Mission Center: The Episcopal Church: Community


By Season

Ideas and resources to plan for each season of the church year.

Latin for “coming,” Advent is a season of prophetic imagination and anticipation.

At Christmasse – Christ’s Mass –  we joyfully proclaim the coming of Jesus Christ into the World.

The Feast of the Epiphany celebrates the arrival of the Magi from the East and Christ’s revelation to the Gentiles – to the world.  During the Sundays after the Epiphany we explore Jesus acting in the world – changing water into wine, healing, and anointing.

During Lent in the early church people prepared for baptism at Easter.  Today we seek ways to deepen our commitment as followers of Jesus.

Easter celebrates transformation and new life through Jesus’ resurrection as we seek to explore the unexpected surprises and possibilities.

Pentecost / Common Time
On Pentecost we celebrate the birth of the church and the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit.  The Season after Pentecost begins with Trinity Sunday, when we explore the doctrine and the mystery of the Holy Trinity.  The following Sundays are often referred to as Ordinary Time, which is the longest period of time in the liturgical cycle.  This is an opportunity to explore more deeply the church and its mission in the world.

Charter for Lifelong Christian Formation (8.5 X 11)
Charter for Lifelong Christian Formation (11 X 17)


ECCC Annual Conference
1/22/2012  - 1/27/2012    - Camp McDowell, AL

NAECED Annual Meeting and Tapestries Conference
2/2/2012  - 2/4/2012    - New Orleans, LA

Why Serve 2012
6/6/2012  - 6/10/2012    - Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA

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