The Church Periodical Club

The Church Periodical Club is dedicated to the worldwide Ministry of the Printed Word and to the Promotion of Christian Mission.  It is the only organization in the Episcopal Church dedicated solely to providing free literature and related materials, both religious and secular, to people all over the world who need and request them and who have no other source for obtaining them.  A list of 2019 grants requested and approved is shown below.

2019 National Books Fund Grant Applications:

10 seminaries in the U.S.:  $800.00 each. 

Eddie Warrior Correctional Center in Taft, OK, has requested $5,097.00 to purchase 300 copies of “Shelter From the Storm:  Hope for Survivors of Sexual Abuse”.  The correctional center is a minimum-security facility for women.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church located in Kankakee, IL, is in need of hymnals for their bilingual (Spanish and English) worship service.  They have requested $1,623.50 to purchase 100 hymnals.

ProGente Connections, an organization working to support Brazilian immigrants in Framingham, MA, has requested $1,680.00 to purchase 15-30 books and CDs for their English Plus classes and immigration orientation.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church located in Silicon Valley, Saratoga, CA, would like to purchase 50 bibles for their Prison Ministry and they have requested $299.70.

Seattle Service Corps, a diocesan ministry of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, WA, is requesting $924.79 to be used to purchase 9 copies of 5 different study books and 5 reference books. Members of this group live in an intentional Christian community.

A grant of $422.20 has been requested by Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana/Centro de Estudios Teologicos, Dominican Republic, to purchase books for the Seminary’s Library.    

Requested grant applications totaled $18,047.19.  The National Books Fund Committee was able to grant all of the applications.  Province IV, of which our diocese is a part, contributed $7,623.67, which was 42% of the amount funded.

Thank you so much for your contributions and let’s continue to spread THE WORD!!! 

Clara Gillentine, ECW CPC Coordinator for the Diocese of Upper SC, .

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