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Missional News

Vermont Diocese Awards $22,000 in Grants

Vermont Diocese Awards $22,000 in Grants Episcopal Church in Vermont Funds Three Local Mission Initiatives The Grants and Loans Committee of the Episcopal Church in Vermont recently awarded grants totaling $22,000 to help fund three mission initiatives across the state of Vermont. We are pleased to announce the following recipients: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Wells: …

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Made Possible by Moments of Thankfulness: A Message from United Thank Offering

Made Possible by Moments of Thankfulness: A Message from United Thank Offering By Wendy Grace | Diocesan United Thank Offering Coordinator As Christians, we are taught from the beginnings of our faith to be thankful. We give thanks to God for all the gifts in our lives. We say “grace” at mealtimes, giving thanks for the …

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A Reflection on the World Meeting of Peoples’ Movements: An Interfaith Approach to Abundant Life

A Reflection on the World Meeting of Peoples’ Movements: An Interfaith Approach to Abundant Life By Sylvia Knight Tierra, Trabajo, y Techo in Spanish. Terra, Labora, Domus in Latin. Land, Work, Housing in English, as well as Immigration and Racism. These were the themes of a conference of roughly 500 people assembled by the social …

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United Thank Offering Now Accepting 2017 Grant Applications

United Thank Offering Now Accepting 2017 Grant Applications Looking to fund or staff a startup ministry? UTO is now accepting applications for grants that meet this year’s theme: The Jesus Movement. The application deadline is Friday, March 3, 2017, at 5:00 pm EST. Learn more and download the necessary forms online at http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/uto-grants. For additional …

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Diocesan Council Ratifies New Grants & Loans Committee

Diocesan Council Ratifies New Grants & Loans Committee New Team to Streamline,  Simplify Access to Diocesan Funds By Tom Eshelman Bishop Ely has appointed the newly formed Grants and Loans Committee of the Diocese and the members were approved at the December 17 meeting of the Diocesan Council. The members are Tom Eshelman (chair), Canon …

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Christ Church Discovers Local Mission through Centers of Creativity

Christ Church Discovers Local Mission through Centers of Creativity Discernment process unites church and community In the past five-plus years at Christ Church-Montpelier, discernment has been at the heart of all major decisions, and it’s a discernment process that revolves around what the Rev. Paul Habersang calls Centers for Creativity. He defines Centers of Creativity …

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Local Mission Approaches Make Meaningful Progress

Local Mission Approaches Make Meaningful Progress Dramatic Presentation Demonstrates God’s Process at Work Local Mission Approach has been described as “God’s Process at Work,” “the Jesus Movement in Vermont,” and “a documented process of discernment, planning, acting and reflecting,” but the question for many Vermont congregations seeking to identity and articulate their own Approach is, …

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Mission at Work: A Theology of Local Mission Approaches in the Diocese of Vermont

Mission at Work: A Theology of Local Mission Approaches in the Diocese of Vermont Q: What is the mission of the Church? A: The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ. (Book of Common Prayer, page 855) Mission is God’s process at work. A …

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