VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL
Welcome to the 50th Annual Diocesan Convention's Virtual Exhibit Hall
Explore all the vibrant ministries offered throughout our communities
Beloved Community Outreach Center
The Beloved Community Outreach Center is a community of belonging and radical inclusion that is committed to faithfully engaging with the challenges and changes that the world and the Church face in the 21st century. We are a ministry project in the diocese that is focused on community development in the Midtown and Downtown neighborhoods of Mobile, and we are supported by grant funding through United Thank Offering, New Episcopal Community Grants, and Evangelism Grants through the national Episcopal Church. We are a brand new ministry, we don't even have a building yet, but that's ok, because if we have learned anything in 2020 it's that the Church goes way beyond walls.
The Rev. Mary Alice Mathison firstname.lastname@example.org 850-292-7371
Cursillo (“Cur see yo”) is a three-day weekend that introduces people to simple methods for nurturing and growing their relationships with Christ. It provides an experience of living in a Christian community centered in worship, prayer, study of scripture, and interaction with other Christians. Its mission is to build up our parish churches by encouraging and empowering its members to prepare for doing the work of the church - the spreading of the Gospel.
Lori Bates, email@example.com
Global Mission Engagement - Zambia
The Rev. Deacon Clelia Garrity, member of the Commission for Global Mission Engagement, has developed a relationship with Victor Chimfwembe who has spearheaded the development and implementation of medical facilities and care in the village of Baluba in Zambia. Deacon Clelia invites you to learn more about this mission work.
The video below is of Victor giving a tour of one of the recently built facilities.
The Rev. Deacon Clelia Garrity, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Order of the Daughters of the King®
The Central Gulf Coast Diocesan Assembly of the Order of the Daughters of the King® currently has 215 members in 23 parish chapters, and 29 members called Daughters at Large who are in parishes without chapters. Early in 2020 an informational meeting about the Order took place at St. Paul’s in Daphne, Alabama, and there is a chapter in formation there.
To learn more about this Order for women and girls which has 30,000 members worldwide, click on the link below.
Beth Moore, email@example.com
Guided by this vision, we will endeavor to:
Empower the church families of the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast and the larger Church to share the love and hope of Christ with those who are in prison, and with their families.
Enable our churches to support and assist inmates upon their release, and to help them become productive members of society.
Inform our members of the inequities and injustices within our nation's criminal justice system, and to call upon them to be a compassionate and effective voice for meaningful change.
Wayne Verry, firstname.lastname@example.org
Racial Justice & Reconciliation
As members of the Jesus Movement, our mission is to dismantle individual and institutional racism by sharing resources and creating opportunities that inspire and empower faith communities and the larger community, resulting in reconciliation and restoration of all God’s People.
Gary Moore, email@example.com, 251-928-3311
Joe McDaniel, Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org 415-225-9066
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Episcopal Relief & Development
Episcopal Relief & Development works in collaboration with church partners and other local organizations to facilitate healthier, more fulfilling lives in communities that are struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. We also work around the world and here in the US responding to and rebuilding after disasters.
Our programs impact the lives of over 3 million people annually. We respect the dignity of all people and view them as our neighbors, working alongside participants regardless of religious affiliation or background.
Eugene Johnston, email@example.com
Evangelism Task Force
Our purpose is to organize the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast to engage spiritual practices that seek, name, and celebrate Jesus’ loving presence in the stories of all people and then invite everyone to MORE with God. We do this by supporting congregations to move beyond existing structures and programs, offering formation opportunities for each congregation to designate an Evangelism Catalyst who will lead them in implementing some new resource activity or action each year, developing a team of Diocesan Evangelism Catalysts in each Convocation who is available to develop leadership and growth in each region’s ministry of evangelism, as well as providing support and encouragement to ongoing implementation of Sharing Faith Dinners, Invite-Welcome-Connect, and the Episcopal Church’s Evangelism 101 & 201 tools and resources.
The Rev. Lydia Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org
United Thank Offering
The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute the 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion.
Joyce Landers, email@example.com
Wilmer Hall Children's Home is a non-profit faith-based organization that has been serving young people in need in Mobile, Alabama since 1864. Wilmer Hall serves children and young adults through several programs that provide tutoring, on-campus living, and other tools needed to succeed. Wilmer Hall currently has five programs: The Residential Program, the Transitional Living Program, the Transitional Family Program, the on-campus after-school education program (called Education4Life), and the Community-Based Education Program. The Community-Based Education program consists of the Philipa Stirling Hamilton Education Center and the Max Miller Education Program.
Pratt Paterson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Development
Mae Dennis, email@example.com