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Large-Print Episcopal BCP, Hymnal CDs help blind, visually-impaired
The Large-Print Ministry is offering three CDs that can help the Blind and Visually-impaired and others with Special Needs with their devotions and to be able to more fully participate in worship. (more...)

The Five Marks of Mission: A checklist for mission
Acknowledging that the mission of the Episcopal Church is the mission of Christ, the Five Marks of Mission are foundational for the many mission activities underway by congregations, dioceses and individuals. (more...)

102 Episcopal Bishops appeal to President Obama for continued aid to Middle East hospital
Led by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, 102 bishops of the Episcopal Church have sent an urgent letter to President Barack Obama calling for personal intervention to halt the threat of funding-stoppage for Al Ahli Hospital in the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. (more...)

Archbishop’s sermon at St. Paul’s for National Service of Thanksgiving
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, delivered the sermon at the National Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of HM The Queen. The text of the Archbishop’s sermon follows. (more...)

The Genesis Covenant and Green Certification: A means for energy savings in Episcopal congregations
Congregations can experience substantial energy savings while helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the innovative Genesis Covenant. Approved by General Convention 2009, the Genesis Covenant is a national ecumenical effort by religious communities to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from their facilities by 50% within 10 years. (more...)

Award-winning children's author to keynote premier conference for Christian educators
Christian educators from across the country will gather June 11-15 at Kanuga Conferences Inc. for a special week of sharing stories of faith. (more...)

An announcement from Bonnie Anderson, President of the Episcopal Church House of Deputies
I write to you for two reasons: to thank you for your support, friendship, prayers, challenges, brilliance and love that has inspired and humbled me during these 6 years and second, to let you know that I do not plan to stand for election as President of the House of Deputies for another term. (more...)

Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori issues pastoral letter on the Doctrine of Discovery and Indigenous Peoples
"Our Christian heritage has taught us that a healed community of peace is only possible in the presence of justice for all peoples." (more...)

Live webcast features discussion about mission with Episcopal Presiding Bishop, Archbishop Desmond Tutu
[May 15, 2012] A live webcast featuring an enlightening conversation about mission between Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be available at no fee on Saturday, May 19 (more...)

Anglicans celebrate Book of Common Prayer’s 350th
CANTERBURY, England — "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust." "All the deceits of the world, the flesh and the devil." "Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest." Shakespeare? The King James Bible? Close — the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, the liturgical and literary masterpiece that along with the playwright and the landmark Bible helped shape the English language, marks its 350th anniversary this year. (more...)

Updated Manual of Business Methods for congregations available from Episcopal Church Finance Office
The Episcopal Church Finance Office has updated major sections and chapters of the Manual of Business Methods in Church Affairs, available for downloading at no charge (more...)

Episcopal Presiding Bishop, Archbishop Desmond Tutu to discuss mission in live webcast
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will conduct a conversation about mission with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in a live webcast on Saturday, May 19 (more...)

Epiphany Returns Home
For the first time in five years, members of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Herndon are making plans to worship in their home church building. (more...)

Executive Council looks to future near end of triennium
[Episcopal News Service - Salt Lake City, Utah] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council began its last meeting of the 2010-2012 triennium contemplating its leadership role — and emotional investment — in the church’s journey to its future. (more...)

Opening remarks at a meeting of TEC's Executive Council
The Executive Council of The Episcopal Church is meeting this week in Salt Lake City. Here are opening remarks from

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schorri (read)
Bonnie Anderson, President of the House of Deputies (read)
Stacy Sauls, Chief Operating Officer (read).

VIRGINIA: Changed along the way, St. Stephen’s comes home
[Episcopal News Service] More than a few tears were shed and smiles shared by the members of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Heathsville, Virginia, this Palm Sunday, following the resolution of a five-year legal dispute with another congregation over ownership of the property. (more...)

Episcopal Church Joint Committee offers a place to voice opinions on 2013-2015 draft budget
The Episcopal Church Joint Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) has established a blog for comments on the draft budget approved by Executive Council in January. (more...)

Liturgy for Rogation Days
Cindy Coe, Christian formation consultant and author of the Abundant Life Garden Project curriculum, has written a liturgy to be used on Rogation Days for the blessing of church/community gardens. She also blogged about it for us – you can read her post here. To access the liturgy, please click here and enter your name and email (and church/diocese if applicable), and then you’ll be able to view and download the PDF. Questions or comments? Please email Pamela Penn, our Program Officer for Church Engagement, at ppenn@er-d.org.

Opening remarks at a meeting of TEC's Executive Council
The Executive Council of The Episcopal Church is meeting this week in Salt Lake City. Here are opening remarks from:

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schorri (read)
Bonnie Anderson, President of the House of Deputies (read)
Stacy Sauls, Chief Operating Officer (read).

