Church Planting and Missional Initiative grant application process continues

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] More than 50 applications have been received in the first round of submissions for the 2016 grant cycle for new church starts and Mission Enterprise Zones in the Episcopal Church, and the General Convention Advisory Group welcomes and invites more applications and inquiries. “It is with great […]

‘We need to be good citizens’

Western Massachusetts bishop issues statement on 2016 elections

[Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts] The Rt. Rev. Douglas J. Fisher, bishop of Western Massachusetts, issued a statement this morning to clergy and congregations regarding the presidential election campaign. Fisher grounds his instruction in the belief that we are to work toward God’s kingdom “on earth, as it is in heaven.” The statement includes helpful […]

Prayers for Orlando: Statement from Albany bishop

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Ever since learning of the tragic attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando this past Sunday, in which 49 people were brutally murdered and 53 others were critically injured, I have been praying about what to say to the people of this Diocese and the wider community. What do […]

Prayers for Orlando: Statement from Florida bishop

[Diocese of Florida] As we reflect upon the tragedy of dozens murdered and still more wounded on Sunday in Orlando, we recall how it was that “Jesus wept” at the death of his friend Lazarus. Today we weep at these horrific deaths which grieve our hearts even as they grieve the heart of our Saviour. So […]

Application deadline extended for 2016 Jubilee Ministry grants

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The application deadline for the 2016 Jubilee Ministry grants to further the mission and ministry of The Episcopal Church has been extended to Monday, June 27. The 2016 Jubilee Grants will be awarded in two categories, totaling $65,000: Jubilee Development Grant and Jubilee Impact Grants. The Jubilee Development […]

Prayers for Orlando: Statement from Europe bishop

To the faithful in Europe, and all people of good will, Before becoming Bishop, I was rector in a parish in Fort Pierce, in the Diocese of Central Florida, whose see city is Orlando. The killer came from Fort Pierce, where he had worked as a guard at the courthouse across the street from our church. So […]

Prayers for Orlando: Statement from New Hampshire bishop

Live without fear, your creator has made you holy, has always protected you, and loves you with a power and a presence that is stronger than death. These words, adapted from a prayer of the twelfth century abbess St. Clare of Assisi, seem to resonant with many in the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire as […]

Prayers for Orlando: Statement from Pittsburgh bishop

Dear Friends in Christ, As I finished the newspaper on Monday morning, I wondered: is there grief in Heaven? We are told there is not. At many wakes and funerals for those killed in Orlando, those who mourn will be told your loved one is in a better place; she is dancing in heaven; he […]

Save the date: International Black Clergy Conference in November

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Save the date for an important upcoming conference and educational event, the International Black Clergy Conference, scheduled for Wednesday, November 16 to Saturday, November 19 in Houston, TX. The theme of the event is “The Jesus Movement: Embracing Our Call.” The pre-conference begins on Tuesday, November 15 with […]

Registration open for Evangelism Matters conference in November

Presiding Bishop to present keynote address

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Registration is now open for Evangelism Matters, an Episcopal Church Evangelism Conference on November 18-19 in Dallas, TX, for anyone who would like to learn more about evangelism and available resources to share our faith. This innovative churchwide event is co-sponsored by Forward Movement and the Presiding […]