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USA: Resources

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE USA is the American branch of the Anglican Communion.

The Red Book
Conference Centres, Retreat Places
Cursillo
Liturgical
Music
Reports
Retirement Communities
Social Justice Issues
General Resources

In addition to this page, you'll find these areas in our USA section:


ECUSA-Related Resources

The Red Book

The Episcopal Church Annual (The Red Book)
This site is so important that it has a category all to itself. Morehouse Publishing and the Episcopal Church in the USA cooperated to bring online this searchable database of dioceses and parishes. It's possible to search for parish churches within so many miles of a particular postal code. From the site: 'Search and find 7,500 Episcopal Churches in the United States by zip code. Information includes street address, phone, fax, e-mail, websites, clergy, size of congregation, and for some, times of services and special ministries'.

Conference Centres, Retreat Places

Adelynrood Retreat Center, Byfield, Massachusetts
Retreat and conference centre owned and operated by the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross.

All Saints Episcopal Center, Leitchfield, Kentucky
Diocese of Kentucky conference and retreat centre.

Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center
Camp and conference centre for the Diocese of Massachusetts, located in Greenfield, New Hampshire.

Beaver Cross Camp
A ministry of the Diocese of Albany.

Beckwith, Fairhope, Alabama
Camp and conference centre of the Diocese of Central Gulf Coast.

Bethany House of Prayer, Arlington, Massachusetts.
'Bethany House of Prayer is a ministry of retreats and spiritual direction, offering a place and companionship for contemplation, refreshment, and creativity in daily living.'

The Bishop Claggett Center, Adamstown, Maryland
Diocese of Maryland camp and conference centre.

The Bishop Gravatt Center/Camp Gravatt, Aiken, South Carolina.
Summer camp and conference center owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina. Established in 1949.

Bishop Stoney Camp and Conference Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Diocese of the Rio Grande. Diocesan camp and conference centre

The Bishop's Ranch, Healdsburg, California
Diocese of California camp and conference centre. Attractive site.

Bosque Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Retreat and conference centre of the Diocese of Rio Grande.

Camp All Saints, Lake Texoma, Diocese of Dallas

Camp Allen, Navasota, Texas
Diocese of Texas. A large conference centre about an hour from Houston.

Camp Arrowhead, Lewes, Delaware
Diocese of Delaware. Diocesan Camp.

Camp Crucis, Granbury, Texas
Diocese of Fort Worth. Diocesan camp.

Camp DeWolfe, Wading River, New York
Affiliated with the Diocese of Long Island.

Camp Hardtner, Pollock, Louisiana
Camp and conference centre of the Diocese of Western Louisiana.

Camp McDowell, Nauvoo, Alabama
The conference centre for the Diocese of Alabama

Camp Mikell, Toccoa, Georgia
The camp and conference center of the Diocese of Atlanta.

Camp Mitchell, Morrilton Arkansas
Diocese of Arkansas. Camp and conference centre.

Camp Stevens, Julian, California
Camp and conference centre of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the Diocese of San Diego.

Camp Tuttle, Salt Lake City, Utah

Camp Washington, Lakeside, Connecticut
'Connecticut's Episcopal Diocesan Camp and Retreat Center.'

Camp Wingmann, Avon Park, Florida
'the site for the wonderful Summer Church Camp program for the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, the center for Diocesan youth activities and a beautiful year round youth retreat center for all types of groups'.

Camp Wright, Stevensville, Maryland.
A ministry of the Diocese of Easton.

Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center, Oviedo, Florida
Conference and retreat centre of the Diocese of Central Florida.

Cathedral Ridge, Woodland Park, Colorado
'a bold new venture in ministry by the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado, representing an innovative vision and long-term commitment to invest in the heart of the next generation.'

Chanco on the James, Surry, Virginia
Camp and conference centre of the Diocese of Southern Virginia.

Christ the King Spiritual Life Center, Greenwich, New York
Affiliated with the Diocese of Albany.

The Close
Conference and retreat centre of the Diocese of Lexington. Located on Rockcastle River near Laurel Lake.

Cross Roads Outdoor Ministries
Diocese of Newark. A joint Lutheran and Episcopal Camp and Conference Center in New Jersey.

DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center
'Beautiful 92-acre retreat and conference center on the Manatee River in the Diocese of Southwest Florida'.

DeKoven Centre, Racine, Wisconsin
A lovely retreat and conference centre, which was the former Racine College founded in the middle of the 19th century.

DuBose Conference Center, Monteagle, Tennessee
Sixty-five acres of mountain woodlands and open fields serve the group meeting needs of all people. The Conference Center is ideal for retreats, conferences, youth camps, and workshops.

Duncan Conference Center, Delray Beach, Florida
Retreat and conference centre for the Diocese of Southeast Florida.

The Duncan M. Gray Center, Canton, Mississippi
Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi Camp and Conference Centre.

Emrich Retreat and Conference Center, Brighton, Michigan
26-acre retreat facility owned by the Diocese of Michigan.

Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers, Inc
'an organization that helps all camps, summer programs, retreat centers and conference centers in the Episcopal Church of the United States. In December of 1989, ECCC, "Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers" came into being. We were incorporated in May of 1990 as a nonprofit organization for religious, charitable and educational purposes.'

Episcopal Center for Renewal, Dallas, Texas
Retreat centre for the Diocese of Dallas and the Diocese of Fort Worth.

Episcopal Conference Center, Oakhurst, California
Conference, meeting and retreat centre of the Diocese of San Joaquin.

Episcopal Conference Center, Pascoag, Rhode Island

Episcopal Cottage, Chautauqua, New York

Episcopal Diocese of Ohio Camp and Retreat Farm Project

Episcopal House of Prayer, Minnesota
'The House of Prayer is a place for the integration of silence, reflection, worship and work. Groups using the House for any purpose other than a place for silence or retreat are asked to include a rhythm of quiet, reflection and worship in their activities.' It is 'situated on five acres of wooded land provided by St John's Abbey, a Roman Catholic Benedictine monastery in Collegeville, Minnesota.'

Episcopal Mission Center, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
'an urban retreat and Episcopal social justice center'.

Galilee Episcopal Camp and Conference Center, Glenbrook, Nevada
Camp and conference centre in Glenbrook, Nevada on Lake Tahoe. Owned and operated by the Diocese of Nevada.

Grace Point Camp and Retreat Center, Kingston, Tennesse
Affiliated with the Diocese of East Tennessee.

Honey Creek, Waverly, Georgia
Georgia Episcopal Camp and Conference Center

Incarnation Center, Ivoryton, Connecticut
Camp and conference centre begun in 1886 as an outreach ministry of the Church of the Incarnation, New York City.

Kanuga, North Carolina
The home page of the well-known North Carolina conference centre.

Lake Logan Center, Canton, North Carolina
Camp and conference centre of the Diocese of Western North Carolina.

Mount Calvary Retreat House, Santa Barbara, California
'In 1954, the Sisters of the Holy Nativity, an Episcopal Women's Religious Community, established St. Mary's Retreat House as one of their ministries. Today going by the name Mount Calvary, it offers hospitality to guests of all faiths and spiritualities, women and men, young and old, individuals, couples and groups.'

