Irish organist takes on 800–hymn marathon challenge to boost parish…

first_imgIrish organist takes on 800–hymn marathon challenge to boost parish funds Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Church of Ireland] A Dublin organist will play the entire Church Hymnal to raise funds for his parish. David O’Shea, director of music at St. Philip’s Church in Milltown Parish, will play through the Church Hymnal (fifth edition) on June 11. The Hymnathon will be livestreamed on Music at Sandford and St. Philip’s YouTube channel starting at 9:30 a.m.Over the last 15 months, parish funds have been hit hard, and in exploring suitable alternative ways to raise income, David settled on the hymnathon, as it can easily be followed remotely. Donations are invited here.There are 719 hymns and a total of 799 tunes in the Church Hymnal and some tunes are used several times, resulting in over 800 pieces. David will play the first verse of each hymn. He has calculated that the Hymnathon will take approximately 10 hours to complete.Read the entire article here. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Liturgy & Music Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listingcenter_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Anglican Communion, Featured Events Posted Jun 8, 2021 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY last_img read more

The CUInsight Experience podcast: Kathryn Davis – Showing up (#89)

first_imgThank you for tuning in to episode 89 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host, Randy Smith, co-founder of This episode is brought to you by our friends at PSCU. As the nation’s premier payments CUSO, PSCU proudly supports the success of more than 1,500 credit unions.My guest on this episode is Kathryn Davis. Kathryn is the President and CEO of Valley First Credit Union in California. We talk about Kathryn’s path to her current position as President and CEO, and I appreciated her willingness to talk about the struggles she had getting there. Kathryn shares some advice for others who are trying to move into the C-Suite and some advice for people who are doing the hiring.  Kathryn shares the leadership lessons she has learned on her journey. She talks about changes she has seen during the pandemic, and what she believes credit unions need to do to stay relevant going forward. Listen as Kathryn shares why she took the position at Valley First Credit Union and how the inspiration has changed with time on the job. She speaks about how she cultivated the ability to make hard decisions, some myths about being a leader, and her mistakes on her journey to the top.We wrap it up with rapid-fire questions and learn that Van Morrison is Kathryn’s favorite artist. She wanted to be a news anchor when she grew up before she got into credit unions, and spending time with her family is what she loves to do when she has time off. Kathryn’s final words were, “Don’t give up, put it out there and be deliberate in what you want in life.” I couldn’t have said it better, enjoy!Find the full show notes on cuinsight.comSubscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher Books mentioned on The CUInsight Experience podcast: Book List How to find Kathryn:Kathryn Davis, President and CEO of Valley First Credit [email protected] | FacebookShow notes from this episode:A big shout-out to our friends at PSCU, an amazing sponsor of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Thank you!Check out all the outstanding work that Kathryn and her team at Valley First Credit Union are doing here.Article mentioned: Mortgage Women’s MagazineShout-out: Chuck PurvisShout-out: Jill NowackiShout-out: James WilemanShout-out: Lauren CulpAlbum mentioned: Days Like This by Van MorrisonBook mentioned: Tools of the Titans by Tim FarrissBook mentioned: The Secret by Rhonda ByrnePrevious guests mentioned in this episode: Chuck Purvis, James Wileman, Lauren Culp, Jill Nowacki (episodes 4, 18, 37, 64 & 82) In This Episode:[02:14] – Welcome to the show, Kathryn![03:28] – Kathryn shares her path to the C-Suite and the challenges she faced[05:30] – She speaks about the first job that offered her a position as CEO.[08:10] – Kathryn discusses realizing about five years in that she wanted to get back into credit unions.[09:32] – Kathryn shares some advice for people that are making the hiring decisions.[12:19] – What are some changes you’ve seen during this pandemic?[13:34] – Kathryn says that credit unions need to go back to their roots and concentrate on who they are serving to stay relevant.[14:40] – She speaks about how she has changed as a leader during the pandemic.[15:51] – Kathryn shares that she will be proud that they’ve had a big impact on their community a year from now[18:04] – What was the inspiration to take the President and CEO position at Valley First Credit Union?[19:21] – Kathryn speaks about how the inspiration has changed since taking the job.[20:08] – “Were not saving lives around here because no one is going to die from the decisions we make here.” is what Kathryn says all the time.[21:13] – Kathryn shares when she got good at making hard decisions.[22:26] – Kathryn talks about the myths about being a leader.[23:13] – Is there a mistake you made or one you see young leaders make today?[25:03] – Kathryn says that some advice she was given that she still uses today is to keep trying and showing up.[25:57] – Kathryn shares about the mentors she has had along the way.[27:42] – Listen as Kathryn discusses what she does when she has a day off to recharge.[30:12] – Kathryn speaks about how she was in high school, and although she didn’t get into trouble, she used to TP the neighbors’ houses.[30:53] – She discusses what she wanted to be when she grew up.[31:11] – Coffee and silence are her morning routines.[32:14] – What is your favorite album?[32:43] – What book do you think everyone should read?[33:37] – Time and connection with people have become more important, and material possessions have become less important.[34:57] – When you hear the word success, which is the first person who comes to mind?[36:29] – Kathryn shares some final thoughts for the listeners.[37:26] – Thank you so much for being on the show! 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of he … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Extra yard space clinches deal in $1.025m sale

