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December 24, 2019

By: Christopher Sikkema, Manager for Special Projects

In this week’s epistle, St. Paul addresses the saints: “To all God’s beloved in Rome… Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” The Episcopal Church’s framework for racial reconciliation, borrowing a phrase from Dr. King, addresses the possibility that we actually...

December 23, 2019

By: The Episcopal Church Office of Development

The season of Advent is a time of preparation. It’s not about the hustle and bustle, but about waiting for the coming of the One who redeems us all. As Episcopalians, what’s going on all around us from November 1 through December 24 can often be a hard counterpoint to the Advent world we want...

December 22, 2019

By: Jerusalem Greer, Staff Officer for Evangelism

When I think about the importance of manual labor, I think of my brother.

The winter he turned twenty, Joshua was living in my grandparents’ basement while he flailed around trying to find himself, attending community college and partying entirely too much, feeling all the things. I...

December 21, 2019

By: Christopher Sikkema, Manager for Special Projects

“Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee.” From the Confessions of St. Augustine

The last year has been an exciting one when it comes to the Way of Love and our Office of Communication. The popularity of the seven practices for Jesus-centered life – turn, learn, pray...

December 20, 2019

By: Elizabeth Boe, Mission Personnel Officer

“When the path is long, Christ wanders with you. When the path is difficult, God’s spirit carries you. When the path is dangerous, God’s hands embrace you. Go in peace as God’s beloved child.”

The words above are from the dismissal at a service that I accidentally wandered into at Oslo...

December 19, 2019

By: The Episcopal Church Office of Development

“My life has been filled with multiple blessings, too many to count. Among the greatest of these blessings are the many different people with whom I have been privileged to share my path – people who have inspired me and guided me through the seasons of my life.

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December 18, 2019

Worship is an integral part in the life and mission of the church. We are an “ecclesia” because we gather to worship. I consider worship as a high priority and I encourage my diverse ethnic constituencies: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander...

December 17, 2019

By: The Rev. Anthony Guillen, Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministries

“Lord, teach us to pray…” Luke 11:1

I was at a conference recently in Brazil and soon after arriving, Luz Maria, a friend from Colombia, approached me with a request for prayer for her presentation at this conference as she was anxious about it. A mutual friend, Ema Rosero-Nordalm from...

December 16, 2019

We learn through information and through experience. The work of the General Convention Office involves creating information and resources for the Church as well as planning and staffing experiences for the whole Church. The GCO is responsible for or has oversight of much of the information –...

December 15, 2019

By: The Episcopal Church Office of Reconciliation, Justice, and Care of Creation

Our faith encourages us to turn toward one another and toward God. Under Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, The Episcopal Church is called to engage Becoming Beloved Community, a set of interrelated commitments around which Episcopalians may organize our many efforts to respond to racial...

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