U.S. Episcopal Official Ready to Visit Cape Cod Church

Chatham, Mass. (PRWEB) August 17, 2007

The Rev. Ian T. Douglas, a member of the Executive Council of the U.S. Episcopal Church, will deliver a guest sermon and take questions at a special African service Sept. 2 at St. Christopher’s Church.

The service, which is free and open to the public, begins at 10 a.m. at 625 Main St. Douglas hopes to raise awareness of the American church’s Millennium Development Goals, which strives to eradicate extreme poverty by 2015.

St. Christopher’s AIDS in Africa Committee is hosting the service, which will feature African drum music played by Issa Couliby of Providence, and African art. The service will use the Kenyan Book of Common Prayer.

The church’s AIDS in Africa Committee provides food, medical care, schooling and uniforms to more than 400 AIDS orphans in Kenya’s Kwiliba Parish.

Douglas is a passionate educator at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge. When not in the classroom he travels around the world promoting reconciliation in the Anglican Communion. The American church is a member of the communion.

He is a widely published author. His most recent book is “Understanding the Windsor Report: Two Leaders in the American Church Speak Across the Divide” with Paul Zahl.

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A Tribute to Late Cape Cod Minister

Yarmouthport, MA (PRWEB) October 1, 2006

The Rev. Nanette Geertz died of breast cancer in 2005.

But her legacy lives on with her book “Walking with Grief, a Healing Journey,” published by Healthsigns Center Inc. of Yarmouthport.

The book, which is illustrated by her good friend Anne Ierardi, is a moving portrait of a mother’s journey as she grieves for her daughter who died suddenly at age 19.

“This is a tribute to Nan,” says Ierardi, an artist and counselor who runs Healthsigns. “She was a wonderful woman who helped so many.”

Rev. Geertz served as associate pastor at the First Congregational Church in Falmouth and was director of Christian education at the First Church of Christ in Sandwich.

“What a magnificent blending of art and heart,” says Rabbi Earl A. Grollman of Boston, who has written several books on grieving. “Here is a direct line to the bereaved that will gently guide their heartbreak, encouraging them to live again.”

The book is available from Healthsigns. For more information, please contact Healthsigns at (508) 775-0700.

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