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St. Thomas & Grace Brandon Welcomes New Priest in Partnership

By Franci Farnsworth BRANDON, VT – The Rev. Rachel Field joined St. Thomas and Grace Episcopal Church as priest in partnership on August 29. The position is a quarter-time role, an arrangement that will enable the Rev. Field to pursue her call as both a sacramental minister and an environmental educator and activist. The Rev. …

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St. James’ Arlington Calls New Priest in Partnership

By Nancy Boardman ARLINGTON, VT – On Sunday, September 15, the parish of St. James’ Episcopal Church in Arlington celebrated the new ministry of the Rev. Mary Robinson White as its priest in partnership. A native of Arizona, the Rev. White graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in Elementary Education. She taught …

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Louisville Institute Provides Grant Opportunities for Clergy, Religious Scholars

Funded by Lilly Endowment and based at Louisville Seminary, the Louisville Institute supports people who lead and study North American religious institutions, advancing scholarship that will contribute to church, academy, and wider society. LI grants and fellowships support three strategic constituencies: pastors; early career scholars; and senior researchers and scholars. Learn about these and other …

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Travel the Way of Love with the Rev. Becca Stevens, July 23

Traveling the Way of Love, Episode 4: Turn, the latest installment of a new video series from The Episcopal Church Office of Communication, premieres July 23, 3:00 p.m. EDT on The Episcopal Church website and on The Episcopal Church Facebook page. Hosted by Chris Sikkema, the Office of Communication’s manager for special projects, Traveling the Way of Love shares stories …

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Episcopal Evangelism Grants Available: Application Deadline October 1

By The Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Episcopal institutions can now apply for the next round of the Episcopal Evangelism Grants Program, designed to fund local and regional evangelism efforts in the Episcopal Church. The application deadline is October 1. “At its best, evangelism is a response to the deepest needs of our neighbors …

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The Rev. Bob Stuhlmann Answers Priest-in-Partnership Call at Calvary Underhill

New Template Expands Possibilities for Alternative Ministry Models in Vermont By Maurice L. Harris UNDERHILL, VT – The vestry of Calvary Episcopal Church recently announced that the Rev. Bob Stuhlmann has accepted a call as the parish’s new Priest-in-Partnership. Bob’s first day in his new role was May 1. Specially tailored to the needs and …

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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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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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What is Church? And What Does That Have To Do With Economic Justice in the 21st Century?

What is Church? And What Does That Have To Do With Economic Justice in the 21st Century? By the Rev. Beth Ann Maier, MD What is church? And what does that have to do with economic justice in the 21st Century? These are questions I have been asking myself. As we sat by and watched …

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Bishop Thomas Ely Calls for Moral Revival at Vermont’s State Capitol

Bishop Thomas Ely Calls for Moral Revival  at Vermont’s State Capitol Episcopal Bishop Lends Voice and Commitment to Poor People’s Campaign Montpelier, Vermont – To follow is a statement by the Right Reverend Thomas C. Ely, bishop of the Episcopal Church in Vermont, delivered today at the Vermont Poor People’s Campaign rally on the steps of …

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