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March 19, 2018

Trinity Episcopal Church in Groton, South Dakota, is the last remaining church designed by renowned architect and Episcopalian Richard Upjohn. Photo courtesy of Groton Community Historical Society

[Episcopal News Service] In the center of a little former...

August 18, 2014

By: Lifelong Formation

Sunday, August 24 is Proper 16, Year A. Lesson Plans are included for both the Gospel and Old Testament.

Gospel Lesson: Who Do You Say That I Am? Scripture: Matthew 16:13-20

After much instruction, story-telling, miracles, encounters, and prayer, Jesus finally asks two big questions to...

June 9, 2014

By: Lifelong Formation

Sunday, June 15 is Trinity Sunday, Year A. Readings are from the Old Testament and the Gospels.

Gospel Lesson: God’s Call to Us to Mission Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20

This passage is known as The Great Commission. It is Jesus giving the disciples authority and telling them instructions...

May 13, 2014

By: Lifelong Formation

Today we welcome back guest blogger Jenny Beaumont, who serves as the Director of Adult Spiritual Formation for Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is the final article in a 3-part series by Jenny on formation programming based in small groups.

It’s about the...

May 6, 2014

By: Lifelong Formation

Today we welcome guest blogger Jenny Beaumont, who serves as the Director of Adult Spiritual Formation for Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is the second in a three-part series by Jenny on formation programming based in small groups.

Building trust one question at...

September 4, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

As you kick-off the program year, Candle Press publishes some fun take-home resources. They include:

Me Too! invites the child (aged 4 to 7) who has been receiving Eucharist since infancy — or is now being prepared to receive — to notice what is going on at Holy Communion and see how the...

August 13, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Weaving God’s Promises is a three-year Episcopal curriculum for children and middle-school youth, published by Morehouse Education Resources.

The curriculum is divided into two programs:

Weaving God’s Promises for Children for ages 3-11 Weaving God’s Promises for Youth for...

July 31, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Harry Potter is 33 today.

I don’t suppose many of us think of Harry Potter as a 33 year old man. We want to remember Harry Potter as a teenage wizard at Hogwarts with Ron and Hermoine; not as a man who is approaching middle age…the man in the picture at right.

In part, I would...

July 16, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Do you know sleep-deprived parents of a newborn?

Help them embrace the wonder of God’s love for their child in the Candle Press booklet, This Child of God.

The booklet contains suggestions for the simplest and briefest prayers with infants. It also includes “noticing” prayers for...

July 10, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

In August, Vibrant Faith Ministries will offer a new way for congregations and homes to come together in ministry.

The Taking God’s Story Home weekly bulletin inserts provide congregations with an easy way to read and understand the Bible – from creation to Revelation and everything in...

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New Visions is an ongoing congregational renewal program designed specifically for congregations

This ministry seeks to foster community among small congregations in the Episcopal Church and An