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Bishop’s Report to Diocesan Council, April 13, 2019

1) The following congregations are in some phase of transition (mostly with respect to calling new clergy leadership): St. James, Arlington, currently served by Supply Clergy; St. Thomas & Grace, Brandon, Interim Team, with the Rev. Paul Gratz as Team Leader; St. Paul’s Burlington, the Rev. Laura Bryant, Interim Rector; St. Andrew’s, Colchester, the Rev. …

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Bishop Ely to Lead Bishops United Against Gun Violence Prayer Service, April 26

Perhaps one of the most powerful lessons of Easter is that that death is not God’s final word…ever. Join us on Facebook Live or in-person this Friday, April 26, at 12 p.m. Eastern as the Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Ely, Bishop of Vermont, leads a brief prayer service from the Cathedral Church of St. Paul …

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Things That Make You Say, “Alleluia!”

Alleluia! Christ is risen! For Christians across the globe, the Great fifty-days of Easter is a season dedicated to stories of deliverance and proclamations about the risen Christ. Throughout The Episcopal Church in Vermont, we have a unique opportunity to join in the Eastertide celebration through our contributions to the Alleluiafund, where we declare, “Christ …

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Episcopal Clergy Offer Testimony Before House Committee on Judiciary Regarding S.l69: An Act Relating to Firearms Procedures

[Montpelier, Vt.] This evening three Vermont Episcopal clerics were among those who presented testimony before the Vermont House Committee on Judiciary regarding S.169, an act relating to firearms procedures. From The Episcopal Church in Vermont were the Right Reverend Thomas C. Ely, bishop of the diocese; the Rev. David G. Hamilton, an experienced psychotherapist who …

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News in Pictures: From Bishop Ely, February 27, 2019

News in Pictures: From Bishop Ely, February 27 “Grateful to US Senator Patrick Leahy for a great visit and conversation on sensible gun safety measures and much more. Great view from his balcony and a terrific Capitol tour!” “Brief, but great visit with US Representative Peter Welch, who has been in the House Committee on …

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Bishop’s Report to Diocesan Council, February 9, 2019

Bishop’s Report to Diocesan Council, February 9, 2019 (1) The following congregations are in some phase of transition (mostly with respect to calling new clergy leadership): St. James, Arlington, currently served by the Rev. John Miller on an interim basis; St. Thomas & Grace, Brandon, Supply Clergy; St. Paul’s Burlington, the Rev. Laura Bryant, Interim Rector; …

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A Letter from Bishop Ely & Diocesan Council to Vermont State Senate Committee on Gov’t Operations

A Letter from Bishop Ely & Diocesan Council to Vermont State Senate Committee on Gov’t Operations On eliminating references to slavery from the Vermont Constitution February 13, 2019 To: Vermont State Senate Committee on Government Operations From: Bishop and Diocesan Council of the Episcopal Church in Vermont Re: PR2 – Declaration of rights; eliminating reference …

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A Christmas Message from the Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Ely, December 21, 2018

A Christmas Message from the Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Ely, December 21, 2018 Greetings, I’m recording this message of Christmas greeting during the waning days of Advent and, while Advent is often a season of hope and expectation for me, I’ve kind of felt like I’ve been faking it a bit this year – saying …

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Statute of Limitations Suspension for Clergy Sexual Misconduct Begins January 1, 2019

Statute of Limitations Suspension for Clergy Sexual Misconduct Begins January 1, 2019 Dear people of the Episcopal Church in Vermont: The 2018 General Convention passed an important resolution, suspending for three years the canonical statute of limitations related to clergy sexual misconduct against adults. This letter from the Presiding Bishop and President of the House …

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Bishop’s Report to Diocesan Council – December 4, 2018

Bishop’s Report to Diocesan Council – December 4, 2018 (1) The following congregations are in some phase of transition (mostly with respect to calling new clergy leadership): St. James, Arlington, currently served by the Rev. John Miller on an interim basis; St. Thomas & Grace, Brandon, Supply Clergy; St. Paul’s Burlington The Rev. Laura Bryant, …

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