For our December 2011 content, ECF Vital Practices is continuing the theme "Mission: The Heartbeat of the Church" and is sharing stories of the many ways Episcopalians are sharing the gifts God gave them and discovering the gifts God gave others to give in return.
- Available in both English and Spanish, Ariel Miller’s “From Casseroles to Congress” shares how Episcopalians in Ohio have joined forces with other nonprofit and civic organizations to ensure that people who qualify for Federal safety net programs have access to benefits available to them.
- Daniel Trudeau’s “Welcome Neighbor” tells the story of two congregations whose work with Episcopal Migration Ministries is enriching the lives of both the resettled families and the volunteers who offer welcome, friendship, and support.
- “Strengthening Communities from Within” by Faith Rowold showcases the power of partnership and the impact an education can have on students, their families, and their communities.
Each article includes links to resources and/or videos designed to help a congregation learn more about the ministry described in the article. Click here to see all the stories related to this issue.