Mustang Island Conference Center, Port Aransas, Texas
Conference and retreat centre of the Diocese of West Texas.

Noel Porter Camp and Conference Center, Tahoe City, California
Camp and conference centre of the Diocese of Northern California.

Paradise Point, McCall, Idaho
Camp of the Diocese of Idaho.

The Phoebe Needles Center, Callaway, Virginia.
Camp and conference centre of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia.

Procter Camp and Conference Center, London, Ohio
Working 1200-acre farm, camp and conference centre of the Diocese of Southern Ohio.

Roslyn, Richmond, Virginia.
Diocese of Virginia conference and retreat centre.

St Andrew's House, Union, Washington
Retreat and conference centre affiliated with the Diocese of Olympia.

St Christopher Camp and Conference Center, Seabrook Island, South Carolina.
Owned and operated by the Diocese of South Carolina. [Wifi 'hot zones' in the dining rooms.]

St Dorothy's Rest
Affiliated with the Diocese of California. Founded in 1901 as the first free summer camp in California. Camp Meeker, California.

St Marguerite's Retreat House
A retreat house, of the Community of St John the Baptist, on 93 acres in Mendham, NJ.

St Martin's House
No longer a bricks-and-mortar retreat house, this fund provides financial assistance for retreats.

St Mary's, Sewanee, Tennessee
Retreat and conference centre in Sewanee, Tennessee. Founded as a parochial school for girls by the Episcopal Order of the Sisters of Saint Mary, the facility was sold to the Diocese of Tennessee and the University of the South in 1988.

Sandscrest, Wheeling, West Virginia
A ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia.

School in the Woods, Ivoryton, Connecticut
'a semester school for Science and Art. Beginning in the Fall of 2017, we will welcome our first cohort of high school sophomores and juniors for a semester of learning and growing on the 740 acres that make up Incarnation Center.'

Shrine Mont 
The Cathedral Shrine of the Transfiguration and Retreat Center of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia in Orkney Springs, Virginia.

Solomon Episcopal Conference Center, Loranger, Louisiana

Todd Hall, Columbia, Illinois
Unlike most retreat centres, this is the ministry of a single parish.

Triangle Lake Camp and Conference Center
Blachly, Diocese of Oregon.

Trinity Center, Salter Path, North Carolina
A retreat and conference centre owned and operated by the Diocese of East Carolina.

Valle Crucis Conference Centre, Valle Crucis, North Carolina
Retreat centre in Valle Crucis. Affiliated with the Diocese of Western North Carolina.

Waycross, Morgantown, Indiana
Diocese of Indianapolis. Diocesan camp, retreat and conference centre. .

The William Temple Episcopal Center (Texas)
A ministry of the Diocese of Texas to the University of Texas Medical Branch focussing on the role of spirituality, faith and religion in the practice of medicine and healthcare.

Cursillo

National Episcopal Cursillo

Diocesan Cursillo
Alabama Episcopal Cursillo
Albany Episcopal Cursillo
Cursillo in Arizona

Arkansas Episcopal Cursillo Movement
Atlanta Episcopal Cursillo
Anglican Cursillo of California
Central Florida Episcopal Cursillo
Episcopal Cursillo of Central New York
Chicago Episcopal Cursillo
Colorado Episcopal Cursillo
Dallas/Fort Worth Cursillo
Cursillo in East Carolina
El Camino Real - Santa Clara Cursillo
Cursillo in Florida
Georgia Cursillo
Episcopal Cursillo of Kentucky
Long Island Episcopal Cursillo
Episcopal Cursillo Los Angeles
Cursillo Louisiana
Maryland Episcopal Cursillo
Massachusetts Episcopal Cursillo
Mississippi Episcopal Cursillo
Monarch Episcopal Cursillo (Diocese of Fond du Lac)
Nebraska Episcopal Cursillo
New Jersey Episcopal Cursillo
New York Episcopal Cursillo
North Carolina Episcopal Cursillo
Episcopal Cursillo in Northern California

The Cursillo Movement in the Olympia
Oregon Episcopal Cursillo
Pittsburgh Episcopal Cursillo
San Diego Episcopal Cursillo
San Francisco/San Mateo Cursillo
South Carolina Cursillo
Cursillo Southeast Florida
Cursillo in Southern Virginia
Cursillo Southwest Florida
Spokane Cursillo
Tennessee Episcopal Cursillo
Episcopal Cursillo in Texas
Western Louisiana Episcopal Cursillo
Western Michigan Episcopal Cursillo
Western North Carolina Episcopal Cursillo

United Anglican Communion of Cursillos in Christianity: 'operates under the spiritual direction of the Rt. Rev. Evans Kisekka, Diocese of Luweero, Uganda. The participating churches are currently in Southern California and Arizona.'

Liturgical

All Saints Association
'An extension ministry of All Saints' Beverly Hills [...] formed in 2003 specifically to help liturgical worship churches grow and prosper.'

Anglican Service Book
'The beginnings of an effort to transcribe the Anglican Service Book (a traditional language adaptation of the 1979 BCP) and place it online'.

King of Peace Resources
King of Peace parish parish in Georgia develops ECUSA basic resource materials in PDF and RTF format, and shares them with you. The annotated Holy Eucharist booklet is particularly well done.

Perichoresis: Table on the Green, New Haven, Connecticut
'Grounded in the earliest practices of Christian worship, we invite you to our sacred and eclectic feast of friendship, food, and faith.'

Rhythms of Grace
'a ministry of the Diocese of Rhode Island serving the Autistic Community with a specialized worship service'.

Vergers Guild
From Dallas, TX, comes a site to help people know what to wear and fill in any blanks in the primary national site for vergers: Vergers Guild of the Episcopal Church.

Music

Music and Performing Arts at Trinity Cathedral
Concert and performance programme at Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio. It's "involved in several initiatives and ongoing projects that further our mission to 'build community and enhance the quality of life in Cleveland through the arts.'"

Schola and Madrigal Choirs, Grace Church, Oak Park, Illinois

Reports

Louie Crew's Anglican Pages
A must-visit site for anyone interested in the Episcopal Church. Known worldwide for their statistics and data, Dr Crew's pages are chock-full of links to virtually every facet of ECUSA. In addition, you can find email addresses of bishops and key staff in every ECUSA diocese, profiles of General Convention's House of Deputies and House of Bishops, and much more.

'A Report on Episcopal Churches in the United States' by C. Kirk Hadaway, April 2002
This report is available online. From the Office of Congregational Development at the Episcopal Church Center, this is an 83-page report based in part on the responses of more than 700 Episcopal congregations. You can download a PDF copy (288K): Go here and click on the report title.

Retirement Communities

Ardmore Village, Ardmore, Oklahoma
'Ardmore Village is a nonprofit residential community for mature adults in Oklahoma and northern Texas. Located on 18 beautiful acres in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the Ardmore Village, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, serves residents of all faiths.'

Bishop Gadsden, Charleston, South Carolina
Retirement community that's the successor to the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina's 'Church Home' founded in 1850.

