From Episcopal Relief & Development : ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE is a $3 million grassroots Church-wide fundraising campaign dedicated to expanding the organization’s global programs, improving the lives of children up to age six. Episcopal Relief & Development invites individuals, congregations, and dioceses to join ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE by engaging in acts of love of their own. Find out more >
ROOTED IN JESUS: JANUARY 21-24 TheRooted in Jesus 2020conference takes place from January 21-24 in Atlanta. The event includes workshops, panels, and plenaries on various aspects of evangelism and discipleship. Pre-conference sessions will address evangelism, asset based community development, and more, and the conference includes tracks on evangelism, formation, mission, leadership, communications, preaching, and stewardship. Pricing for the conference is $375. The pre-conference is $125.Register for Rooted in Jesus online.
On new website, task force seeks participation in liturgical revision - A new website launched at EpiscopalCommonPrayer.org provides Episcopalians with opportunities to participate in the liturgical revision called for by Resolution A068 of the 2018 General Convention. The site is available in English and Spanish. Developed by the Task Force on Liturgical and Prayer Book Revision, the website includes draft documents that outline plans and principles to guide work on new liturgical texts. It also serves as a clearinghouse of all liturgies already approved for use by General Convention. Find out more >
Nuevo Amanecer, a biennial event that unifies and celebrates the Latino ministries from across The Episcopal Church, will have the honor of hosting Presiding Bishop Michael Curry at their May 12-15, 2020 gathering. Find out more >
Oasis 2020: Young Adult and Campus Ministry Conference The Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministries (YACM) is pleased to announce the planning team who will be crafting Oasis 2020, the conference for young adult and campus ministers, June 23-26, 2020 in Tucson, Arizona. Find out more >
EYE 20 has been updated! Read the whole press release - register early. The venue for the 2020 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE20) has been changed to the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). The location remains within the Diocese of Washington and the dates, July 7-11, 2020, are unchanged.
The Seamen's Church Institute's 43rd Annual Silver Bell Awards Dinner Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 6:00 pm Cocktail Reception 7:30 pm Awards DinnerDownload our Table, Ticket, and eJournal form here. Information on the 2019 Silver Bell event may be found here.
Episcopal Asset Map www.episcopalassetmap.org Churches and other ministry locations should update their information on the asset map Find your place on the map, then click on "Update This Place" to begin. It's easy - watch this seriesof short videos to learn how!
Registration is open for the Evangelism Matters pre-conference on January 21, 2020, part of the Rooted in Jesus Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, January 21-24, 2020. This pre-conference is an opportunity for those who identify as Evangelists to dive deeper into this apostolic ministry and connect with people who share a mutual deep commitment to Episcopal Evangelism. More >
Young Adult Service Corps
Applications are now available for 2020-2021 placements with the Young Adult Service Corps (YASC), the international missionary program of The Episcopal Church. YASC offers Episcopalians ages 21-30 the opportunity to follow the Way of Love into deeper relationship with God and the global Anglican Church while spending a year living and working with communities around the world. From Guatemala to Oman, the Philippines to England, El Salvador to South Africa, and dozens of countries in between, YASC volunteers are building relationships that transform their lives and their faith. Additional information, as well as the application form and instructions, for a 2020-2021 placement is available here. The application deadline is Friday, January 10, 2020.
Jonathan Daniels Youth Civil Rights Pilgrimage August 6-8, 2020 Visiting Atlanta, Georgia and Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery and Hayneville, Alabama Details to be announced. For more information, click here.
For choristers ages 8-18 The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine is pleased to invite choristers to the the 2020 Diocesan Chorister Festival. Saturday, January 25 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Click here for full details and to register
As in previous years, Province II will consider Constable Grant applications. Council may submit only one application endorsed by the Province. In light of the March 31, 2020 deadline for Provincial Council to submit its endorsed application, for an application to Council to be considered it must be submitted via email to Secretary Paul Ambos <email@example.com> by February 29, 2020. This will allow Council to consider all applications. No applications submitted to Council after the stated deadline will be considered.
Since 1964, ECF has awarded 229 Fellowships to individuals pursuing advanced academic studies and special ministries with the aim of educating and equipping future lay and clergy leaders. ECF is pleased to announce thatthe application for the 2020 Fellowship is now open. Applications for 2020 will be available from November 2019 - March 16, 2020.
United Thank Offering’s Young Adult and Seminarian grants Application deadline February 7, 2020 Informational webinar offered January 14 The application process opened September 6, 2019; application information and forms are available here (https://www.episcopalchurch.org/uto-young-adult-and-seminarian-grants). The deadline for submitting a grant application is February 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern time.
UTO Grants The United Thank Offering (UTO) board of directors is pleased to announce the availability of their 2020 United Thank Offering Annual Grants. These grants are awarded for projects in The Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion, each year with a different focus. For 2020, the focus is Bless: Share faith, practice generosity and compassion, and proclaim the Good News of God in Christ with hope and humility. Application deadline March 6, 2020 Read the whole press release >
The Episcopal Church Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, N. Kurt Barnes, is pleased to announce the online publication of the latest version of the Manual of Business Methods in Church Affairs. The Canons of The Episcopal Church set forth the general responsibility and accountability for the stewardship of the Church’s money and property. Title I, Canon 7 specifically addresses the business methods prescribed for every diocese, parish, mission, and institution subject to the authority of the Episcopal Church. “This edition of the Manual of Business Methods in Church Affairs, which can be found at https://episcopalchurch.org/files/mbm_dec2019.pdf,
Light • Water • Food • Shelter • Community Worship engages our deepest human needs and has the power to transform our lives. Join the Brothers of SSJE in exploring the signs and symbols at the heart of Christian worship. This free 5-week offering encourages individuals and groups to explore the riches of our worship traditions, liturgy and sacraments, and the art and architecture of our worship spaces, revealing the full meaning of these signs, deepening our experience of Christian vocation and guiding us toward ongoing conversion.
Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed for use on portable devices and available for free through the App Store and Google Play. Each session is 10-13 minutes, combining music, scripture, and some questions for reflection to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly while traveling to and from work, study, etc. It is produced by Jesuit Media Initiatives, with material written by a number of Jesuits.
Leading Ideas Talks Podcast from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership brings to the table cutting-edge leaders on subjects you care about — navigating change, reaching younger people, financing your ministry, communicating effectively — to help you be the leader God is calling you to be. Faith Forward is a new podcast featuring vital conversations with forward-thinking ministry leaders. Faith Forward founder Dave Csinos sits down with ministry innovators who are instigating and equipping shifts of hope in the church throughout the world.
ChurchNext and BeADisciple are online learning platforms that can be employed for deeper faith engagement as well as professional development. Course topics include "Reading the Bible Through the Lens of Conflict", "Disability, the Bible, and the Church", "Vision and the Vestry", and so many more.
In this dynamic threat environment, it is also important that organizations not only prepare their staff to respond to a potential incident, but also collectively determine the processes through which the organization and its staff recover from an incident. Please review the Active Shooter Recovery Guide.
‘Living the Way of Love in Community’
A year after the introduction by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry of the Way of Love, Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life, The Episcopal Church continues to offer new resources for congregations interested in following the Way of Love as a way of life. New this fall are the FAQ’s for Small Group Ministry video, a social media infographic, as well as a postcard-sized infographic. These resources are available here.
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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.