DEAR BROTHERS & SISTERS,
I write to invite you to join me and support this year’s BLESS Annual Appeal of The Episcopal Church.
The ministries and programs supported by the BLESS Annual Appeal go to the very heart of God’s call to bear witness to the loving, liberating, and life-giving, way of Jesus Christ. This is but a glimpse of the way that funding from The Episcopal Church fosters and enhances the work we do together:
Evangelism – grants and diverse resources supporting parishes and dioceses as they seek new ways to name, celebrate, and invite anyone and everyone to join the Jesus Movement.
Church Planting – grants that respond to the particular needs of new ministries as they create new worshipping communities.
Racial Reconciliation – participating in Sacred Ground – an online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.
And many additional programs and ministries – which we will share with you throughout the year ahead.
The BLESS Annual Appeal is an invitation to join with others to bring forth and sustain the programs and people who advance the Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement in our parishes, dioceses, and nation. Please join us on this journey.
With deep gratitude for the Blessing of serving you and God’s Church.
Your brother in Christ,
The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate