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3 simple tricks I’m using to build my £1m ISA in this market crash

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Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. When people ask me how to build a £1m ISA, I tell them the truth. It’s really not that hard. With a long enough road and dedicated investing principles, it’s perfectly possible.Adding extra money into your Stocks and Shares ISA every month is like putting a jet engine under your capital. But chucking a lump sum into a savings account or a Cash ISA? That’s like wandering down a runway flapping your arms and expecting to fly.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…You have an unprecedented opportunity in front of you right now. Asset prices have taken a huge beating in this stock market crash. And so it’s likely you’ll make the biggest investing gains of your life from the best buys you make now.These are my three tips to make yourself an ISA millionaire.1: Stay the courseMost people don’t become ISA millionaires because they can’t stick it out. They get itchy trigger fingers. They invest more than they can truly afford, and end up needing to dip into their ISA to pay bills.However, if you get the basics right, compound gains are what really get your money motoring. I’m talking of course about buying shares in strong FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies. Reinvest the dividends to grow your portfolio instead of taking those payouts as income.I’ve picked up FTSE 100 bargains in hefty dividend payers like Royal Dutch Shell, Legal & General, and GlaxoSmithKline. These are the ones that will pay me back many times over the next two decades.2: Buy undervaluedGood companies can trade at low prices when the market is in turmoil. Investors can profit from this situation by identifying quality businesses that will recover most strongly when life returns to normal.The epic global threat of the coronavirus has hammered even the best share prices, and we face an uncertain short-term future. But even the most pessimistic predictions see stock markets back on track within three to five years.Investors who put money into the market in the depths of the last financial crisis would be sitting on a pretty penny today.And even if we have to live through a bear market for a while, the most likely outcome is that share prices will recover. It happened after the dotcom bubble burst in 2000. It happened after the credit crisis of 2007–09. No one can tell the future, but history tells us it is very likely to happen again.3: Keep it regularThere’s a simple principle I use called pound-cost averaging. Like most financial jargon it might sound complicated but it is easy, and anyone can do it.I’m lucky to be paid decently well in my chosen career as a financial journalist and copywriter. I put a proportion of my monthly income into my Stocks and Shares ISA every month. When my available funds hit a certain level, I buy into my favourite long-term shares.Because I’m investing regularly, I’m paying less when the market is down, even if I pay more when the market is up.At an annual return rate of 7%, over 20 years, you can start with nothing, nada, zip, but invest the maximum £20,000 a year into a Stocks and Shares ISA, and still come out the other side with more than a million quid. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Stock market rally: I reckon today’s update is making this FTSE share leap higher

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Enter Your Email Address Groundworks and geotechnical specialist Keller (LSE: KLR) shot higher today on the release of a positive trading update. As I write, the shares are up around 10%, adding to the general stock market rally we are seeing.It’s music to the ears of every shareholder. Trading has been better than the directors’ expectations and nowhere near as poor through the coronavirus crisis as many feared.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Participating in the stock market rallyThe update covers trading in 2020 so far, and it’s good news. I last reported on Keller on 23 April when the firm issued an earlier update. Back then, the company said first-quarter trading had been better than expectations but Covid-19 affected operations during the second half of March.The share price drifted a little higher over the weeks following, but investors needed to know more about how things were going. And today, we learn that trading through the second quarter has been “resilient.”  The directors said the pandemic has not affected operations as much as they previously anticipated.Keller operates in many countries around the world and there have been regional variations. But overall, “the vast majority” of sites where the company is working have remained open. Meanwhile, the shareholder dividend relating to last year has been on hold. But today, the directors announced it “both prudent and appropriate” to maintain the full-year dividend at the prior year’s level. So that’s a payment of 35.9p in total for 2019.To add context, it reckons the decision reflects the ongoing financial strength of the company, along with its “significant” liquidity position, and trading during the first half of the year. On top of that, the directors have confidence in the longer-term performance of the business.An impressive dividend recordAnd Keller’s record on dividends is impressive. Today’s decision continues the progression of the payment to shareholders. It’s been maintained annually or increased every year since 1994. The company operates in a cyclical sector. But I think the dividend performance underlines how well the firm has been growing too.With the shares at 690p, the historical dividend yield is just above 5%, which strikes me as being attractive given the long record of dividend growth. However, the directors have postponed the decision about the 2020 interim dividend. They will not deliver their verdict about the payment in August with the results, but will defer reviewing the situation until later in the year.Looking ahead, the directors said in the update they are “cognisant” of the potential impact of an economic slowdown on construction markets. Weaker economies could affect the “volume and quality” of the order book in the fourth quarter and beyond. So, they are not offering any guidance on earnings, in common with many other firms right now. Naturally, though, the directors remain “confident” in the medium-term prospects for the company’s key markets.I reckon Keller is well placed in the niche it serves and the firm tends to surprise to the upside. On balance, I think the FTSE SmallCap company’s shares are attractive now. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Kevin Godbold owns shares in Keller Group. 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Liturgy for blessing same-sex relationships begins provisional use

