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cal Seminary and begins in August 2016. “It has been a process,” says David, “but I feel like I’m able to listen to God, have conversations with God, and follow what He has been calling me to do.” Nadine supports his calling, but, being a mother, is also concerned. “The move will have a large impact on our financial life. I’m worried about providing the sports and extra activities that we have been able to allow our children to do. Samantha dances ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical and hip hop, along with playing the piano and being a Girl Scout. Reagan also dances tap, ballet and lyrical. Ethan and James do karate.” Nadine currently supervises the nursery at St. Hilary; under her purview, it’s become a colorful, happy place for the church’s little ones. “My goal with this Ministry was to allow churchgoers to focus on worship rather than worrying about their children. To give both a warm and welcoming feeling to the parents, and also make the children comfortable as new visitors.” David believes there are two tracks for those sharing their Faith. The first is more traditional, and based on a bricks-andmortar, geographic location. The second, parallel track is non-traditional and draws together a worshipping community in a location like a coffee shop. He believes a coffee shop ministry, built as a retail coffee shop, would attract this new group. As they face the unknown, it is faith that sustains the Wyly’s on their spiritual journey. They have yet to find housing in Northern Virginia, and Nadine is unsure if and where she will find work. “We’ve realized that there are things we cannot control,” says David. “We’ve learned to let go and trust in God’s time, and to have faith.” X The Wyly’s sending church is collecting donations for seminary. At St. Hilary’s Episcopal Church, 5011 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901 11


Leaders Making a Difference By The Rev. Canon John Palarine Canon for Program & Youth PARRISH - Four youth and two adults formed a team to help the Episcopal Diocese of Utah create their first New Beginnings on May 13-15, 2016. It was a great weekend. Our youth are sharing God’s love and New Beginnings across the borders and making a difference in the world. Our Diocese also helped Diocese of Central Florida restart their Happening program with a team of nine youths and two adults from this Diocese this past April. We rejoice in the many teen leaders that we have in this Diocese and how they share the Good News of Christ. We also will be sending 3 youth and two adults to the National Happening Leadership Conference, July 7-10, 2016 at Camp Weed in the Diocese of Florida. Both of these programs touch lives and raise up leaders for our church, community and the world. The next New Beginnings is Nov. 11-

From left, The Rev. Canon Palarine in front of the Salt Lake City Cathedral, with Carly Fronckowiak, Donald White, Katie Arp and Devon Shank. First row, Morgan Toth with Cathedral Dean Rick Lawson.

13 and Happening is December 2-4, 2016. Don’t miss this opportunity for young people in your congregation. X See page 32 for full calendar of youth events in the Diocese. Questions? Ideas? Contact The Rev. John Palarine at 941556-0315 or

Brazil Missioner in Ponce With Karen Carroll

Rachel Schnabel, diocesan missioner in Brazil, was in Ponce, Puerto Rico in May to attend the Global Episcopal Mission Conference. She is a former DaySpring camp counselor. At center is Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Karen Carroll of our Dominican Development Group.

June 2016 Southern Cross  

The Summer 2016 Edition features Ordinations, Seminarian Dave Wyly, The Rev. Matthew McDuffie, sermon from The Rev. Dee Anne de Montmollin,...

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