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United Thank Offering: Over $1M awarded in creation care grants

April 25, 2022

More than $1 million in United Thank Offering grants—designated for 22 projects related to creation care within The Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion—was approved by the church’s Executive Council during its April meeting.

Episcopal Service Corps seeks applicants for remaining posts

April 25, 2022

The Episcopal Church invites young leaders ages 21 to 32 to join Episcopal Service Corps, a nationwide movement focused on transforming the world through leadership, community building, and personal and spiritual growth.

Episcopal Church Executive Council signs MOU with Church Pension Fund to plan for future

April 23, 2022

Under the terms of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed on April 23, members of the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church and the Church Pension Fund (CPF) Board of Trustees will hold at least four consultations between the 80th and 81st General Conventions (2022 and 2024, respectively). These gatherings will address mutual policy concerns posed by changing demographics, changing understandings of church in society, and changing expectations of and for clergy—including current and retired lay employees of The Episcopal Church.  

Episcopal Church Executive Council: Opening remarks from the President of the House of Deputies

April 21, 2022

The following are the opening remarks of President of the House of Deputies Gay Clark Jennings at the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church, meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, through April 23.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s opening remarks for Executive Council: April 20, 2022

April 21, 2022

The transcript of the opening remarks of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry at the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church, meeting through April 23. These remarks have been lightly edited for clarity.

Episcopal Church Archivist Mark Duffy retires after 30 years

April 21, 2022

After 30 years of service with The Episcopal Church, Mark Duffy, canonical archivist and director of the Archives, retired on March 31.

New youth ministry officer to join Episcopal Church Faith Formation

April 20, 2022

The Episcopal Church Department of Faith Formation is pleased to announce the hire of Canon Myra B. Garnes as its new officer for youth ministry. Garnes was selected after a full search and discernment process and subsequent interviews conducted with the help of a search committee. She begins her role May 2.

Episcopal Church Executive Council to meet April 20-23; plenary sessions livestreamed

April 14, 2022

The Executive Council of The Episcopal Church will convene a hybrid meeting April 20-23 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It will be the council’s final meeting before General Convention in July.

TOWARD GC80: Episcopal Church announces members of General Convention Official Youth Presence

April 13, 2022

Sixteen young people, drawn from every province in the Episcopal Church, have been selected as the Official Youth Presence for the 80th General Convention. The convention is scheduled for July 7-14 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland (Episcopal Diocese of Maryland). The group gathered in Baltimore from March 31-April 3 for orientation and training.

‘Concert for the Human Family’ honored for best event and livestream video in Webby Awards

April 11, 2022

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences has named “In These Uncertain Times—A Concert for the Human Family” as Best Event and Live Stream Video in the 26th Annual Webby Awards. The May 2021 concert was an artistic collaboration created by The Episcopal Church Office of Communication and Racial Reconciliation and Justice Team.

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