Bishop Spencer Place, Kansas City, Missouri.
Retirement community affiliated with the Diocese of West Missouri.

The Canterbury, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Canterbury Court, Atlanta, Georgia
Sponsored by All Saints' Church and St Luke's Episcopal Church in Atlanta.

Cathedral Residences Senior Community, Jacksonville, Florida.
Retirement community affiliated with the Diocese of Florida.

Christwood, Covington, Louisiana
Retirement community affiliated with the Diocese of Louisiana.

Collington Episcopal Life Care Retirement Community, Mitchellville, Maryland.
'a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located on a picturesque 125-acre, tree-lined campus. We are a planned community of 367 residences designed to meet the needs and tastes of active adults'.

The Covington, Aliso Viejo, California

Deerfield
Retirement centre affiliated with the Diocese of Western North Carolina. Located in Asheville, North Carolina.

Episcopal Group Homes, Wayzata, Minnesota
'The mission of Episcopal Group Homes is to provide quality residential services to persons with developmental disabilities, creating for them a supportive and challenging environment and the opportunity to develop skills essential to functioning as members of a community.'

Episcopal Homes of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota
Founded by Deaconess Annette Relf in 1894. Welcomes new residents regardless of religious affiliation.

Episcopal Place, Birmingham, Alabama
'141 apartments where older adults and younger physically challenged adults on fixed incomes can live and age in dignity'.

Episcopal Retirement Communities, Washington
'Our mission and vision as set forth in our not-for-profit charter is to strive to be a leader in all phases of the management of church-related, Christian-based, competitively-priced retirement communities in the Pacific Northwest that offer high quality, compassionate care for older persons.' Three different facilities, each tied into a local church.

Episcopal Retirement Homes, Inc, Cincinnati, Ohio

Episcopal Senior Communities, California
Based in Lafayette, California. 'Episcopal Senior Communities is a leader in senior housing and services. Since 1965, ESC has built, opened and operated five Life Care retirement communities in northern California and sponsors two affordable housing communities.' Affiliated with the Diocese of Northern California.

The Evergreens, Moorestown, New Jersey.
Continuing care retirement community founded in 1919 'in Bound Brook, NJ as a generous gift to the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey by the Henry LaMonte family.'

Goodwin House Foundation
This foundation supports residential retirement communities in northern Virginia, and is affiliated with the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.

Goodwin House Incorporated
Residential retirement communities in northern Virginia, affiliated with the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.

Lambeth House, New Orleans, Louisiana
Retirement community affiliated with the Diocese of Louisiana.

Murray House
Affiliated with the Diocese of Central Gulf Coast. Founded in 1832.

The Penick Village
Continuing care retirement community of the Diocese of North Carolina. Located in Southern Pines, North Carolina.

St Anne's Mead, Southfield, Michigan
'founded in 1966 by members of local area churches with the assistance of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan'.

St James House, Baytown, Texas
'established to provide a home for senior adults of all faiths where they will have a feeling of security to enjoy a full spiritual life, and to have a restful and useful place to spend their remaining years.' Affiliated with the Diocese of Texas.

Saint John's on the Lake, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
'Milwaukee's premier Life Care retirement community, where an exciting lifestyle and proud tradition thrive in the perfect location.' Affiliated with the Diocese of Milwaukee.

St James Place, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Retirement community affiliated with the Diocese of Louisiana.

St Mary's Episcopal Retirement Homes, Inc., Big Spring, Texas

St Paul's Senior Homes and Services, San Diego, California
Residential and day programmes for the elderly. Affiliated with the Diocese of San Diego.

St Simeon's Episcopal Home, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Retirement community and adult day care affiliated with the Diocese of Oklahoma.

Seabury, Bloomfield, Connecticut.
'Since 1876, [this] affiliate of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut has dedicated itself to providing housing and support services for older adults. Seabury, a not-for-profit, interdenominational community, established in 1992, combines high quality retirement housing with high quality continuing health care.' Formerly known as the Church Home of Hartford.

Seabury Resources for Aging
'provides free or affordable support in multiple ways for older adults and their families who are undergoing unfamiliar life transitions'

Southminster, South Charlotte, North Carolina
'the result of a successful partnership between Christ Episcopal Church and Myers Park Baptist Church who shared a common vision for a premier, ecumenical, non-profit, retirement community'.

Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community
Continuing care retirement community sponsored by the Diocese of South Carolina and the Diocese of Upper South Carolina.

Westminster Canterbury Richmond, Richmond, Virginia.
Retirement community 'founded by the Episcopal and Presbyterian Churches to help older adults maintain their independence and spiritual well-being. Since 1975, residents have enjoyed a dynamic and fulfilling lifestyle through quality housing, financial aid and a wide variety of services and amenities.'

Social Justice

All Saints Community Service and Development Corporation
Founded in 1995 'to help meet the social and economic needs of children and families. Our mission is to equip children and families with the tools not only to survive, but also to overcome the many barriers they face. We believe that all people deserve a fair chance at creating a fulfilling life based on self-esteem, self-reliance, personal accountability and respect for others.' Affiliated with the Diocese of Newark.

32nd Avenue Jubilee Center
'a Jubilee Ministry of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Colorado.'

Ascension Outreach
This organization serving the poor in Greenwich Village, New York City, is centered on the Church of the Ascension. It traces its work to 1977 and provides tutoring, housing for homeless persons, a food bank, and other essential services to a large group of people in need.

The Assembly of Episcopal Healthcare Chaplains
'The organization’s title represents the Episcopal Church’s long standing tradition of ministry in hospitals. At the time of the Assembly’s founding the church through its dioceses and parishes established and supported hundreds of hospitals throughout the nation.'

Austin Street Centre
'More than 400 men, women and children receive safe shelter here each night. More than 100 participate in our highly effective step-up programs, including substance abuse counseling, psychotherapies, and psycho-social counseling.' Located in Dallas, Texas, and administered by two Episcopal priests; attractive site.

Bishop Anderson House, Chicago, Illinois
'the Episcopal Church’s ministry to the sick and those who care for them'.

Bishop's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Ministry, Diocese of Los Angeles
Basic information about the Episcopal Church and welcoming parishes, a bibliography on Christian spirituality for gays and lesbians, a calendar of upcoming events, a resource list of publications, videos and curricula used by various denominations discussing the topic of homosexuality and the Church.

Bishops Against Gun Violence
'We are an ad hoc group of nearly 60 Episcopal bishops who have come together to explore means of reducing the appalling levels of gun violence in our society, and to advocate for policies and legislation that save lives.'

Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy
Provides 'pastoral care and counseling for employees and families of law enforcement and emergency service agencies, as well as the general public; assists the Coroner in notifying individuals who have lost a family member in a violent manner; assists the Mobile Crisis Unit and SWAT teams in hostage negotiations and other emergency situations; and to provide follow-up visitations in the home or the hospital for victims of crimes and their families.' A ministry of the Diocese of South Carolina.

