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 By Michael Plekon    News

Community Easter Sunrise Service

Every year the Borrego Ministers Association (BMA) sponsors several community services and this year again it organized a celebration of the Resurrection with participation of its members and a choir gathered for the occasion. St.... — Updated 4/5/2024

 By Michael Plekon    News

Community Sunrise Service in Borrego Celebrates Easter

There are numerous religious festivals that punctuate the calendar. The one central to Christians is the celebration of the raising of Jesus from the dead. In English, we call it Easter, likely derived from the name of a deity of... — Updated 3/16/2024

 By Michael Plekon    News

Celebrating the New Ministry

On February 25, Bishop Susan Brown Snook of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego made her annual visitation to St. Barnabas parish. She preached and presided at the Eucharist and in the course of the service celebrated the new ministry of Fr. David Madsen as rector of the parish. Fr... — Updated 3/1/2024

 By Michael Plekon    News

Borrego Ministers Association Year End, Continuing Needs

Readers of the San Diego Union-Tribune will have seen numerous articles in the last few months about food insecurity, the need for food by many households and individuals across the county. The most recent, on Sunday, January 7, further revealed that with donations decreasing,... — Updated 2/15/2024


Blessing of the Animals

As in past years, there will be an ecumenical blessing of animals and pets at The Christmas Circle on Saturday, October 14 at 10 a.m. It is “ecumenical,” because it is sponsored by the Borrego Ministers Association,(BMA) which brings together clergy and laity from a number of Bor... — Updated 11/9/2023

 By Michael Plekon    News

St. Barnabas Welcomes New Pastor

On May 1, 2023, the parish of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church welcomes Father David and Naomi Madsen to their community. He will be the new rector/pastor. Dave Madsen was born and raised in Colorado, and his wife Naomi grew up in... — Updated 5/24/2023

 By Michael Plekon    News

Community Easter Sunrise Service in Borrego Springs

There are many events that draw people from the community here – Borrego Days, the film festival, all sorts of concerts and plays produced at BSPAC, the numerous shows at the Borrego Art Institute, ABDNHA lectures, the Circle of A... — Updated 4/28/2023


Servant Ministry Award Presented to Fred and LLouise Jee

The people and clergy of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church nominated LLouise and Fred Jee for the Servant Ministry Award of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, and they received the award at the diocesan convention on November 12. The... — Updated 11/28/2022

 By Michael Plekon    News

Rams Hills Makes A Gift to the BMA

Harry Turner, Chief Operations Officer and General Manager of Rams Hill, recently presented a check for $6,720 to the Borrego Ministers Association (BMA). Rams Hill has a program managing homes in Rams Hill for short-term rentals... — Updated 11/2/2022

 By Michael Plekon    News

Blessing of the Animals in Borrego

October 4 is the feast of the most beloved of all saints, Francis of Assisi, the 13th century “little brother” who embraced poverty and the natural world in his songs and prayers. He sang of the moon and sun as sister and brother, saw even death as a relative not to be fea... — Updated 10/4/2022

 By Michael Plekon    News

2022 Easter Sunrise Service by the Churches of Borrego

For the first time since spring, 2019, the Borrego Ministers' Association (BMA) was able to hold a community-wide Sunrise Service on Easter Sunday, April 17. The Service was held in the Cross Hill Garden behind the Methodist... — Updated 5/10/2022