EES News

Resident Chaplaincy at Sewanee

He lobbied the University of the South to convert the Resident Advisors program to one of Resident Chaplains, and used an E-21 grant to pilot to first year. The Resident Chaplains worked hard for undergraduate acceptance and participation, and administrative support; the program was renewed by the University.

Ministry with Portugese-Speaking Immigrants

She completed an immersion experience in Brazil and established the Brazilian Immigrant Center at a parish in CT, where she developed a church-sponsored bridge ministry that involves collaboration and partnership with a broad spectrum of social services.

Church Planting in Poland

With the support of the Bishop of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, he held a successful conference in March 2012 to explore establishing an Episcopal church in Krakow. The Polish Episcopal Network continues to work for an expanded presence in Poland.

The Lazarus Lives Project, Detroit

The Rev. Marcia Ledford is developing a faith-based community for LGBTQ youth called “Lazarus Lives!” The group chooses to join her chaplaincy ministry from a teen resource center in Detroit. The program received a UTO grant for a photo exhibit, for which she has facilitated the youth telling the stories of their experience of God … Read More »

Evangelism Through Intentional Communities

She completed a summer internship internship at Good Earth Farm, an intentional Episcopal farming community in Ohio. She led eleven classes on evangelism for the friars; she interviewed the friars and sixteen visitors to the farm to inform a “consultant’s report,” which will be the basis for the friars’ campus outreach ministry; finally, she prepared … Read More »

Networking for an Environmental Church

Building on prior grant work, the Rev. Steve Blackmer acquired land and developed a network which became Church of the Woods “to evangelize the many locals who love the outdoors and seek spirituality in nature, not church…” – The Living Church, 11/16/14. Blackmer co-hosted Pilgrimage for Earth, a triennial liturgy festival, with St. James, Woodstock, … Read More »

Faith-Based Environmental Stewardship

They studied sustainable agriculture at the Asian Rural Institute in Japan and implemented a program of faith-based environmental stewardship at Yale Divinity School.

Unshackled

Aimee Altizer has developed and launched Unshackled, a third space community in Utah, which ministers with formerly incarcerated people. She used to EES grant primarily for the first round of leadership development training. Follow Unshackled on Facebook