EES News

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 »

Exploring Emergent Communities

He visited three emergent communities to learn their stories and their systems, offered a workshop at the Seminarian Leadership Conference and at BDS, and led reading course at BDS.

Distance Learning in Alaska

She traveled to Alaska to develop and implement training for lay leaders of three Alaskan villages; the ongoing support was provided online.

Youth Ministry in Navajoland

They spent the summer at Good Shepherd Mission in the Diocese of Navajoland, where they created a self-sustaining youth program.

MDG’s in Appalachia

She developed a curriculum using the MDG’s as the linkage to Appalachian issues of hunger, health care and illiteracy. She offered it in the parish setting in the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia.

Practicing Prayer, Imagining New Life

She held a series of meetings of Spanish and English speakers for prayer, study, and reflection on the Psalms and rural life. She revised/developed a curriculum for rural churches to follow the model she developed.

Developing a Theology of Environmental Reconciliation

He developed a profound and comprehensive theory of the orientation, language, practices and community required to bring a reconciliatory Christology to the work of ecological salvation. Subsequent grant work extended this theory into a network that became Church of the Woods, for which he won the Morgan Directors’ Award in 2014.

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 »

Healing and Wholeness Retreat

They planned and convened a healing retreat for female and gay male victims of violence and abuse, held in the Diocese of Long Island.