Church Conference – NCNYUMC http://ncnyumc.org/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 18:08:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ncnyumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-7-1-150x150.png Church Conference – NCNYUMC http://ncnyumc.org/ 32 32 Church’s latest bid to buy Tower Theater gets swift court response – Reuters https://ncnyumc.org/2022/06/23/churchs-latest-bid-to-buy-tower-theater-gets-swift-court-response-reuters/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 18:08:40 +0000 https://ncnyumc.org/2022/06/23/churchs-latest-bid-to-buy-tower-theater-gets-swift-court-response-reuters/ In a quick and concise decision, the 5th District Court of Appeals has responded to Adventure Church’s latest attempt to stop the sale of the Tower Theater to the city of Fresno. The church claimed it had the right to purchase the theater and surrounding property based on a September 2020 purchase agreement. The decision […]]]>

In a quick and concise decision, the 5th District Court of Appeals has responded to Adventure Church’s latest attempt to stop the sale of the Tower Theater to the city of Fresno. The church claimed it had the right to purchase the theater and surrounding property based on a September 2020 purchase agreement.

The decision came Wednesday afternoon, hours after the church filed its petition with the Fresno Court of Appeals.

“The ‘writ of warrant motion…’ and motion for immediate stay, filed on June 22, 2022, are denied,” Judge Rosendo Peña Jr. wrote on behalf of a three-judge panel.

The Superior Court refused last week

The church hoped to overturn a decision last week by the Fresno County Superior Court that refused to stop the city’s purchase of the iconic venue.

A lawsuit by Sequoia Brewing Company – which leased part of the tower property – prevented the church from completing its purchase. Growing protests against the church also prompted city leaders to broker a deal to take control of it.

The decision removes a city roadblock closing the escrow on the $6.5 million sale. The church’s next move, if any, is unclear. Messages left at the church were not returned.

Even if the city finalizes its purchase, Adventure Church can move forward with its lawsuit for damages against the current owner of the Tower Theater for the scuttled purchase. This trial is scheduled for 2024.

The Fresno City Council is due to discuss the Tower Theater lawsuit behind closed doors at its Thursday meeting.

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Mexican authorities search for bodies and missing tourists after priests died in church https://ncnyumc.org/2022/06/21/mexican-authorities-search-for-bodies-and-missing-tourists-after-priests-died-in-church/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 21:24:00 +0000 https://ncnyumc.org/2022/06/21/mexican-authorities-search-for-bodies-and-missing-tourists-after-priests-died-in-church/ MEXICO CITY, June 21 (Reuters) – Mexican authorities said on Tuesday they were searching for the bodies of three people, including two Jesuit priests, as well as four people abducted in a violent part of northern Mexico. The Chihuahua state attorney’s office, along the US border, said in a statement it received a report on […]]]>

MEXICO CITY, June 21 (Reuters) – Mexican authorities said on Tuesday they were searching for the bodies of three people, including two Jesuit priests, as well as four people abducted in a violent part of northern Mexico.

The Chihuahua state attorney’s office, along the US border, said in a statement it received a report on Monday that three people were killed in the town of Cerocahui after a man took refuge in a church to protect themselves from attack.

Authorities later said the man, identified as a tour guide, was “taken” to the church.

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“They entered the church, chased a person and murdered him. Apparently the priests came out and they were also killed,” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told reporters on Tuesday during his press conference. usual in the morning, after being questioned about the murders.

The bodies of the three men were then taken away by a group of men in the back of a van, Luis Gerardo Moro, Jesuit leader in Mexico, said in a radio interview.

Moro said the Jesuits hoped to hear from Pope Francis about the situation and that two priests stayed at the church in the small town in the Sierra Tarahumara mountain range, home to the indigenous Raramuri group and growing violence from cartels.

State authorities said the killings followed a 911 call in the same city on Monday morning reporting the abduction of two men, a woman and a child, who remain missing.

The four tourists were abducted from a hotel in the city, a police source who asked not to be identified told Reuters.

The Federal Security Ministry said Tuesday afternoon that a suspect in the murders had been identified.

