Three Episcopal Church in Vermont parishes hosted simulcast screenings of the 2016 Trinity Institute entitled, "Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice: Listen for a Change" on January 22 and 23.
As part of the Trinity Institute programming, the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington and First Congregational Church, Burlington hosted a panel of local experts on racism in Chittenden County and in Vermont. Panel members included:
The panel was introduced by Cathedral Deacon Stannard Baker and moderated by Sally May, Interim Associate Pastor at First Congregational Church. The video, which can be streamed or downloaded, is an engaging, moving and rich resource for any Vermont parish looking to start a conversation about racial justice with a particular eye toward looking at our experiences in this state and our role as faith leaders.
A time of retreat led by the Very Rev. Jeanne Finan
Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington, Vermont
Friday, February 19: 6:45-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 20: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
As we step forward into a Holy Lent, we begin on Friday evening with a short introductory reflection and then the showing of the film The Way, a fictional chronicle of a pilgrim walk along the Camino de Santiago in France & Spain. We gather again on Saturday morning, February 20 to spend time with scripture, silence and guided reflection. A simple lunch of soup and bread will be offered to participants.
This is your own Lenten journey, so you are welcome to attend only Friday evening, only Saturday, or both segments of the retreat. There is no fee for this retreat but you do need to register. To register, please call the Cathedral at (802) 864-0471.
For five Wednesdays during Lent, St. John's, Randolph will host an exploration of The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary. Essays found within the Quran will be assigned prior to each gathering. Hearty and heartfelt discussion in a safe space will be expected.
During the second year of the Rock Point Intentional Community, we continue to explore how Rock Point might be ‘A More Prayerful Place’ throughout the year on a regular basis. To that end, there are monthly services, either at noon on the second Friday of each month in the chapel or in conjunction with another group or activity, such as retreats and summer camps.
These services are open to all who come to this place as well as a way to build and strengthen our community. They are a complement to, not a substitute for, the Sunday Eucharists of our home parishes.
We have been developing a variety of forms for our monthly Eucharists, beginning (but not ending) with Episcopal and other Anglican sources. To reflect the mission of the Rock Point Intentional Community, we look for a contemporary emphasis on care of creation and inclusiveness.
The Chapel of St. Michael & All Angels is located in the Kerr Building of the Bishop Booth Conference Center. It and the outdoor chapel are within the oversight of Bishop Ely.
Applications are now accepted for the 2016 United Thank Offering grants. The application forms are now available. Known worldwide as UTO, the United Thank Offering grants are awarded for projects that address human needs and help alleviate poverty, both domestically and internationally in The Episcopal Church. The focus for the 2016 United Thank Offering grants is Mark Five of the Anglican Marks of Mission:
The United Thank Offering will accept:
Not to be confused with the Young Adult / Seminarian grants, whose deadline was January 31, grant applications for the UTO Grants must be received by the deadline of 5 pm Eastern on Friday, March 4.
Wendy Grace, The Episcopal Church in Vermont UTO Coordinator
Caring for Creation, Neighbor, Self...
... belong to a caring, cooperative community
... be a friend and make new friends
... enjoy daily cabin time
... experience the sacredness of creation
... explore the wilds of 146 acres on the shores of Lake Champlain
... grow in confidence, independence and interdependence
... try new activities and learn new skills
...and Have Fun!
Each week, high quality, well trained staff plan programs especially geared to each camper age group. Campers can help plan and lead activities, too.
|SESSIONS||AGE||2016 DATES||PRICE TIERS|
|Winter Vacation Day Camp||5-10 years||Feb. 22-26, 2016||$170/200/250|
|Volunteer Work Week||18+years||June 20-24||FREE|
|Day Camp I||5-10 years||June 27-July1||$170/200/250|
|Senior High Camp||15-18 years||July 3-8||$420/460/560|
|Junior High Camp||11-15 years||July 10-15||$420/460/560|
|Elementary Camp||7-10 years||July 17-22||$420/460/560|
|Intermediate Camp||10-12 years||July 24-29||$420/460/560|
|Day Camp II||5-10 years||August 1-5||$170/200/250|
|Adult Camp||21+ yeras||August 7-11||$420/460/560|
Winter Vacation Day Camp - NEW!
All the fun and excitement of summer camp but with snow! Activities include: make your own snowshoes then explore the winter trails and beaches.! Sledding, animal tracking, Winter Carnival, crafts, games, music, outdoor cooking, winter shelter building and much more! Enjoy a hot, home cooked lunch each day. Half of the day will be spent outdoors and half will be spent indoors. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Adult Camp - NEW!
Let your inner kid come out and play! Sunset from the Point. Stories around the campfire. Fall asleep to the sounds of Nature. Choose to join our talented staff for workshops, activities, hikes, games and canoe outings or simply relax by the lake with a good book or take a solitary stroll in the woods. Want to explore Burlington? It's a short walk or bike ride on the bike path. Go further afield? Head north to explore the Champlain Islands. The entire schedule is optional for participants. Live in cabins for listed registration fee or reserve a room in Bishop Booth Conference Center for additional charge.
Rock Point Summer Camp is in its 85th year.
We are a mission of The Episcopal Church in Vermont. We share in the vision of our Rock Point neighbors: To be a welcoming sanctuary of spirituality, creativity, community, education, training and environmental stewardship.
Join the Episcopal Church in Vermont and Foundation Cristosal in El Salvador April 16-23, 2016 for the Global School Course "Migration and Human Trafficking."
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