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Reaffirming Our Renunciation of Evil: A Message from Bishop Shannon

Dear People of God in the Diocese of Vermont, Yesterday, members of our diocese prayed and fasted as we joined people of many faiths to mourn the deaths of over 100,000 people from COVID-19. We also grieved the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Sean Reed, Tony McDade and countless others whose lives

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Our Continuing Commitment to Protect the Vulnerable

Dear People of God in the Diocese of Vermont, On Friday, Governor Scott announced that effective immediately faith communities may resume services and gatherings at 25 percent of a building’s seating capacity, assuming all mandatory health and safety criteria are met. While I am encouraged that Vermont is moving in the right direction in curtailing

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In Barre, COVID-19 Creates the Chance to Make a Change

With the pandemic came an opportunity. The Rev. Earl Kooperkamp and the people of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Barre had been working to help homeless people in Washington County for more than a decade, serving them a hot breakfast two mornings a week, and working with ecumenical partners to help find them

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Diocesan Service of Lament June 1 at 12:15 p.m.

Watch an edited video of the Diocesan Service of Lament on YouTube.  Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has joined other faith leaders in calling for a national day of mourning and lament on June 1 as the United States exceeds 100,000 documented deaths from COVID-19. Join Bishop Shannon and the people of the Episcopal Diocese of

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New Bridge Loan Program from the Diocese of Vermont

The diocesan Grants & Loans Committee has announced a new no-interest loan program for parishes struggling to meet expenses in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Loans through the Butterfield Fund will be available in amounts up to 5% of the vestry-approved FY2020 operating budget. The loans should be used for operating expenses that

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Episcopal Church Foundation Offers Webinars May 16

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many people of faith are thinking about both end-of-life preparations and how to support the institutions and causes that matter to them through legacy planning. On May 16, Jim Murphy, managing program director at the Episcopal Church Foundation, will present two webinars to help Episcopalians make faithful and generous responses

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Online Diocesan Pentecost Celebration of Community

Online Diocesan Pentecost Celebration of Community

Watch a recording of this service on YouTube. Join Bishop Shannon and the people of the Diocese of Vermont on Sunday, May 31 at 4:00 p.m. for a Pentecost Celebration of Community. Join using this link or by dialing in from any phone using the following information: dial (646) 876-9923, code 531110497# If you are asked for a password, it is RockPoint. Please

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CARES Act 2020: Information for Congregations

Note: This post has been updated to reflect new information about the Payroll Protection Program released on the evening of April 2 and on April 5. It has also been updated on April 8 to include a downloadable copy of the Diocese of Vermont’s 501 (c) 3 letter and other relevant updates. The “CARES Act”

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Online Giving to Support Congregations During COVID-19

While churches are not meeting in person during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont is providing a way for congregants to give online to any parish and to Rock Point Center, Rock Point School and Brookhaven Learning and Treatment Center using this webpage. The webpage can also be reached by going to the

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