Resources

Information to help on your journey

• TEC Young Adult and Campus Ministry  https://www.episcopalchurch.org/young-adult-and-campus-ministries

• The Young Adult Service Corps provides opportunities for overseas missionary work for young adults:  https://www.episcopalchurch.org/young-adult-service-corps

• TEC’s Episcopal Service Corps provides an experience of young adults living in intentional community, serving their neighborhoods, sharing in faith formation, and discerning vocational direction, in projects across the United States:   https://episcopalservicecorps.org/

• The Episcopal News Service (ENS) offers up-to-date news about the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion: https://www.episcopalchurch.org/library/author/episcopal-news-service

• Advocacy:  The Episcopal Public Policy Network provides advocacy activities and information about the church’s official position on a broad range of social issues:  https://advocacy.episcopalchurch.org/?1

• Integrity USA:  For more than four decades, Integrity USA has been working for the full equality of LGBTQ persons in every part of The Episcopal Church.  For more information:  http://www.integrityusa.org/

There are many resources that will support you in your spiritual journey.  The most powerful one is joining a faith community which will provide companionship and encouragement along the way.

The Book of Common Prayer is the basic worship resource of the Episcopal Church.  It has a wide variety of resources including the rites and rituals of the church, the Psalms, an extraordinary breadth of prayers for virtually any occasion, and a Catechism, which answers basic questions about an Episcopal understanding of questions of faith (https://www.episcopalchurch.org/files/book_of_common_prayer.pdf).

The Bible is the fundamental resource of Christians who seek to understand God’s presence and action in the world from the beginnings of creation through the story of God’s chosen people, the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the spread of the early Christian movement.  There are many translations of the Bible, and the Episcopal Church uses the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), because of both its scholarly and ecumenical emphasis (http://www.allsaintstupelo.com/Bible_NRSV.pdf ).

Here are some other resources that will support your prayer life and a growing intimacy with God:

The Society of St. John the Evangelist (https://www.ssje.org/). is an Episcopal monastic community located near Harvard Square in Cambridge MA. It offers retreats, day programs, internships, and a variety of other resources, including a wonderful daily meditation:  https://www.ssje.org/word/.

The Center for Action and Contemplation (https://cac.org/) is directed by Richard Rohr, OFM, and offers a variety of retreats, publications and inspirational materials, including a powerful daily meditation (https://cac.org/category/daily-meditations/).

The Frederick Buechner Center offers a daily quote from this famous theologian, author, and preacher: http://www.frederickbuechner.com/quote-of-the-day.