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Remembering a Holy Terror, and other teachers

by the Ven. Mimsy Jones

 

As another school year gets underway, I am remembering teachers who formed as well as informed me, beginning with my eleventh grade English teacher whose name was Miss McGing but was known to us students as the Holy Terror.

 

Short and stocky, with the zeal of a prize-fighter, Miss McGing taught English with a fiery passion.

Grace on 9/11

by the Rev. Buddy Stallings

 

Tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of the events now forever known simply as 9/11. Anyone, who is at least thirty years old, remembers where he/she was that day. Living in San Francisco and an inveterate early riser even then, I was just waking as a friend called to say, “Have you turned on the television?”

This week’s e-Pistle

The e-Pistle is Calvary’s weekly e-newsletter where you can learn of news, events, and ways to serve through Calvary Episcopal Church. Subscribe here.

Tumbling Lessons

by the Rev. Scott Walters

 

Here’s the way it happened. True story. We were carrying 2x4s and buckets of nails and scraps of tin down a zig-zagging path into a ravine in Pokot country far out in the Kenyan bush. The plan was to extend a dam to capture more rainwater, which would help both people and livestock

Calvary calls new associate rector

I am pleased to announce that the Reverend Katherine Bush has accepted a call to serve as associate rector at Calvary. Her first Sunday will be Oct. 24. At the end of a five-month national search process, one which actually resulted in applicants from as far away as Pakistan, the priest

The ‘Dangerous’ Road

by the Ven. Mimsy Jones

 

Come forth into the light of things,
Let Nature be your teacher.
    “The Tables Turned” by William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

 

Near the house where I stay in Maine, there is a tree-lined dirt road that winds up, down, and around the bay below.  The road is barely wide enough for two oncoming cars to scoot past each

A Holy Scrap

by the Rev. Scott Walters

 

Had you been walking down West Third Street in Dayton, Ohio in the late 1800s, the shouts and curses spilling from the upper floor of a bicycle shop may have stopped you in your tracks. Two brothers worked in the space, and, as you may know, there are siblings who have learned to

Calvary Choirs travel to St. Alban’s Cathedral in 2022

And you are invited! |  July 10-18, 2022

This is a trip like no other. In addition to simply being able to travel again to see some wonderful sights in England, the experience that touches your innermost being is the participation in the regular rhythm of sung services. The Calvary Choir will carry on the tradition of sung services perpetuated

Buddy Stallings becomes Priest Associate

Buddy Stallings would be the first to tell you that he came to know Calvary through his late and beloved husband, Molitor Ford. But he came to love Calvary for himself enough to serve as interim rector in 2016-2017 after retiring as rector of St Bart’s Church in New York. I’m so pleased to announce that Buddy cannot quite,

Parking Update

Due to ownership changing hands, the parking lot across 2nd street from Calvary does not belong to the company that leases Calvary’s parking lot. If you park in this lot, you will need to pay for parking or your car might be ticketed and/or booted.

On Sunday mornings, free parking is available in the Best Park lot directly behind the church adjacent