“The investigation is progressing, and I assure you all that we will take this to the ultimate consequences,” state Governor Maria Eugenia Campos said at a press conference on Tuesday.

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The Archdiocese follows a detailed process to respond to allegations of abuse https://ncnyumc.org/2022/06/20/the-archdiocese-follows-a-detailed-process-to-respond-to-allegations-of-abuse/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 04:23:56 +0000 https://ncnyumc.org/2022/06/20/the-archdiocese-follows-a-detailed-process-to-respond-to-allegations-of-abuse/ The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops established the Charter for the Protection of Children and Youth (and Core Norms for Diocesan/Eparchial Policies Regarding Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests or Deacons) in June 2002. This is one of a series of articles by the Catholic Review to mark the 20th anniversary of […]]]>

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops established the Charter for the Protection of Children and Youth (and Core Norms for Diocesan/Eparchial Policies Regarding Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests or Deacons) in June 2002. This is one of a series of articles by the Catholic Review to mark the 20th anniversary of the Charter and its impact on safe environments within the church.

When the Archdiocese of Baltimore receives an allegation of child sexual abuse by clergy, church employees or volunteers, archdiocesan officials take the person who has come forward very seriously, according to Bishop Adam J. Parker, Moderator of the Curia and Vicar General.

“That’s where we start. The investigation will try to look at every facet that we can possibly examine to uncover the truth,” he said in April 2022.

Bishop Adam J. Parker is a member of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee for the Protection of Children and Youth and oversees the group responsible for implementing the Charter in the archdiocese. (Kevin J. Parks/CR Staff)

In an interview with the Catholic Review, Bishop Parker, who is a member of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee for the Protection of Children and Youth and oversees the group responsible for implementing the Charter in the archdiocese, said that once an allegation has been brought to the Archdiocese, it is immediately reported to law enforcement and the Archdiocese then investigates, after ensuring that its investigation will not interfere with law enforcement .

“We want to get as much information as possible from the person making the allegation and as many other people who may be witnesses or have corroborating information about the allegation.”

During any investigation, some conversations lead to other people who may have information the Archdiocese needs.

An investigation by the Archdiocese does not depend on local law enforcement officials filing a complaint or making an arrest in a specific case.

“There are different thresholds that should be met,” Bishop Parker said. “For law enforcement to press charges in a criminal case, they would need a certain burden of proof. For us, the question is different. For the church, it’s not about laying charges; the question for us concerns fitness for ministry.

He added that even if the evidence in a given case does not lead to criminal charges, the Archdiocese still wants to know whether an incident happened or not, in order to ensure that a priest, deacon, an employee or volunteer would remain fit for ministry.

“In some senses, fitness for ministry is a higher standard (than for filing criminal charges) because we want to provide safe environments for everyone involved, and especially those who are minors,” he said. said Bishop Parker, ahead of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Youth and accompanying standards, approved in June 2002 by the US bishops.

Jerri Burkhardt, director of the Archdiocesan Office of Child and Youth Welfare, said: “One of the main purposes of this charter is to ensure that we respond quickly and effectively to allegations of child sexual abuse. against clergy, including reporting immediately to law enforcement and offering pastoral support to promote healing for victim-survivors.

With this in mind, the archdiocese generally offers pastoral support in the form of counseling to those who present an allegation.

“The first thing we do is listen to what they have to say; this is the first and most important thing,” she said.

“The Archdiocese pays counselors chosen by victim-survivors,” she said. “In some cases, victim-survivors simply want us to help them identify resources in the community, and that’s something we do. And the archdiocese proposes a meeting with the archbishop or one of his auxiliary bishops.

Burkhardt noted that an independent review committee is making sure the Archdiocese and Archbishop William E. Lori are doing all they can to promote reconciliation and healing for victim-survivors. She said some people find healing in the archdiocese immediately reporting the allegations to law enforcement. Allegations are reported to law enforcement “no matter how long ago, whether the perpetrator is alive or deceased.”

