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Day: July 3, 2017

Bishop’s Report to Diocesan Council, June 17, 2017

Bishop’s Report to Diocesan Council, June 17, 2017 Diocesan Council is the legislative arm of the diocese between conventions and consists of the Bishop as Chair, ex officio; the Chancellor, ex officio; and three members elected by each of the five Mission Districts. Council meetings are open to all people of the Diocese. If you …

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Church of Our Saviour Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Vicarage

Church of Our Saviour Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Vicarage Josiah Wood’s Tavern Stand to reopen Church of Our Saviour at Mission Farm, Killington, VT, will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the vicarage on Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 3:00 -6:00 PM at Josiah Wood’s Tavern Stand. Please join us as we explore this historic home …

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Safer Church: Update on Certifications and Re-certifications

Honoring Our Relationships: Building a Safer Church Community Update on Certifications and Re-certifications As a reminder, if you serve in the Episcopal Church, either as staff or volunteer, you may be required to be “Safer Church” certified. The Episcopal Church in Vermont offers a 6-hour Basic Training Certification Program for all who serve the church. …

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All Saints Member Pursues Watercolor Ministry

All Saints Member Pursues Watercolor Ministry Judith Citarella Offers ‘Art as Mediation’ Workshops to Vermont Congregations When Judith Citarella, 62, began doodling with watercolors in college, she didn’t realize she was tapping into a gift that she might someday pass along to others. Since that time, Citarella has developed a unique style of abstract painting, …

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Susan Kremer Retires from Bishop’s Assistant Role

Susan Kremer Retires from Bishop’s Assistant Role Pictured above, on June 27 Bishop Thomas Ely, his wife Ann, members of the Diocesan Ministrry Support Team, and others gathered to honor the retirement of Susan Kremer (seated center) who has served the past several years as Assistant to the Bishop. Susan is looking forward to the …

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Rock Point Enlists Local Branding Experts to Help Discover, Develop Community Engagement Strategy

Rock Point Enlists Local Branding Experts to Help Discover, Develop Community Engagement Strategy In concert with the Partnership Campaign for Rock Point, the Rock Point Board recently enlisted the support of local branding agency LONDONmiddlebury to launch a re-branding effort with a view to engaging the greater community around Rock Point’s on-site initiatives. LONDONmiddlebury Brand …

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Rock Point Selected to Receive $10,000 Pollinator Grant

Rock Point Selected to Receive $10,000 Pollinator Grant Rock Point was recently selected by the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church and the churchwide Advisory Council on the Stewardship of Creation to receive a $10,000 grant toward the creation of a pollinator meadow for bees, birds and butterflies. The funds will help convert a filed …

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Reflection on Love God, Love Neighbor Conference

Love God, Love Neighbor Conference A Reflection from a Diocesan Liaison for Refugee Resettlement By Wendy Grace The Episcopal Church has a founding tradition for welcoming refugees to our country. Did you know that? I did not. In fact, I did not know that my beloved Episcopal Church had anything to do with refugees, let …

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My 81-year Journey: A Reflection on Pride Sunday, June 11

My 81-year Journey: A Reflection on Pride Sunday, June 11 By Janet Cramer When I was asked to speak about being the parent of an adult daughter, Alison, who has declared herself to be Lesbian and who lives in a long-term wonderful relationship, the first thing I did was to ask if this was OK …

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Spread the Word…Evangelizing Through Whispers and Actions

Spread the Word… Evangelizing Through Whispers and Actions By the Rev. Liam Muller | Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church, Rutland, Vermont You’re sitting in a movie theater at your local megaplex, watching a film, eating popcorn and drinking a soda—which you paid for by bartering your car for a few hours. (Ok, that last bit is …

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