The 175th Convention of the Diocese of Louisiana: For You Are Called to Freedom, which was hosted by St. James Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge this past week, was a great success. More than 250 people attended and many were excited about ECSLA’s programs.
“People seemed very receptive to our mission,” says Nell Bolton, ECSLA Executive Director. “It was very gratifying.”
A showing of ECSLA’s Serving People. Changing Lives video received a standing ovation and the Asset Map PowerPoint presented by Karen Mackey, Communications Director, was also enthusiastically received.
“The Asset Mapping project is all about sharing our strengths, sharing our successes and helping each other along the way,” says Karen Mackey.
Pete Nunnally, Living with Purpose director and Sam Angell, a Living with Purpose fellow shared stories and reports about the program and announced that there will soon be a new branch of the program starting in Baton Rouge.
ECSLA also had a presence at the convention with a beautiful booth and display, which was manned by ECSLA board members, Lavondra Dobbs and Georgie Myrtle. These two creative women also designed and produced Episcopal Educate buttons, which were handed out to attendees. And, Georgie even offered some of her bake goods from Georgie’s English Kitchen & Garden http://georgiesenglish.com/ as raffle prizes at the booth.
All in all, ECSLA had a solid presence at the convention.
“As congregations begin to strategically think about outreach into their communities, I think they are beginning to see how we can be a valuable resource for them to achieve their goals,” says Bolton.