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Resources on bringing an end to human trafficking now online

November 6, 2014

In my previous post I mentioned that resources to support your efforts to stop human trafficking would be online soon. They were posted here today: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/human-trafficking. This is important work. I hope that you and your faith community will engage this  issue.

Participate in the Presiding Bishop's online forum on Human Trafficking

November 6, 2014

This information went out via press release last week but I wanted to reprint it here for emphasis. As you probably know, I believe this is the important type of work that church communities – especially adult education programs – can be involved in. On Wednesday, March 6, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori […]

Keeping the Diocese of Honduras in our Prayers during Lent

November 6, 2014

By now you should be moving deeper into your Lenten discipline be it daily devotions or meditation, fasting or perhaps “doing things left undone” I encourage anyone who works with children to check out Episcopal Public Policy Network’s Lenten Series, which is delivered by email. This week, the series focuses on immigration and violence. The […]

It's Time to Think About Summer

November 6, 2014

For some of us the snow keeps piling up…so what better time to start thinking about summer? Here are a few Vacation Bible School curriculums from Leader Resources that have been recommended to me: Aslan is on the Move! Using an animated version of C.S. Lewis’ timeless The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, this five-session or […]

Let us "examine our own cultural attitudes toward violence"

November 6, 2014

Last week the House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings and Vice President the Hon. Byron Rushing issued a letter to deputies on gun violence. You can read this letter here. In this letter they reference a resolution passed by Executive Council that reaffirms the General Convention’s longstanding support of restrictions on the sale, […]

Easter was last Sunday – now what do we do?

November 6, 2014

Easter isn’t just a day. The Season of Easter provides 50 days in which we have the opportunity to engage our children in the story of the Risen Christ in new ways. Candle Press offers the To Go series which you can send by e-mail or print out to hand out or send by snail mail. […]

Dates added for Ministry Leader trainings

November 6, 2014

Vibrant Faith @ Home, a ministry of Vibrant Faith Ministries, has designed a half-day workshop to give leaders strategies and tools to empower families to grow in faith at home. Topics include: Analytics Don’t LieEver send faith stuff home? How do you know it gets used? Based on site analytics this session will identify ten characteristics […]

Watch the video from Wednesday's Churchwide Conversation on Human Trafficking

November 6, 2014

The video for Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation, the March 6 forum hosted by Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, is now available to watch online. The hour-long Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation originated from the Chapel of Christ the Lord in the Church Center in New York City and featured Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori’s […]

The role of the Church in supporting families

November 6, 2014

The recent article in the New York Times, The Stories That Bind Us, concludes the following: “If you want a happier family, create, refine and retell the story of your family’s positive moments and your ability to bounce back from the difficult ones. That act alone may increase the odds that your family will thrive […]

What Curricula Do You Use?

November 6, 2014

My colleague, Bronwyn Skov, and I are reprinting this blog post by Sharon Ely Pearson, Christian Formation Specialist at Church Publishing, with the hope that you will take a minute to participate in her survey on curricula in use throughout the church. Please take a moment to read her blog post and participate in the survey. Your feedback […]

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