Looking to inspire new gifts to your endowment? Today's donors give where they see impact. Discover how to tell the story of your endowment and engage parishioners in our latest blog post, Telling Your Endowment Story.
In our latest blog, the Rev. Lisa G. Fischbeck discusses the idea of churches stepping up to address social issues previously handled by government or non-profit organizations, specifically housing.
Richelle Thompson advises all vestries to put buying an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on the agenda.
In our latest blog, the Rev. Sandy Webb writes about the ancient practice of gleaning, leaving excess grain for those who are experiencing hunger, and its application for modern communities.
Craig Townsend writes in our blog about his journey to become Historian in Residence for Racial Justice for the Diocese of Long Island and his work.
The Rev. Canon Annette Buchanan discusses the Commission of Black Ministry and the importance of collaboration in our latest blog.
In his latest President's blog, Donald Romanik discusses Eastertide and the state of church.
In “What’s My Purpose?”, Ken Mosesian addresses a question that has occurred to most people. He says, “All of us – without exception – have been given a gift by God. Some of our gifts may seem similar, but because we are uniq…
The ECF Board of Directors gathered at St. Bartholomew's 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.
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 ourse…
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-…
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. …
While the COVID-19 lockdown over the past several weeks has been difficult for all of us, it has created incredible opportunities to connect with one another in new and innovative ways, even while physically apart.
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.
Alan Yarborough asks whether the Episcopal Church has what it takes to heal the political divide in this country. He posits that the Church has the space, staff, systems and stuff required to do so.
Obviously, whatever we think we cannot live without is where we should spend our time and treasure. Experience shows that problems arise when these areas are not nurtured.
Truth be told, it’s possible to participate in the Sunday morning exchange of greetings and coffee hour fellowship, even the occasional potluck suppers, without ever going deep enough into a conversation with someone to know …
Communities often get tied up by their buildings, unwilling to see that new life can be had when we free ourselves from their constraints.
When I store the decorations for another year, I’m always faced with a dilemma: What should I do with the Christmas cards? It’s the one time of year that folks send a snail mail card, and even if most have a simple signature,…
A clear vision of God’s mission is the heartbeat of a congregation’s movement as a community.