Canadian artist, Timothy Schmalz, created a bronze statue named the “Homeless Jesus.” It’s a life-size sculpture of what appears to be a man without a home, wrapped in a blanket and lying on a park bench. The exposed feet carrying … Continue Reading →
Today the Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia (ECF) announces three grants to organizations that are working to end poverty and oppression in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. The grant recipients are The Friendship Center (Atlanta), MUST Ministries … Continue Reading →
What is a Required Minimum Distribution? If you have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and are of a certain age, then you have an excellent tool to help your parish! Recent legislative changes impacted the rules for when IRA owners … Continue Reading →
What is your family inheritance? Maybe it’s an heirloom. I recently spoke with someone who owned a family cannon—a Civil War memento procured in his ancestorial line. Maybe you’ve inherited traditions or stories that shape your fundamental understanding of who … Continue Reading →
We “will always have the poor with us,” not because this is God’s will, but because we have not fully embraced our responsibility for the poor.
Today the Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia (ECF) announces four grants to organizations that are lifting people from poverty and oppression in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. The grants have been made to Crossroads Community Ministries (Atlanta), … Continue Reading →
Have you ever been in an escape room? Only through solving a complicated problem can you and your group of friends or family escape. What happens if you don’t make it out in time? You lose, and you are “imprisoned” … Continue Reading →
“It should be the work of God’s people to inject hope and love into such a system to get things working better.”
ECF can accept your bequest and distribute your gift to your parish, ministries in our Diocese that you are passionate about, and to our grantmaking fund which ensures ECF is able to continue helping Episcopal parishes serve the poor and oppressed for decades to come.
I had never given much thought to the subject of refugees until my first year of seminary. My fieldwork placed me among children of refugee families in the resettlement community in Clarkston, GA, on the east side of Atlanta, just … Continue Reading →