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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 black Episcopal priest and the pastor of the first black Episcopal congregation....

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 many different organizations that need your Christmas trees for...

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 visited me.” -Matthew 25:36 Most of us don’t think about the people who are in prison. We read a news...

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 Rainey as he and his wife Janie sat down to reflect on the flood that...

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 fell during this period. This equates to filling over 6 million Olympic sized...

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...

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 friends and relatives.   Do not self-deploy as a volunteer to a disaster area. We know...

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