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By Martin Darby
Join lay leader Martin Darby as he discusses servant leadership and what leaders can do in this time of crisis.
ECF staff discuss ideas and means by which you can make a charitable contribution to your local parish or other Episcopal charity during COVID-19.
By Greg Syler
Why can’t a group of great people grow their church? Greg Syler posits that it might have to do with the Vestry. Please see below for more.
By ECFVP Editorial Team
Below you will find resources we’ve gathered from across the Church, designed to inform and support us through the current COVID-19 pandemic.
By Linda Buskirk
Linda Buskirk shares three ideas on how to use the time during Lent to breathe some life into your stewardship ministry.
By Maryann Philbrook
Dean Kelly Brown Douglas talks with The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, the twelfth bishop of the Diocese of Chicago, in this podcast, with accompanying discussion questions.
By Timothy Carr
How can we equip our churches to serve families and young people in our communities? What can we do to support them? In Be A Blessing for Young Families, Timothy Carr answers these questions and shares practical ideas for supporting families and young people in your community.
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 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 Lisa G. Fischbeck
Lisa G. Fischbeck explores an overlay between authentic acting and church in our latest blog. Being open to the spontaneous and being able to move in and out of a variety of roles are vital practices for good actors as they are for faithful living.