We are grateful to the following sponsors, whose generous support help make the production of The Living Church possible.

All Saints Church, Chevy Chase, MD
All Saints Church is a biblically focused and fast-growing church in the Diocese of Washington. We seek to connect the gospel of grace to people of all ages in Chevy Chase and the Washington D.C., area. All Saints is committed to passing on the gospel to the next generation. We have an exciting Kids Church and a large Sunday school, and we partner with young families to foster a supportive and relational community. We hope you can visit us if you are in the neighborhood!  (3 Chevy Chase Circle, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815; 301-654-2488; www.allsaintschurch.net


All Souls’ Anglican Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK
All Souls’ Anglican Foundation was established in 1994 by a group of parishioners from All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City as an independent and duly registered 501(c)(3) charitable entity. The Foundation has as its sole purpose the perpetuation and expansion of traditional Anglican worship and theology. It has over the course of the years sponsored and organized a number of theological conferences and seminars with such noted speakers as William H. Ralston, James I. Packer, Robert Crouse, Peter Kreeft, Victor Lee Austin, Leander Harding, George Sumner, Ephraim Radner, Edward Salmon, Michael Hawkins, Tony Burton, and numerous other clerics and theologians. The Foundation was also a sponsoring partner in the development of the app iPray BCP.  It is presently collaborating with the Prayer Book Society of the U.S.A. on a special educational project. (6909 NW Grand Blvd., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116-5001)

The Cathedral of the Advent, Birmingham, AL
Advent is a Gospel-centered church, with a "living, daring confidence in God's grace" (Martin Luther) permeating all our programs and ministries. Holding to what the Letter of Jude calls "the faith that was once delivered to the saints,"  this Gospel focus finds the Cross and Resurrection of Jesus at the center of everything. The most comprehensive summation of our traditional Anglican doctrine is found in the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion.  The Advent is a church wtih a heart for the Gospel, those who have not heard the Gospel, those who have been burned by the Church, and the city of Birmingham. Our 3,600-member congregation comprises one of the largest Episcopal parishes in the United States, and since 1982 the church has served as the cathedral for the Diocese of Alabama. We have offered a Lenten Preaching series every weekday during Lent for over a century, featuring preachers from all over the world; and our concurrent ECW Lenten Lunches program serves thousands of meals to raise money for Outreach and Missions. (2017 Sixth Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203; 205.251.2324; AdventBirmingham.org)


The Cathedral Church of All Saints, Milwaukee, WI
The Cathedral Church of All Saints has served as a center for mission, formation, and worship in the Diocese of Milwaukee since 1873. More than 100 saints depicted in the windows and statuary keep vigil over a sacred space that is steeped in prayer and incense. Blessed Jackson Kemper, the first Bishop of Wisconsin, envisioned a cathedral that would be a center for formation, ministry, and worship. All Saints’ strives to live into that vision in the context of the 21st century. The liturgies at the cathedral allow worshipers to escape our loud and raucous world by offering a moment of transcendence. The 10 a.m. service on Sunday features a 30-voice choir that is unsurpassed in Milwaukee. All Saints’ is also resident to five ensembles and hosts numerous musical events throughout the year. At 7 p.m. on Thursdays during Lent, the cathedral will webcast a teaching series  on the passion narratives of the four gospels, by the Rt. Rev. Steven Miller, Bishop of Milwaukee. The cathedral congregation extends service to the community through cooking and serving meals to the homeless and inner-city residents, and through underwriting feeding ministries with funds raised at the annual  Hunger Book Sale, which this year generated $20,000. (818 East Juneau Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202; 414-271-7719; www.ascathedral.org)

Christ Church, Bradenton,  FL
Christ Church, the largest Episcopal Church in Manatee County, is committed to fulfilling the Great Commission. Weekday services are held in the historic chapel using Rite I traditional language and an east-facing altar. Three different styles of worship are offered in the nave on Sundays, dignified and beautiful to both eyes and ears. An additional service on Sunday in Spanish is at 1 p.m. The music program at Christ Church includes traditional organ and choral music, a handbell choir, a contemporary music ensemble, and a concert series featuring the Létourneau pipe organ. Christ Church has many opportunities for Christian discipleship. A men’s group meets weekly on Thursday morning for study and fellowship, while Daughtersof the King and Episcopal Church Women gather regularly for service and spiritual growth. Other Bible studies are available Wednesday evening after the Eucharist and Thursday morning.Youth group members are actively involved in diocesan, provincial, and national church events. Our Lord’s Pantry opens on Thursday afternoon and serves a cross-section of applicants ranging from the homeless to those who simply need some extra help. The Thrift Shop is open daily to sell gently-used items. All profits go to Christ Church Outreach. Serving in the soup kitchen­ and visiting the homebound are some of the other ways that members of Christ Church reach out to the community. (4030 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, Florida 34205; 914-747-3709; christchurchswfla.org)

