Category Archives: Ministries

Embracing a Broader View of College Ministry

At age 24, Fr. Jason Leonard packed everything he owned in a pickup truck and moved cross-country from his known world of Seattle, Washington to work alongside a director of college ministry in Chattanooga, TN. “My friends said, where’s Chattanooga? And I said, I don’t know – people told me it’s near Atlanta. And I […]

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Peace in a High-Stress World with “The Presence Project”

Rev. Summer Joy Gross is offering a new resource for those desiring to know and draw on God’s peace in their lives: It’s called The Presence Project… offering 12 simple and repeatable spiritual practices to take followers from anxious to resting in God. “A lot of people have trouble listening to God,” says Rev. Summer. […]

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Get Involved with Life Issues in 2019

  By Paulette Ivey, ADOTS Coordinator for Life Issues Dear ADOTS Churches, As the ADOTS Coordinator for Life Issues, I wanted to touch base with you about how your church may become involved with life issues in 2019. Anglicans for Life has developed tremendous resources for ADOTS churches to use. At Holy Cross, we organized […]

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The Ministry of Vergers

On a given Sunday at Holy Cross Cathedral, you may find Brandon Wycoff organizing bulletins, setting out water bottles for guest clergy, gathering worship ministers for prayer before the procession, or even heading to a closet for a mop bucket. “I’ve heard it described as ringmaster,” Wycoff laughs. Wycoff has been the Verger at Holy […]

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Welcoming the Stranger: Visitors and Newcomers

“… I was a stranger, and you welcomed me…” – Matthew 25:35 By Rev. Aaron Wright, Rector, Old North Abbey, Knoxville, TN Several years ago, I walked into one of the most popular pubs in all of Ireland. It was a Pub of Distinction, a title given to pubs across the country for their warmth, […]

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