Experience an Introductory Wisdom School at Rock Point, March 11-14, 2018

Come and Experience Vermont’s Introductory Wisdom School from Sunday, March 11, 2018 (4:00 PM) to Wednesday, March 14, 2018 (after lunch) at Rock Point in Burlington, VT. What Is a Wisdom School? “Wisdom Schools are a format for integral learning that’s based in some of the deepest roots for transformation and change in the Christian tradition. Wisdom schools are about awakening the yearning for a different kind of presence in the world and then developing the skills and the knowledge base to apply that, to transform your own life and the life of people around you.” — Cynthia Bourgeault Tapping into both ancient and emerging teachings, Wisdom Schools teach contemplative prayer, chant, consci

The Episcopal Church in Vermont Mobilizes for Evangelism in 2018

“Evangelism has been a priority of the Diocesan Council for the past two years, and we now feel ready to launch more fully into this important aspect of our participation in the Jesus Movement,” Bishop Tom Ely said, adding that we “are ready to go deeper in our witness to Christ by better equipping our leaders (lay and clergy) and our people for a more effective, bold and engaging proclamation of the Gospel.” For the past two years Diocesan Council has made evangelism a priority, and now it will be the focus of a diocesan effort in 2018. Indeed, for the past two years Diocesan Council has made evangelism a priority, and now it will be the focus of a diocesan effort in 2018. Beginning with a

Executive Council Committee On AntiRacism (ECCAR) Releases New Framework

James McKim, chair and Province I rep to ECCAR, explains the committee's new framework for AntiRacism training. This framework focuses on competencies. This program is part of the Province I Taskforce on Nurturing Cultural Competency and Exploring Multicultural Awareness' webinar series on the third Tuesday of each month from 7:30-8:30 pm ET. There is a closed Facebook group discussing the framework. Ask to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/441284286265339 You can also access this presentation at https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Hiyfu8fC55GknofAqULYtYg8jdT2WtbsewaPTpxwGns/edit?usp=sharing #AntiRacism #BelovedCommunity #Training #ExecutiveCouncil

New ChurchNext TV course "Sacramentum" featuring Bishop Douglas

Embark upon an online experience of sacred community exploring Jesus and his teachings through an Episcopal lens.This weekly, 7-session course is designed for those who want a deeper understanding of the Christian faith, long-time believers looking to broaden their learning as well as those preparing for baptism, confirmation, reception into the Episcopal Church, reaffirmation of baptismal vows. Cost: If you're an individual, it is $99 if your parish does not subscribe to ChurchNext, it is half off that if your parish does subscribe to ChurchNext. If you're part of a Parish Group that wants to subscribe: $99 per student in the group, half off that if your parish subscribes. Registration for

RI Episcopal Cathedral serves as center of racial reconciliation

On Monday night, the public was invited to get its first glimpse of the changes at the Cathedral of St. John, including extensive exhibits from Brown University’s Center For the Study of Slavery and Justice and the Little Compton Historical Society’s presentation on the history of Rhode Island’s role in the slave trade. PROVIDENCE — As the nation grappled with heightened racial tensions in 2015, the U.S. Episcopal Church made a formal commitment to the work of racial reconciliation and installed its first black national leader. That same year, a project in Rhode Island began to get some national attention, too. Undertaken by the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, it was a reconfiguration of

Participate in TI's Values In Action conversation at a New England site

Register for the Trinity Institute conference “Values in Action” to hear the Most Rev. Michael Curry preach a message of hope in a time when so many are feeling discouraged. Attend in New York City this February or at one of the partner sites in New England: Connecticut Bridgeport St. John's Episcopal Contact: Kurt Huber - revkjh@att.net Contact: Carlos de la Torre - cdelatorre@episcopalct.org www.stjohns.com New London St. Francis House Contact: Ellen Adams - deaconellen98@yahoo.com www.stfrancishousenl.org Stamford St. John's Episcopal Church Contact: Carol Henderson - GWHenderson@msn.com www.stjohns-stamford.org Vernon St. John's Episcopal Chu

Join Conversations about Values In Action at a Site Near You

Discerning shared values is crucial to forming powerful partnerships and moving forward with courageous intention. This year's Trinity Institute focuses on Values in Action and features leading activists, theologians, authors, and experts who will share their vision of how to integrate core values into strategic and effective action. This year's presenters include the Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness; Pádraig Ó Tuama, poet, theologian, and mediator; and Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and undocumented immigrant. As in year's past

Discernment and Debate Forums Help Episcopalians Prepare for 2018 General Convention

Many forums are emerging in anticipation of the discernment and debate Episcopalians will embrace at the 2018 General Convention in Austin. Here are some of the sites you may wish to explore in preparation: General Convention of the Episcopal Church https://www.facebook.com/groups/501032593307352/ RevisionMatters: Lived experience with prayer book liturgy in action https://medium.com/revision-matters Reimagine the Episcopal Church with Marriage Equality https://www.facebook.com/MarriageEquality4TEC/ General Convention 2018 volunteers https://www.facebook.com/general.convention.2018.volunteers/ General Convention Website http://www.generalconvention.org Blue Book Reports https://www

Presiding Bishop Curry on Human Trafficking

“Trafficking in persons is a crime that goes against the most basic tenets of our faith” [January 11, 2018] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry has issued the following statement on Human Trafficking. As we observe National Human Trafficking Awareness Month 2018, it is important that we recognize trafficking in persons is a crime that goes against the most basic tenets of our faith. It is also, unfortunately, all too common and puts millions in danger every day. Human trafficking manifests itself in a variety of ways and in a variety of industries from personal servitude to agriculture to hotels and hospitality or to commercial sex work. But what we know for sure

Save the Date: Introductory Wisdom School Retreat Coming to Rock Point on March 11-14

The Rock Point Intentional Community (RPIC) recently announced an Introductory Wisdom School to be held at the Bishop Booth Conference Center, 20 Rock Point Road, Burlington, VT from Sunday, March 11 through Wednesday, March 14, 2018. The Rev. Matthew Wright will be leading this retreat. The Rev. Wright is an Episcopal priest, writer, and retreat leader working to renew the Christian Wisdom tradition within a wider interspiritual framework. He serves as priest-in-charge at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock, NY and is a teacher for Northeast Wisdom, a non-profit organization rooted in the teaching lineage of Cynthia Bourgeault. Matthew lives with his wife, Yanick, alongside the brot

Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John

This outstanding Lenten study is from the Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE), in partnership with Virginia Theological Seminary's Center. Participants can order a stand alone prayer journal, which will guide them through the season, getting to know Jesus and themselves through the Johannine scripture. Scripture and prayers are provided for each day, along with space for journaling or drawing. The strength of this program is in its ability to connect individuals through small groups. The CMT has created facilitation guides and weekly leader guides for this purpose. Free facilitation guides are available for: Adult small groups Teens and youth Sunday morning forum Online groups L

UTO and the Good Book Club

UTO is grateful to be a part of the Forward Movement experience called the Good Book Club, which begins on February 11, the first Sunday of Lent. The Good Book Club is an invitation to all Episcopalians (and anyone interested) to read through the books of Luke and Acts in the Bible during Lent and Easter. Organizations from around the Church are creating materials to support individuals and groups in the process of reading through the Bible. We are pleased to announce that UTO is offering a free downloadable booklet, Mission of Gratitude, for you to use on this Lenten journey. Each week, the booklet offers a short reflection on the readings, questions for contemplation or discussion, space t

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