Christ Church, San Antonio, TX
Unless you are really sneaky, you will be welcomed on the sidewalk the first time you come to Christ Church, San Antonio. If you fill out a visitor card, the preacher will call you that evening, and then send a letter, to say thanks and please come again. You will be invited to join others at the rector's home on the first Sunday of the month for lunch and relaxed conversation. Next is a small-group, eight-session course, held quarterly, to look at the most important questions from the gospel. And in another eight-session course, held in the fall, we examine the Episcopal Church's history, wsorship, teaching, mission, and spirituality. Out of this class, some are confirmed, others are received into the church, and others reaffirm their faith. In all events, we're serious about saying "hello." This is our mission at Christ Church: Drawing, Changing, and Sending People through the Power of Christ. We hope you take us up on our welcome, and perhaps join us in our mission. (510 Belknap Place, San Antonio, TX 78212; 210.736.3132; cdecsa.org)


Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, TX
The Church of the Incarnation is one of the largest and fastest-growing churches in the Episcopal Church. With creative programs for kids, students, couples, families, and seniors, Incarnation has become a magnet, especially for college students and young professionals. Enthusiastically traditional in its teaching and preaching, the church over the past three years has seen 20 parishioners come forward with a call to Holy Orders. To accommodate the growth of the parish and to expand its ministries among the poor, the parish raised over $27 million in a recent capital campaign. A new welcome center, education building, and contemporary worship chapel are scheduled to open in late September. Incarnation’s seven Sunday services include two Rite I Choral Eucharists, three Rite II Contemporary Uptown services with an outstanding contemporary band, and Choral Evensong. Strongly committed to living for others, the church runs a wide variety of social programs, investing over $1 million in outreach support to the poor each year, helping local children, the homeless, and those in need around the globe via missions. When in Dallas, drop by and visit us — we’d love to meet you!(3966 McKinney Ave., Dallas, Texas 75204; 214-521-5101; www.incarnation.org • facebook.com/IncarnationDFW • twitter.com/IncarnationDFW)

The Church of the Redeemer, Sarasota, FL
Whether you live in sunny Sarasota year-round, stay here seasonally, or are visiting this beautiful city on Florida’s “cultural coast” for the first time on business or pleasure, the Church of the Redeemer, situated on Sarasota’s vibrant downtown bayfront, invites and welcomes all to worship with us. Known for its rich liturgical life and as a family church devoted to worship and service, Redeemer offers Sunday worship at 7:30, 9, and 11 a.m., and Spanish Mass at 1 p.m.  Contemporary Mass is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Weekdays, Mass is said daily at 10 a.m., with additional Masses offered Wednesday, 7:30 a.m., and Thursday, 5:30 p.m. During Florida’s fall, winter and spring “season” months, Redeemer is abun­dant with activity, including world-class musicians and concerts, Evensong, Bible study, discussion groups, education classes for adults, youth and children, movie nights, beach parties, parish dinners, and many other opportunities for fellowship. We welcome you to our parish! The Rev. Fredrick A. Robinson, rector.  (222 South Palm Ave., Sarasota, Florida 34236; 941-955-4263; www.redeemersarasota.org; Facebook.com/RedeemerSarasota

