Dr. Janice Hicks is tapping into a widespread need in parishes for resources to support ministry with people with dementia, their families, caregivers and community groups. Hicks’ initial research involved exploring the Dementia Friendly Church movement in the UK. Visiting in early summer 2016, she interviewed several leaders in the movement (see photos, below). She built … Read More »
He taught a class on the history of the church in Sudan, from the perspective of evangelism and mission, to members of St. Paul’s Sudanese Mission in Phoenix. The class built on his prior grant work in Sudan and provided him the opportunity to learn from his students, who had lived the latest chapters of … Read More »
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 »
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.
Dr. Watkins used his position as the first-ever student liaison for the Ninth Avenue AA Group to reach out in two directions: he held workshops on addiction and recovery awareness training for the GTS community, and organized a series of Recovery Eucharists in the Good Shepherd Chapel at GTS for the AA Group. Three awareness … Read More »
He converted his existing lectures and photos to digital format, and researched and outlined a book and multi-media kit for historical and contemporary liturgy.
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 »
She completed an immersion and ministry experience in Costa Rica and continues to serve a Spanish-speaking congregation at her parish in Texas.
She completed an immersion in the Moab Valley Multicultural Center in Utah and shared best practices for Hispanic ministry with the seminary community.
They planned and convened a healing retreat for female and gay male victims of violence and abuse, held in the Diocese of Long Island.