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Latest enews: Cathedral tours, Day of Healing, Sharing the Good News

09/22/2017 4:00:15 PM

Our latest e-news has plenty of information  about upcoming events and useful resources.

St. David’s volunteers bringing ‘hope and change’ to Haiti

09/06/2017 3:35:15 PM

There’s an old saying that if you give a person a fish, you feed them for a day. But if you teach them to fish, you feed them for a lifetime. A ministry at St. David’s-on-the-Hill in Cranston which focuses on Haiti is trying to do that just. Right after Hurricane Matthew struck the southern […]

Roger Williams University freshman help clean Cathedral spaces for Center for Reconciliation

09/01/2017 7:40:05 PM

On August 28 fifty freshmen from Roger Williams University (RWU) in Bristol descended on the Cathedral of St. John to help clean the interior so that the Center for Reconciliation can begin holding programs in some of the spaces. The work day was part of the RWU Community Connections program held each year during new […]

Bishop Knisely invites us to help Texas and Louisiana after Harvey

08/31/2017 6:16:50 PM

August 29, 2017 Beloved in Christ: People in Texas and Louisiana need our help. We are all watching the search and rescue efforts underway in eastern Texas and in particular in the Houston area – but that is only part of the story. The early reports out of storm-ravaged areas are unable to convey the […]

Harry Potter and the church pledge drive

08/18/2017 6:46:41 PM

Good idea: Harry Potter is coming to church in Cumberland. The popular books and movies, celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, will be used as the theme for this year’s pledge drive at Emmanuel Church. The special campaign will feature celebration, competition and creativity. Here are five things to know about what Emmanuel is doing. […]

Bishop Knisely issues statement on Charlottesville in cooperation with RI’s American Baptist leader

08/17/2017 8:31:11 PM

Rhode Island Religious Leaders Call Christians to Prayer This Weekend PROVIDENCE, RI–August 17, 2017–The following statement was issued today from the Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, and the Rev. Dr. Tom Wiles, executive minister, American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island: As leaders of majority-white churches in Rhode […]

Emmanuel Newport wins national grant to grow gardens and spirituality

08/03/2017 4:48:37 PM

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Episcopal Church, some formerly unusable space at Emmanuel Church in Newport will become home to hydroponic crops. Emmanuel is one of 16 churches and related organizations receiving Stewardship of Creation grants  in the latest awards from the Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation. The initiative will combine hands-on […]

Jamestown parishioner gives new life to windows from movable chapel

07/06/2017 3:15:29 AM

In the spring of 1899 the Rev. Charles E. Preston literally took the Chapel of the Transfiguration to people on Jamestown Island. Now, more than 100 years later, several stained-glass windows in that movable chapel are getting new life, thanks to a parishioner from St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. The artist, Jennifer Weeden-Black, was commissioned to […]

Two churches share bulletins and website

06/21/2017 5:09:51 PM

Good idea: Collaborative communications creates efficiency and builds confidence for two small churches Worship bulletins, websites, newsletters and formation classes are all important ways that churches communicate with members and prospective members. And they all consume limited resources. Two Rhode Island congregations — Church of the Ascension in Wakefield and the Chapel of St. John […]

June 7 e-news

06/08/2017 9:20:55 PM

The June 7 e-news includes information about Alumni Day at camp, several events being sponsored by our Center for Reconciliation, and a story about young adults from ECC sharing faith with young people in Connecticut.  Plus resources and dates of upcoming diocesan events.

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