28 Feb 2024 0 Comment

Maryland church offers ‘prayer board’ as invitation to community for residents’ prayer requests

When Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Chestertown, Maryland, reads the Prayers of the People in the middle of its Sunday services, those prayers aren’t limited to the concerns of people sitting in the pews. Since November, the church has...
28 Feb 2024 0 Comment

Presiding bishop announces Title IV transparency webpage detailing cases against bishops

The Episcopal Church, on Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s direction, updated its website to launch a series of informational resources Feb. 22 intended to increase the transparency of pending disciplinary cases involving bishops while...
15 Feb 2024 0 Comment

Priest distributes ashes, Narcan in Alabama homeless camp on Ash Wednesday

Every Ash Wednesday, the Rev. Rose Veal Eby, priest associate of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Huntsville, Alabama, goes to the homeless camp in the city, known locally as “The Slab,” and the First Stop daytime homeless...
15 Feb 2024 0 Comment

Church invites Episcopalians to join 2024 Election Activators cohort, encourage voter engagement

Kim Hayes was part of the inaugural 2022 cohort of Episcopal Election Activators, a program launched by The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations to encourage voter engagement during that year’s elections. Hayes, now 71,...
8 Feb 2024 0 Comment

Pennsylvania Episcopalians collect luggage for children, youth in foster care

When the Rev. Andrea Gardner went into the foster care system at 14 years old, she had to carry all her belongings between homes in a trash bag. Now an adult, she doesn’t want other children and youth in foster care to experience what...
8 Feb 2024 0 Comment

Wisconsin campus with deep Episcopal roots considered for new home of Episcopal Church Archives

Documents and artifacts detailing centuries’ worth of Episcopal Church history have been housed for the past three years in space leased in a former furniture store in Austin, Texas. Now church leaders are in negotiations to possibly...
31 Jan 2024 0 Comment

Clinton Foundation brings Los Angeles area faith leaders together for yearlong conversation

Los Angeles Bishop John Harvey Taylor is among two dozen Los Angeles-area interfaith and ecumenical leaders participating in a yearlong William J. Clinton Foundation program, meeting monthly at St. Paul’s Commons, designed to equip faith...
31 Jan 2024 0 Comment

Executive Council previews ‘legendary Louisville’ hospitality as 81st General Convention approaches

Executive Council was running ahead of schedule on Jan. 28 when the Rev. Michael Barlowe, its secretary, rose to address The Episcopal Church governing body’s members. They had just voted to advance a 2025-27 churchwide budget plan...
24 Jan 2024 0 Comment

Retired Episcopal priest, ‘Gilded Age’ actor Jack Gilpin reflects on his life in theater, on screen and the church

The Rev. John Gilpin, who goes by “Jack,” is like many other priests in The Episcopal Church. He found a calling to ordained ministry later in life – he was 61 when ordained a priest in 2012 – and as a bivocational priest, he...
24 Jan 2024 0 Comment

Indigenous boarding school research and advocacy groups meet in Texas to establish 81st General Convention priorities

The Episcopal Church is working to address the intergenerational trauma many Native Americans live with today and how to best engage in advocacy and reconciliation efforts. Hundreds — or as many as tens of thousands — of Indigenous...