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New Bridge Loan Program from the Diocese of Vermont

The diocesan Grants & Loans Committee has announced a new no-interest loan program for parishes struggling to meet expenses in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Loans through the Butterfield Fund will be available in amounts up to 5% of the vestry-approved FY2020 operating budget. The loans should be used for operating expenses that …

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Episcopal Church Foundation Offers Webinars May 16

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many people of faith are thinking about both end-of-life preparations and how to support the institutions and causes that matter to them through legacy planning. On May 16, Jim Murphy, managing program director at the Episcopal Church Foundation, will present two webinars to help Episcopalians make faithful and generous responses …

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Statement from the Province 1 Bishops on the disestablishment of the Mashpee Wamanoag Tribe

Statement from the Episcopal Bishops of New England on the Disestablishment of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Easter 2020 The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, the People of the First Light, have lived in what is now known as southeastern New England for 12,000 years. 400 years ago they sheltered the pilgrims in need of refuge and care. …

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Online Diocesan Pentecost Celebration of Community

Watch a recording of this service on YouTube. Join Bishop Shannon and the people of the Diocese of Vermont on Sunday, May 31 at 4:00 p.m. for a Pentecost Celebration of Community. Join using this link or by dialing in from any phone using the following information: dial (646) 876-9923, code 531110497# If you are asked for a password, it is RockPoint. Please …

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Online Giving to Support Congregations During COVID-19

While churches are not meeting in person during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont is providing a way for congregants to give online to any parish and to Rock Point Center, Rock Point School and Brookhaven Learning and Treatment Center using this webpage. The webpage can also be reached by going to the …

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Closing Church Buildings During the Stay At Home, Stay Safe Order

Dear People of God in the Diocese of Vermont, Yesterday, Governor Scott issued a “ Stay at Home, Stay Safe” order . The order went into effect at 5:00 p.m. today and is set to expire April 15. It directs Vermonters to “stay at home, leaving only for essential reasons, critical to health and safety.” It also requires the …

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