EES News

Cross Roads

The Rev. Marcia Sadberry is developing a bicycle ministry that uses discovery rides to build community  between church members and those beyond the church community. She hosted a well-attended pilot ride on Good Friday ‘21, which will be repeated as a Stations of the Cross ride on Good Friday ’22. She has a core group … Read More »

Training Batwa Evangelists in the Diocese of Buye, Burundi

The Rev. Dominique Ciza convened a group of fifteen women and fifteen men from the Batwa tribe for training as evangelists, in the Diocese of Buye in Burundi. Traditionally marginalized and discriminated against, the Batwa represent a minority population. Evangelists from the dominant tribes (Hutu and Tutsi) have not been successful in ministry with the … Read More »

Virus, Violence and Narrative Ministry

Linda Aristondo is working 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. To date she has conducted dozens of interviews with food pantry clients, shelter residents, people experiencing homelessness, and members of her parish. She has captured … Read More »

Mindfulness for Mamas

“Mindfulness for Mamas”  is an emergent Christian community that seeks to embody Christ’s love for those seeking connection in the Jackson, WY area. They developed a successful pilot with support from St. John’s Episcopal Church, and will expand and deepen their reach in Jackson, WY through a website, coaching, and childcare and site rental for gatherings. … Read More »

Creative Arts Project @AllSoulsChurchHarlem

Lisha Epperson coordinated a five-week children’s arts program at All Souls Episcopal Church in Harlem, in partnership with the Church of the Heavenly Rest. For the second year of the program, she used grant money to hire teaching artists and performers, which provided a level of consistency to the program and support for the volunteers. … Read More »

Evangelism at Burning Man

Alex Leach participated in a team of leaders to bear witness to the Holy Love they experience at Burning Man, by offering worship and spiritually-based conversation, and to share what they learned about ministry with the Spiritual But Not Religious with the wider church. All the team members were experienced Burners, and they credit their full … Read More »

Evangelism Training in the Diocese of Nzara, South Sudan

With the goal of transforming the culture from revenge-seeking to forgiving, the Rt. Rev. Samuel Enosa Peni held two four-day workshops in December, 2018. Ninety-eight evangelists were trained in evangelism,contextualization of the Gospel (using Isaiah 65:17-25), and peacebuilding, forgiveness and reconciliation. Participants were taught by the Bishop, the Dean of the Cathedral, and the diocesan … 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 »