Are you experiencing it yet? The 'Oh no, summer is almost here and I haven't registered for Rock Point Summer Camp yet!' panic?
Maybe your family is still making plans for the summer...or maybe the registration form is at the bottom of one of those piles...whatever the case may be, NOW is the time to send that registration form in!
Camp makes a difference in the life of a child! Camp provides an opportunity for a child to gain skills: communication, collaboration, confidence, creativity, and leadership. Camp helps a child to develop grit, tenacity, optimism, and self-control. Not to mention have a whole lot of fun, meet friends, learn new skills, and support them on their spiritual journey.
Save the date! September 12, 2015
Shotgun start at 10:00am
The Alleluia! Golf Open of the Episcopal Church in Vermont benefits the Alleluiafund and the ministries it supports.
The day includes competition and awards, and concludes with a Celebration BBQ.
The following is a reflection from the Rev. Carole Wageman following a retreat she did with the Church of St. Luke, the Beloved Physician in Saranac Lake, NY (a parish in the Diocese of Albany for which Bishop Ely provides Delegated Episcopal Pastoral Oversight (DEPO) at the request of the Bishop of Albany.).
“QUIZLET”: Can you name the Episcopal congregation that is associated with the Episcopal Church in Vermont (although not located in Vermont) that was also at the epicenter of a “Cure Industry” in the 19th and 20th centuries?
HINT: This congregation was the first Christian church built in its community and was conceived, founded, funded and established by lay people. [Talk about a real baptismal ministry!!]
HINT: The establishment of the church was led by a doctor who had emigrated from New York City to this community in the late 1800’s expecting he would die of tuberculosis at age 26. He recovered instead! He credited his healing to the area’s unpolluted air and brisk climate. He then established a medical center for what became the epicenter of treatment and therapy for thousands of patients seeking “The Cure” for “The White Plague” (tuberculosis). In the mid-20th century, the development and widespread use of drug therapies mostly eradicated this disease and the burgeoning “Cure Industry” waned as people were able to finally find healing from this deadly illness. This small community in the Adirondacks is now the home for an Institute (named after this doctor) that has become “a world renowned leader in the effort to better understand the immune system for the purpose of preventing and treating human diseases.”
St. Paul's Youth Group (SPY) of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington recently returned from their 2015 Costa Rica Service Trip. The SPY group delivered sermons on Sunday, May 10 and also served a traditional Costa Rican meal to supporters Friday evening. The sermons are available via podcast as well as in written form.
A Celebration of New Ministry and the welcome of the Rev. Heidi L. Edson took place at St. Luke's, Chester on Wednesday, May 6th. See more pictures at St. Luke's Flickr account.
Photo: Lew Watters
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.
“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.
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