first_img10 Patomar Street, KedronThis modern two-storey home has sold at auction for $1.025m. Place Newmarket sales consultant Matthew Jabs said it was the 587sq m block at 10 Patomar St, Kedron, that attracted a number of potential buyers. Inside 10 Patomar St, KedronMr Jabs said that the people looking to buy in the area were generally families and young couples looking for affordable future family homes. “A lot of people move into the area for the schools, and it’s pretty close to the city as well,” he said. Inside 10 Patomar St, KedronAccording to the latest data from CoreLogic, the median house price in Kedron is $729,000.In a cul-de-sac, the property has an open-plan living and dining area with high ceilings which open out to an entertaining area and outdoor kitchen. Inside 10 Patomar St, KedronUpstairs, the master suite has a walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite. On the same level, there are three additional bedrooms, including one with its own ensuite, plus a family room. Inside 10 Patomar St, Kedron“A lot of that area is packaged with the standard 405sq m block, but this has a little more yard,” he said.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“Having side access and more land than a smaller-lot home were the big things.”last_img read more

​Danish watchdog finds scant competition in DKK2.9trn pensions market

first_imgThe council saw several signs that competition for pensions in Denmark could be improved, he said, with commercial companies appearing to have relatively high earnings while also having expensive asset management in terms of overall costs.At the same time, most Danish labour-market pension companies were not exposed to competition, Schultz said.“The vast majority of Danes’ pension schemes follow the agreements entered into by their place of employment – that is, the companies, or the social partners. It is therefore primarily these players, rather than the individual saver, who can contribute to strengthening competition,” he said.As things stood, Schultz said, it was hard for decision makers to make an informed choice of pension provider, in the case of both labour-market and company pensions.“We propose independent ongoing evaluations of pension companies that manage compulsory, savings-based pension savings – also in view of the fact that the pension companies manage a substantial part of national wealth and around [DKK1.3trn] of the state’s money in the form of deferred tax,” Schultz said.The council said it had identified several steps to strengthen competition for labour-market pensions for the benefit of the savers, including setting up a working group to develop a model that could make sure company pension schemes were priced more cost-effectively.Currently these schemes were typically made up of cheap insurance products and expensive asset management, Schultz said.“This makes comparison of pension provision more difficult and can be a barrier for new players in the pension market,” he added.On the topic of intermediaries, he said that while brokers were very important for competition for company pensions, it was “a major challenge” that they did not always create competition for the significant task of advising savers afterwards, with the big brokers typically taking on that advisory role themselves.“It hampers competition when savers find it difficult to change company,” Schultz went on.For this reason, he said the council was proposing solutions be found to enable a larger share of the collective savings capital to be moved, and to make it easier to move retirement pensions and retirement savings to another company once the saver had retired. The Danish Consumer and Competition Authority has put forward a range of proposals to make it easier to move collective pension savings from one provider to another, after finding that there are real restrictions to competition in the DKK2.9trn (€388bn) non-statutory pensions market.It its 342-page study of the sector, which the watchdog started working on in June 2017, the authority said there were big gains to be made from improving competition between pension companies, made 22 recommendations aimed at strengthening competiveness.Christian Schultz, chair of the agency’s Competition Council, which has overall responsibility for the authority, said: “Denmark has one of the world’s best pension systems. However, our analysis shows that it can be even better.“There is little competition for the management of non-statutory pension savings. In total, they amount to [DKK2.9trn], so even small efficiency improvements will bring big benefits to both savers and society,” he said.last_img read more

Bennett will continue in Tour despite crash

first_imgThe Bora Argon 18 rider was involved in a crash on the race’s opening day yesterday.However, the team’s doctor says he’s okay to continue despite incurring shoulder and finger injuries.Dan Martin is the other Irish man competing in this year’s tour.last_img