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State of Racism in America Live Forum Panelists Announced

November 6, 2014

For the past several months I have been working on the November 15 event, Fifty Years Later: The State of Racism in America, hosted by The Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Mississippi and live-streamed from St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral in Jackson, Mississippi. It has been both a challenging and rewarding project. Challenging because it is causing me to examine my […]

Submit Photos of Original Children's Art for State of Racism Live Forum

November 6, 2014

Hopefully, by now you have heard about the landmark November 15 forum, Fifty Years Later: The State of Racism in America, live streamed from St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral in Jackson, Mississippi, and sponsored by the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Mississippi. The Presiding Bishop yesterday announced the presenters, including: The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, bishop of the […]

The Seeds of our Spiritual Lives are the Children and Young People to Whom we Minister

November 6, 2014

Today I am so pleased to welcome Cynthia Coe as guest blogger.  Cindy wrote the Abundant Life Garden Project resources for Episcopal Relief & Development, available to Episcopal parishes and schools for free download at ————————————– Harvest, a Time for Seeds of New Growth As fall begins, many of us ministering to children and youth have worked […]

Teaching the Beatitudes

November 6, 2014

The Beatitudes count among the most recognizable of all Scripture (Matthew 5:3-12): Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will […]

What is on Your Fall Reading List?

November 6, 2014

A couple of books have come to my attention that I thought you might be interested in: The much anticipated, The Spiritual Guidance of Children: Montessori, Godly Play and the Future, by Jerome Berryman, is being released October 1.  Here’s the description: This new book is an important “history-of-traditions” work in which Godly Play founder Jerome […]

Training Opportunity from Vibrant Faith Ministries

November 6, 2014

The Vision and Practice of 21st Century Faith Formation is an interactive educational program for priests, faith formation leaders, and staff in all Christian congregations. During this three-day event you will: Understand the diverse religious and spiritual needs of all generations Understand the emerging vision of 21st century faith formation in a connected, networked, digital […]

When do you notice the Holy Spirit working through you in your teaching?

November 6, 2014

Today’s guest blogger is Genelda Woggon. This post originally appeared on Building Faith. Genelda has been ministered to and by children for over 40 years in her professional work as a Christian Formation Leader, most especially through the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for the past 20 years. She coordinates the work of the Catechesis at St. Mary’s Episcopal […]

Fall 2013 Report from the Office of Lifelong Formation

November 6, 2014

As Executive Council prepares to meet, each office of the Episcopal Church submits a report on their activity during the previous quarter. Our Team Leader, Bronwyn Clark Skov, prepares the report. As you know, it is important to all of us in the Office of Formation and Vocation to do everything we can to keep our […]

Prepare Ye The Way for 'Meet and Potatoes'

November 6, 2014

Today’s guest blogger (and photographer) is  Jan Berry Schroeder, Minister for Families, Children and Youth at The Episcopal Church of the Advent, Kennett Square, PA. In this post Jan shares a great idea for an intergenerational activity she has used in her congregation. While Jan’s event centers on Advent, this activity could be adapted to fit […]

Team Staffing Update

November 6, 2014

Happy All Saints! As Team Leader for the Formation and Vocation Ministries Team of The Episcopal Church, I am pleased to offer an update on some staff changes that are in play in two of our three offices. Ruth-Ann Collins, Missioner for Lifelong Christian Formation, has taken a short-term medical leave to focus on some […]

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David Stickley

Formation Associate