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Safe Gathering Guidelines

As state and local guidelines around COVID are being reduced, we no longer have any safety requirements for Braid teams. However, we do urge teams to continue...

Card Drive for Braid Mission

Calling all card makers! Over the years of collecting thousands of Cards of Hope, we have received many beautiful handmade cards with heartfelt messages, and we have...

Reflections on Braid Camp

We knew that a week at camp could hold extra challenges for our youth.  Before starting Braid, we had each spent time as chaplains at Camp Stevens,...

Why We Love St. Dorothy’s

I was a camp kid. I didn’t really have a choice: my mom had grown up going to camp on the shores of Lake Tahoe and was...

High Paw, Super Sebastian

A few years ago, I was invited to talk to a group of kindergarteners about foster care. It’s one of the toughest assignments I’ve ever had, which...

The Transformational Work of Listening

In the course of our careers as ministers in the Episcopal Church, there have been moments when we have necessarily needed to have difficult conversations about how...

Seasons of Darkness and Light

Carl Jung once stated: “Everything psychic is pregnant with the future.” He says that we need “to be at home in the darkness of suffering and there...

Responding to Coronavirus

Here is an update on how we at Braid are responding to the coronavirus outbreak. One of our guiding principles at Braid is that of communion, and...

Communion Has No Expiration

I was having a conversation with one mentor at the Braid Holiday Party who shared how her favorite holiday was Thanksgiving because it was the time when...

Featured Facilitator: Allegra

1) What made you interested in serving as a facilitator for a Braid team? After meeting several colleagues who came through the foster system and discussing some...