The Rev. Erin Kirby, Rector of St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Minocqua has announced acceptance of a call to serve St. John's Episcopal Church, Marion, North Carolina. Mthr. Erin has served as Rector of St. Matthias since 2015. She has been active in the community and the diocese, serving as Chair of the Mosaic Task Force and on the Executive Council. Her final Sunday with St. Matthias is July 26. May God continue to bless Erin in continuing to serve in ordained ministry.
The documentary Traces of the Trade will be shown in the Wisconsin River Deanery from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 11th at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 403 Chicago Street, Minocqua. All are welcome to attend. A discussion will be held following the viewing. Lunch will be provided, although donations to help offset the cost are welcome. Please RSVP below.
In the feature documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine cousins retrace the Triangle Trade and gain powerful new perspectives on the black/white divide. Learn more about it here.
The St Matthias, Minocqua's Truth and Reconciliation Young Adult Ministry is one of 15 recipients of an Episcopal Church 2017 Young Adult and Campus Ministry grants. Young Adult and Campus Ministry Grants provide funding for dioceses, congregations, and community college/tribal college/university campuses that are doing or seek to do ministry with young adults on and off college campuses. The amount awarded was $5,000.
Beginning September 2017, St Matthias will launch Truth and Reconciliation for Healing and Mending Relationships. Through this program, the church will begin a process of building a relationship of truth, reconciliation, and healing with the Lac du Flambeau Indian community. This will be done by opening the doors and facilitating multiple Native focused healing services centered on themes of reconciliation. A safe space and an opportunity for attendees to speak their truths and heal from the effects of inter-generational trauma will be provided. Members of the Lac du Flambeau community will be intimately involved throughout the entire project. Learn more about St. Matthias at at stmatthiasminocqua.com.