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United Thank Offering 2021 Annual Grants – Two grant cycles offered

Six-minute read. Application deadlines: August 14, 2020 and February 26, 2021. These grants are awarded for projects in The Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion, each year with a different focus. For 2021, the focus is Recovering with Love and Gratitude: An Episcopal Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Local Contexts.

The Episcopal Church encourages support of the Dream Act

Two-minute video. “At this time, the Dream Act is pending before the Congress of the United States,” said Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry. “I’m asking you as Episcopalians, as people of goodwill and faith, to write and call members of Congress who represent you to support this Dream Act.”

Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español

Opening remarks from The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council meeting

10-minute read. Transcripts of the opening remarks made by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, and President of the House of Deputies, Gay Clark Jennings at this week’s Executive Council meeting. Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español.

Will you proclaim the Good News of God in Christ?

One-minute read. Embracing Evangelism, a new six-part evangelism video course, is a resource to help Episcopalians grow in their own relationship with Christ and to help others do so as well.

Explore the Way of Love with this new video series

Two-minute read. The Way of Love is a way of life. More than a program or curriculum, it is an intentional commitment to follow Jesus by following seven practices: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest. Episcopalians and others looking to engage the Way of Love and learn more about each of the individual practices are invited to Explore the Way of Love in a new series of short videos and accompanying primer cards from The Episcopal Church.

2020 Episcopal Youth Event postponed due to COVID-19

The 2020 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE20), scheduled to be held at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), July 7-11, 2020, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

United Thank Offering 2020 annual grants application deadline March 6, 2020

Two-minute read. The deadline for applications for the 2020 United Thank Offering (UTO) Annual Grants is March 6. The focus of these annual grants is Bless: Share faith, practice generosity and compassion, and proclaim the Good News of God in Christ with hope and humility.

Application process open for Episcopal Church Constable Fund

Two-minute read. The application process is now open for the 2020 Constable Fund Grants. The Constable Fund provides grants to fund mission initiatives not provided for within the budget of The Episcopal Church, as approved by General Convention 2018, with a stated preference for work in the areas of religious education.

Nuevo Amanecer 2020 Conference on Latino/Hispanic Ministries

Two-minute read. Registration has opened for Nuevo Amanecer, a biennial event that unifies and celebrates the Latino ministries across The Episcopal Church. The conference has the honor of hosting Presiding Bishop Michael Curry at their May 12-15, 2020 gathering at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Blessed Absalom Jones offering to assist Episcopal Historically Black Colleges and University

One-minute read. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites Episcopalians to deepen their participation in Christ’s ministry of reconciliation by dedicating offerings at observances of the Feast of Absalom Jones to support the two remaining Episcopal Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCUs): St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC, and Voorhees College in Denmark, SC.

United Thank Offering’s Young Adult and Seminarian grant Application deadline approaches February 7, 2020

Two-minute read. Potential applicants for the United Thank Offering (UTO) Young Adult and Seminarian (YAS!) grants are invited to participate in an informational webinar offered by the UTO board on January 14, 2020 at noon and 8:00 pm Eastern. The focus for these grants is Holy Gifts: Bringing together our blessings and gifts to breathe love, liberation, and life into our communities.

The Episcopal Church Offers Two Digital Christmas Eve Programs

Two-minute read. The Episcopal Church is offering two, digital Christmas Eve programs on December 24. Available on both the Episcopal Church website and the Episcopal Church Facebook page, these programs make Christmas Eve worship accessible to those not attending a service or program at a local church.

New Website and Task Force Seeks Participation in BCP Liturgical Revision

A new website launched on December 16th at EpiscopalCommonPrayer.org provides Episcopalians with opportunities to participate in the liturgical revision of the Book of Common Prayer called for by Resolution A068 of the 2018 General Convention. The site is available in English and Spanish.

Churchwide Bible Reading Initiative Begins in Epiphany 2020

Two-minute read. Forward Movement, along with partners from across the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada, invites followers of Jesus to participate in the Good Book Club, a churchwide Bible reading initiative. The Good Book Club will focus on the Gospel of John, with participants reading a section of scripture each day during the Epiphany season, starting on January 6, 2020.

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