“As far as the review board, the other thing they do is they make sure that we remove from the department anyone who has been credibly accused of abuse, and they help assess the credibility of the allegations and the relevance of the ministry of those individuals who have been charged,” she said.

The IRB is an eight-person, mostly lay, group that reviews individual allegations of abuse and helps shape archdiocesan child protection policies. It is currently chaired by Dr. Jay Perman, Chancellor of the University System of Maryland, and includes a pastor, a nun, and five other lay professionals specializing in law and social services.

Burkhardt said the Independent Review Commission oversees and advises the Archbishop’s efforts to uphold and ensure the Charter’s promises for the protection of children and youth.

One of the important things about the review board is that it represents a variety of areas of expertise, including social work, law enforcement, the justice system, and caring for victims of child abuse. children and other traumatic experiences, she said.

“We rely on them to give us advice and ask questions to make sure that we ask all the questions that need to be asked and that nothing is overlooked that could help us understand what happened, often, in situations that would have happened years ago,” Burkhardt said.

With this combination of expertise and independence, IRB members “are not afraid to question findings or investigative methods or the thoroughness of our work or our response to survivors,” said she declared.

Bishop Parker said the Archdiocese is providing the Independent Review Commission with all the information it needs to reach consensus on the recommendations to the Archdiocese.

“The investigation, and in particular the results of the investigation, go beyond our own internal team,” he said. “Those reviewing the evidence and making recommendations to the Archbishop are largely lay people. …

“It is not the archbishop alone or even the archbishop and I alone who make the decision” on the fitness for ministry of a clergy member, employee or volunteer who has been accused of ‘misconduct. “We rely on the expertise of those who advise us, who are familiar with this area and have worked in this type of investigative environment for many years,” Bishop Parker said.

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Bethany Church will set up the new Raymond campus | Community https://ncnyumc.org/2022/06/18/bethany-church-will-set-up-the-new-raymond-campus-community/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://ncnyumc.org/2022/06/18/bethany-church-will-set-up-the-new-raymond-campus-community/ RAYMOND —Bethany Church is pleased to announce the hiring of a new campus pastor for our congregation in Raymond, Shea Fitzgibbons. Fitzgibbons, an ordained minister with the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference (CCCC), has held various pastoral positions in several New England churches since 2008. He holds a master’s degree in theology from Gordon Conwell Theological […]]]>

RAYMOND —Bethany Church is pleased to announce the hiring of a new campus pastor for our congregation in Raymond, Shea Fitzgibbons. Fitzgibbons, an ordained minister with the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference (CCCC), has held various pastoral positions in several New England churches since 2008. He holds a master’s degree in theology from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. , and has extensive clinical pastoral education experience from the Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Fitzgibbons’ wide range of experiences made him an ideal candidate to lead the Bethany campus in Raymond as well as assist the church as a whole in its care and support ministry in the Seacoast region. To recognize this exciting and joyful occasion, Bethany Church would like to invite the community to a special installation service for Pastor Shea Fitzgibbons at the Raymond Campus (90 Chester Road, Raymond, NH) on Sunday, June 26 at 3:00 p.m. At the end of the service, all attendees are invited to an outdoor barbecue reception as we continue to celebrate and thank God for this exciting new chapter in the life of our church community. If you would like to attend the installation service or reception, we invite you to please RSVP at this link: https://mybethany.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/307/responses/new.

ABOUT BETHANY CHURCH

Bethany Church is a Jesus-centered community dedicated to helping people love God and others by putting His truth into action. We are committed to helping people progress along their journey of faith from curious to devoted, and provide opportunities for people to connect with each other, to draw closer to Jesus, to care for those who need it. need and to have an impact on the world by sharing the hope we have in Jesus. For more information, please visit www.bethanychurch.com.

