~ Coming up in late January ~ Two Zoom Forums on Human Trafficking Find out more >
The 7th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs, entitled “2021: A Defining Year for Accelerating Gender Equality, Equity and Justice” will be held virtually 8:00 - 12:30 pm EST/New York on, Tuesday 26th January 2021. Find out more >
Jan 13 TryTank presents: Leadership Skills for the Next Ten Years - webinar
Jan 16 Listening for God: A Workshop on Discerning Vocation in Everyday Living
Jan 21 Cultivating Culture Change: Tips & Resources for Antiracist Formation - webinar
Jan 25 Conversations on Race and Faith: The Sacred Ground Curriculum
Late Jan Companion Café: Guided Group Conversations - small groups sessions
Feb 2 Seeing and Believing: The Visual Arts in Christian Life and Ministry - class
Feb 3 eFormation Cohort
Feb 16 Designing Dynamic Liturgies Online Class (more info)
Feb 18 Using Saints and Holy Days to Teach the Faith at Home - webinar (registration coming)
Feb 20 Mission Possible: Finding Your Congregation’s WHY Workshop
Feb 25 Writing as a Spiritual Practice - class
Lifelong Learning Formation Open Office Hours: Got a question? Lifelong Learning’s Christian Formation & Discipleship team is offering drop-in office hours online via Zoom 1-2:30pm every Thursday. We look forward to helping you with questions about curriculum, programming, and other formation topics. Register here!
Apply now for Constable Fund Grants The application process is now open for the Constable Fund Grants for the 2021 grant cycle from the Episcopal Church. The Constable Fund provides grants to fund mission initiatives that were not provided for within the budget of The Episcopal Church, as approved by General Convention 2018, with a stated preference for work in the area of religious education.
The deadline for submitting Province II proposals is Monday, February 1. Submit your proposals to Neva Rae Fox, Province II Coordinator, email@example.com. Only completed proposals will be considered. Find out more >
United Thank Offering Grants The 2021 United Thank Offering grant application materials are now available. The focus of this year's grants is Recovering with Love and Gratitude: An Episcopal Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Local Contexts. The deadline for submission of a completed application (and required documents) for the second round of grants is 5pm (EST) on Friday, February 26, 2021.
"From Many, One: Conversations Across Difference” Starting January 18 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), The Episcopal Church launches "From Many, One: Conversations Across Difference,” a campaign urging Episcopalians and our neighbors to engage in the spiritual practice of listening and honest conversation across the many differences that separate us, starting with four simple questions:
What do you love?
What have you lost?
Where does it hurt?
What do you dream?
Inspired by the Latin phrase on the U.S. seal – E Pluribus (“from many”) Unum (“one”) – the campaign is designed to offer a faithful perspective and time-tested practice for knitting deeply divided communities into a diverse, more perfect union. In a cultural moment shadowed by pandemic, fractious politics, and deep division within families, communities, and nations, Episcopalians can partner in simple ways to celebrate difference, listen with deep curiosity, and promote healing.
"From Many, One” is designed to be simple and transformative. It is geared toward individual people talking to other individuals, although congregations may join, too. Look for more information here: https://episcopalchurch.org/from-many-one
Theological Explainer Videos: A library of whiteboard videos that explain theological concepts in 2 minutes. The videos are on YouTube. Our first 6 videos are done. We are in production for 3 more! Want to see the first videos? HERE they are.
YouTube Channel aimed at young adults that covers spirituality from the perspective of one young adult. Ellie has launched the channel. Check it out.
Mark opens with words from the prophet Isaiah: “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,” and indeed the gospel itself serves as a messenger for the life and ministry of Jesus. Written around 65-75 CE, Mark proclaims the good news that Jesus is the messiah and Son of God.