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On Memorial Day and Veterans Day we honor and remember the men and women who have served in our Countrys armed forces. On these days, churches have an opportunity to remember those who are living - current members of the armed forces and veterans who make up our congregations and communities. Thank you to Kori Pacyniak from the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut for getting us started by sharing a list of resources for Memorial Day.
Does your congregation also have a school? Here are links to resources developed by the National Association of Episcopal Schools and other resources related to church-school partnerships. https://www.episcopalschools.org/about-naes/mission-purpose
ECF Vital Teams consultant Rosa Lindahl believes a leadership team’s capacity to move into the future depends on its ability to function effectively. What can we, as congregational leaders, do to discuss more openly and honestly the ways in which our relationships with each other could be strengthened and built up?
Episcopalians on Baptismal Mission is a community of individuals and groups dedicated to the mission and ministry of all the baptized in daily life. Our vision is a church that sees the Dismissal as its primary focus: where its liturgy, pastoral care, Christian formation, and communications are directed toward "equipping the saints" for their mission and ministry in their daily lives.
A Service of The Holy Eucharist and Healing A Ritual of Reconciliation developed as part of ‘Holy Conversations,’ a process developed in the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington to help congregations paralyzed by conflict, anger, grief, and/or fear begin the healing process necessary for them to live fully into their ministry.
Knowing where to turn for quality resources is important during times of tragedy or crisis. This short list includes resources designed for helping adults offer healing and comfort to children.
DayPack is a free tool from the American Bible Society that makes it easy for churches to schedule and send a week’s worth of Biblical passages by text message.
Many congregations recognize the Feast of St. Francis by offering some form of blessing of the animals. Here's a collection of resources from across the Episcopal Church.
By Bronwyn Skov
This brief post points to General Convention legislation passed in 2009 encouraging youth leadership on vestries and bishops committies.
Questions and conversation starters on ways young adults can stay connected to the Episcopal Church after youth group.