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The Way of Love: WORSHIP

The Way of Love: WORSHIP

From Sue Tait, Diocesan Librarian: The Way of Love : Practices for Jesus-Centered Life     This material helps individuals, groups and congregations move more deeply into our lives as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.   “Early in his ministry, Jesus of Nazareth was surrounded by crowds. He turned and asked, “What do you seek?” (John 1:38).  Many of us seek love, freedom, abundant life and we seek Jesus.  In this third posting of resources for the Way of

The Way of Love: PRAY

The Way of Love: PRAY

From Sue Tait, Diocesan Librarian: The Way of Love: Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life     This material helps individuals, groups and congregations move more deeply our lives as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.   “Early in his ministry, Jesus of Nazareth was surrounded by crowds. He turned and asked, “What do you seek?” (John 1:38).  Many of us seek love, freedom, abundant life and we seek Jesus.  In this third posting of resources for the Way of Love we

Just Ask a Librarian: Leading Sunday School

Just Ask a Librarian: Leading Sunday School

From Sue Tait, Diocesan Librarian: Do you have any information that I could give to teachers here to help them cope in many different Sunday School situations, some of which we haven’t even thought of yet? We do have material for teachers, aside from the instructions and hints that come with specific curriculum. For instance, Sharon Ely Pearson, active in faith formation in the Episcopal Church for most of her life, has compiled and edited a book called The Episcopal Christian

The Way of Love: LEARN

The Way of Love: LEARN

From Sue Tait, Diocesan Librarian: The Way of Love: Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life The following materials helps individuals, groups, and congregations move more deeply into our lives as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. “Early in his ministry, Jesus of Nazareth was surrounded by crowds. He turned and asked, ‘What do you seek?’” (John 1:38). Many of us seek love, freedom, abundant life, and we seek Jesus. In this second posting of resources for the Way of Love

The Way of Love: TURN

The Way of Love: TURN

From Sue Tait, Diocesan Librarian: The Way of Love: Practices for Jesus-Centered Life       Bishop Michael Curry invites the whole church to take up The Way of Love, living as part of the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. Early in his ministry, Jesus of Nazareth was surrounded by crowds. He turned and asked, “What do you seek?” (John 1:38). For more than a thousand years, monastics have greeted pilgrims knocking on their doors by asking: “What do you seek?”

Following the Way of Love

Following the Way of Love

From Sue Tait, Diocesan Librarian: As probably all of you know, Bishop Michael Curry gave the opening sermon at the 79th General Convention by speaking of the Way of Love. If you didn’t see the address, you can watch it below: Bishop Rickel is very eager that we make these resources available to you. The “Way of Love” provides seven spiritual practices that form a Rule of Life: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest. Presiding Bishop Curry and

Just Ask a Librarian: Books for Children

Just Ask a Librarian: Books for Children

Question:  Do you have books written for children in addition to those written for adults about children? Sue Says: We do have a small but growing collection of picture books for young children. We also have a collection of bibles for children and some non-fiction on religious themes or themes related to programs of the diocese such as the environment. These materials are often borrowed by adults to support summer camps or other programs, and the age range is roughly

The Bishop’s Bookshelf – July 2018

The Bishop’s Bookshelf – July 2018

Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It The current book I am reading is called Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It, by Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik. This is an excellent book on organizations, and I am enjoying reading it very much. It takes some actual events, both big and small, and unwinds them to discuss the difference between “loosely connected systems” and “tightly connected systems” and how that

The Bishop’s Bookshelf – June 2018

The Bishop’s Bookshelf – June 2018

The Patient Ferment of the Early Church: The Improbable Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire I was honored to be asked by the Faith Formation Team to offer my thoughts on books and articles to read. I am reading several books right now, which I tend to do. The one I would recommend is entitled, The Patient Ferment of the Early Church: The Improbable Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire by Alan Kreider. I heard this book spoken of

The Diocese of Olympia Seeks Canon for Faith Formation: 35 & Under

The Diocese of Olympia Seeks Canon for Faith Formation: 35 & Under

Canon for Faith Formation: 35 & Under The Diocese of Olympia (Seattle, Western Washington) is seeking a part time Canon for Faith Formation: 35 & Under to lead the strategic planning and oversight of diocesan children’s ministry, youth ministry, campus ministry, and young adult ministry. The Canon develops and provides resources to support 35 & Under ministry efforts in the local congregations and assists in providing networks and connections between ministries and congregations working in these areas. The Canon coordinates