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Welcoming All Children, part 2

November 6, 2014

This is part 2 of Cindy Spencer’s guests posts about welcoming children with “invisible disabilities” into our faith communities. Cindy’s son is on the autism spectrum so she has first-hand experience with the adjustments and accommodations required to be hospitable to all children. —————————————— A wise pastor once told my congregation that we weren’t called […]

Responding to Tragedy

November 6, 2014

Although I am in Geneva, the tragedy in Connecticut is making worldwide news and is weighing heavily on my heart. I am re-posting this from the EpiscoYouth blog that is kept by my colleague, Bronwyn Skov. My prayers go out to everyone impacted by this tragedy and I will do everything I can to offer the […]

Epiphany Devotions Available in Downloadable Bulletin Inserts

November 6, 2014

Epiphany devotions for 2013 developed by the Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Canada, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada are available online now. The six downloadable devotions (in pdf format) for the season of Epiphany are based on the shared gospels for the Sundays and are appropriate […]

Epiphany Resources

November 6, 2014

As we prepare for Epiphany, here are a few resources that might be useful in your ministry:  Star of Wonder, book published by Forward Movement Let There Be Light Workshop Cycle published by Leader Resources Let it Shine program published by Leader Resources I thought you also might enjoy this cute video:

Responding to the Tragedy in Newtown

November 6, 2014

Every day I receive emails filled with resources intended to help us all sort out our feelings and reactions to the tragedy in Newtown. There’s no possible way for me to post all of them, however these seemed particularly useful for Episcopalians: How to Make Sense of the Senseless, a compilation of resources from Upper […]

Pledge to Break the Cycle of Violence

November 6, 2014

As we prepare for the birth of the Christ child, we cannot escape the tragedy of parents in Newtown being forced to bury their beloved children as a result of yet another instance of gun violence. In 2013, our nation’s leaders will begin discussing solutions. As this conversion gets underway, you will hear from the […]

Lenten Devotional Focuses on Hunger, Healing

November 6, 2014

Episcopal Relief & Development’s tenth annual Lenten Meditations booklets are now available in English and Spanish.  PDF booklets and other Lenten resources can be found on Episcopal Relief & Development’s website at, and daily email devotionals can be received by signing up online. The Lenten Meditations can be ordered from Episcopal Marketplace online or over the phone by calling 866.937.2772.  Hope […]

Lenten Resources for Adult Education Ministries

November 6, 2014

From Episcopal Relief & Development: Lenten Meditation guide (in English and Spanish) helps us focus on alleviating hunger worldwide while preparing ourselves for spiritual healing. The daily readings are co-authored by a group of leaders from across the Episcopal Church, who bring a range of perspectives as they reflect on Scripture and other sources of spiritual wisdom. […]

Lenten Resources

November 6, 2014

Although we just moved into Epiphany, it seems that Lent is already around the corner. Ash Wednesday is early this year – February 13. I know that some of you are in the midst of putting together your Lenten programs. Hopefully, this list of resources, program ideas, and family devotional guides will jump start your […]

Voices for the Voiceless: End Gun Violence

November 6, 2014

Below I am reprinting Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s recent statement on gun violence. As people of God, we are each called to respond. The Presiding Bishop has outlined a Call to Action, including social media posting, announcements in church communities, and contacting members of Congress. Don’t know how to contact you legislators? No problem. Look […]

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David Stickley

Formation Associate