As we practice physical distancing in this time, let us look for opportunities to connect and build community in other ways.
Leading Beyond the Blizzard
June 1st - Innovation: the Rev. Susan Daughtry leads a conversation about Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's book Love is the Way.
May 25th - Justice: Heidi Kim and Bishop Loya share what's coming up in racial justice and healing work for the diocese.
May 18th - Innovation: Bishop’s Book Club: The Rev. Blair Pogue discusses the lessons of The Innovative Church: How Leaders and Their Congregations Can Adapt in an Ever-Changing World by Scott Cormode. See the slides here.
May 11th - Justice: The Rev. Katie Capurso Ernst, co-director of the Mission Institute, presents the executive summary of the Episcopal Church's Racial Justice Audit.
April 27th - Innovation: Rachel Babbitt guides a conversation inviting faith communities to discern what regathering will look like.
April 20th - Discipleship: Bishop’s Book Club: Being Disciples by former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams
April 13th - Vitality: Listen to Steve Mullaney, Denise Graber, and young adults serving with Young Adult Service Corps and Episcopal Service Corps talk about their work, and consider how you can maintain relationship with young adults from your congregation.
April 6th - Discipleship: Discuss and reflect on the Big Lenten Prayer Tent
March 23rd - Innovation: The Enneagram & Self Care, with Enneagram Coach Stephanie J. Spencer.
March 16th - Discipleship: For this month’s Bishop’s Book Club, Bishop Loya will tell about how John Irving’s classic novel A Prayer for Owen Meany impacted his own journey of faith.
March 9th - Vitality: The Rev. Teresa Houser, Deacon at Trinity Cathedral in Omaha, will share the story of how Magdalene Omaha came to be.
March 2nd - Justice: Countering misinformation and white supremacist radicalization with the Rev. Melanie Mullen & Rebecca Blanchly from TEC
February 23rd - Vitality: Telling Our Stories with Emilia Seay Allen
February 16th - Faithful Innovation: Bishop's Book Club: Joining God, Remaking Church, Changing the World by Alan Roxburgh
February 9th - Justice: A conversation with Julia Nerbonne and Buff Grace of MN Interfaith Power & Light about the challenges to care for creation and Indigenous treaty rights posed by the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline.
February 2nd - Discipleship: The Daily Offices with Rev. Marcus Halley
January 26th - Vitality: Six Ways to Talk About the Good News with Rev. Susan Daughtry.
January 19th - Justice: Bishop's Book Club: "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 5th - Discipleship: Christine Luna Munger, director of the Episcopal House of Prayer.
December 15th - Bishop's Book Club: The Wisdom Pattern by Richard Rohr.
December 8th - Vitality: A Case Study
December 1st - Learning from Gen Z: Relationship and Inclusivity with Sarah Barnett, Missioner for Children, Youth, Camp, and Young Adults, and Steve Mullaney, director of University Episcopal Community. See the slides here and find more resources here.
November 24th - Bishop's Book Club: Reconciling All Things: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace, and Healing by Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice with the Rev. Lisa Wiens Heinsohn. See the slides here.
November 17th - Hosting Annual Meetings in 2021
November 10th - Moving Forward After the Election.
November 3rd - Election Day time together.
October 20th - Justice - Bishop's Book Club Living Into God's Dream: Dismanting Racism in America by Catherine Meeks.
October 13th - Faithful Innovation with the Rev. Kerri Meyer of Good Courage Farm
October 6th - Discipleship with the Rev. Jay Sidebotham of RenewalWorks
September 22nd - Bishop's Book Club: Jesus & the Disinherited by Howard Thurman.
September 15th - Online Convention 101
September 8th - Check-in as the program-, school-, and election seasons heat up.
September 1st - Courage with Leaderwise
August 25th - The Rev. Gretchen Roeck led us in a conversation about James Cone's The Cross and the Lynching Tree, book 2 of the Bishop's book club. Due to a recording snafu, please see Gretchen's presentation here and the Bishop's powerpoint slides here.
August 4th - A discussion with LeaderWise on the topic of resilience for those in helping professions
July 21st - A discussion about James Baldwin's book, "The Fire Next Time"
July 14th - George Thompson & Linda Finney spoke with us about Holy Trinity's Community Conversations series.
July 7th - Grief and Loss with LeaderWise
June 23rd - Outdoor Gatherings now a part of Phase 1.5 Provisions
June 9th - Creating Sacred Space Online with Christine Luna Munger
June 2nd - Stephanie Spellers and members of the Presiding Bishop's Staff joined us to talk about how to move forward in addressing systemic racism.
May 26th - Children and Youth ministry during the pandemic
May 19th - An Update on the Pandemic and Phase 1.5 of the ECMN Re-Gathering Plan
Pastoral Care for the Sick and Dying
Click here to watch a recording of the webinar discussing the new guidelines for pastoral care for the sick and dying.
Information about the CARES Act
The Bishop, Treasurer and Vice-President of ECMN Council provided more information about these provisions of the CARES Act, and how faith communities can access these funds. Click here to watch this webinar.
March 20th - Community Engagement Meet-Up. While a recording is not available, please see the notes.
March 18th - Pastoral Care Conversation with Faith Leaders
Tuesdays with the Bishop
Find links below to recordings of past webinars.
May 12th - An update on the next phase of gathering and discussion.
April 28th - An update on numbers, and discussing phased reopening.
April 21st - looking at current numbers; contemplating a plan for reopening
April 14th - review of Pastoral Care practices and sharing of Easter Joys
April 7 - off for Holy Week
March 30th - holy week recommendations and an introduction to the CARES act
March 24th - ECMN events and planning for emergency responses
March 13th - an overview of initial recommendations and situation update
Episcopal Relief and Development
ERD has offered weekly webinars. Click here to watch or listen to past webinars on addressing isolation during quarantine and a ministerial response to COVID-19.
The CEEP Network
This network has offered several useful webinars on various topics, including Communications in the Time of COVID-19, Parish administration in an evolving time, and resource to support church fundraising. You can watch these archived webinars on their youtube channel by clicking here.