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By Margaret Tjimos Goldberg, Bobbi Eggers and Sue Bodson
In 1975, a group of compassionate individuals gathered in the basement of Christ Episcopal Church and started something that would change their town. In Neighbor to Neighbor, Margaret Tjimos Goldberg, Bobbi Eggers and Sue Bodson explain the history of the incredible Neighbor to Neighbor organization and how it supports their town of Greenwich.
By Charis Bhagianathan
In this issue we bring you stories of faith in action, of love and generosity and the gift of witnessing God in everyone around us. Have we asked – what is beyond the red doors?
By Alli Gannett, Karin Hamilton and Jane Hale
Are we still tangled in very specific, traditional ways to “do church”? In the podcast Sacred Stories and Listening, Alli Gannett and Karin Hamilton chat with Jane Hale, who explores three neighboring towns in Connecticut, listening to people’s stories and hearing God speak through them.
By Greg Syler
Greg Syler reminds us that Jesus says very clearly in John 12:44-50: “I do not judge anyone who hears my words and does not keep them, for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.” In our blog, Greg explores a worrying perception among young non-Christians (nones) that Christians are judgmental. What would it take to change their minds?
By Richelle Thompson
In our latest blog, Richelle Thompson tells the story of the Good Book Club. In 2018, Forward Movement organized the initiative and brought in partner organizations from across the Episcopal Church. For the first year, they read the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts. Last year they read Paul’s letter to the Romans and their mailing list doubled. This year, the Good Book Club focuses on the Gospel of John and another 3,000 people have joined the weekly email list.
By Annette Buchanan
In our latest blog, Annette Buchanan explores John 6:28-29 AMP for the Good Book Club. She notes that Church workers and leaders are often very busy with the logistics of Church and that in many cases, we equate busyness in Church with the work of God. According to John, the work of God is to believe.
By Lisa G. Fischbeck
In our latest blog, John: The Gospel of Glory and…, Lisa Fischbeck explores her initial love of John that becomes tempered by the realization of anti-Jewish bias in his gospel.
By Linda Buskirk
Linda Buskirk addresses a common issue in church architecture – that often it’s not built to be welcome to people of all abilities. In our latest blog, she recommends steps to remedy such situations.
By Annette Buchanan
Annette Buchanan tackles vestry shortfalls in communication and knowledge. Here she shares her church’s recommendations for a strong, transparent vestry.
By Nicole Seiferth
ECF recently launched a new publication – the Finance Resource Guide. In The Finance Resource Your Vestry Needs, Nicole Seiferth breaks down what the book offers and shares why this is a must-have publication for every transformational vestry.