The MANNA LDI group is a team of volunteers from the Cathedral Church of St. Paul working on a project to benefit the homeless community. Their goal is to build bridges between hoDavid Reed 1meless and housed communities by partnering to purchase Mylar space blankets for distribution to people sleeping on the streets. These inexpensive, lightweight “cloaks” help retain body heat and block wind, rain, and snow, providing a critical layer of protection in bad weather. If you haven’t yet contributed, take a moment to follow the link below. Blankets are even more inexpensive than before—about 65 cents each if you purchase a pack of 10. That’s just 65 cents to keep a homeless person from freezing for up to two weeks! The goal is 5,000 blankets by October 1.You can donate now by following the link here to Amazon: and ordering one or more packages of 10 blankets to be sent to:

MANNA LDI Cathedral Church of St. Paul 138 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02111

Even better, please consider inviting someone from the team to come speak with your congregation or youth group this fall, so they can reach even more people with the story of Homeless Helping Homeless. Contact Judy Kane at JAK2259@gmail.com

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On Tuesday, May 21 from 7pm-8pm LDI will host a webinar entitled "Intro to LDI."  Join past, present and future LDI teams to hear more about what you can expect from participation in the 6-month LDI training program.  LDI's Executive Director, Ella Auchincloss, will provide a brief presentation followed by time for discussion and questions.  Sign-up is free and online!

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When you go through the LDI "boot-camp" you don't just learn how to be a leader--you learn how to turn the impossible into the possible.  In the Episcopal Church Foundation's Vestry Papers the Rev. Deacon Lori Mills-Curran (LDI past participant and current coach) describes how the LDI tools helped St. Andrew's, Framingham become a vibrant parish tuned into the needs of their local community by hosting a Brazilian Children's Day.  If you think it's impossible to change your church/organization read this article to see how it's done!

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Beginning February 26 LDI will be hosting monthly webinars with the theme Applying the 5 Leadership Practices to Your Project.  The webinars will be held from 7:00pm-8:00pm on the following dates: February 26, March 18, April 23, and May 21.  Each webinar will include a case study followed by time for discussion.  Past, present and future LDI teams/individuals are encouraged to attend.

We ask that you begin signing in at 6:45pm so that we may begin the presentation promptly at 7:00pm.  It is not required that you register ahead of time.

We recommend reading the directions and doing a test login (how to do this is in the directions) to make sure you have the necessary free software ahead of time. It only takes a few minutes to download if you don’t have it.

You will need -  a telephone for audio access during the webinar (a box will appear after you log in to the web conference room where you will put your telephone number and the system will call you). -  an internet connection.  Go to http://episcopal.adobeconnect.com/LDI at the time of the webinar and Enter as a Guest, then type your name, and click Enter Room.

If, for some reason,you cannot have the system call you or you want to participate without web access, then call (800)832-0736 and use the ROOM NUMBER 6181665 . If you cannot make the webinar, we will post a recording of the webinar on our blog shortly afterward.

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The Leadership Development Initiative hosted its third webinar in December entitled: Creating Effective Team Projects.  Over 20 people from the across the diocese joined Ella Auchincloss, Executive Director of LDI, to learn how to develop a project built on community interests and achievable goals.  A recording of the webinar is available. Teams that are interested in LDI and need help with the $600 fee may apply for help with funding. Contact Karen Montagno, Director of Congregational Resources and Training.

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Come join present and past teams for a webinar this Tuesday, December 18 from 7:00pm-8:15pm. It will be a great opportunity to learn what makes for an effective team project through presentation and discussion.  There will also be time to ask questions of the presenter, Ella Auchincloss and previous LDI teams.  We ask that you begin signing in at 6:45pm so that we may begin the presentation promptly at 7:00pm.  It is not required that you register ahead of time. We recommend reading the directions and doing a test login (how to do this is in the directions) to make sure you have the necessary free software ahead of time. It only takes a few minutes to download if you don't have it.

You will need -  a telephone for audio access during the webinar (a box will appear after you log in to the web conference room where you will put your telephone number and the system will call you). -  an internet connection.  Go to http://episcopal.adobeconnect.com/LDI at the time of the webinar and Enter as a Guest, then type your name, and click Enter Room.

If, for some reason,you cannot have the system call you or you want to participate without web access, then call (800)832-0736 and use the ROOM NUMBER 6181665 . If you cannot make the webinar, we will post a recording of the webinar on our blog shortly afterward.

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