Joining Jesus: Cathedral Redevelopment Update #2

This blog post was written by the Very Rev. Miguelina Howell, Cathedral Dean of Christ Church Cathedral. Approaching the Finish Line Last fall was a time of visioning, design reviews, and multiple Joining Jesus Initiative meetings.  On March 1, 2021, our terrific contractors arrived in the building to begin to make our vision a palpable reality. …

Proud to Support LGBTQIA+ Pride

This blog post was written by the Rev. Helena Martin, Missional Curate at St. Paul’s, Southington. My eyes scanned the faces of the forty or so people gathered, all looking up at the flag pole. With the help of Boy Scout Troop 45, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Southington had just raised its first LGBTQIA+…

Surrender

Poem by Allison Brown, member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Shelton. If it were up to me I would have kept going;going and going from meeting to gatheringreally anything to outrun the battle of my own mind.All the while convincing myself that I did all of it because I enjoyed those activitiesbecause I already…

Uncertainty

This blog post is written by Marion Williams, Trinity Episcopal Church, Lime Rock, and was originally published in a newsletter for her place of employment. It has been slightly adjusted to fit the context of this blog and the audience of the wider ECCT. Life is changing rapidly. One thought which has stayed in my…

GOOD FRIDAY

Good Friday Poem by Julie Harris, member of Christ Episcopal Church in Guilford. Today marksthe end of my fourth weekof self-isolation. I wake with little hopeof a Resurrection Until I heara radio interview with a chaplainat a New York hospital Which promptsme to look upthe 91st Psalm.

COVID-19 Reflections, part 3

Onto part 3 of the COVID-19 Reflections, submitted by folks from all over ECCT. Thank you to all who have submitted, here are just a few more. Please, keep submitting!  We asked folks from all over ECCT to submit reflections on their experiences during this time of quarantine, physical distancing, and uncertainty. We asked where…

COVID-19 Reflections, part 2

Here is part two of the COVID-19 Reflections, submitted by folks from all over ECCT. Thank you to all who have submitted, here are just a few more. More to come next week! So please, keep them coming!

COVID-19 Reflections, part 1

We asked folks from all over ECCT to submit reflections on their experiences during this time of quarantine, physical distancing, and uncertainty. We asked where you see God in this, what you are learning, and how you are caring for yourself in this time. We were overwhelmed with the response of essays, videos, poems, and more.

Here are some of the reflections, more to come next week.

Parishes and worshiping communities work together to lower electricity costs

This blog is written by Alex Smith with CPA – Community Purchasing Alliance and CONECT – Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut. These are trying times for Episcopal churches throughout Connecticut. With the outbreak of COVID-19, churches are increasingly shutting doors and moving services online. As churches struggle to move to a virtual offering plate,…

Feeding of the 3000

*Please note the update from the Rev. Kim Litsey at the end of this article. It was written prior to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. The Lenten Fish and Chips Dinner at St. James’ Episcopal Church, Poquetanuck (Preston), is much more than an average fish fry. It is a sight to be seen, and to be…