NEWS

Here’s where you’ll find good news stories about how we–as a diocese, as parishes, and as individuals–are drawing people to Jesus and embodying His love for the world by growing our skills as leaders, deepening our faith, and striving for justice.

Workshop Day on the Diaconate – Save the Date!

Workshop Day on the Diaconate – Save the Date!

Have you ever wondered if you are being called to the ministry of deacons? The diaconate is a full and equal order of ministry in The Episcopal Church. Deacons work as a link between the church and the world, discerning people’s needs, hopes, and concerns, empowering...

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Join EDOW in Celebrating Pride!

Join EDOW in Celebrating Pride!

Capital Pride events return to Washington, DC this June and the Episcopal Diocese of Washington will be there to celebrate! This year, for the first time, an official diocesan contingent will march together in the Pride Parade on Saturday, June 11 and host a booth at...

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Short Course for Parish Vitality

Short Course for Parish Vitality

Consider taking one or more of the following short-courses as a vestry or leadership team. The first course is a stand-alone introduction to vitality. The final four are meant to be taken in sequence. To take any as a team with private access, please contact The Rev. Emily Snowden, Coordinator for the School.

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Parish Website Design and Hosting Program

Parish Website Design and Hosting Program

In the wake of a two-year pandemic, there can no longer be any doubt that a parish’s website serves as the digital “front door” of a congregation. Or that an effectively designed and well-positioned website is essential for welcoming and connecting both parishioners...

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Thriving Congregations

Thriving Congregations

In 2020 the Diocese of Washington launched the Tending Our Soil Thriving Congregations initiative. We have been working with 12 congregations since September and learning more and more about the practices of thriving congregations. We are not alone in such an...

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Listening and Learning about Creation Care in the Diocese

Listening and Learning about Creation Care in the Diocese

The new EDOW Creation Care Task Force has leapt into spring 2022, learning and listening to the many exciting ways our parishes are taking care of God’s Creation – and is looking for more examples from you!

Various parishes in the Diocese of Washington have redesigned their grounds to include pollinator gardens, regenerative agriculture, and to better manage water runoff. They’ve planted trees, contemplative gardens, and community food gardens. They’ve eliminated pesticides and gasoline-powered landscaping equipment. Parishes have also seen big savings on energy costs through more efficient lighting and heating equipment, switching to solar, wind power, and geothermal heating and cooling.

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The Vital Signs of Parish Health – On Demand

The Vital Signs of Parish Health – On Demand

As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, we hear parishes asking important questions: Where are we? What’s next? How do we move forward from here? One helpful lens for assessing where it might be most fruitful to invest parish resources is to engage with the Seven Vital Signs of Parish Health.

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Task Force on Black Ministries – Members Announced and First Meeting

Task Force on Black Ministries – Members Announced and First Meeting

On Thursday, March 17, members of the newly formed Task Force on Black Ministries convened for the first time to consider its charter mission “to study the revitalization of Black churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington…and make recommendations to the Diocesan Council to enhance, revitalize, and empower Black churches and Black parishioners [in the diocese]…” by September 1, 2022.

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