Bishop Stacy Sauls, Chief Operating Officer of the Episcopal Church, has announced the first recipients of the grants for Mission Enterprise Zones and for New Church Starts.

St. James Episcopal Church in Penn Hills received a $20,000 grant for "Reviving Cultural and Ministry Needs of the Penn Hills Area."

These innovative Episcopal Church initiatives are funded through the Five Marks of Mission triennial budget, approved by General Convention in July 2012. In the budget, $2 million was allotted for the work of establishing Mission Enterprise Zones and for supporting New Church Starts for the First Mark of Mission, To proclaim the Good news of the Kingdom.

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