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Bishop Gene Savoy Jr Appointed MLK Chair

Bishop Gene Savoy Jr Appointed MLK Chair

On December 22, 2009, the Reverend Onie Cooper announced that he was stepping down as chair of the Northern Nevada Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Committee after decades of service. In the same letter that he made this announcement to all members of the Martin Luther King Jr Committee, Rev. Cooper named Bishop Gene Savoy Jr. to be his successor. [...]

Celebration of a New Ministry

Celebration of a New Ministry

The members of St. Catherine of Siena Episcopal Church invited the general public to attend the installation of the Rev. Laurie Chappelle as their first rector. The service was performed by the Rt. Rev. Dan Edwardson Sunday November 22, 2009. Bishop Gene Savoy Jr. attended the service in company with other clergy active in the interfaith [...]

Shabbat Celebration Attended

Shabbat Celebration Attended

The installation of Rabbi Teri Appleby as rabbi of Temple Sinai in Reno on Friday November 13, 2009, was accompanied by a Shabbat of celebration in her honor. Bishop Gene Savoy Jr. attended the service and reception that followed.

LDS Stake Conference Held in Reno

LDS Stake Conference Held in Reno

Between five hundred and six hundred people gathered at the LDS Reno Stake Center on November 15, 2009, to attend the session naming the new president of the Reno Nevada  Stake and formally releasing Dr. Clair Earl from that position, which he had held for the past ten years. A new president was named (Dave Challis), together with his First [...]

Carmelite Sisters Hold Open House

Carmelite Sisters Hold Open House

Carmel of Reno’s 31st Annual Print Shop Open House on November 8, 2009, was attended this year by the Reverend Deacon Rhys Andrews, who conveyed greetings from the Church to the Sisters of Carmel and made a small purchase of their beautiful greeting cards. The Carmelite Monastery is located nearly across the street from Bishopstead on Mount [...]

New Film “Eat the Sun” Screened by the Community

New Film “Eat the Sun” Screened by the Community

A special screening of Peter Sorcher’s feature-length documentary film Eat the Sun took place at the Rectory-Abbey for Community members on Sunday January 3, 2010. Mr. Sorcher and his film crew visited the Sanctuary a few years ago and conducted interviews with several Community members over a period of a few days as well as filmed parts of the [...]

Epiphany Eve Banquet

Epiphany Eve Banquet

The traditional Epiphany eve banquet took place at the Rectory-Abbey on Tuesday  January 5, 2010. Members of The Community and their families were invited to attend this special occasion as guests of the head bishop. A sumptuous meal was created by resident chef Francine Petrovich and helpers. The evening included a visit from a gift-laden Santa [...]

Children’s Tea and Blessing

Children’s Tea and Blessing

The children’s tea and blessing took place at the Rectory-Abbey on Saturday January 2, 2010. Children of The Community, their parents, and members of the congregation were invited to attend this special occasion, which included the breaking of the piñata and other festivities for the children.

Tuba Christmas

Tuba Christmas

On Saturday December 5, 2009, The Church’s musical director, the Reverend Gary Buchanan conducted the "Tuba Christmas" celebration at the Wilbur D. May Museum at Rancho San Raphael Park for the fifth year running.

Theresa Andronis Memorial

Theresa Andronis Memorial

The Reverend Deaconess Theresa Andronis passed into the Light on December 25, 2009, at the age of 75. Her five children from the Chicago area arrived in Reno a few days later to attend her memorial service and put her estate in order. Theresa’s children attended an anointing of her remains on December 31 and the memorial rite held to honor her [...]

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