EES News

Leveraging Chaplaincy Skills for Congregational Evangelism

Sam Sheridan and Stacy Williams-Duncan are developing resources in the form of podcasts, videos, and printable material designed for congregations to learn from the pastoral and evangelical insights of Episcopal chaplains. A website is under development to make the resources widely available.

Creative Arts Project @AllSoulsChurchHarlem

Lisha Epperson coordinated a five-week children’s arts program at All Souls Episcopal Church in Harlem, in partnership with the Church of the Heavenly Rest. For the second year of the program, she used grant money to hire teaching artists and performers, which provided a level of consistency to the program and support for the volunteers. … Read More »

Evangelism at Burning Man

Alex Leach participated in a team of leaders to bear witness to the Holy Love they experience at Burning Man, by offering worship and spiritually-based conversation, and to share what they learned about ministry with the Spiritual But Not Religious with the wider church. All the team members were experienced Burners, and they credit their full … Read More »

Encounters

Nate Anderson is developing the “Encounters” project, a retreat-format program to teach Episcopalians how to craft and then relate to five-minute narratives about seeing God’s power and presence in their lives. To date he has created a training document,  “God’s Story, Your Life,” and conducted a trial program at All Saints, Princeton. 

Gathering Around Our Table: Breaking Bread, Building Relationships

With the goal of exploring evangelism through the dinner worship experience, Cate Anthony planned and led an experience of ecumenical hospitality at her internship site, Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown, CT. Her work included extensive communication among other local parishes, research and development of a table liturgy, and conducting storytelling training workshops for members of the … Read More »

My Story, My Song

Terry Pierce convened a group of women veterans and facilitated a program of storytelling and songwriting, as a way to open space for God to speak to their lives. She worked in partnership with singer/songwriter Kelley McRae, who performs one of the songs here. A public performance of the songs is planned for Veterans’ Day … Read More »

On the Row

On the Row is a theatrical performance that allows audiences to hear the voices of the incarcerated in a way that reminds all of us what it means to be human. The E-21 grant to producer Kathy McGregor anchors a matching grant to the Prison Story Project to perform two new tours, one of which … Read More »

Esfuerzo Escuela Norman (“The Norman School Effort”)

Jim Harrington used an EES grant to engage and organize Austin’s eastside Hispanic community around preventing the closure of the neighborhood elementary school, Escuela Norman, and to identify leaders and establish a missional community following the Communidades de Base model from Latin American liberation theology. The missional community is Proyecto Santiago, out of St. James Episcopal … Read More »

Zero Tolerance

The Rev. Dr. Carolyn Rosen co-curated the exhibit “Zero Tolerance” with her spouse, Dr. Aaron Rosen, in Billings, Montana. Intended to foster a powerful and inspiring image of Christian social engagement on behalf of the disenfranchised outsider in American society, the Rosens used grant funds to commission the exhibit by the artist Michael Takeo Magruder. … Read More »