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Pelosi asked if Democratic rhetoric is fueling violence against pro-life churches and clinics https://ncnyumc.org/2022/06/16/pelosi-asked-if-democratic-rhetoric-is-fueling-violence-against-pro-life-churches-and-clinics/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 20:31:07 +0000 https://ncnyumc.org/2022/06/16/pelosi-asked-if-democratic-rhetoric-is-fueling-violence-against-pro-life-churches-and-clinics/ NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was pressed Thursday on whether Democrats’ rhetoric regarding the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. fuels violence against pro-life churches and clinics. Reporters asked Pelosi at her daily press conference if she thought blue party rhetoric was […]]]>

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was pressed Thursday on whether Democrats’ rhetoric regarding the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. fuels violence against pro-life churches and clinics.

Reporters asked Pelosi at her daily press conference if she thought blue party rhetoric was behind the attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers and churches plaguing the country.

The speaker – a Catholic who was denied communion by the Archbishop of San Francisco for his views on abortion – did not condemn the attacks, saying instead that the politicization of the issue of abortion “is uniquely American”.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California called the politicization of the abortion issue “uniquely American.”
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“Well, let me say this: A woman has the right to choose. Living up to her responsibility rests with her, her doctor, her family, her husband, her significant other, and her God. “, said the speaker.

“This discussion about the politicization of all of this, I think, is something uniquely American and not fair,” she continued. “Other countries, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, have had legislative initiatives to extend women’s right to choose. Very Catholic countries.”

“I’m a very Catholic person and I believe in every woman’s right to make her own decisions,” Pelosi added.

Pelosi’s abortion recommendation, however, has put her at odds with Catholic clergy, such as San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone who announced last month that the speaker would be denied communion.

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone banned Nancy Pelosi from Holy Communion, due to her stance on abortion.

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone banned Nancy Pelosi from Holy Communion, due to her stance on abortion.
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Cordileone wrote to the California Democrat, advising her that she should not show up for Holy Communion at Mass and that priests would not distribute Communion to her if she showed up.

“A Catholic legislator who supports induced abortion, after learning the teaching of the Church, commits a manifestly grave sin which is a cause of the gravest scandal to others. Communion,” he said in the letter.

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Merton E. Parks is on the Southern Baptist Convention’s list of abusers https://ncnyumc.org/2022/06/15/merton-e-parks-is-on-the-southern-baptist-conventions-list-of-abusers/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 05:13:34 +0000 https://ncnyumc.org/2022/06/15/merton-e-parks-is-on-the-southern-baptist-conventions-list-of-abusers/ Has been Merton Parks Listed in the list of abusers of the Southern Baptist Convention? Merton E. Parks, former pastor of First Baptist Church of Oswegatchie in Oswegatchie, New York, was classified as a low-risk sex offender after he admitted downloading child pornography, a felony punishable by two years in prison. The federal Immigration and […]]]>

Has been Merton Parks Listed in the list of abusers of the Southern Baptist Convention?

Merton E. Parks, former pastor of First Baptist Church of Oswegatchie in Oswegatchie, New York, was classified as a low-risk sex offender after he admitted downloading child pornography, a felony punishable by two years in prison. The federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement cybercrime unit was tracking credit card purchases of child pornography on Parks’ church computer. Parks reportedly told investigators in a statement that he used the footage to treat his erectile dysfunction himself and had no idea they were illegal. Parks was reportedly at the Oswegatchie Church for about three years. Previously, he pastored First Baptist Church in Hermon, New York, for about five years. Before entering the ministry, he taught for about 17 years at private schools in New York and Pennsylvania, according to an article by Baptist News Global.

List of Southern Baptist names

According to the Washington Post, a 300-page report was released on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The document contains horrifying new information regarding specific cases of abuse and highlights how faith leaders have actively fought the avoidance of abuse. abuse and reform for many years.

Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention actually announced a thorough, independent, third-party review that found abusers were generally overlooked, forgotten, or even chastised by high-level religious leaders within this 16-plus religious denomination. million members. Moreover, it revealed that these leaders usually deceived their own members to keep them from understanding the rampant sexual misconduct.

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A history of rejected abuse

Virtually all of these disclosed events were not subject to the statute of limitations, making it unclear how many attackers were actually charged. According to the report, an internal list of attackers was kept.

