The Right Reverend Thomas Ely, Bishop of Vermont, warmly invites you to:
"Becoming More Missional: A Convocation for The Episcopal Church in Vermont"
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Trinity Episcopal Church, Rutland (Childcare will be provided and we invite you to carpool, if possible)
Together, we are ALL The Episcopal Church in Vermont and ALL are invited to this convocation. This is an opportunity to share some of the decisions and directions this year-long consultation "Becoming More Missional" has provided. To learn more, read Bishop Ely's full invitation and watch video of one of the Church Hall Meetings that took place earlier this spring.
The Diocesan Altar Guild (DAG) invites you to attend their annual gathering featuring the program: “The Holy Land: Finding Peace and Dignity for All.” The Rev. Canon Nicholas Porter, founder of Jerusalem PeaceBuilders and priest serving St. Mary’s in the Mountains, Wilmington will join Bishop Ely for this program. They will offer a 90-minute program that will include an orientation to the Holy Land, some sharing of Bishop Ely’s sabbatical time there last summer and the work of Kids4Peace and Jerusalem PeaceBuilders here in Vermont and beyond.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 9:30am
St. James' Episcopal Church, Arlington (directions to St. James')
Coffee and simple snacks will be provided at registration, and lunch will be served
10:00am: Program -- The Holy Land: Finding Peace and Dignity for All
11:30am: Eucharist, lunch and the DAG business meeting will follow the program
From Bishop Ely: "Please take the time to read these important and powerful words of wisdom and witness from Bishop Sutton. I am weeping and praying with him." Read the statement
"Episcopal Relief & Development is working with the ecumenical ACT Alliance in Nepal and local partners in northern India and southwest China regarding urgent needs and assessment efforts following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck near Kathmandu on the morning of April 25 ..." Read the full statement.
“A New Heaven and a New Earth: Jumpstarting Enduring Connections to Rock Point” will be conducted on Friday, June 5, 2015 and Saturday, June 6, 2015. Using John Philip Newell’s book, “The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings” as a starting point, the retreat will center around four reflections and accompanying activities, presented by members of the Rock Point intentional Community within the rhythm of Gathering Prayer; Night Prayer/Compline; Morning Prayer; and a closing Eucharist.
The schedule is:
Friday, June 5th – arrive any time from 2 pm to 6 pm. Registration and personal time, with crackers, cheese and beverages (fruit juice, water, coffee, tea) until 6.
CLERGY ARE INVITED TO VEST IN WHITE
CLERGY ARE INVITED TO VEST IN WHITE
Creating a Culture of Generosity
May 29, 30, 2015
May 28, 2015
Camp Allen, Texas
The Very Rev. Gary Hall, Dean of the Washington National Cathedral will present two keynote addresses at the annual TENS conference on May 29 and 30, 2015. He will be speaking on, "Creating a Culture of Generosity". Dean Hall brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to the area of stewardship. He has lead congregations from the West to the East. He also served as President and Dean of Seabury Theological Seminary.
In addition to Dean Hall's presentations, the conference is offering nine workshops on the following topics: Annual Campaign, Multi-Generational Generosity, Story Telling, Planned Giving, Vestry Generosity, Living Generously, Using TENS Resources, Year Round Generosity, and Fostering a Generous Community in a Digital World.
The conference will kick off with the Eucharist. Bishop Andy Doyle will preach.
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