EES News

Faithfully Today

The Rev. Serena Sides developed “Faithfully Today,” a simple social media resource of weekday prayer and inspiration for busy Christian parents. The program is intended to strengthen their relationships with God and prepare them to respond to their children’s faith questions. A successful Advent ’16 pilot led to some design changes for Lent ’17. The … 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 »

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 »

Visual Arts and Spiritual Direction in NYC

She has created a training model for the use of expressive arts in spiritual direction. She will offer it to the Spiritual Direction class at GTS and in other NYC locations.

New Tracts for Our Times

Joseph Wolyniak applied for an Evangelism for the 21st Century grant when his spouse, the Rev. Liz Costello, was a seminarian at the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. Himself a Ph.D. candidate at Oxford, Wolyniak’s vision for the “New Tracts for Our Times” video series is deeply rooted in scripture and theology yet proclaims the … Read More »

Bold Enough to Say

Billy Webster wrote and produced a rock opera, Bold Enough to Say. The performance piece is based on twelve songs he wrote in response to meditating on the Lord’s Prayer. It premiered in Brooklyn at the church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in October, 2014. The second performance was at Garden City Community Church … Read More »

Contemplative Evangelism

He was trained in Zen Buddhism and met with Christian ministry leaders in Japan, and developed a new model for area ministry in the Diocese of California. His travesl also included St. Benedict’s monastery, St. Benedict’s retreat house and the Contemplative Outreach Center in Denver.

Sweet Hour of Prayer

He produced a musical set in an emergency room, after the son of a local preacher goes on a shooting rampage at a local convenience store. It premiered in NYC in 2012, exploring the faithful response when bad things happen to good people.

Meditative Prayer

She presented a workshop on labyrinths at St. Mark’s, San Marcos. She also created bi-lingual prayer cards and signage to draw the community to the labyrinth.