The Diocese of Virginia looks at five churches that have experienced growth in the past five to seven years and asked “How have these communities not only survived but even thrived during a time when many are struggling?”
Day: May 16, 2014
Efrem Smith poses a radical idea: Instead of abandoning the city or giving over the urban church scene to a variety of small established- and store-front congregations that don’t make a dent in their communities, how about planting churches among the urban poor?
Fifty bishops and young adults, from 14 dioceses representing the Episcopal Church’s eight domestic provinces, gathered in Washington, D.C. recently to learn how to navigate the legislative process.
A huge proportion of newly married gay couples in the US are both middle aged and have been together a long time and given a choice they are choosing to opt in to marriage in an era when many young straight couples are choosing to delay marriage.
Friday, May 16, 2014 – 4 Easter, Year Two [Go to Mission St Clare for an online version of the Daily Office including today’s scripture readings.] Today’s Readings for the Daily Office: Psalms 40, 54 (morning) // 51 (evening) Exodus 34:18-35 1 Thessalonians 3:1-13 Matthew 5:27-37 I once met a woman who had a very …