Applications accepted for the Julia Chester Emery 2021-2022 internship In 2015, the United Thank Offering (UTO) Board launched the Julia Chester Emery internship program for young adults in honor of the countless women who served as UTO missionaries. The 2021-2022 internship will be a collaborative effort between The Episcopal Church’s Reconciliation, Justice, and Creation Care team (RJCC) and the Johnson Service Corp House (JSC), a part of Episcopal Service Corps, located in Chapel Hill or Durham, North Carolina. Read more: http://iam.ec/pa2021UTOJuliaChesterEmeryInternship
Registration is now open for the next session of the Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course (VELMC), an innovative five-day intensive course designed for diocesan staff, clergy, lay leaders, and seminarians to gain practical knowledge and cultural competency for Latino/Hispanic ministry. Find out more >
The Church Pension Group (CPG), a financial services organization that serves The Episcopal Church, announced that it recently launched Choose Well, a new podcast series featuring interviews with health and finance experts who provide insights and suggestions on topics that are particularly relevant today: financial wellness, cultivating healthy behaviors, and leading a balanced life. Individuals can access Choose Well through their favorite podcast app or CPG’s website (cpg.org/podcast).
Upcoming ONLINE Offerings through VTS Click here for more information and to register for the Lifelong Learning and Seminary events below: Mar 18 Ministry After COVID: What have we learned? What comes next? Webinar Mar 20 Sustainable Vestries: Best Practices for Cultivating Leadership Mar 27 Prepare/Enrich: Online Training in Marriage Preparation Apr 7 Small Group Ministry: Leadership Development for Facilitators Apr 24 The Church as a Family System 2.0: Race, Politics and Pandemic Download the March/April Flyer >
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.
Care of Creation Grants now available Application deadline March 26, 2021 The Episcopal Church’s Task Force on Creation Care and Environmental Racism is now accepting applications for its 2021 Grant Cycle. An informational webinar for those interested in learning more about the grants and the application process is scheduled for February 18th at 3 pm EST. Read more (In English and Spanish): http://iam.ec/pa2021creationcaregrants
Becoming Beloved Community grants available for local and regional efforts Applications due April 12, 2021 The Presiding Officers' Advisory Group on Beloved Community Implementation is pleased to announce the availability of grants to catalyze the church’s work of racial healing, reconciliation and justice. Allocated by the 79th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, the intent for this funding is to build capacity and increase Episcopal engagement in four primary fields: telling the truth about our churches and race, proclaiming the dream of Beloved Community, practicing Jesus’ way of healing and reconciliation, and repairing the breach in institutions and society. Read more (In English and Spanish): http://iam.ec/pa2021BBCGrants
Applications are now being accepted for educational scholarships from The Episcopal Church for the 2021-2022 academic year. The scholarships are derived from annual income of designated trust funds established by generous donors through bequests to The Episcopal Church. The listing of trust funds and scholarships found here includes information related to the intended use of scholarship funds. A number of these scholarships are designated for students enrolled in theological education and training. Others provide modest scholarships for children of missionaries, bishops or clergy, as well as other groups covering a wide range of eligibility. When funds are available, the maximum award is $10,000 per student. The application form is available in English here and in Spanish here. Online applications are required. Deadline for applications is April 11. Only complete applications will be considered. More information >www.episcopalnewsservice.org/pressreleases/there-is-still-time-to-apply-for-episcopal-church-scholarship-applications-for-the-2021-2022-academic-year/
The National Altar Guild Association - a resource for all! You can be a member. Check out their website and newsletter > Among the resources: Disaster Communion Kits. Should fire, flood, hurricane, tornado, earthquake or epidemic leave your parish unable to host Eucharist, NAGA will provide a free Disaster Communion Kit. If you need a kit, please contact Joan Konecny (or 936-870-5781). Click here for a video on how to assemble them. Who’s Who? Who are your current Provincial and Diocesan Altar Guild Directors? Please send current contact information to Donna Anderson or Dianne Walters.
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Life Transformed - The Way of Love in Lent revised for 2021 - New and updated resources available for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter New and updated Lent and Easter resources for congregations, dioceses, and communities of faith are available from The Episcopal Church, with additional offerings coming soon. Available and upcoming resources include: Updated Life Transformed – The Way of Love in Lent curriculum; Sermons That Work for Holy Week and Easter; a new podcast series, Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community. Find resources here. Read more (In English, Spanish, and French): http://iam.ec/pa2021LentResources