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To Look Like Jesus

When: Thursday, January 6, 2022, 11 a.m.
Where: Online.
Join Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Washington Bishop Mariann Budde, the Rev. Glenna Huber, and other local and national leaders for a live-streamed celebration of Epiphany, the season of light, from the Church of the Epiphany in Washington, D.C.

Grant applications open for Episcopal Church Constable Fund, Roanridge Trust

One-minute read. Applications are open for two grant opportunities offered annually by The Episcopal Church—Constable Fund grants, which focus on religious education, and Roanridge Trust grants, which support leadership development in small towns and rural communities.

Episcopal Church 2020 Parochial Report data now available

Two-minute read. Episcopalians can now access analysis of the 2020 Parochial Report data, including multi-year attendance and finance trends for individual churches and dioceses, as well as learn how COVID-19 impacted congregations from a special narrative report of qualitative data.

Pastoral word from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on 20th anniversary of September 11

One-minute read. While 20 years have passed, I also want us to pause and remember the days that followed these tragic events. There was a moment in the aftermath when people came together. We were praying, grieving, and also working together. Because in that moment, however fleeting it was, we knew with immediacy and vulnerability that we need God, and we need each other.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry encourages Americans to get vaccinated: “Do this one for the children”

Two-minute video. Join @PB_Curry by sharing your own “I Got Mine” story. Post your photo or video with the #igotmine hashtag, tag and invite your friends, and tell the world what getting the COVID-19 vaccine means to you.

Únase a @PB_Curry y comparta su propia historia “Yo ya me la puse”. Publique su foto o video con el hashtag #igotmine #yoyamelapuse, y etiquete e invite a sus amigos a hacer lo mismo, y cuéntele al mundo lo que significa para usted haberse podido poner la vacuna contra el COVID-19.

Make a Global Difference

One-minute read. Apply to be a member of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s delegation to the 2021 U.N. climate change conference (COP26)

Taskforce announces training updates to Safe Church curriculum

Two-minute read. Three new courses related to safe church policies within The Episcopal Church will be released July 14, with webinars planned soon to help dioceses transition to a new learning platform. All new courses will be launched to create a new program called Safe Church, Safe Communities.

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

Executive Council advances church’s work on racial justice issues at June virtual meeting

Six-minute read. Themes of racial justice, including the experience of people of color within The Episcopal Church, the persecution of indigenous peoples in North America and plans to extend and magnify the church’s existing truth and reconciliation efforts, dominated the work of the church’s Executive Council during its June 25-28 virtual meeting.

New prayer book translations into Spanish and French available, feedback from native speakers sought

One-minute read. The Episcopal Church has announced the release of draft translations of the Book of Common Prayer in Spanish and French, with Haitian Creole to follow. Feedback is sought from native speakers of those languages by October 15.

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

Evangelism Matters Conference sessions are now available for anyone to view

One-minute read. We hope that those who participated felt inspired, encouraged, and challenged, and are now ready to proclaim the Good News of Christ through word and example! Even though the conference is officially over, the learning and gathering doesn’t have to end. 

Pentecost season to open with Way of Love Revival Weekend

three-minute read. The Episcopal Church greets Pentecost with One in the Spirit, a Way of Love Revival Weekend designed to fan the flames of hope, celebrate difference, honor creation, foster beloved community, and send people toward Jesus’s Way of Love.

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

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