Audits and Church Finances
Manual for Treasurers of Vermont Churches, 2010
A Manual for Audit Committees
Advance Preparation for Audit
Audit Compliance Review Form, 2012
Audit Certification Form, 2012
Internal Control Checklist, 2012
Parochial Reports Reconcilliation Form, 2012 (Excel format | PDF format)
Episcopal Church Manual of Business Methods in Church Affairs (2012)
Episcopal Church Parochial Report resources (2012)
Baptismal Ministry Resources
Commission on Ministry Resources
Go here for resources from the Commission on Ministry Commission on Discernment
Congregations in Transition
Click here to see a listing of Congregations in transition.
Calling New Clergy Partnership in a Congregation 2013
Note that the Handbook may not contain the most up-to-date information. For the most recent committee and congregational leadership contact information, visit the relevant page on this website.
Section 1, Diocesan, Provincial, and National Church Listings (October 2012)
Section 2, Clergy Listings (October 2012)
Section 3, Congregations (April 2011)
Section 4, Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines (April 2009).
Forms (previously included in Section 5) are linked on this page or on the Clergy Resources page.
Diocesan Prayer Calendar
Click here to download the 2013 Diocesan Prayer Calendar
Episcopal Church Congregational Resources
The Episcopal Church Office of Research examines local trends and demographics, which can help Episcopal congregations grow and better respond to the needs of their communities. Congregations that are more welcoming to newcomers offer more opportunities for transformation and mission. The "Studying Your Congregation and Community" charts break down social and demographic characteristics of Episcopal churches and their communities by geographical location. Trends in membership, average worship attendance, and financial giving can be used to indicate growth, decline, or stability. The community demographic profile provides an overview of a one-mile radius of a congregation’s physical location.
Grant and Loan Programs
Grants administered by the Congregational Support and Resources Committee
Download McClure/Discovery 2000 Initiative II Application (Talent and Resource Network)
Download McClure/Discovery 2000 Initiative III Application (Congregational Renewal and Emergency Assistance)
Download Walter P. Irish Grant Application (assistance for churches in small towns)
Go here for links to resources regarding church property insurance.
Letter of Transfer
It is customary in the Episcopal Church that when you move from one parish to another, you so do by Letter of Transfer. This can be accomplished by the Parish Secretary requesting a Letter of Transfer from your former parish. Once the Letter of Transfer is received, you become a member of the church you have transferred to.
Download a Letter of Transfer form.
Safer Church Training
Go here for information on Safer Church Training for clergy and lay leaders.
Download Diocese of Vermont Policies and Procedures Relating to Sexual Misconduct
Download Diocese of Vermont Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth/Standards and Practical Applications for Anyone Working with Children or Youth
Download the safer church training manual, Honoring Our Relationships.
Resources are here.
Click here for a listing of Supply Clergy
Compensation Schedule for Supply Clergy:
$100.00 for one Service, plus mileage, plus out of pocket expenses
$125.00 for two Services, plus mileage, plus out of pocket expenses
56.5 cents a mile for all business miles driven (2013 Current IRS Rate)
14 cents a mile when giving services to a charitable organization