“On The Row”: Stories from Arkansas’ Death Row

Founded in 2012 as a ministry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas by storyteller Kathy McGregor, the Prison Story Project benefits incarcerated women and men. Inmates explore their truths through poetry, creative writing, literature, songwriting, and visual art. Their work is then curated into a staged reading performed by actors. The goal of the Prison Story Project is … Read More

An Introduction to ‘Baptized for Life’

Baptized for Life (BFL) is a five-year collaborative initiative between Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary and up to twenty-four congregations in six Episcopal dioceses in the continental United States, including five congregations in Arkansas, as well as Camp Mitchell and St. Martin’s in Fayetteville. BFL will support participating congregations as they nurture lives of meaning and purpose. BFL will … Read More

Supporting Clergy in the Diocese of Cuba

After more than 50 years, the Diocese of Cuba has rejoined to The Episcopal Church. But the clergy there are without pensions. We can help. If our diocese gives just $6,500, we can aid the aged and aging clergy of the church in Cuba. You can make your gift to the Bishop’s Fund. marked “Cuba.”

Bishop’s Day of Formation

Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock Vicky Garvey is most recently from Chicago where she served as the Canon for Lifelong Formation for 16 years. Vicky was also a seminary professor at Seabury seminary. She speaks nationally now and is on the faculty of the Forma Certificate of Youth and Children … Read More

Serving Christ in the Delta

Serving Christ in the Delta from Episcopal Arkansas on Vimeo. Those of you who attended last year’s diocesan convention will remember our guest speaker, Dr. Catherine Meeks, urging us to be active participants in dismantling racism and building what she called a “Beloved Community.” And then the recently concluded General Convention used that same language when it committed to racial … Read More

General Convention Wrap-Up

A Letter from Bishop Benfield A decade can make a huge difference. My first experience of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church was in 2007, and my first General Convention was in 2009. In those days there was still considerable unease in the House of Bishops over where each bishop stood on a variety of issues, and roll … Read More

Update from #GC79: Drawings from Jeannie McCabe

For ten days in July I sat on the floor of the House of Deputies at The 79th General Convention of The Episcopal Church. There were volumes of dialogue (most orderly, respectful, civil and diverse, I might add) that challenged my visual learning style. I have discovered that when I “take notes” in word pictures, I not only can recall … Read More