The report alleges that a crucial Southern Baptist leader has been credibly accused of sexual abuse just a month after completing his two-year term as convention president. The report also names three former SBC presidents, a former vice president, and the former head of the SBC administrative branch as SBC leaders who helped cover up and even abet thought abusers.

One victim said they were treated with hostility as they alleged they had been sexually assaulted by a youth pastor. The accused pastor has served in numerous Southern Baptist churches in a number of states. During a conference with SBC leaders in 2007, a member of the executive committee “turned his back on him during his speech and another chuckled”.

Accountability in the Baptist Convention

Russell Moore, the former head of the SBC’s political arm, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, said “it’s not all Southern Baptists, look at all the good we’re doing.” The sensational report demonstrates a pattern of obstruction, retaliation, cover-up and intimidation. He hopes this document will bring about much-needed change and hold those responsible for their horrific actions.

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Martyr nuns beatified in Poland https://ncnyumc.org/2022/06/13/martyr-nuns-beatified-in-poland/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 13:58:50 +0000 https://ncnyumc.org/2022/06/13/martyr-nuns-beatified-in-poland/ VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As we beatify 10 Polish nuns killed by Russian soldiers at the end of World War II, it is hard not to think of the suffering endured by the Ukrainian people today and the need for peace in the world,” said Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, prefect of the Dicastery for the Causes […]]]>

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As we beatify 10 Polish nuns killed by Russian soldiers at the end of World War II, it is hard not to think of the suffering endured by the Ukrainian people today and the need for peace in the world,” said Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, prefect of the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints.

Presiding over the beatification Mass in Wroclaw, Poland, on June 11, Cardinal Semeraro said the nuns, who belonged to the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Elizabeth, gave themselves “to the service of the sick, the little ones, the poor and the most needy. until their martyrdom.

Ten Polish nuns murdered by Russian soldiers at the end of World War II were beatified in Wroclaw, Poland on June 11, 2022. Pictured clockwise are sisters Maria Paschalis Jahn, Melusja, Edelburgis Kubitzki, Adel Schramm, Adelheidis Töpfer, Acutina Goldberg, Felicitas Ellmerer, Rosaria Schilling, Sabina Thienel and Sapientia Heymann. (CNS Photo/courtesy Congregation of the Sisters of St. Elizabeth)

“We ask the Lord, through their intercession, that the world never again lack respect for womanhood, for the equal dignity of men and women and for the protection of motherhood,” said the cardinal. “Today we pay special tribute to the people of Ukraine, to migrants and to our quest for peace.”

Pope Francis also remembered the 10 nuns during his Angelus address on Sunday, June 12.

The pope hailed the example of the martyred nuns who “stayed by the side of the old and sick” despite the atrocities committed against Christians by the Soviet army.

“May their example of fidelity to Christ help us all, especially persecuted Christians in various parts of the world, to bear witness courageously to the Gospel,” the pope told pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square.

Founded in Nysa in 1810, the Congregation of St. Elizabeth was one of many religious orders that faced the brutality of the Soviet army during its victorious 1944-45 sweep through Poland, which had already lost a fifth of its population, including most of its Jewish minority. , during six years of Nazi occupation.

According to a June 11 statement from the Polish bishops’ conference, about 100 members of St. Elizabeth’s died at the hands of the Red Army after World War II.

The members of the congregation, present in 19 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, work in hospitals, schools and parishes and manage community centers, orphanages and residential establishments. ‘education.

The Polish Episcopal Conference has declared that the liturgical commemoration of the 10 martyred nuns will be celebrated annually by the church on May 11.

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Daily record, June 11, 2022 | News, Sports, Jobs https://ncnyumc.org/2022/06/11/daily-record-june-11-2022-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 05:04:14 +0000 https://ncnyumc.org/2022/06/11/daily-record-june-11-2022-news-sports-jobs/ Marshall County Courthouse Court — Friday • Zachery Ronald Dean Grady appeared for the first time on a charge of operating under the influence for a second offence, a charge of driving with revocation and a charge of speeding. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled for […]]]>

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Court — Friday

• Zachery Ronald Dean Grady appeared for the first time on a charge of operating under the influence for a second offence, a charge of driving with revocation and a charge of speeding. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 20 at 1 p.m. A substance abuse assessment is ordered and the results are submitted to the court.

