Domestic-poverty fellows work to alleviate suffering, teach church

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Sarah Monroe and the Rev. Susan Heath may live on opposite ends of the United States, and their ministries may take different forms, but their goals are the same: building communities that can work toward alleviating poverty and the suffering it causes. There is “a real hunger for community and […]

Program, Budget and Finance prepares to listen to the church

Budget committee is ‘in a receptive mode’ as it turns towards convention

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) left its three day meeting here ready to listen to the church’s opinions about which work ought to be done on a church-wide level in the next three years and how to pay for that work. That […]

Campus ministries changing to serve new students

‘Be entrepreneurial,’ church says with grants

[Episcopal News Service] The way students earn university degrees in the United States is changing and Episcopal Church campus ministries are responding creatively. Examples of that innovation, supported by grants from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, include an interfaith ministry at a state commuter college, a combination food truck and chapel that will visit […]

Resources for Lenten learning, reflection

Northeast churches find creative solutions to adverse weather

[Episcopal News Service] For the Rev. Alex Dyer, canceling church altogether on Sunday was simply not an option as weather forecasts predicted more than 20 inches of fresh snow throughout parts of New England in what has become one of the Northeast’s coldest winters on record. Instead, the rector of the Episcopal Church of St. […]

Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori: On Healing and Wholeness

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement: On Healing and Wholeness Healing is the primary work of people of faith and the communities of which they are a part.  Christians, as disciples of One who came to save (rescue, heal, make whole) […]

Episcopal missionaries nurture global partnerships, deepen Communion

[Episcopal News Service] As The Episcopal Church prepares to observe World Mission Sunday on February 15, the following article looks at some of the treasures of its missionary program. The purpose of World Mission Sunday is to focus on the global impact of the Baptismal Covenant’s call to “seek and serve Christ in all persons” […]

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Lent Message 2015

Lent is “a journey that is about enlightenment if we’re willing to think about it that way.” [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “That cross that comes on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday is a reminder of the cross that’s put there at Baptism,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in […]

Coal Country Hangout connects youth, community

Deacon devotes decades to building connections

[Episcopal News Service – Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania] Against the low-hanging, late-October morning sky the stone building with the red metal roof housing the Coal Country Hangout Youth Center casts a stark profile at the corner of Maple Avenue and Cottonwood Street in this rural community an hour and 40 minutes’ drive northeast of Pittsburgh in […]

Presiding Bishop further restricts ministry of Heather Cook

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Feb. 10 issued a formal canonical Restriction on Ordained Ministry directed to the Rt. Rev. Heather Cook, Bishop Suffragan of Maryland. This Restriction was issued as part of the Episcopal Church’s Title IV disciplinary process.  The Restriction provides: Pursuant to […]