Community Ministry

Stories of the people of our diocese proclaiming the Good News, nurturing new believers, reaching out in loving service, striving for justice, and caring for creation.

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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 ...
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Facebook Posts: Hurricane Preparedness Week 2018

May 14-18 was the week we prepared for the upcoming hurricane season. While the season officially begins June 1, we have already seen a named storm develop in the Gulf ...
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The 2018 ECW Honored Women

The 22nd Presentation of Honored Women By the Episcopal Church Women In the Diocese of Louisiana May 19, 2018 Christ Episcopal Church Covington, Louisiana Recognized for her ministry and service ...
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Evangelism Matters! Are You Ready to Tell Your Story?

by the Rev. Jay Angerer, All Saint's Episcopal Church, River Ridge On a snowy afternoon in Cleveland Ohio in March, I was asked to answer one of the most difficult ...
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Evangelism Matters! Becoming the Beloved Community

by the Rev. Christopher Capaldo, Church of the Holy Communion, Plaquemine I was absolutely blessed to have the opportunity to help represent the Diocese of Louisiana at the 2018 Evangelism ...
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Celebrating Earth Week in the Diocese of Louisiana

Join us this week on Facebook as we celebrate the Earth. Help us understand how our diocese can work together in the care of creation. Take the Creation Care Survey ...
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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