first_img Rector Collierville, TN By Sharon SheridanPosted Dec 3, 2012 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Jane Bryson says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA Laurie Eiserloh says: Rector Bath, NC December 3, 2012 at 12:47 pm Somehow missed sending the link. It is at: December 5, 2012 at 10:36 am I respectfully suggest that the clergy get out of the business of acting as agents of the state. All marriages would have to be civil, and the issues surrounding who is qualified to be married would remain in the public domain. No one would be deprived of equal treatment. I would personally prefer to call same-gender couples a civil union rather than a marriage.Parishes or Dioceses could make their own decision on what marriages or unions they would like to bless.I would note that in an environment where the church blesses pets, houses, and so forth, it is incongruous not to bless people, whether is for a birthday, anniversary, or a civil union. Mellicent Wishau says: Human Sexuality, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis March 18, 2013 at 11:57 am It’s nice to know that at least PART of Illinois is going to follow the General Convention Resolution A049 that was passed with a 3 to 1 margin. December 13, 2012 at 6:48 am A few thoughts from the orthodox side –1. the rubrics of the BCP have the weight of Canon Law. they define marriage as between one man and one woman.2. A least 17 books of the Bible directly or indirectly define marriage as one man one woman. AndThis includes what Jesus said and did. What else is the wedding at Cana story all about?3. It ought to make us stop and think when about 80 percent of the Anglican Communion does not allow same gender marriage or blessings. December 3, 2012 at 12:48 pm well, why won’t it send? Trying again: http://www.epicenter.org/unity/ December 4, 2012 at 4:01 am I think there is a long needed discussion of the meaning of marriage between a man and a woman that currently includes being open to the pain of childbirth, care of children in marriage, sacrifices made by both, the necessity for both partners to work, the education of children for the Kingdom. As communities change to incorporate couples who may not have to fully face these issues, (which have biblical consequences involving procreation and family life) might there be a way for a new definition to serve the community as well? Do we need to redefine marriage itself? What does the Bible say? We used to believe that marriage was related to the union of man and woman with Christ and the ultimate reason was for bearing children for the kingdom. Sexual pleasure was the means to an end. We may need a new definition of marriage itself at this point in time to include the ways we serve the community as partners in marriage. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Emmetri Monica Beane says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ruth Meyers says: The Rev. Judith Jones, Vicar says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Jeff Allison says: December 5, 2012 at 9:38 pm The liturgy is intended for a church blessing, not necessarily for a civil union or marriage. The commission’s report to the 2012 General Convention includes a section on the church’s canon law and the laws of the state. The chancellors who studied this matter concluded that the First Amendment would permit clergy to offer the church’s blessing to a couple in any state, provided the clergy person was not also claiming to be marrying that couple. (You can find that report in the Blue Book on the 2012 General Convention website; it will be in the published resource as well.)Ruth MeyersChair, Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music Nancy Bracey says: December 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm How beautiful this is. May it be available in every parish. It is right and just! Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET General Convention, Comments are closed. Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME David Handy says: December 3, 2012 at 3:34 pm To be perfectly honest, I have a hard time understanding the difference between the committed relationship of gay men or lesbians and the committed relationship of a man and a woman, which we call matrimony. No one has adequately explained this distinction for me. When I regard the relationships of our gay or lesbian friends, I consider them to be married, though without the blessing of our church. This is a conviction I came to quite a long time ago.However, I also realize that we Episcopalians (as well as a lot of other folks) are in a wide range of different places when it comes to this situation. I’m moved by the care, sensitivity, theological integrity, and comprehensiveness that has apparently gone into the forming of these rites and the accompanying materials. Surely, from what I’ve read here, the Commission has thought widely and generously and pastorally and I am grateful for that faithfulness. I look forward to reading and pondering the result of their committed ministry. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR December 3, 2012 at 10:46 pm Thanks Judith. Bishop Doyle’s Unity in Mission document is important and may provide a path forward for other dioceses. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA December 3, 2012 at 8:45 pm In 1988 evangelist Tony Campolo wrote the following,“Very often evangelical homosexuals find themselves incredibly torn, not only between their basic sexual orientation and what they believe is taught by the Word of God, but also between life in the homosexual community, which seems to hold some promise of acceptance and companionship, and life in the ‘straight’ world, which may be filled with estrangement and loneliness. Undoubtedly there are some evangelical homosexuals who choose to live in the homosexual community because they see no alternative to living out life alone if they choose to remain celibate Christians and to take their places among the rest of us. Their agonies over the prospects of loneliness are seldom appreciated by those of us who do not have to face the problem. We, who would be sensitive to the needs of homosexuals, must be looking for some creative answers to this dilema.”(20 Hot Potatoes Christians Are Afraid to Touch; ISBN 0-8499-0655-5, page 116)It is my understanding from what I have seen and been reading that this is the Episcopal Church’s answer to the dilema posed by Campolo nearly a quarter of a century ago.In the same text Campolo goes on to describe a covenantal relationship in which two homosexual men in Chicago ” . . . promised to live with each other ’til death do them part,” while simultaneously promising to abstain from homosexual intercourse. It is this latter, regarding abstention from homosexual intercourse, that seems to be absent from the discussions on this subject. Perhaps the framers of this Liturgy for blessing same-gender relationships regard this as an implied condition. January 7, 2013 at 4:42 pm Won’t do it in my diocese. Our bishop says it is sick. Rector Washington, DC Louisa Hallas and kClare Kemock will have their civil union blessed at their home parish of Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Clarendon Hills, Illinois, on Dec. 29.