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New Spanish, French prayer book translations now available

December 8, 2022

New, certified Spanish and French translations of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer are available online. Printed copies will be available Jan. 20.

Executive Council to meet Dec. 13 to confirm budget committee appointments, consider COO nomination

December 7, 2022

The Executive Council of The Episcopal Church will convene an online special meeting at 11 a.m. ET Dec. 13 to confirm appointments for a new budget committee and to consider a nomination for the church’s next chief operating officer.

Got a penchant for planning? Apply to be on the Young Adult and Campus Ministries Leadership Conference Planning Team

December 5, 2022

The Episcopal Church Young Adult and Campus Ministry Office invites those with a penchant for programming and hospitality to serve on a planning team for an upcoming leadership conference for those in ministry with young adults on and off college campuses.

Episcopal Service Corps seeks applicants for 2023-24 service year

December 1, 2022

The Episcopal Service Corps (ESC) invites young leaders ages 21 to 32 interested in a transformative outreach and discernment experience to apply online for the 2023-24 program year.

Diocese of Colombia notified of successful canonical consent process for next bishop

November 30, 2022

The Episcopal Diocese of Colombia has received notification from Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry that Bishop-elect Pastor Elías García Cardenas has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process detailed in Canon III.11.3. The consents received have been certified by the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Registrar of the General Convention.

Episcopal Church 2021 Parochial Report data now available

November 22, 2022

While the impact of COVID-19 on church attendance continued throughout last year, The Episcopal Church’s newly released 2021 Parochial Report shows an increase in overall giving amid challenges presented by pivots to online and hybrid worship since 2020.

New film explores Episcopal Church’s groundbreaking history of ethical investing

November 21, 2022

A new documentary—first shown to The Episcopal Church Executive Council during its fall meeting—highlights the church’s pioneering efforts in conducting socially responsible investing more than a half-century ago.

Volunteers sought for Episcopal Church Asiamerica missioner search committee

November 11, 2022

The Episcopal Church Office of Asiamerica Ministries seeks volunteers for a search committee to help define the position of and interview candidates for the next Asiamerica missioner, as well as cast a vision for the office. The deadline to apply is Dec. 9.

Episcopal Church announces 2022 Creation Care grant recipients

November 10, 2022

Eco-ministries in the Episcopal dioceses of Cuba and Ecuador Litoral are among the nine recipients of this year’s Episcopal Church Creation Care grants—totaling $115,000—given to projects ranging from tree equity initiatives to renewable energy efforts.

Episcopal Church Executive Council to meet Nov. 30 on bylaw amendment

November 9, 2022

The Executive Council of The Episcopal Church will convene an online special meeting at 10:30 a.m. ET Nov. 30 to discuss a proposed bylaw amendment related to the creation of The Episcopal Church budget, per a resolution it passed last month.

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