We will be inviting Johnson Service Corps alums to write about their experiences with and after their time with us. Alexi Paraschos, 09-10, shares his story below. __________________________________________________________________________ My name is Alexi Paraschos, and I am a soul singer/songwriter living in Philadelphia, PA. I was a member of the Johnson Service Corps from 2009-2010, directly […]
Alum Creates New JSC Video
Debbie Vu, a Johnson Service Corps alum from the 2016-17, has created a new video about the program, highlighting what serving a year with JSC looks like. We are grateful to Debbie for her excellent work and are delighted to share this with you.
What if God gets a busy tone? Reflections on being open to Call.
This month, I would like to reflect on the idea of “co-creation.” Not because I hear God’s voice, but because I am trying to listen. I joked with my housemates that if God has been trying to guide me to a call, he’s been getting a busy tone for years. There are dozens of reasons […]
Admittedly I find Communion to be one of the most difficult values. Communion tells me to be in the moment, communion tells me to be anxious in nothing, communion tells me to surrender my plans, communion tells me to clear my mind in order for me to see and feel God’s presence in my life. […]
Learning to Cultivate the Inner Life
One of the things that initially attracted me to the Episcopal Service Corps, and later, after some research, to JSC was the knowledge that I would be challenged to explore my own spirituality in a way I never had before. I knew I was an external, extroverted person – while I need space and time […]