Stopping Harassment and Creating Cultures of Respect course available from ChurchNEXT features Robin

Robin Hammeal-Urban, CT Canon for Mission Integrity and Training and Gretchen Carlson, Lutheran-raised news journalist and author of the New York Times Bestseller Be Fierce will explore the critical and timely topic of the #MeToo Movement, Sexual Misconduct, and the church. This free course, available from ChurchNEXT, is ideal for individuals looking to better understand sexual harassment, as well as congregations and their leaders looking to spur conversation around sexual harassment and misconduct. Resources for those that want to take the course as a group are available in the course description. #CT #Training #SexualMisconduct

Re/Watch our Exploring Diversity and Nurturing Cultural Competence web conversations

The Province I Task Force on Exploring Multicultural Awareness and Nurturing Cultural Competency has offered a monthly webinar series on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm ET during the academic year. The series is designed to raise awareness, provide resources, and offer hopeful approaches for talking across difference and celebrating diversity. Recordings of these webinars are available here. The series will resume in September May 15, 2018 May 15 Implicit Unconscious Bias, A Root of Racial and Cultural Problems with Chant Bhan Apr17, 2018 New Americans with Bps Ian Douglas and Nick Knisely Mar 20, 2018 Latino Ministries with Ema Rosera-Nordalm Feb 20, 2018 The Episcopal

Re/Watch our Deacons Talking web conversations

Province I has a new website. It contains a special section devoted to diaconal ministry that includes links to previous Deacons Talking web conferences. If you miss our live conversations, you can find recordings of them here. May 17, 2018 - General Convention with Stan Baker and Jan Grinnell Apr 20, 2018 - The Episcopal Church and the Latino Community with Ema Rosaro-Nordalm Apr 19, 2018 - What is Happening in Our Ministries (Private) Mar 15, 2018 - Ministry to Persons with Dementia with Jerry Jacobs Feb 18, 2018 - Springfield's "Big Blue" with Eric Elley and Linda Taupier - Sorry, no recording available Jan 18, 2018 - Tuberville Farm Coop with James Ballard and Ralph Perkins Dec 18, 20

Stewardship Day -- SAVE THE DATE - Sept 29, 2018 9 am-3 pm

Stewardship Day will be September 29, 2018, 9 am - 3 pm. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 57 Woodbridge Street, South Hadley, MA 01075. ‌ Come for some new perspectives on approaching stewardship with Chick Lane and Grace Pomroy! Charles R. Lane and Grace Duddy Pomroy provide a diverse approach to their shared conviction —stewardship belongs at the heart of each individual and each congregation. The day will include presentations by Lane and Pomroy, lunch, time for parishes to brainstorm with their team and with other teams, and 2 copies of the book, Embracing Stewardship, for each parish team. Please note: Embracing Stewardship offers an approach to yearly stewardship. The information and n

TECConversations Announced

A highlight of General Convention 2018 will be The Episcopal Church Conversations (TEConversations), three innovative, inspirational and informative sessions featuring brief talks, videos and engaging interludes. Each TEConversations session will be 90 minutes and will include three speakers, videos, music interludes and deeper small group engagement. The speakers represent international leaders, well-known Episcopalians, and rising voices in the church. The TEConversations will be emceed by David Crabtree, News Anchor at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, NC and a deacon in the Diocese of North Carolina. The TEConversations topics, times and speakers are: Racial Reconciliation Friday, July 6 from 1

Province I Gains Grant to Share Stories of Small Vital Congregations

Roanridge Trust Award Grants announced for innovative leadership development programs May 2, 2018 Twelve projects in ten dioceses and two provinces, totaling $211,210 for the Roanridge Trust Award Grants, have been announced for 2018. The Roanridge Trust Award Grants are provided annually for creative models of leadership development, training and ministries in small towns and rural communities across the Episcopal Church. Recipients The twelve projects receiving 2018 Roanridge Trust Grants are: Diocese of Oklahoma, ELCA Joint Oklahoma Small Church Leadership Summit: $5,000 Diocese of Long Island, Rural & Migrant Ministry's CASA: $20,000 Diocese of North Carolina, Lee County Literacy Counci

Western MA Preparing for Oct 20-21 REVIVAL

Update: Revival Q & A So, what is an Episcopal revival? The Episcopal Church has hosted several revivals. As the website describes it, “A revival is a dedicated series of gatherings that combine inspiring worship, compelling teaching, honest faith-sharing, intensified prayer, and some form of engagement with the mission of God – all for the sake of the spiritual renewal and transformation of people and of society.” Our hope for the revival is not just that we have a wonderful weekend event, but that it sparks in those who attend a greater passion to be part of the Jesus movement and an opportunity to join in the ongoing ministries to which the church is committed (such as evangelism, reconci

Congrats to Maine and Massachusetts Young Adult and Campus Ministry recepients

[May 3, 2018] A total of $139,000 has been awarded to 20 recipients of the Episcopal Church2018 Young Adult and Campus Ministry grants. Young Adult and Campus Ministry Grants provide funding for dioceses, congregations, and community college/tribal college/university campuses that are doing or seek to do ministry with young adults on and off college campuses. “These grants help the Episcopal Church live into an expanded understanding of what it means to be in ministry with young adults on and off college campuses,” said the Rev. Shannon Kelly, Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries. “This is a growing ministry, one that shows the church how to engage mission and the Jesus Moveme

Dio Maine Accepting Nominations

On May 3, Stephen Lane's 10th anniversary as Bishop, the Discernment Committee for the Tenth Bishop of Maine released the diocesan profile and announced that nominations and applications for bishop diocesan are now being accepted. Self-nominations are welcome. Please feel free to share the profile and the nomination information far and wide. The profile, nomination form, and application form may be found online at www.bishopquest.me. All forms and required attachments must be submitted electronically. Nominations will be accepted until Wednesday, May 30, 2018, and applications must be submitted on or before Monday, June 4, 2018. Visit www.bishopquest.me for news and updates throughout the E

Barbara Brown Taylor among Baylor's List of "Effective" Preachers

Baylor University has released its list of the 12 most "effective" preachers in the English language. The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor is among them. Check out video clips of each of the twelve here: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/01/us/baylor-preachers-full-list-videos/ #Preaching

Province I awarded Roanridge Trust Award Grant for Models of Ministry in Small Vital Congregations P

[May 2, 2018] Twelve projects in ten dioceses and two provinces, totaling $211,210 for the Roanridge Trust Award Grants, have been announced for 2018. The Roanridge Trust Award Grants are provided annually for creative models of leadership development, training and ministries in small towns and rural communities across theEpiscopal Church. Recipients The twelve projects receiving 2018 Roanridge Trust Grants are: Diocese of Oklahoma, ELCA Joint Oklahoma Small Church Leadership Summit:$5,000 Diocese of Long Island, Rural & Migrant Ministry's CASA: $20,000 Diocese of North Carolina, Lee County Literacy Council/Augustine Literacy Project: $10,000 Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, Dismantl

The River of Life 2017: Connecticut River Pilgrimage was featured on NHPBS's "Windows to th

Willem Lange follows the Provincial River of Life 40-day Pilgramage as pilgrims follow the Connecticut River from the source to the sea. Willem interviews the Rev. Steve Blackmer, Kairos Earth and river guides Mark & Lisa Kutolowski in this PBS feature called "Holy Flotilla." View the 26 min program here: http://video.nhpbs.org/video/3011345993/ #RiverofLife #KiarosEarth #Pilgrimage #paddle

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