September 14, 2009
Two things one can expect to encounter in cities and towns nationwide are the familiar "The Episcopal Church Welcomes You" sign and a public school – and now the Church has a plan to bring the two together.
"Most Episcopal congregations are in sight of a school," said the Rev. Matthew Heyd, director of faith and action for Trinity Wall Street, who helped develop All Our...
May 19, 2009
Wars create a distance that can't be measured merely by counting the miles between battlefield and home.
The distance separating service members and their families and friends can be filled with fear, anxiety and experiences too difficult to talk about. The time away changes those who go and those who stay.
A new three-part series of Episcopal Church resources titled Across the Miles is...
February 27, 2007
Ruth-Ann Collins joined Ministries with Young People on February 12 as national staff officer for Children's Ministries and Christian Education at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City.
For the past six years, Collins served as Canon for Christian Education at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in the Diocese of Long Island, New York, and has consulted for several years for the...
August 16, 2004
I used the parable of the rich man who had many crops and built larger barns to store them (Luke 12:13-21). For my version, I had an acolyte bring out large trash bags of "stuff" I'd brought from home: stuffed animals, books, food, soap, toothpaste, plates, cups, bowls, silverware, towels, a pillow, a blanket, clothes, shoes, boots, raincoat, balls, frisbees, DVDs). These were...
March 6, 2003
The four questions are pristine in their candor and simplicity, demarcating the baseline of every inquirer's class and catechumenal program in the Christian church:
Do you believe in God?
How did you first learn about God?
How do you tell others about God?
Why do you go to church?
For over 600 faith leaders, Christian educators, and formation ministers participating in the landmark...