The Consultation
Umbrella network for Integrity, the Episcopal Urban Caucus, the Episcopal Peace Fellowship, the Episcopal Women's Caucus, the Union of Black Episcopalians, the Episcopal Ecological Network, the Episcopal Church Publishing Company, the Episcopal Network for Economic Justice, Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry Advocates, Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission and the Province 8 Native American Ministries Network.

CREDO
'A program of the Church Pension Fund, CREDO provides a holistic approach to health and wellness and serves pension plan participants, active and retired, through a wellness program referred to as the CREDO Benefit.'

The Damien Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
'a comprehensive HIV/AIDS service organization, an institution of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis as well as a United Way agency.'

Dayspring Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
Founded in 1986 by a group of thirteen Episcopal churches in greater Indianapolis. The Center provides emergency shelter for homeless families with children as well as a host of services including employment and housing assistance, addiction therapy, life skills training, parenting skills, and educational assistance.

Diocese of East Carolina Interfaith Refugee Ministry
'Our staff, working with volunteers, civic groups and faith communities, ensures each refugee will receive basic initial support as they begin a new life in a strange land.

Diocese of Olympia Refugee Resettlement Office
(EMM affiliate).

Ecclesia Ministries: Common Cathedral.
'Ecclesia Ministries has trained over 100 lay and ordained volunteers to provide pastoral care to many of the more than 8,000 homeless people admitted to Boston area hospitals annually who have no one to visit or offer spiritual support.' Affiliated with the Diocese of Massachusetts.

El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission
'a nonprofit and social ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas that helps Austin Latino families in need lead healthy and productive lives through affordable health, education and human services'.

Environmental Stewardship Committee at Virginia Theological Seminary
'promotes and advocates responsible, theologically reflective environmental practices that lift up the care of God's creation as an essential Christian praxis of loving God and loving neighbor'.

Episcopal Center for Children
'We are a private non-profit day treatment facility, accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, for emotionally troubled children and their families from the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.' Founded in 1894.

Episcopal Charities
Episcopal Charities supports new and existing nonprofit agencies in their effort to make a crucial difference in the lives of poor, oppressed and endangered individuals in need in the five-county San Francisco Bay Area, regardless of their religious affiliation or practice.

Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York
Episcopal Charities 'provides three basic services: Grantmaking, Educational Development, and Fund Development, representing a coordinated approach to support for congregations that wish to operate or sponsor programs serving people in their communities.'

Episcopal Charities of Southeast Florida
'We partner with and empower the people of our Diocese in answering God's call to respond to human needs.'

The Episcopal City Mission
'Episcopal City Mission works for social and economic justice in Massachusetts, with particular emphasis on the urban poor.'

Episcopal Community Federal Credit Union
'we will tangibly and faithfully invest in and empower the families, small businesses, institutions and neighborhoods that make up our diocesan community. If you are a member of the Episcopal Church or a participant in any of the many programs and services of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Los Angeles or its affiliates, you are part of our community.'

Episcopal Community Services of America
A new organization to 'share common resources, experience, meaningful discussions on topics of common interest, boards of directors and other training, collaborations, strategic planning, executive transition and leadership development, response to organizational crisis, fund raising and planned giving'. All Episcopal 501(c)3 organizations nationwide are invited to join.

Episcopal Community Services, California
'A dynamic, multi-cultural organization serving people in poverty. ECS maintains forty programs addressing homelessness, unemployment, addiction, mental illness, domestic violence, and children's care and education in San Diego and Riverside Counties.' Affiliated with the Diocese of San Diego.

Episcopal Disability Network
'We provide consultative assistance to congregations wishing to make their buildings accessible. We offer multi-media resources on disability awareness and other disability issues. We maintain a free lending library of over 350 taped books, available to people who are print-handicapped. Topics include church history, spirituality and disability issues.'

Episcopal Faith Food and Farm Network
'We are a growing network of Episcopalians cultivating resilient communities through the growing and sharing of food.
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Episcopal Health Foundation
'works to improve the health and well-being of the 10 million people in the 57 counties of the Diocese of Texas'.

Episcopal Health Services, Inc
EHS 'traces its roots almost 150 years back to the Church Charity Foundation which was founded on February 6, 1851 "for aged indigent persons and for the welfare of orphans, half orphans, and other destitute children." Today, EHS is one of the largest healthcare organization in New York State, offering state-of-the-art medical services, nursing homes, and senior housing in the counties of Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau on Long Island.'

Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM)
'the refugee resettlement service of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, welcoming and serving international refugees uprooted by persecution and violence to communities and cities around the US'.

Episcopal Peace Fellowship
Headquartered in Chicago, this organization's mission statement includes the following: 'In loyalty to the person, teaching and Lordship of Jesus Christ, my conscience commits me to His way of redemptive love: to pray, study, and work for peace, and to renounce, so far as possible, participation in war, militarism, and all other forms of violence.'

Episcopal Relief and Development
'The international relief and development arm of the Episcopal Church, meeting needs of people suffering from disasters, poverty, and despair'. Offices in New York and Seattle, but grants are given for relief wherever it is needed in the world.

Episcopal Response to AIDS
'Over the next 3-5 years we envision building an organization that will raise $100,000 annually through AIDS Walk New York (AWNY) and other vehicles. We will help to provide for the financial stability of crucial parish-based AIDS ministries often not eligible for secular funding, making grants annually. We will also serve as a resource and information clearing-house for these ministries, offering our experience, knowledge, and labor when appropriate and feasible.'

Episcopal Service Corps

Colorado Episcopal Service Corps: 'Our vision: A Colorado seeded with courageous community rooted in the Good News.'

Confluence: 'an Episcopal Service Corps program for recent college graduates or young adults who commit to a year of spiritual formation, vocational discernment, social justice and intentional community'.

Episcopal Service Corps in Maryland

Episcopal Service Corps in New Hampshire

The Road: 'a dynamic spiritual community and fellowship year for young adults who are committed to justice and compassion and want to collaborate with others for the healing of God's world'. Episcopal Service Corps of Atlanta.

Texas Episcopal Service Corps
'a year-long fellowship that encourages intentional mission community in the Diocese of Texas. The program provides the time and space for young adults (18-32 years of age) to work for social justice, grow as leaders, and live in community.'

Episcopal Social Services
'a non-sectarian agency helping New York's neediest reach their full potential'. Founded in 1831.

Episcopal Social Services at Venture House, Wichita, Kansas
'For those in need, ESS programs provide food, education, employment services, case management and counseling.

Episcopal Urban Intern Program
'calls young adults to live out their faith and serve those in need in the greater Los Angeles community'.

Episcopal Wichita Area Refugee Ministry
(EMM affiliate).

Fessenden House, Yonkers, New York.
Fessenden House provides supportive housing to men in recovery from severe alcohol and/or drug addiction. All residents are referred to Fessenden House from in-patient or outpatient alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs located in the lower Hudson Valley, New York City, Long Island and northern New Jersey.

First Nations Kitchen
'a ministry of All Saints' Episcopal Indian Mission in Minneapolis […] serving healthy, organic, traditional indigenous food in a welcoming, family environment every Sunday evening since November 2, 2008'.

