Tell Me Something Good, a web series from The Episcopal Church that launched in the fall of 2020, returns for a second season. This series highlights positive stories from around the church through conversations with a variety of guests.
New episodes of Tell Me Something Good will be released every two weeks beginning on April 13 and will be available for viewing, along with Season 1, on The Episcopal Church website here, on Facebook here, and on Instagram TV @theepiscopalchurch.
Hosted by Jerusalem Greer, Episcopal Church staff officer for evangelism, and the Rev. Canon Marcus Halley, dean of formation of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, Tell Me Something Good continues to practice Episcopal evangelism in a digital space as the hosts seek, name and celebrate Jesus’ loving presence in the stories of people from throughout the church.
“When we started this project in 2020, our goal was to share the stories of people who, in the face of multiple crises were finding new, unconventional, simple, and creative ways of sharing the Good News in their context,” Greer said. “That same desire has carried us into a new season, as we find ourselves in the second year of a global pandemic, but with a good dose of hope on the horizon – which I think is reflected in each episode.”
Upcoming episodes include conversations with the following:
Episode 1 – April 13: Jocelyn Cassada, director of digital communications, Dr. Kirk Rich, director of music, and the Rev. Dr. Andy Barnett, associate rector, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Atlanta, share how they have found Good News in working with the wider community of artists and musicians in Atlanta during the pandemic, and how they have formed greater community within their congregation across digital platforms.
Episode 2 – April 27: The Rev. Isaac Everett talks about the Charles River Episcopal Co-Housing Endeavor (CRECHE) Community in Boston, which creates and supports a network of mixed-income, intergenerational, co-housing communities in partnership with The Episcopal Church. This episode digs into what it means to equip all the baptized and to root our faith in home practices. It also highlights how following Jesus’ lead by asking “what do you need?” can revolutionize the Eucharistic experience.
Episode 3 – May 11: Aaron Jenkyn, lay missioner who oversees Christian formation and community ministry at Epiphany Episcopal Church, Newport, and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, New London, N.H., speaks about what she has learned while working with families during a pandemic, and why people don’t need to learn about God as much as they need to know God now more than ever.
Episode 4 – May 25: The Rev. Nurya Love Parish, Plainsong Farm, Rockford, Mich., and Katie Forsyth, canon for evangelism and networking with the Episcopal dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan, talk about the healing nature of getting one’s hands dirty in the garden and the gifts their dioceses have experienced by joining the Good News Gardens movement as a community of communities.
Episode 5 – June 8: Coming soon
Episode 6 – June 22: Coming soon
Find more information and ideas for Episcopal Evangelism here: https://episcopalchurch.org/evangelism-initiatives
Have ideas for shows or questions about Episcopal Evangelism? Email Greer and Halley at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 212-716-6219.