The Church of St. John the Divine, Houston, TX
Founded in 1939, the Church of St. John the Divine in Houston, Texas, is a multi-generational, vibrant Episcopal community of believers. With the proclamation “Here I am, Lord. Send me!” we strive to affect the lives of our parishioners as well as our local community and the world. To that end, St. John the Divine actively supports  over 50 local organizations and over 10 world missions, and is directly involved with every ministry we support This February, St. John the Divine set aside a “Faith in Action Weekend.” Parishioners participated in many service projects on and off campus to serve both the local and global communities. Crosses and advent trees were made for children in Guatemala, Bolivia, Nepal, Haiti, and Africa; lovies were sewn for young children facing surgery at medical missions; clergy stoles were crafted for churches in Pakistan; and more. Additionally, parishioners participated in five service projects within the Houston community, serving lunches to the homeless, connecting with children in crisis and grief groups, and working in a community garden in Houston’s Third Ward alongside families who garden there. As St. John the Divine continues to fulfill its mission of Changing Lives for God in Christ, we recognize that everything we do has one basic purpose: to affect people’s lives in such a way as to deepen their relationship with God as he uniquely is known in Jesus Christ. (2450 River Oaks Blvd. at Westheimer, Houston, TX 77019; 713-622-3600. www.sjd.org)

The Church of St. Michael & St. George, St. Louis, MO
The Church of St. Michael & St. George is well known for the beauty of our traditional Anglican liturgy. Opportunities to worship include Morning and Evening Prayer Monday through Saturday and the Holy Eucharist every day but Saturday. On Sundays, we have three morning liturgies and one evening liturgy. Hearing the choir each week, both during Evensong liturgies and during special days and seasons, is both a joy and an inspiration. In addition, we hope to involve every member of the parish in one or more of our many ministries, both within and outside the parish. We are engaged in everything from the annual World Service Ministry trip to Nicaragua, to  making sandwiches for the homeless, knitting a blanket for a housebound parishioner, and any of a dozen other ways to live Christ’s life in the world. Our goal is to come to resemble Jesus more and more. One way we do this is through the practice of holy habits and saintly skills. Living into our baptismal identity is a lifelong process, so we offer a wide variety of opportunities for education and formation including Bible study, special classes, programs, and more for parishioners of all ages.We’re always learning, always growing in the ways of Christ. The Church of St. Michael & St. George; 6345 Wydown Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63105; 314-721-1502; www.csmsg.org)

Church of the Transfiguration, Vail, CO
This year Transfiguration, Vail Valley, celebrates 40 years of watching Jesus reveal himself as God’s radiant son amidst the majestic Rocky Mountains of central Colorado. God’s provision has driven Transfiguration’s growth these past 40 years through many abundant blessings. Our church family enjoys weekly multi-campus worship in our three interfaith chapel and community centers situated throughout our mountain valley, sharing facility, program, and service with Jewish, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Anglican, and Pentecostal faith communities. We welcome members, seasonal members, and friends from around the Anglican Communion and from many Episcopal congregations across the country who enjoy the beauty and rigors of an active, outdoor lifestyle. We are proud to feature our ministries to infants, children, and youth as our premier congregational activities, alongside a robust commitment to outreach participation locally, nationally, and internationally. We serve our entire community by seeking to fulfill a true parish vision for Eagle County. We are a vibrant congregation for a Living Church! (Church of the Transfiguration, P.O. Box 1000, Vail, CO 81658; 970-476-0618; episcopalvail.org • beavercreekchapel.com • vailchapel.com • edwardsinterfaithchapel.org)

The Community of St. Mary, Southern Province, Sewanee, TN
The Community of St. Mary, Southern Province, is a women’s Benedictine community within the Episcopal Church that expresses its way of life through care for the body, the soul, and the earth. We seek to address the spiritual and temporal needs of our society through our life of prayer and solitude, our ministry to the poor, through spiritual direction and hospitality, the various endeavors of our Organic Prayer Program and our website, and through our work in churches -- both in the United States and the Philippines. We serve as a spiritual resource for all seekers, especially those interested in Benedictine spirituality, care for creation, and concern for the poor.  Our patron, St. Mary, is the model for our “yes” to God, through which we respond to the needs of our society and practice responsible stewardship.  Our convent, its gardens and grounds represent part of our contribution to the healing of the earth and its creatures. Through them and through us, we seek to offer  a a quiet, friendly environment where we and others may listen to God, learn from God’s Word and from creation, and put our faith into practice by promoting a healthy, balanced and compassionate lifestyle for all. (1100 St. Mary’s Lane, Sewanee, TN 37375; http://stmary-conventsewanee.org)

