EES News

American Latino Evangelism Outreach (ALEO)

The Rev. Al Rodriguez has worked for years to develop ALEO, as an Episcopal Church Fellow and in partnership with Latino/Hispanic Ministries of the Episcopal Church, while serving as interim Director of the Hispanic Church Studies Program at the Seminary of the Southwest. ALEO is an outreach ministry  to 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation US-born … Read More »

Community Gardening

The Rev. Nandra Perry has enlisted the wider community to build a community garden at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Hearne, Texas. She intended that the garden would be the focal point for various community evangelism efforts, but found that interest in the garden and grounds came less from the neighborhood and more from the youth of … Read More »

Dementia Ministry

Dr. Janice Hicks is tapping into a widespread need in parishes for resources to support ministry with people with dementia, their families, caregivers and community groups. Hicks’ initial research involved exploring the Dementia Friendly Church movement in the UK. Visiting in early summer 2016, she interviewed several leaders in the movement (see photos, below). She built … Read More »

The Church at Crossroads

Teresa Wakeen has launched a new worshipping community at the Crossroads Center, a social services outreach agency in Detroit. She leads three mid-week prayer services and one Sunday Singing Circle and Prayer service, along with a monthly family worship event that follows the Messy Church model. With New Mission Field designation in the Diocese of Michigan, Wakeen has … Read More »

Community for the Common Good

Emily and Ragan Sutterfield have developed a multimedia curriculum for parish use, on responding to climate change. The multi-week class includes prayers, interviews, activities, and facilitated discussions designed to help congregations explore their shared experience in facing climate change, how they perceive the church’s role in responding to climate change, and what steps can be taken … Read More »

Project Reconciliation

Project Reconciliation will share the reconciling, healing love of God in Jesus Christ and provide the resources for parish groups and the wider church to do the same.The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers led a team of four students to collect video interviews and stories from people at five key sites in the history of TEC: Hayneville, AL, and … Read More »

Writing Our Witness

An experienced writer, Bowie Snodgrass planned to lead three poetry, prayer and lyric-writing workshops for young people. Her goal was to encourage them to explore and share their faith, in their own words. The first workshop was for youth, as part of the Creative Arts Camp at Calvary-St. George’s Episcopal Church. The second was a weekend … Read More »

Table on the Green

Zack Nyein has been involved with the leadership of Table on the Green, a new community from Trinity on the Green, New Haven, that meets on a weeknight and attracts a diverse congregation. In partnership with other student leaders, congregational leaders and area clergy, he has used the EES grant to work for long-term sustainability for the program. … Read More »

EVN: Episcopal Video Network

With acting and production experience in Los Angeles, Christian Anderson interned during summer ’15 in the video department of Trinity Wall Street  to cultivate a uniquely Episcopal focus to video production. He then developed the EVN program: Episcopal Video Network, in collaboration with a team from his field parish. The program is a fun and accessible … Read More »

Youth Chaplaincy

She served as chaplain to the “You Must Be Born Again”-themed trip for middle-school aged children from Melbourne, Florida, who shared many first-time experiences.