May 6, 2018

The Rev. Furman Buchanan celebrates Holy Eucharist on April 14 at Conestee Park in Greenville, South Carolina, during the inaugural hike of the Holy Hikes chapter based at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Photo: Holy Hikes Upper South Carolina, via Facebook


October 25, 2017

The placement of multicolored decor, photos, mementos and skulls on the altar at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, is part of the congregation’s Nov. 2 event to honor loved ones who’ve passed away. It’s one aspect of the All Saints and Faithful Departed holiday rooted in...

January 27, 2014

By: Shannon Kelly

Today’s guest blogger is Jerusalem Jackson Greer, author of A Homemade Year: The Blessings of Cooking, Crafting and Coming Together. Her complete bio is at the end of the article.

Bonfires and Tamales: Observing Candlemas

I discovered the celebration of Candlemas three years ago while...

September 27, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Today’s guest blogger (and photographer) is  Jan Berry Schroeder, Minister for Families, Children and Youth at The Episcopal Church of the Advent, Kennett Square, PA. In this post Jan shares a great idea for an intergenerational activity she has used in her congregation. While Jan’s event...

September 4, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

As you kick-off the program year, Candle Press publishes some fun take-home resources. They include:

Me Too! invites the child (aged 4 to 7) who has been receiving Eucharist since infancy — or is now being prepared to receive — to notice what is going on at Holy Communion and see how the...

August 6, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Each October Episcopal Churches observe the Children’s Sabbath by holding special worship services, education programs, and advocacy activities to engage people of faith in improving the lives of children and their families.

This year, the 2013 National Observance of Children’s Sabbath...

July 11, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Lists help me stay organized. Lists help me keep track of who I’ve contacted and who I haven’t yet. Lists are easy to read in just a minute or two. Lists make logical sense.

That’s why I love this newest list from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership, 50 Ways to Strengthen Ministry...

June 27, 2013

By: Wendy Johnson

Summer can be a time when we see our families and children in church a bit less. Here are some good (and inexpensive) ideas from Candle Press on how to stay connected through the summer months:

Build up your library of To Go units. Pick and choose ideas that you think would benefit...

June 11, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Well, I missed National Barefoot Week (who knew there was a National Barefoot Week?) but nonetheless, I believe you will enjoy this blog post by my friend Genelda Woggon from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Asheville, NC. It is reprinted with permission from Building Faith.


June 5, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Have you made your mark with any of the Five Marks of Mission? Why not share your success with the rest of the church?

The Episcopal Church Office of Communication is asking you to create and share videos of local ministry and work in action as part of the Making Your Mark video...


With more than three million members, the Mothers' Union is the largest Christian women's organi

One of the networks of the worldwide Anglican Communion, IAFN now regularly produces newsletters