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Your Action Needed: Join a Briefing Call on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

November 6, 2014

In celebration of Universal Children’s Day, UNICEF is holding a public “briefing call” on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. During this one-hour conference call, U.S. Fund for UNICEF supporters and advocates will obtain (1) an overview of the CRC, (2) clarity on where the United States stands in terms of ratification and (3) […]

Stewardship Resources

November 6, 2014

Parish Publishing offers quite a few resources to support your faith community’s stewardship efforts: Stewardship Insert Stewardship Toolkit Graceful Generosity Parish Web Panels Lenten Devotions for God’s Stewards Whether you use these resources or others, I encourage you to weave the language of stewardship into all of your adult formation efforts. Have resources to share? […]

General Convention final reports

November 6, 2014

I am pleased to provide these final reports from this past summer’s General Convention. Each section is posted separately as they are large files. All are downloadable pdfs. Cover Page General Convention Report Introduction General Convention Official Youth Presence Final Report General Convention Children’s Program Final Report General Convention Young Adult Festival Final Report General […]

Share your Thanksgiving Day generational stories

November 6, 2014

Heavenly Father, Spirit of Life, thank you for granting us the opportunity to grow our comfort zones larger, and speaking to our hearts to bond with the universal world. You have granted us the ability to understand and support the lives of the unfortunate, and by your grace have softened our hearts and minds to have […]

It’s Good to be a Small Church

November 6, 2014

From time to time I will feature articles from guest bloggers. Today the Rev. Warren Frelund, president of the Rural Ministries Network, reflects on a recent conference on small churches. ——————————— More than 3 dozen ministry team members and church leaders attended a series of workshops sponsored by the Rural Ministries Network of the Episcopal […]

Refugee Services, Immigration and How We are Called to Welcome the Stranger

November 6, 2014

I recently received a newsletter from Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) that included the following story: It’s a common narrative associated with refugee resettlement: New Americans come to our country fleeing oppression and give thanks for the opportunity and freedom found here. But in a season of thanks, a different group is expressing gratitude for the […]

Participate in Upcoming Briefing on Climate Change and Poverty

November 6, 2014

It’s last minute, I know, but here’s something you might want to consider participating in: “The Impact of Climate Change on People Living in Poverty” (In Observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty) Date: Thursday, 29 November 2012Time: 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Location: Salvation Army, 221 East 52nd, Street, New York, NYOnline participation: […]

Gifts for Life

November 6, 2014

This Advent, Episcopal Relief & Development offers a variety of ways to mark the season of anticipation and celebrate the birth of Christ, who heals our hurting world. Online Advent Calendar Episcopal Relief & Development’s features reflections, prayers and gift ideas inspired by the organization’s Gifts for Life catalog.  Special “Gifts for Kids” suggestions […]

The Tragic Events at Sandy Hook

November 6, 2014

Arise, cry out in the night,? as the watches of the night begin;? pour out your heart like water? in the presence of the Lord.? Lift up your hands to him? for the lives of your children Lamentations 2.19 It is impossible to comprehend the tragedy that took place nearly 24 hours ago in Connecticut. Watching […]

Welcoming All Children, part 1

November 6, 2014

From time to time I will feature guest bloggers who I believe have an important message to share with the rest of the church. This blog post was submitted by Cindy Spencer, Children and Youth Ministries Coordinator, Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle. It is the end of the church year – and the beginning of a new […]

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David Stickley

Formation Associate