St. Stephen's, Heathsville, VA, celebrate their homecoming
On Saturday, April 14, the Episcopal congregation of St. Stephen Episcopal Church in Heathsville, VA, along with friends, supporters, and diocesan clergy and staff, joyously celebrated their homecoming to their historic church building with a Eucharist and a lavish potluck luncheon and reception. (more...)

VIRGINIA: Changed along the way, St. Stephen’s comes home
[April 2, 2012] [Episcopal News Service] More than a few tears were shed and smiles shared by the members of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Heathsville, Virginia, this Palm Sunday, following the resolution of a five-year legal dispute with another congregation over ownership of the property. (more...)

Office of Communication offers live webcasts of Holy Week services from Washington National Cathedral
[March 30, 2012] The Episcopal Church Office of Communication is partnering with Washington National Cathedral to provide live webcasts of worship services on Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, and Good Friday, as well as the Great Easter Vigil on Saturday and Easter Service on Sunday morning. All will be available at no fee here or http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/live-demand-worship (more...)

Presiding Bishop speaks on controversial issues
[March 27, 2012] In an hour-long conversation with HuffPost staffers, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, touched upon subjects that ranged from her views on how to interpret scripture and challenges that face the church as its demographics change to debates over contraception and the relationship between religion and science. (more...)

A statement from the Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop
[March 16, 2012] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has noted the following on the announcement that Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is stepping down. (Read her statement)

Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music releases report on blessing same-gender relationships
[March 8, 2012] The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) of the Episcopal Church has forwarded to the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies excerpts from its report, "I Will Bless You, and You Will Be a Blessing": Resources for Blessing Same-Gender Relationships. (more...)

Episcopal Church Joint Committee offers a place to voice opinions on 2013-2015 draft budget
[March 8, 2012] The Episcopal Church Joint Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) has established a blog for comments on the draft budget approved by Executive Council in January. (more...)

Episcopal Presiding Bishop writes about Good Friday offering
[February 27, 2012] Marking the 90th anniversary of the annual Good Friday Offering, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has written to all congregations asking them to consider assistance for Jerusalem and the Middle East. (more...)

Presiding Bishop calls for focus on Millennium Development Goals during Lent 2012
[February 16, 2012] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori invites a focus on the Millennium Development Goals for Lent 2012. (more...)

Episcopal Church launches new app: Wayfarer
[February 15, 2012] The Episcopal Church Office of Communication has launched its first iPad app, Wayfarer. Available as a free, quarterly iPad app downloadable at iTunes, all the content can also be viewed in an Internet browser (more...)

Episcopal Church offers Lenten resources, meditations
[February 10, 2012] Resources, meditations and study guides for experiencing a reflective Lenten season are available from the Episcopal Church. (more...)

World Mission Sunday is February 19
[February 9, 2012] The 2012 World Mission Sunday in the Episcopal Church will focus on Mission Is Transformational. World Mission Sunday, always observed the last Sunday after Epiphany, is February 19. (more...)

A message from the Episcopal Church Executive Council
[January 29, 2012] The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church issued the following message at the conclusion of its three-day meeting in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. (more...)

NAES Scholarships available
The Reverend Canon James G. Callaway, D.D., General Secretary of the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion (CUAC) and the Reverend Daniel R. Heischman, D.Min. Executive Director of the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) announced the 2012-13 Episcopal Colleges Scholarship of the Association of Episcopal Colleges, the United Stateschapter of CUAC. (more...)

Noted authors Alan Jones and Margaret Guenther to lead conference on spirituality for life’s second half
The second half of life is a time to wake up to what has been true all along: life with all of its ups and downs is a sheer gift. (more...)

Upcoming ECF Webinars: Winter 2012
01/04/12 - As part of ECF's on-going efforts to assist congregations in developing their leadership and financial resources, we are offering a wide range of webinars for clergy and lay parish leaders this winter. There is noanuga cost to participate in any of these webinars and all lay and clergy leaders are welcome to participate. (more...)

General Seminary’s television special to air on CBS Christmas Eve
December 20, 2011 - The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church (GTS) spent last week putting the finishing touches on an hour long television program, Christmas in Chelsea Square, that will air over CBS stations nationwide on December 24th at 11:35 pm (EST). (more...)

Presiding Bishop's Christmas 2011 Message
December 15 - "Jesus comes among us to remind us of a world living together in peace, to reclaim and make real that vision of creation for all humanity and all God’s creatures," Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori says in the Christmas message for 2011. (more...)

Free advertising available for jobs, calls, events in the Episcopal Church
December 13 - Congregations with open positions or upcoming events can now advertise at no cost on the newly re-designed Episcopal News Service website (more...)

Observe Advent and Christmas with the Episcopal Church through new Advent Portal, social media
December 07, 2011 - The Episcopal Church Advent Portal provides an ideal avenue for personal observations of Advent and Christmas. (more...)

