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Day: September 1, 2015

Ministry Fair “Musings”: “Discovering God in the Neighborhood”

Where do you see God at work in the world? There are the obvious places, of course, with which one might be familiar: soup kitchens, food shelves, homeless shelters; but what about the less obvious situations? Kids hanging out in the mall together? Community connection at the local farmer’s market or coop? Annual Town Meeting? …

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Faith Bridges to Peace: Leadership Camp at Acer Farm In Brattleboro

9/1/2015 This year, Israeli, Palestinian and American teenagers discovered peace at the Jerusalem Peacebuilders-Kids4Peace Leadership Camp on Acer Farm in Brattleboro, VT. Led by Canon Nicholas and Dorothy Porter, along with Jack Karn, this ministry empowers teens to explore leadership, interfaith and social justice issues essential to peace-building in the Middle East and US. Among …

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Mission Farm Hosts Intensive Contemplative Retreat

9/1/2015 The following is a reflection from the Rev. Justin Lanier, rector, St. Peter’s, Bennington Last year I met with a graduating college student who told me that he was considering a vocation as a priest or as a lay minister but wanted to undergo some serious contemplative training before studying at a school of …

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McClure Grant Initiative IV Funds — Outreach and Social Justice: Deadline October 1

8/24/2015 Congregations are invited to request seed funds for outreach projects they feel called to sponsor. • McClure IV / Alleluia Fund Grant Application, Domestic and Social Justice Committee, the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont. McClure Funds require matching funds from the congregations; Alleluia Funds do not• Both Funds have a limit of $2000.00; amounts awarded …

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Benefit Concerts for the Palestinian Violin Project

8/26/2015 Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel is pleased to announce the September 2015 dates for the premiere concerts of the Palestinian Violin to be played by acclaimed violinist Michael Dabroski. The concerts will feature the world premiere of an exquisite violin made by a young Palestinian luthier, Shehada Shalalda, of Ramallah, Palestine. Joining …

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PRIDE Vermont Interfaith Service September 10

8/26/2015 Thursday, September 10, 5:30 – 7:00 pm at First Congregational Church of Essex Junction The PRIDE Vermont Interfaith Service is now in its fourth year, continuing its tradition of being hosted by a different faith community in the Burlington area. Faith leaders from various religious traditions will lead an open and affirming service.  The …

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The Rev. Canon Dr. Titus Presler: “Why Has Pakistan Become so Intolerant”

8/31/2015 The Rev. Canon Dr. Titus Presler has written an important reflection for The Daily Beast on the church-state struggles at Edwardes College in Peshawar, Pakistan and its relation to religious oppression in Pakistan. Titus is principal-in-exile of Edwardes College and past president of the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. He and his wife, the …

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