The Genesis Center, South Buffalo, New York
'offers the South Buffalo community services for improving quality of life. We will also be able to refer folks who are in crisis.'

Good Samaritan Family Resource Center
'provides a comprehensive range of social, educational and health services tailored to meet the needs of San Francisco's immigrant community'. A jubilee ministry of the Diocese of California.

Green Art Recreating Life in Communities [GARLiC]
'The mission of GARLiC is to encourage "upcycling" and green art as a means to reduce consumer spending, increase art appreciation, and help the environment by reducing municipal waste in ethnically diverse, low income, urban neighborhoods. A mission of Christ Church, New Haven; Saint Hilda's House; and Ascension in the Hill.'

The Hope and Healing Center, Houston, Texas
'a comprehensive mental health resource dedicated to transforming lives and restoring hope through education, training, and supportive services'. Affiliated with St Martin's Church, Houston.

Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service, Diocese of Los Angeles
(EMM affiliate).

IRIS
Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services, affiliated with the Diocese of Connecticut

Joseph Richey Hospice
'Founded in 1980 by The All Saints Sisters of the Poor (Episcopal) and Mount Calvary Church, Baltimore, Maryland, the hospice's mission is to serve those who might not otherwise be able to access hospice care. Joseph Richey Hospice provides comprehensive hospice care without discrimination and without regard to ability to pay.

Jubilee Consortium
'a non-profit organization committed to improving the health and well being of Los Angeles communities. Formed in 2001 as a collaboration of Episcopal churches, it has grown steadily since and now provides health and enrichment programs in communities throughout Los Angeles.'

Jubilee Ministries, Diocese of Colorado

Kairos West Community Center
'a sacred space in a secular world, accessible to all and set apart for community building and for the empowerment of emerging leadership through art, liturgy, and social service. We seek to provide a space for radical hospitality.'

Mariners Inn
'Founded in 1925 by the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, Mariners Inn is a nationally acclaimed, licensed, full-service treatment center providing substance abuse treatment, shelter, and supportive services to Southeast Michigan’s homeless men.'

The Micah Project
'The Micah Project is a nine-month residential internship in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. Interns live together in Christian community, discerning their own vocational calls while serving the Boston area in self-selected social service projects.'

Mission on the Bay, Long Beach, Mississippi
Mission on the Bay, formerly 'Camp Coast Care is a hurricane relief facility of Lutheran Episcopal Disaster Response, operating under the direction of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi. We have a food distribution center, a free medical clinic, as well as an outreach program to help those affected by Katrina to rebuild thier homes and thier lives. We also offer hospitality and community to those who come to work on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.'

ONE Episcopalian (TM)
'a grassroots partnership between The Episcopal Church and the ONE Campaign to rally Episcopalians – ONE by ONE – to the cause of ending extreme poverty in our world and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)'. This web resource is a project of the Episcopal Public Policy Network; it includes liturgical resources, material in Spanish, theological reflections, and further information on the Millennium Development Goals. [Although this site claims trademark status for the words ONE Episcopalian, we were not able to find an active trademark application or registration for this term by any US applicant.—Ed.]

Primo Center for Women and Children
'empowers women and children to become productive, responsible and independent members of their communities'. Affiliated with the Diocese of Chicago.

Prison Ministry, Diocese of Rochester

ReVive Center for Housing and Healing, Chicago, Illinois
Provides counseling, education and job preparation services for homeless people. Founded in 1915, its ministries include Cressey House, a '27-apartment facility that allow homeless women and men to live with their children while continuing addiction treatment.'

Rural and Migrant Ministry
This organization was formed by representatives of the US Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, Reformed Church in America, the American Baptist Church and the United Methodist Church. It aims to improve the living and working conditions of rural and farmworking communities.

St Andrew’s Children’s Clinic
'provides free, specialized medical care to children living in Mexico who cannot get the care or afford the care they need in their home country. The Clinic is held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Nogales, Arizona.'

St Francis Center
Denver, Colorado. 'open to both men and women in the metro Denver area. It provides a safe and welcoming environment for people during the day when other shelters are closed or overcrowded.' Affiliated with the Diocese of Colorado.

St James Family Center, Cathlamet, Washington.
'Our mission is to strengthen families by promoting self-sufficiency, life-long learning, and healthy living free of substance abuse, child abuse and family violence.'

St Lawrence Place, Columbia, South Carolina
'Our program helps homeless families of at least one adult with custody of a child under age 18. Family members must be employed full-time or part-time and must be drug and alcohol free.' Affiliated with the Diocese of South Carolina.

St Leonard's Ministries, Chicago, Illinois
A ministry of the Diocese of Chicago, SLM 'provides comprehensive residential and case management services to men and women who have been released from prison without the skills, housing and other resources necessary to rebuild their lives.'

St Luke's Nursing Center, Carthage, Missouri
'Established in 1972 as a mission of the Episcopal Church, St. Luke's Nursing Center and St. Luke's Care Center is a premier licensed nursing and residential care facility.'

St Vincent's House, Galveston Island, Texas
Provides comprehensive social service ministry to the needs of the entire family in the Galveston community with programmes that include spiritual well being as well as the concrete needs of food, healthcare, shelter and childcare. It operates solely on contributions.

Sawyerville Work Project
'a project sponsored by the Youth Department of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama and the Episcopal Black Belt Ministries; a day camp for economically disadvantaged children and youth in Hale County, Alabama; an opportunity for senior high youth and college students to experience the challenge and reward of servant leadership in the context of Christian community'.

Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, Biddeford, Maine
'offers hospitality and support to all who pass through our doors. The collection of our efforts strives to offer hope for those who are struggling, care for those in need, advocacy for those who have been silenced, companionship for those who are alone and compassionate love for all.' A Jubilee Ministry of the Episcopal Church.

Servant Year Philadelphia
'Our members serve at schools, churches, and social service agencies across Philadelphia. These positions are full time, volunteer experiences that offer meaningful experiences to our members. Some members of the program serve as Volunteer Coordinators, making sure our social service agency partners have enough people power to do their work. Others serve at schools, providing support in the classroom as Instructional Assistants or coordinate afterschool programs. Others serve at area churches or with the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, helping faith communities connect more deeply with their neighbors.'

Sheltering Arms Foundation
Successor foundation to the Sheltering Arms Orphanage, founded by Episcopalian Deaconess Annette Relf in 1883. It is now 'a grantmaking organization that supports programs benefiting Minnesota children and families. The foundation's mission is to enhance the lives of children and help them reach their full potential, especially those children experiencing barriers to success.'

Shepherd Wellness Community
'the only AIDS Community Center in western Pennsylvania and the only AIDS community serving the 11-county region of southwestern Pennsylvania. SWC is often the first place a person seeks help after an HIV positive diagnosis.' Affiliated with the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Thompson Children's Home, Matthews, North Carolina
The Thompson Orphanage opened in 1886 on the outskirts of Charlotte under Episcopal auspices. 'After serving children at this location for more than 75 years, plans were announced to move Thompson to its current 40-acre location just outside Charlotte. The name was changed to Thompson Children's Home in the 1970s and the agency began evolving to provide full-service care for children'.

