2023 Roanridge Grants
Resolved, That the Executive Council, meeting in San Francisco February 9-12, 2023, hereby approves the eight grants listed below totalling $241,949.00.
The distribution of the grants is subject to the full payment of the 2022 diocesan assessment or granted diocesan waiver.
Bilingual, Bicultural Youth, Young Adult, and Adult Formation and Evangelism (funds for St. John’s Church in Bisbee, working with yoked congregation St. Stephen’s Church in Douglas, to continue youth, young adult, and adult formation and education, with an emphasis on evangelism)
Diocese of Arizona, $7,400.00
Connecting Rural Colorado to our Global Human Family (establish a Faith Formation program for adults of all ages in rural Colorado, paying particular attention to young adults who are increasingly feeling disenfranchised from religious institutions).
Diocese of Colorado, $45,000.00
Constellation Ministry (strengthening the capacity and sustainability of local congregations by creating community and collaboration between lay leaders and clergy serving congregations that are in geographical constellations)
Diocese of Vermont, $44,170.00
Community Dinner at The Playground (a new model of church called The Playground where community is gathered and formed at a play area and café on St. Stephen’s land with a monthly Community Dinner to help seed the community)
Diocese of Northern California, $13,400.00
Visitors Weekends (participants from dioceses around The Episcopal Church and beyond come to be immersed in an extended weekend of shared ministry ecclesiology, personal reflection, theological discussion, and strategic visioning)
Diocese of Northern Michigan, $28,500.00
Stabilize and Grow (funds to mitigate bottleneck in processing routine payments, filing forms, etc. that fall under administrator position)
Diocese of South Dakota, $58,479.00
Central Oahu Food Security Collaborative and Disaster Preparedness Collaborative (develop a 3-year program toward education, training, and organizing a Collaborative that would provide increased food security and disaster readiness for rural communities in central Oahu)
St. Stephen’s, Diocese of Hawai’i, $20,000.00
Revitalizing and Supporting Lay Preachers and Worship Leaders (In partnership with the dioceses of Bethlehem, Maryland, and Pittsburg, this grant will fund a curriculum review, cohort program development, facilitators, and underwriting costs to equip a new generation of lay leaders to gather our faith communities in prayer and worship)
Stevenson School for Ministry, Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, $25,000.00