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Statement from Bishop Thomas C. Ely in Response to the Tragic Mass Shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio

Dear People of The Episcopal Church in Vermont: Once again, we are a nation in mourning due to acts of gun violence in which over 30 people were killed, many others injured and families, friends and communities torn apart by the latest mass shooting tragedies this past weekend. Certainly, my heart and prayers, and those …

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Ordination of Kathleen Adams Moore, August 18

By the grace of God andwith the people’s consent The Right Reverend Thomas Clark ElyBishop of Vermont will ordain Kathleen Adams Moore to the Sacred Order of Deaconsin Christ’s one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church Sunday, August 18, 201910:00 a.m. St. James’ ChurchArlington, Vermont Your prayers and presence are requested Reception to followColor: Green Download …

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A Letter of Gratitude from Bishop Tom & Ann Ely

July 15, 2019 To the People of The Episcopal Church in Vermont: The month of June this year was an emotionally charged time for us, a month that we will not soon forget, nor would we want to. It began and ended with two diocesan-wide celebrations, honoring us and our ministries with words of affection …

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A Letter from Bishop Thomas C. Ely and Shawn Bryan on Behalf of the Rock Point Board

June 25, 2019 Dear Friends, On behalf of the Rock Point Board, we have the privilege of announcing some great news. In its June 25 meeting, the Rock Point Board agreed to a new staffing model for Rock Point Commons designed to align key leaders with four roles focused on the long-term sustainability of the …

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Photos from Farewell Events for Bishop Tom & Ann Ely

With the retirement of our tenth bishop drawing near, hundreds of well-wishers attended the farewell events for Bishop Tom and Ann Ely on June 2 and 29. Displayed here are just a handful of the many photos from the events taken by Paul Van de Graaf (the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington) and Maurice …

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Bishop Ely Encourages VT Congregations to Participate in Wear Orange Weekend to End Gun Violence, June 7-9

[Diocese of Vermont] The Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Ely has announced his intention to participate in Wear Orange Weekend on June 7-9, 2019, and is inviting Episcopalians throughout the Diocese of Vermont to join him. June 7 marks the fifth anniversary of Gun Violence Awareness Day and is the lead-in to Wear Orange Weekend, during …

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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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