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Diocesan Council

July 25 Diocesan Council Meeting Highlights

By the Rev. J. Robert Spainhour | Mission District 1 Minutes of the previous meeting and Treasure’s report were approved with thanksgiving. A draft operating budget for 2020, that is very healthy and mission oriented, was presented for initial reading. The Alleluiafund had approximately half of the desired $40,000 raised. On September 14, the Alleluia! …

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July 25 Bishop’s Report to Diocesan Council

(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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Diocesan Council Meeting Highlights, May 11, 2019

By Jean Wilson The Diocesan Council met at Christ Church, Montpelier. The Rev. Dr. Fred Moser reported that he recently returned from the National Workshop on Christian Unity and Annual Meeting of the Episcopal Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers. Much time was spent reflecting on the potential Episcopal/United Methodist work toward Full Communion agreement, and …

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Diocesan Council Meeting Highlights, April 13, 2019

By Barbara Johnson The April 13 meeting of the Diocesan Council was called to order by the Right Reverend Thomas C. Ely at 10:00 a.m. Opening devotions, based on The Way of Love were led by Alice Daley, including a brief reflection on the Importance of Welcoming Jesus (Matt. 10:14). The Consent Agenda was approved. …

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Diocesan Council Bishop’s Report, March 7

By the Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Ely 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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Bishop’s Report to Diocesan Council, March 7

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; St. Andrew’s, Colchester, the Rev. Robert Leopold, …

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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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Diocesan Council Meeting Highlights, February 9, 2019

Diocesan Council Meeting Highlights, February 9, 2019 By Dinny Hawskworth A cold wind under bright blue skies accompanied the members of the Diocesan Council on their journey to St. Paul’s in White River Junction. As always the meeting opened with devotions. We spent the morning reviewing reports from Committees. Specifics about the search and upcoming …

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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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