Welcome to the new OneInMission.org!
There is no doubt that times have changed. The world looks very different than it did twenty or thirty years ago. Technology and new forms of communication have dramatically changed the way people interact with friends, family, and communities.
Unfortunately, so many of the ways the Church interacts with the world have not changed along with the times. Many Episcopal faith communities are still communicating the same way they did decades ago.
In the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, our churches and people do amazing things. Our Episcopal faith communities are doing the hard work of joining God's mission in the world on a daily basis. From food pantries to free concerts to after-school programs, our churches are engaged in their communities and proclaiming the Good News of God's redemption. This is especially true in the new and exciting work underway with our Living Local: Joining God initiative. Individuals and parishes around the Diocese are learning even more tools to move out of the four walls of the church building and into their neighborhoods.
This is great news and it deserves to be shared! That is what this new website is all about.
This site is where you will find stories and images of the great work happening in our Diocese. You will find blog posts, photo galleries, and podcasts that help the world see what God is up to through the Episcopal churches in Southwestern Virginia.
I hope you will visit this website often and that what you read and listen to here will uplift you as we all continue to follow Christ, one in mission.
The Rt. Rev. Mark A. Bourlakas