In the words of Christ, “What I am doing now you do not understand. But afterwards you will understand.“ John 13:7
MOST RECENT LEGAL UPDATE from the rector and the senior warden
LINK HERE FOR THE RECTOR'S MOST RECENT MESSAGE REGARDING THESE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS,
LINK HERE FOR OUR PRESS RELEASE REGARDING OUR PETITION FOR APPEAL TO THE VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT, filed June 1, 2012. The press release contains links to the actual document filed with the court, along with a link to the amicus brief filed on our behalf by the Attorney General of Virginia.
LINK HERE FOR THE TEXT OF THE PETITION FOR APPEAL
LINK HERE FOR THE TEXT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S AMICUS BRIEF submitted in our behalf June 1, 2012.
We have already identified Worship locations, new office space, and meeting space for most of our ministries' activities. Our primary Worship location will be at Bishop O'Connell High School, and our alternate Worship location will be Kenmore Middle School.
LINK HERE FOR A MAP SHOWING OUR NEW WORSHIP LOCATIONS.
Our primary worship location is at Bishop O'Connell High School, with alternate locations at Kenmore Middle School and the Parkview Marriott for Sundays that the high school is not available.
Now that we have vacated the property and are in what we are calling our "Tabernacle" phase, we have set up a new web page that will keep you updated on the schedule and location of Worship Services. You can access this page through www.tfcanglican.org/transition. We will also utilize other communication tools such as all-parish emails from the Rector and our occasional eNewsletter from the Vestry.
This "Community Updates" page will be kept as a resource for access to guidance for parents in helping their children adjust to change, parish emails from our Rector John Yates, past press releases, court documents, and various other communications issued prior to our court-ordered departure from our property.
The most important things for us to remember at this time:
1. God has a plan for us.
2. We have a plan for our community.
3. You are an important part of that plan.
Our church has:
the same ministries
the same people
the same Gospel
the same Jesus
the same activities
the same resources
We are still the Body of Christ, His church. The only thing that will change is the location, and we already have plans for most of our space needs.
Below are links to more information and resources. These links will be updated as more information becomes available.
Most recent Vestry eNews
Rector John Yates' Update April 28, 2012
Judge Bellows' Final Order March 1, 2012
Press Release March 1, 2012
Rector John Yates' Update February 22, 2012
Rector John Yates’ Message to the Parish January 10, 2012
Rector John Yates’ Message to the Parish January 18, 2012
Judge Bellows’ Decision (113 pages, downloadable pdf)
Briefs Filed prior to Final Order (link below):
Cover Letter from TFC Legal Team
Letter to Clerk Feb 22, 2012
Commonwealth of Virginia Motion for Partial Reconsideration Feb 22, 2012
CANA Letter re Personal Property Feb 22, 2012
Press Release (March 1, 2012)
Press Release from 7 Churches (Jan 10, 2012)
Press Release on Easter from TFC (April 6, 2012)
Visit our "Community News Resources" page for more news and resources.
Foundational documents from the 2005-2006 time frame in the Virginia churches' process of prayerful discernment that led to separation from The Episcopal Church:
Can Two Walk Together, Except They Be Agreed?
Forty Days of Discernment
Letters of Support received from our global Anglican family