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Creation, Incarnation, and Art Evangelism

  by Caroline Coolidge Brown So Kevin’s not the only one in this family talking about evangelism in church. It’s a running joke among my family and friends that if two or more are gathered in Christ’s name, Caroline will bring an art project. One friend was kind enough to name me The Art Evangelist,
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Faith Communities in a Time of Climate Change

  by Lisa Locke and the Rev. Canon Martha Kirkpatrick So ponder a spider … she spins an intricate web five times stronger than steel, infinitely renewable, while consuming little energy and producing no damaging wastes. She is attuned to her surroundings. She is using her resources wisely. She takes. She gives. She is part
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Prayerful Meditation — ‘do nothing’

  by Michael Redmond Lent is traditionally the church’s high penitential season, during which we take stock of our spiritual inventory and assess what we may need to re-supply, relinquish, or make room for. We all know the traditional observances — giving up something we enjoy; devoting more time to worship, scripture, and prayer; giving
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La Esperanza Pasa: Hope Happens in a Georgetown Church Basement

  by Lee Ann Walling We wondered if anyone would show up last January for the first English as a Second Language (ESL) class targeting stay-at-home moms. That morning, we tested and registered 12 Latina women and one Pakistani man, filling up the class. Two days later, eight more showed up and were placed on
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Featured Churches at the 235th Annual Convention

  Compiled by Lola Michael Russell from material provided by Dawn Martinez, St. James, Newport; Dick Carter and Roberta Collins, St. Mark’s, Millsboro; and Michael Redmond, Trinity Parish The three churches to be featured at our convention were founded at different times in the state’s history and include the oldest church building in the country
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Feeding Asylum Seekers at the Southern Border

  By Alice Edgell For I was hungry and you gave me food. Mt. 25:35a What can you buy these days for $1,100? A refrigerator? How about supper for 700 asylum seekers at the border of Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico? That was the cost of a recent one-dish, hot, rice-based meal with lemonade and
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Inviting, Welcoming, and Connecting: Two Churches in the United Kingdom

  By Lola Michael Russell. On a recent Sunday in England, I worshipped at All Saints Church, Margaret Street, in the heart of London. I had been invited to and welcomed at All Saints previously, and I felt a connection through family. During conversation with the vicar, the Rev. Alan Moses, I mentioned the focus
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Growing the Kingdom

  By Michael Redmond. “ … in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and reverence” (1 Pet. 3:15–16). In his sermon during diocesan convention in January, the Rt.
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People of the First Light: Refugees Feasting in Fellowship

  By the Rev. James M. Bimbi. In the fall of 1620, a group of refugees called Pilgrims set sail from England on a journey to North America. Some were fleeing political and religious persecution, and others were looking for economic opportunities in a new land. The trip across the Atlantic Ocean was dangerous as
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