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+…

Live Stream, In Person, Holy Space

This blog post was written by Beverly Olsen, Senior Warden at St. Mark’s, Mystic A month ago, I met with our priest, the Rev. Adam Thomas, to learn how to run the YouTube Live Streaming and OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) so that we can remain virtual even as our church moves back to in-person worship….

Meet: The Reparations Task Force

Resolved, that this Convention direct the bishops to create a task force whose membership will consist of a majority of clergy and laity of color, with an invitation to all clergy of color canonically resident in ECCT to serve on the task force, in order to study and make specific recommendations to the 237th Convention as…

A Vision for the Holy Land: Jerusalem Peacebuilders

As we move into Holy Week, many of our thoughts turn toward the Holy Land, and Jerusalem in particular. We have invited the Rev. Nicholas Porter, founder of Jerusalem Peacebuilders and priest canonically resident in ECCT, to share about his own faith journey and how it has intertwined with the the Holy Land and its…

Meet: The Newly Ordained

Meet the newly ordained in ECCT! These six faithful followers of Christ were ordained to the priesthood in January and February 2021. We’ve invited them to share a little bit about themselves including where they’re currently serving and their hopes and dreams for their ministry. The Rev. Kate McKey-Dunar Hello! My name is Rev. Kate…

Joining Jesus: Cathedral Redevelopment Project

This blog post was written by The Very Rev. Miguelina Howell, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral The Cathedral Redevelopment Project is a venture whose seeds were planted seven years ago, bearing fruit of creativity, innovation, and hope for our collective participation in God’s mission at the corner of Church and Main street in Hartford and…

Joining Jesus: An Update from Camp Washington

This blog post was written by Bart Geissinger, Executive Director at Camp Washington Thanks to the generosity of participating parishes and individual donors across the regions of the ECCT, Camp Washington is moving forward with plans to enhance programming and improve our facilities as we continue providing opportunities that form disciples of all ages for…

Passion meeting passion: Video Reflection

Finding comfort and inspiration in conviction, dignity, and song: Remembering John Lewis, a reflection by Alden Rockwell Murphy of St. Ann’s, Old Lyme. This video reflection was published in the Southeast “BLT: Blessed Little Thing” Newsletter on Saturday, September 12, 2020. View the full newsletter here. Alden Rockwell Murphy of St. Ann’s, Old Lyme, shares…

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,…