Feedback sought on anti-racism and racial reconciliation training document

The Executive Council Committee on Anti-Racism (ECCAR) is seeking feedback on a draft of a comprehensive framework for anti-racism and racial reconciliation training for use in congregations, dioceses, institutions, and groups. Named A Framework for Anti-Racism And Racial Reconciliation Training in the Episcopal Church, the draft is located here. “The Framework for Anti-Racism and Racial Reconciliation Training was produced over the past year based on the experiences of ECCAR members with input of many people from across the church,” noted James McKim, ECCAR chair. McKim added: “The purpose of this document is to set the standard for capabilities we feel people should have to do thi

Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry: The Work of the Leader

May 8–10, 2018 at the DuBose Conference Center, Monteagle, Tennessee The departure of a clergy person will have a profound impact on any congregation, and clergy and lay leaders must be able to make informed decisions about clergy leadership during times of transition. Join us for this three-day course presented by the Beecken Center and the Interim Ministry Network (IMN) at the DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle, Tennessee. Participants will explore the role of the interim leader and the foundations of transitional ministry, along with the tools and resources to facilitate transitional leadership. When: May 8–10, 2018 Location: DuBose Conference Center, Monteagle, Tennessee. Tuition: $74

Province Delegates, GC Deputies and Bishops Gather in Worcester

Province 1 Delegates, General Convention Deputies, and Bishops met Saturday April 7, 2018 at All Saints Episcopal Church, Worcester MA for the 2018 Provincial Spring Synod and General Convention Orientation. Participants learned about new provincial initiatives including the Models of Small Vital Congregations Project which will collect inspiring stories of small vital faith communities who are creatively being church in the 21st century and a web-based resource for those seeking to learn about and find a spiritual director in New England. The President of the House of Deputies Gay Jennings, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Michael Hunn, and Executive Officer for the General Conve

Hope, Healing, Allelluia: 2018 Festival of the Resurrection

Music, drama, dance and prayers will highlight “Hope, Healing & Hallelujah!,” a week-long Festival of the Resurrection at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Pawtucket. The 2018 Festival of the Resurrection takes place from Sunday, April 22, through Sunday, April 29, as an opportunity for Rhode Islanders to continue joyously celebrating Easter long after the traditional festive worship services on Easter Day (Sunday, April 1). “The season of Easter, which lasts 50 days, is the time the Church gives continuous thanks for God’s unfailing love and mercy” said The Rev. Greta Getlein, Vicar of St. Paul’s. “As part of our celebrations, we must consider how we share the gifts given us, how we engage with

Summit on Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is happening at alarming rates in the cities, suburbs and rural areas of New England. God has already mobilized many Christians (individuals and churches) to be part of the solution. To be voices of hope and healing as we bring the justice, mercy, wisdom and power of God to bear on one of the greatest social evils of our time. The Summit is an opportunity: * To be inspired by survivors who have experienced profound healing in Christ and become courageous leaders in the anti-trafficking movement * To learn from leaders who have responded to God's call and pioneered ministries that are addressing human trafficking in New England at every level * To gain fresh insight on

Faith Climate Action Week Calls to Protect our Climate

Faith Climate Action Week is focused on preaching, learning, and taking action to protect our climate. Previously known as "The Preach-In on Global Warming," this year’s event is the ninth time that Interfaith Power & Light has organized this opportunity. Spanning the week leading up Earth Day (April 14-22), its theme this year will be Charged with Faith: Leading the Way to a Clean Energy Future. Join in with congregations all around the nation in preaching, praying, petitioning, acting, movie screening, and growing "pizza" gardens (yes, seriously). All persons of all ages are welcome to participate; there are plenty of activities and resources for youth and children! For more

NH PBS Features 2017 River of Life Pilgrimage

The River of Life 2017: Connecticut River Pilgrimage will be featured on NH PBS's "Windows to the Wild." The show will air at the following times: The River of Life 2017: Connecticut River Pilgrimage will be featured on NH PBS's "Windows to the Wild." Watch the show at one of the following times: April 11 ~ 7:30 pm April 14 ~ 11 pm April 15 ~ 5:30 pm ~ After the show airs in NH, it will be streamed on the NH PBS website ~ #RiverofLife #Paddle #PBS #KiarosEarth

Earth Day Sunday 2018

(The Rev. Dr.) Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Western MA Missioner for Creation Care, reminds us that Earth Day (April 22) falls this year on the FourthSunday of Easter. She asks, "What better day than Good Shepherd Sunday to preach about God’s love for all creation?" She also recommended The United Church of Christ's terrific resource page for EarthSunday worship services. This year Earth Day falls on Sunday! On April 22nd, you can bring the sacred to Earth Day. Here are four different resources for making the most of this special Sunday: Connect God’s Creation to God’s Children – The UCC Council for Climate Justice has spearheaded an interfaith effort to preach a thousand sermons in solidarity wi

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