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November 11, 2014

The monks are inviting Anglicans and Episcopalians to join them in prayer, meditation and taking photos during Advent. Photo: SSJE

[Anglican Communion News Service] Members of Anglican Communion Churches worldwide are being invited to celebrate Advent through...

November 25, 2013

By: Shannon Kelly

The season of Advent begins November 30. Advent is a time when we prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ. It is meant to be a time of reflection and a time set aside to renew our connection to Christ.

There are many, many resources out there, and there is no way we could cover all of...

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...

December 24, 2012

I’ve been pondering lately, just what does it mean to make a “life-giving” choice? Does it mean to nurture relationship with others rather than focus on my own ends, no matter how noble? To acknowledge the individual-ness of others, even if it tramples on my own? How does one discern that a...

December 24, 2012

It’s Christmas Eve! We’ve been waiting and preparing and hoping and wondering and longing for this night for weeks now.

Tonight we join in Mary’s last moments of waiting. Tonight we, the church, are like young Mary – very pregnant, stretched full with impossibility made possible, full of...

December 23, 2012

The summer after I graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, I was in the running for a grant that would have paid for most of my schooling at a Baptist seminary where I was enrolling in the fall. I was in the National Guard, and one of the state chaplains suggested that I...

December 22, 2012

When I was little, my brother and I had a cassette tape with a dramatic telling of Jesus’ birth story on it. I would listen to it night after night for months on end as I fell asleep, the rhythms of the story making their way into my dreams. Actors took each of the parts. The narration was...

December 21, 2012

By: Bronwyn

Occasionally I will post writings by youth, youth ministers and others across the Episcopal Church who have an important message to share. The posting below was written by Jeremiah Shipman, a 9th grader who participated in a recent Episcopal Docese of Kansas event, ADVENTure. Over the weekend, ...

December 21, 2012

We’re seven weeks deep into the Season of Red Cups, an eight-week celebration of secular Christmas that starts in early November, marked by the introduction of red Starbucks coffee cups, and seems to get bigger and bigger every year. It’s loud, distracting, and it can even be a little bit...

December 20, 2012

While we know that this “Jesus” would eventually change the world, the scandal that would have risen from the baby bump Mary would soon carry would have been devastating. This tiding of great joy could only have been seen as greatly troubling, for at the very least, Mary would have been pushed...

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