from the Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs
New and updated resources for dioceses and congregations who are about to launch campaigns to support the Rebuild Our Church in Haiti appeal are now available online. In addition to the practical tools, news and progress reports already available, there are newly updated communications materials (weekly bulletin inserts and e-communications), as well as seasonally relevant materials:
Advent Devotional - This advent devotional, Advent Reflections, was written by the seminarians at Seminaire de Théologie Episcopale d’Haïti. Working with volunteer Kyle Evans (Diocese of Pennsylvania), each student picked a day in Advent and chose a verse from the assigned readings on which to write a reflection and prayer. These can be shared in congregations to help pass on the hope rising from the ruins in Haiti. Click here to download the devotional as a Word document.
Gift Card - Participants can now give friends and family the gift of renewal by buying a brick toward the new cathedral. This fun gift card makes a great stocking stuffer, Thanksgiving place card, teacher or office gift. Click here to download the gift card as a PDF.
Sample Fundraiser Ideas - For congregations looking for inspiration for a fundraiser, examples of already successful fundraising ideas from innovative Episcopalians across the globe are available. Click here to download these ideas as a Word document.
Rebuild Our Church in Haiti is a national, grass-roots effort launched on the 1st anniversary of the magnitude seven earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. The appeal was authorized by Executive Council in response to the request from Bishop Jean Zach Duracin and the people of Haiti to help rebuild the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
For volunteer information or questions, contact our diocesan campaign coordinator, the Rev. Cliff Haggenjos: firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 786-6911.
More information can be found online: www.episcopalchurch.org/haitiappeal or by contacting Terri Mathes: email@example.com, or (717) 599-0627.
Thu, September 22, 2011
by Caitlin Gutenberger filed under