To be beloved, is to be loved unconditionally by God. It is both knowing and receiving God. It is openness to the Spirit’s work, which leads to incredible stories worth telling.

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

1 John 4:7

Beloved is a new series from The Offices of Communications and Digital Evangelism focused on sharing the stories of God’s beloved. These are stories of love, belonging, and seeing God in the world. It’s testimony of the heart in a broken world.

Each release features a story captured behind the lens from a person in the diocese as well as a time of reflection with the same person through a conversation with Beloved host, The Rev. Ashley Carr. These reflections are real time via YouTube and Facebook live and will take place a week after the release of each Beloved story.

Beloved | Shereetha’s Story

The first story of Beloved is Shereetha’s Jackon’s story. Shereetha J. brings stories from the margins to the forefront through deliberative dialogue; which has taken form in her work serving those living on the streets of Atlanta as the Director of Community Engagement for Church of the Common Ground.

Beloved Pride | Hubert’s Story

This is Hubert Tate’s story. Hubert was raised in the church and knew at a young person that he was gay. His story is one of being invited to an Episcopal Church and how that experience has shown him what it means to be a beloved child of God. Hubert worships at The Cathedral of St. Philip.