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.

Strengthening and Renewing the Spiritual Life

Strengthening and Renewing the Spiritual Life

Starting in February 2022 the School for Christian Faith and Leadership will be offering a two-part series called Discover-Embrace for individuals across congregations to name and reclaim the spiritual treasures of their lives–and through that experience strengthen...

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2021 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

Each year, it is the joyful undertaking of diocesan staff to write a report about just what the Episcopal Diocese of Washington has been up to in the last 12 months. So much good soil is being cultivated in the diocese, it is both heartening and humbling. We invite...

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Getting Our Hands in Missional Soil

Getting Our Hands in Missional Soil

On an Advent Sunday, a chunk of the congregation at Christ Church in La Plata gathered for our first parish lunch since the pandemic. Over chili and cornbread, we welcomed first-time visitors and longtime members, all there to share and tell the “Story of Christ...

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New Ways of Engaging God’s Mission

New Ways of Engaging God’s Mission

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Beltsville, MD is proud to participate in the Tending Our Soil (TOS) initiative. Our mission statement reads, “To share God's love with everyone to bring hope and change lives.” The TOS initiative has challenged us to examine the relevancy...

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Telling Stories in a Community Dispersed

Telling Stories in a Community Dispersed

The Tending Our Soil initiative invited every congregation to listen to the soul of the congregation by remembering its history – its birth and journey – together as a community. How do you gather the community for storytelling for a community with multiple...

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Building Capacities for Adaptive Leadership

Building Capacities for Adaptive Leadership

Transfiguration Parish is excited to participate in EDOW’s Tending Our Soil (TOS) initiative, an extraordinary opportunity to work together to create a vital, sustainable church. We are particularly excited about the initiative’s focus on “building capacities for...

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Beating the Bounds & Meeting Our Community

Beating the Bounds & Meeting Our Community

One morning several weeks ago, I, along with around 20 parishioners from St. Paul’s K Street, embarked on the ancient custom of beating (or perambulating) the bounds. This custom, perhaps peculiar to us, was vital to the future of parishes in an age where property,...

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