ECCT SOUTHWEST

REGION NEWSLETTER

Update 5/29
A message from your Region Missionary:

Dear friends,

The season of Pentecost is almost upon us. I have been thinking about the fire of the Holy Spirit descending upon the first disciples as I watch the unfolding protests happen across the country. The fire of burning buildings reminds me that change is rarely tame. In fact, our call as Christians is to step into the chaos of the Spirit as she lands among those least expected to change history. I hope that we are finding ways to stand in solidarity with our Black siblings and young people who are calling for transformation of this country.

I imagine that if you follow that thought it might lead you to the two questions that the Bishops have invited us to consider at our SW Region Town Hall: What are we learning? What is God saying to us? I think there is something in these questions that is asking us to stretch our imaginations. I bet you will come to the conversation with many things to share about life in your parish and life in your homes, and maybe even with some things to share about your life in relation to the changing world. I am looking forward to hearing your learnings and your listenings.

I hope to see you on June 9th at 6:30pm (more info below) for what is sure to be a good conversation. Until then, I hope you experience a bit of Holy Spirit fire lighting you up this weekend!

Peace and blessings,
Erendira


IMPORTANT DATES
June 9th, 6:30-7:30pm -- Bishops' Town Hall, Zoom
June 11th, 4:30pm -- SW RLT Meeting, Zoom
June 25th, 4:30pm -- SW RLT Meeting, Zoom
Region Leadership Team hosting Census Forum -- June Date TBD
SW Region Convocation -- RESCHEDULED FOR FALL
FRIDAY CHECK-IN!
SW Region Bishops' Town Hall
June 9 at 6:30PM
Join Bishop Ian, Bishop Laura, our Region Missionary, and the Southwest Region Leadership Team for a one hour conversation of exploring the pandemic together:
 
What are we learning? What is God saying to us? 
 
All are welcome. Invite others. 
No Registration Required.



or by phone:

1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 968 2707 9422
Southwest Region Website

Covid-19 Updates: A note from your Region Missionary: We need your help! Fill out this Google Doc to let the Region Leadership Team know how you can open your digital doors to the SW Region! UPDATED WEBSITE COMING SOON!

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www.episcopalct.org
Region Resources
Racial Healing, Justice, and Reconciliation Request Form:

  • Even in the midst of COVID-19, ECCT remains committed to the Season of Racial Healing, Justice, and Reconciliation. If you would like assistance in moving forward with this work in your parish please be in contact with our Racial Justice Resource Coordinator Kelli Gibson. For more information please fill out this form here.
ECCT-wide Resources
Faithful Futures: Virtual Worship and Gatherings in the Time of Covid-19, June 4, 6:00 pm Online

As we continue to connect digitally and look towards phasing into dual online and in-person gatherings, join ECCT's Office of Communications and innovative individuals across ECCT for an in-depth panel discussion and follow up Q&A.

Have questions? Email them to  ecctcommunications@episcopalct.org .

Join Bishop Ian and Bishop Laura for upcoming Zoom conversations:

  • Every Wednesday - Clergy and Lay Leadership Discussion, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. please refrain from testing link during business hours, as other calls may be taking place. Join Zoom Meeting Here; by phone: +1-646-558-8656 US (New York); Meeting ID: 201 077 6405. 
PENTECOST PRAYER FROM A NEW ZEALAND PRAYER BOOK
Father,
you have filled your people with the Spirit
who rested first on your Son
and united us in your Church;
open the channels for your Spirit
that we may freely work together,
and your kingdom and your rule increase;
for the glory of your holy name.
Amen.
Join the Region Leadership Team
Due to new calls and self care calendar adjustments, we’re still looking for a few folks to join the team. Do you believe collaborative efforts among parishes and common ministry networks will continue to build the Region? If you do, p lease consider being part of the Southwest Region Leadership Team.

To learn more about what it means to be part of the team or if you would like to join, please contact Erendira ejimenez@episcopalct.org