Bishop’s Crisfield Christmas Appeal

Flooding in Crisfield, Maryland

Dear Friends, In the next few days we will hear words that need no introduction and carry for all believers a profound message. “And she brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:7) The … [Read more...]


Dear Friends: Thanksgiving is upon us. As people who celebrate the blessings we have, it almost seems redundant for us to even acknowledge our dependence upon God, our loved ones, our community. Observance such as this reminds us to stop, pause, reflect and be aware of the power of God; the love … [Read more...]

PB at Diocesan Convention 2011

Katharine Jefferts Schori and Bishop Shand gather with diocesan youth during Diocesan Convention at the Hyatt in Cambridge, Md., in 2011.

Our Diocesan Convention, "Archaeologists of Hope," featured time with our Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Katherine Jefferts Schori, who preached at the Eucharist, led us through meaningful conversation, and met with our youth during their overnight lock-in. … [Read more...]