• Rambo Marco Sadie made a first appearance on a probation violation charge and a domestic assault charge. Jeff Hazen is named attorney for both cases. The probation revocation hearing is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on June 29. Bail is set at $5,000 in cash. The preliminary hearing on the domestic violence charge for a third or subsequent offense will take place on June 20 at 1 p.m. Bail is set at $5,000 cash or bond. A no contact order has been issued for the protected party.

• Alejandra Dean Bly made a first appearance on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance-Second Offence. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is set for June 30 at 1 p.m. A substance abuse assessment is ordered and the results are submitted to the court.

• Dean Allen Oziah Jr. made a first appearance on a charge of public intoxication and a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Oziah pleaded guilty and the fine is $210 with an additional $31.50 and $60 in court costs for a total of $301.50.

• Marsiano Jose Galvez made a first appearance for driving while prohibited. Taylor Reichardt is appointed attorney. The preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 30 at 1 p.m.

• Riley Jeanne Robinson made her first appearance on an illegal passing of a first school bus offence. A pre-trial is scheduled for July 13 at 9:30 a.m. in the trial court.

• Williams Eugene Whytus made his first appearance on a driving while suspended charge. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on July 13 at the magistrates’ court.

• Alvin Morris made a first appearance on an illegal overrun of a school bus load. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for July 13 at 9:30 a.m. in the trial court.

• Aung Win made a first appearance on a charge of exploiting under the influence of the second offense and a charge of failing to maintain control. Taylor Reichardt is appointed attorney. The preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 30 at 1 p.m. A substance abuse assessment is ordered and the results are submitted to the court.

• Oscar Daniel Meraz made a first appearance on a first offense marijuana possession charge and an improper taillight charge. The preliminary hearing is set for June 30 at 1 p.m. A substance abuse assessment is ordered and the results are submitted to the court.

Transfers of ownership

June 9

• Crystal Propp to Adriana Regalado, Jose Angel Regalado and Regalados Realty Corp., 8 s. Eighth St.

• K Murphy, P Murphy, Kim and Peter Murphy to Yasmira Perez Romero, 1106 W. Church St.

June 8

• Diane Bryant to Michael W. Bryant, 200 S. Jeffrey St., 902 W. Main St. Le Grand

• Estate of Robert E. Fouch to Aimee and John Beck, 2410 Sand Road

• GreenState Credit Union, Marshall County Sheriff, City of Marshalltown, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., Jacqueline C. and Steven C. Shaffer at Aquila Sletten, 105 Second Ave., Melbourne

• Gregory S. Rankin to Jeffrey J. Rankin, 2761 Garwin Road

• Erica and Erik Nilius at Elizabeth and Matthew Streeter, 2513 255th St.

June 6

• Roman Sanchez Garcia, Mirna A. and Roman Sanchez at Juan Antonio Sanchez Santibanez, 911 N. Fifth Ave.

• Alecia D. and Dustin M. Young to Ashley M. and Nicholas R. Krimmer, 3071 280th St.

• Ashley Michelle Ebersole, Ashley Michelle and Nicholas Krimmer to Scott G. Franks and Lilia Ocampo Franks, 1324 Greenfield Drive

• Jason and Suzanne Berkey at Kelly J. Mann, 1002 S. 10th Ave.

• The Estate of Tracy Truman Rosedale at Raejean Rosedale, 301 S. Main St., Laurel

• The Estate of Tracy Truman Rosedale at Brett Rosedale, 1510 Oaks Ave., Albion

• Barbara L. and James E. Judkins to Richard Irish, 209 E. Church St., Gilman

• The Estate of Robert Wall Peters to Ryah Candace Peters, Robert & Randa Peters Family Trust, Randa La Rae Peters Trustee, 1904 E. Merle Hibbs Blvd.

• Mary E. Case, John W. and Mary E. Hamilton at John W. and Mary E. Hamilton, 106 W. Webster St.

