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Welcome

The Episcopal Church in Colorado is a diverse community made up of 104 worshiping communities centered on a common faith, with approximately 30,000 members of all ages and backgrounds. However you got here, wherever you are in your faith journey, we hope you find ways to connect  and deepen your faith.

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Bishop Election

The Rev. Kimberly (Kym) Lucas was chosen as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Colorado during the 131st Annual Convention held at Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver. Lucas has served as Rector of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. since January 2012. Previously, she was the Rector of St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Raleigh, NC from 2005 to 2011.

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Our Diocesan Regions

There are five Regions in The Episcopal Church in Colorado that encourage and promote partnerships in local mission initiatives; facilitate the participation of clergy and lay leadership at Diocesan and General Conventions; and strengthen communication between the Regions and the Office of the Bishop.

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Upcoming Events

Nov
6
Tue
Clergy Spain Pilgrimage
Nov 6 @ 12:00 am – Nov 16 @ 12:00 am
Clergy Spain Pilgrimage @ Santiago de Compostela | Galicia | Spain

For more than a thousand years, millions have made their way through the varied landscape of Spain, traversing what’s known as the Camino de Santiago or the Way of St. James. The clergy of The Episcopal Church in Colorado are invited to make this journey November 6-16, 2018. Designed especially for clergy, we will experience the spiritual renewal of walking the Camino firsthand, share a unique opportunity to deepen relationships with colleagues from around the diocese, and learn how to lead our own parish group pilgrimages.

Participants will join in preparation ahead of the journey and gain valuable pilgrimage resources. Clergy traveling on this Familiarization Pilgrimage to Spain will be awarded a discount on a future Camino pilgrimage of 20 or more participants when arranged through Worldwide Pilgrimage for travel in 2019 or 2020. This clergy pilgrimage is not just a great backpacking trip, but a chance for pilgrims to experience their faith and calling like never before.

View the Pilgrimage Itinerary for a more detailed overview of our time together.

Trip leader: The Rev. Canon Greg Foraker, Missioner for Faith Formation

Trip cost: $2,839-$2,999 depending on the number of travelers.

Pilgrimage FAQs

How can I afford to make this pilgrimage? This pilgrimage is a perfect opportunity for continuing education or retreat funds. If this is not a part of the regular budget, request to share the cost of the trip with your congregation. Partial supportis also available for clergy from The Episcopal Church in Colorado.

Why is this pilgrimage set for November? It’s a great time to walk the Camino when crowds are lower and temperatures are cooler. Our pilgrimage has been designed especially for clergy, with only one Sunday away. In the midst of stewardship season, this is an ideal opportunity to invite a guest preacher to bring a fresh take to your efforts while you are away. It is also a perfect time for clergy to renew and recharge ahead of the demands of the Advent and Christmas seasons.

What if my congregation is too small to plan a pilgrimage in the future? Consider what congregations you might partner with in your area or region. Two or three congregations joining together can strengthen bonds to partner in many ways upon return. Invite ecumenical clergy from your area and partner with them to offer future pilgrimages in your community.

What physical preparation is needed to make this pilgrimage?
Pilgrims from 21 to 82 have made this journey with our leader. Begin a regular practice of walking now and experience the benefits of integrating body, mind, and spirit. You will likely return from the Camino in the best shape of your life.

Is this a religious pilgrimage? Walking the Camino de Santiago is rooted in Christian faith and history. This pilgrimage offers a profound invitation to deepen one’s relationship with God, to open to others along the way, and to walk with Jesus each day.

Registration

To register, please download and complete the Spain Pilgrimage Reservation Form, and mail it to Worldwide Pilgrimage Ministries along with:

  • A copy of your passport. Please note that your passport must be valid for at least six months after your return date.
  • A nonrefundable deposit check for $800 made out to Worldwide Pilgrimage Ministries.

Mailing address for registration materials:

Worldwide Pilgrimage Ministries
1131 N. Laura St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206-3296.

Space for this inspiring journey is limited. To reserve your place, send your materials and deposit by July 2, 2018.

Questions?

For more information, please contact the Rev. Canon Greg Foraker, Missioner for Faith Formation, at Greg@EpiscopalColorado.org.

Nov
30
Fri
Advent Retreat: Practicing the Inbetween @ Cathedral Ridge
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm
Advent Retreat: Practicing the Inbetween @ Cathedral Ridge

Advent
a threshold season of In-Between
inviting, calling, challenging
the gift of waiting
in the shoreline of a new world.

Retreat Description

An Advent retreat for those who long to wait with hope amid the myriad inbetween times of every life, we will “wait” the great In-Between of Christ who reigns and Jesus soon to be born. We will wait with Joseph, John the Baptist, and Mary as we practice the spiritual discipline of waiting on the shoreline of a new world. Poet John O’Donohue notes, “What is nearest to the heart is often farthest from the word,” so as we wait there will be opportunity to explore your world of response through prayer, quiet, and a variety of expressions that require no words.

Engaging the In-Between and the spiritual discipline of waiting…all are welcome.

The $175 cost of the retreat includes two nights in a single room in Lupine Lodge or one of the retreat cottages, all meals, and retreat materials. There is a $50/per person discount for individuals staying in double rooms.

For more information, please contact the Faith Formation team at Faith@EpiscopalColorado.org.

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About Retreat Leader Rev. Christy Shain-Hendricks

The Rev. Christy Shain-Hendricks has been a priest in the Episcopal Church for nineteen years and currently serves as the rector of Ascension and Holy Trinity in Pueblo. Christy has served in a variety of capacities and has always had a particular love for accompanying folks on their spiritual journeys into the deeper self-awareness that engenders greater self-giving for the sake of Love. The accompanying of others has been as both spiritual director and retreat leader.

Christy is married and she and her husband, Glenn, have three adult children, a son-in-law, daughter-in-law, four grandchildren and two dogs. She enjoys time with her family, walking her dogs, hiking, recreative cooking and baking, knitting, painting, and reading everything from mysteries to desert and emergent theology.

Jan
4
Fri
Balance and Beauty Retreat @ Cathedral Ridge
Jan 4 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 6 @ 1:00 pm
Balance and Beauty Retreat @ Cathedral Ridge

Ages: For girls grade 6 and above, and women of all ages

Invite your mother, friend, daughter, or granddaughter to a weekend of intergenerational fellowship, faith-deepening, and fun before school recommences. There will be large and small group presentations, crafts, worship, healthful meals, and time for self care and pampering. This retreat makes a wonderful Christmas gift.

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The Episcopal Church in Colorado has announced the election of The Rev. Kym Lucas as its 11th Bishop

The Rev. Kimberly (Kym) Lucas was chosen as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Colorado during its 131st Annual Convention held at Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver.

One of two candidates, Lucas was elected on the fourth ballot, receiving 124 of 173 clergy votes and 237 of 306 lay votes. In order to be elected, a candidate needed to receive 2/3 votes from both the clergy and the lay delegates, voting separately as orders in the same balloting round. The second ballot was invalid due to a reporting error after the announcement of the first ballot. The other candidate was The Rev. Canon Ruth Woodliff-Stanley, Canon to the Ordinary of The Episcopal Church in Colorado.

Lucas has served as Rector of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. since January 2012. Previously, she was the Rector of St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Raleigh, NC from 2005 to 2011.

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