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Center for Reconciliation

The Center for Reconciliation fosters interracial reconciliation through programs that educate, inspire and engage. We envision a time when people ...
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Fighting Bias and Hate

Fighting Bias and Hate

Bias is a human condition, and American history is rife with prejudice against groups and individuals because of their race, ...
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Becoming Beloved Community

Becoming Beloved Community

As the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, we dream and work to foster Beloved Communities where all people may ...
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Beloved Community StorySharing Guide

Beloved Community StorySharing Guide

In StorySharing, we tell our own stories and welcome other’s stories of what matters most. Through StorySharing, you will articulate ...
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50 Ways to Welcome Newcomers

50 Ways to Welcome Newcomers

Hospitality is a key ministry within a congregation. All too often newcomers are greeted at the "Passing of the Peace" ...
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Help Raise Funds for Episcopal Charities

Episcopal Charities was founded in 1952 with the desire and sense of responsibility to help those in need, and this ...
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Apply for an Episcopal Charities Grant

Apply for an Episcopal Charities Grant

Congregations as well as agencies may apply for grants to do outreach activities by or hosted the church or by ...
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Interfaith Power and Light

Interfaith Power and Light

Rhode Island Interfaith Power and Light is a group that advocates for action taken to mitigate the impact of climate ...
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Episcopal Ecological Network

Episcopal Ecological Network

The Episcopal Ecological Network (EpEN) is a nationwide network within the Episcopal Church USA that coordinates with the Peace and Justice Ministries Office of ...
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To Serve Christ in All Creation

To Serve Christ in All Creation

The environmental crisis is at heart a spiritual issue. This Study Guide is designed to assist each parish in forming ...
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Genesis Covenant

Genesis Covenant

Getting Started on the Genesis Covenant: Reduce Energy Use, Save Money, and Care for God’s Creation On the surface, the ...
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Why should a congregation consider health ministry?

Why should a congregation consider health ministry...

The current health care system in the U.S. doesn't focus on health, too often doesn't seem to care, and isn't ...
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Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

Churches can help its members and members of their community improve their eating habits by offering programs, education and support ...
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Starting a Walking Program

Starting a Walking Program

Walking doesn't get the respect it deserves, either for its health benefits, its value for transportation, or its role in ...
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Thrift Shop Ministry

Thrift Shop Ministry

Several Episcopal churches in the diocese have thrift shops. While there are different purposes and audiences for these shops, they ...
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Episcopal Church Women

Episcopal Church Women

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is an organization within the Episcopal Church that “empowers women to do Christ’s ministry in ...
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Church Periodical Club

Church Periodical Club

The ministry of the Church Periodical Club (CPC) is to provide books, magazines, tapes, videos and computer programs free to ...
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Lay Pastoral Care Team

Lay Pastoral Care Team

Many congregations have a Lay Pastoral Care Team (or Pastoral Visitors) who make regular contact with members who are no ...
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Health and Wellness Fairs

Health and Wellness Fairs

Health & wellness fairs are a cost-effective way of providing valuable health information and screening services for all your employees ...
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Why should a congregation consider health ministry?

Why should a congregation consider health ministry...

The current health care system in the U.S. doesn't focus on health, too often doesn't seem to care, and isn't ...
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Healthy Meetings

Healthy Meetings

This Guide was developed by Medical Trust for workplaces -- but the ideas here apply to congregational meetings as well ...
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Why would a Rector want a Health Ministry?

Why would a Rector want a Health Ministry?

Answers! “Our parish nurse taught me how to take the ministry of pastoral care to the next level, by providing ...
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Older Adult Checklist

Older Adult Checklist

Every 30 seconds someone turns 65. Is your church older adult friendly? The Older Adult Ministries Task Force compiled a list of ...
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Young Couples Connection

Young Couples Connection

Here are seven ideas for starting and growing a newly married couples class that you or another leader in your ...
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50 Ways to Take Church to the Community

50 Ways to Take Church to the Community

Don’t sit in your church building waiting for people to come. Be prepared to meet people where they are. A ...
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