The Diocese of Albany
The Diocese of Albany is one church focused on fulfilling the Great Commandment and the Great Commission, moving from membership to discipleship, and equipping, emboldening, and sending disciples to make disciples. We comprise 117 parishes and chapels scattered over 19,000 square miles in the rural, suburban, and urban areas of upstate New York, including the Adirondacks. We are Anglo-Catholic, Evangelical and Charismatic Christians working together to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, both at home and abroad for the building up of the Kingdom of God. We are committed to helping to bring a Bible-reading revival into the Church. We believe in the power of prayer as witnessed in the vibrant Healing Ministry at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center and around the diocese. We value our partnerships with our sister dioceses of Down and Dromore in Northern Ireland and Maridi in South Sudan, as well as our missions in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Peru, Madagascar, and elsewhere. Our local ministries to the poor and our refugee resettlement ministry to Burmese immigrants, as well as other outreach ministries, exemplify our desire to be a channel of God’s love, mercy, and healing grace. (580 Burton Rd., Greenwich, New York 12834; 518-692-3350; www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org)

The Diocese of Central Florida
The Diocese of Central Florida, based in the 15-county heart of the booming, diverse Sunshine State, is building on the past for the future. Throngs of newcomers to Florida include college students, young workers looking for jobs, business transfers, and retirees. Some speak English. Some speak little English. Our congregations are assessing their vocation and influence in their neighborhoods. We are asking God to teach us what it means to be salt, light, and a city set on a hill. We are learning to think of parishes not merely as buildings but as the communities all around us. The Diocese of Central Florida is making it a priority to recruit, educate, and raise up new leaders, both lay and ordained, for common mission. Our Institute for Christian Studies, Cursillo, and the Commission on Ministry have joined the Rt. Rev. Gregory Brewer in helping establish new standards for discernment and training for those seeking ordination. The diocesan mission is to embody the Great Commandment and the Great Commission: to spread the gospel by showing God’s love to our neighbors in towns, regions, Florida, and across the world. (1017 E. Robinson Street, Orlando Florida 32801; 407-423-3567; www.cfdiocese.org)

The Diocese of Chicago
The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago is a vital community of more than 36,000 Episcopalians in congregations and chaplaincies across northern and west central Illinois. Through the work of parishes and missions, social outreach agencies, and campus ministries we devote ourselves to three simple goals: Grow the Church. Form the faithful. Change the world. Our faith communities seek to be places where one can be transformed by an encounter with the risen Christ and then likewise be inspired to make Christ’s healing love known in the world.  We can be found providing jobs through our CROSSwalk to Work anti-gun violence initiative, breeding and catching catfish to feed the hungry, creating welcoming spaces for children in liturgy and for young adults in leadership, and creating food pantries for college students unable to make ends meet. Join us in our worship and our work as we share the bread of life with a hungry world. (The Diocese of Chicago; St. James Commons, 65 E Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; 312.751.4200; www.episcopalchicago.org)

The Diocese of Dallas
Reciting the liturgy in Igbo, sharing the chalice with the homeless, and discovering the Canterbury Trail all illustrate the rich vibrancy of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, where 11,300 believers sit in the pews each Sunday to worship in one of our 70 parishes or missions. We are Resurrection people with a mission to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ. Our diocesan borders stretch east to Arkansas, north to Oklahoma, west to Tarrant County, and dip just south of Dallas. This is where you will find us feeding the hungry, ministering to prisoners, engaging in formation, and transforming lives. Come to one of our churches and experience the joy of knowing Christ and being in communion with his people. (1630 N Garrett Ave., Dallas, TX 75206; 214.826.8310; www.edod.org)

