Jubilee Ministry


March 1, 2012

By: Rebecca Jones

Over the past three and one-half years, thousands of low-income shoppers in San Francisco’s Mission District have been nourished by the work of the Julian Pantry.   The food bank is primarily a ministry of St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, located at 15th Street and Julian Avenue, and...

March 1, 2012

By: Christopher Johnson

The future Church is today!

While the invitation to embrace the Spirit of Jubilee has been extended since at least the days of the writing of the Book of Leviticus (see chapter 25), each generation must decide for itself if they will accept that spirit. Jesus accepted it when he claimed...

March 1, 2012

By: Rebecca Jones

The  25 children who come to the Eagle’s Nest After School program at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lancaster, PA, don’t often get to sit down to a hot, healthy, homemade meal, served family style.

So when they come to the church after school, one day a week, volunteers make a point of...

March 1, 2012

By: The Rev. Rebecca Jones

Both food and faith are growing at Episcopal parishes around the country who have launched community garden projects.

Here’s a look at what some of the winners of Health and Nutrition grants are doing in the garden this year:

Brigit’s Bounty, a ministry of St. Brigit Episcopal...

March 1, 2012

By: Rosemary Trei

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Frisco, TX, began “Bright Reader Summer Fun Group” in 2009 as an extension of its school-year mentoring program at Bright Elementary school. The program was designated as a Jubilee Ministry in 2011.

This last summer, the five-week-long camp served more...

February 22, 2012

About 60 representatives of Jubilee Ministries across Colorado got the chance to meet Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and tell her in person about the work they do, during a reception for her at the St. Francis Center in Denver on November 5, 2011.

Bishop Katharine also toured...

February 3, 2012

By: Dianne Aid

The sound of “tata tata tatatatata” tapped out by the huaraches grows louder and faster as we approach the great celebrations of the winter months beginning with the Feast Day of The Virgin of Guadalupe through the Feast of the Presentation.

Each year, beginning in November, about 100...

February 28, 2011

Ministerios Nuestras Pequeñas Rosas began 25 years ago in a three-bedroom rental house in this gritty, factory town four hours from the capital, Tegucigalpa, because its founder, Diana Frade, recognized the need to educate and empower at-risk girls.

"I visited a boys' home in Tegucigalpa...

February 3, 2011

On a night of life-threatening sub-zero temperature, St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Casper Feb. 1 became an emergency warming shelter for the city's homeless and inadequately housed.

The volunteers, who organized via alerts on Facebook, transformed St. Mark's parish hall into a well-...

January 4, 2010

Teen pregnancy has long been a problem in Loíza, a small, impoverished town on Puerto Rico's northeast coast, so when the Rev. Ana Méndez became vicar of Misión Santiago y San Felipe there two years ago she immediately recognized a need for services, she said in a recent interview.