Applications Now Available; Apply by November 10th! The vision of ChurchLands is that churches begin to relate to land holdings in a way that is more faithful to the Gospel: integrating discipleship, ecology, justice, and health. The ChurchLands pilot cohort will bring together church leaders from across the country, providing a platform and community to help move the church’s diversity of land holdings towards wiser use. ChurchLands is ecumenical, but this pilot cohort is funded through the Roanridge Trust and focused on the land holdings of the Episcopal Church. Find out 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.
"Leadership in a Time of Division and Fear" Oct. 23-25, 2019 | Women in Ministry Conference The Women in Ministry Initiative of Princeton Theological Seminary is pleased to offer a conference for women leaders of the church, both clergy and lay, who work within the church and beyond. We will gather to worship, to study, and to encourage one another. Keynote presentations, sermons, informal discussions, and workshops will provide an opportunity to develop and strengthen talents and skills for leadership in the church and world to which we are called. Register today to take advantage of discounted pricing: Now - Aug. 1: $175 Aug. 1 - Oct. 18: $195 Registration includes program and meals (2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, and reception; lodging not included. More information and registration >
The Global Episcopal Mission Network (or GEMN) is people working together to discern God’s call to be the face of Christ in the world. GEMN began in 1995 as a consortium of Episcopal dioceses interested in fostering and maintaining a strong missional presence in the Episcopal Church. In recent years, membership has been opened to invite any individual, congregation, seminary, diocese or organization with a passion for mission, within or beyond the Episcopal Church. Find out more > Our 2020 GEMN Global Mission Conference is being planned for April 29-May 1, 2020, in Indianapolis, IN. The conference theme will be “Earthkeeping: Creation Care in Global Mission“. Join our email list for conference updates, and be sure to save the dates! Conference registration will open January 2020.
Roanridge Trust Grants Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Roanridge Trust Grant Awards. Dioceses, congregations and Episcopal Church related organizations and institutions are invited to apply. Read the whole press release > Applications due December 13, 2019
United Thank Offering’s Young Adult and Seminarian grants Application deadline February 7, 2020 Informational webinars offered October 15 & 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. Read the whole press release > Application deadline March 6, 2020
‘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.
Prayer book for prisoners published by ELCA A prayer book that was developed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America with contributions from an Episcopal priest aims to bring hope and spiritual guidance to inmates in jail and prison.
“Hear My Voice” was introduced in August at the ELCA’s Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a written endorsement from Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. This pocket-size resource contains prayers for a range of scenarios behind bars, from celebrating Easter to asking God to console a prisoner’s victims.
Celebrating Baptism video series The sacrament of baptism is an opportunity for joy, power, and a deep connection with tradition. Celebrating Baptism offers an opportunity to teach and learn about this sacrament through a free video series and accompanying reflection guides available from The Episcopal Church 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.