The Episcopal Church News

Presiding Bishop Curry’s Easter 2021 Message

Seven-minute video. “Our work goes on. Our labor for love continues,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry said in his Easter 2021 Message, “We will not cease, and we will not give up until this world reflects less our nightmare and more God’s dream where there’s plenty good room for all God’s children. Hallelujah anyhow.”

Episcopal Toolkit for COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution

Two-minute read. The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations has developed a toolkit for individuals, congregations and ministries to facilitate and promote COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the United States. This toolkit promotes the ongoing work that parishes and dioceses have already been doing, shares best practices, and offers ideas for ways that communities can help U.S.- based Episcopalians. Note: the following information is presented in English and Spanish
Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español

Task Force announces next round of missional investments

Two-minute read. The Episcopal Church’s Task Force on Church Planting and Congregational Redevelopment announced that its sixth set of grants are now available for Episcopal dioceses and mission developers who are envisioning, planning, or growing new worshipping communities and missional enterprises throughout the church.

The Episcopal Church offers a new Global Mission Digital Toolkit

Two-minute read. The Global Mission Digital Toolkit is now available. Launched on World Mission Sunday, which was observed on the last Sunday after Epiphany, February 14, this resource is a collaboration between The Episcopal Church Office of Global Partnerships (OGP), the Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEMN), and the Standing Commission on World Mission (SCWM).

Project Resource Offers Spring 2021 Stewardship Training

One-minute read. At a time when many of our resources, both denominational and ecumenical, in this area are contracting, Project Resource has proven success in being an effective and enduring set of practices for changing the culture of giving in congregations. April 18 – May 23.

Presiding Bishop Curry’s Christmas Message 2020

Three-minute video. “Joy to the world! The Lord is come. In your hearts, in your homes, in your lives, prepare him room,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry.

Note: the following information is presented in English and Spanish
Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español

Presiding Bishop: The 80th General Convention has been rescheduled to July 2022

Three-minute read. A letter to Episcopalians from Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings.

Una carta a los episcopales del obispo primado Michael B. Curry y la presidenta de la Cámara de Diputados la reverenda Gay Clark Jennings.

A Word to The Church from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

Ten-minute read. A Word to the Church from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, and is also the text of his sermon at The Episcopal Church House of Bishops, which met virtually September 16, 2020.

Note: the following information is presented in English and Spanish
Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español

Episcopal Youth Event canceled/EYEx Planning Underway

Two-minute read. The Episcopal Church Department of Faith Formation, in collaboration with the 2020 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE20) planning team and Episcopal Church leadership, announced today that the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) will not be convened this triennium due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Note: the following information is presented in English and Spanish
Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español

Episcopal Church House of Bishops July 2020: A Word on Protest and Federal Policing

Four-minute read. The House of Bishops met virtually July 28-29, 2020. The following statement was adopted on July 29. While the situation on the ground in Portland has changed, the bishops believe it is important to share their statement about protest and policing.

Note: the following information is presented in English and Spanish
Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español

Timing for the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church uncertain. Decision due in the Fall.

One-minute read. A letter to Episcopalians from Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings. “In the event that we cannot convene safely in person from June 30 to July 9, 2021, we will postpone the 80th General Convention to 2022…”

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

Racial reconciliation program from The Episcopal Church open to all

Two-minute read. July 28-30, 3-5 p.m. CDT, Online gathering.

Racial justice and healing leaders and practitioners across The Episcopal Church will gather to build community, craft strategy and equip each other for action during a series of “Becoming Beloved Community NOW” online gatherings.

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

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.

How the Episcopal Church works to shape public policy

Two-Minute read. As followers of Jesus, God forms us as we engage in civic responsibilities. The Office of Government Relations (OGR) represents the policy priorities of The Episcopal Church to the U.S. government in Washington, D.C. Find out more about the work of The Office of Government Relations.

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

Beloved Community “Rapid-Response” Grants available

Three-minute read The Presiding Officers’ Advisory Group on Beloved Community Implementation is pleased to announce the availability of grants to address the racial disparities laid bare by the coronavirus pandemic and for groups responding to racist violence and policing reform.

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

Inaugural Great EpisGOpal Race

One-minute read. The United Thank Offering (UTO) invites all to support the 2020 Ingathering by joining them in gratitude, grabbing a pair of sneakers, and racing your way in the Great EpisGOpal Virtual Race.

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.

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