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A Letter from Bishop Thomas C. Ely and Shawn Bryan on Behalf of the Rock Point Board

June 25, 2019 Dear Friends, On behalf of the Rock Point Board, we have the privilege of announcing some great news. In its June 25 meeting, the Rock Point Board agreed to a new staffing model for Rock Point Commons designed to align key leaders with four roles focused on the long-term sustainability of the …

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Red Doors Open Again for an Evening of Conversation, Music About Peace in the Middle East

Wilmington, VT – On Tuesday, July 23, at 6:00 p.m., 25 Israeli, Palestinian, and American teens participating in the Jerusalem Peacebuilders Leadership Institute return to the Red Door Concert series at St. Mary’s in the Mountains, Wilmington, Vermont, for an evening of conversation, questions, answers, and music. The evening will be a unique opportunity to …

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Follow The Episcopal Church in Vermont on Instagram!

The Episcopal Church in Vermont is now among the more than 1 billion active users of the social media platform Instagram. Download the app and follow us! The diocese joins the company of Bishop-elect Shannon MacVean-Brown, The Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Rock Point School, and a few Vermont congregations, including St. Michael’s, Brattleboro, …

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Standing Committee Endorses House of Bishops’ Action

Earlier this year, the House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church passed a resolution committing itself to upholding General Convention Resolution D034, which suspends for three years the canon that limits to a period of ten years the initiating of proceedings in cases of clergy sexual misconduct against adults. The church has no time limit …

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Photos from Farewell Events for Bishop Tom & Ann Ely

With the retirement of our tenth bishop drawing near, hundreds of well-wishers attended the farewell events for Bishop Tom and Ann Ely on June 2 and 29. Displayed here are just a handful of the many photos from the events taken by Paul Van de Graaf (the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington) and Maurice …

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Update on the Annual Women’s Retreat at Rock Point, Nov. 15-16: Leaders Announced

The leaders for the for Faith Unleashed, the Nov. 15-16 Women’s Retreat at Rock Point Center, have been announced: Beth Greer and Patt Hobbs. Greer is a gifted Bible teacher, speaker and worship leader. And Hobbs is well-known to many as the leader of last year’s Women’s Retreat. Sign-in will begin at 4:00 p.m. on …

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Rock Point Commons Executive Director Position Announcement

Seeking an Executive Director for our operation at Rock Point in Burlington, Vermont. Rock Point Commons Director will serve as Chief Executive Officer for the Commons and its entities, including a conference center and a camp. The Director is charged with building a self-sustaining ministry of the Episcopal Church in Vermont. The Director reports to …

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St. James Arlington Announces 2019 Norman’s Attic Celebration, August 3

24th ANNUAL CELEBRATION : SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 9 AM TO 4 PMNOW SEEKING VENDORS! Download an application: PDF | Word Time to Gear Up for Norman’s Attic! Norman’s Attic, listed as one of Yankee Magazine’s top Vermont summer events, is returning to the Arlington town green on Saturday, August 3rd , from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., with …

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Supply Clergy List Available for Download

Newsbyte: Supply Clergy List PDF Available for Download The diocesan website has been updated with the latest Supply Clergy list. To locate this document, visit the diocesan website at https://diovermont.org, and click the big, aqua blue “Clergy & Lay Leaders” button near the middle of the home page. On the “Clergy & Lay Leaders Resources” page, …

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Humanitarian Crises, Racism and the Jesus Movement: Moving Forward

By Sylvia Knight On Sunday, June 16, about 100 people gathered at the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Montpelier to learn about the humanitarian crises in Central America and at the US-Mexico border and about ways that they could help. Speakers addressed complex legalities of immigration and asylum, efforts underway to help those seeking asylum in Vermont, …

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