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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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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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