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St. Francis Day: Blessing of the Animals

Three-minute read. The Episcopal Church has long believed that animals (and all creation) are gifts from God, and that people are responsible for being good stewards of the earth and all its inhabitants. Add your voice through a Blessing of the Animals.

Want children in church? Put them in charge

Three-Minute read. There is sound reasoning for why children should be included in every aspect of church life and it’s vital to the life of a congregation.

God, make me a tree

One-Minute read. What can we learn from a tree?

Is your stewardship campaign ready to go?

Three-minute read. For many of our congregations, September is the re-start of the program year, as we ramp up youth and adult education programs, return from our summer of rest, and begin to reawaken our plans for growth.

Reach Out Challenge

One-Minute read.
Most of us know someone, friend or family, who could use a break. In August, the Everything Holy project suggested households challenge themselves to reach out and help.

Children and Family Ministry — let’s share ideas

One-Minute read.
A growing number of churches within our diocese offer active ministries for children and families or are hoping to move in that direction. On Thursday, August 19, join in a virtual gathering to learn, share ideas, and network our resources. Together, we find even more joy in the work God has called us to.

Discern: Helping young adults called to ministry

One-Minute read. DISCERN is a two-week virtual experience where for young adults to engage in thought-provoking conversations around purpose, passion, and call with inspiring faith leaders. This experience will guide them in discovering their next most faithful steps and explore how they might serve the church — and ultimately the world.

Choosing Curriculum: Things to keep in mind for children (and adults)

One-Minute read. Well-known Christian Educator Sharon Ely-Pearson’s recent post regarding children’s curriculum is worth the few minutes time it will take you to read it. Though it is oriented towards selecting children’s curriculum, additional insights apply just as well to adult education.

Church Seasons: Ordinary Time

One-Minute read. Keep this church season extraordinary by reflecting on and celebrating the life and teachings of Jesus and challenging ourselves to walk the talk as his disciples.

At the Table: Gathering Community

One-Minute read. Imagine how good it feels to be at a table that is warm and welcoming. That is the kind of table At the Table hopes to create in your home or within your congregation sometime soon.  

Pandemic prompts stewardship innovation, offers lasting lessons for church giving, panel says

Five-minute read. The suspension of in-person worship services early in the pandemic made the traditional passing of the offertory plate impossible, churches, they should commit to maintaining the spirit of innovation in church stewardship, especially with digital tools, according to the clergy and lay leaders who participated in a recent panel discussion hosted by the CEEP Network.

Reach Out Challenge

One-Minute read. Serving in the military can be stressful and lonely, so most service members love getting mail from loved ones and strangers alike. Accept the Everything Holy July Reach Out Challenge!

Explore Scripture: Deepen Faith through Education for Ministry in West Missouri

Three-minute read. People need the kind of theological education which supports their faith and which also trains them to express that faith in day-to-day events. “This is a class I wish I had ‘discovered’ at a much earlier time in my life. It is rewarding beyond anything I ever thought it would be.”

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