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By Juliette Acker
A sustainable endowment depends on wise spending. Do you need to take a fresh look at how you make spending decisions at your church? In the following infographic, we clarify five common misconceptions that may affect your endowment spending decisions.
By Cathy Hornberger
This month we share five reflections on Easter.
By Dean Wolfe
The ECF Board of Directors gathered at St. Bartholomews in NYC on November 12, 2021. During a Eucharist service that day, the Rt. Rev. Dean Wolfe delivered this sermon reminding everyone why they should be Episcopalians.
By Donald Romanik
Earlier this year, our Board of Directors adopted the “ECF Compass” – a rearticulation of our Purpose, Mission and Vision. This document also highlights who we are, what we do and how we do it. In addition to describing ourselves as Episcopal, Independent and Lay-led, we also state that ECF is inclusive, i.e, “we are anti-racist and committed to social justice, equity, diversity and inclus...
By Richelle Thompson
In breakout sessions and a Q&A period, the sentiment was universal: we want to read scripture. We need to read it. God is calling us to read, reflect, and respond.
By Lisa G. Fischbeck
Lisa G. Fischbeck observes that as “the season of COVID stretches out, we find ourselves to be a people of longing – longing to be together, longing to worship God in song and movement, longing for the Sacrament of the Body of Christ.” In response, she shares a Liturgy of Longing with us.
By Lisa G. Fischbeck
After several attempts to add the daily office to the Advocate’s liturgical offerings through the years, both in person and online, Covid has given us the inclination and the desire to make it happen. Zoom has made it possible.
By Sarah Cowan
Sarah Cowan asks: how will you bring a Mister Rogers moment to your people through your online experiences?
By Ken Mosesian
In our latest blog, Ken Mosesian acknowledges that it is possible to overdose on online meetings, even though they are our link to the outside world.
By Ken Kroohs
Ken Kroohs compares wearing red during Pentecost to those crew members in the original Star Trek who wore red on away missions. Most of the red-shirted crew died on those missions, while Scripture tells us we are to die (to self) in God’s mission.