Marshalltown Police Department

Incidents

• On Thursday, a burglary was reported in the 700 block of North Fourth Avenue.

• On Thursday, a theft of motor vehicle parts or accessories worth less than $300 was reported at the Marshalltown police station.

Quotes

• On Thursday, Valérie Fay Maine, 59, was cited for failing to yield to pedestrians and without a valid driver’s license.

• On Thursday June 9, Sa Guoi Htoo, 29, was cited for not having a valid driver’s license.

Arrests

• Rambo Sadie, 36, was arrested on Friday for domestic assault, a third or subsequent misdemeanor and on warrant.

• On Thursday, Dean Oziah Jr., 51, was arrested for public intoxication-first offense and possession of drug paraphernalia.



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Inova Opens New Pride Clinic in Falls Church Serving the LGBTQ+ Community https://ncnyumc.org/2022/06/08/inova-opens-new-pride-clinic-in-falls-church-serving-the-lgbtq-community/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 22:14:04 +0000 https://ncnyumc.org/2022/06/08/inova-opens-new-pride-clinic-in-falls-church-serving-the-lgbtq-community/ Inova officials, city council members, state delegates and United States Senate representatives cut the ribbon at the Pride Clinic. (Photo Grace Billups Arnold) ALEXANDRIA, VA–On Wednesday, June 8, Inova officials cut the ribbon for the new Pride Clinic at Falls Church (500 Washington Street, Suite 200). The Mayor of Falls Church, Members of the Falls […]]]>
Inova officials, city council members, state delegates and United States Senate representatives cut the ribbon at the Pride Clinic. (Photo Grace Billups Arnold)

ALEXANDRIA, VA–On Wednesday, June 8, Inova officials cut the ribbon for the new Pride Clinic at Falls Church (500 Washington Street, Suite 200). The Mayor of Falls Church, Members of the Falls Church and Alexandria City Council, Representatives of Senators Warner and Kaine, Members of the Virginia House of Delegates, Boards of Supervisors for Fairfax County, Loudoun County and Prince George’s County, and Inova executives and physicians were all on hand to inaugurate the new clinic.

the front of the Inova Pride Clinic at 500 Washington St in Falls Church surrounded by rainbow balloons
The Inova Pride Clinic at 500 Washington St in Falls Church. (Photo Grace Billups Arnold)

Inova’s Population and Community Health Division Vice President Karen Berube kicked things off. “I am delighted and filled with emotion in front of this clinic which is no longer an aspiration but a reality,” she began. The longing for this clinic was born four years ago on a bus trip to Richmond that Karen and several of her Inova colleagues took together.

a sign on a door saying 200, Inova Pride Clinic, with a rainbow flag on itAfter many, many months of navigating COVID-19, supply chain issues and general construction issues, this has finally come to fruition. The Pride Clinic occupies 3,600 square feet on the second floor of the building. It includes four boardrooms, several exam rooms and offices, bathrooms for all genders, and a multi-purpose conference room for group meetings.

the inova pride clinic waiting room, with a reception desk, two chairs and a rainbow flag on the wall
The Inova Pride Clinic consists of Dr. Ramallo and his nurse and receptionist, two examination rooms, four counseling rooms, a conference room, and more.

The clinic will be led by Dr. Jorge Ramallo and his team, a nurse and a receptionist. “We’re starting small but mighty,” says Dr. Ramallo. Dr. Ramallo grew up in Springfield, Virginia, and after a significant stint in Wisconsin has since returned to his home state to continue championing a cause close to his heart.

a hallway down a doctor's office, a sign on a wall reads “It’s like a dream come true,” says Dr. Ramallo. “Honestly, I didn’t know when or how it would happen, I just thought about it and when the opportunity presented itself, I jumped on it.”

a conference room with an oval table surrounded by six swivel office chairsDr. Ramallo came out to his family at the age of 19 and since then he has always known he wanted to help underserved communities with his work.

