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Reverend Ted Staver Appointed Canon

Reverend Ted Staver Appointed Canon

PHOTO: Rebecca Willis The Reverend Ted Staver received appointment to the office of canon by Bishop Gene Savoy Jr. Rev. Staver received his letter of appointment on June 6, 2013, the day of Second Advent Pentecost. The role of canon in the Second Advent Church is to assist the head bishop in liturgical and administrative matters and to provide [...]

Joseph Asahi Roy Baptized into the Community

Joseph Asahi Roy Baptized into the Community

  PHOTO: Rebecca Willis   Joseph Asahi Roy, the son of Noriko and Robert Roy, was baptized into the Community of Light in a public service held at the Chapel of the Holy Child on Saturday, December 22, 2012. The Right Reverend Gene Savoy Jr. officiated the service assisted by the Right Reverend Sean Savoy. Godmother [...]

What’s Been Going on at the Sanctuary These Past Few Years?

What’s Been Going on at the Sanctuary These Past Few Years?

What has been going on at the Sanctuary these past few years? This is a question a number of nonresidents have been asking lately. Below is a list of 25 developments. They appear here in no particular order, just as they popped into the memory of resident caretaker Ted Staver and on to paper: 1. Removed all of the old equipment in front of [...]

Sanctuary Water Project: Phase 2 Nears Completion

Sanctuary Water Project: Phase 2 Nears Completion

After approximately 10 months of hard work and planning, Phase 2 of the Sanctuary Water Project is nearly completed. After completing Phase 1 of the water project, the Church’s Building Department first needed to design and build a lift pump, or booster pump, station that would lift the water from the Argonaut well up the hills to the [...]

Sanctuary Water Project Progress: A Report

Sanctuary Water Project Progress: A Report

  Since March 2011, the water project at the Red Rock Consecrated Sanctuary has made significant progress. The importance of this five-year project cannot be overlooked. Once it is completed, development of our Sanctuary can begin in earnest and with much greater potential—putting 17 million gallons of water annually to beneficial [...]

Water Project Readies Sanctuary for Future Growth

Water Project Readies Sanctuary for Future Growth

Developments in the water project at Red Rock Consecrated Sanctuary made over the past two years are finally coming to culmination in the summer of 2011. Financial contributions of Community members toward the improvements for water distribution at the Sanctuary have enabled The Community in Reno to do something quite unique for future growth. Not [...]

Saturday Message, March 13, 2010

Saturday Message, March 13, 2010

A summary of the message delivered from the pulpit by Bishop Gene Savoy Jr. on Saturday March 13, 2010, follows: "It has been an interesting week, one in which, I hope, we have learned to love and see one another better. I would like to address a few points this morning, if I may. "I have heard a phrase used in this Community for many years [...]

Saturday Message March 6, 2010

Saturday Message March 6, 2010

The homily delivered by Bishop Gene Savoy Jr on March 6, 2010 dealt with some recent unfortunate occurrences as well as upcoming events, and held suggestions for approaching them. The transcript of his message follows:         Good morning! Well, it’s been an interesting week for all of us; a week in which, I hope, we have [...]

Christmas Message December 25, 2009

Christmas Message December 25, 2009

On Friday December 25, 2009, Bishop Gene Savoy Jr. delivered a Christmas message during the traditional holiday Communion of Fellowship Service at the Chapel of the Holy Child. A slightly edited version of the message is provided here: Good morning and Merry Christmas! Those of us gathered together in this Chapel dedicated to the service of [...]

Church of New Philadelphia Reconsecrated

Church of New Philadelphia Reconsecrated

The open-air Church of New Philadelphia was reconsecrated on Sunday September 13, 2009, by Head bishop Gene Savoy Jr and Bishop Sean Savoy. The consecration ceremony immediately preceded the Communion Service performed there by the Reverend Ted Staver, newly appointed rector of the Church of New Philadelphia.

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