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By Jemonde Taylor
How are icons different from images? In Icons: One Thousand Painted Prayers, Jemonde Taylor delves into the world of spiritual iconography and explains how powerfully expressive icons can be in revealing the divine to us and in us.
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 Jason Smith
Jason Smith outlines how to set up an online giving system that will be helpful during a time of virtual worship services, when people arent present to pass the plate.
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 Meredith Rogers
How can a vestry be transformational in its relationships, particularly with young people in the church? In An Open Letter to Vestry Members From a Youth Minister, Meredith Rogers appeals to church leaders to show up for their youth and children.
By Lisa G. Fischbeck
As the holiday season approaches with its tables of bounty, Lisa Fishbeck advises us to consider how we think about food and how sharing our reflections might deepen our connections with God, one another and our planet.
By Cathy Hornberger
This month we offer five resources on generous hospitality.
ECF has gathered ten resources for Advent.
By Melissa Rau
In our latest blog, Melissa Rau educates us about the best ways to accommodate our friends with gluten allergies. It’s not just the offering of gluten-free wafers, it’s the avoidance of cross-contamination that helps people not get sick.
By Annette Buchanan
In our latest blog, Annette Buchanan reminds us that we should always use good HR practices when hiring and gives a list of best practices for lay positions. Hiring gives us the opportunity to demonstrate that the Church is not a closed society, but welcoming to all.