Redesigned Episcopal News Service website highlights enhanced news outlets, multimedia, social media
December 05, 2011 - A redesigned Episcopal News Service website now enhances its news and commentary with a myriad of advances, including expanded multimedia and a range of social media offerings and share tools, all designed to help you keep up-to-date on the Episcopal Church. (more...)

Faith in Action ads focus on year-round stewardship
To assist in promoting year-round stewardship, a series of ads have been created by the Episcopal Church Office of Communication for use by dioceses and congregations at no cost. (more...)

Episcopal Church Parochial Forms now available
The following information is another in an ongoing series discussing the Organizations of The Episcopal Church. Also, Episcopal Church lingo and terms are used; check the websites listed at the end for any necessary explanations (more...)

Episcopal, ELCA Presiding Bishops issue World AIDS Day 2011 letter
November 29, 2011 - Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have issued a joint letter for World AIDS Day 2011. (more...)

Share your thoughts and observe Advent and Christmas through Episcopal Church social media
The Episcopal Church Office of Communications is offering myriad avenues to enjoy, share, and actively participate in observing Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. (more...)

Video of Presiding Bishop's reflections on Advent
The Presiding Bishop's Advent Reflection. (more...)

Presiding Bishop calls Advent "a time to listen, a time to reflect"
November 23, 2011 - Calling Advent "a time to listen, a time to reflect," Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori urges in her Advent Message 2011 to "rest, wait, yearn" for the coming celebration of the birth of the Savior. (more...)

Georgia court rules for Episcopal church in dispute
By Mary Frances Schjonberg, November 21, 2011
[Episcopal News Service] The Georgia Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court ruling that the real property and other assets of Christ Church Episcopal in Savannah are held in trust for the Diocese of Georgia and the Episcopal Church. (more...)

View CNN video on rebuilding the National Cathedral
November 11, 2011 - CNN's Kim Uhl follows mason Joe Alonso up the National Cathedral to show how they are fixing earthquake damage. (more...)

Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes invites you to register for "Moving from Strategy to Action"
Do you feel like all the great ideas from your last Vestry retreat on strategic planning ended up on someone’s shelf? Does your leadership talk about “the future” and “change” but nothing ever gets implemented? Then you won’t want to miss this highly interactive discussion on turning ideas into action led by the Bloom Metz Consulting team. (more...)

NPR host to share behind-the-scenes insights from popular show on spirituality, big questions in life
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — National Public Radio host Krista Tippett will bring deep and enduring lessons from years of speaking with spiritual and intellectual leaders from around the world Dec. 4-6 during the Lansing Lee Conference at Kanuga Conferences Inc. (more...)

New Website Offers Stewardship Resources for Congregational Leaders
OCTOBER 26, 2011, PHOENIZ, AZ: You've just been appointed stewardship chair for your congregation. You're ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work – but where in the world do you start? (more...)

Episcopal Church Facts and Figures
[November 4, 2011] New facts and figures about membership in the Episcopal Church have been posted on the Research page. (more...)

Episcopal 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence launches November 25; AWE, EWC and EPF this year’s partners
Anglican Women’s Empowerment (AWE), the Episcopal Women’s Caucus (EWC), and Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) have teamed up to promote this year’s Episcopal 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, November 25-December 10. . (more...)

Empowering Congregations to Help Rebuild Our Church in Haiti
Congregations in the Dioceses of Iowa and Missouri are helping to Rebuild Our Church in Haiti. (more...)

A message from the Episcopal Church Executive Council
The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church issued the following letter at the conclusion of its four-day meeting in Salt Lake City (Diocese of Utah). (more...)

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori address to Executive Council 10/21/11
View this 21-minute video. (view video)

Executive Council begins budgeting process for 2012 and beyond
Presiding bishop reminds members that 'budgets are moral documents'. (more...)

Practicing our slogan
"The Episcopal Church welcomes you!" That's our deal, right? We're welcoming. Or not so much. Now that I'm not serving in a parish, I have been visiting lots of Episcopal congregations. It's been illuminating, both in good and in troubling ways. (more...)

Best Business Practices Helping Haiti
Fifty-seven Haitian clergy and laity gathered on August 22, 2011, for a four-day workshop on financial management sponsored by the The Episcopal Church. (more...)

Episcopal Church conference focuses on small churches
[September 28, 2011] Registration is open for New Chapter: Your Church in God’s Unfolding Story, an Episcopal Church conference specifically for small churches, slated for December 1-3 in Williamsburg, VA. (more...)

Episcopal Church House of Bishops Issues A Pastoral Teaching
[September 20, 2011] The Episcopal Church House of Bishops, meeting in Province IX, in Quito, Ecuador, issued the following Pastoral Teaching: We, your bishops, believe these words of Jeremiah describe these times and call us to repentance as we face the unfolding environmental crisis of the earth... (more...)

