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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seven-minute read. This study focuses on personal prayer, in which one prays for oneself, rather than on intercessory prayers, which are offered by one person on behalf of another. The data will come from the results of an online questionnaire of participants’ prayer practices and pain.
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.
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!
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.”