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Prepare-Enrich Certification Workshop Planned

October 11, 2012 Clergy and others who work with couples prior to or after marriage are invited to attend a certification workshop for using the Prepare-Enrich counseling tool on October 11 at All Saints, South Burlington. For over 30 years, Prepare-Enrich (PE) has been a powerful counseling tool to help couples prepare for marriage or …

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Belonging, Behavior and Belief: A church of the 21st Century

Diana Butler Bass in Vermont Are you looking for deeper understanding of how the church of the 21st Century will evolve? Noted author and scholar, Diana Butler Bass, will be in Vermont April 12-13, 2013 to address what she calls the “3B’s of faith: Belonging, Behavior, and Belief”. Her appearance is sponsored by the Church …

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Diocesan Council hosts budget summit

Diocesan Council hosts budget summit Diocesan Council continued a practice begun in the summer of 2008 by inviting various “stakeholders” in the Diocese to a Budget Summit for a morning of “wisdom conversations” about topics related to the preparation of the 2012 diocesan budget. The event, held at St. Paul’s, White River Junction, July 16, …

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Irene Recovery Grants Awarded

The Grant Steering Committee recently awarded $43,000 in the first cycle of grants from the $150,000 awarded to the Episcopal Church in Vermont by Episcopal Relief and Development for long-term recovery. The grants awarded are as follows: Rock Point Summer Camp Scholarships: $1,800 A diocesan program in conjunction with schools and Episcopal and other churches in flood-damaged …

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Vermont Episcopal Church Continues Irene Recovery Ministry

For the people who were affected by Tropical Storm Irene nearly a year ago, there is still a long way to go before emotional, logistical, material wholeness can begin to be a reality. However, the efforts of long-term recovery groups, parishes, the diocese, and individuals working together can – and are – making things happen that …

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Team Installed at Christ Church in Bethel

On Saturday, June 15, Bishop Ely, Susan Ohlidal, Canon for Ministry Development, and friends from around the Episcopal Church in Vermont joined Christ Church in Bethel for the installation of the Local Ministry Support Team, an expression and celebration of Christ Church’s baptismal ministry.  The special Saturday evening service marked the culmination of the Covenant …

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Tom Brackett’s Ministry Expo Presentations Available

The presentations by the Rev. Tom Brackett at this year’s Ministry Expo are now available as audio recordings. Both plenary sessions and the workshop session held with Bishop Thomas Ely for clergy and other leaders are available here. Tom Brackett, Episcopal Church Officer for Church Planting and Ministry Redevelopment, offered us a broad sweep of …

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Middlebury Calls New Rector

The Vestry of Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Middlebury, Vermont announced on Saturday June 16, 2012 the completion of their process of discernment and calling a new Rector for the community of St. Stephen’s.  On Wednesday June 13 the Ministry Discernment Team presented candidates and the Vestry elected the Reverend Susan E. McGarry to be their …

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Diocese receives grant for Irene recovery

In the spring of 2012, the Diocese of Vermont received a grant of $150,000 from Episcopal Relief and Development for long-term recovery work in communities affected by Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011. The funds will be granted through local Episcopal churches to individuals, farms, businesses, and communities recovering from Tropical Storm Irene. This third grant …

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