Congregational Vitality

Congregational Vitality

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December 17, 2017

Members of All Saints Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills California light the Advent wreath during a Dec. 3 service. Photo: Colleen Dodson-Baker/All Saints

[Episcopal News Service] What to do about Dec. 24?

It’s a liturgical debate that has been brewing in...

June 17, 2013

Canon Lucinda Ashby tackles weeds in the Puerto Rican jungle.

[Episcopal Diocese of Idaho] A mission trip experience lends itself to all kinds of reflection, and each person on it has his or her own unique approach to reflection and ability to reflect....

June 28, 2011

The gospel lesson in the Revised Common Lectionary that was read on Trinity Sunday (June 19) this year in some Christian churches is the ending of the Gospel of Matthew. It is also known as the Great Commission.

The words of Jesus, that we are to "make disciples of all nations" (Matthew...

June 1, 2011

Some six years ago, St. Alban's Church in Waco, Texas, had an average Sunday attendance of about 115 and a school that was struggling to survive – and a new rector, the Rev. Jeff Fisher, who was determined to find solutions for the church's difficulties.

Today St. Alban's has an ASA of...

June 1, 2011

Some six years ago, St. Alban's Church in Waco, Texas, had an average Sunday attendance of about 115 and a school that was struggling to survive – and a new rector, the Rev. Jeff Fisher, who was determined to find solutions for the church's difficulties.

Today St. Alban's has an ASA of...

May 30, 2011

Boston's 'Common Cathedral' doesn't have walls or stained glass windows, but the vistas that it provides are unparalleled.

"Common Cathedral is name of the Ecclesia Ministries' worshipping community, which is primarily a ministry among the homeless in Boston Common," said the Rev. Bob...

May 11, 2011

St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Wantagh, Long Island, once experienced declining membership and dwindling resources, but today it is growing and reflects its local community, according to a press release from the Office of Public Affairs.

The church is featured in the fourth of five...

April 1, 2011

St. Paul & the Redeemer in Chicago, Illinois, has transformed itself from a church once described as "conflicted" to a vibrant worshiping and social community with a diverse membership, music spanning the globe and the ages, and including a strong presence and participation of children in...

March 1, 2011

Changing with the neighborhood and addressing the needs of the community are the hallmarks for healthy congregational practices at Phoenix's Trinity Cathedral in the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona.

"In many ways, it has been the cathedral that led the way toward urban renewal in downtown...

January 26, 2011

Christ Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, doesn't rely only on its beautiful buildings or historical status to attract members: it offers innovative ministries that bridge church and community.

"This is a parish that is deeply committed to its neighborhood on all levels," said the Rev...

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A Process Of Natural Creation And An Opportunity for New Creation

Guidelines for search/calling committees on the calling process including: appointing a committe

A Pathway For Exploring Change And A New Future In Congregational Life

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