Your Story of Calling

Your Story of Calling

by Director of Communications, Keri Lopez

This year, when examining the distinct purpose, mission, and goals for the diocesan print magazine, the communications commission rested on the following: “Together in Mission” should provide rich material and reference from within our diocese; should continue to serve as a resources long past respective print dates (i.e., previous issues whose themes included Gratitude and Total Ministry have proven to be timeless resources); and above all, should serve as an evangelism tool by way of showcasing the work being done in our diocese to “make disciples, raise up saints and transform communities for Christ” (our mission). That may seem like a tall order, but issue by issue we work to establish themes that we find most appealing in support of this purpose.

In considering our goals and the next issue’s theme, it seemed fitting that we would share some of the inspiring stories and reflections of faith and calling from across our diocese. You may have already seen the call for writers circulating and some of you have already responded with incredibly touching, personal reflections (thank you!); however, we are still in need of many such testimonies. Won’t you share yours?

Stories of calling may be anonymous and need not be lengthy; submissions may be in the form of poetry, short story, or perhaps even referenced only by scripture which resonates with you when reflecting on your own calling. Whatever your personal reflection, please consider submitting it for our publication. We would love to see so many stories of God’s calling that the pages of our magazine simply cannot hold them. We may even begin to build a section of our website where these stories may continue to be told, to be shared, and most of all to be inspirational for others. That is, of course, our mission.

Thank you for your consideration of this request. Our deadline is September 15 and our printed magazines will be distributed to each of you at this year’s Convention in November. Please send your submissions (in range from 300 to 2000 words) to keri@norcalepiscopal.org and be sure to include your name in full for verification purposes only (please indicate if you prefer the submission to run anonymously), the congregation with which you are affiliated, and any captions for photo(s) you might include.

With many blessings and much gratitude,
Keri

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