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December 6, 2020
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December 20, 2020
December 24-25, 2020 Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
December 27, 2020

Are you looking for something that appeared in “New This Week” in a recent eB’Anne’R?
Click here for downloadable word documents with clickable links.

“Traveling the Way of Love” special episode: Triangle of Hope
Traveling the Way of Love, the Way of Love video series from The Episcopal Church Office of Communication, is offering a special episode, focusing on the Triangle of Hope. Hosted by Chris Sikkema, the Office of Communication’s manager for special projects, Traveling the Way of Love shares stories of the ways people across The Episcopal Church practice the Way of Love with each episode highlighting one of the seven Way of Love practices: turn, learn, pray, worship, bless, go, and rest. This special episode focuses on the practice of Go. Click here for details and to view the video.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s “A Word to the Church: What Would Love Do?
The presiding bishop shares a message about how the Way of Love can guide us through the COVID-19 pandemic with grace. Click here for the video

Habits of Grace: Video meditations by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
Consider the pandemic like the sabbath:   Video link
His eye is on the sparrow: Video link
Meeting Jesus: Video link
Look for the helpers: Video link
Our time is in God’s hands: Video link
Finding Gladness: Video link

For People, a Podcast from Bishop Wright
Life presents many questions. Faith gives us many answers.
In this podcast, Bishop Wright meets you at the crossroads of faith and life to explore the challenges of an ever-changing world. Listen in to find out how he expands on his For Faith devotional and draws inspiration from the life of Jesus to answer 21st-century questions.
Listen now:

Season 3 of The Way of Love podcast with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
These weekly conversations, featuring Bishop Curry, podcast host Sandy Milien, and a variety of guests, center on ways to live a life committed to living the way of God’s unconditional, unselfish, sacrificial and redemptive love. Click here for the Podcast

Not sure what “The Way of Love” is?  Click here to learn all about it.

Movements of Faith. In life, we go through movements. Reality, Faith, Grief, Hope, Courage. These movements change in each season, and during this season these movements within ourselves may feel impossible to overcome. Join Bishop Wright in a 5-part video series that takes a deeper dive into what these movements look and feel like as a people of faith. For more about the series click here.

Stories of Hope & Helping. An ongoing series looking at how our parishes, ministries, and fellow Episcopalians are caring for others during this time of pandemic. Click here for details.

A Bible  study guide from the Episcopal Church
Have you ever wished you knew more about the Bible, and understood more of what is in it? The Episcopal Church has developed a new Bible Study guide to help you in your quest to gain understanding and get more from the Bible. The Bible Study guide lists the readings for the week plus commentary and questions for reflection. You can also download a pdf of the week’s study. Click here for a guide for each week:

Looking for a good read? The Cathedral Book Store has more recommendations for its “Cabin Fever Book Club.” Click here for a good read.

Faith at Home. Some Faith at Home resources are free for the time-being. To check them out click here. A note from Faith at Home: “Our faith is not just something we check in with on Sundays; our faith is how we live lives of meaning and purpose every day of the week, if we will learn to notice and respond to how God is moving. But this awareness, like anything worthwhile, takes practice. Which is why a weekly discipleship practice of Reading, Reflecting, and Responding to scripture in the context of community is so important. The devotions on this site have been written with this practice in mind. Use them with friends or family to help you deepen your experience of faith experience from Monday-Saturday.”

Something for fun from Rev. Licia. Dear friends, in January I attended a wonderful conference for Episcopal clergy and lay leaders: Rooted in Jesus 2020. Recently the organizing team sent me this cute “Social Distancing Bingo Card.” They aren’t making fun of our situation, but a little levity isn’t the worst thing for any of us. The card has some fun squares and some squares for engaging in ministry and improving mental health. Many of us are busier than we have ever been and more isolated than we should be. Do you want to play?  Rev. Licia+   Click here to play.

Priest envisions Gospel of John if Jesus’ words were ‘live and over the internet’
Getting sick of using Zoom for most of your face-to-face human interaction? Jesus agrees with you. At least that’s the opinion of the Jesus in the Gospel of John as updated for the coronavirus pandemic by the Rev. Julie Hoplamazian, associate rector at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Manhattan, New York.

Daily Prayer, by Forward Movement.  Inspiring readers since 1935, the Forward Day by Day meditation is a significant resource for daily prayer and Bible study to more than a half million readers worldwide. To see the Daily Prayer meditation as well as other resources for your faith journey, click here.

eNewsletters and more. Check out our Newsletters & Events page for up-to-date news in our eB’Anne’Rs, for personal reflections on spiritual matters in our Monthly B’Anne’Rs, and more.