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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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From Bishop Shannon: Cancelling Public In-Person Worship

Dear ones: As you are likely aware, this evening Governor Scott issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency in Vermont . While the news from government and public health authorities seems to be in a constant state of change, it has become clear that as Christians, we have a responsibility to do anything we can to …

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The Restoration Project Lenten Book Study: Join Bishop Shannon Online on March 5

In her Lenten message, Bishop Shannon issued an invitation to join her in reading “The Restoration Project: A Benedictine Path to Wisdom, Strength, and Love,” by Christopher H. Martin. The book is available in print, ebook and audiobook formats. Hopkins Bookshop at Trinity Shelburne has ordered several copies. Email Jenny Ogelby to order a copy. “My prayer is that ‘The Restoration …

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“Guidelines for a constructive church”: Bishop Shannon’s Black History Month Sermon

Bishop Shannon preached the following sermon at the Anglican Diocese of Montréal’s Christ Church Cathedral for its Black History Month Celebration. Video of the sermon is available on YouTube. As Black History month comes to a close, I have to tell you, I always feel slighted that the history of my people is relegated to …

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Here Comes the Big Dreamer: Bishop Shannon’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Sermon

Bishop Shannon preached this sermon at St. Paul’s, White River Junction, on January 19 for the Commemoration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Here comes the big dreamer. Come on now, let’s kill him, and we’ll say he was an enemy of God and the state. Then we will see what becomes of …

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Faith Climate Action Day on February 20

On February 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Vermont State House in Burlington, Vermont Interfaith Power & Light and Vermont Interfaith Action will hold a climate crisis advocacy event. The day will include an issues briefing, a press conference, and meetings with legislators. Email Betsy Hardy with questions.Learn more and register for the event and download a …

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