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Youth & Family News

Youth & Family News

Religious studies for the youth of The Church will commence in September. The young people will be divided into two groups—e.g., primary and high school—and classes will be taught by the Right Reverend Gene Savoy Jr. on weekends. Also during the spring, acolyte Amanda Marie Walters continued her work as chairperson of the Nevada Youth [...]

Building Projects at the Sanctuary

Building Projects at the Sanctuary

During the fall, workers at Red Rock Consecrated Sanctuary installed a small mobile home with wiring and plumbing hook-ups as an additional residence. Located northeast of the chapter house, residence of the Right Reverend Reano Castell and the  Reverend Ted Staver, the new facility will house the Reverend Michael McIntyre, who has been actively [...]

Order of Matriarchs Established

Order of Matriarchs Established

On April 4, 2009, during the Saturday evening Pannuches meal rite observed in the Chapel of the Holy Child, the Right Reverend Ileana Isfan was appointed First Matriarch of the Order of the Holy Child. Following the reading of the "Act of Formation Establishing the Matriarchal Order," read by the Right Reverend Sean Savoy, the Right Reverend [...]

Sacred Oversee Meets on Sanctuary Water

Sacred Oversee Meets on Sanctuary Water

A special meeting of the Sacred Oversee of the International Community of Christ, Church of the Second Advent, was held on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, in the chambers of the Sacred Oversee, to discuss future development at the Red Rock Consecrated Sanctuary, especially as that development relates to availability of water and water rights. As the [...]

Traditional Easter Cycle Observed

Traditional Easter Cycle Observed

On Thursday evening, April 9, 2009, Holy Thursday was observed with a communion service and homily in the Chapel of the Holy Child. Officiating was the head bishop, the Right Reverend Gene Savoy Jr., assisted by the cardinal bishop, the Right Reverend Sean Savoy. Traditional Easter Sunday was observed with a Sunrise Divine Service at the [...]

New Editions of Two ICC Primers Published

New Editions of Two ICC Primers Published

In April, the International Community of Christ issued new editions of The Essaei Document and Project X.

William Bartlett Receives First-Degree Ordination

William Bartlett Receives First-Degree Ordination

On Saturday morning, April 4, 2009, a Rite of First-Degree Ordination as an Initiate of the Order of the Holy Child was held for the Reverend Dr. William Bartlett in the head bishop’s chambers. Officiating was the Right Reverend Gene Savoy Jr. and the Right Reverend Sean Savoy. Assisting was the Reverend Deacon Rhys Andrews. Following the [...]

Japanese Mission Up and Running

Japanese Mission Up and Running

The Community’s mission in Japan, led by Bishop Yukinori Matsushita, continues to work and function on a regular basis with sunrise services, meetings, classes, and public outreach offerings. Bishop Matsushita is also translating many of the books of The Church into Japanese. Meanwhile, Jamil, Child of Light: Messenger of God is also being [...]

Claudia Grady Becomes U.S. Citizen

Claudia Grady Becomes U.S. Citizen

Consociate Claudia Grady, wife of Deacon Shane Grady, became a naturalized American citizen this spring in a ceremony held in Reno. Claudia, originally from Mexico, and Shane have a daughter, Kendra Jane, who was baptized in The Church in April 2008.

New Students Join The Academy

New Students Join The Academy

During the spring three young men of The Church began studies in the Academy program. These included Gary Huss Jr., Matthew Madonna, and Ryan Anderson. Both Gary and Matthew are well known to The Community, as they both grew up in the Church in Reno. Gary is the son of the Reverend Gary Huss Sr., and Matthew is the son of the Reverend Michael [...]

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