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By Michael Carney
In our latest blog, Michael Carney writes about ways that the Art Empowers youth program at St. Elizabeth’s on the Ute reservation in Utah successfully modified its programming to accommodate pandemic precautions.
By Betsy Ivey and Kirk Berlenbach
In Part Two of their blog, Betsy Ivey and Kirk Berlenbach discuss transformational vestries and governance that focuses on missional ministry. They say that the charge of the transformative vestry is to go deeper into the un-chartered waters of ministry. Do you agree?
By Alan Bentrup
Alan Bentrup compares a composer trapped in a prisoner of war camp with the Church affected by COVID-19. Although the composer is subject to deleterious conditions, he composes in the camp because of who he is intrinsically. The Church must do Church, although differently than before.
By Liz Perraud
Liz Perraud offers a new kind of Vacation Bible School to support churches for at-home faith formation this summer.
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 Richelle Thompson
A church coloring book? Sure, why not? It’s a creative and accessible way to teach both children and adults about the church and its traditions. Using drawings done by artists in the congregation also honors their talents.
By Greg Syler
How can we have a bold and serious conversation as The Episcopal Church about ways to mobilize our buildings? Greg Syler contributes our latest blog, sharing his thoughts on this question.
By Melissa Rau
Melissa Rau writes our latest blog from the viewpoint of young parents who are interested in getting involved, but are ultimately turned off by their church. They are welcomed, but not welcome to change anything.
By Lisa G. Fischbeck
Lisa Fischbeck’s church acquired five acres of land that had once belonged to someone who took good care of it. On talking to people and doing research, they learned that restoring native plants restores the health and function of the local ecosystem. So they cast a vision.
By Jerry Campbell
Jerry Campbell writes about St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and how it will be able to open a new parish center. St. Mark’s story is comprised of four pieces, with the capital campaign facilitated by ECF being the final piece of the puzzle.