a wall with a sign saying He explains: “It was clear to me that the LGBTQ+ population is chronically underserved and misunderstood by the medical profession. That’s what inspired me to find a field that addressed everything from adolescent to pediatrics to adult to mental health to primary care and family care.

two doctors examination roomsAt Pride Clinic, Dr. Ramallo and his staff “will focus on the specific needs of patients and listen to patients.”

a hallway filled with people in single file, rainbow flags are lined up on a counter in mason jarsDr. Ramallo hopes to provide quality care specifically tailored to the unique and individual needs of the LGBTQ+ community in the DMV. From pediatric services to gender affirmation services to mental health services, the clinic is fully equipped to offer comprehensive care to anyone who seeks it. With all the resources the clinic offers, Dr. Ramallo plans to have a therapist and a psychiatrist on site, and to use the conference room for group meetings, for young trans or drug addicts, for example.

Inova officials and City Council members cut the Rainbow Pride Ribbon at the Church of Falls Pride Clinic
The clinic is now open and fully functional. (Photo Grace Billups Arnold)

The clinic was fully funded by Inova, but everyone involved in the vision, creation and now continuation encourage philanthropic efforts in the future to continue to advance the medical resources and quality presented and available to the community. LGBTQ+.

If you would like to support the Inova Pride Clinic or donate to an LGBTQ+ cause, visit https://www.inova.org/locations/inova-primary-care/pride-clinic/.

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70 Arkansas churches quit UMC over gay debate https://ncnyumc.org/2022/06/06/70-arkansas-churches-quit-umc-over-gay-debate/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 13:24:39 +0000 https://ncnyumc.org/2022/06/06/70-arkansas-churches-quit-umc-over-gay-debate/ The First United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, displays LGBT rainbow decoration. | Getty Images Seventy congregations in Georgia have decided to leave The United Methodist Church in part because of the mainline Protestant denomination’s ongoing debate over homosexuality. The UMC North Georgia Conference announcement last Thursday that 70 congregations representing nine percent of […]]]>
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Seventy congregations in Georgia have decided to leave The United Methodist Church in part because of the mainline Protestant denomination’s ongoing debate over homosexuality.

The UMC North Georgia Conference announcement last Thursday that 70 congregations representing nine percent of their churches and three percent of their membership opted out.

The official disaffiliation date for churches will be June 30.

Many, if not all, of these departing congregations are expected to join the New World Methodist Church, which was launched as a conservative alternative to the UMC.

“Bless these congregations as they go,” North Georgia Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson prayed, as quoted in the announcement. “I pray that we will be partners in ministry and you will do your powerful work of healing division and overcoming divisions.”

The 70 churches leaving the North Georgia Conference come as many other congregations in the United States are leaving the UMC because of the ongoing debate over LGBT issues.

The UMC’s Book of Discipline currently calls homosexuality “inconsistent with Christian teaching” and prohibits the blessing of same-sex unions or the ordination of non-celibate homosexuals.

However, many UMC members adamantly oppose the Book of Discipline’s position, and some prominent leaders of the denomination have refused to enforce the rules.

In January 2020, a theologically diverse group of UMC leaders agreed to advance a proposal at the next General Conference that would create a new Methodist denomination for those who oppose changes to the Book of Discipline.

Theological conservatives then created the Methodist World Church, which would serve as the new denomination once the proposal for separation was passed at General Conference.

Although General Conference was scheduled for later in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has led the UMC to postpone the Church-wide Legislative Gathering multiple times.

After the UMC decided to postpone the General Conference again to 2024, the GMC announced that it would be launched on May 1 of this year, rather than waiting for the approval of any separation proposal.

“It is anticipated that some theologically conservative local churches will find annual conferences willing to negotiate fair and equitable exit arrangements, while others will regrettably face obstacles placed in their way,” the GMC said in a released statement. in March.

“The Transitional Leadership Council has decided it is time to launch The Methodist World Church, so that those who can leave early will have a place to land, to begin to build and grow, and to make room for more. others join later.”

In addition to the 70 churches in North Georgia leaving the UMC, 35 congregations in Arkansas and over 100 Florida congregations are in the process of discernment to possibly leave UMC.

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