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News in Pictures: A Highlight from House of Bishops

Twitter post from Bishop Ely, March 14: “Perhaps the most significant photo from the March gathering of the House of Bishops: Diocese of New York Bishop Assistant Mary Glasspool, front row right, joins in a group photo of all the women bishops and bishops-elect present.” Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service. Follow us on Twitter …

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Diocesan Website Gets Upgrade, New Look, Enhanced Search

Diovermont.org Has a Fresh New Look and Enhanced Features but Familiar Navigation The diocesan website at https://diovermont.org has a new look! The menu navigation is mostly unchanged. (You will NOT need to re-learn where information is located!), However, there are several improvements you’ll love: DONATIONS has been added to the main menu. ABOUT > COMMITTEES, …

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Overcoming Inertia to Plan for Disaster

An Interview with Vermonter Harry Kendrick, Others on Disaster Preparedness Every congregation and diocese in the United States is at risk for some type of disaster. Yet many still do not have preparedness plans in place. Why? Church leaders may feel overwhelmed at the prospect of disaster planning. They may believe that large-scale disasters couldn’t …

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(Video) Racism in America: Power, Privilege and Prejudice

JERICHO, VT – The sixth in a series of “Racism in America” lectures at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, the title of this program, recorded March 5, is “Power, Privilege and Prejudice: The Present-day Infrastructure of Racism and Oppression”. The topic was led by Sherwood Smith, EdD, Director of the Center for Cultural Pluralism at the …

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Hopkins Bookshop Book Review for March 2019

The Meaning of Mary Magdalene by Cynthia Bourgeault. Shambhala Publishing. 289 pages Bourgeault asserts in her book’s preface that the historical Christian meaning ascribed to Mary Magdalene’s role in the Bible has been misunderstood, distorted, if not ignored. Bourgeault intends to “repair the damage caused by a heavily-handed patriarchal (and at times flat-out misogynistic) ecclesiastical …

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Vermont Diocese Awards $29,300 in First Quarter Grants

The Grants and Loans Committee of the Episcopal Church in Vermont recently named six new recipients of grants totaling $29,300. The grants will help fund projects in environmental sustainability, food security, social justice, racial healing, and spiritual outreach with a focus on Vermont communities. The Grants and Loans Committee selects new recipients several times a …

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Preparing for the Election of Our New Bishop

The Bishop Discernment and Nominating Committee (BDNC) and the Transition Committee are hard at work preparing for the election of our next bishop. WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT Later this month the BDNC and the Standing Committee will announce the list of nominees for Bishop of Vermont. Additional nominations will be accepted by petition until March …

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Rock Point Wisdom School Offers Community Participatory Retreat: Learning Our Lineage with Cynthia Bourgeault, April 4-7

BURLINGTON, VT – Rock Point Intentional Community (RPIC) is pleased to announce a Wisdom School retreat, “Learning Our Lineage, with Cynthia Bourgeault” April 4-7 at Bishop Booth Conference Center, 20 Rock Point Road, Burlington, VT. This retreat is meant for, but not limited to, those who are familiar with the RPIC Wisdom School and wish …

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Montreal Diocesan Theological College Offers Virtual Open House, March 18

Considering Theological Education? Montreal Diocesan Theological College is hosting an online open house on Monday, March 18, at 7:00 pm (Eastern Daylight Time). To register please visit https://montrealdio.ca/openhouse/. In 60 minutes, hosts from Montreal Diocesan Theological College will share the school’s range of residential and distance programs designed to help students further their vocation in …

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