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You Can Help Save Our Coast

by Helen Rose Patterson, Restore the Mississippi River Delta, as originally published in the June 2019 issue of Churchwork Restore the Mississippi River Delta is a coalition of the National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, Environmental Defense Fund,...

St. Marks’ Green Team

by Tiffany Wilson, St. Marks, Harvey, as originally published in the June 2019 issue of Churchwork   We built an organic community garden in the front yard of our church using mostly repurposed materials.  It is surrounded by a brightly colored picket fence and...

Pastoral Care to Refugees in the Arab World

by Dr. Caroline Caroson, Seminarian, The University of the South I received a UTO grant in January 2018 for my proposal “Pastoral Care to Refugees in the Arab World” and for work in the Diocese of Egypt, North Africa, and the Horn of Africa. This was a terrific...

St. Luke’s Seeking and Serving Christ

by Lisa Lee, Co-chair of the Mission and Outreach Committee, and the Rev. Bryan Owens, Rector, St. Luke’s, Baton Rouge This year the parish church of St. Luke in Baton Rouge is responding to God’s call to more regularly and intentionally reach out into the community...

Why Reinvent the Wheel?

by the Rev. Rob Courtney, Rector, St. Paul’s, New Orleans   “We need to have our own ministry.” I heard these words a lot in the wake of closing our St. Paul’s Homecoming Center in 2015. The Homecoming Center was the ministry our church formed in response...

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 six years ago, St. Margaret’s sure tried. Attendance averaged just...

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 the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Rosedale. It comes by...

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