The Diocese of Florida
The call to serve all God's people in North Florida has remained steadfast and directed by the Holy Spirit over the past 170 years in the Diocese of Florida.  Living and proclaiming the gospel in community and servanthood ministry will continue to be the call into the future, thanks be to God. The Rt. Rev. Samuel Johnson Howard was elected the eighth Bishop of Florida in 2004, in the wake of the 2003 ordination of Gene Robinson and subsequent General Convention resolutions that have dealt openly with human sexuality. Bishop Howard''s ministry of reconciliation guided the diocese through this period of controversy. The Diocese of Florida has been a national leader and long-term contributor to the rebuilding effort in Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina.  The diocese has sent 53 mission teams and over 300 volunteers and has contributed nearly $1,000,000 in materials to help the victims of Katrina to rebuild their physical and spiritual lives and to rebuild St. Patrick's Church in Long Beach, Mississippi. The ministry of responding to the pastoral needs of prisoners and ex-offenders was aided by a new partnership between the Diocese of Florida and Prisoners of Christ.  In 2006 the Snell-McCarty Youth Pavilion was dedicated at The Bishop Edwin G. Weed Camp and The Bishop Frank S. Cerveny Conference Center.  Bishop Howard has renewed a call to service, Christian education for our youth and mission as the diocese begins the work of rebuilding congregations and "growing the church" in areas not previously served by the Episcopal Church.


The Diocese of Oklahoma
The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma covers the entire state, nearly 70,000 square miles spanning numerous geographic landscapes. It includes approximately 25,000 Episcopalians, 70 congregations, and 150 resident clergy. We are divided into six regions and support five Episcopal schools, two residential communities for mature adults, and a thriving camp and conference center, St. Crispin’s. The Diocese of Oklahoma is a member of Province VII, consisting of 12 other dioceses in close proximity. Out of all of the dioceses in the Episcopal Church, the Diocese of Oklahoma has consistently seen growth in the past several years. The State of the Church report shows that our diocese is growing at a rate of over four percent. In April 2014, our diocese held the Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace Conference, an Episcopal national gathering to challenge the epidemic of violence. Bishops, clergy, and laity from throughout the Episcopal Church explored the realities of violence and rededicated themselves to the Gospel of peace.  Our current capital campaign for St. Crispin’s Camp and Conference Center will help us provide a remodel with significant enhancements to our facilities. These enhancements will allow us to more effectively serve people of all faiths who come to St. Crispin’s for rest, relaxation, and renewal. (924 N. Robinson, Oklahoma City, OK 73102; 405.232.4820; www.epiok.org; Follow us on Twitter: @EpiDioOK)


The Diocese of Southern Ohio
The Diocese of Southern Ohio is home to more than 25,000 Episcopalians. Our communities of faith can be found in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton, and in many farm towns and county seats across 40 counties in the southern half of the state. Southern Ohio has long been recognized for innovation and leadership throughout the Episcopal Church, and many initiatives that have carried the church through difficult times, such as Forward Movement and Episcopal Relief and Development, were born through the faithful work of the people of this diocese. This spirit of mission and inclusion carries on today through the words of our mission statement, which guide the mission and ministry of the diocese: As Episcopalians in the Diocese of Southern Ohio, we commit ourselves to know the common story, proclaim our common faith, pray our common prayer, drink the common cup, serve the common good. In the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is our common ministry. (412 Sycamore St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202; 513.421.0311, diosohio.org)


The Diocese of Springfield
The Diocese of Springfield is one church, organized for mission into geographic parishes, manifested in eucharistic communities and communities-in-formation, with a goal of becoming concretely present in all 60 counties of central and southern Illinois. Our focus is on forming faithful Christian disciples who are competent to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in word and deed. (821 South Second Street, Springfield, Illinois 62704; 217-525-1876; www.episcopalspringfield.org)



The Diocese of Tennessee
The Diocese of Tennessee is a eucharistic community of 16,000 Episcopalians in 45 congregations in Middle Tennessee. As followers of the risen Christ, we are: Open to the power of God: when we gather we are expecting God to show up and transform us and the communities in which we live; Obedient to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ who said, Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing and teaching, and proclaiming the good news to all creation; Responsive to the needs of the world, for healing and reconciliation; Committed to our life together as a diocese, for the sake of the life of the world. We are thankful for the grace of God that makes all this possible. (3700 Woodmonth Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215; 615-251-3322; www.edtn.org)


