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.

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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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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