NW Region Check In-September 23
Dear Friends,


We are already through most of September! The crispness of autumn is making its way. This past Sunday was our Convocation, and it was a time spent in the Spirit and with each other. We heard about the ministry of John Carter in the NW Region.
I want to continue to call your attention to all the items below. There are some new workshops listed, such as "A Forgiveness Workshop" and more in the works. We are having weekly Region Bible Studies on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday evening. Each group is taking a particular themed approach to its study. Our food ministries as a Region are producing such amazing work! Please note the new collaborative ministry among Camp Washington, the Northwest Region, and the Woodbury area. We are looking for more volunteers in this exciting new ministry!

Each Wednesday, the NW Region is putting out a weekly meditation and lectionary video for a Saint from our calendar. See the newsletter below for the link and our Youtube Channel.

This Sunday, I'll be at St. Mark's Bridgewater to visit. Hope you all are doing well and staying safe.

In Peace,

Dylan
Newsletter Index
-Wednesdays with the Saints-
-Region News, Needs, and Highlights-
-Call to ECCT Convention-
Wednesday with the Saints
The Northwest Region of ECCT has a new Youtube Channel and is producing a Wednesday with the Saints series, highlighting a saint on our calendar from the week!

Click the below video or this link to view the third episode in this Wednesday series. We hear from Ron Marasco, of Kent, sharing the lectionary and brief biography of Lancelot Andrewes.

Please email dmello@episcopalct.org if you are interested in joining this project! Follow the NW Region on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube!
ECCT Convention Prayers of the People-NW Region
The Northwest Region has been asked to provide to the ECCT Convention, “The Prayers of the People”, section 4: The concerns of the local community. Please follow the google link to submit any particular prayer requests for our NW Region.


Region News, Needs, and Highlights
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new food ministry, Feeding Families NW.

Did you know that there are over 1,000 children with food-insecurity in Waterbury alone? With the current economic crisis, many working families struggle to keep food on the table. That's where we come in.

Please consider joining this collaborative effort among Camp Washington, Woodbury Area Community, and the Northwest Region.

Deliveries begins Tuesday, September 29 and Friday October 2. This will continue every Tuesday and Friday through at least November.

For more information on this program, or how to donate with time or money, please contact Rev. Tuesday Rupp (rector@stpaulswoodbury.org) or Dylan Mello (dmello@episcopalct.org)
Northwest Region and North Central Region Food Ministry Network Gathering-September 30
Come join the NW and NC Regions as we explore the need to address the growing increase of food insecurity. Both Regions have been involved in excellent ministries and we are looking forward to sharing and learning about such work. We will hear from one of the state social workers tasked with building capacity to address food insecurity, as well as a leader from the CT Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. During this time of pandemic, groups are building capabilities together and we hope to further explore these connections.  We will be meeting on September 30 from 5:30-6:30. Hope to see you there.  


Join this Zoom meeting at the link below:
Reel to Real: The Hate U Give

The Zoom discussion will be facilitated by Rev. Sara Krhla,
Rev. Rhonda Myers, and Conrad Sienkiewicz.
First register here.

After you receive your registration confirmation,
find the film THE HATE U GIVE and watch it (available on Amazon and other streaming services).

Then go to Zoom on Monday September 28
at 7pm for the discussion 
(we will send you the meeting details after you register).
Questions? Contact Rev. Sara Krhla at pastorsara.goshenchurch@gmail.com
A Forgiveness Workshop
Join us in a "Forgiveness Workshop" facilitated by Daniel Gates, LMFT, on October 4 from 1:00-4:00PM on Zoom. See details below!

For more information see: https://www.gatestoforgiveness.com/

*Please note that scholarships are available for those with financial insecurity, please inquire at dmello@episcopalct.org*


Sign up here:
Finding Your Voice Workshop
October 24 at Camp Washington
Ron Marasco, of St. Andrew's Kent, will be leading this day-long workshop at Camp Washington. To sign up, please use this link:

Feed Your Neighbor NWCT
A group of concerned residents have launched the Feed Your Neighbor NWCT with the mission of supporting local non-profit organizations, dedicated to feeding families and individuals facing food insecurity during the pandemic. The volunteers – Denise Butwill (St. Michael's Litchfield), George Noujaim and Greg Brisco – will communicate with the organizations and provide the food most needed, most often fresh and perishable food items, dependent on donations from the community.

For more information, please see the link here:
Presiding Bishop Curry’s Word to the Church: What Did Jesus Do?

Here is Bishop Curry's sermon to the House of Bishops. See the link:

Weekly Region Programming
Pastoring and Prophecy: A Lens For Bible Study In Difficult Times
Every Tuesday at 4PM
We will ponder passages of the Bible which assist us in navigating tough times. Early on in the pandemics, one of our Bishops said we are called to pastor and to prophesy! Those vocations become even more poignant during dual viruses: actual and social. While social justice is at the heart of our work, so is compassion and mercy, the pastoral part. We will pray as we hold the tensions and await the inspiration of the Spirit. Each week’s passage will be sent out ahead of time but spontaneity is welcome! Any edition of the Bible is also welcome. Led by Rev. Dr. Martha Tucker, this Bible Study is open to all!


The first gathering will be held on Tuesday, September 15 at 4PM and continue each Tuesday.


Contact Dylan Mello at dmello@episcopalct.org to register for the E-Mail list for the weekly passages.
Racial Healing and Reconciliation Region Activities: How to be an Antiracist Book Group
Social Justice Bible Challenge
The Northwest Region and Rev. Tuesday Rupp are collaborating on two initiatives. The Social Justice Bible Challenge will begin on Wednesday, September 16 from 7-8:30PM on Zoom and the book group of "How to be an Antiracist" will occur on Zoom on Thursdays from 9/17-10/15 from 7-8:30PM. For more information or to register, please contact Rev. Tuesday Rupp at rector@stpaulswoodbury.org. All are welcome and invited to attend!
Global Mission Engagement Conversations
Registration and for more information please click HERE
Share This Newsletter!
I invite you to share this newsletter and encourage those in your parish to sign up. The link below allows direct sign up to the NW Region Newsletter among other ECCT offerings. Please pass this along if you feel called.

Call to Convention 2020
Here is the Call to Convention for this year's online ECCT Convention. The dates this year are October 14-18 and will be spread out over these days.

Detailed information can be found here:
Please send any ideas or additions for the newsletter to Dylan Mello. Email address:
dmello@episcopalct.org
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