Applications are now accepted for high school students who want to participate in the General Convention Official Youth Presence (GCOYP) at the Episcopal Church 79th General Convention to be held Thursday, July 5 to Friday, July 13, 2018 at The Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas (Diocese of Texas). Applications and information are available HERE. The Episcopal Church budget covers travel, lodging and meals for OYP participants attending the orientation weekend and General Convention. Deadline for applications and nominations is November 1. Nominators may be contacted in early January and applicants will be notified of their status in February. The Official Youth Presence team will be announced in March. Read more >
Office of Government Relations Internship Spring 2018 The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations is seeking an intern to provide research, policy, and administrative support during the Spring of 2018, approximately from the beginning of January through May. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 23rd. This policy, research, and advocacy internship, based at our Capitol Hill office, provides the intern with opportunities to learn and practice the skills of policy research and analysis, advocacy, and engagement. While the intern will have significant autonomy in their work, the staff works closely with them to provide an enriching experience and access to outside experts and resources; an intern can expect mentoring and training in skills desirable in any policy-based office. The internship will be full time and will include a stipend. Find out more >
Applications are now accepted for the 2018 United Thank Offering grants: 10 grants of $2500 for young adults; and 10 grants of $2500 to seminarians. The focus of the grants is The Jesus Movement: Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care. Find out more >
MONS NVBIFER SANCTVS Contemplative Christian Formation for the Whole of Life www.monsnubifer.org Mons Nubifer Sanctus (Holy Cloud-Bearing Mountain) offers weekend, week-long and longer-term residential programs that assist people of all walks and stations of life to explore and to enter the spiritual wisdom and ways of the ancient Christian faith. Find out about their blog and coming events.
Forward Movement is pleased to announce the Good Book Club, a church-wide program that invites all Episcopalians to read Luke and Acts during Lent-Easter 2018. Participants in the Good Book Club will begin reading Luke the Sunday before Lent, February 11, 2018, and finish up the Book of Acts on the Day of Pentecost, May 20, 2018. Find out more >
Digital media for ministry bootcamp at General Seminary on October 27th. The eFormation learning community is one that embraces 21st century communications tools not only for the connection piece that is so essential for parishes and congregations, but also as a means for faith formation. Find out more and register!
2017 Chapman Dialogues: Conversations on Faith Faith and Civility: Beyond the Golden Rule, November 12-14, Claggett Center. Registration Now Open. https://www.claggettcenter.org/events/19 Civility in the workplace, in our houses of worship, at home – where do faith and civility intersect? How do you move beyond the Golden Rule as our sole rule of thumb? Join Mr. Daniel Buccino, director of the Johns Hopkins Civility Initiative, and others to explore this most-timely topic. Perhaps we can even begin to recognize the “us” in “them.” Visit chapmandialogues.org to learn about the Chapman Dialogues: Conversations on Faith series and this year's in-depth look at Faith and Civility: Beyond the Golden Rule.
Special Creation Season Reflections for 2017 The Episcopal Networks Collaborative (Episcopal Ecological Network, Episcopal Network for Economic Justice, and the Union of Black Episcopalians) has completed a special series of Creation Season reflections entitled Reflections for Creation Season 2017. The reflections cover the first four Sundays in October (Propers 21 through 24) and are for use in sermon preparation and for action by groups and individuals. The reflections are available for free download at http://www.enej.org/assets/pdfs/CreationSeasonreflections2017.pdf
Something Brand New! A Full Integrated Weekly Worship Experience for Kids Hearts Alive provides liturgical congregations a highly-anticipated children’s curriculum that combines captivating content, gospel focus, and lectionary alignment for ages 4-11. The curriculum has three learning levels—pre-K–K, lower elementary, and upper elementary—as well as a fourth unit for children’s large group worship settings. The entire package can be customized to a church's needs with pricing for small, medium and large classes. Find out more >