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Irene Recovery Grants: Invitation and Guidelines

Irene Recovery Grants: Invitation and Guidelines by Ann Cooper Tropical Storm Irene unleashed her devastation almost a year ago.  While much has been done and many have been and are being helped to recover from the emotional and physical damage, much work remains.  The Episcopal Diocese has received a grant of $150,000 from Episcopal Relief …

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Christ Church to host Summer Book Discussions

All are invited to join Christ Church, Bethel, for their Summer Book Discussions and Pot Luck Suppers on four Wednesday evenings, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Parish House. June 20: Ethics After Easter, Stephen Holmgren (2000) July 18: The Practice of Prayer, Margaret Guenther (1998) August 15: Meeting Jesus Again for the …

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Art Exhibit at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Cathedral Art Shows and Episcopal Church and Visual Arts Vermont (ECVA-VT) are hosting an exhibit by Texas ECVA artist Kathleen Holder during the month of June. The show is entitled “Out of Darkness into Light”;  the artist has used the terms “emotional landscape” and “psychic landscape” to describe the hauntingly, hazily revealed vistas in her …

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Changing the Conversation About Fundraising and Stewardship

During 2011, many congregations in Vermont read and studied a book by Anthony Robinson called Changing the Conversation. As a result of serious engagement with the book, and hearing him speak at the special convention in June 2011, a wide variety of conversations has sprung up around issues of being Church. Among those new conversations …

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Our Neighbors in New Hampshire Elect a New Bishop

The Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld Elected Bishop Coadjutor of New Hampshire CONCORD, N.H. – May 19, 2012 – The Rev. A. Robert (Rob) Hirschfeld was elected bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire today at St. Paul’s Church, on the first ballot. In January 2013 he will succeed Bishop Gene Robinson as the …

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Bishop Announces Retirement of Communication Minister Anne Brown

May 14, 2012 Dear parish and diocesan ministry leaders Anne Brown has informed me of her intention to retire from her position as communication minister for the Diocese of Vermont, effective August 31, 2012. She and I have been in conversation about this for some time now and I support her in this decision.  Anne …

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Bishop’s Letter to President Obama on Marriage Equality

May 11, 2012 Dear Mr. President Thank you for your recent declaration of support for marriage equality in our country. I appreciate very much the way you gave expression to the evolution of your thinking on this subject. I believe it will help others who are sorting this matter through for themselves. Thank you for …

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Response to President Obama’s statement on marriage equality

I welcome President Obama’s support for marriage equality. I appreciate that his position on this matter has evolved as he has listened to the witness of faithful gay and lesbian couples and as he has discussed this subject with his own family and others. I appreciate that his faith has played a part in his …

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