At the 55th General Council of the Reformed Episcopal in June 2017, Bishop Sutton introduced the REC vision of recapturing and revitalizing our sense of Mission and our initiative of establishing 100 new REC parishes known as REC100.

Bishop Sutton presented 3 wonderful sessions pertaining to the revitalization of our parishes with 'front-porch' ministries and a resource called Veritas©. These presentations were recorded by AnglicanTV© and available on YouTube. We provide them here for you. Additionally, the PowerPoint slides used in the presentations are available both in a pdf handout format and in their original PowerPoint format. These resources can be used by your parishes.

Lenten Offering Resources

A Note from our Canon Missioner

Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

At the 55th General Council of the Reformed Episcopal Church in June 2017, Bishop Sutton presented the wonderful vision of recapturing the Gospel DNA in each of our parishes. To that end, he called us to become mission-al communities by planting 100 new Reformed Episcopal parishes & missions during the next 10 years. This is known, simply, as REC100. If you were not able to attend General Council, we encourage you to view the three presentations made by Bishop Sutton on this webpage. 

Bishop Sutton also introduced the REC100 Lenten Offering as the means of providing the financial support necessary for such parish planting and development in the REC. As our Bishop said, this offering is based on a model that Bishop Grote discovered when he participated in a missions’ conference. He heard the keynote speaker and Ordinary of the Anglican Diocese of Singapore share how an offering is collected each year in his diocese during Advent or Lent, and every adult member is asked to contribute at least $100 per year toward church planting. This approach raises a substantial amount of money that forms the basis for their church planting budget. Bishop Grote believed a similar approach could be taken in the Reformed Episcopal Church. This model could provide over $200,000 towards church planting efforts every year! Imagine what can be accomplished with such resources being devoted to church planting and development. The General Committee and the General Council support this model and commend it to each of our parishes to be implemented starting with the 2018 Lenten season. Each adult member is being asked to contribute at least $100 during Lent.

  We have mailed out a packet to each Reformed Episcopal parish. This should arrive the week prior to Ash Wednesday. Each packet will have some REC100 pamphlets for each family and a special REC100 offering envelope that can be used for this special offering. If you're a pastor, you can also download a half-page bulletin insert this webpage to help promote it. 

One parish already asked about having their youth do a special event or use their mite boxes in support of REC100. That is an awesome idea. Although the offering is directed towards adults contributing, it would be wonderful to have all our children included!

  If you have specific questions, concerns, or need some more information, please reach out to me. I am here to help!

  God Bless,

  Fr. Jason Grote
National Canon Missioner

  1. REC100 Bulletin Insert     PDF    

  2. REC100 Logo:     PNG (transparent)     JPG (Full size)

  3. Request additional Pamphlets/Offering Envelopes     Email Canon Jason Grote    

  4. Parish Offering Remittance Form:     PDF

Video Recordings

Presentation #1:
Direct Link to Video: Facebook

Presentation #2:
Direct Link to Video: Facebook

Presentation #3:
Direct Link to Video: Facebook

Additional Resources

A website and Social Media resources will be developed for REC100. In the meantime, as resources for REC100 and Veritas© are developed, we will post them here.