Trail of Souls
'offers a chance to visit the Episcopal Churches of Maryland and witness them in a new light - looking at the legacy of slavery and the impact it still bears witness to today. As more churches discover and write their history they will be added to the web portal.'

Veterans Ministry, Diocese of Olympia

William Temple House, Portland, Oregon
'By providing mental health counseling, social services, and voluntary pastoral care, we aim to promote self-sufficiency and independence by providing resources to bridge the gap for families in crisis.' Affiliated with the Diocese of Oregon and named for William Temple (1881-1944), Archbishop of Canterbury.

The Windmill Alliance, Inc
'A private, non-profit corporation organised and sponsored by Trinity Parish in Bergen Point, Bayonne, New Jersey. It was established in 1985 to provide services for the handicapped and the disadvantaged.

General Resources

The Abraham Project
'an Episcopal Service Corp program that welcomed its first group of young adults in the summer of 2011 and is now in its fourth year of operation. The program places interns at local non-profit agencies where they work part-time; they live in intentional Christian community and participate in the worship and ministry life of St Timothy's Episcopal Church.'

The Abundant Table
'a sustainable working farm that provides faith-rooted, land-based and farm-to-school experiential learning opportunities for school-aged children, youth, young adults and communities'. A Lutheran-Episcopal joint ministry in Camarillo, California.

The Acts8 Moment
'a Missionary Society made of lay and clergy members of the Episcopal Church'.

Alleluia Fund for Mission
The AFM is an annual giving opportunity in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta to create a fund for the support of new parishes in the diocese.

Anglimergent
'A relational network of Anglicans engaging emerging church and mission'. Based in Seattle, Washington.

Associates of Holy Cross
A discussion, fellowship, and support group for Associates and probationary Associates of the Order of the Holy Cross.

Bishop Elliott Society
'A ministry of laity and clergy for upholding and teaching the historic faith and mission of the Episcopal Church in south Texas as we seek the New Life in our resurrected Lord.' Named for Robert W.B. Elliott, Missionary Bishop of Western Texas (1874-1887), this organization sponsors theological lectures and barbeques.

Bishop's 5K for Kids
This annual event running event benefits the Bishop's Fund for Children of the Diocese of Connecticut, established in 1994 by Bishop Clarence Coleridge. It looks like a wonderful thing to export to other dioceses.

Calendar of the Church Year
The Episcopal Church USA calendar, with readings, biographies, and links to primary sources.

Center Aisle
'the General Convention daily opinion journal of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. The goal of Center Aisle is to build up the foundational center of our church. Our voices and perspectives speak to a radical centrism – one that binds different viewpoints and voices together in the shared beliefs of our faith.'

Chattahoochee Valley Episcopal Ministry, Georgia

Church Club of New York
'Our mission is to create and sustain a community of fellowship and spirited inquiry, and to provide educational, service and social opportunities for our Members and Friends to help enrich their spiritual lives.'

Church Development Institute
Leadership training programs in congregational development for clergy and lay leaders, conducted by CDI Trainers, a network of trainers and consultants, in Episcopal dioceses and on a national basis.

Church Pension Group
One of the very first pension funds in the States (1919) has launched its ambitious web site. Be sure to check the section 'eServices' and try the parish finder. Super!

Church Toolbox
'A free resource for the wider church sponsored by the Diocese of Virginia Commission on Congregational Development.'

The College for Bishops
'The mission of the College for Bishops is to provide opportunities for formation and education that will strengthen bishops in their personal lives, as leaders of their diocese and in their vocation to God as a community of bishops in service to the Episcopal Church.'

Commission on Global Mission, Diocese of Chicago
This site chronicles and encourages the companion diocese relationships of the Diocese of Chicago with the Diocese of Southeast Mexico and with Renk Diocese of the Episcopal Church of Sudan.

Communion Partners
'In light of our understanding of the integrity of the Dioceses of The Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Visitors concept announced by the Presiding Bishop in 2007, and the version of "Caring for All the Churches" adopted by the bishops of The Episcopal Church in March 2012, we have considered a need to maintain and strengthen our ties with the Anglican Communion; our fidelity to the canonical realities, integrities and structures of the Episcopal Church; and our exercise of our office as a focus of unity.'

The Compass Institute
'a spiritual formation venture of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York'.

Conference of Diocesan Executives of the Episcopal Church (CODE)
'founded in 1943 for lay and ordained people who report directly to the bishop and serve at the executive or senior level on a bishop’s staff. CODE seeks to build relationships and experiences that facilitate collegiality, confidence, and support.'

Congregational Resource Guide
'A joint effort of the Alban Institute and the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, the Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) exists to help congregational leaders connect with resources they need to gain insight into challenges and to encourage transformation in their communities of faith.'

Courage and Faith
'offers faith-expanding experiences from important spiritual voices to stimulate generative conversations about what it means to follow Jesus in the postmodern world'.

CT Mission Connect
'This site was created as a platform and network to serve Episcopalians in the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut and their communities, networks, friends, and mission partners and complement the efforts of the "Mission Discernment Initiative" that the Diocese voted to launch in October 2010.'

The Diocesan Investment Trust of the Diocese of New York, New York, New York
Provides 'services to the Diocese by making available to other Diocesan entities a vehicle in which they could themselves invest, much as one might in a mutual fund.'

Easton Episcopal Funds
'We believe investment performance will be competitive and appropriate for the risk tolerance of most parts of the Diocese [of Easton]'.

ECUSA diocesan seals
Descriptions only, no images.

Episcopal Appalachian Ministries
'serves a specific and unique region in America and manifests the love of God through education, advocacy, and mission'. The Diocese of Southern Ohio committee of this organization has its own website.

Episcopal Asian American Ministry, Diocese of Long Island

The Episcopal Asset Map
'The individuals, churches, and institutions of The Episcopal Church represent an abundance of gifts. The Episcopal Asset Map is meant to connect people both within the church and from the broader community to these gifts to promote the sharing of ideas and information.'

Episcopal Boston Chinese Ministry
Information in English and Chinese about Chinese-language ministry in Allston, Boston, Quincy and the Boston Chinese Language School.

The Episcopal Church and the Visual Arts
Encouraging the visual arts in the life of the Episcopal Church.

Episcopal Church Building Fund
Founded in 1880 to 'aid in the building, improvement, and repair of churches, rectories, parochial, and diocesan buildings by providing assistance in planning and loans, and to aid in the development of congregations through providing training, education, and resources.' [Shocking, disturbing MIDI attack]

Episcopal Church Clerical Directory (with a parish-search feature)
The ECUSA clerical directory online, thanks to Church Publishing, Inc.

Episcopal Church Foundation in West Texas
'The investment arm of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas.'

The Episcopal Church Network for Science, Technology and Faith
'The Committee's primary purpose is to identify, explore and recommend policies to church's governing bodies regarding emerging issues in science and technology and their implications for Christian faith, life, and practice.'

