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,…

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…

Writing an Icon, an Invitation

By: The Reverend Dr. Jennifer Glaze Montgomery Twelve years ago, my friend, Anne, said to me, “I want you to come to a retreat that you are going to love!”  “What is it?” I asked suspiciously.  “Just come” is all she said.  So, I did.  The retreat was an icon writing workshop and Anne was right. I loved…

Touring the Glebe House

This Thursday is the 235th anniversary of the consecration of the Rt. Rev. Samuel Seabury as the first American Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut and the wider Episcopal Church.  The decision to elect Samuel Seabury is a classic tale of not showing up for the meeting and then being signed up for the very…

Recapping Annual Convention: change and opportunities in ECCT

In his convention address on Saturday, Bishop Ian Douglas looked at the last year in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut through two lenses – change and opportunity. He said, “Change and opportunity can result in feelings of excitement and fear, joy and anxiety.” This past weekend’s convention was full of change and opportunities – and…