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Jakki Flanagan to be Ordained a Priest on July 20, 2013

 By the grace of God and with the people’s consent The Right Reverend Thomas Clark Ely Bishop of Vermont will ordain Jakki Renée Flanagan to the Sacred Order of Priests in Christ’s one holy catholic and apostolic Church Saturday, July 20, 2013 10:30 in the morning Cathedral Church of St. Paul Two Cherry Street Burlington, Vermont …

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Music That Makes Community Coming to Brattleboro

Music That Makes Community is a three-day event with workshops in song leadership and crafting participatory liturgy at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Brattleboro, VT. From August 20-23, 2013, an diverse group of skilled musicians and liturgists will come together to teach a practice of leading music paperlessly through modeling and gesture. Learning together by …

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TENS 2013 Stewardship Conference

TENS 2013 Annual Stewardship Conference – Flourish in Faith

Dates: Friday, July 12, 2013 – 1:00pm – Saturday, July 13, 2013 – 4:00pm Location: The Episcopal Commons of Utah NEW – Webcast Opportunity: Salt Lake City too far too travel?  Consider attending via webcast while remaining right here in Vermont.  This the first year that TENS has provided an opportunity to learn and be …

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Thom Rock’s Meditation: Mission & Money in Motion Gathering

What’s on the next page of the ever-unfolding story of our common life together as the Episcopal Church in Vermont? [Thom Rock is a member of Diocesan Council from St. Mark’s, Newport, and member of the Budget and Finance Committee. He offered this relfection to open the Mission and Money in Motion Conversation held on June …

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Some reflections on the Supreme Court’s DOMA decision

  “My heart, therefore, is glad and my spirit rejoices.” (Psalm 16:9) These words of the Psalmist are the words on my lips today in response to the decision from the Supreme Court declaring the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. Having listened to the stories of so many gay and lesbian couples legally joined …

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PREACH ABOUT MONEY BEFORE YOU ASK FOR SOME

Do not be timid about talking about money!  In fact, be bold!  The lectionary provides ample opportunity between now and “stewardship season” to talk about the role of money in our lives as a spiritual issue.  People will listen to your appeal for a financial commitment if you have laid “a firm foundation” for understanding giving as …

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