[Episcopal News Service] In the final debate before General Convention approved a provisional church liturgy to bless the lifelong relationships of same-sex couples, Episcopal Diocese of Chicago Deputy Ian Hallas, 22, spoke about his sister, Louisa, and her civil union.“The love that she shares with her partner is unconditional and speaks to the ideal relationships all of us should strive to have,” he told the House of Deputies on July 10 in Indianapolis. “I often get asked by churchgoers and nonchurchgoers why I am a part of this body. The reason I return is for my sister. I seek to assure that she not only has the same rites as myself but also the same privileges.”The new rite, “The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant,” was authorized for use with diocesan episcopal permission beginning Dec. 2, the first Sunday of Advent.On Dec. 29, Louisa Hallas, 25, and kClare Kemock, 30, will have their union blessed at their home parish of Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Clarendon Hills, Illinois. The couple, engaged for just over a year, met working backstage at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Kemock is a costume designer; Hallas now works as administrative assistant for the Chicago diocese’s director of ministries.The new liturgy and a short theological summary, excerpted from the report of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music titled “I Will Bless You and You Will Be a Blessing,” are posted here. The entire set of liturgical resources from the report will be available for $24 from Church Publishing in mid-January and includes a theological essay, guidance on canon law, materials to prepare couples for a blessing service and teaching materials inviting congregational conversation and theological reflection.Although some dioceses have permitted blessing rites, this is the first time the church as a whole has authorized such a liturgy.“For the church to have said this is an authorized liturgy gives it a different level of authority as oppose to what’s been permitted to be used in individual dioceses,” the Rev. Ruth Meyers, SCLM chair and Hodges-Haynes professor of liturgics at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California, told ENS. “I know that there were some bishops who were unwilling to allow blessings to take place in their diocese until there was some churchwide decision to allow blessings.”Besides approving the liturgy, General Convention Resolution A049 directed the commission to continue to review the materials, “inviting responses from provinces, dioceses, congregations and individuals from throughout the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, and from our ecumenical partners,” and report to the 2015 General Convention.“Because we’re a church who learns as we pray and our theology develops through our experiences of worship, we’ll learn more about what it means to bless the relationships of same-sex couples through our experience of these liturgies,” Meyers said. “So the commission will be developing a process of review and will want to learn from clergy and couples and congregations who are using these materials, and there may well be some refinements to the material.”A separate resolution (A050) authorized a task force to study marriage and directed it to consult with SCLM and the Standing Commission on Constitution and Canons about addressing clergy’s pastoral needs “to officiate at a civil marriage of a same-sex couple” in states where it is legal.Differing approachesThe blessing liturgy is authorized only with the permission of the diocesan bishop, and clergy can decline to preside at a blessing ceremony. Resolution A049 specified that bishops, particularly in dioceses located in civil jurisdictions where same-sex marriages, civil unions or domestic partnerships are legal, could provide a “generous pastoral response” and that bishops could adapt the liturgical materials to meet church members’ needs.In the months since General Convention approved use of the liturgy, bishops throughout the church have issued pastoral letters outlining the policies for their dioceses.In the Diocese of Chicago, in a state where civil unions are legal, Bishop Jeffrey Lee previously had issued guidelines and a liturgy for blessing same-sex unions as part of the “generous pastoral response” allowed under 2009 General Convention Resolution C056. Hallas and Kemock already were planning a ceremony when the SCLM-developed liturgy was approved in July. They are finalizing the liturgy for their service, adapting it using the newly approved rite in the way opposite-sex couples often do for their weddings using the Book of Common Prayer marriage service.“I think it’s wonderful, and I’m overjoyed that this is something that the Episcopal Church has authorized, and it’s just a beautiful liturgy,” Hallas said. “I’m thrilled by it, and I’m also aware that this will now be an option for people in other areas who may have only dreamed about it. This is something that means a lot to the community as a whole, to the church community.”In the Diocese of Connecticut, a state allowing same-gender couples to marry, the bishops authorized clergy to use the new liturgy and to officiate at the civil weddings of gay and lesbian couples.Similarly, Bishop Mark Sisk granted permission for clergy in the Diocese of New York, which also has marriage equality, to perform weddings for gay and lesbian couples beginning Sept. 1, 2012. Based on the debate in Indianapolis, he wrote, “I conclude … that it was the mind of this General Convention to extend the meaning of ‘generous pastoral oversight’ to include circumstances in which we in New York find ourselves.”In the Diocese of Utah, where same-gender marriage is not legal, Bishop Scott Hayashi issued a pastoral letter and policy permitting clergy to receive episcopal approval to preside at blessings after undergoing a period of study and reflection with the vestry or bishop’s committee and “inviting the entire congregation” to participate in that study.So far, Hayashi told ENS, three congregations have begun this process.As Episcopalians, Hayashi said, “we do things in community.” Just as the issue of same-sex blessings was studied and debated before General Convention approved it, he wants to see congregations study and reflect on it, he said. “It’s a great teaching opportunity … to come to a deeper understanding of what relationships are, the functions of liturgy and the goodness of the liturgy.”“I require this for this particular blessing of same-sex unions because … I believe that is the way we work as Episcopalians. It’s part of our DNA, and I do want the congregation to be able to participate as well as being informed of whatever decisions the leadership of the congregation should make,” he said.Individuals initially opposed to the blessings also may change their minds after studying and talking about the SCLM materials, or at least come to understand why it’s an important ministry of their congregation and “why the blessing of same-sex couples is a matter of inclusivity, it’s a matter of justice, it’s a matter of God’s expressions of love to all people,” he said.At one of the three churches to enter the study process, Grace Episcopal Church in St. George, Utah, Rector Catherine Gregg led a three-week preaching series on the issue. She spent two weeks addressing what blessing and union mean, looking at the concepts theologically, pastorally and scripturally. “They are not words that are in the vernacular of society in a way that we might all have some common understanding,” she said.The last week, she talked about same-gender blessings in the context of the church’s values as articulated in its recently completed visioning process, where “radical hospitality” topped the list. It was easy to link the concepts of blessing, union and radical hospitality “to why we are proud to be a church that offers blessing of same-sex unions,” she said. “It really was not even a hiccup. All I did was give the church language to explain to other people, if they want to, why we do what we do.”Although no same-sex couples in the congregation are yet ready for a blessing of their relationship, she said, when one is “it will be something that will be celebrated as the blessing of any union that we do here. This is a very open church.”In the Diocese of Georgia, Bishop Scott Benhase wrote a pastoral letter outlining his decision authorizing his clergy to use a shorter blessing he adapted from the SCLM liturgy. The decision angered some who disapproved of offering any blessing for same-gender couples and others who wanted the full rite authorized.“I did not choose a middle way because that was the politically wise thing to do. I actually happen to believe strongly where I came down,” he said. “That’s where I am on this issue.”Before he became bishop, his parish of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Durham, North Carolina, was the first parish in that state to offer a blessing rite, he said. “I have been for over a decade a proponent of the blessing of same-sex couples.”“My concern is and continues to be that the church has not had a significant robust conversation around the theology of holy matrimony, and to offer a provisional rite that mirrors so clearly holy matrimony, I felt, was unhelpful and confusing and in a sense out of order … I found the rite itself that was approved not to be distinguished enough from the rite of holy matrimony and that it would just lead to further confusion.”“I fundamentally believe that holy matrimony was intended to be between one and one woman,” he added. “That doesn’t mean that God does not bless and want gay couples to flourish in their relationships, but it’s not holy matrimony.”In the Diocese of Northern Indiana, Bishop Edward Little II wrote a pastoral letter outlining a different type of compromise. He did not authorize clergy to use the blessing liturgy in the diocese but is permitting them to use it in neighboring dioceses. The bishops of the dioceses of Chicago, Western Michigan, Michigan, Ohio and Indianapolis, which all border the Northern Indiana diocese, all agreed that priests could request permission to use a church in their dioceses for a blessing service, he wrote. “Those priests should also apply for a ‘license to officiate’ from the bishop of the neighboring diocese, since the liturgy would be under that bishop’s sacramental covering rather than mine.”Reaching this decision “was a struggle,” Little told ENS. “It took me many months to land where I landed.”He was dealing with two commitments that he holds in tension as diocesan bishop, he explained: “my own understanding of sacramental theology, which led me to believe that this liturgy is not one that I could authorize; I believe that decision to present it to the church was a significant mistake” and the commitment to “provide a safe space for everyone within the church.”Little said he’d been “rather vocal” about providing that safe space for conservatives within the church and, “if I was going to be honest about maintaining a place for theological minorities, it had to work both ways.”Northern Indiana is a diocese of 36 congregations in 13,000 square miles, so no church is more than an hour from the diocesan border, he noted.“Within the diocese, I’ve had a good deal of support from people sort of on both sides of the issue who see what I’m attempting to do as a kind of godly compromise,” he said. “Beyond the diocese, the reactions have been more extreme.”“I’ve had some very helpful and positive face-to-face conversations with several gay members of the diocese who came in to see me with some concerns about the policy. I think relationally we’re in a good place,” he said.“A bishop is the bishop of everyone,” he added. “You’re not just the bishop of people you agree with.”SCLM Chair Meyers said she encouraged people to look at the resource materials including the study guide, “even if they are not ready in their congregations to take this step or not understanding why the church is taking this step.”Another important part of “I Will Bless You and You Will Be a Blessing” is the pastoral resources for those preparing couples for a blessing, which the commission prepared in the expectation that such couples would undergo a time of preparation the same way straight couples do before a wedding, she said.For Hallas, it’s significant that the church has authorized a common liturgy, rather than continuing to offer different rites in different dioceses.“Because there is a rite for marriage in the prayer book that is used throughout the church, I think it’s appropriate and fitting for there to be one for same-sex couples as well. It really creates unity,” she said. “It affirms the feeling that we are all part of the same body and cared for.”“The blessing rite is an incredible gift, not only to the church and the LGBT community, but to persons everywhere. It truly respects the dignity of all persons and shows that God cares for and loves us all and that God’s love and care is not exclusive to a heterosexual marriage or relationship.”Said Meyers, “I think it is a statement of the Episcopal Church in its welcome of gay and lesbian couples and families.”Before Ian Hallas spoke in favor of the blessings resolution at General Convention, he asked his sister’s permission to discuss her situation. She watched his testimony from home. “I told him it was the best gift I’ve ever gotten from him,” she said. “It was very sweet.”Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. Fr. Michael Neal says: Featured Events Julian Malakar says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN December 3, 2012 at 12:44 pm Well, Texas does not allow civil unions or marriages. In the Diocese of Texas, our Bishop, Andrew Doyle, is cautiously allowing us to move in the direction of blessing same-sex unions. At this point, two churches in the diocese are studying not only the rite, but also Bishop Doyle’s “Unity in Mission”, a monograph addressing how and when each parish, with the bishop’s approval, may bless a covenant between a couple of the same sex. It is NOT a marriage, it is a covenant between the two, blessed by the priest, using the rite accepted by last General Convention.Each church that considers this must take on the task of reading and discussing both documents, and then voting to approve or not whether that particular congregation will perform those rites. Each time an approved church wishes to perform such blessings, it is only at the bishop’s approval. Any church may choose to not even address the issue. If a priest differs from his/her parish, it is possible for a priest to perform this rite at some other place, rather than in the parish church, (at the bishops discretion) or not to perform the rite within that congregation even if the parish membership is for it. It is an amazing document of unity, and well worth the read. It can be found at: center_img Jeffrey Parker says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK December 13, 2012 at 9:55 am By this reasoning heterosexual couples who are unable or unwilling to conceive and bear children should also be denied the right to marry. There are many couples who at time of their marriage are beyond the age of conception, who because of their physical condition are unable to conceive, or who have been voluntarily sterilized. And there are couples who simply choose not to have children. These couples are no different from childless same-sex couples with respect to procreation, and it seems hypocritical to allow such heterosexual marriages just because the participants look like other people who might indeed procreate sexually. (It reminds me of some the arguments against having women in the priesthood.)And beyond all this of course couples unable to conceive in the most common way, both heterosexual and homosexual, have recourse to adoption and various medically assisted methods of conception. December 4, 2012 at 12:44 am With the advent of 2012, TEC sailed their boat first time in history with new gospel of same-sex sexual love that are supported not by biblical teaching, but by experience. In the past all Church activities had basis on the word of God. It is sad that SCLM in the liturgy of same sex blessing could not give any word of God from the Bible that would ensure us, God bless the same sex couple as He does for straight couple. It is interesting to notice TEC still believe that the Bible is word of God.New voyage with new gospel based on experience would raise many questions in future that would not have reasonable answer in consistence to biblical gospel and further divide the Church. Experience is relative term varies from person to person and would not be reasonable to justify as God’s word. St. Paul’s life experience is believable as word of God after his vision of Christ while going to Damascus to kill Christian; we have none like him at present time. As St. Paul said love is most important in our life above all other two characters hope and faith. But that love does not encourage same sex love. It is that love, neighbor loves for neighbor without sex. May Christ bless His Church with His love and peace. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Press Release Service December 6, 2012 at 10:17 am Why are we so worried about what goes on in the privacy of someone’s home? As a lifelong Episcopalian I have been taught that my relationship with God is personal and God is my judge and not the priests or bishops. Many people are guilty of “sins” by what they are thinking or not doing. I congratulate the LTGB community for being honest with themselves and everyone around them instead of trying to be someone else or living a double life.I have known Louisa and Ian since both were very young and I’m equally proud of both for the extraordinary adults they have become. They were raised by parents and ( hopefully their church) to be comfortable expressing themselves openly with their gifts and talents and spreading the Gospel of God’s love. December 3, 2012 at 5:18 pm I’ve read the liturgy and just don’t like it. I will use the service in the official prayer book and change whatever words and prayers need to be changed.I readily welcome the allowance of the service, but prefer that the liturgy for all marriages be changed to an inclusive language. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Joyce Ann Edmondson says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Donald Jack Newsom says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Andy Hook says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Tags Alda Morgan says: The Rev. Judith Jones, Vicar says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Same-Sex Blessings Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI December 3, 2012 at 5:56 pm The first thought that comes to mind . . . I wonder what happens in Virginia. Civil unions are not part of the law here. However, if a couple goes to a jurisdiction where civil unions are legal and enter into a civil union there. Can they ask a priest to bless their union here? It sounds like the resolution from General Convention does not make the liturgy available here because civil unions are not legal here. I would appreciate clarification on this. Hank Tansley says: Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 December 4, 2012 at 9:22 am I love you all, but what part of Romans 1 do some of you not understand………..just asking…….that is unless you do not think Gods word is absolutely true……………….Grace to you………… the Rev’d Mike Waverly-Shank says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Comments (20) Liturgy for blessing same-sex relationships begins provisional use Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ December 4, 2012 at 12:43 pm Why do we even have rules? The blessing of same-sex unions wasn’t authorized until the last convention but priests were doing it before then anyway. The convention ruled that communion can only be received by the baptized but priests give it to the non-baptized anyway. Seriously, why do we even have canons? Rector Albany, NY The Rev. Judith Jones, Vicar says: Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska last_img read more

