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Bishop’s Report to Diocesan Council – June 30, 2018

Bishop’s Report to Diocesan Council – June 30, 2018 (1) The Rev. John Perry was called as Rector (previously Priest in Partnership) at Saint John the Baptist Church in Hardwick, effective June 1, 2018. (2) The Rev. Dr. Robert K. Leopold is now serving as Interim Priest to serve at Saint Andrew’s, Colchester, starting July

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Diocesan Council Meeting Highlights – June 30, 2018

Diocesan Council Meeting Highlights – June 30, 2018 By Barbara Johnson The June meeting of the Diocesan Council, held at Christ Church, Montpelier, was called to order by The Rt. Rev. Thomas Ely at 10:00 AM. Following morning devotions, led by the Rev. Liam Muller, the Rev. Paul Habersang shared a brief overview of the

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Diocesan Council Meeting Highlights – March 22, 2018

Diocesan Council Meeting Highlights – March 22, 2018 By Maurice L. Harris Some might think it strange that I enjoy Thursday evening Council meetings. To be clear, logging into my computer for a two-hour web-conference at 7:00 PM on a weeknight is not exactly my idea of fun. However, the exceptional dedication of individuals across

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Bishop’s Report to Diocesan Council – March 22, 2018

Bishop’s Report to Diocesan Council – March 22, 2018 (1) We are pleased to welcome Rich Sagui and Ann Carroll as members of the Diocesan Ministry Support Team. Rich is our new financial Administrator and Ann is our new Office Assistant. Both hit the ground running and are welcome additions to the team. (2) The

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Bishop’s Report to Diocesan Council – February 18, 2018

Bishop’s Report to Diocesan Council – February 18, 2018 (1) Taylor Vaughn has announced that she is leaving Vermont for the warmer climes of Virginia, and hence her position as P/T Administrative Assistant in the Diocesan Office, effective February 23rd. We will miss her and wish her well. (2) The following congregations are in some

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Diocesan Council Meeting Highlights – January 19-20, 2018

Diocesan Council Meeting Highlights – January 19-20, 2018 By Lisa Newton Friday, January 19, 2018 The gathering began at the Hotel Coolidge in White River Junction, with a clear and informative presentation on the Diocesan budget from Gerry Davis, MD, Treasurer. This presentation was followed by a quick review of 2017, which is summarized here:

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Bishop’s Report to Diocesan Council – January 20, 2018

Bishop’s Report to Diocesan Council – January 20, 2018 (1) I ordained Veronika Travis as a transitional Deacon on Sunday Dec. 17, 2017, at Trinity, Shelburne. (2) Along with Bishop Alan Gates, from the Diocese of Massachusetts, I shared in the ordination to the Priesthood of Duncan Hilton at Saint Michael’s, Brattleboro on January 6,

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Rock Point Camp Report to the Rock Point Board, Sept. 2017

Report to the Rock Point Board Rock Point Camp (RPC) – (Presented to Diocesan Council on Sept. 30, 2017) 21.Sept.17 (revised) The Rev. Sherry Osborn, Camp Director HIGHLIGHTS · Successful summer despite loss of three Camp America counselors during staff training, two new full time staff were hired. Miles Spirito came to our rescue and

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Christian Formation Report, September 14, 2017

Christian Formation (Report Presented to Diocesan Council on September 30, 2017) September 14, 2017 Attending: Heidi Edson, Rob Spainhour, Mark Preece (note taking) We discussed the relationship of “formation” to “making disciples” or “discipleship”, wondered about changing our name. Were reminded that “formation” is itself still a newish usage in the church, broadening the focus

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Communication Minister’s Report to Diocesan Council, September 30, 2017

Communication Minister’s Report to Diocesan Council, September 30, 2017 1. As a follow-up to the July Communicators’ Workshops, and at the request of various parish communicators, I created an online PR kit of self-service media relations tools. The additions were announced in August and can be found on my Ministry Support Team Member page. From

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