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Rock Point Intentional Community Announces Summer Activities

Rock Point Intentional Community Announces Summer Activities

By the Rev. Jackie Arbuckle

You need not be a member of Rock Point Intentional Community (RPIC) to participate in the following activities. All are welcome!

Partner’s Pantry. During August and September the Partners’ Pantry will carry out its third year of preserving fresh produce for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf’s winter usage. Preserving bees have been scheduled and flyers/notices will soon appear in The Mountain, on the website, and in mailboxes throughout Chittenden County. We will be looking for volunteer harvesters and gleaners; volunteers to help with the preserving; and for sources of fruits and vegetables. For the first time we are doing this without a coordinator, and we will need lots of help!

Rock Point Eucharist. We continue to offer our “Second Friday of the Month” Eucharists in St. Michael’s Chapel at the BBCC. In July and August, they are at 6:00 PM. From September onward they will be at noon. RPIC meets for an hour before the summer services and will be meeting for an hour after them instead, when we return to our non-summer schedule. Everyone is welcome – at the meeting, at the service, or both. You need not belong to RPIC or be an Episcopalian to enjoy the service. In June, the service was inspired by Celtic tradition from Iona, Scotland.

RPIC Shares Fourth Annual Retreat with Labor Day Holiday. RPIC is also planning its 4th annual retreat, “Taste and See: Glimpsing the Wisdom Way.” This will actually be the first time RPIC has hosted a retreat on a holiday, partly because it was the best option on the Bishop Both Conference Center Schedule, and partly because we wanted to see if this particular date could work. The retreat will begin Sunday, September 3, at 4:00 PM, and end Monday, September 4, at 3:30 PM, which is Labor Day. Keep watching for details and flyers.

About Rock Point

Since 1855, Rock Point has served as a unique center of the Episcopal Church in Vermont, welcoming friends and neighbors attracted to its natural beauty and its peaceful, quiet, and social embrace. Each year, nearly 10,000 people come to Rock Point, finding a place to walk, seek solitude, learn, play, sing, pray, think, share, and be. Learn more at

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