The Diocese of Texas
Throughout the 176-year history of the Diocese of Texas, our focus has remained on evangelism and service. Our resources are available to our 150 member congregations and the Church as a whole. We give thanks for Camp Allen and for those who gather there as well as for the healing potential offered through our new Episcopal Health Foundation. The IONA School for Ministry, training the baptized for ministry, now offers its “executive-style” seminary program online in cooperation with Seminary of the Southwest and seven other dioceses under the IONA Initiative. The Invite, Welcome, Connect ministry is training congregations across the United States to actively engage visitors and incorporate them into the life of the parish. Sharing Faith Dinners have extended from Texas to West Texas, Ft. Worth, North Carolina, and even Canada, to bring people together in intimate groups to talk about their faith experiences. Other resources include the Discovery Series, a comprehensive video training for confirmation and new members; a series of brochures about the Episcopal Church (in English and Spanish); and the LOGOS Project, a library of videos that brings renowned Christian speakers to any size congregation, available online at no cost. We understand our apostolic work is to become agents of transformation in the world and to use our gifts to form leaders for the Church today and in the future. This we offer in the hope of strengthening our congregations and the Church to respond to the needs of a hurting world.  All resources can be found on www.epicenter.org. (1225 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002; 800-318-4452; www.epicenter.org)

The Diocese of Western New York
The future of God’s Kingdom is the focus in the Diocese of Western New York. Through the leadership of Bishop R. William Franklin, our congregations are weaving a cooperative Web of Grace and pioneering innovative ways to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and make their facilities sustainable for generations to come. Worship in our congregations ranges from traditional Anglo-Catholic to contemporary, including multimedia, jazz, and 12-step spirituality services. We believe that all people are children of God. This belief is evident in the mission and outreach conducted by our members and in the hospitality we extend to all. (1064 Brighton Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150; 716-881-0660; episcopalwny.org)

Episcopal Church Foundation
Episcopal Church Foundation is an independent, lay-led organization that responds to the needs of Episcopal faith communities by empowering them to engage in visioning and planning, develop effective lay+clergy leadership teams, and raise financial and other resources for ministry. We partner with congregations, dioceses, and other Episcopal organizations to provide programs, products, and services that respond to the changing needs of the Episcopal Church in the 21st century.  Programs include:
Vital Practices (www.ecfvp.org):  Innovative ideas for and from Episcopalians leading vital faith communities
Strategic Solutions:  Assistance to envision and implement ministries
Educational Events:  Workshops and webinars to equip leaders with knowledge, skills, and best practices
Planned Giving & Endowment Management:  Tools and training to raise and manage funds for ministries today and for future generations
Capital Campaigns:  Achieve financial goals, strengthen relationships, and enhance communication
Publications:  Vestry Resource Guide, Funding Future Ministry, and Beyond the Baptismal Covenant
Fellowship Partners Program:  Support for emerging leaders and scholars to transform the Church
Vital Teams:  Training and resources for building effective lay+clergy leadership teams
Through ECF’s programs lay+clergy leadership teams are equipped to bring about transformation, renewal, and positive change in their communities, live out Christian stewardship, and develop new approaches to mission and ministry.  (815 Second Avenue; New York, New York 10017; 800.697.2858 | 212.697.2858; episcopalfoundation.org)

Jerusalem Peacebuilders
Jerusalem Peacebuilders (JPB) promotes interfaith forgiveness and leadership by offering Jewish, Christian, and Muslim youth from Jerusalem and the United States the opportunity to become one family.  With summer programs in Houston and Vermont, JPB empowers teens to advance forgiveness, leadership, spiritual resilience, interfaith understanding, life-long friendships, and social justice. God’s blessings abound, and our intensive, high-quality programs change the trajectory of our participants’ lives.  Currently we are developing programs in the Holy Land that include both teens and young professionals. A passion for peace drives our mission, volunteer and institutional partnerships power our program. (Jerusalem Peacebuilders, PO Box 2020, West Brattleboro, VT 05301; 802-254-0068; jerusalempeacebuilders.org)

The Parish of St. Paul the Apostle, Savannah, GA
St. Paul’s is a parish serving Savannah and the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia in the fullness of the Catholic and Reformed faith of the Anglican Communion since 1852. Established as the first Free Pew Parish in Savannah, St. Paul’s has attempted for 160 years to live into the sacramental and evangelistic implications of the recovery and continuing formation of Catholic tradition in the Episcopal Church. We are a community committed to deepening our discipleship, adopting the Episcopal Church as the spiritual home where we live into the challenges of the Christian faith. We see the diversity of our religious histories, interests and cultures as one of our strengths as a parish family. Primarily we are here because we find Jesus Christ in our worship, in our fellowship and in our ministry and service to others. On Sundays, Mass is said at 8 a.m. and sung at 10 a.m., it is in Spanish at 12:15 p.m. and it is contemplative at 6:30 p.m.  In addition we offer the daily offices and Mass Monday through Friday. (1802 Abercorn St., Savannah, Georgia 31401-8122; 912-232-0274; http://stpaulsavannah.org)

