54 Jubilee Grants awarded for Episcopal congregations alleviating poverty

54 Jubilee Grants awarded for Episcopal congregations alleviating poverty

January 3, 2018

Jubilee Ministries, the Domestic Poverty network of the Episcopal Church, has awarded $67,000 in 54 grants to support mission and ministry in 35 dioceses for 2017.

Jubilee Ministries are congregations or agencies with connections to the Episcopal Church, designated by diocesan bishops and affirmed by Executive Council, whose mission work affects the lives of those in need, addressing basic human needs and justice issues

The grants help to ensure that Jubilee carries out the charge to be a “ministry of joint discipleship in Christ with poor and oppressed people.” (GC resolutions 2012-D094)

Applicants were reviewed by a committee representing parish leaders, diocesan Jubilee Officers, Executive Council members, and Episcopal Church staff.

Six Jubilee Grants of $3,000.00 each were awarded for programs committed to alleviating poverty and injustice.

 

Award

Ministry

Diocese

$3,000

Bread & Roses Ministry

Virginia

$3,000

Church of the Epiphany

Northern California

$3,000

Hands & Feet Ministry of St Andrews, McKinney

Dallas

$3,000

Sutton Scholars High School Enrichment Program

Maryland

$3,000

Trinity Cathedral, Diocese of New Jersey

New Jersey

$3,000

Trinity Jubilee Center

Maine

 

Twenty-eight Impact Grants of $1000 or more were awarded for the encouragement of community development by and with low-income persons.

 

Award

Ministry

Diocese

$2,500

Aaron McNeil House INC.

Kentucky

$2,500

Shima' of Navajoland Good Shepherd Mission

Navajoland Area Mission

$2,500

St. Michael's Community Services, Inc.

Alabama

$2,000

Bound Together

Michigan

$2,000

Life Guides

Western Michigan

$2,000

SMILE Ecumenical Ministries

Maryland

$2,000

St Michael's Episcopal Mission

Spokane

$1,500

St James Academy

Maryland

$1,200

Hosanna Community

Tennessee

$1,000

Buck Mountain Episcopal Church

Virginia

$1,000

Chaplains on the Harbor

Olympia

$1,000

Church of the Guardian Angel - Food Pantry

Maryland

$1,000

Dolores F. Clark Memorial Food Pantry

New Jersey

$1,000

Holy Spirit Emergency Food Pantry

Rio Grande

$1,000

ICM Food & Clothing Bank

Arizona

$1,000

Imago Dei Middle School

Arizona

$1,000

Jubilee Enrichment Program - parental skills sessions

New York

$1,000

Jubilee Park and Community Center of St Michael & All Angels, Dallas

Dallas

$1,000

Our Saviour Community Garden, Dallas

Dallas

$1,000

Relief for the Homeless

Tennessee

$1,000

Saint Andrew's Food Pantry

West Texas

$1,000

St. Augustine's Episcopal Church

New Jersey

$1,000

St. Christopher's Episcopal Church

Rio Grande

$1,000

St. James House of Prayer/ Cornerstone Kids, Inc.

Southwest Florida

$1,000

St. John's Episcopal Church Ithaca Jubilee Ministry

Central New York

$1,000

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Rochester

$1,000

The Episcopal Networks Collaborative

Washington

$1,000

Trinity Jubilee Center

New Jersey

 

An added 20 Sharing Grants were awarded in the spirit of the original 1982 call to challenge congregations to meet basic human needs and share with the larger church:

 

Award

Ministry

Diocese

$750

Church Without Walls

Florida

$750

Coal Country Youth Center

Pittsburgh

$750

G.R.A.C.E. Center

Eastern Michigan

$750

George W. South Memorial Church of the Advocate

Pennsylvania

$750

Naco Wellness Initiative

Arizona

$750

St. Andrew's By-the-Sea Blue Door Ministry

Central Gulf Coast

$750

The Church of the Good Shepherd

Olympia

$750

Trinity Episcopal Church

New Jersey

$750

Trinity Jubilee Center, Aurora

Chicago

$500

Christ Church New Brunswick

New Jersey

$500

Christ Episcopal Church

New Jersey

$500

EACW-Canterbury House MTU

Northern Michigan

$500

Family Cornerstones

East Tennessee

$500

Mission to Seafarers-Seattle

Olympia

$500

Randy Sams' Outreach Center

Texas

$500

St. Mary's Outreach Center

Maryland

$500

Towel Ministry

Western North Carolina

$500

Trinity Food Ministry

Missouri

$250

Community Youth Connection

Georgia

$250

St Georges By The River Episcopal Church

New Jersey

Jubilee Ministries -- so named to reflect the Old Testament practice of equalization of fiscal and other resources every five decades in a "Year of Jubilee" -- are described in detail here.

For more information, contact the Rev. Melanie Mullen, Episcopal Church Director of Reconciliation, Justice, and Creation Care. 

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