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Help Us Understand How We Can Work Together to Care for the Environment

Help Us Understand How We Can Work Together to Care for the Environment

Dear Friends in Christ, Bishop Thompson has formed an environmental commission in an effort to bring awareness of the increasing challenges facing our natural environment and therefore the people of ...
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2018 Gaudet Community Grant Recipients Announced

2018 Gaudet Community Grant Recipients Announced

The Gaudet Committee announced the awarding of ten community grants for the 2018 program year. The Gaudet Community Grant provides funding for not-for-profit agencies that create, manage, and expand educational opportunities ...
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Churches Plant Trees to Save Our Coast

Churches Plant Trees to Save Our Coast

On February 17, members of All Saints', River Ridge; St. Augustine's, Metairie; St. John's, Kenner; and St. Martin's, Metairie, volunteered with the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation to plant 600 trees ...
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Photographs: Absalom Jones Service

Photographs: Absalom Jones Service

A service to celebrate the Rev. Absalom Jones and the Rev. RIchard Allen was held on February 17 at Trinity Episcopal Church, New Orleans. Rev. Absalom Jones (1746-1818) was the first ...
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Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

by Tiffany Wilson, Member of the Environmental Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana Happy New Year! Start your new year off right, recycle your Christmas tree! Across Louisiana, there are ...
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Kairos at St. Michael’s: An Ongoing Act of Redemption

Kairos at St. Michael’s: An Ongoing Act of Redemption

by W.T. Branton, St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Mandeville “I was naked, and you clothed me. I was sick, and you took care of me. I was in prison, and you ...
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Community Mission Appeal Grant Recipients 2017

Community Mission Appeal Grant Recipients 2017

by the Rev. John Pitzer, CMA Chair Community Mission Appeal is a program where churches with specific ministries who are in need of financial assistance, go through the process of ...
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Looking Toward the Future at St. Francis, Denham Springs

Looking Toward the Future at St. Francis, Denham Springs

Churchwork reflection by Karen Mackey, communication director, Diocese of Louisiana “We are hoping to be in our new church building this time next year,” proclaimed St. Francis Senior Warden Gerald ...
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Looking Back at the Flood Recovery in Louisiana

Looking Back at the Flood Recovery in Louisiana

Churchwork reflection by Meg Kendrick, assistant to the flood recovery coordinator From August 13 through the 15, Louisiana was inundated with rain – up to 4 trillion gallons of water ...
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Helping Children and Youth Encounter the Divine

Helping Children and Youth Encounter the Divine

Churchwork reflection by Lindsey Ardrey, youth director, St. George's, New Orleans Lately, I’ve fallen in love with the idea that the Old Testament books named after the prophets were written ...
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We Opened Our Doors to the World

We Opened Our Doors to the World

September 2017 Churchwork reflection by the Rev. Tommy Dillon, rector, St. Margaret's, Baton Rouge Can you minister to the world and serve God’s people from behind closed doors? Until about ...
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God Gave the Growth

God Gave the Growth

September 2017 Churchwork reflection by the Rev. Jerry Phillips, priest-in-charge, Church of the Nativity, Rosedale I want to thank Editor Karen Mackey for the opportunity to extol the virtues of ...
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Encouraging and Empowering People to Connect and Engage

Encouraging and Empowering People to Connect and Engage

September 2017 Churchwork reflection by the Rev. William Miller, rector of Christ Church, Covington Two years ago, Christ Church Covington made a very risky and unconventional decision. They hired me ...
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What to Do When a Disaster Strikes

What to Do When a Disaster Strikes

by Deacon Elaine Clements, Diocesan Disaster Coordinator Here are some reminders about what to do when disaster strikes that we hope you will take to heart and share with your ...
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Facebook Posts: Follow the Gaudet Community Grant Recipients

Four organizations received Gaudet Community Grants. We are catching up with them through Facebook: St. Anna's, New Orleans St. Anna's received two grants to support their Anna's Place ministry. One ...
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Photographs: Camp Able at St. Andrew's, New Orleans

Photographs: Camp Able at St. Andrew’s, New Orleans

St. Andrew's, New Orleans, hosted and volunteered with Camp Able, a camp devoted to give a camp experience to children of diverse abilities.. This is the second year the church has ...
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New Orleans camp celebrates kids' inner superhero | WDSU

New Orleans camp celebrates kids’ inner superhero | WDSU

Located inside St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans, Camp Able is a special camp for children with special needs. While it's only in its second year, ...
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This Baton Rouge church assists the needy one wash load at a time  | The Advocate 

This Baton Rouge church assists the needy one wash load at a time  | The Advocate 

"If I had clean clothes, people would treat me as a human being." That chilling statement, made by a homeless man living in Ventura, California, became the impetus for Laundry ...
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Blessing of the Fleet on Bayou Dularge

Blessing of the Fleet on Bayou Dularge

It was a little too rainy and windy for the boat parade during the annual Blessing of the Fleet on Bayou Dularge. The crab boil fundraiser (all donated by the ...
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St. Michael’s Lifts Up Families Just Like Yours | St. Michaels Episcopal Church

St. Michael’s Lifts Up Families Just Like Yours | St. Michaels Episcopal Church

Posted on July 15, 2017 by W.T. Branton When you were a kid, you’d probably be excited if you were invited to a week-long stay with other families with a ...
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