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By Steven Paulikas
A sound bath is a meditative practice that harnesses the healing potential of sound using both instruments and vocals. In Evensong Meets Healing Sound, Steven Paulikas describes how a unique and creative partnership has become a means for inviting strangers and friends into the love of Christ at his church.
By Jeannine Otis
Have we considered how welcoming our music ministry is? In Music That Builds Bridges, Jeannine Otis describes why it is so important to prioritize inclusive music – it enlivens worship, enhances our joy and builds bridges to strengthen our communities.
By Yein Kim
The Gathering, a ministry of The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, is a space for Asian Pacific American spirituality. In A New Gathering for Asian Pacific American Spirituality, the Rev. Yein Kim describes the ministry and how they were able to pivot during the pandemic, expanding their community online and their pool of resources, lifting up voices and serving those in this underrepresented yet vibrant community.
By Brian Baker
In the most ‘outside the church walls’ ministry I could find, the Rev. Brian Baker takes Christianity, fellowship and the love and understanding of Jesus Christ to the world of virtual reality at last year’s Burning Man Festival. In The Church Goes to Virtual Burning Man, he assures us that Jesus moves among us, even in cyberspace.
By Reagan Humber
This past year has been a lot about grief and loss. In Pitching Our Tent With God In the Pandemic, Reagan Humber shares his experience of being a pastor at House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado, and reveals the mercy, holiness and hope he encountered in these darkest days.
By Susan Elliott
How much has the pandemic altered how you worship and study and pray together? Possibly a whole lot. In Called To A New Land Susan Elliott interviews Julie Lytle who explains how being forced to rethink communications and community is a great and unexpected gift.
By Yesenia (Jessie) Alejandro
Cuando me enteré de que la COVID-19 ya estaba en EEUU y que gente estaba muriendo a causa de este virus mortífero, se me partió el corazón.
By Yesenia (Jessie) Alejandro
What does stewardship look like in a pandemic? In Prayer and Action in a Pandemic, Jessie Alejandro shares how she and a group of faithful disciples mobilized an entire community to serve those in need, both in their immediate communities and beyond.
By Demi Prentiss
How are we telling stories through our actions, our ministries, our assets and our congregation? In How Do We Tell Our Story?, Demi Prentiss invites us to ponder some questions about communicating as God’s people.
By Kenn Katona
In Episcopal circles, the word ‘Evangelism’ has long been the source of many jokes. In Evangelism – It’s Now or Never, Kenn Katona implores us to get serious about speaking our story and shares some unconventional ideas for inviting people to our communities and churches.