Holy Spirit Episcopal Church Draft Advocacy Policy

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February 4, 2018  Dear Parishioners, Over the past few years questions have arisen regarding advocacy in The Episcopal Church (TEC) and the Parish (i.e. what advocacy, why, and how?).  The Vestry has recognized the need for continuing education and guidance: about advocacy by this...

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Tags: advocacy, policy, social concerns

Key ideas from Michelle Alexander's "The New Jim Crow"

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Key ideas from Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow       According to Michelle Alexander, in her Introduction to The New Jim Crow--the latest book-study at HSP--“a human rights nightmare is occurring on our watch.  The current system of mass incarceration...

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Tags: book study, human rights, social concerns

Warm Spirit of a Butterfly - A Social Concerns Giving Grant Project by our 3rd and 4th graders

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Warm Spirit of a Butterfly  Last spring the Social Concerns Committee invited our church to get creative. They used the image of a butterfly, and challenged us to consider how the gentle flutter of a pair of wings might have a ripple effect larger than we could imagine.  It was a...

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Tags: butterfly, children, church school, grants, outreach, social concerns, youth

Mission to Mandalay: A Service/Learning Adventure

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Mission to Mandalay What was once a distant dream is about to become reality! In just three weeks, 16 volunteers, all but two of them from Holy Spirit, will fly to Myanmar on a three-week teaching mission.  Visas in hand and arms a bit sore from vaccinations, the travelers board their plane...

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Tags: mission, myanmar, mandalay, burma, outreach, social concerns

Update on Social Concerns Giving Grants (Butterfly Grants)

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The Social Concerns Committee seeks to broaden our impact by supporting causes embraced by our parishioners. We intend to fund small grants (up to $300), and we invite our parishioners to submit proposals using a brief application form. We look forward to learning about your interests at the...

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Tags: butterfly, grants, outreach, social concerns