BLESS Appeal


The BLESS Appeal supports the people and programs that boldly proclaim the loving, liberating, and life-giving message of Jesus Christ through evangelism.

Gifts to the BLESS Appeal ensure that The Episcopal Church has the resources to communicate broadly the message and practices of Jesus’ Way of Love. From revivals to social media, videos, and downloadable resources for individuals and congregations, The Episcopal Church uses gifts to the BLESS Appeal to support this multi-platform ministry.

Loving – As Jesus went to the highways and byways, he sends us beyond our circles and comfort, to witness to the love, justice, and truth of God with our lips and with our lives.
Liberating – With God’s help, we can turn toward the way of truth, love, hope, justice, and freedom.
Life-Giving – Jesus teaches us to come before God with humble hearts, boldly offering our thanksgivings and concerns, or simply listening for God’s voice in our lives and in the world.

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Learn more about evangelism initiatives.

From Public Affairs

  • Traditional Diné Blue Maize Mush
    shared by Bill Robinson This recipe and the story behind it are courtesy of Janine Yellowhair-Brown, a Diné who grew up in the  tiny Navajo community of White Cone, in what used to be a Joint Use Area for the Navajo… Read more: Traditional Diné Blue Maize Mush
  • Episcopal evangelism grants awarded for 22 projects
    During its January meeting, the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church approved 22 grants, totaling $102,263, to support evangelism initiatives in dioceses across the U.S. and Ecuador Litoral.  
  • Transforming Our Community
    By the Rev. Shaneequa Brokenleg What does love mean to you?   In Lakota there is almost no direct translation for “I love you.”  Instead, many say, “techihila.” “Thehi” means to suffer or endure. “Chi” means me to you.  Adding “la” to the… Read more: Transforming Our Community
  • Thoughts and Reflections
    By the Rev. Miguel Bustos Name the biggest overall lesson you’ve learned throughout the festival.  The biggest takeaway from the festival was the clarity in which to be a follower of Jesus, I must be a seeker of justice. We… Read more: Thoughts and Reflections
  • It’s All About Intersectional Love
    By the Rev. Melanie Mullen What does love mean to you? “Love is what justice looks like in public,” and seeing Episcopalians doing ministry of repairing the breach and proclaiming the dream of God’s Kingdom on Earth showed me how… Read more: It’s All About Intersectional Love
  • Reflection
    By Jerusalem Greer  What does love mean to you?   Love is a tricky word in our culture because we humans tend to infuse it with both our desires and our prejudices. Who and how we love and how we want to… Read more: Reflection

Julia Alling

Annual Appeal Manager

For information about the Office of Development or ways to give, contact Julia Alling at 212-716-6271 or click this link to send a message.

Join our circle of BLESS and make a gift today.