News

June 3, 2021

Evangelism Matters

I am here with my son at the protests in San Francisco, again. Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world are coming outside, even in the time of pandemic, to protest, too. I want to believe that this time things will change, but I am not holding my breath.

At least I have my breath to hold. George Floyd was not given the choice. Breonna Taylor was not given the choice. Hundreds of thousands are not given the choice because of the color of their skin.

I appreciated the irony of what Stephen Colbert said in his opening monologue the other night: “I didn’t think anything could overshadow the COVID pandemic in the news cycle. I just want to go back to when I was afraid of my groceries!” …

Keep reading evangelist Christine Trainor’s post for our A Year in the Life series.

 

Join

Third Wednesday Evangelism Huddle – Join us to learn and share together!

Our June mentors will be the Rev. Canon Anthony Guillén, director of Ethnic Ministries and missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministries, and the Rev. Samuel Borbon, associate missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministries and program development. Together we will look at the gifts and challenges of practicing Episcopal evangelism with Latin and Hispanic communities. This is a conversation open to all who are interested.

June 16, noon ET
Register here

 

Watch & Listen

In this month’s Good News Gardens Gathering, we are thrilled to welcome Jeannie Marcucci who will present on “Garden Elements: Aspects to Garden Spirituality.” Learn more about Good News Gardens

Jeannie Marcucci is a candidate to the Diaconate in the Diocese of New Jersey, with a September ordination planned. Jeannie has a Master’s Degree in Landscape Design from Columbia University and has practiced landscape design in the Delaware Valley for over twenty years with a focus on residential and small-scale commercial projects. Jeannie also trains DIY homeowner gardeners with in-home garden consultations and guest-speaking events with local farmers markets and community-supported venues. “Good Morning in the Garden,” a weekly blog/newsletter, is the main writing vehicle for Jeannie as “the garden evangelist.”

Tuesday, June 15th at 7:00 ET | 6:00 CT | 5:00 MT | 4:00 PT. – Register Here

 

Learn

Want to continue growing in your evangelism leadership skills?

Join Staff Officer for Evangelism Jerusalem Greer for a six-week course on evangelism leadership. This course, which also meets evangelism licensure requirements with bishop approval, is offered through Bexley Seabury’s Baptismal Pathways program.

Learn more about Evangelism Leadership for Ministry

 

Share

“When we ask ourselves who Jesus might be, we must look in the mirror and at each other. Just as we look for Jesus in others, people are looking for Jesus in us.” – Miriam McKenney

If you would like to download a shareable image of this quote, please click here.

 

Additional Resources

Tell Me Something Good – A web series where we share the Good News of the good work happening in the church.
Embracing Evangelism – A six-week evangelism training series – online or in-person.

 

Upcoming Events

Good News Gardens Monthly Gatherings: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. ET
Evangelism Huddles: 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 12 p.m. ET
Lift Every Voice and Sing: A UBE (Union of Black Episcopalians) Churchwide Digital Revival: July 27-30. Learn more
Unlocking Grace & Hope: A Weekend of Episcopal Evangelism: Sept. 24-26, Wilmington, Vermont. Learn more

 


This was originally shared in The Episcopal Church’s June’s Evangelism Newsletter. We invite you to subscribe to The Episcopal Church’s monthly newsletter to receive prayers, resources, news about upcoming events, and more. View past issues of the newsletter and join the mailing list here.