Backpack Blessings

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 21:08

Check out in the Resources box below an example bulletin from St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Austin, Diocese of Texas! The congregation doesn't only pray over backpacks, but other instruments of teaching and learning. They also bless students...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 16:53

One of the Church of the Heavenly Rest’s parish commitments is to the nourishment of body, mind, and soul. Over the last year, we have partnered with Harlem Grown, an innovative urban farming organization, to enhance the lives of young people...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 18:23

As the summer winds down and the school year begins, Episcopal congregations are blessing backpacks, gathering school supplies, and enjoying other activities that bring us back together. At the Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York, Diocese of...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 14:50

Have you heard about the Episcopal Asset Map? It's a joint project of The Episcopal Church and Episcopal Relief & Development. We recognize that the individuals, churches, and institutions of the Episcopal Church represent an abundance of...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 14:18

On a Sunday night in April, Vicki, a retired teacher, called me. I could hear from her tone that she was frustrated. I asked her what she wanted to talk about and she answered: “I think that we need to do something for our teachers here in Miami,...