Cell Phone Videography as Evangelism

A free workshop for our congregations in the Worcester region! Sat, May 18, 2019 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT Worcester Polytechnic Institute 100 Institute Road Worcester, MA 01609 Learn how to use your cell phone to make great videos in your congregation. Learn what softward to use and how to make it look "professional." Learn what to do with the video after it's finished. Trainers: Ellen Lincourt and Jim Belmont Where at WPI? We will be using the Morgan Conference Room located inside the Rubin Campus Center. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cell-phone-videography-as-evangelism-tickets-59476055483?ref=estw

“Together in God’s Mission in New England”

Anyone passionate about God's Mission in the seven dioceses of New England is invited to gather Friday May 10 at All Saints’ Church, Worcester, to explore God's action in our dioceses, our churches, and our lives. Everyone – everyone! – is welcome and invited to add to stories which our provinvial Bishops, lay delegates and clergy delegates from each of the dioceses will offer. The gathering will be an opportunity for ministry groups to share stories of what God is doing in our midst and to meet with people from similar ministries in the dioceses of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Western Massachusetts. For instance, Episcopalians involved in Earth

In CT, New Safe Church Model Policies require more people to be trained; new protocols for off-site

Changes in the (Safe Church) Model Policies for Children & Youth, and for Vulnerable Adults, created and adopted by The Episcopal Church in 2018 and adopted in ECCT 1/1/2019, require more people to get training. See the chart "Appendix A", found in both Model Policies. In addition both Model Policies have additional requirements for events, programs, or trips that are held off-site. First among these requirements is assurance from the "governing body" of the sponsor that the event or program or trip will be in compliance with model policies, will make acceptable fiduciary arrangements if money is involved, and will identify or obtain proper insurance, all of these to be recorded in the minut

"Slavery, Emancipation, and Race in New England"

"Slavery, Emancipation, and Race in New England" is a six-week history course taught by Dr. Joanne Pope Melish through the Center for Reconciliation. Class sessions are held once a week and last 90 minutes. Each session consists of a brief lecture, followed by in-class examination and interpretative discussion of a short primary source document. Students are encouraged to read the provided documents in advance of each class, but there are no other mandatory assignments. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slavery-emancipation-and-race-in-new-england-a-weekly-spring-course-registration-57904528002 For spring 2019, we are offering the course in two locations on different days of the we

School of Deacons Needs a Dean!

Province I launched its School for Deacons in 2015 under the leadership of The Rev. Dr. Molly James. With Molly's appointment as deputy executive officer of the General Convention, we need a new dean. Interested clergy are invited to send a resume and cover letter to the Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens (lahrens@episcopalct.org). The deadline for applications is May 31st. Preference given to persons living in Province 1. Position Title: Dean of Province I School for Deacons Reports to/Supervisor: Bishop Suffragan of ECCT, in collaboration with Bishops of Province 1 Position Summary: The Dean of the Province I School of Deacon is responsible for the development, oversight, and implementation o

Move into prayer: River Pilgrimage

The Southeast and South Central Regions of ECCT in partnership with Kairos Earth are bringing back a Connecticut River Pilgrimage this spring. It's shorter - just Connecticut. Pilgrims are invited to move deeply into prayer, contemplation, and movement by canoe or kayak as a community together from May 24-31. There are two three-day options. Guides will again be Mark and Lisa Kutolowski, guides for the 2017 River Pilgrimage. The pilgrimage is open to applications from all faith backgrounds or none at all. More info and registration here: https://kairosearth.org/connecticutriver2019/ There is also A River of Life Pilgrimage hosted by the Episcopal Dioceses of Massachusetts and Rhode Island,

Easter Possibilities for Liberation

“Let us pray for a renewed vision for the people of God and a new commitment to break the chains of oppression.” During the Great Vigil of Easter Saturday night we heard Bishop Ely share this exhortation with us following the story of God calling Moses through the burning bush to deliver his people from oppression in Egypt. Chains of oppression? In Vermont? Sadly, yes, now. And nationally as well. Mexican and Central American immigrants without documentation live in fear of arrest and separation from their families and community despite their having no criminal record. Do our hearts and minds not recoil from such injustice? People across the country are organizing bail funds, both for immigr

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Emily Keniston, MS. Ed.

Province I Coordinator

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