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“Guidelines for a constructive church”: Bishop Shannon’s Black History Month Sermon

Bishop Shannon preached the following sermon at the Anglican Diocese of Montréal’s Christ Church Cathedral for its Black History Month Celebration. Video of the sermon is available on YouTube. As Black History month comes to a close, I have to tell you, I always feel slighted that the history of my people is relegated to …

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Here Comes the Big Dreamer: Bishop Shannon’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Sermon

Bishop Shannon preached this sermon at St. Paul’s, White River Junction, on January 19 for the Commemoration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Here comes the big dreamer. Come on now, let’s kill him, and we’ll say he was an enemy of God and the state. Then we will see what becomes of …

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Faith Climate Action Day on February 20

On February 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Vermont State House in Burlington, Vermont Interfaith Power & Light and Vermont Interfaith Action will hold a climate crisis advocacy event. The day will include an issues briefing, a press conference, and meetings with legislators. Email Betsy Hardy with questions.Learn more and register for the event and download a …

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Province I Bishops and Chancellors Meet in Norwich

Last month, the 31st Province 1 Bishops and Chancellors Conference took place in Norwich. The gathering included a Eucharist at St. Barnabas to mark the feast day of Florence Li Tim-Oi , the first woman to be a priest in the Anglican Communion. Speakers at the conference included Vermont Rep. Peter Welch and Mary Kostel, chancellor to Presiding Bishop …

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Register for the 2020 Global Mission Conference

This year’s Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEMN) conference will take place from April 29 to May 1 at Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis . The conference is titled “Earthkeeping: Creation Care in Global Mission,” and participants will explore how Christians can confront the climate crisis with mission companions in other parts of the world.Keynote speakers include Katharine Jefferts Schori, …

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St. Paul’s, White River Junction to Screen Philadelphia Eleven Film: “Witness to History”

On March 29 at 2:00 p.m., in honor of Women’s History Month, St. Paul’s, White River Junction will host a screening of the film “Witness to History.” The film recounts the story of the Philadelphia Eleven , the women who were ordained priests at the Church of the Advocate, Philadelphia, on July 29, 1974 — two years before General …

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Dunne Assists with Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

Earlier this month, Jamison Dunne, a member of Trinity, Shelburne and the Green Mountain Witness Team, traveled to Puerto Rico with Hartland Churches United in Service to assist in Hurricane Maria Relief. This is the second year the ecumenical group has made the trip. “Working with the Iglesia Evangelica Unida Puerto Rico — the UCC …

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