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March 2018 Preparedness Checklist: Inventory

New from our Disaster Preparedness Program: a monthly, seasonally appropriate checklist page to help us tackle preparing for a disaster in manageable steps.

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Becoming Beloved Community: 2018 Lenten Program Sign-up

Sign up as a sign of your commitment to participate in the 2018 Lenten Program, Becoming Beloved Community.

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#MeTooTEC

Our church must examine its history and come to a fuller understanding of how it has handled or mishandled cases of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse through the years.

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Saints Peter and Paul Bienvenido

Congregation Close-up: SS. Peter and Paul/San Pedro y San Pablo, Portland

In NE Portland, this “scrappy” church is a sacred space of worship and a lively hub of neighborhood activity.

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three children in colorful robes, white shirts, and gold crowns in a play of the three kinds for Epiphany

The “E-Word”

Epiphany comes from a Greek word that means “manifestation” or “showing forth.” From the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6 through all the Sundays after that day until Lent, this season is about the manifestation or showing forth of God’s glory in Jesus Christ.

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The Long Waiting

“I dwell in possibility,” wrote Emily Dickinson, a line that seems to embody the heart of these quiet days. But Advent is not a stopping place – we cannot dwell forever in hope alone.

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Launching into Advent

Advent is a wonderful time for introspective reflection and the stories of Advent give us a wonderful launching pad for this task.

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An altar party of priest, deacon, and two acolytes prepares to process for a service

Congregation Close-up: Trinity, Ashland

Hands and feet, mind and spirit. God has been praised in this smallish church since 1895, long enough for Trinity Episcopal Church to find its way onto the National Register of Historic Places. 

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Congregation Close-up: St. Martin’s, Lebanon

We are a bit rural. We are a little small. We are friendly and active and dedicated. We are a church that people come from and to which people return. We are a family, a home.

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Open Your Mouth for the Speechless

It is my hope and prayer that we are inspired by these courageous people to tell our stories and listen to the stories of others.

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