Jubilee Ministry

Articles

June 30, 2012

By: Dianne Aid

Editor’s Note: Dianne Aid is in the process of collecting stories from the streets, fields and back roads. “My encounters with many have been my own redemption from seeing a world I thought I had to have, never could achieve, and lived with the low self esteem of scarcity for years and years. ...

May 30, 2012

By: Pam Crooks

There was already a Spirit of Jubilee moving through our Diocese before we received the $1,000 Diocesan grant and started planning our Jubilee workshop.  Only it had another name--“Servant Ministry.”

The Diocese of San Diego recently went through an 18-month strategic planning process to...

May 30, 2012

By: John Trubina

Editor’s Note: The Diocese of California recently requested – and received – a $1,000 Jubilee Ministry Diocesan Development grant to help fund the work of Sacred Space~Oakland, a  ministry to bring church to the street people of Oakland. We invited the ministry’s founder, Deacon John Trubina,...

May 30, 2012

By: Bill Lindsay

Over the past six years, clergy and parishioners of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lynchburg, VA, have fostered a caring relationship with Holy Cross Anglican School on Ambergris Caye in Belize, Central America.

A number of intergenerational groups have spent time there to work and play...

May 30, 2012

By: Rebecca Jones

Think of the Rev. Donna Hall as a kind of 21st century circuit riding preacher. There are some 50 nursing homes in the immediate vicinity of Palm Beach, Fla., and as chaplain of the North Palm Beach Deanery Nursing Home/Outreach to the Elderly ministry, Hall visits about 30 of them every month...

May 30, 2012

By: Heidi Shott

In 2010, a loosely-organized group of laity and clergy from the Episcopal Diocese of Maine came together in response to the call of the Episcopal Church U.S.A. 2009 General Convention Resolution A155 for the church to “recognize the pressing challenges to those living in poverty and the working...

May 30, 2012

By: Rebecca Jones

Bob Cottrell, the junior warden at St. James Episcopal Church in Long Beach, N.Y., in the Diocese of Long Island, already had a vision of what his parish might do to better serve the needs of the recovery community, which is quite large in Long Beach. But it certainly never involved sponsoring...

May 30, 2012

By: Christopher Johnson

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. (Luke 4:18-19)

In this, our tenth...

March 1, 2012

By: Marc Genty and Patricia Sexton

It was a clear, bright, and cold full moon on the evening of December 9, 2011, when Patricia Sexton was ordained to the priesthood at a park, outside in Longmont, CO, but to understand the significance of this we must turn the clock back six months to Saturday, June 4, 2011.

It was on...

March 1, 2012

By: Rebecca Jones

Too often, the homeless people served through Community of the Streets Outreach at Lord of the Streets Episcopal Church in Houston had to make a painful choice: As the afternoon grew late, would they seek food or would they seek shelter for the night?

Sometimes, the options were mutually...

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