Oklahoma Episcopalians raise money for AME church’s Tulsa massacre prayer…

first_img By David PaulsenPosted Jan 27, 2021 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Episcopal News Service] The Diocese of Oklahoma raised more than $164,000 in its annual Bishop’s Appeal, but the money will not support Episcopal ministries this year. Instead, Oklahoma Bishop Poulson Reed traveled to Tulsa this week to present the diocese’s fundraising proceeds to the Historic Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church to bolster the congregation’s racial healing work and pandemic food ministry.Historic Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.“We have been so inspired to learn more about your ministry here at Vernon, the incredible feeding ministry you have done to help people since that pandemic started, every single day feeding the hungry in your neighborhood,” Reed said to the Rev. Robert Turner, Vernon AME’s pastor, during a Jan. 26 check presentation at Turner’s church.Reed also praised Vernon AME’s work developing a Prayer Wall for Racial Healing, which will coincide with city commemorations honoring the victims of the 1921 Tulsa massacre. As many as 300 Black residents were killed during a white mob attack on the prosperous Black neighborhood of Greenwood, also known as Black Wall Street. The city is preparing in May to mark 100 years since the massacre.Last September, Tulsa leaders unveiled a historical marker outside Vernon AME that describes how white residents responded with violence after the arrest of a Black teenager suspected of assaulting a white woman. The attack left homes and businesses destroyed, and more than 10,000 Black residents were displaced. Police and Oklahoma National Guard arrested some of the Black survivors, but none of the white attackers was ever held accountable. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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The Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, which encourages communities across the United States to publicly memorialize local victims of lynchings, is providing a monument that lists the names of those killed in the Tulsa massacre.“A lot of people who were killed never had a proper burial,” Turner, the AME pastor, told the Tulsa World in May 2019 when plans for the memorial were unveiled. “This is really a human tragedy, and I hope the people who come to see this come with respect for the people who suffered.”The Episcopal diocese offered to match all gifts to its latest Bishop’s Appeal up to $50,000. After donations far surpassed that goal, Reed was able to provide a check for $164,108 to Turner.“We were inspired by this beautiful vision of this prayer wall and this place where people can come to learn about the race massacre, to pray, to seek reconciliation and healing in our world and in our city,” Reed said, in a YouTube video of the check presentation.Some of the money will go to the Prayer Wall, while the rest will support Vernon AME’s feeding ministry and to upgrade its kitchen. The church has served an average of more than 70 meals a day since March 2020. With the pandemic still weighing heavily on the national and global economy, churches across the United States have stepped up efforts to provide food to families struggling financially.“I know that God can make all things new, during this Advent Season I am waiting with jubilant expectancy to see what God will do through this feeding ministry and prayer wall,” Turner said in a Diocese of Oklahoma news release. “I am grateful to join Bishop Poulson in this appeal to the entire Episcopal Church in Oklahoma and beyond.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI last_img read more

Honeymoon in Vegas’ Rob McClure & Brynn O’Malley Are Taking Your Questions!

first_img Star Files Honeymoon in Vegas Related Shows Broadway fans, it’s your lucky day—Honeymoon in Vegas stars Rob McClure and Brynn O’Malley are taking a seat on the comfy grey couch at Broadway.com headquarters to answer your questions. McClure and O’Malley, who play commitment-phobe Jack Singer and his increasingly impatient girlfriend Betsy, respectively, can’t wait to field your questions about roulette strategy and Super Bowl bets, starring in the glittering new musical and of course, what it’s like to chill with Tony Danza. Submit a question to the stars below, then tune in to Broadway.com to see if they answer yours!<a data-cke-saved-href="https://broadway.wufoo.com/forms/zljczo203nervn/" href="https://broadway.wufoo.com/forms/zljczo203nervn/">Fill out my Wufoo form!</a> Rob McClure View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on April 5, 2015last_img read more

DD Fitness: Are protein bars healthy?

