PROVINCE ONE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES
NEW ENGLAND DIOCESES AND BISHOPS
- CT - Ian T. Douglas
- CT- Laura Ahrens
- CT - Jim Curry
Diocese of CT (Facebook)
- MA- Tom Shaw (Via Jackie Drapeau)
- MA - Gayle Harris
Diocese of MA (Facebook)
- ME - Stephen Lane
Diocese of ME (Facebook)
- NH - A. Robert (Rob) Hirschfeld
Diocese of NH (Facebook)
- RI - Nicholas Knisely
Diocese of RI
- VT - Tom Ely
Diocese of VT (Facebook)
- W MA - Doug Fisher
Diocese of W MA (Facebook)
- Altar Guild - Nancy Feid
- Anti-Racism - Ema Rosera-Nordalm
- Campus Min Network - Cameron Partridge
- Chancellors - open
- Christian Formation - open
- Deacons Network - Kyle Pedersen
- Diocesan Canons of the Ordinary and Professional Staff - Charles LaFond
- Energy Stewardship Minister - Stephanie Johnson
- Hisp Min - open
OTHER NETWORKS IN THE PROVINCE
- Daughters of the King - Donna Abramov
- Episcopal Church Women - Province 1 ECW - Shirley Greiman
- National Episcopal Health Ministry - Ginny Wagenseller
- United Thank Offering - Barbi Tinder, Province I rep and UTO President
SYNOD DELEGATES AND ALTERNATIVES
- CT Lay, Sylvia Ho (2014, 3 yr term)
- CT Clergy, Sandra Stayner (2014, 3 yr term)
- ME Lay, Theodore Fletcher (2014, 2 yr term)
- ME Clergy, Kit Wang (2013, 2 yr term)
- MA Lay, Paula Toland (2014, 3 yr term)
- MA Clergy, Viki Pretti (2014, 3 yr term)
- NH Lay, Johanna Young (2013, 3 yr term)
- NH Lay Alternate, Lindley Rankine (2013, 3 yr term)
- NH Clergy Gail Avery (2013, 3 yr term)
- NH Clergy Alternate, Allanna Van Antwerpen (2013, 3 yr term)
- RI - Dante Tavolaro
- VT Lay, Michelle Peattie (2013, 3 yr term)
- VT Clergy, Lee Alison Crawford (2013, 3 yr term)
- VT Clergy Alternate, Joel Hill (2013, 3 yr term)
- W MA Clergy, Thomas H Damrosch (2014, 2 yr term)
- W MA Clergy Alternate, Nancy Webb Stroud (2014, 2 yr term)
- W MA Lay, Margo McMahon (2013, 2 yr term)
- W MA Alternate, Ruth Mahoney (2013, 2 yr term)
Diocesan Convention Dates:
June 21-July 2 Deep Waters: Men's Wilderness Canoe Journey (Open to Men, ages 18-30)
|This 12-day wilderness journey will take us through some of the most wild and gorgeous waterways of the Eastern United States, along numerous remote Maine lakes and into the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. We will spend our days on the water, settling into the timeless rhythm of paddling across vast expanses of the North Woods and learning many of the 'old ways', the wilderness skills known and cherished by traditional Northern cultures. This trip will be an opportunity for us as men to grow together and individually into the strongest, best versions of ourselves.
Most evenings, around the campfire, we'll explore classical understandings of mature, vital manhood, and how to live a life of purpose, power and passion in response to the great needs of the world in our time. Topics will include: men and nature, vocation and following your soul's deepest calling, embodiment and embracing instinctual energies, asceticism, spiritual disciplines, and spiritual growth, and cultivating authentic relationships. We will include some practical training in practicing classic ascetical and spiritual disciplines including prayer, meditation, fasting and physical conditioning. Website for more information.
August 2-12 Nature And Spiritual Transformation (Open to everyone)
This 11-day journey in the eastern portion of New York's Adirondack Park near Lake George is a comprehensive, experiential encounter with the power of the natural world to facilitate spiritual growth. While drawing on insights from other spiritual traditions, our focus will be on the role of nature and wilderness as experienced in the Christian monastic and contemplative traditions as a doorway into transformed relationship with God. Participants will experience first-hand powerful exercises and practices for entering into deeper relationship with both Creator and Creation. This program is open to any person with an established spiritual discipline, and is designed especially for pastors, retreat leaders, counselors, spiritual directors, and others who seek to support and guide others in deepening their interior lives.
Following several days of training, participants will build a shelter using natural materials, and then participate in a three-day solo patterned around an inner participation in the Paschal Mystery - the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This time of intensive prayer and optional fasting is a powerful opportunity to enter into the willing death of old aspects of the self that no longer serve us, and to open to the emergence of a life of increased inner freedom and deeper union with God.
Website for more information.
Episcopal Diocese of New Hamphire initiates search for Canon for Mission Resources. Click to see Job Description.
Mission is Message!
Seven Criteria for Mission (as adopted by Maine Diocesan Convention on October 23, 2011)
- Diocesan resources will support program/ministry efforts that are Christ-centered and Gospel-oriented.
- Diocesan resources will support program/ministry efforts that collaborate with other churches, communities and affinity groups and demonstrate a willingness to share personnel and resources.
