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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...

For the Love of the Earth

by Deacon Joey Clavijo as originally published in the June 2018 issue of Churchwork   Our Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Michael Curry is always preaching about love. One of his most popular quotes is: “If it’s not about love, it’s not about God.” If you asked...

Offering Assistance During the Government Shutdown

The following is a list of churches offering assistance during the federal government shutdown with details on how you can help. If you have an outreach ministry to add to this list, please contact Karen Mackey at kmackey@edola.org. St. Anna’s, New Orleans GIFT...

2018 CMA Grant Recipients

by the Rev. John Pitzer, CMA Committee Co-Chair Let Love Open the Door, was the theme this year for the Community Mission Appeal. CMA, is a grant program to assist specific ministries in the diocese who are in need of financial assistance. The funds are raised from...

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...

Art on the Go Closes Its Second Round of Camps

by Gale Roy, Arts Council of Pointe Coupee Executive Director The Arts Council of Pointe Coupee is pleased with the second round of Art on the Go camps which visited the Innis Library on Tuesday, July 10 and St. Augustine Catholic Church on Thursday, July 12. Twenty...

Why a Sanctuary Church?

by the Very Rev. Bill Terry, rector of St. Anna’s Episcopal Church St. Anna’s Church has long had a reputation of being located in a kind of hardscrabble part of town. The fact is St. Anna’s is a bit odd. But then again so are the people that are...

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