Rebuild Our Church in Haiti Announces new and updated resources for congregations and dioceses launching their fall appeal to help rebuild Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port au Prince
September, 20, 2011, New York, NY – New and updated resources for dioceses and congregations who are about to launch campaigns to support the Rebuild Our Church in Haiti appeal are now available online. (more...)

New Training Program for Seminarians, New Clergy, and Lay Leaders Sponsored by ECF Through the Generosity of the Rev. Canon Carlson Gerdau
September 7, 2011, New York, NY – The Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) is very pleased to announce a new pilot program, The Barnabas Project: Parish Life Education for Seminarians, New Clergy, and Lay Leaders. This innovative initiative is made possible through the generosity of the Rev. Canon Carlson Gerdau. (more...)

Episcopal Church Office of Communication coverage of 10th anniversary of September 11 From Episcopal News Service, Multimedia, Web and Social Media
[September 7, 2011] Videos, articles, interviews, sermons and social media remembrances and conversations are the offerings from the Episcopal Church marking the 10th Anniversary of September 11. (more...)

Caught in the middle of raging wildfires, Texas churches offer hope, prayer, aid
[Episcopal News Service] The wildfire raging about 30 miles east of Austin, Texas, had already claimed her home, so the Rev. Lisa Hines was taking no chances Sept. 6. (more...)

Here's some good news from the Episcopal News Service!
Click on the following links to read the full stories:

Judge tells Rosemont congregation it must vacate property

Washington National Cathedral receives $25,000 from Roman Catholic archdiocese. Gestures of support offered from other faith communities

Ten Episcopal Church missionaries embark on international mission placements

Ten Episcopal Church missionaries embark on international mission placements
[September 1, 2011] Ten new Episcopal Church missionaries, all representing different dioceses, are either on their way, or are about to embark, to mission placements located in eight international locations. (more...)

Episcopal Church offers six-week reflections on stewardship: "Feasting On Gratitude"
[August 26, 2011] The Episcopal Church Office of Stewardship has developed a six-week series of readings, reflections and questions called "Feasting on Gratitude" to assist in discerning the practice of intentional and proportional giving to one's faith community. (more...)

Presiding Bishop calls for reflection on tenth anniversary of September 11 attacks
[August 18, 2011] Calling the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks "an opportunity for reflection," Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori notes that the Church "continues to work for healing and reconciliation." (more...)

Episcopal Church Office of Communication offers affordable website services for congregations
From the TEC Office of Public Affairs

Realizing the challenges in providing and maintaining a strong web presence, the Episcopal Church Office of Communication is offering an innovative, affordable website program for congregations. (more...)

Rare earthquake damages National Cathedral tower
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori issues statement on the August 23 earthquake. (more...)

[Episcopal News Service] An unusual magnitude-5.8 earthquake that struck in central Virginia during the early afternoon Aug. 23 significantly damaged the central tower of Washington National Cathedral about 84 miles to the northeast. (more...)

Presiding Bishop calls for reflection on tenth anniversary of September 11 attacks
From the TEC Office of Public Affairs

[August 18, 2011] Calling the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks "an opportunity for reflection," Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori notes that the Church "continues to work for healing and reconciliation." (more...)

Episcopal Church Office of Communication offers affordable website services for congregations
From the TEC Office of Public Affairs

Realizing the challenges in providing and maintaining a strong web presence, the Episcopal Church Office of Communication is offering an innovative, affordable website program for congregations. (more...)

Rio Grande diocese, Episcopal Church and El Paso parish agree to property settlement
[Episcopal News Service] "No litigation can determine the nature and unity of the One Body of Christ," said Bishop Michael Vono after the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande, the Episcopal Church and the congregation currently occupying St. Francis on the Hill Church in El Paso agreed to resolve their differences over the ownership of church property. (more...)

Artists of all skill levels to develop talents at Liturgical Arts Conference
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — Discover or develop your personal creative abilities Aug. 22-27 during the Liturgical Arts Conference at Kanuga Conferences Inc. (more...)

Sarah Kristin Dreier named Legislative Representative for International Issues for Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
[July 5, 2011] In an innovative move of sharing resources, The Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have jointly named Sarah Kristin Dreier as Legislative Representative for International Issues for both denominations. (more...)

Episcopal Church domestic and global mission explored at special conference
[June 01, 2011] Congregations, individuals and dioceses can gain much from the extensive global and domestic mission work of the Episcopal Church at the special four-day conference, Everyone Everywhere 2011. (more...)

Bishop Stacy Sauls named Episcopal Church Chief Operating Officer
[May 31, 2011] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has named Bishop Stacy F. Sauls as Chief Operating Officer for the Episcopal Church. (more...)

