Bishop Out of the Box

Due to the Bishop’s fall travel schedule, the next Bishop Out of the Box will be the Live Nativity Scene at St. Andrew’s in the Valley, Harrisburg on December 13.

For questions, e-mail Faith Neece, Diocesan Events Coordinator.


About Bishop Out of the Box
It’s easy to get stuck, to wonder about what we can do to let people know about God’s love, to feel like what we are doing just isn’t working. Many times the key to overcoming this “stickiness” is by experimenting, feeling free to fail, taking low-key risks, and getting “out of the box.”

So, this year we are aiming to practice what we preach! Bishop Out of the Box is an attempt to showcase brave, innovative, and community-focused missional initiatives that you can be a part of, you can emulate and you can use as inspiration for your own experiments.

Each month, Bishop Scanlan and Canon Morrow head out into the community to showcase easy ways to share God’s love, easy ways to live out The Way of Love, and easy ways to get “out of the box.”

For questions, contact the Rev. Canon Dan Morrow, Please check this page regularly for the latest Bishop Out of the Box updates! #BishopOutoftheBox


March 2019

In March, Bishop Out of the Box took place on Ash Wednesday and was part of Ashes to Go.

To read the PennLive article, click here. To watch the abc27 coverage, click here.



January 2019

At St. Andrew’s in the City, Harrisburg, in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., people were invited to help paint and color an outline of  Dr. King on a giant canvas, and wrote their answers to the questions on paper scrolls, providing an answer to the question, “What is your dream?”



December 2018

Our December event was a Live Nativity Scene at St. Andrew’s in the Valley, Harrisburg.

If you were unable to attend, don’t fret! We made a video of the event! To watch, click here.


November 2018

The Nov. 21. Bishop Out of The Box was a walk-about at the Lancaster Central Market from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  We interviewed market vendors and customers on camera and asked the following questions; “What are you grateful for this year?” and “What are your hopes for the future?”We compiled the interviews into two separate videos. We released the videos on social media and on our website on Thanksgiving Day. Watch below.

In the second video, we asked people  “What are your hopes for the future?”

September 2018

In September, Bishop Out the Box was an Agape Love Feast along
the Susquehanna River in downtown Harrisburg. St. Stephen’s Episcopal
School Children stopped by for a visit. We were able to talk to and pray with

Resources for: Children | Youth | Young Adults