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How We Meet God is Changing: A New Vision for Mission Farm

If this were an ordinary summer in Killington, tourists set on spending their vacations hiking, biking and fishing would be filling the hotels, restaurants and shops of the ski resort turned year-round tourism magnet in central Vermont. Instead, as the coronavirus pandemic stretches on, tensions between Killington residents and visitors from cities hard hit by …

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Born in a Pandemic, an Online Congregation Prepares for its Future

On July 7, the 40 or 50 people who had been meeting twice each day for 17 weeks to pray with the bishop of Vermont on Zoom dubbed themselves the Green Mountain Online Abbey, and resolved to carry on without her. Not that Bishop Shannon MacVean-Brown was going anywhere. Participants would still sometimes see her …

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Reaffirming Our Renunciation of Evil: A Message from Bishop Shannon

Dear People of God in the Diocese of Vermont, Yesterday, members of our diocese prayed and fasted as we joined people of many faiths to mourn the deaths of over 100,000 people from COVID-19. We also grieved the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Sean Reed, Tony McDade and countless others whose lives …

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Our Continuing Commitment to Protect the Vulnerable

Dear People of God in the Diocese of Vermont, On Friday, Governor Scott announced that effective immediately faith communities may resume services and gatherings at 25 percent of a building’s seating capacity, assuming all mandatory health and safety criteria are met. While I am encouraged that Vermont is moving in the right direction in curtailing …

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