It All Adds Up: Experiences in Project Fundraising in Central America

first_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 November 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. It All Adds Up: Experiences in Project Fundraising in Central Americalast_img read more

Chávez lives! The struggle continues!

first_imgWW photo: Terri KayOrganizations opposing U.S. intervention in Latin America and the Caribbean held a rally in solidarity with Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution in San Francisco’s Mission District on March 5: “On the second anniversary of Hugo Chávez’s death, we celebrate his legacy, embodied in the people and their struggle.” Several dozen people heard speakers describe Washington’s latest attempt to support a coup against democratically elected President Nicolás Maduro. The crowd chanted, “¡Chávez vive vive! ¡La lucha sigue sigue!” (“Chávez lives! The struggle continues!”).FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

South Africa installs new president

first_imgANC members celebrate inauguration of President Cyril Ramaphosa.A transfer of power from former President Jacob Zuma to his Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken place in the Republic of South Africa’s National Assembly.President Ramaphosa was unopposed in his confirmation on Feb. 16 by the legislative body of the most industrialized state on the African continent.Ramaphosa is a former trade union leader and chief negotiator for the African National Congress after 1990, when former President Nelson Mandela was released from 27 years of imprisonment to embark upon a transitional process from the racist apartheid settler colonial system to a nonracial democratic dispensation. Ramaphosa had been chosen as the new ANC president at the National Elective Conference held in December.Ramaphosa is required to stand again next year during the national elections for both the presidency and National Assembly. The ANC has had a substantial majority in parliament since its rise to power in 1994.Ramaphosa was uncontested in his bid for office, leaving him with an immense responsibility of directing the country toward national unity and economic development.At present, South Africa is emerging from recession spawned by the challenges which are inflicting African and other emerging regions in the aftermath of the precipitous decline in energy and commodity prices since 2014. The South African rand, although recovering somewhat in recent months, has suffered depreciation over the last few years.Unemployment in South Africa was officially 26.7 percent during the final quarter of 2017. The two leading industries in the economy, mining and manufacturing, have been in decline for a number of years. Much of this stems from the systematic disinvestment from the country in response to the rise of the ANC to power and the militant character of the trade union movement, which has demanded larger salaries, better benefits and working conditions.The radical redistribution of resources — including land, finance, mining, manufacturing and agricultural production — is long overdue. The ANC National Policy Conference during mid-2017 renewed its mandate for such reforms. Nevertheless, South Africa, despite its role as a leading economy on the continent, still remains well entrenched in the capitalist mode and relations of production.A break with the world capitalist system in South Africa is necessary for genuine growth and sustainable development. These measures would require similar policy efforts in other states throughout the Southern African Development Community and African Union member states.From labor to business and political leadershipRamaphosa has decades of experience in the ANC and resistance politics in South Africa. As former secretary general of the National Union of Mineworkers, Ramaphosa played a central role in the national liberation movement.He was chosen by former ANC and South African President Nelson Mandela to lead the negotiation team which reached agreement on a new constitution mandating the removal of the racist apartheid system. There was much speculation that Ramaphosa would be the successor to Mandela. This position went to former President Thabo Mbeki, who was elected as head of state in 1999.Ramaphosa left his position as secretary general of the ANC in 1996 to pursue a career in business. This was done in part to provide funding for the party so that it was not reliant upon transnational corporations for its resources.President Ramaphosa will inevitably need to take swift action on the national economy and on the drought which has struck South Africa. A national drought emergency was declared recently. In Cape Town, water resources are limited for personal use.The Congress of South African Trade Unions, of which Ramaphosa was a co-founder in 1985, has cited that priority for water distribution must not be administered by the still-white-dominated agricultural sector. Cape Town municipal structures are controlled by the opposition, right-wing Democratic Alliance. COSATU harshly criticized DA Mayor Patricia De Lille, along with her party in general, for worsening the crisis.COSATU noted in a press release issued in early February: “The threat to jobs and lives of people through diseases from sanitation spills that the DA risked has happened because they want to ensure continued water supply to farmers. Surely farmers’ plants must be allowed to die before people do, but for the DA, Black people’s lives are less important than farmers’ profit from export products. The city and the province should know how much water is available in the dam and who the water is meant to go to. If the calculation reveals that half the water that is in the dams must go to farmers, then that must be checked and stopped before creating panic among residents. Failure to do this would be ridiculous. The fact is that farmers have used more water and that needs to stop.”These and other vital questions must be addressed soon by the Ramaphosa administration in order to prepare for the 2019 elections. Both COSATU and the South African Communist Party, the two key allies of the ANC in the Tripartite Alliance, have welcomed the inauguration of the new president, pledging to work with the ANC for the advancement of the National Democratic Revolution.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

What we’re reading: Eight dead in Atlanta shootings, Biden weighs in on Cuomo investigation

