Celebrating our Connections and Community

From Sacred Ground in Action and Simpler Living Creation Care ministries: In another instance of “everything is connected,” here is a wonderful Green America resource. May Asian and Pacific American Heritage month encompasses  “…people from all 48 countries of the Asian continent and the 25 island nations that make up Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Like … READ MORE…

Budget Alerts, Immigration Webinar, and Civic Engagement Advice from TEC 

Eliminate Medical Debt – Medical necessities should not create an enormous financial burden on the individual! Urge your Congress members to address and work to fix the current medical debt system. Address the Opioid Epidemic – Please contact your federal representatives and ask them to continue their work investing in opioid addiction prevention and treatment. … READ MORE…

More on Loving Our Neighbors

Sacred Ground in Action and EDSD Immigration Ministries: There are two ways to help our migrant neighbors who find themselves overnight at the airport on their way to their final destination after they have been cleared by Border Patrol. Volunteers meet at the Episcopal Diocese offices each Monday from 3-5:30pm to prep sack lunches You are … READ MORE…

What’s Next After a Lenten Book Study?

From St. Paul’s Sacred Ground in Action Ministry:  This Lent, two of St Paul’s Adult Formation book studies – The Nonviolent God by J. Denny Weaver, led by Rev. Carol Worthing; and So That We and Our Children May Live by Sarah Augustine and Sheri Hostetler, led by Simpler Living and Creation Care Community members and friends – offered … READ MORE…

Neighbors In Need

From Sacred Ground in Action (SGIA) Ministry: In this season of Lent, we have an opportunity to share Christ’s love through action. Our EDSD Migration Ministry offers many opportunities to be that hands and feet – and heart – of Christ (Click Here). Last week a few Cathedral volunteers prepared 100 paper bag meals for … READ MORE…

Maybe It’s Just Us

From St. Paul’s Sacred Ground in Action Ministry: While federal legislation on reparations of Black Americans has stalled in Congress for decades, communities across the country – including church communities – have found ways to start this important way forward. In this chaotic time of governance, these may be the only way for our Black … READ MORE…

Literally Feeding the Flock

From St. Paul’s Sacred Ground in Action (SGIA) Ministry: While we certainly don’t live by bread alone, it’s fascinating to explore the cultural history of cuisine that enriches our nation’s experience. Raw food is a gift from God, and the finished product a gift from our neighbors. This Yes! Magazine encore article offers a glimpse … READ MORE…

Black History Month Through the Arts

From St. Paul’s Sacred Ground in Action (SGIA) Ministry: These offerings represent only the current tip of the iceberg delving into the historical richness of Black American cultural and tradition. As many have said, Black history IS American History! Through a musical lens, Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosted this deeply powerful history of Gospel in … READ MORE…

Black History Month 

From St. Paul’s Sacred Ground in Action (SGIA) Ministry: These ideas for white people who want to celebrate Black History month can deepen awareness and ignite a desire to accompany our Black siblings for meaningful change: Read more at Yesmagazine.org. And here is a virtual event that highlights the intersectionality of racial and environmental justice. … READ MORE…

Continuing Along Sacred Ground

From St. Paul’s Sacred Ground in Action (SGIA) Ministry: While we await the re-gathering of our regular SGIA meetings at the Cathedral, here is an example of an EDSD Sacred Ground group that has also found a way to continue the community they formed after their ten-month series.  The group comprised of folks from Christ … READ MORE…