Praying the Stations of the Cross for Victims and Survivors of Sex Trafficking https://www.dioceseny.org/ednyevent/praying-the-stations-of-the-cross-for-victims-and-survivors-of-sex-trafficking/ (registration required) Sat, April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Join the Episcopal Diocese of New York Task Force Against Human Trafficking in a traveling model of a Lenten tradition, specifically designed to shine a light on sex trafficking in New York City. Beginning with Port Authority Bus Terminal, we will travel by bus to seven Stations of the Cross throughout Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Some stations are places where victims are trafficked for sex; others are places where survivors experience healing and justice. At each station, we will gather outside to offer prayers and hear from a speaker in the field. Speakers include survivor advocates, service providers, and other other experts. Information on travel logistics will be sent to registrants. There is no cost for this event.
Seamen's Church Institute Food Truck Festival June 25, 2019 - Find out more >
Applications accepted for 2019-2020 United Thank Offering Julia Chester Emery internship In 2015, the United Thank Offering (UTO) (https://www.episcopalchurch.org/united-thank-offering) Board began an internship program for young women, named for the organization’s founder, Julia Chester Emery. This program supports the work of UTO in addition to participating in the work of a local ministry. UTO is now seeking a fourth Julia Chester Emery intern for 2019-2020. Find out more> (June 1 application deadline)
Applications are now being accepted for educational scholarships from the Episcopal Church for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarships are derived from annual income of designated trust funds established by generous donors through bequests to The Episcopal Church. A number of these scholarships support students enrolled in theological education and training. Scholarships are available for educational training for ethnic communities, children of missionaries, bishops and clergy, and other groups, covering a wide range of eligibility. Find out more >
Wrestling with what it means to share and offer Christian formation in person as well as digitally? Keith Anderson and Sarah Stonesifer will be leading a Hybrid Faith Formation cohort in late Spring 2019. This cohort will be a guided colleague group, working online and gathering via Zoom to build community, ask questions, and participate in discussions.Have questions or want to learn more? Email Sarah.
This October 5th-14th 2019, the United Thank Offering, accompanied by the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana, is thrilled to offer a UTO Pilgrims on the Camino, a pilgrimage that combines portions of walking the Camino with visits to UTO grant sites in Madrid and Northwest Spain. Find out more >
ECF is pleased to announce that the application for the 2019 Fellowship is now open. Visit theECF website to learn more about theFellowship Partners Programand begin the application process. Since 1964, ECF has awarded 225 Fellowships to individuals pursuing advanced academic studies and special ministries with the aim of educating and equipping future lay and clergy leaders. The last ECF Fellowships were awarded in June 2018 to Sarah Barton and Joshua Rodriguez-Hobbs; you can read about their work here.
Grant Funding for Sacred Places From prairie churches to urban cathedrals and synagogues, historic sacred places are often the oldest, and most beautiful buildings within our communities. Apply for a grant from the National Fund for Sacred Places to keep these places as an important part of our national cultural heritage. The National Fund for Sacred Places is a comprehensive program that provides training, planning grants, and capital grants from $50,000 to $250,000 to congregations of all faiths for rehabilitation work on their historic facilities. Apply for National Fund for Sacred Places by May 1. Find out more >
Application period now open for Roanridge Trust Grants [February 8, 2019] Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Roanridge Trust Grant Awards. Dioceses, congregations and Episcopal-related organizations and institutions are invited to apply.
Offered annually, Roanridge Trust Grants support creative models of leadership development, training, and ministries in small towns and rural communities across The Episcopal Church. Awards generally range from $5,000 to $20,000 and are given to help equip leaders who serve as catalysts for civil and social well-being in rural municipalities where the community is uniquely interwoven with the vitality of the local church. “These awards affirm the rich gifts and unique witness at work in rural Episcopal communities. They are a key piece of the Jesus Movement, in building leaders who sustain hope, health and creativity in what can be overlooked or under resourced localities.” said Melanie Mullen, Director of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care for The Episcopal Church. “Roanridge Trust Grant recipients annually represent the great potential, diversity, and Jesus-rooted resilience in rural America.” More information, application and instructions are in English here (https://dfms.formstack.com/forms/roanridge_trust_award_application) and in Spanish here (https://dfms.formstack.com/forms/solicitud_de_beca_roanridge). Although previous recipients are eligible to apply, priority is given to new applicants. Application deadline is April 30, 2019.
Free Lent Madness Stuff! Supreme Executive Committee on February 18, 2019 Here at Lent Madness we’re purveyors of free things — grace (fine, that’s from God), brackets (you can print your own), and this entire Lenten devotion — despite our regular hawking of Saintly Scorecards and Bracket Posters, there is no cost to participate in Lent Madness. Find out more >
Episcopal Relief & Development celebrates the 15th anniversary of the organization’s Lenten Meditations with inspiring selections from previous years that highlight the incredible depth and insight provided by leaders from around The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. The booklets are now available in both English and Spanish atwww.episcopalrelief.org/lent.
Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent and Easter Visit Lenten Resources 2019 for this and other seasonal resources The journey through Lent into Easter is a journey with Jesus. We are baptized into his life, self-giving, and death; then, we rise in hope to life transformed. This Lent, communities are invited to walk with Jesus in his Way of Love and into the experience of transformed life. Together, we will reflect anew on the loving actions of God as recounted in the Easter Vigil readings. Together, we will walk through the depths of salvation history into the fullness of redemption.
Parish Communicators' Monthly Virtual Meet-up Are you a volunteer or staff member who supports communications in your parish? Do you edit the newsletter? Keep social media humming? Oversee the website? Do you want to connect peers in Episcopal parishes all over the Church? A grassroots group of parish communicators is starting a monthly meeting to share ideas, address common challenges and build relationships. To join the group and get updates on meetings, fill out this form.
Equipping the Church for Faith Formation:The CMT provides resources and training for thoughtful, innovative Christian formation for all ages. Find out more>
St.Margaret's House, 47 Jordan Road New Hartford, NY 13413 has sent their February newsletter. Find out about Rev. Joell's coming book club, a Retreat -March 1-2nd “Crafting a Rule of Life”, Concert & Dinner –March 7th “Arise & Go”, and 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.
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