EES News

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.

Episcopal Veterans’ Fellowship, Texas

The Rev. David Peters has launched the Episcopal Veterans’ Fellowship in Texas. The Christian support group for combat veterans and spouses meets and worships regularly, and solicits new members. There are now four groups meeting regularly, in four different churches. Follow the Episcopal Veterans’ Fellowship on Facebook Listen to Peters’ interview on NPR Read Peters’ … Read More »

Northside Abbey, Cincinnati

Devin Rodgers has worked to lay the foundation to plant Northside Abbey, a new community of “cultural creatives” in Cincinnati. He participated in the Learning from London course and shared the best practices for missional communities that he learned with the leadership team of Northside Abbey. He has facilitated and planned grassroots conversation and several … Read More »

The Slate Project, Baltimore

The Rev. Sara Shisler Goff co-leads a new community in Baltimore, the Slate Project, with a Presbyterian and a Lutheran pastor. Shisler Goff used the EES grant to develop an in-house music ministry team to compose and lead music in the community worship. She took a leadership team to the Music that Makes Community course … Read More »

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 »