Gregory C. Syler

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August 29, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] The church where I grew up in Chicago is celebrating its 150th anniversary. The Maryland church I serve as rector was established in 1638. My home church was the neighborhood’s Old First Church and it had a...

June 5, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Every organization needs money to carry out its mission. Churches, too, but Christians sometimes have a lackluster spirit when it comes to raising money. Add to that the pride of being in charge, the feeling that...

February 1, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] I’m excited to be part of a process in the Diocese of Washington focusing on collaboration, looking at Region 6 in our diocese. Locals call the region southern Maryland – 22 parishes in the old tobacco economy of...

February 7, 2011

The pledge letters were sent, and they've reaped what they can. Another stewardship season has come and gone, and in nearly every congregation some combination of finance committees, vestries and parish annual meetings has hammered out...