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By Lu Stanton León
Lu Stanton León shares wisdom from rummage sale veteran – Christ Church, Winnetka, including 5 tips on running a fruitful rummage sale for your church.
By Kimberly Durnan
Some congregations are staying close to home when it comes to mission trips. In “Parish Partnerships” Kimberly Durnan shares the transformation that took place when a church invited unchurched college students to join with parishioners in service and relationship with a struggling, smaller parish in their diocese.
By Miguel Escobar
Miguel Escobar offers ideas to help us become effective and thoughtful stewards of valuable time spent in service to the church.
By Janice Ford
For Janice Ford and Peter Kosciusko, their commitment to the full recovery and rehabilitation of men incarcerated in the local county jail was the catalyst for the transformation of the rectory at their Episcopal Church into a sober house, providing a safe and healthy next step for persons with addictions. “Reconciliation House” shares the story of a congregation committed to make this a reality.
By David Paulsen; Introduction by Nancy Davidge
In 2012, neighbors believed the church was closed. It wasn’t. Four years later, there are visible signs of life at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis. “Peace Garden” by David Paulsen, with an introduction by Nancy Davidge, tells the story of St. Alban’s most visible ministry, one that is causing the phone to ring and people to stop in.
By Jesse Velásquez and Vidal Rivas
In “Yes, Together We Can,” Jesse Velásquez and Vidal Rivas encourage us to use all our resources (talent, time, and treasure) to reach spiritual and material growth, as seen in San Mateo Episcopal Church in Maryland where the Latino Community has joined to accomplish many updates to an older building.
By Jesse Velásquez y Vidal Rivas
En “Sí, juntos podemos” Jesse Velásquez y Vidal Rivas nos animan a usar todos nuestros recursos (talento, tiempo, y tesoro) para lograr crecimiento espiritual y material, como en la Iglesia Episcopal San Mateo de Maryland donde la comunidad Latina ha logrado muchas actualizaciones en un edificio de más de 50 años.
By Susan Elliott
Susan Elliott shares some key takeaways from two online discussions ECF facilitated with part-time clergy of small Episcopal congregations.
By Kevin Spears
Being senior warden is demanding, regard- less of the size of your congregation. In a small congregation, though, the demands are magnified because church staff members are in short supply.
By Bob Honeychurch
Some congregations are vital and alive; others are not. Why?