ECF Vital Practices: Connecting Generations August Updates
This month we continue our theme of Connecting Generations. Our congregations abound with stories of ministries in which people of all ages come together to serve God and their communities. Featured articles include:
Adopt-a-Family-Bikes, by Ryan Mahoney (as told to his mom, Jan Mahoney. Ryan Mahoney and his dad are actively involved in the Adopt-A-Family Bike program at St. Timothy’s in Danville, California. Now a high school sophomore, Ryan, who started volunteering with “Bikes” when he was eight years old, is a member of the Boy Scouts of America and is incorporating Adopt-A-Family Bike into his Eagle Scout project.
Multigenerational Reading Camp, by Allison Duvall, executive director of Reading Camp. Now in its 10th year, Reading Camp has sites throughout Kentucky (Dioceses of Lexington and Kentucky) as well as in Iowa, Ohio, South Carolina, and Virginia. There are also two Reading Camp sites in South Africa and Liberia.
Campamento de Lectura Multigeneracional, Allison Duvall es la directora ejecutiva del Campamento de Lectura. Ahora en su 10º año, el Campamento de Lectura tiene ubicaciones en todo Kentucky (Diócesis de Lexington y Kentucky), así como en Iowa, Ohio, Carolina del Sur y Virginia. También hay dos Campamentos de Lectura en Sudáfrica y Liberia.
Care for the Troops, by the Rev. Robert Certain rector at St. Peter & St. Paul Episcopal Church in Marietta, Georgia. Author of Unchained Eagle: From Prisoner of War to Prisoner of Christ, he is the founder and president of the Unchained Eagle Memorial and Benevolent Society, Inc.
Filling the Void, by the Rev. Valerie Bailey Fischer, former assistant rector at St. Elizabeth’s in Sudbury, Massachusetts and at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Wayland, Massachusetts. She recently accepted the call to become rector at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Teaneck, New Jersey.