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Staying Home Does Not Mean Staying Silent: A Letter from Episcopal Bishops

Dear People of God: Earlier this week, the FBI warned that armed protests are being planned for Washington D.C. and all 50 state capitals sometime between Saturday, January 16, and the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20. As your bishops, we write today imploring you to stay away from these protests and any …

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Practice Hope with A Year-End Donation to the Diocese of Vermont

Dear Ones, In my Christmas message, I told you that your faithfulness in ministry gives me hope, especially during these uncertain times. Despite all of the challenges we faced in 2020, we committed ourselves to be faithful stewards, to work for environmental justice, and to dismantle racism. With your support, we can make these commitments real. If …

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The Rev. Walter Brownridge to Be Canon to the Ordinary for Cultural Transformation

Dear People of God in the Diocese of Vermont: Ten days ago, I wrote to you that I would soon make one additional appointment to my staff, and today I am delighted to announce that the Rev. Canon Walter Brownridge has accepted my invitation to join my staff as canon to the ordinary for cultural …

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The Rev. Auburn Watersong is Canon to the Ordinary for Transition Ministry: A Message from Bishop Shannon

Dear People of God in the Diocese of Vermont: I am delighted to share the news that the Rev. Auburn Watersong, a priest of our diocese since 2012, has accepted my invitation to become the canon to the ordinary for transition ministry on my staff. She will begin her new ministry on January 18. In …

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A Place for Pause and Prayer: St. Peter’s Bennington repurposes a stable

It was high summer when the Rev. Angela Emerson became interim rector at St. Peter’s Church in Bennington. The COVID-19 pandemic was in full swing, complicating her desire to undertake a hospitality initiative. Still, the congregation had certain assets at its disposal. “One of the things that struck me was just how beautiful the church …

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A Year of Living Generously Begins January 5

A TENS Program Designed for Members of the Diocese of Vermont During 2021, lay leaders and clergy from across the diocese will gather each month online for A Year of Living Generously, a program from The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) designed especially for the Episcopal Church in Vermont. Find dates and register online for …

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Suspending Gatherings for Worship: A Message from Bishop Shannon

Dear People of God in the Diocese of Vermont, The COVID-19 pandemic is intensifying across our diocese, forcing us to observe new restrictions on our life together. Today Governor Phil Scott banned indoor and outdoor gatherings—public or private—by members of more than one household. Accordingly, I am suspending indoor and outdoor gatherings for worship in …

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