first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Comments are closed. Comments (1) Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET GIPL Executive Director Alexis Chase, left, and members of St. Francis’ Church, Macon, pose with the recycled debating trophy the congregation received with their “green” award.[Diocese of Atlanta] St. Francis’ Episcopal Church, Macon, was named Congregation of the Year by Georgia Interfaith Power and Light March 1 for its efforts to be “a community of creation keepers in all aspects of congregational life.”GIPL’s Executive Director Alexis Chase said people of St. Francis’ concentrate their green work in many areas:•   from what they buy, to what they sell in their bookstore;•   from what they grow in their garden to how they use the garden in educational programs;•   from how they treat their grounds to how they manage the carbon footprint of their buildings;•   and from how they manage their recycling and composting program to how they engage in cooperative efforts within the larger community. Through will and determination, St. Francis has created innovative ways to care for creation.St. Gregory the Great Church, Athens, also was honored with the Trailblazer Award for revolutionizing the way the parish thinks about trash. Read more and view photos here.More about St. Francis’St. Francis has always had a creation care ethos and thus their environmental stewardship approach is fourfold: biblical, contemplative, active and communal, which permeates all aspects of congregational life.This past year, along with encouraging a biblical and contemplative life, St. Francis, with the unequivocal support of their rector, the Rev. Chad Vaughn, actively tackled energy efficiency. Thanks to a second GIPL matching grant they are upgrading windows, upgrading lighting, adding motion sensors, new thermostats, replacing worn out doors and adding weather stripping.St. Francis’ has also enhanced its vegetable garden, with the help of its gardening guild, the Merry Gardeners. The garden, originally planted in 2010, was recently expanded into two large vegetable gardens with a new efficient watering system. Every Sunday compostable materials are collected for the church’s composting bins and then used to help grow okra, corn, greens, broccoli, squash, tomatoes and other vegetables.The garden is also used in outreach community ministries and educational programs.The St. Francis ecumenical bookstore only carries fair-trade products. The church office only uses recycled office paper and environmentally friendly cleaning products. They stopped using Styrofoam materials, and they manage their grounds around the parish in such a way as to conserve their status as a “wildlife sanctuary.”St. Francis has developed an environmental stewardship statement that says all “human beings are called by God to be earth’s stewards.”All winners of the 2012 Gippy Awards are featured here. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis center_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing St. Francis’ Church, Macon, is Georgia’s top ‘green’ congregation Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ March 14, 2012 at 6:50 pm Great work Rev Vaughn and St Francis members! Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Laurie Eiserloh says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Tampa, FL Posted Mar 14, 2012 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DClast_img read more