Pilot program nurtures leadership for Episcopal Young Adults
[May 23, 2011] Young adults have an opportunity to participate in an innovative pilot program, the Episcopal Leadership Institute for Young Adults, which centers on leadership and advocacy training. (more...)

Camp Bob at Kanuga chosen to host National Military Family Association’s popular Operation Purple® summer camp
The National Military Family Association recently announced that Camp Bob at Kanuga Conferences in Hendersonville, N.C., was chosen to host their popular Operation Purple summer camp in 2011. (more...)

Joint Statement from the Episcopal Church and
Episcopal Relief & Development for World Malaria Day on April 25

[April 7, 2011] One of the most important initiatives in which the Episcopal Church has participated over the last five years is NetsforLife®, a program partnership for malaria prevention in 17 countries across sub-Saharan Africa. (more...)

Presiding Bishop’s Easter Message
Easter 2011: The Resurrection must be understood in significantly different images and metaphors in the southern hemisphere, when Easter always arrives in the transition from summer to winter. (more...)

2011 The Episcopal Network for Stewardship Conference:
Inspiring Generations in Generosity

[April 4, 2011] Exploring avenues of generosity will be the major focus of the 2011 Conference of The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) on June 3 and 4 at Camp Allen in Navasota, TX. (more...)

Prayer for Japan
The Church of England  released the following prayer for Japan in response to the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunamis. (more...)

Episcopal Presiding Bishop on the earthquake in Japan
[March 11, 2011] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori offers the following concerning the devastating earthquake in Japan: (more...)

Live webcast of churchwide consultation on Liturgy and Music scheduled
[March 8, 2011] The Episcopal Church Office of Communication will live webcast all the plenary sessions of the March 18 and 19 churchwide consultation by the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM). (more...)

Salt Lake City selected as site of 2015 Episcopal Church General Convention
[March 10, 2011] Salt Lake City, UT, has been selected as the site for the 2015 General Convention of the Episcopal Church. (more...)

Presiding Bishop in Haiti on Ash Wednesday
[March 10, 2011] "We stand at the beginning of Lent, reminded that we are dust and that we shall return to dust at the last," Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in her Ash Wednesday sermon, offered at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (more...)

Episcopal Church offers Lenten resources, meditations
[March 7, 2011] Resources, meditations and study guides to provide a means to experience a reflective Lenten season are available from the Episcopal Church (more...)

Episcopal Church House of Deputies President Anderson offers commentary on Church Organizations and change
[March 4, 2011] "Change is in the water," Episcopal Church House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson says in her commentary on Organizations and change. (more...)

Why Serve 2011: Episcopalian young adults explore lay and ordained ministry opportunities at June retreat: A Vocational Discernment Conference for Young Adults of Color
[February 25, 2011] Do you feel a call to serve God, but aren’t sure how or in what way? Young adults of color can examine their gifts and explore opportunities at a June weekend Episcopal Church retreat, (more...)

Registration in English and Spanish now available
for the popular Episcopal Youth Event 2011

[February 24, 2011] Registration is now open for one of the most popular events in the Episcopal Church calendar - the Episcopal Youth Event 2011 (EYE 2011). (more...)

Marcus Borg, Cynthia Kittredge among presenters for second National Episcopal Preaching Conference
[February 22, 2011] HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. --- Sermon writing got you down? Clergy and seminarians will gain practical tools for improving their preaching March 21-24 during the second National Episcopal Preaching Conference at Kanuga. (more...)

Episcopal Church Office of Communication offers live concert webcast from St. John’s Lafayette Square, Washington DC
[February 22, 2011] The Episcopal Church Office of Communication continues offering a live webcast of musical selections from the First Wednesdays At St. John’s Concerts series originating from St. John's Church Lafayette Square, in Washington, DC. The next live concert is on Wednesday, February 2 and begins at 12:10 pm Eastern. (more...)

A MESSAGE FROM FORT WORTH
Executive Council, February 16-18

The temperature reached the high 70s as we gathered at the American Airlines Training and Conference Center near DFW Airport. The sunny warmth was welcome after the recent Arctic weather many of us had experienced and every break found several of us outside. (more...)

Deadline extended for nominations to committees, positions for election at Episcopal Church General Convention 2012
The Joint Standing Committee on Nominations (JSCN) has announced that the deadline for nominations has been extended to March 14 for membership on seven bodies or positions to be elected at the Episcopal Church General Convention 2012. (more...)

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop writes to congregations about Good Friday offering for Jerusalem and Middle East
[February 15, 2011] The Good Friday offering to assist churches in Jerusalem and the Middle East is a tradition in the Episcopal Church that dates over 80 years. Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has sent a letter to all congregations asking for their continued support. (more...)

