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Evangelism Initiatives

Catalyst Connections — Santana Alvarado

September 7, 2021

Welcome to our  monthly feature, Catalyst Connections, where we get to meet an episcopal evangelism catalyst and learn more about their life and ministry. This month we are meeting Sanbtan Alvarado (they/them) who shares about their ministry in Manhattan’s Upper West Side and how they are embracing evangelism. Name: Santana Alvarado (they/them) What is your evangelism ministry/job/title/location? […]

Here I Am

August 5, 2021

By Canon Mike Orr, Canon for Communications & Evangelism, The Episcopal Church in Colorado The other day, I heard from a friend―rather, the partner of a longtime friend. I didn’t know him well, but I liked and admired him. He came to the point right away, admitting to his pain and anger toward the Church. […]

A Year in the Life: Pandemic Partnership Brings Antiracism Formation for Kids to Life

June 29, 2021

“The most important work of my life in ministry was made possible because of the pandemic.” –Jen Holt Enriquez “It is because of the pandemic that this work came about.” –William Bouvel Will Bouvel and Jen Enriquez almost certainly would not have crossed paths in “normal” times.  Both are directors of Children’s Ministries at mostly […]

A Year in the Life: ReFrame

June 15, 2021

By Heidi Corcoran, Director of Music and Media for Worship and Formation As the COVID-19 pandemic persisted into the 2020 summer months, it became clear that in person anything was going to have to wait.  For a while, the Beloved Community had been trying to think of ways to gather people who wanted to go […]

A Year in the Life: Sundays with Marilee

May 18, 2021

By Kyran Pittman On the second Sunday in Lent, March 8, 2020, I brought my mom, Marilee, with me to church. We sat on the left side of the nave, about half way back, in the sunlit, whitewashed sanctuary of what I’d described to her as a little village church deep in the heart of […]

A Year in the Life: Journey Through East Carolina

May 4, 2021

By Emily Gowdy Canady, Missioner for Lifelong Christian Formation As COVID, racial injustices, and a divisive political climate wore on through the Spring and into the Summer of 2020, Bishop Rob Skirving had taken up walking 4 miles a day. With both positive physical mental aspects of this newly formed discipline, an idea was taking […]

A Year in the Life: Taking a Knee with Thousands of Protestors at City Hall in San Francisco

April 20, 2021

By Christine Trainor I am here with my son at the protests in San Francisco, again. Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world are coming outside, even in the time of pandemic, to protest too. I want to believe that this time things will change, but I am not holding my breath. At […]

The Good News of Lament

October 22, 2020

By: Jerusalem Greer, Staff Officer for Evangelism Awake, O Lord! why are you sleeping?     Arise! do not reject us for ever.Why have you hidden your face      and forgotten our affliction and oppression? We sink down into the dust;      our body cleaves to the ground. Rise up, and help us,      and save us, for the sake of your […]

The Way of Love Revival in Fond du Lac: How We've Prepared for Revival

October 19, 2019

Like most churches and dioceses, we have struggled with declining attendance and the need for new power and energy in our churches.  We have had hope for new involvement and new outreach.  In light of this, we have been praying and looking for how God is working in us.  When the opportunity for a revival […]

The Way of Love Revival in Fond du Lac: 10 Things We Love about Our Faith Communities

October 15, 2019

We asked folks from around the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac what they loved most about their faith communities. Here are a sample of the more common responses we received. 1.         I love the welcoming, helpful church family. We are a very small congregation, but with a few we accomplish greatness. 2.         The small […]

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The Rev. Canon
Stephanie Spellers

Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care

Jerusalem Greer

Staff Officer for Evangelism