ECF Vital Practices: Caring for Each Other June Updates
We've added new articles to ECF Vital Practices that continue to explore the theme Caring for Each Other, with a special focus on caring for the newcomer in our midst and the ways we care for ourselves as a congregation so as to maintain – or restore – our vitality. The new articles include:
The Importance of Being Barnabas, by the Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson, Ph.D., Canon to the Presiding Bishop, a Fellow of the Episcopal Church Foundation, and author of many books and articles, including Transforming Stewardship and A Dangerous Dozen: 12 Christians Who Threatened the Status Quo But Taught Us to Live Like Jesus.
Transforming Churches: Growth to Sustainablity, by the Rev.Peter Lane, who was called as rector of St. Paul & the Redeemer in 2009 after having served as assistant rector, then associate rector, since 2007. The Church is located in the Hyde Park-Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago.
Let's Paint the Doors Red, by the Rev. Paul Bresnahan, co-priest-in-charge at San Pedro-St. Peter’s Church in Salem, Massachusetts and author of Everything You Need To Know about Sex in order to Get to Heaven. A vigorous community activist, Bresnahan believes that spirituality, worship, and the search for justice are all part of the same truth: that there is room in God’s heart for ALL.
Misión de Unión e Integración, por el Reverendo Daniel Vélez Rivera, cosacerdote a cargo de la congregación bilingüe y multicultural de la Iglesia San Pedro - St. Peter’s en Salem, Massachusetts, junto con el Reverendo Paul Bresnahan.
Introducing the Demoninational Health Plan, by ECF and Laurie Kazilionis. Laurie leads the Medical Trust’s Client Relations team and, in addition to other responsibilities, is responsible for the implementation of the Denominational Health Plan. Prior to joining the Medical Trust in May 2005, she served for 12 years as the Director of Finance for the Episcopal Diocese of Maine. She is a trustee of Camp Bishopswood, an Episcopal camp in Hope, Maine.