The Rev. Shadreck Kwagwanji convened a workshop to train church leaders to livestream and/or post recorded worhip services, to distribute educational materials and to convene small groups. The training was successful and the participants were enthusiastic; however, many clergy in his Diocese cannot afford smartphones. Some were able to borrow phones to implement what they … Read More »
The Rev. Dcn. Kathy McGregor recorded a live presentation of On the Row, a theatrical performance that allows audiences to hear the voices of death row innmates through actors, and thereby encounter the humanity of the incarcerated. She was hoping this format would allow her to travel more widely, and offer the video to more … Read More »
Linda Aristondo was inspired to capture the narratives of marginalized persons and their response to the injustices experienced through COVID-19 and expressed through the Black Lives Matter movement in Harlem. She used grant funding to engage a videographer, and they conducted dozens of interviews with food pantry clients, shelter residents, people experiencing homelessness, and volunteers … Read More »
Nelson Mendoza is developing an online pastoral presence with video gamers on the platform Mixer. He holds regular office hours, wearing his collar, and converses with players and takes prayer requests. He originally intended to reinforce his presence in-person at two gamer conferences in Texas; he attended one but the second was cancelled due to the … Read More »
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.
Matthew David Morris launched Lectio Musica, a weekly, lectionary-based podcast with scripture and original music, for Ordinary Time ‘18 (May 21st). His grant work includes writing and recording one original song for each week, as well as recording the intro and outro music and the scripture readings. The podcast explores the spiritual practice of writing songs from to scripture, … Read More »
Dr. Sarah Kye Price launched and maintained Faith From the Margins to the Web, a weekly, lectionary-based blog based on Bible studies that brought together people who would be normally divided by social boundaries. Beginning with Advent 2017, the project continued for the entire Lectionary B and through Epiphany of Year C. She constantly adapted the methodology … Read More »
Sarah Stonesifer worked with a team of curators to develop and offer a public stations of the cross in Washington, DC. It was launched for Lent ’17, and participants experienced the stations as a tour by downloading maps and podcasts from the website. The exhibit also offered prayer services, lectures, performances, and other events across Washington, … Read More »
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 »
Connie Wilson, who was Director of Communications at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary when the grant was awarded, traveled with a professional photographer and a professional videographer to the Diocese of Renk in Southern Sudan to film and photograph the work of the Episcopal Church in Sudan.