first_imgTwitter Linkedin What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit ReddIt printPresident Biden breaks silence on Cuomo President Joe Biden said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign if the sexual assault allegations against him are confirmed, according to the Washington Post.The comments were made Tuesday during an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, in which the president gave his approval of the ongoing investigation and that the governor will “probably” face prosecution.Cuomo has been accused of sexual harassment by six women, five of them made by former employees, with the latest surfacing last Wednesday.Many members of the New York congressional delegation along with state officials have called for Cuomo’s resignation, including Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and Sen. Kristen Gillibrand.All allegations made have been denied by the governor. The ongoing investigation is currently being handled by Letitia James, the New York state attorney general.Intelligence report reveals Putin attempted election influenceRussian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting via video conference with officials and government cabinet members in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 11, 2021. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)A recently declassified report from the National Intelligence Council found that President Vladimir Putin of Russia authorized efforts to influence the 2020 election, according to The New York Times.The report stated that members of the Russian state attempted to harm Joe Biden’s presidential candidacy through covert operations to influence close allies of former President Donald Trump.These findings, coupled with a companion report from the Justice and Homeland Security Department, refuted Trump and his allies’ claims of widespread voter fraud and challenged claims of any wrongdoing by the Biden family in Ukraine.The report also found that other countries, including Iran, attempted to influence the vote, while China decided to not interfere after consideration.Intelligence officials did not specifically name any potential Trump allies that were influenced, nor any explanation to their conclusion of Russian involvement. Shootings in Atlanta area leave eight deadAn official walks into a massage parlor after a shooting, late Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Atlanta. Shootings at two massage parlors in Atlanta and one in the suburbs left multiple people dead, many of them women of Asian descent, authorities said. A 21-year-old man suspected in the shootings was taken into custody in Southwest Georgia hours later after a manhunt, police said. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)A string of shootings at three separate massage parlors in the Atlanta, Georgia area killed eight people yesterday, according to Reuters.The first shooting happened in Cherokee County, north of downtown Atlanta, killing four victims and wounding one.The subsequent two happened in Atlanta, both in massage parlors right across the street from each other.Six of the eight victims were of Asian descent, prompting authorities to question if the shootings were racially motivated.The suspect, 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long, was taken into custody roughly 150 miles south of Atlanta.The FBI is currently assisting local law enforcement in the investigation.Texas PUC Chairman ResignsDeAnn Walker, former Chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, testifies as the Committees on State Affairs and Energy Resources holds a joint public hearing to consider the factors that led to statewide electrical blackouts, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, in Austin, Texas. The hearings were the first in Texas since a blackout that was one of the worst in U.S. history, leaving more than 4 million customers without power and heat in subfreezing temperatures. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Public Utility Commission Chairman Arthur D’Andrea resigned Tuesday night after Gov. Abbot asked for him to step down, according to The Dallas Morning News.The resignation comes just two weeks after D’Andrea was made chairman, in the wake of mass power grid failure due to winter storms across Texas.The former chairman is stepping down after information surfaced on Tuesday regarding comments made in a March 9 phone call with Bank of America Securities.In the call, D’Andrea admits to using the power of the commission to prevent the repricing of $16 billion in power charges across the state during the winter storm.Gov. Abbot announced that he will be naming a replacement chairman in the coming days. Tristen Smith Previous articleHoroscope: March 17, 2021Next article2021 March Madness Preview Tristen Smith RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FILE – In this Sept. 14, 2018 file photo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo listens during a news conference in New York. President Joe Biden said Tuesday, March 16, 2021, that Cuomo should resign if the state attorney general’s investigation confirms the sexual harassment allegations against him. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature center_img Twitter Linkedin This author does not have any more posts. Facebook Facebook ReddIt What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlineslast_img read more

Who is holding news agency editor’s son?

first_img PakistanAsia – Pacific News PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Organisation RSF_en News Help by sharing this information September 14, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Who is holding news agency editor’s son? Reporters Without Borders supports a request by Shakil Turabi, the editor-in-chief of the Islamabad-based South Asian News Agency (SANA), for the authorities to carry a rapid and thorough investigation into his 18-year-old son’s disappearance since 5 January 2010.Turabi believes that military intelligence agencies were involved in abducting his son, Hasan Sharjeel. He received a letter in June purporting to come from the kidnappers, who indicated they wanted a ransom. But the details given in the letter for establishing contact turned out not to be credible.“Regardless of the identity of the abductors and their motives, the facts of this tragic case need to be established without delay,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The accusations that Turabi has made against certain sectors of the army are so serious that the army chief of staff, Gen. Ashfaq Kayani, needs to intervene.”After months of pleading with the military authorities to release his son, Turabi managed to get the case referred to the Pakistani supreme court, which last week ordered the interior ministry to intercede.Turabi told Reporters Without Borders: “It is because of my articles. In the past, I was kidnapped and then attacked. Now it is my son’s turn to be attacked. And so they have had him abducted.” He said sources within the army have told him that his son is being held by a Pakistani intelligence agency.Turabi said the grounds for holding his son were his alleged links with an armed group implicated in an attack on a mosque in which senior military officers and their family members were killed. In a TV interview, Turabi said: “I am 99 per cent sure that Hasan is innocent, but if he really was involved in illegal activity, let him be tried and hanged.”Turabi has been pressing the Islamabad police to seek his son’s release, if he is innocent, or to have him brought to trial if he is alleged to have done something illegal.Reporters Without Borders reported the various physical attacks on Turabi in 2007 in press releases. Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murdercenter_img Follow the news on Pakistan Receive email alerts April 21, 2021 Find out more News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire to go further News June 2, 2021 Find out more January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Kicks Off 2012 by Offering Technology Courses for All Ages!

