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News and announcements related to diocesan grants and loans

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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St. Barnabas Norwich Says “Alleluia!” Through Support for Palestinian Refugees

NORWICH, VERMONT – For the past 12 years, the people of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church have raised funds for agencies that serve groups and nations suffering from various catastrophes. In 2018, one of their focuses was the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). During Lent last year, parishioners raised $2,100, and …

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The Episcopal Church in Vermont Says “Alleluia!” Through Jerusalem Peacebuilders

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN VERMONT – Jerusalem Peacebuilders (JPB) is an interfaith, non-profit ministry that promotes transformational encounters among the peoples of Jerusalem and the wider Middle East. In partnership with other organizations, JPB specializes in experiential education programs for youth and adults that advance peace, interfaith citizenship, and leadership. A $3,500 grant, announced in …

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St. John’s Essex NY Says “Alleluia!” Through Dominican Republic Outreach

ESSEX, NY – As a parish under the pastoral oversight of the Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Ely, bishop of Vermont, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Essex, New York, shares in mission and ministry with The Episcopal Church in Vermont. The parish’s Libros Para Los Niños ministry works to provide the best possible education for children …

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The Episcopal Church in Vermont Says “Alleluia” Through Racial Healing

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN VERMONT – The Racial Reconciliation Team (RRT) of The Episcopal Church in Vermont is responsible for leading the diocese’s anti-racism and racial healing efforts. As part of a training program launched last year, all of Vermont’s Episcopal congregations are being encouraged to invite people of color from their local communities to …

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Cathedral Church of St. Paul Burlington Says “Alleluia” Through Storytelling

BURLINGTON, VERMONT – Consistently creative in its efforts to reach new audiences, the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Burlington hosted storyteller, author and minister Donald Davis in September 2018 for a three-part program, which included a workshop exploring the effective use of stories in preaching, an all-ages public performance, and a Sunday homily. The …

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St. Mark’s Newport Says “Alleluia” Through Alternative Worship

NEWPORT, VERMONT – “Resting in the Spirit” is a non-traditional, non-doctrinal worship project underway at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church funded in part by a grant award. Beginning in 2018, the Northeast Kingdom church began offering a monthly, midweek opportunity for community members—regardless of religious or non-religious affiliation—to engage in spiritual practices of music, prayer, listening, …

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The Rev. Carole Wageman Says “Alleluia!” Through Retired Clergy Ministry

As one of two chaplains to retired clergy in the Vermont Diocese, the Rev. Carole Wageman has gained extensive personal and professional experience in issues facing the elderly. In 2018, she was invited to present at the National Interim Ministry Network Conference. A $1, 500 grant, announced in May 2018, helped cover a portion of …

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St. Paul’s WRJ Says “Alleluia!” Through Wi-Fi Improvements

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VERMONT – Internet connectivity is a form of outreach at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where congregants welcome community organizations to utilize their space for such programs as free tax consulting, education, training, and civic meetings. A $600 grant, announced in May 2018, has helped offset costs of a project to extend Wi-Fi coverage …

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St. Paul’s Windsor Says “Alleluia!” Through Cambodia Mission Trip

WINDSOR, VERMONT – Announced in May 2018, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Windsor made a difference across the globe by sponsoring a mission trip to rural parts of Cambodia, where volunteers worked in healthcare clinics. With modest grant funding to supplement monies already raised, the mission team was able to purchase medical supplies, provide a stipend …

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