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,…

Loving one another in the time of a pandemic

Church looks different, caring for one another, being a community looks different when you are advised to practice social distancing. It is a strange thing to write this blog standing in my kitchen with live-streamed church services on my computer, but those services only include a few people. It is strange to know thousands of…

Ashes to Go!

Wednesday, February 26 was Ash Wednesday, and for those who are unable to fit a full church service into their busy mid-work-week lives, there is Ashes-To-Go! Here are a couple reflections from some participating ECCT parishes on their experiences with Ashes-To-Go. Holy Advent, Clinton Location: Holy Advent, Clinton From the Rev. Diana Rogers: “Ashes on…

Sabbatical Reflections from Bishop Laura Ahrens

Reflections on the first part of my pilgrimage sabbatical (Mid- January- Mid-February) February 28, 2020             This year I am taking my sabbatical in two parts. I just completed the first leg of my sabbatical, jumping right back in with meetings at The Commons in Meriden on Saturday and a parish visit on Sunday. Let me…