Beaver Valley in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff pool.J.J. Beitel’s goal 6:20 into overtime sparked the Leafs 2-1 Murdoch Division Semi Final victory before 550-plus fans Monday night at the NDCC Arena.The Leafs, losers of seven straight to conclude the regular season, now lead the best-of-seven KIJHL playoff series 2-1 with game four set for Tuesday right back in Nelson.“Linden (Horswill) came down curled back, made a nice pass I just shot it on net hoping maybe (Connor Gross) Grosser could deflect it,” Beitel said after being mobbed following the OT winner by his Leaf teammates at center ice.“I definitely wasn’t expecting anything to come of it or the puck to go in.”Beitel’s shot from the point somehow squeaked through the pads of Hawks netminder Jarrod Schamerhorn, who up until that point in the game had been almost unbeatable between the pipes.“(Schamerhorn) is a big guy,” Beitel added. “He’s good down low and kicks out those rebounds out front so we’ve got to just keep shooting and maybe something will go in.”After a scoreless first period Beaver Valley took a 1-0 when Dallas Calvin drilled a cross-ice saucer pass past Nelson goalie Brett Soles.The goal by the Hawks leading scorer appeared to be all the visitors would need with Schamerhorn in net.But a smart play by Leaf defenceman Kyler Wilkinson found Colton Schell beside the Beaver Valley net and the Leaf captain buried a high shot past Schamerhorn to tie the game midway through the third period.“It’s disappointing to lose because we had just some terrific effort from players tonight,” Hawks head coach Terry Jones lamented.“Unfortunately you can’t take shifts off and that’s what happened (in the overtime).”Nelson out shot the Hawks in the game 35-22, including an 11-4 margin in the third to make a winner out of Soles.Special teams took the night off for both teams as Nelson went 0-for-4 on the power play while Beaver Valley was scoreless in three attempts.“I expected this to be a long series,” Jones said when asked after beating the Leafs the last four games of the regular season would the Hawks in in a walk. “Especially if we gave them a little bit of light, which we did in that first game (won 6-1 by Nelson).“I thought we played pretty well tonight but (Nelson) made a great play to tie it up and another great play to score the winner so I give them full marks for the win tonight.”Start of game delayedThe start of Monday’s game in Nelson was delayed 25 minutes after one of the Hawks players shattered the glass with a puck during warm up.NDCC rink attendants worked quickly to insert the new glass at the north end of the arena.Leafs lose Nickel to injuryNelson forward Greg Nickel was helped from the ice after colliding heavily with the boards while chasing down the puck in the Beaver Valley end.The Williams Lake native was seen leaving the rink using crutches.A few of the Hawks, including forward Dan Hollands, also let the ice after blocking shots. But all the Beaver Valley players returned to finish the game.Braves rally to knock off Rebels in overtimeAfter out scoring the Spokane Braves 18-1 in the first two games of the Murdoch Semi Final, the Castlegar Rebels offence took the night off.The result allowed the Braves to steal a 2-1 overtime victory Monday in Spokane to pull to within one game in the best-of-seven series.Dylan Tappe scored on the power play with 38 seconds remaining in the first overtime period to give the Braves life in the series.Castlegar entered the game unbeated in 10 games dating back to the regular season.Game four goes Tuesday in Spokane.Coleman Macdonald for Spokane and Jamie Vlanich for Castlegar scored in the second period.Matt Zenzola stopped 50 of 51 shots to register the win in goal.
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks regained home-ice advantage in the Murdoch Division Semi Final against the Nelson Leafs Monday night at the NDCC Arena.Beaver Valley scored five times in the third period to post a 5-2 to Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Green and White before a crowd of more than 500 fans.The Hawks take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series with game four Tuesday in Nelson.Puck drop is 7 p.m.Nelson appeared poised to ride a first period goal by Dylan Williamson to the series lead after scoring the all-important road victory — 5-4 in overtime — Saturday in Fruitvale.Williamson, a marked man on the Leafs roster all night, opened the scoring in the first period.The speedy winger took a pass at the blueline before speeding past the Beaver Valley defence and depositing a backhand shot past netminder Carsen Schamerhorn. Nelson missed a great opportunity in the second period when Reid Anderson was whistled for a five-minute major for boarding.However, the Leafs failed to increase their lead as Schamerhorn came up big in the Beaver Valley nets.The opportunity cost the Leafs in the third as the game quickly changed in favour of the Hawks.Spencer McLean and Taylor Stafford, his first of two in the game, scored 73 seconds apart to turn a deficit into a lead for the visitors.Beaver Valley kept the pressure on the Leafs scoring two power play goals 12 seconds apart by Andrew Miller and Mitch Foyle.Nelson cut the margin to 4-2 when Brendan Smith scored.But Stafford ended any comeback with his second goal, also on the power play, in the final minutes of the game as the Hawks out shot Nelson 15-9 in the third period.Nelson ended the game with a 31-29 advantage in shots thanks in part to a 16-9 margin in the second frame.Schamerhorn registered the win, while Jason Mailhoit took the loss in goal after a stellar performance Saturday in Fruitvale.BLUELINES: The Leafs dressed 16 players and two goalies, including three from the Kootenay Ice of the BC Major Midget Hockey League — netminder Jason Mailhoit, forward Tanner Costa and Aigne McGead-Bruce. Hawks had a full roster of 20 players. . . . Leaf defenceman Darnel St. Pierre served the second game of his two-game suspension for check-to-head hits. St. Pierre will be a welcome edition to the Leaf blueline, that saw Nelson move forward Blair Andrews back to bolster the defensive core. . . . Before the game Nelson Leaf president Larry Martel presented Bill McDonell and Denis Kleine with a cheque for $500 in support of the purchase of the “Man in Motion” bronze sculpture located at the NDCC entrance. A replica is on display in the Nelson Leafs cabinet next to the Sound Booth. . . . In Spokane, Castlegar scored twice in the third period to edge the Braves 2-1 and grab a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Murdoch semi. Yannis Soukas, on the power play, and Darren Medeiros scored for the Rebels. Game four is Tuesday in Spokane.
With a 12-race card awaiting punters on Sunday, the popular 20 cent minimum Golden Pick Six will begin with race seven, which is scheduled to be run at approximately 4:02 p.m. PDT. There were 44 winning tickets worth $4,035.84 on Saturday. With 12 races carded, there is a special first post time on Sunday at Golden Gate of 12:45 p.m. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit goldengatefields.com. POPULAR 20 CENT MINIMUM WAGER WILL BEGIN WITH SUNDAY’S 7TH RACE AS HALF OF SUNDAY’S GOLDEN PICK SIX WILL BE CONTESTED ON TURF ALBANY, CALIF. – A massive total Golden Pick 6 Jackpot pool of more than $4 million is expected to be up for grabs tomorrow, closing day at Golden Gate Fields. With more than $1.4 million dollars “rolled over” to Sunday, track officials expect there will easily be more than $2.6 million dollars in “new money” wagered tomorrow, as there will be a mandatory payout with all monies distributed.