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Mission & Ministries

Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries Youth ministries introduce young people to a relationship with Jesus Christ, and equip them to live and share their faith in the world. The Episcopal Church in Vermont is committed to cultivating such relationships and provides a variety of ministries geared toward children and young adults. Please visit these links to learn more:

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Education for Ministry

Education for Ministry

Education for Ministry Every baptized person is called to ministry. The Education for Ministry (EfM) program provides lay persons with the education to carry out the ministry to which they are called.  In the Baptismal Covenant, we promise to “continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship…”.  EfM offers an opportunity for you to discover how

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Honoring Our Relationships: Building a Safer Church Community

Safe Church: Diocesan Policy, Training, and Documentation Honoring Our Relationships: Building a Safer Church Community Diocesan Safe Church Training is grounded in our call to seek and serve Christ in all persons and respect the dignity of every human being. This training provides an opportunity to increase and enhance our ability to live out our

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Christian Formation & Education

Christian Formation & Education

Christian Formation is a lifelong process of growing in our relationship with God, self, others and all of creation. In our formation we transform, grow and develop into what God wants of us. This page offers the following resources for growth in Jesus for both individuals and congregations: Youth and Adult Formation, Seasonal Resources, Online

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Veterans Resources Directory

Veterans Resources Directory Following my ordination as a deacon in the Episcopal Church, I met with the Rt. Rev. Thomas Ely, bishop of Vermont, and expressed my desire to continue with a project aimed to help meet the needs of struggling or returning military veterans which I had begun as part of my diaconal formation.

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Stewardship

Stewardship

Stewardship Stewardship ministers begin their work with a lifelong commitment to exploring the implications of this Psalm. Do we really believe the earth and all that is in it belong to God? What does it mean that we stewards and not owners?  What does it mean that money and physical possessions belong to God but

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Poverty & Economic Justice

Poverty & Economic Justice

Poverty & Economic Justice True love of neighbor is the moral and ethical imperative that can lead us from greed to generosity, from economic disparity to economic justice. Please visit our Clergy & Lay Leaders page, and scroll to the “Poverty Resources” section.

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Earth Stewards

Earth Stewards

Earth Stewards The mission of the Earth Stewards is to foster awareness and deepen understanding of our lives as stewards of God’s creation, and to practice environmental responsibility and sustainability. Goals To support a commitment to having concern for Creation throughout the Diocese by: Observing at least one creation-centered day such as Earth Day, Arbor

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Commission on Ministry/Committee on Discernment

Commission on Ministry/Committee on Discernment

At the Bishop’s request, the Committee on Discernment meets to interview those seeking ordination and reports its observations and recommendations to him. Its reports become one source of information for the Bishop in deciding whether the person continues in the ordination process. The Committee also discusses and advises the Church in Vermont on general issues

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Lent Resources and Events

Lent Resources and Events Sharon Ely Pearson – My 2015 Lenten Practice: 2015 Episcopal Church in Vermont  Diocesan Convention speaker Sharon Ely Pearson reflects on her 2015 Lenten practice The Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE): “Stop, Pray, Work, Play & Love.” So much of our stress and anxiety derives from our pollution of Time. God

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