Easter Reflection: Episcopal Service Corp by Corinne Sigmund
My name is Corinne Sigmund. Many of you may know me as a youth chorister, a Sunday School student, a Mary Magdalene Scholarship recipient, or a little kid who fell into the fish pond once or twice after the 9:00 service. I’m also a recent graduate of Vassar College, and now involved in a service program with Episcopal Service Corps in Boston called Life Together. I’m currently working to raise funds in support of future fellows in the program.
St. Mary’s is the community that raised me— it gave me lifelong mentorships and friendships, and a foundation of faith in a God who loves me no matter what. St. Mary’s also taught me about service as an expression of my faith. Sometimes that meant service to the St. Mary’s community through singing in the choir or teaching Sunday School, and sometimes it meant service to the broader community by packing lunches for the homeless or raising money for social justice causes. The love of the St. Mary’s community showed me what the love of God looks like in action, and I have always felt so supported by all of you.
In my current position at Episcopal Service Corps, I’m working for a small nonprofit that does domestic violence education in faith communities. I’m living in community with other members of the program, where we’re intentional about making space for each other. In Episcopal Service Corps, I take the love I learned at St. Mary’s for my broader community and put it into action.
I feel passionate about fundraising for Episcopal Service Corps. I ask for your support today in order to help my program continue to make a place for inspired young people to be filled with God’s spirit, and to help us continue working in service to a world that needs us. I would feel incredibly grateful for your donation to Episcopal Service Corps. If you feel called to donate, please go to https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1438157, and write my name in the line that asks for fundraising goals for current fellows. St. Mary’s will always be my home, and I thank you so much for your support.