first_imgDuring the week, a study from SafeFood stated that the main ingredient in almost 40% of protein bars was chocolate and that most of them had a similar calorie content to a regular bar of chocolate.They also went on to say that many were also high in saturated fat and contained added sugar and salt.The research also stated that 37 per cent of people believed protein bars were “healthy”. So, what is the deal with protein bars?Are they something that you can have in your diet or are they a glorified bar of chocolate?First things first.Protein bars are a convenience food. They are there for you to get some protein in If you struggle to hit your daily protein needs from your diet.Unfortunately, like protein shakes before them, people tend to have an over reliance on convenience foods and tend to put more emphasis on them than they do on their diet.You diet should be 80-90% wholefoods and that is where you should be getting the majority of your food intake from.This will ensure that you are getting enough micronutrients, macronutrients and enough calories to suit your goals.If this is not in place, no amount of protein bars will help. You may think that you are doing the right thing by having your daily protein bar, but if your diet as a whole is a disaster, you are wasting your money.You are putting a BandAid on a gunshot wound and hoping for the best.But this is what people tend to do.They focus on the small things that they think will make big differences and then wonder why they aren’t getting any results.Setting up your diet is like baking a cake. The cake body is your vegetables, your healthy carbs, your protein intake from lean cuts of meat and your healthy fats from olive oil etc.The Icing around the cake is your training, getting your water in, taking your vitamins.The sprinkles on top is things like your protein bars.You can’t make a decent cake with just sprinkles and you will never get any results with just protein bars.There are also many other ways to get protein when it comes to snacks.• Greek Yogurt• Quark• Biltong• Jerky• Eggs• Tuna PotsThey are simple ‘grab and go’ snacks that you can use, and all will allow you to get the same amount of protein in as one of those bars, but you will be getting it from a better source.The article recommended nuts for a protein source, but they aren’t a great source due to the high fat and calorie ratio to protein you get.So, the short and long of it is this;You do not need to take protein bars if your diet is set up properly.They are simply a convenient way to get some protein in if you are caught out that day.Do not over rely on them.Don’t use them as your sole snack each day.The second thing I want to go over is the claims that was made about protein needs and the harmful effects that a higher protein diet may have.It was stated that people are getting more than enough protein and don’t actually need any more.It stated that a male with a 2500cal daily intake only needs 56g of protein per day and a female with a 200cal daily intake only needs 47g of protein per day.If you are someone who doesn’t train and inactive, then this may meet your needs.The World health Organisations recommendations for protein is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight.Which means a 70kg person would only need 56g of protein per day.This RDA is the amount of a nutrient you need to meet your basic nutritional requirements. In a sense, it’s the minimum amount you need to keep from getting sick — not the specific amount you are supposed to eat every day. Source Harvard healthSo, the saying that people are getting enough each day is a bit of a loose statement.The research on people who are active and on those who are training shows different intake levels.It falls between 1.6 – 3g/kg of bodyweight depending on your goals and activity levels.So, the same 70kg person (who is active or training), can go between 112g – 210g of protein per day without any issues.In an RTE article reporting on the protein bar usage, claims were also made to do with high protein use and health effects.“The evidence we found showed that there may be some short-term weight loss and muscle gain from high protein diet, but no consistent evidence that this is maintained in the long term. In fact, a very high protein diet may be associated with liver disease, kidney disease and vascular disease.”This however is no longer a ‘fact’ and there have been several studies that has debunked this.• Some high-protein diets restrict carbohydrate intake so much that they can result in nutritional deficiencies or insufficient fibre, which can cause problems such as bad breath, headache and constipation.• Some high-protein diets include foods such as red meat and full-fat dairy products, which may increase your risk of heart disease.• A high-protein diet may worsen kidney function in people with kidney disease because your body may have trouble eliminating all the waste products of protein metabolism.source the mayo clinicProtein is not harmful, and you don’t need to be wary of taking in too much.It is one of the main macronutrients in your diet and as long as you are getting it mainly from wholefood sources and not from convenience foods and supplementation, you will be fine.#leanin2019DD Fitness: Are protein bars healthy? was last modified: November 25th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more