Follow the Youth & Young Adult mission experience in the Dominican Republic

The annual diocesan Youth and Young Adult mission trip, Camp Compassion, is currently taking place in the Dominican Republic. Our local team will be working in Puerto Plata on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. For the past four years, the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan group has been helping build a church in San… Read More Follow the Youth & Young Adult mission experience in the Dominican Republic

The idea of a reliable, regional transportation plan and why it is seen as a social justice issue

Nearly four out of five job openings in Southeast Michigan cannot realistically be accessed by public transportation. That means getting from Pontiac — with few job openings — to a city like Novi — with its growing economy and a wide choice ranging from shopping malls to light industry, for instance — is a tough… Read More The idea of a reliable, regional transportation plan and why it is seen as a social justice issue

The Final Word: No more hashtags, no more ribbons. How about some real action?

I’m tired. Tired of the candlelight vigils, which serve a useful purpose of bringing people together to explore their own individual grief and making them understand They Are Not Alone. Tired of the hashtags, such as #BostonStrong or #OrlandoStrong or #FillintheBlankStrong, which allow people to express their feelings to an event or a cause and… Read More The Final Word: No more hashtags, no more ribbons. How about some real action?

Our Churches: Quiet setting for community labyrinth at St. Michael’s, Grosse Pointe Woods

As we feature unique stories from our churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, we begin with a visit to St. Michael’s, Grosse Pointe Woods. You might not notice it from the road in this quiet neighborhood, but upon closer inspection, it’s hard not to experience the quiet of Jane’s Walk, a labyrinth located on the… Read More Our Churches: Quiet setting for community labyrinth at St. Michael’s, Grosse Pointe Woods

The Final Word: Meetings with Presiding Bishop Curry show you can combine substance with excitement

Many visitors to the diocesan Absalom Jones celebration were able to interact directly with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry – with the photos to prove it, too. (Photos: Susi Stiles) When Presiding Bishop Michael Curry visited the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan for its Absalom Jones celebration, I learned something quickly: Despite rumors to the contrary, the… Read More The Final Word: Meetings with Presiding Bishop Curry show you can combine substance with excitement

Take My Hand: With suicide so prevalent in its community, St. Mary’s-in-the-Hills, Lake Orion works to solve the problem.

Dressed nicely, she raised her hand and began telling her story. Nervously, but with a steady purpose, a woman in her early 20s explained how she attempted to take her own life on several occasions. The gathered guests at St. Mary’s-in-the-Hills, Lake Orion, turned to where she was, near the back of the room, resting… Read More Take My Hand: With suicide so prevalent in its community, St. Mary’s-in-the-Hills, Lake Orion works to solve the problem.