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Anti-Racism Book Discussion in December and January

An Anti-Racism Action book discussion will be held on the first three Thursdays of December and January, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Participants will discuss “A Scriptural, Ecclesiastical, and Historical View of Slavery” (1864) by John Henry Hopkins, the first bishop of Vermont, and the film “I Am Not Your Negro,” a documentary on the African-American writer James Baldwin. You can download …

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Global mission online study series based on Questing begins October 6

“Global Mission Engagement: Sharing Lived Experiences Across Cultures” is a free seven-week study series that will meet on Tuesdays, Oct. 6-Dec. 1, on AirMeet.  It is open to Episcopalians, Anglicans around the world and all interested persons.  Sponsored by the Diocese of Connecticut’s Companions in Mission Ministry Network, the series is based on Questing: The …

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Insistent on Justice For All: A Sermon from Bishop Shannon | September 20, 2020

There is no need to do back flips or contortions to shape this story into something that makes us comfortable. Jesus telling this story brings scrutiny to the life experienced by people without means/oppressed. My mind immediately goes to migrant workers who are day laborers, or who toil in the fields for a meager wage, …

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How We Meet God is Changing: A New Vision for Mission Farm

If this were an ordinary summer in Killington, tourists set on spending their vacations hiking, biking and fishing would be filling the hotels, restaurants and shops of the ski resort turned year-round tourism magnet in central Vermont. Instead, as the coronavirus pandemic stretches on, tensions between Killington residents and visitors from cities hard hit by …

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Born in a Pandemic, an Online Congregation Prepares for its Future

On July 7, the 40 or 50 people who had been meeting twice each day for 17 weeks to pray with the bishop of Vermont on Zoom dubbed themselves the Green Mountain Online Abbey, and resolved to carry on without her. Not that Bishop Shannon MacVean-Brown was going anywhere. Participants would still sometimes see her …

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