Special Events & Lectures

The Bargains & Blessings of Thrift Store Ministry

This informational workshop will highlight best practices in thrift store ministry and share innovative approaches being used by several vibrant stores within the diocese. There will be valuable information for parishes who are looking to expand or reinvigorate their thrift store, and parishes who want to explore this as a possible ministry in the future.
Space is limited.

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For more information contact Franca Floro, EMLI Program Director at 516-248-4800, ext. 149 or ffloro@dioceseli.org.

Building Community Summit

Saturday, March 10, 2018 9am - 4pm

Community: The experience of belonging; feeling of being relatedto and a part of something; friendship, hospitality, convivialityA church community can serve as a powerful agent for change.

This day long summit, developed and presented jointly by Episcopal Ministries of Long Island and the Mercer School
of Theology will explore the topic of community building and the structures and systems of formation required to build them. Through a variety of workshops, attendees will have an opportunity to reflect on the deeper question of how we can transform the isolation and self-interest within our communities into connectedness and caring for the whole.

Themes for the day include:
• Being able to uncover and leverage individual gifts and community assets
• Shifting our focus; from problems to possibility, from fear to generosity, from scarcity to abundance
• Exploring inclusive community engagement; means and methods that foster relationship and connection
Invited speakers will deepen our understanding on various topics and several ministry partners who are using their parish strengths to create stronger connections within the community will also be profiled.

Join us for this day of learning how to build a more flourishing church community.
For more information, or to be added to the EMLI mailing list to receive registration materials, contact Franca Floro, Program Director, Episcopal Ministries at 516-248-4800, ext. 149 or ffloro@dioceseli.org.