Would you like to try some bread? Episcopal General Convention 2015

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The Episcopal Church in the United States gathers at national conference once every three years. This year it's in Salt Lake City. It's big, with 3,000-5,000 clergy and lay people attending. There will be nine services over nine days and, this year for the first time, the communion bread will be made with Staff of Life Flour. We're very proud of this because it demonstrates at a National level the values of the Church to support healthy, delicious, sustainably farmed communion bread (full definition below) which is consistent with our proclamation, "the bread of life."

Charlie Perry
Charlie Perry

For months we researched farmers, millers and bakers to find a team that could meet our standards and supply the bread. The communion bread had to be grown organically and locally, be of an heirloom variety, be stone milled, leavened with sour dough, baked locally, and of course, it had to be delicious. There was only one bakery that could fulfill this request in Salt Lake City, Eva's Bakery, where Charlie Perry runs a small, top notch establishment. We couldn't have found a better partner.

We hosted a booth at the Convention. A big shout-out to our friend, Eric Miller, from Tiger Presentations who created and donated our awesome banner.  At the booth we offered a foretaste of the communion bread. Here are some photos and descriptions of what people experienced after taking their first bite.