Apr 08, 2021St. James Episcopal Church in Springfield raises over $5,000 for Episcopal Relief & Development’s ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE

St. James Episcopal Church in Springfield raises over $5,000 for Episcopal Relief & Development’s ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE

Gary Allman One-minute read.   Resources

In an annual aggregated summary of donations to Episcopal Relief and Development, St. James’ donation of over $5,000 was highlighted by Episcopal Relief and Development for special recognition. Well done, the people of St. James. 

Not familiar with the ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE campaign? According to Episcopal Relief & Development, it is:

a $3 million grassroots Church-wide fundraising campaign dedicated to expanding the organization’s global programs, improving the lives of children up to age six. In this campaign, Episcopal Relief & Development invites individuals, congregations, and dioceses to join ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE by engaging in acts of love of their own.

No other churches from West Missouri are on record as donating. Hopefully, this is something that we can change in 2021.

In their letter to the diocese, Episcopal Relief & Development listed all the churches within the diocese that donated to ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE. No other churches from West Missouri are on record as contributing. Hopefully, this is something that we can change in 2021.

Please take some time to visit the ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE webpage, find out more about this commendable campaign, and let’s see how many churches within the diocese can contribute something, no matter how small, to improving the lives of young children.

To help you, this month, Episcopal Relief and Development are introducing a new resource called Let’s Talk: Family Conversation Starters on Gifts and Psalms. Introducing the resource, Episcopal Relief and Development stated, “These powerful conversation cards are composed of open-ended questions designed to create a time of storytelling and sharing among families and friends. The inspiration came from youth in The Episcopal Church asking for ways to engage in meaningful conversation with parents and family members more easily. We hope that you will use them and that your discussions will be life-giving.”

Gary Allman is Communications Director with The Diocese of West Missouri.

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