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.

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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Summer Camp is Awesome!

Summer Camp is Awesome!

There’s nothing like the opportunity to spend time in nature, hang out with your peers, play games, and learn about Jesus. And I say this as an introvert, someone who gets their energy from being alone. As a child I was shy. Leaving home was difficult for me. To be...

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The 80th General Convention Virtual Binder

The 80th General Convention Virtual Binder

The 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church will convene in Baltimore this summer to consider a wide range of important matters facing the Church. The General Convention deputation from the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, led by the Rev. Glenna Huber, will...

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Safe Church, Safe Communities Has Launched!

Safe Church, Safe Communities Has Launched!

In our Baptismal covenant, we promise to seek and serve Christ in all persons and respect the dignity of every human being. Safeguarding God’s Children, Safeguarding God’s People and Safeguarding Online were used for nearly two decades to train staff and volunteers...

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The Power of Prayer (Stations)

The Power of Prayer (Stations)

What’s that one smell that always brings a memory flooding back to your mind? For me, the smell of warm velour triggers the smell of my grandmother’s 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera on a warm day. My sister and I spent many Saturday afternoons riding to minor league...

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Three Parish Partnership Settles Afghan Refugee Family

Three Parish Partnership Settles Afghan Refugee Family

After a month of preparation and hard work, a cross-city and cross diocese partnership welcomed an Afghan refugee family on February 16th. All Souls and St. John’s Lafayette Square from the Diocese of Washington and St. Mary’s in Arlington from the Diocese of Virginia...

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Messy Truths

Messy Truths

On February 19th, 2012, ten years ago, almost to the day, I stepped into the pulpit of Calvary Episcopal Church in Washington, DC as its rector for the first time. The moment was fraught with the tensions and troubles of race. Calvary is one among the District’s few...

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Listening to Rising Generations Survey

Listening to Rising Generations Survey

Thanks to everyone who attended the Listening to Rising Generations discussion with Mark Yaconelli, Bishop Mariann, and the Rev. Canon Anne-Marie Jeffery on Friday, January 28. We heard powerful testimonials from four young adults of the diocese and Mark Yaconelli...

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