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Day: December 1, 2016

Growing Locally, Serving Globally with Cristosal

‘Growing Locally, Serving Globally’ with Cristosal By Todd McKee, Wendy Grace, and Maurice Harris As we prepare for Christmas, we are mindful that as the Holy Family once fled the violence of Herod so, too, many families in El Salvador are fleeing violence. The good news is that all members and friends of the Episcopal Church …

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Kairos Earth and Partners Announce 2017 River Pilgrimage

Kairos Earth and Partners Announce 2017 River Pilgrimage 40-day Connecticut River Journey to Make Its Way to Vermont The Episcopal Churches of New England, the New England Synod of the ELCA, and Kairos Earth, in partnership with local, statewide, and regional organizations along the Connecticut River, are organizing the first-ever pilgrimage along the length of the …

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Tending the Fire to Stoke Leadership Resilience in Vermont Congregations

‘Tending the Fire’ to Stoke Leadership Resilience in Vermont Congregations Registration Deadline: January 17, 2017 By Barbara Lemmel “Why does my church do that? And what can I do about it? Without letting it eat me alive?“ Leading a congregation through change—and all our congregations are experiencing change—isn’t ever easy. But it can be easier. …

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From the Shelves of the New Hopkins Bookshop – I See Your Belly Button

From the Shelves of the New Hopkins Bookshop… I See Your Belly Button: Immigrant Lessons in American Compassion – by Alfred T. Stefanik From the time that Fr. Alfred (Al) Stefanik preached his first sermon, “Don’t Smell the Peonies,” at Trinity Episcopal – Shelburne in 1988, Dorothy Cole and other church members insisted that he …

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Rock Point Summer Camp Announces 2017 Dates

Rock Point Summer Camp Announces 2017 Dates New Schedule Includes Winter Teen Camp in February By Maurice Harris The Rev. Sherry Osborn, Rock Point Summer Camp director, and her colleagues are excited to be gearing up for this year’s schedule. There’s only one concern. With the addition of a Winter Teen Camp in February, some …

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Diocesan Website to Launch on Monday, December 5

Diocesan Website to Launch on Monday, December 5 Following a successful beta test, the new website for the Episcopal Church in Vermont will launch on Monday, December 5, 2016. The address will remain http://diovermont.org As part of the installation process, there will be a website outage beginning at 10 PM ET on Saturday, December 3, …

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Wendy Grace Appointed as Diocesan Liaison for Refugee Resettlement in Vermont

Wendy Grace Appointed as Diocesan Liaison for Refugee Resettlement in Vermont By the Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Ely Just over a year ago, in response to the Syrian refugee crisis, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry reminded us, “Our instinct tells us to be afraid.” Since then, it seems as if fear has been a powerful motivator …

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