“Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another … .” Hebrews 10:23-25
During this singular time, we are discovering a wealth of gifts, talents and passions for ministry in our diocesan community, as well as the technology to unleash them. We are also discovering what strength we find in each other when we reach beyond our walls to connect.
Here are a wide range of online gathering opportunities for those who want to share celebrations, challenges and resources around particular ministry areas. To register, click on the listing for your area(s) of interest, then come join others across our diocese to explore and connect!!
A Space for Grace – Tuesdays at 2:30 PM; join us in a “Space for Grace,'” where we will engage with The Scriptures, lay our burdens down for a while, and discern what the Lord has to say to each of us.
Financial Resources/Stewardship, Stability & Sustainability – Promoting and developing congregational financial sustainability; Canon Phyllis Jones, Diocesan COO/CFO, Convener
- Alternate Mondays, 10 AM Financial Resourcing
- Alternate Mondays, 7 PM Financial Resourcing
- Alternate Tuesdays, 7 PM Stewardship, Stability & Sustainability
- Alternate Wednesdays, 10 AM Stewardship, Stability & Sustainability
Frontline Fellowship for First Responders – Tuesdays at 8:00 PM; a peer support group for medical practitioners and first responders working within the COVID-19 pandemic environment. Individuals are encouraged to attend regularly, but can “drop-in” for a session on an intermittent as-needed basis. Rev. Greg Wilson, Convener
Hispanic Ministry/Community Support – Tuesdays at 11:00 AM; specifically for those engaged in ministry to and with our Hispanic brothers and sisters in Christ; Rev. Canon Ramon Ubiera, Diocesan Hispanic Missioner, Convener (en Español, con traducción)
Online Worship – Tuesdays at 10:00 AM; planning, hosting, and/or participating in online worship services; Canon Steve Welch, Diocesan Director of Communications, Convener
Youth Ministry – Wednesdays at 7:00 PM; for those engaged in ministry to youth in grades 6-12; Clare Gutwein and Joe Rodriguez, Diocesan Youth Conveners
Reflect, Refresh, Recharge with Our Bishop!
Clergy Town Hall – Biweekly Thursdays at 11:00 AM; Clergy only spend time with Bishop Stokes and each other to share information, raise concerns, and ask questions
Lay Leaders Town Hall – Biweekly Thursdays at 7:00 PM; Lay people only spend time with Bishop Stokes to share information, raise concerns, and ask questions
Bible Study Online — Wednesdays at 7:00 PM: Bishop Stokes and Canon Brian Jemmott host a discussion on the coming Sunday’s gospel reading, open to all