St. David’s (Radnor) Church, Wayne, PA
Rooting all things in worship, St. David’s Church, Radnor, offers a wide variety of opportunities for our parish family to grow in their faith and put their faith in action week by week, both at home and in the world. Our church’s shared life extends into learning for all ages, 55 individual ministries, and outreach into the wider community and world. Whether it is packaging basic essentials for low-income children, assisting building for our companion parish in Guatemala, or supporting the housing, feeding, and education of 1,600 students at schools in Uganda, we continue to live into our three-centuries-old mission. (763 S. Valley Forge Rd., Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087; 610-688-7947; www.stdavidschurch.org)


St. Dunstan's Church, Houston, TX
Offering both cathedral-style services in the Catholic tradition and informal eucharistic worship with Christian praise music, St. Dunstan’s is focused on effectively reaching its community with the Good News of Jesus Christ.The parish seeks to cultivate a liturgically diverse, generously orthodox, scripturally centered, and outwardly focused group of Christ-followers who are capable of giving the gift of a joyful Anglicanism to the world. The congregation is attracting young and old alike to its blend of evangelical preaching and vibrant sacramental worship, high-quality ministries for children and youth, and commitment to service. With a completely renovated campus, no debt, an enlarged staff, and a newly rekindled desire to reach out in love to Christ’s poor, St. Dunstan’s is pressing forward in faith and hope to its 50th Jubilee. (14301 Stuebner Airline Rd., Houston, Texas 77069; 281.440.1600; saintdunstans.org)

St. George’s Church, Nashville, TN
St. George’s Church, Nashville, is a growing and vibrant parish committed to a gracious expression of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church. Our reason for being is “to receive, live and share the abundant life of Jesus Christ.” We see this purpose statement as the spiritual DNA embedded within each and every parish ministry. Our common life flows out of a primary commitment to beautiful, reverent and relevant Anglican worship that places the crucified and risen Christ at the center. Our expanding discipleship ministries rest on the conviction that all Christians can be empowered to carry on the Lord’s work. With strong support (and challenge) from professional staff, more and more of our learning in Christ is lay-led, feeding a dynamic leadership pipeline for the future. And by placing the Great Commandment and the Great Commission ever before us, we look beyond comfortable parochialism to an even more deliberate missional orientation, generous and passionate in outreach and evangelism. (4715 Harding Rd., Nashville, Tennessee 37205; 615-385-2150; www.stgeorgesnashville.org)

St. John's Church, Savannah, GA
St. John’s Church in Savannah, chartered in 1841, is an unusually traditional parish within the Episcopal Church, a church that still walks in the “old paths” of Anglican belief and practice. Committed to upholding and propagating the historic Faith and Order of the Catholic Church as set forth in the Anglican formularies and shared with the Anglican Communion, our priorities are reverent worship “in the beauty of holiness,” according to the forms preserved in the 1928 Prayer Book; teaching, preaching, administration of the Sacraments, and pastoral care grounded in Scripture and the Church’s tradition; and support for young families raising children in the faith. Its Gothic Revival church building, consecrated in 1853, is notable for its stained glass, beamed roof, and majestic reredos.  The Parish House, one of Savannah’s finest antebellum mansions, is a place of hospitality for all; and Cranmer Hall (2004) provides up-to-date facilities in an attractive setting for Christian education and community outreach. (1 West Macon St., Savannah, Georgia 31401; 912.232.1251; stjohnssav.org)

