filtered by Outreach, Buildings and Grounds
By Jeff W. Fisher
Do we really believe in resurrection? That is the question that the people of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Waco, Texas, asked themselves after closing St. Alban’s Memorial School, an Episcopal school that had served the children of Waco for 60 years.
By Dan Austin
There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, but it was raining at St. Tiffany’s-in-the-Fields. Inside.
By Charles Hendrix
“Giving from Our Abundance” sounds like a tired stewardship campaign slogan, but what might happen if a church did this?
By Richelle Thompson
By Joe Duggan
By David Hefling, ObJN+
In many ways, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Canandaigua, New York is not so different from other parishes. Their 143-year old roof leaks. Their website could use some work and they are trying to hone in on the perfect mission statement. None of this has stopped this congregation from finding ways to use their buildings “mission effectively” without stretching themselves too thin. David Hefling’s “Mission Focused Buildings” tells the story of how a 28-year-old free weekday lunch program has expanded to meet a wider range of community needs…
By Miguel Escobar
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 Nancy Davidge as told by Edgar Gutierrez-Duarte
How does a congregation live into its sacred role as a healer?