- Diocesan resources will support those program/ministry efforts led by those who can demonstrate their experience as well as passion for their particular ministry
- Diocesan resources will support program/ministry efforts with evaluation processes in place and those that can articulate a plan to achieve sustainability.
- Diocesan resources will support program/ministry efforts whose leaders are willing to share their successes and best practices as well as failures with other congregations or collaborative groups that wish to replicate their work in other parts of the Diocese.
- Diocesan resources will support program/ministry efforts that demonstrate a willingness to move from a centralized approach to ones that will involve and benefit a wide range and number of people within the diocese and beyond.
- Diocesan resources will support program/ministry efforts that demonstrate the values of transparency, equity, fairness and collaboration.
The Province 1 Energy Stewardship Minister, the Rev Stephanie Johnson, has been busy! Check out the new Energy Stewardship web page (click here or use the "drop down menu" under Ministry Networks on the red bar above) and learn about the "Turn of the Light for God's Sake" campaign currently underway.
From 2012 General Convention: Bishop Curry Challenges us to be Crazy Christians!
See General Convention tab above for a 2012 recap.
Seed Money for Growing God's Mission
The Executive Committee is now accepting grant applications from Province I members for mission-oriented projects or programs. Grants of $500-$2,500 are available for collaborative projects/programs that involve two or more Province I dioceses. Proposals are accepted throughout the year until funds are exhausted and will be reviewed during the monthly Executive Committee Meeting, usually the first week of the month. We anticipate that most projects/programs will occur within the fiscal year, though multi-year efforts will be accepted with assumption that the grant could be renewed or extended into another fiscal year.
To apply, download the application form as a .pdf file or download the application in Word (.doc or .docx). Then, email your completed file to the Province 1 Executive Director. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader if you use the .pdf.
Caring for God's Creation - A Four-week Multi-generational Curriculum - $2500 - to assist congregations develop and deepen theological appreciation for and concern about the environment as highlighted by the House of Bishops Pastoral Teaching. Vermont's Bishop Tom Ely is leading a team that includes Province 1 Energy Stewardship Minister the Rev Stephanie Johnson to create and publish this curriculum. The goal is to have a preliminary draft by February which will be piloted in congregations then tweaked for church-wide launch in September 2013. Partners come from across the country and include Province 4, The Episcopal Church, and individual bishops - contact The Right Rev. Thomas Ely or The Rev. Stephanie Johnson.
2012 GRANT DISTRIBUTION
- CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING - $2500 in each 2012 and 2013 - ULCUCUThe staff of Province I dioceses will collaboratively develop a program designed to increase the cultural competency of the clergy and lay leaders in our dioceses. This program will enable participants to enhance their ability to build relationships with people of differing cultural or life circumstances: race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, ableness, language, political views, religious differences, etc. It is designed to address both “isms” and the more benign differences that divide us and increase the participant’s capacity to lead. We anticipate that the program will be offered several times a year in the Province over the next five years. Contact the Rev Canon Linda Grentz.
- ECUMENICAL CONVERSATION ON FORMING ORDAINED MINISTERS - $2500 - Grant will be used for May 9, 2013 Province 1 ecumenical conversation on best practices in forming ordained leaders for the Christian church in the 21st century hosted by the Episcopal Diocese of CT and Hartford Seminary. Contact the Rev. Molly James, PhD.
- STIRRINGS OF THE SPIRIT - $2500 - a strategy for the Episcopal Church in Vermont to discern where the Spirit is calling us through exploring new understandings and expressions of what it means to follow Jesus in a rapidly changing world. In the years 2013—15, a leadership team will research, explore, and identify resources, models, and funds to enact and support spiritually healthy church communities and inspire new expressions of church. Funds from Province 1 will assist us in the start-up phase. Contact Susan Ohlidal
- CAMPUS MINISTRY NETWORK - contact the Rev. Cameron Partridge
- ENERGY STEWARDSHIP CURRICULUM - $2500 - contact the Rt. Rev. Tom Ely/the Rev. Stephanie Johnson
- TITLE IV TRAINING - $1000 - contact Rev. Canon Mally Lloyd
- RHYTHMS OF GRACE - Training for Province - $525 - contact The Rev. Rebecca Black. 28 people attended the training, from 7 parishes, and three dioceses: Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The Diocese of Maine will begin the Rhythms of Grace service at St. Stephen the Martyr in Waterboro, Maine in October 2012. The Diocese of New Hampshire will begin the Rhythms of Grace service at St. Christopher’s in Hampstead, NH on October 6, 2012. The Diocese of MA South Shore Deanery is planning to begin two Rhythms of Grace services – once the sites are picked, services will most likely begin in November 2012.
- TURN OFF THE LIGHTS, FOR GOD's SAKE -Energy Stewardship Campaign - $2375 - contact The Rev. Stephanie Johnson.
- CRUSHING POVERTY: SERVICE AND SOLIDARITY WITH THOSE ON THE EDGE - New England Deacons Network Conference- $1000 - contact The Rev Deacon Kyle Pedersen
Prov VIII - Barbara Ross
Prov IX - Connie Sanchez
Saturday, June 1, 2013 (All day)
Saturday, June 8, 2013 (All day) - Monday, June 10, 2013 (All day)
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 4:00am
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 4:00am
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 4:00am