St. Mark's Cathedral, Shreveport, LA
St. Mark's is a cathedral parish in the Episcopal and Anglican tradition. We are believers in the life, ministry, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a particular message from God, and that the Gospel contains both a medicine and a message giving depth and meaning to human life. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of God's grace for the means of our salvation. We experience the power and presence of Christ in the midst of our worship.  Our worship is shaped by the prayer book tradtions of England and America, and our music is derived from the classical Western tradtion of Christian hymnody and composition. Essentially, we worship in a traditional "style." We experience the power and presence of Christ in seeking to serve our fellow human beings.  St. Mark's members seek to be the hands and feet of our Lord You in the Shreveport and Bossier communities.  We experience the transformative power of Christ in the midst of prayer, study, and spiritual formation.  At St. Mark's we have a number of avenues through which families and individuals encounter the Word of God, pray together, and discern the movement of the Holy Spirit in our lives.  Through classes, retreats, and speaker's series, there is an opportunity move more deeply into a life of faith. (908 Rutherford St. Shreveport, LA 71104; 318.221.3360; www.stmarkscathedral.net)


St. Martin’s Church, Houston, TX
From Sunday school and Christian study, to outreach activities and mission trips, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston offers a wide range of opportunities for spiritual growth for all ages. All activities are centered on developing a deeper understanding of the Bible, fostering a closer relationship as part of the family of Christ, and creating a sense of belonging to our Church. Christian education classes are offered most Sundays from 10:15 to 11 a.m. for every member of the family. Adults can take part in lectionary-based classes, join study groups, or attend weekday group activities based on shared interests. Our active children’s and student ministries also feature fun activities for children of all ages. We offer a Sunday child care and preschool program that provides a safe and nurturing environment for our youngest children to explore and sense God’s love for them. Middle and high school students can participate in dynamic, high-energy programs that introduce them to Jesus in a fresh way on Sunday mornings, Friday nights, and during special events throughout the year that include lock-ins, ski trips, and mission trips. For more information about our worship services in the Anglican evangelical and orthodox tradition, Christian education for the entire family, or our Children’s and Student Ministries, visit stmartinsepiscopal.org.. (717 Sage Road, Houston, Texas  77056; 713-621-3040; www.stmartinsepiscopal.org)

S. Stephen’s Church, Providence, RI
Inspired by the ideals of the Oxford Movement almost from its founding in 1839, St. Stephen’s Church in Providence continues to proclaim the truth of the Catholic Faith within the Episcopal Church through liturgy, music, preaching, teaching, prayer, study, fellowship, and service. Its 150-year-old Richard Upjohn gothic revival church building stands in the middle of the Brown University campus. St. Stephen’s spreads the Good News through daily Masses, excellent preaching and teaching, a meal site for the homeless, and the Episcopal Campus Ministry. The parish comprises a diverse community of Christians from every walk of life who unite through Anglo-Catholic worship in the beauty of holiness. The rector, Fr. John D. Alexander, says that “the parish’s life is marked by deep fidelity to the past, hopeful anticipation of the future, and joyful engagement with the wider Church and world in the present.” (114 George St., Providence, Rhode Island 02906; 401-421-6702; www.sstephens.org)

St. Timothy's, Raleigh, NC
St. Paul enjoins St. Timothy to “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). The people of St. Timothy’s Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, take these words seriously and attempt as best they know how to fulfill this charge as a parish family and as individual members of Christ’s body — by faithful worship according to the Book of Common Prayer, reading and studying Holy Scripture, and taking part in the fellowship of the parish family. The church supports St. Timothy’s School, founded in 1958 as the first non-public day school to be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and  Schools. The school has earned an indelible reputation for high academic standards as well as Christian morals and values.  (4523 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC  27609; 919-787-7590; sttimothyschurch.org)


Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York, NY
Located at the head of Wall Street since 1697, Trinity Church has been at the center of life in lower Manhattan since before the nation was formed. Today, the organization has grown to include many important areas of focus and is collectively known as Trinity Wall Street. Most importantly, Trinity Wall Street is an Episcopal parish offering daily worship services and faith formation programs at Trinity Church, St. Paul’s Chapel, and online at trinitywallstreet.org. In addition, Trinity Wall Street includes Trinity Grants, providing $80 million in funding to 85 countries since 1972; St. Margaret’s House, providing subsidized housing to the elderly and disabled; Trinity Preschool; Trinity Institute, an annual theological conference; an extensive arts program presenting more than 100 concerts each year through Concerts at One and performances by the Grammy-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Youth Chorus; Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum, the only active cemetery in New York City; and Trinity Real Estate, which manages the parish’s six million square feet of commercial real estate in lower Manhattan. (74 Trinity Pl., New York, NY 10006; 212-602-0800; trinitywallstreet.org)