Next Gathering... Monday, February 1, 2021 - 2:30 EST Ministries Across Generations:
Check-in, Resource, Support and Speakers, 2:30 EST Join Zoom Meeting, Meeting ID: 987 027 306
(Mark you calendars for the first Monday of each month - EXCEPTION: Monday April 12th will be our monthly gathering)
Monday, February 1, 2021: LOVEboldly
LOVEboldly exists to empower willing Christians and LGBTQ+ individuals to step towards loving one another more boldly. Faith and Sexuality conversations are not easy. They touch deeply held beliefs, emotions and experiences and often create tension. LOVEboldly seeks reconciliation and healing in the center of that tension.
FORMA is the Network for Christian Formation for the Episcopal Church and beyond.
Melissa Rau: She is the Director for Partnership and New Initiatives at the Episcopal Church Foundation. She is responsible for managing partnerships and collaborations, including Forma, and discerns and develops strategic solutions for Episcopal faith communities through consulting and coaching. She is especially passionate about leadership and discipleship. https://www.forma.church/
(2nd MONDAY) Monday, April 12, 2021: Poor Peoples Campaign Adam Barnes, PhD is the coordinator of the Rights and Religions program at the Kairos Center and has worked at the Poverty Initiative/Kairos Center since 2007. Rev. A. Kazimir Brown, Repairers of the Breach coordinator.
CAMP in times of COVID-19
As the 2021 Camp season approaches, our camp leaders are working to help navigate all the questions and safety responses. Christmount Executive Director, Rob Morris, has been working with our Ministries Across Generation Youth & Young Adult Consultant, Randy Kuss, to gather information. You can find the information at https://www.christmount.org/camp-matters.
The Association of Outdoor Ministry continues to hold gatherings once a month as new questions come forward (Example: Do camps needs to require the vaccine for people to attend?) To find meeting times and links, please join the Facebook page.
Retirement of Kate Epperly
Our amazing Coordinator of Justice & Advocacy for Family & Children's Ministries has decided to retire. We want to celebrate the good work Kate brought to Ministries Across Generations. She met with many of our relational ministries working on issues around gun violence, domestic violence, refugees and immigration, xenophobia, racism, and more. In addition, she continued her responsibilities as a daily after school caregiver for her two grandsons. Thank you, Kate! You are already missed!
We have already seen many of you proactively putting together resources for Lent. Here are some helpful tools if you need them. E-mail us with your insight, creativity and resources to share! We will update the Ministries Across Generations Facebook page. (Lent Resources)
Children Worship & Wonder
As we continue to live into this virtual reality, CW&W is updating its videos, trainings, and at home options. For current videos, check out our playlist. Lent at home resource will be available soon.
Leadership Initiative Team Survey
Lonnie Graves has been working with the Leadership Initiative Team and an Oreon E. Scott grant to create a quick survey to inform the team on how to best resource our churches.
Please take and share! (Click here)