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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 ...
Ten Ways to Care for Creation as a Congregation

Ten Ways to Care for Creation as a Congregation

Ideas for your congregation, compiled by the Creation Care Task Force of Diocesan Council The Creation Care Task Force is ...
Eucharistic Visitor

Eucharistic Visitor

The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island licenses lay people to serve as Eucharistic Visitors. Training for this ministry is conducted ...
United Thank Offering (ECW)

United Thank Offering (ECW)

United Thank Offering: A partner with The Episcopal Church Women  The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The ...
First Creation Care Grant Awarded

First Creation Care Grant Awarded

Creation Care Grant Awarded to All Saints, Providence The Creation Care Ministry of the Diocese is pleased to announce the ...
Creation Care - Summer 2023

Creation Care – Summer 2023

Meet Reverend Dante A. Tavolaro, Rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Greenville, RI. Dante joined St. Thomas Church in ...
Learn and Lead - Spring 2023

Learn and Lead – Spring 2023

Come and See our Keynote speaker Emily Keniston, Director of Faith Formation for the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, talk to ...

Worship at Home

We Are the Church As we are unable to attend worship services in person, here are a few suggestions for ...
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 ...
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 ...

Responding to Coronavirus and other emergencies

Statements Our Covid-19 Reopening plan, Journeying by Stages. Updated 3-19-21 May 26, 2020 - A joint statement from RI Faith ...
Center for Reconciliation News

Center for Reconciliation News

The Center for Reconciliation, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, is pleased to announce the appointment of ...
CFR Unveils new Black History Walking Tour

CFR Unveils new Black History Walking Tour

The Center for Reconciliation (CFR) has introduced a new Black history self-led walking tour on the east side of Providence ...
Response from the Center for Reconciliation

Response from the Center for Reconciliation

The Center for Reconciliation celebrates the lives of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd in all their fullness, beauty, and complexity, along ...
Charities NOW

Charities NOW

Many have asked in this time of pandemic, “What can I do? How can I love my neighbor when I ...
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 ...
The Inevitable and the Optional

The Inevitable and the Optional

Some thoughts on taking care during these uncertain times, from the Rev. Canon Meaghan Brower ...
Prayers In a Time of Pandemic

Prayers In a Time of Pandemic

A Litany, from Earth and Altar For Doctors and Nurses Sanctify, O Lord, those whom you have called to the ...
Emergency Management

Emergency Management

Is your congregation prepared in the event of an emergency? If a devastating storm hits, or there is an outbreak ...
Social services resources

Social services resources

Is someone you know looking for help with housing, food, healthcare, or other human services? The internet search engine of ...
Workshop materials from Leadership Institute on March 23, 2019

Workshop materials from Leadership Institute on Ma...

A 'Parish Legacy Society' as Planned Giving How to create and nurture a Legacy Society, honoring those who name your ...
Starting a Lay Pastoral Care Ministry Team 

Starting a Lay Pastoral Care Ministry Team 

A Lay Pastoral Care Team is a group of people dedicated to supporting people with specific needs. At a time ...
Memory Cafes

Memory Cafes

What is a Memory Café?  One of the most difficult parts of advancing neurocognitive disorders, better known as dementia, is ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

Churches can help its members and members of their community improve their eating habits by offering programs, education and support ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Healthy Meetings

Healthy Meetings

This Guide was developed by Medical Trust for workplaces -- but the ideas here apply to congregational meetings as well ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...