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“Being with” Instead of “Doing for”–Is This Your Congregation?

The Spirit is inviting us to move from “doing for” to “being with,” from helping to listening. Usually congregations think about engaging their communities and giving help to meet needs (outreach programs, food pantry, giving help etc.). We need experiments shaped by being with people as listeners to discern what God is already doing ahead

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Video: Christ Church, Bethel develops community meal

4/14/2015 Deborah Aldrich explains, “Last year our bishop challenged us to think of how we could use our voices and our assets to relieve the suffering and the inequity that surround us … and one idea that kept rising to the surface was the idea of having a community meal.” Christ Church, Bethel has developed

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Becoming More Missional “Church Hall” Meetings

Were you unable to attend a Church Hall Meeting? Not to worry! There is an online video available.  As part of our year-long discovery and discernment process focused on the theme of Becoming More Missional (and in the spirit of the New England “Town Hall” meeting), Bishop Ely hosted a series of 10 “Church Hall”

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VIDEOS: Becoming More Missional – Consultant Videos

On Saturday, June 28th a gathering was held at Trinity Church Rutland to kick off the year-long journey of assessment, consultation and discernment now underway to help The Episcopal Church in Vermont explore and respond to the question: What do we need in order to support and sustain a more missional Episcopal Church in Vermont

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Fair Haven Parish Celebrates Rogation Sunday in the Neighborhood

On May 25th, St. Mark’s/St. Luke’s observed Rogation Sunday with a 21st Century twist. Rogare is Latin for “to ask”, and rural congregations used to depart the church building to ask God to bless newly growing things “in the neighborhood” of the geographic parish. We’ve been heeding Missional author Alan Roxburgh and his plea to

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