The Episcopal Church in Vermont Says “Alleluia” Through Racial Healing

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN VERMONT – The Racial Reconciliation Team (RRT) of The Episcopal Church in Vermont is responsible for leading the diocese’s anti-racism and racial healing efforts. As part of a training program launched last year, all of Vermont’s Episcopal congregations are being encouraged to invite people of color from their local communities to present first-person perspectives on race in Vermont. Grants funds totaling $4,200 have been provided to enable each of the diocese’s congregation to offer their special guests an honorarium. Congregations wishing to take advantage of this offer may contact Maurice Harris at mharris@diovermont.org or the Rev. Beth Ann Maier at kidmd@hotmail.com.

About the Alleluiafund. Because of your generosity in 2017 and 2018, the Alleluiafund exceeded its goal. This means, not only did we meet our predetermined commitments to Rock Point Camp, Rock Point Property, and various local and global outreach ministries, but we were also able to provide additional funding for many more things that make you say, “Alleluia!” The Alleluiafund supports vital ministries that are beyond the capacity of our diocesan budget, and every dollar raised goes directly to selected ministries. Historically, the selected ministries have included Rock Point Camp, Rock Point Commons, and various other outreach ministries agreed upon at each year’s Annual Convention. In 2019, we agreed to focus on Rock Point, Rock Point Camp, and ministries related to the priorities set by our Presiding Bishop and the General Convention, which include reconciliation, evangelism, and creation care.

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