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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 Ryan Mahoney (as told to his mom, Jan Mahoney)
About ten years ago, parishioners noted that many families requested bicycles for their children and themselves. For many, bikes served as their primary transportation to school and work.
By Allison Duvall
In the first year of his episcopacy, Bishop Stacy Sauls was assessing the gifts and challenges facing the Diocese of Lexington. He saw the problems plaguing the Appalachian region: high levels of poverty and rampant illiteracy.
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 Charis Bhagianathan
In the first of a two-part series, “Social Media Campaigns” by Charis Bhagianathan shares how Episcopal congregations and dioceses are using Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to educate and engage both parishioners and those in the wider community.
By Ariana Gonzales-Bonillas
Making people feel valued and welcome is key to building community. In “Feeling Valued,” high school senior Ariana Gonzales-Bonillas invites congregational leaders to reflect on the ways youth are valued – or not – in their congregation.
By Ariana Gonzáles-Bonillas
A menudo los líderes de las feligresías están interesados en aprender más sobre atraer – y retener – a nuestros jóvenes y adultos jóvenes interesados en la iglesia. Después de ‘conocer’ a la estudiante de último año de la escuela secundaria y diputada lega Ariana Gonzales-Bonilla mediante las páginas del Episcopal Journal de noviembre de 2013 y de haber sido introducida a su experiencia en todos los niveles de nuestra iglesia -- desde grupos de jóvenes de la feligresía hasta la Convención General --, la invité a que reflexionara sobre cosas que las juntas parroquiales podrían considerar en lo referente a reforzar la presencia de jóvenes y de adultos jóvenes.
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 Brian N. Prior
When asked, “When did you know you were called to ordained ministry?” I always begin with the story of Mrs. White.
By Virginia Citrano
We often fail to include our youth in one of the most central aspects of our faith, the governance of our church. Until they come knocking, that is.