Episcopal Church Women, Diocese of Tennessee

Episcopal Churchmen of Tennessee

Episcopal Conference of the Deaf
The Episcopal Conference of the Deaf is a national association of Episcopal Church workers whose purpose is to spread the Gospel of Christ among deaf people. To do this effectively, the ECD acts as a central clearing house concerning all aspects of work among deaf people in the Episcopal Church.

Episcopal Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers

Episcopal Diocese of Alaska Stewardship Website

Episcopal Forum of South Carolina
'The vision of the Episcopal Forum of South Carolina is to seek unity with diversity through the loving inclusion of a broad range of scriptural understanding and belief within the Episcopal Church of the United States of America.'

The Episcopal Foundation of Wyoming
'The objective of the Episcopal Foundation of Wyoming grants (EFWY grants) is to enhance the outreach ministries of the Episcopal congregations in the Diocese by providing financial support through seed money for new and existing programs for the support the implementation of the Diocesan Mission.'

Episcopal Fresh Start
'a diocesan-led program that seeks to foster healthy relationships among clergy, their congregations and their dioceses during critical periods of transition'.

Episcopal Herald
'The Herald is an online magazine intent on imagining and articulating the best possible future of the Episcopal Church by offering content and analysis on the work of General Convention. Contributors to the Herald believe that the Lord Jesus is calling the Episcopal Church into a bold new future that will require devout leadership and faithful risk taking. Based in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, contributors to the Herald analyze how actions taken today will influence the future of the Episcopal Church. Articles will not be posted with bylines in order to keep the conversation focused on what is said rather than who says it.'

Episcopal Lifelong Formation
'Christian formation is the lifelong process of growing in our relationship with God, self, others, and all creation. Every experience in our lives can provide us with the opportunity to express our faith; the challenge we face is recognizing these opportunities and learning ways to live a sometimes countercultural life in a secular world.'

Episcopal Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
'This site will provide you with the tools and resources to organize or lead a pilgrimage, or join an existing pilgrimage.' From the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.

Episcopal Power and Light: the Regeneration Project
'We are associated with Grace Cathedral, San Francisco and with theEpiscopal Church, which has recognized its responsibilty for the good stewardship of God's Creation. We are particularly concerned with the issue of global climate change. Thanks to advances in energy efficiency technologies, the deregulation of the electric industry, and the development of renewable energy resources, Episcopalians now have an historic opportunity to put their faith into action and help reduce the threat of global warming'.

Episcopal Marriage Encounter
Founded in 1971 'to enable couples with basically good marriages to enrich the quality of their lives together.'

Episcopal Urban Caucus
'A network of mainly Episcopal clergy and lay ministers engaged in urban mission.'

Episcopal Veterans Fellowship
'born in 2009 in a resolution from General Convention to "Encourage the establishment of an Episcopal Veterans Fellowship for each diocese."'

Episcopal Women's Caucus
EWC 'has a vision: a church that honors and rejoices in the ministries of all women'. This website includes a discussion forum and online membership renewal.

Episcopales Latinos.org
An Episcopalian site for Hispanic/Latino people in the Church.

Faith Encouragement Ministries
'Draws men, women and teens from Episcopal churches near and far to form a team to come to your church to serve as facilitators, teen and children's leaders and musicians; to share their experiences within Christian community'.

Families of Clergy United in Support (FOCUS)
FOCUS is comprised of individuals concerned with the health and well being of families of clergy who seek to speak out so that the needs and concerns of those who provide the first level of support for clergy are not forgotten.

Filipino Ministries of the Episcopal Church in Nevada

Fresh Start: A Resource for Clergy and Congregations in Transition
'Fresh Start is a resource for clergy and congregations in transition. We define transition as the entrance of a new clergy leader into a congregational system.' It is 'a collaborative effort of the Episcopal Church with creative contributions from the Anglican Church of Canada.'

Friends at the Advent
'a group of singles and couples in their 20s and 30s who attend the Church of the Advent in Beacon Hill, Boston.'

Friends of St Vincent's Center for Handicapped Children
Founded in 1945 by the Sisters of Saint Margaret, St Vincent's Center for Handicapped Children is a school and medical facility in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Friends of St Vincent's is an interfaith outreach ministry of St James, West Hartford, Connecticut.

Funding Future Leaders: A National Endowment for Episcopal Seminarians
'an initiative of The Society for the Increase of the Ministry, will raise funds to provide needs-based scholarships to students at 11 Episcopal seminaries'.

The Gathering of Leaders
'We envision the renewal of the dioceses and congregations of the Episcopal Church through transformational leaders dedicated to the missionary call of Christ and growing the Church in spiritual depth and in numbers as it effectively serves all sorts and conditions of people through the transforming power of Jesus Christ.'

Global Episcopal Mission Network
'An association of dioceses of the Episcopal Church, together with partner dioceses throughout the Anglican Communion, committed to the engagement of diocesan bishops, leadership and people in Global Mission.'

Global Mission Partnerships
'As part of the Mission Strategy of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, this website supports the mission goal of placing every congregation "in a relationship with another congregation or organization within the Anglican Communion."'

Global Teams
A missionary organization founded in 1983 as Episcopal World Mission. 'Because of the growth of EWM as an international mission, the name was changed in 2002 to EWM Global Teams, and as of January 2004 to Global Teams. Most of our missionaries are from the Anglican tradition, but an increasing number are from other churches and traditions including Pentecostal, Baptist, and Presbyterian.'

Grow Christians
'a partnership between Forward Movement and Plainsong Farm. Together, we aim to create an online community of discipleship focused on the practical details of life at home. Gathering reflections, stories, images and recipes from diverse Episcopalians, this group blog inspires generations to come together as they celebrate the presence of God through the Christian year.'

GTNG (Gathering the NeXt Generation)
'A network designed, sustained and managed by Episcopal Gen Xers. It connects people and resources to further the mission of Christ and is available to anyone'. Although this is a based in the Episcopal Church in the USA, a number of the initiatives and issues will interest Anglicans throughout the communion.

The Guild of Scholars of the Episcopal Church
'The Guild of Scholars of the Episcopal Church came into being in 1945 as an informal group of established scholars, Episcopal lay persons, who wished through their expertise to be of service to their church as well as to each other through meeting annually for seminar-style discussions'.

Historical Society of the Episcopal Church
'Founded in 1910 in Philadelphia, the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church furthers understanding of church history through research, conferences, archival preservation programs, and publication. The Society is a voluntary organization for people who are engaged in researching and preserving church history and for those who enjoy reading that history'.

History of the Afro-American Group of the Episcopal Church, by George Freeman Bragg, 1863-1940
This wonderful source for ECUSA history is now online.

Idaho Episcopal Foundation
'an independent non-profit corporation whose mission is to advise and assist the Episcopal Diocese of Idaho and its parishes in attracting private financial support to aid in the achievement of Diocesan and/or parish goals, and to manage the Foundation assets for the maximum benefit of the Episcopal Diocese of Idaho and its parishes.'

Interim Ministries in the Episcopal Church
'With its emphasis on training for this specialized ministry the members of IMEC work throughout the church in various situations of change and transition -- helping these parishes and church-related organizations discover new possibilities for ministry.'

