EES News

My Story, My Song

The Rev. Terry Pierce convened a group of women veterans and facilitated a program of storytelling and songwriting, as a way to open space for God to speak to their lives. She worked in partnership with singer/songwriter Kelley McRae, who performs one of the songs here. Pierce reflects that her grant work caused her to … Read More »

On the Row

On the Row is a theatrical performance that allows audiences to hear the voices of the incarcerated in a way that reminds all of us what it means to be human. The E-21 grant to producer Kathy McGregor anchors a matching grant to the Prison Story Project to perform two new tours, one of which … Read More »

Esfuerzo Escuela Norman (“The Norman School Effort”)

Jim Harrington used an EES grant to engage and organize Austin’s eastside Hispanic community around preventing the closure of the neighborhood elementary school, Escuela Norman, and to identify leaders and establish a missional community following the Communidades de Base model from Latin American liberation theology. The missional community is Proyecto Santiago, out of St. James Episcopal … Read More »

Zero Tolerance

The Rev. Dr. Carolyn Rosen co-curated the exhibit “Zero Tolerance” with her spouse, Dr. Aaron Rosen, in Billings, Montana. Intended to foster a powerful and inspiring image of Christian social engagement on behalf of the disenfranchised outsider in American society, the Rosens used grant funds to commission the exhibit by the artist Michael Takeo Magruder. … Read More »

Wheels Within Wheels

Jeanne Kaliszewski is developing a bicycle-based ministry out of St. David of Wales Episcopal Church in Portland, Oregon. She attended Bexley Seabury’s Learning from London course in January ’18, where she was inspired by examples of contextual new ministries in the Fresh Expressions movement and learned to adopt a missional (versus attractional) model of 21st … Read More »

Lectio Musica

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 »

Urban, Anglo-Catholic Evangelism

Patrick Burke participated in Bexley Seabury’s Learning from London course in January, 2017. He visited eight different communities that are experimenting with different contextualized fresh expressions of church, and explored the theology behind fresh expressions through lectures and course readings. He then applied what he learned at his field parish, All Saints’, Indianapolis, by building a … Read More »

Faith From the Margins to the Web

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 »

God’s Love and the LGBT+ Community

The Rev. Dr. Gavin Shumate convened “God’s Love and the LGBT+ Community,” a summit for PFLAG members and the welcoming Episcopal Churches of the Diocese of Oregon to facilitate discussion, mutual community, and commitment to justice. The summit was held in July ‘17 at St. Paul Episcopal Church in Salem, OR for 200 attendees. The conference … Read More »

Stations of the Cross DC: A Pilgrimage for Art Lovers

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 »