Resources in three languages now available to observe Episcopal Church World Mission Sunday on March 6
[February 14, 2011] Resources in three languages are now available to observe 2011 World Mission Sunday, focusing on the contributions and needs of Episcopal Church missionaries and their ministries around the world. (more...)

Episcopal, Anglican Women gather for UN Commission meeting
young adults to blog their experiences

[February 9, 2011] Women from the Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Canada and many other Anglican Communion Provinces along with a youth delegation will gather for the 55th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York City February 21- February 27. (more...)

Episcopal Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori named to President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
[February 4, 2011] President Barack Obama announced the appointment of Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori to the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. (more...)

Episcopal Church Office of Communication offers live concert webcast from St. John’s Lafayette Square, Washington DC
[January 31, 2011] The Episcopal Church Office of Communication continues offering a live webcast of musical selections from the First Wednesdays At St. John’s Concerts series originating from St. John's Church Lafayette Square, in Washington, DC. The next live concert is on Wednesday, February 2 and begins at 12:10 pm Eastern. (more...)

Deadline extended, tuition subsidies available for innovative Episcopal Church – GreenFaith partnership
[January 27, 2011] Michael Schut, Episcopal Church Economic and Environmental Affairs Officer, announced two milestones regarding the partnership between the Episcopal Church and GreenFaith. (more...)

Episcopal Church healthy congregational practices featured in groundbreaking video project about ministry
[January 26, 2011] Steeped in history, Christ Church in center city Philadelphia, PA doesn't rely only on its beautiful buildings or historical status. Today, Christ Church offers innovative and pioneering ministries that bridge the church with its community. (more...)

Episcopal Church kicks off rebuilding campaign on anniversary of devastating Haitian earthquake
On the first anniversary of the earthquake that destroyed Haiti, The Episcopal Church is inaugurating an international, church-wide fundraising campaign, Rebuild our Church in Haiti. (more...)

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori at the one year anniversary of the Haitian earthquake
[January 11, 2011] At the one year anniversary of the Haitian earthquake on January 12, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori asks for prayers and expresses solidarity with the people of Haiti, Bishop Jean Zache Duracin and the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti as they rebuild. (more...)

Live airing of NYC Christmas Eve pageant tops Episcopal Church multimedia programming
[December 17, 2010] A live airing of a traditional Children's Christmas Pageant from Grace Episcopal Church, New York City will be presented by The Episcopal Church Office of Communication on Christmas Eve, Friday December 24 beginning at 4 pm Eastern (3 pm Central, 2 pm Mountain, 1 pm Pacific). (more...)

Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music seeks comments on possible hymnal revision
[December 15, 2010] The Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) is inviting input and comments about a possible revision of The Hymnal 1982. (more...)

Episcopal Church Antiracism Training Manual provides guidelines, format, suggestions for diocesan training
[December 14, 2010] Seeing the Face of God in Each Other: The Antiracism Training Manual of The Episcopal Church is now available for training sessions and educational purposes. (more...)

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Christmas Message 2010
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light – Isaiah 9:2
"That's how the first lesson of Christmas Eve opens. It's familiar and comforting, as the familiar words go on to say that light has shined on those who live in deep darkness, that God has brought joy to people living under oppression, for a child has been borne to us. The name of that child is Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace ..." Read the Presiding Bishop's  Christmas Message in its entirety in either English or in Spanish.

Applications available for Episcopal Church young adults seeking adventure, ministry, special calling
[December 2, 2010] Applications for one-year assignments throughout the Anglican Communion are being accepted from young adults 21 – 30 years old for the Episcopal Church Young Adults Service Corps (YASC). (more...)

Episcopal Church new Transition Ministry tool offers easier process, additional options, more information
[December 6, 2010] The Episcopal Church Office for Transition Ministry has unveiled a new tool which provides easier ways to engage the system, offers more options for the user, and focuses on individual’s gifts, strengths, abilities and interests to open new ways of service to the church. (more...)

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Issues World AIDS Day letter
[November 30, 2010] "Pray for a future without AIDS," Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori asks in her World AIDS Day 2010 letter. (more...)

Episcopal Church offers Advent season videos, prayers, daily meditations, lesson plans
[November 24, 2010] A variety of resources for the Advent season are available from The Episcopal Church, designed for personal reflection as well as community prayer services. (more...)

A Message from Executive Council To The Episcopal Church
[October 25, 2010] The Executive Council of The Episcopal Church has issued the following message following the conclusion of its three-day meeting held in Salt Lake City, UT. (more...)

United Thank Offering application process now online
for 2011 Episcopal Church grants

[October 25, 2010] The application process for the 2011 United Thank Offering grants is now open and, for the first time and for the convenience of the applicants, the entire process is online. (more...)

