Welcome to Our Jubilee!
This year, the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast is celebrating its 50th Jubilee Anniversary. Each month of 2020, we have chosen a particular focus that honors our life in Christ in very special ways and highlights our theme of Remember, Reorient, Renew

A team of people from across our diocese has worked together to create and curate materials and resources you can use as a congregation or as individuals. We've even commissioned a hymn for congregations! All the materials were compiled into a Jubilee Toolkit (shown below) given to clergy at their annual conference earlier this month. We hope you will use these tools to support our collaborative efforts to celebrate in a unified way across our communities.

Everything you need to know is available on our website at www.diocgc.org/jubilee-celebration. Plus, we will be sending out a monthly digital newsletter.
Collect for Our Jubilee Year
Lord God of all creation, fill us with your grace as we remember your kindness and goodness towards us, through providence and through struggle; and let the trumpets proclaim the year of Jubilee, a year of the Lord’s favor, as we dedicate ourselves to reorient our mission efforts to renew your Gospel in our midst. May your Spirit inspire us, we pray in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Remember
These months are a time to remember events and decisions that formed our identity as a diocese.
January - Welcome to Our Jubilee

February - Our History

March - Storms

April - Our Agencies
Reorient
These months are a time to explore critical issues affecting our current life as the people of God.
May - Creation Stewardship

June - Liturgy & Worship

July - Our Selves, Our Souls, Our Bodies

August - Justice & Reconciliation
Renew
These months are a time to renew our efforts in essential aspects of ministry.
September - Discipleship & Discernment

October - Evangelism

November - Generosity & Giving

December - Celebrate!
Options for Participation
Check out the monthly resources on our website for ways you can participate.

Reach out to your clergy or senior warden if you would like to help your church implement any of the activities!
Upcoming Events
You're invited! We have a full diocesan event calendar. Find a way to join in our work, ministry, and fun. See more events here.

February


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The theme for February is called Our History. Taking time to remember the beginnings of our diocese provides insights into the innovative work and leadership involved in bringing together two groups of churches located in two different states. Using a historical perspective enables us to identify and consider major events and social changes reciprocally impacting our churches, our diocese and The Episcopal Church across five decades.

Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast | www.diocgc.org/jubilee-celebration