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Vermont Episcopal Church Continues Irene Recovery Ministry

For the people who were affected by Tropical Storm Irene nearly a year ago, there is still a long way to go before emotional, logistical, material wholeness can begin to be a reality. However, the efforts of long-term recovery groups, parishes, the diocese, and individuals working together can – and are – making things happen that …

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Team Installed at Christ Church in Bethel

On Saturday, June 15, Bishop Ely, Susan Ohlidal, Canon for Ministry Development, and friends from around the Episcopal Church in Vermont joined Christ Church in Bethel for the installation of the Local Ministry Support Team, an expression and celebration of Christ Church’s baptismal ministry.  The special Saturday evening service marked the culmination of the Covenant …

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Tom Brackett’s Ministry Expo Presentations Available

The presentations by the Rev. Tom Brackett at this year’s Ministry Expo are now available as audio recordings. Both plenary sessions and the workshop session held with Bishop Thomas Ely for clergy and other leaders are available here. Tom Brackett, Episcopal Church Officer for Church Planting and Ministry Redevelopment, offered us a broad sweep of …

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Tom Brackett’s Ministry Expo Available

The presentations by the Rev. Tom Brackett at this year’s Ministry Expo are now available as audio recordings. Both plenary sessions and the workshop session held with Bishop Thomas Ely for clergy and other leaders are available here. Tom Brackett, Episcopal Church Officer for Church Planting and Ministry Redevelopment, offered us a broad sweep of …

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Inventory of Personal Blessings

A PRAYER Thou that hast given so much to me, Give one thing more – a grateful heart Not thankful when it pleaseth me, As if they blessings had spare days; But such a heart, whose pulse may be Thy praise. by George Herbert **************************************************************************************** AN INVENTORY OF BLESSINGS LIFE Creation and all that is …

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Riley Bates visits Diocesan Offices

Having recently completed a successful year in Second Grade at Barstow Elementary School in Chittenden, Vermont, eight-year-old Riley Bates made a visit to Rock Point, site of the administrative offices of The Episcopal Church in Vermont. Arriving with his grandmother for her 9 am meeting, Riley was introduced to the members of the diocesan Ministry Support Team who …

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Bishop’s Report to Diocesan Council – June 16, 2012

May 12, 2012 to June 16, 2012 The following congregations are in transition (mostly with respect to calling new clergy leadership): St. Peter’s, Bennington; St. Paul’s, Burlington; St. Luke’s/St. Mark’s, Castleton/Fair Haven; Saint Luke’s, Chester; Christ Church, Island Pond; St. Peter’s, Lyndonville; St. Stephen’s, Middlebury; St. Mark’s, Newport; Gethsemane, Proctorsville; Saint John’s, Randolph; St. Ann’s, …

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Middlebury Calls New Rector

The Vestry of Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Middlebury, Vermont announced on Saturday June 16, 2012 the completion of their process of discernment and calling a new Rector for the community of St. Stephen’s.  On Wednesday June 13 the Ministry Discernment Team presented candidates and the Vestry elected the Reverend Susan E. McGarry to be their …

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