AED is a membership association of persons and dioceses within The Episcopal Church whose mission is to increase participation and involvement of all baptized persons in Christ's diaconal ministry, especially by promoting and supporting the diaconate.
An Online Evening of Reflection for Deacons
with The Most Rev. Linda Nicholls
Archbishop and Primate of the Canadian Anglican Church
Thurs., March 4, online. Evening of Reflection details.
A3D 2021 Full Conference
Thurs., March 4 - Saturday, Mar. 6, online.
A3D details. Registration is closed.
For New Archdeacons
Saturday, April 17, 2021, online.
AED’s popular workshop orienting persons new to deacon supervision and formation. Details and registration.
NOTE: We have updated our Resources Section. This outline may be helpful to you.
Emergency Grant Program for Deacons - through April 2021
This program, from the Fund for the Diaconate, aids deacons affected by the Covid-19 pandemic who have been laid off, furloughed, or had their employment hours cut or eliminated. Details and applications on the Fund's website.
Mondays in May DOTAC Seminars: Featuring scholars doing work on diakonia. Details.
Continuing Education opportunities.
Antiracism Resources: Prayers of the People; Adult & Children's formation. See them all.
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