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Bishop Suffragan Search Process Comes to St. Mary’s

Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Paca Hall

Listening Sessions for the Bishop Suffragan Search

All members of St. Mary’s and from the Virginia Diocese are invited to attend.

The Search and Nominating Committee will be hosting Listening Sessions across the Diocese to gather people’s views about the desired characteristics for the second Bishop Suffragan.

Selected Virginia churches have lay representative on the Search Committee. Florence Dale is representing St. Mary’s.




In November 2017, the Annual Convention of the Diocese consented to the call from Bishop Shannon Johnston and the Standing Committee to elect a second Bishop Suffragan. The new Bishop will become the third member of an Episcopal team that includes Bishop Susan Goff, who also serves as a Suffragan.

Following are additional Listening Sessions scheduled so far:

Sunday, February 18, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.       Church TBD, Alexandria
Monday, February 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.       Church of Our Saviour, Charlottesville

Hunger Sunday

Thank you, again, for your generosity this Thanksgiving to bring in food and donations to feed the poor in our midst. St. Mary’s collected nearly 200 filled grocery bags of food for Samaritan, Doorways, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing and Arling Terrace View, Arlington Food Assistance Center and OAR.

If feeding the hungry is a ministry that speaks to you, there are ways to volunteer your time throughout the year. Pick up individual brochures at church, or download our Sharing Our Harvest article to learn how you can volunteer to help.

At the Nov. 19th  Adult Forum we heard from Daryl Wright of So Others Might Eat (SOME), Ned Leonard, who serves as St. Mary’s Outreach Coordinator, and the Va Episocal Region III leader for Stop Hunger Now, Sarah Hurst of Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN), Charles Meng of Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), and Donice Gilliland of St. Mary’s Outreach Ministry Chairperson.