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'Gifts' Tagged Posts

'Gifts' Tagged Posts

The Gift Economy of Pentecost

In 2016, I took a trip with some parishioners from Saint Michael’s and All Angels parish to Honduras to visit and work alongside a community that the parish had been supporting for well over ten years. Each year, a group of parishioners would gather supplies and money to go down to Honduras to work in community improvement projects, to provide some basic fluoride treatment for children’s teeth, and to host classes with students in the local Episcopal School. By the…

Life in the Now

All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Acts 2:44-45 NRSV A few weeks ago, the vestry voted to launch a special giving campaign called Foundations of the Apostles and Prophets. (I hasten to add that we have received just over $3,000 through this campaign thus far.) The effort of the campaign is pitched as one way that our parish…