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.

Elección del Obispo Presidente

Elección del Obispo Presidente

El Comité de Nominaciones para el Obispo Presidente anunció esta semana su lista de cuatro candidatos, un paso importante en el proceso que culminará con la elección de nuestro próximo obispo presidente en la Convención General de este verano.

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Presiding Bishop Election

Presiding Bishop Election

The Nominating Committee for Presiding Bishop announced its slate of four candidates this week, an important step in the process that will culminate in the election of our next presiding bishop at the General Convention this summer.

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Ascension, Silver Spring Loving Their Neighbors

Ascension, Silver Spring Loving Their Neighbors

This quote from Jeremiah is placed in every bag of supplies that we hand out to the local unhoused six times during the month. This ministry of Ascension, Sligo Parish in Silver Spring, Maryland started in the early days of the pandemic. With so many quarranting, there were only a few people out on the streets around Ascension early each Sunday morning, which made those sleeping outside all the more noticeable.

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Alexander Crummell Way

Alexander Crummell Way

Holding court in a sea of concrete—surrounded by the stomach-turning smells of diesel fuel and other chemicals in the midst of the historically black community of Ivy City (1873) in Northeast Washington, DC—stands the Alexander Crummell School. Named after the black priest who was the first rector of St. Mary’s, Foggy Bottom—the first black Episcopal church in DC—and who later founded St. Luke’s, DC, the building was built in 1911 as a segregated elementary school.

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Belovedness – Sharing Hope and Sharing Love

Belovedness – Sharing Hope and Sharing Love

You never know where or when the Spirit will tap you on the shoulder, but most of the time, you likely do know when it happens. The real question is, do you focus on this gentle nudge or try to brush it off with some rationale? It is too easy sometimes, to not notice or to even ignore these ‘nudgings’. Have you ever asked yourself why?

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Resources for the Stewardship of Creation

Resources for the Stewardship of Creation

It is a time to take stock of our lives: Are we acting as good stewards of God’s creation? What more can we do, with God’s help? Please consider forming a team to discern the next steps for your parish. Here are some resources for discernment and engagement on that journey.

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Repairing the Breach: Congregational Resources by Racial Makeup and History

Repairing the Breach: Congregational Resources by Racial Makeup and History

During the 2024 Diocesan Convention, the Rev. Peter Jarrett-Schell, on behalf of the Committee on Diocesan Reparations, presented findings on congregational resources by racial history and makeup. Here are highlights from that presentation. To view the recording of the presentation, see Congregational Resources by Racial Makeup/History on our YouTube channel.

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Seabury, EDOW Celebrate a Century of Partnership

Seabury, EDOW Celebrate a Century of Partnership

Not every proposal to Diocesan Convention is a keeper. But in 1923, those assembled in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington approved in concept a home for elderly Episcopalians, with Bishop Alfred Harding recommending the name “The Church Home,” and approving a Mother’s Day collection in support of it.

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Christ Gives Life, Not Captivity

Christ Gives Life, Not Captivity

My father was a correctional officer and deputy sheriff in Maryland for several years before I was born. Growing up, he would say that prison is the closest thing to “hell on earth,” as he instructed me on navigating racist policing and legal systems I might encounter directly as a Black youth in America. This idea became ingrained in my consciousness. His way of describing prison communicated theological undertones I couldn’t dismiss or take lightly. I understood at a deep level that prison wasn’t an ideal place for me—or anyone else.

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