Maria Shriver's The Women's Conference accessible on live webcast;
panel features Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori

[October 25, 2010] At California First Lady Maria Shriver's sold out leadership event, The Women's Conference, the Tuesday, October 26, panel featuring Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will be live webcast. (more...)

Studying Your Congregation and Community: free tool provides info on Episcopal Church congregational, diocesan trends
[October 21, 2010] A free tool which charts 11-year trends called Studying Your Congregation and Community is now available to assist Episcopal congregations and dioceses in a myriad of applications, including stewardship, short- and long-term planning, and strategic development. (more...)

Presiding bishop joins other religious leaders in speaking out against bullying
October 18, 2010 - Today, as leaders of Christian communions and national networks, we speak with heavy hearts because of the bullying, suicides and hate crimes that have shocked this country and called all faith communities into accountability for our words or our silence. (more...)

Presiding Bishop and Dalai Lama to give presentations
[October 15, 2010] Sunday and Monday’s forum, Interfaith Summit on Happiness, with Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the Dalai Lama and other world religious leaders will be live webcast from Emory University. (more...)

[October 6, 2010] - "Gifts Beyond Giving" through Gifts for Life
Each year, Episcopal Relief & Development's Gifts for Life catalog helps individuals, families and parishes here in the US to connect with communities around the world by providing support for projects that empower people not just to survive, but to thrive. (more...)

[October 5, 2010] - Innovative partnership aims to assist Episcopal churches to "go green
In an innovative venture that benefits congregations of all sizes, The Episcopal Church has partnered with GreenFaith, a leading national religious environmental group, to assist churches' efforts to "go green." (more...)

[September 22, 2010] - A weekly update from the Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs
TEC Office of Public Affairs recently released news. (more...)

[September 20, 2010] - HOB Meeting Reports
The House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church is meeting in Phoenix, Arizona (Diocese of Arizona) from September 16 to September 21, and The Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs is issuing daily reports. (more...)

[September 10, 2010] - Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori to speak at international leadership events in October. Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has accepted invitations to speak on topics of faith in three key conferences attracting international audiences in October(more...)

[September 9, 2010] - Episcopal Church joins 10.10.10 movement The Global Work Party to cut carbon emissions
Mark October 10, 2010 - 10.10.10 - on your calendar as a day to build community, have fun and cut carbon emissions here.

[September 3, 2010] - Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop, House of Deputies President, Executive Council member call for Anglican Covenant study
Read the full text of a letter announcing the study here.

The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church in North America [ACNA]
[August 08, 2010] After former Bishop Jack Iker left The Episcopal Church, he and other former diocesan leaders allied themselves with a newly formed entity called the Anglican Church of North America [ACNA]. Recently the public affairs staff of The Episcopal Church offered the following information as a resource for Episcopalians who may have questions about ACNA. (more...)

Application process now open for scholarships from The Episcopal Church
[August 17, 2010] Applications are now being accepted for the Fall awarding of more than 60 scholarships from The Episcopal Church. Specific scholarships are available for ethnic communities along with other particular wide-ranging eligibility for education and training.  (more...)

United Thank Offering awards $2 million for mission and ministry in The Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion
[August 16, 2010] The United Thank Offering of The Episcopal Church has awarded 69 grants for 2010 for a total of $2,163,740.93 for the mission and ministry of The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. (more...)

Liturgical Arts Conference scheduled
Beginning and experienced weavers, photographers, choir singers and directors, quilters and needle workers will gather Aug. 22-27 at Kanuga Conferences for the 13th annual Liturgical Arts Conference. (more...)

Episcopal Church Economic Justice Loan Committee provides funding for mission, ministry of the Church
Funds are available for mortgages, small business loans, community economic development, affordable housing, job creation and other avenues for the mission and ministry of The Episcopal Church through the Economic Justice Loan Funds, administered by the Economic Justice Loan Committee (EJLC). (more...)

Celebrate the Easter Season with The Episcopal Church
Through Online Bible Study Group

[April 19, 2010] Celebrate the season of Easter by joining a Bible study group – online. (more...)

Why Serve: Episcopalian young adults explore
lay and ordained ministry opportunities at three-day retreat
[April 16, 2010] Do you feel a call to serve God, but aren't sure how or in what way? Young adults of color can examine their gifts and explore opportunities at a weekend Episcopal Church retreat, Why Serve: Discerning God's Call. (more...)

Episcopal Church Environmental Officer on Earth Day 2010: "Our role here on God's good earth is to be servants of creation."
[April 15, 2010] "Our role here on God's good earth is to be servants of creation," offers Michael Schut, Economic and Environmental Affairs Officer of The Episcopal Church, in honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22. (more...)

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori In Easter Vigil sermon: "Fear not, for God is with us"
[April 4, 2010] "Fear not, for God is with us," Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in her Easter Vigil sermon. "Fear not, and join the feast created before the beginning of the world."

Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori celebrated and preached at the Easter Vigil at Christ Church, Binghamton, NY in the Diocese of Central New York. Click here to read the text of the Presiding Bishop's sermon.

Observe Good Friday, Celebrate Easter Sunday with liturgical programming from The Episcopal Church
[March 30, 2010] The Episcopal Church Office of Communication offers ways to observe Good Friday and celebrate Easter with two seasonal liturgical programs. (more...)

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop’s Easter Message
[March 15, 2010] "Alleluia! Keep practicing that joyful shout. Alleluia!" proclaims Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in her Easter 2010 Message. Read her message here.

More than 60 educational scholarships available from The Episcopal Church
[March 15, 2010] Applications are now being accepted for more than 60 scholarships available through The Episcopal Church. (more...).

A Message from Executive Council To The Episcopal Church
[February 22, 2010] The Executive Council of The Episcopal Church issued a message following the conclusion of its four-day meeting in Omaha, NE. Read the entire message here.

Executive Council of The Episcopal Church has choice of two great sermons
The Executive Council of The Episcopal Church worshipped with two different congregations in Omaha on Sunday, February 21, with Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preaching at All Saints Episcopal Church and President of the House of Deputies Bonnie Anderson preaching at Church of the Resurrection. In her sermon, the presiding bishop posed the question: "When was the last time you met the devil?" In Ms. Anderson told the assembly "You have put into daily practice the baptismal promise to love our neighbors as ourselves." You are encouraged to read them both.

Office of Communication news offerings: Telling the story of The Episcopal Church
[January 27, 2010] The important and significant news and information of The Episcopal Church – ranging from breaking news like Haiti relief, to people features and commentaries on relevant topics – are readily accessible to Episcopalians, Anglicans and those seeking to learn more about The Episcopal Church. (more...)

Presiding Bishop meets with UN Secretary General and Archbishop of Canterbury
[January 27, 2010] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori met with Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon and the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. (more...)

Episcopal Church World Mission Sunday highlights caring for all God’s creation [January 21, 2010] Recognizing God’s creation as a sacred place, the focus for 2010 World Mission Sunday, celebrated on Sunday, February 14, will be World Mission & The Environment. (more...)

Facts about the Diocese of Haiti and the aftermath of the earthquake [January 16, 2010] The world continues to watch after a devastating 7.0 earthquake destroyed much of Haiti, with the death toll mounting each day. The Episcopal Church and Episcopal Relief & Development responded immediately. (more...)

Washington National Cathedral to offer a service of prayer for Haiti
[January 15, 2010] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will join Bishop of Washington John Bryson Chane, Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III and others at a special prayer service for Haiti on Sunday, January 17 at 6 pm at Washington National Cathedral. (more...)

New Episcopal Church web pages: engaging, welcoming, informative
[January 15, 2010] A clean, contemporary design, improved search capability and easy-to-access resources for the mission and ministry work of The Episcopal Church are all combined with a newly simplified home page http://www.episcopalchurch.org and web pages: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/mission.htm. (more...)

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop’s Christmas Message
[December 7, 2009] Christmas message 2009
The mornings are dark, pitch black until after most of us have begun our days. The hints of dawn in the eastern sky, those streaks of rose and pink that promise more and brighter light, bring hope even in the dark mid-winter. Where do you look for that kind of hope borne on slim rays of light? (more...)

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori concerning proposed bill in Uganda
[December 4, 2009] The Episcopal Church joins many other Christians and people of faith in urging the safeguarding of human rights everywhere. We do so in the understanding that "efforts to criminalize homosexual behavior are incompatible with the Gospel of Jesus Christ" (General Convention 2006, Resolution D005). (more...)

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop’s Advent Message
[December 1, 2009] Noting that the season of Advent is "a time of waiting, but it is not a time to sit around and wait for someone to do something," Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori urged all to take this time and reach out to families and to strangers. (more...)

Presiding Bishop's Statement for World AIDS Day 2009
[November 24, 2009] December 1 each year is World AIDS Day, an occasion both to remember the 25 million beloved children of God who have lost their lives to the pandemic over the past three decades, and to rededicate ourselves to building a future without AIDS. This year, new challenges both at home and abroad remind us again of the costly work that remains in the world's fight to eradicate AIDS. (more...)

Resources available for H1N1 preparedness
[September 30, 2009] With the onset of flu season, and related concerns about H1N1, many dioceses in The Episcopal Church are actively reviewing the most current data and have posted information on their websites in order to make decisions based on local practices and safety concerns in our church communities. (more...)

New ways available to give to The Episcopal Church
[October 1, 2009] Fresh opportunities to share and support the work of The Episcopal Church are now available through Online Giving. (more...)