Pentecost greetings to you all!
Paul in his letter to the Galatians has this to say about the gift of the Spirit: “and the gift of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”4: 22-23. (NRSV)
Generosity has certainly poured out from all over the Episcopal Church in Vermont, from our largest to smallest congregations (and beyond), in support of the Alleluiafund for ministry. 40 of our 46 worshipping communities had one or more persons make a finanical contribution in our effort to make Christ known through our common ministries. A “friends” category recognizes those who didn’t identify with any particular congregation, but who expressed their faith and love of the work of this Diocese through their gifts. To date over $45,000 has been given or pledged. See the list of contributers here. Thanks be to God! And blessed be the Holy Spirit who moves through us all!
I am grateful to all of you who have already given and I know from many sources that contributions will continue to come in, even though the Easter Season appeal has now come to a close. I am confident that between the Alleluia Open Golf Event (September 14) and the Alleluia Family Fun Day (August 3), as well as additional contributions throughout the remainder of the year, that we will indeed exceed our goal.
The Alleluiafund web page will be the source for information about the ministries supported by the Alleluia Fund. Fresh information will appear on a regular basis both on the main page as well the pages of the individual ministries. As new things appear the Mountian E-news will provide a link and highlights about what you might find that is new and interesting.
My thanks again along with my prayers for the faithfulness of our journey together.