TELLING THE STORY OF OUR DIOCESE

Episcopal Service Corps – A Gilead’s Narrative by Jess Pandolfino
Episcopal Service Corps – A Gilead’s Narrative by Jess Pandolfino

Living in Baltimore opened our eyes to the daily struggles of poverty and racial tension around us. I had no idea how many people in our city lack access to basic needs: fresh food, literacy programs, a safe shelter, and a network of emotional and social support. I always knew that I grew up in a privileged world, but I had no idea just how privileged I was until we took an anti-racism training together as a group.

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Youth Ministry – an open letter from Kate Riley
Youth Ministry – an open letter from Kate Riley

I was involved in diocesan ministries and events from an early age: from Claggett, to Convention, to Nightwatch. These youth programs built a spiritual foundation that led to my year of ministry with the Episcopal Service Corps, and finally back to our diocese as our Youth Minister. 

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From the Archives: Thanksgiving
From the Archives: Thanksgiving

But the person who pushed hardest and longest for Thanksgiving to become a national holiday is unknown to most Americans. Sarah Josepha Hale, the editor of Godey’s Ladies’ Book, and author of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, began her one-woman crusade in 1827, saying, “We have too few holidays. Thanksgiving, like the Fourth of July, should be considered a national festival and observed by all our people.”

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Bishops United Repudiates Christian Nationalism, Systemic Racism

Bishops United Repudiates Christian Nationalism, Systemic Racism

As Christians, we must work actively to dismantle the systemic racism that is part of our country’s founding narrative and that continues to fuel mass shootings and urban gun violence today. We must insist that both our fellow Christians and our elected leaders repudiate white supremacy and white nationalism and embrace humane immigration policies that follow God’s command and the Biblical imperative to welcome the stranger in our midst.

BELONG TO A COMMUNITY OF LOVE

Knowing Your Story
Knowing Your Story

Here’s what I learned on Labor Day. In 1720 William Isgrig was born in London, England. At 20 he was apprenticed to a goldsmith, an excellent opportunity for a humble, but enterprising young man. Later that same year, William’s father died suddenly, and he left his apprenticeship to go home, presumably to care for his mother and siblings.

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St. John’s Church, Havre de Grace and the Parish of Oystermouth and All Saints, Mumbles form a bond of prayer, mission and mutual affection
St. John’s Church, Havre de Grace and the Parish of Oystermouth and All Saints, Mumbles form a bond of prayer, mission and mutual affection

Rev. Evans also noted that our two churches both are mission-oriented churches, serving the needs of our respective communities in several ways each week. Our two communities share long histories of oyster harvesting – the oyster beds of Oystermouth almost wiped out by disease in the early 20th century, the oyster beds of the Chesapeake also threatened but now revitalizing.

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FROM OUR DIOCESAN CENTER

Episcopal Service Corps – A Gilead’s Narrative by Jess Pandolfino

Episcopal Service Corps – A Gilead’s Narrative by Jess Pandolfino

Living in Baltimore opened our eyes to the daily struggles of poverty and racial tension around us. I had no idea how many people in our city lack access to basic needs: fresh food, literacy programs, a safe shelter, and a network of emotional and social support. I always knew that I grew up in a privileged world, but I had no idea just how privileged I was until we took an anti-racism training together as a group.

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Watch the Rev. Flo Ledyard’s homily at the memorial service for the Rev. Alice Bassett-Jellema
Nov. 16, 2019

Sutton Scholars® Build A Better Baltimore

Bishop Sutton and diocesan Truth and Reconciliation Commission member, Mr. Waymon Wright, speak at the Hasselbach family graveyard on the grounds of the Claggett Center

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