first_img Subscribe Education YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Kicks Off 2012 by Offering Technology Courses for All Ages! To kick off 2012, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley will begin offering additional TECHGyrls classes for elementary, middle and high school girls. From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 | 9:52 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week 28 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it In an effort to prepare girls and women for the job market, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley is offering beginning and intermediate computer courses. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau, future growth projections indicate that computers, software, and applications for information technology will continue to impact the employment opportunities for women and is a driving force of the economy.To kick off 2012, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley will begin offering additional TECHGyrls classes for elementary, middle and high school girls. As well as, an Adult Computer Learning Course for women over the age of 18. Classes begin the week of January 9th and enrollment will continue until June 2012.TECHGyrls courses are age appropriate and cover topics such as internet safety, social media do’s and don’ts and Microsoft Office in a fun and exciting way. The TECHGyrls program objectives are 1) Increase confidence in the use of technology 2) Increase the knowledge of vocational computer programs 3) Increase confidence in the ability to manage personal finances and 4) Increase knowledge of business practices. Like the TECHGyrls classes, Adult Courses utilize appropriate software that promotes mastery learning, problem solving and a classroom experience that is student centered. All courses are free and are available for students who reside in the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley service area. TECHGyrls courses are 12 weeks and space is limited. The Adult Computer Learning Courses are 5 weeks.Currently, both courses have open enrollment.For more information about how you can enroll in any of the upcoming TECHGyrls classes or the Adult Computer Learning Course contact Shanetta Robinson – Program Director at (626) 296-8433 ext. 13 or [email protected] the start of the TECHGyrls program in 1997, it has grown to be one of the most highly successful nation-wide YWCA after-school empowerment programs. Not only does the program raise girls’ interest, confidence and competence in the crucial area of technology, it also helps them develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.Find promotional codes and possibly save on technology and software. More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

An Evening For the Station: Homelessness is No Laughing Matter

first_imgBenefits An Evening For the Station: Homelessness is No Laughing Matter A Night of Comedy to Benefit Union Station Homeless Services From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | 4:12 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Featured Comedians: Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at www.unionstationhs.org or (626) 250-4559. Event sponsorship begins at $500. To become an event or publicity sponsor, call (626) 240-4558. Matt Peters (Showtime’s WEEDS, Netflix’s Orange is the New Black): Matt has been seen on Showtime’s WEEDS, G4TV’s Attack of the Show, and most notably, he has a recurring role on the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. Additionally, he hosts the popular bi-weekly comedy show, BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! that takes place at the infamous R Bar in Los Angeles. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Jonah and Kumail (Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail): Based on the popular live show, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail features comedy icons and up-and-comers performing in the back of a comic book shop. Jonah Ray is an actor, writer and comedian also known for being one of the co-hosts of The Nerdist Podcast and television show. Kumail Nanjiani has guest-starred in various comedy shows like Portlandia, and more recently is a regular on HBO’s Silicon Valley. For its 16th annual An Evening for the Station, Union Station Homeless Services is hosting an incredible night of comedy to demonstrate that Homelessness is No Laughing Matter! Cameron Esposito (Put Your Hands Together, Chelsea Lately): Cameron is a fast rising Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer who has been called “the future of comedy” by none other than Jay Leno. Cameron hosts Put Your Hands Together, has a biweekly column on The AV Club, and has appeared on Late Late with Craig Ferguson, @Midnight, CONAN, and as a regular on Chelsea Lately and TakePartLive among others.Baron Vaughn (NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Netflix’s Grace and Frankie): Baron is a comedian who has performed on Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and has had numerous appearances on Comedy Central, most recently in the form of his own “Half Hour” comedy special. Baron has performed in comedy festivals nationwide, TV shows and films and was a series regular on USA’s Fairly Legal (2010-2012). Catch him on the upcoming Netflix Original Series Grace and Frankie starting in May 2015. 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News An Evening for the Station: Homelessness is No Laughing Matter will be held at ArcLight Cinemas, Pasadena, Thursday, October 15 at 6:30 pm. The event, which will be attended by over 400 community, business and civic leaders, will feature a hilarious line-up with top comedic talent from HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, and more! About Union Station Homeless Services Matt Braunger (MADtv, Live at Gotham): Matt was recently a series regular on MADtv, his television credits also include The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Live at Gotham. Matt has performed at a variety of prestigious comedy festivals and was recently featured in Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch.” Union Station Homeless Services, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is committed to helping homeless men, women and children rebuild their lives. Union Station Homeless Services is part of a premier group of human services agencies in Los Angeles County that are leading the way to ending homelessness in our community. Headquartered in Pasadena, we are the San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families. We believe every person deserves a life of dignity and a safe place to call home. With over 40 years of experience, we proudly offer a full continuum of nine programs throughout the San Gabriel Valley; services include street outreach, intake/assessment, care coordination and navigation, meals, shelter, housing, employment development, benefits enrollment, and referrals to medical and mental health services. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuffcenter_img Make a comment HerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeauty Ron Funches (TBS’s Conan, NBC’s Undateable): Ron has a recurring role on Disney’s Crash and Bernstein, Comedy Central’s Kroll Show and a starring role in NBC’s Undateable. He performs stand up all over the United States impressing audiences everywhere. Most recently, Ron was named one of the “Best New Comedians” by Esquire Magazine. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy All funds raised will benefit Union Station Homeless Services, the San Gabriel Valley’s largest and most comprehensive social service agency assisting homeless adults and families. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Nikki Glaser (Comedy Central’s @Midnight, MTV’s Nikki & Sara LIVE): Nikki is a comedian, writer, and host whose television appearances have included The Tonight Show, CONAN, and Last Comic Standing. She was the co-host of the MTV late night talk show, Nikki & Sara LIVE. Nikki can currently be seen as a regular contestant on Comedy Central’s @Midnight and will guest star on the upcoming season of Inside Amy Schumer. Community Newslast_img read more