Liberian Episcopal Community in the United States

Lutheran-Episcopal Coordinating Committee
'The Lutheran-Episcopal Coordinating Committee carries on the work of reception of the full communion agreement Called to Common Mission.'

Maine Episcopal Youth

The Material History of Religion
From the web site: '... studies the history of American religion in all its complexity by focusing on material objects and economic themes. Working with religious leaders, it helps contemporary religious communities with their economic concerns by placing those concerns within an historical context'.

The Ministree
'Resources for families, communication ministry and the Episcopal Church. A tree depends upon its branches for the exchange of nourishment and these pages seek to find similar connections between those who serve the church and those the church seeks to serve.'

Mission Centered Episcopalians Networking for Ministry
'Developed through a collaborative effort among the Missionary Society, its networks and those doing mission at the local level of The Episcopal Church, the site brings those engaged in mission and those engaged in advocacy together to connect, chat and share resources and discuss ideas.'

Mission Shaped Cathedrals Project
'an initiative of learning and exploration, re:imagining the ministry of Episcopal/Anglican cathedrals as "diocesan centers and incubators for mission," within "Great Emergence" culture.'

A Movable Feast
'a tool that communities can use to create and sustain new ministries with the young adults in their presence. We were graciously awarded two grants from The Episcopal Church and Trinity Wall Street to fund and focus our efforts in the first two years on re-imagining campus ministry in a landscape where traditional chaplaincies are not appropriate for all campus communities.' Based in the Diocese of North Carolina.

National Association of Episcopal Scouters
'assists "Continuing" and "Orthodox" Anglicans in the religious aspects of the various Boy Scout, Girl Scout, Campfire and 4H programs.' The Association also encourages the use of one or more of these programs as an integral part of a local church's ministry.

National Association of Self-Supporting Active Ministry (NASSAM)
A national organization of Episcopal bi-vocational clergy.

The Nehemiah Process
'provides the strategic framework necessary for the implementation of the [Diocese of Southeast Florida's] vision and mission'.

The New Northeast
'tracking the Spirit in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine'.

Oakerhater Episcopal Center: Watonga, Oklahoma
When completed, this ministry center will serve the Whirlwind Mission with social, economic, cultural and spiritual programs. It is named for Cheyenne Episcopalian religious leader David Pendleton Oakerhater (c. 1850-1931).

Office of the Bishop for Armed Forces and Federal Ministries
Based in Washington DC.

Plainsong Farm
'a new ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan. Our mission is to practice our faith in place as disciples of Jesus Christ, providing food, hospitality and farm-based education to those of every faith and none, for the glory of God and the stewardship of God’s creation.'

Planned Giving Services of the Episcopal Church Foundation
Provides information about planned giving, living wills, donations to Episcopal Church-related organizations and other information on financial matters.

Pray First
'an invitation to experience God's presence in each moment of your life. It is a reminder that we can change our lives, our relationships, and our meetings by the simple act of inviting God to be present in them. It is a reminder that in each moment there is an opportunity to begin our prayer and our life anew.' A ministry of the Diocese of Connecticut.

Religion and the Founding of the American Republic
A companion web site to a Library of Congress exhibition (June 4 - August 22, 1998) that 'demonstrates thatmany of the colonies that in 1776 became the United States of America were settled by men and women of deep religious convictions who, in the seventeenth century, crossed the Atlantic Ocean to practice their faith freely'. The online pages are to remain in place 'indefinitely'.

River Adventure Program
'a summer outdoor program of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia for over 35 years. The program has partnered with Camp Bethel and the Church of the Brethren in order to continue to provide youth in the area with a unique outdoor river adventure.'

St Benedict's Toolbox Annex
A wonderful site dedicated to showing readers 'how ideas from the sixth century can guide us to a Christ-centered life today.' It is a companion website for the new book St Benedict's Toolbox: The Nuts and Bolts of Everyday Benedictine Living, by Jane Tomaine (Morehouse, 2005).

St John in the Wilderness Adult Education and Formation
This extensive website produced by a parish in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, provides information and resources on what looks like one of the most extensive parish education programmes we have seen.

St Luke's Development Corporation, New Haven, Connecticut
Founded in 1997 'as a change agent community organization for the wholesome development of the area surrounding the church'.

St Luke's Episcopal Medical Ministry
'a mobile medical ministry of the eight Episcopal churches of Northwest Louisiana. Using our medical RV, we provide free preventive health screenings, basic health services, health education, and medical referrals on a regular basis to the underserved in the rural and urban Louisiana communities of Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Desoto, and Claiborne parishes.'

St Luke's Health System
Includes nine hospitals and many physician practices in the Kansas City metropolitan area and surrounding region. SLHS provides a wide range of primary, acute, tertiary, and chronic care services. Affiliated with the Diocese of West Missouri.

Saint Francis Community Services
Founded in 1945 this Episcopal organization provides adoption and foster care services and support for children and families in the midwest.

Seamen's Church Institute of New York and New Jersey
'The Seamen's Church Institute advocates for the personal, professional, and spiritual well being of merchant mariners around the world. Through its Center for Maritime Education, Center for Seafarers' Rights, and Center for Seafarers' Services, the Institute promotes safety, dignity, and improved working and living conditions for men and women serving in the maritime workplace. Founded in 1834, the Institute is a voluntary, ecumenical agency affiliated with the Episcopal Church and is the largest maritime non-profit in North America.'

Seedlings, Inc
Episcopalian Sunday School curriculum with a special focus on religious education in small churches. Founded by the Reverend Betty Fuller in 1982.

Servant Year
'A one-year service opportunity in urban ministry for recent US college and university graduates. Servant Year is principally linked to the Episcopal Church but also affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America'.

Servicios de Salud Episcopales
Anglican foundation managing three hospitals and home care medical service in Puerto Rico.

Society for the Increase in Ministry
A non-profit scholarship foundation making grants to students attending seminary full-time at one of the eleven accredited seminaries of the Episcopal Church. Founded in 1857.

Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge/USA
'The purpose of SPCK/USA, its roots firmly in the Anglican Communion, is to enable Christians in their indigenous churches to grow in faith and knowledge. SPCK/USA supports projects for the creation, preparation, and distribution of Christian knowledge by utilizing print and other media. As a missionary society, SPCK/USA works for the proclamation and understanding of the gospel in and by all nations.'

Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy
'An applicant must have a proven lineal, lawful descent from a clergyman who was regularly ordained, installed, or settled over a Christian church within the limits of the thirteen [American] colonies prior to July 4, 1776, and must be acceptable to the National Council of the Society.' Founded in 1933.

Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church
'We want to hear your memories, hopes, dreams and imaginations. Reimagine a new church with your community or within your own reflection.'

Transform WTN
A resource from the Diocese of Western Tennesseee, with local information about finding a faith community, 'transforming myself or a family member,' and 'transform my community'.

Vocare
'A young adult ministry [in ECUSA] that provides opportunities for spiritual renewal and discovery. The Vocare weekend is one filled with fun and games, as well as reflection and discussion all focusing on one's spiritual calling.'

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