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.
From Public Affairs
- Transforming Our CommunityBy 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
- Thoughts and ReflectionsBy 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
- It’s All About Intersectional LoveBy 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
- ReflectionBy 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
- Take a Risk for LoveBy the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers Earlier this spring, April 7 according to the scribble at the top of my journal page, I wrote about why “It’s All About Love” mattered, why we were working so hard, and what blessing God might … Read more
- Episcopal Evangelism grants available for local, regional projectsEpiscopal institutions are invited to apply for evangelism grants to support local and regional efforts to grow Episcopal ministries, resources, and gatherings. The application deadline is Oct. 13.
Contact: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.