The Rt. Rev. Peter Eaton, Bishop of Southeast Florida, announces that the diocese has extended financial relief for the end of the year:
It gives me great pleasure to communicate to you that at our regular meeting today, held at the Duncan Center, the Executive Board passed a resolution that has relieved every congregation from the expectation of paying your assessment for the months of November and December.
This action was taken in consideration of the fact that we have exercised careful stewardship of our resources this year, and so we have enough of a surplus to enable us to cover our commitments in the budget for the Diocese to the end of the year without the need for these two months of contributions. I want to thank especially the staff of the Bishop’s Office for their leading role in this stewardship.
We have made this decision enthusiastically, in celebration of our common life, and as an encouragement to all who work so hard, and give so sacrificially, for the well-being of our diocesan-wide ministries. We hope most of all that this will allow our congregations to be able to attend to post-hurricane repairs that are not covered by insurance.
This brings love and every blessing.