Category Archives: New Castle – St James

Episcopal Women Honored at Luncheon

April 8th at St. Paul’s, Columbus, 25 women were honored for their support of their parish and community at a Luncheon sponsored by the Diocesan Episcopal Women’s Ministries Council. Bishop-Elect Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows presented their certificates.

Honored Women

  • Carol Baum – Good Samaritan Brownsburg
  • Mary Boggs – St. Alban’s, Indianapolis
  • Pat Carter – St. James’, New Castle
  • Dr. Carolyn Cooper – Chapel of the Good Shepherd, West Lafayette
  • Karen Dickie – Christ Church Church, Madison
  • Carla Ewing – St. Paul’s, Evansville
  • Judith Gillespie – St. Paul’s, Columbus
  • Jane Herr – St. David’s, Bean Blossom
  • Rhoda Keough – St. Phillip’s, Indianapolis
  • Dr. Maggie McClure – St. John’s, Lafayette
  • Marie Krebs O’Neil – St. Paul’s New Albany
  • Kaye Palmer – St. Matthew’s, Indianapolis
  • Irene Ray – St. James’, Vincennes
  • Nancy Rayfield –  Trinity, Bloomington
  • Dr. Jane Root – Trinity, Indianapolis
  • Helen Rudesill – St. Paul’s, Indianapolis
  • Susan Steigerwald –Trinity, Lawrenceburg
  • Betty Whaley –  Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis
  • Carolyn Williams –  St. Timothy’s, Indianapolis

Special recognition

  • Esther Weaver for her support
  • Sally Cassidy for her support

Those not able to attend:

  • Suse Blasé – St. Christopher’s Church, Carmel
  • Ruthie Fassnacht – St. Mark’s, Plainfield
  • Carol Hubbard – St. Augustine, Danville
  • Florence Caylor – Trinity, Anderson

More Pictures from the Event

St. James Episcopal Church and First Friends Meeting Host Second Annual Pray for Peace Walk

14141659_905450256226648_2546509393933592284_nHosted by St. James Episcopal Church, New Castle and First Friends Meeting, New Castle’s 2nd Annual Peace Walk took place Wednesday, September 21, at Baker Park. About 25 people attended. In addition to the walk itself, there was also live music performed by Dave Carter and participants decorated peace signs. Food was provided after the walk, which was created to celebrate International Day of Peace, or Peace Day, which was created by United Nations Resolutions in 1981 and 2001 and is observed around the globe.

“When we pray en masse, it’s more powerful,” said Pat Carter, one of the members involved in organizing the peace walk. “We certainly need it in this day and age.”

Dr. Wazir Mohamedm, an associate professor of sociology at IU East. spoke on Islam and some of the common misconceptions people have about it,  He also discussed the inherently peaceful nature of Islam (the word itself means peace,) people’s misunderstanding of what is in the Quran (Koran), the similarities of Islam to Christianity and Judaism and how harmful prejudice can be.

The event was presented to encourage peace and unity among various races and faith traditions.

For more information about the event with additional photos, please see “Pray for Peace” by Abbie Willans, from The Courier-Times website, and the St. James, New Castle Facebook page which provided information for this post.