October 27, 2020
Five Ways to Make Election Week Holy
As we head into election week, ECF has gathered five resources from around the church to help make this election week holy.
1. Holding on to Hope: A National Service for Healing and Wellness
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will lead a live-streamed prayer service from Washington National Cathedral, Holding on to Hope: A National Service for Healing and Wholeness, on All Saints Sunday, November 1, at 4:00-5:30 p.m. EST. In the midst of a pandemic, racial reckoning, and a historic election, the live-streamed service will gather Americans for prayer, song, lament, hope, and a call to love God and neighbor. The event will be simulcast in English and Spanish. Learn how to participate here.
A number of resources compiled by The Episcopal Church to help us express our grief and our hope.
3. TryTank Live Prayer Hotline
A live prayer hotline offered in partnership between the Presiding Bishop’s office and TryTank. The hotline will offer live prayer from clergy and chaplains in both English and Spanish from November 1 to November 5 from 8am-8pm EST. Access the hotline at 202-998-3510.
4. Resources for Political Conversation: Vote Faithfully
Getting souls to the polls isn’t just about casting our own vote, but about working together so we all can vote and vote faithfully. We can empower every voice in our congregations in this work. Included in this set of resources from the Office of Government Relations is A Season of Prayer: For an Election, a nine-day prayer resource from Forward Movement and the Office of Government Relations. Join us in prayer October 27-November 4.
5. An evening with Dr Catherine Meeks
The President and Board of Directors of the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) invite you to an evening of learning and reflection in conversation with Dr Catherine Meeks, Founding Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing on November 5, 2020 at 7pm EST. Dr Meeks will be sharing on the theme of racial healing, the deep systemic changes ahead of us to overcome our current oppressive systems and our journey towards building a new world where justice prevails. Learn more and register here.
Download a PDF with these resources here.