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Clergy News

Congregations in Transition: (Almost) Spring 2014

Canon for Transition and Leadership Development Vicki Wiederkehr offers this brief listing of the status of all congregations in transition. St. Mark’s, Augusta Canon Vicki Wiederkehr, Lay Pastoral Administrator St. Margaret’s, Belfast The Rev. Martha Kirkpatrick’s Service of Leavetaking June 1. She leaves to become rector of St. Barnabas’, Wilmington, Delaware. St. Patrick’s, Brewer The…

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Maine clergy invited to explore ministry in Lewiston

by the Rev. Peggy Day Deacon at St. Patrick’s, Brewer and member of the Clergy Day Committee Relationship-building plays an important part in the success of the efforts by Lewiston’s Trinity Church to raise up the Kingdom of God in their community. On September 17 all clergy in the Diocese are invited to explore two…

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Maine priest advocates for immigration reform

Thanks to the Rev. Virginia Marie Rincon for representing the Diocese of Maine this week in Washington, D.C.  She was one of several Maine faith leaders to meet with lawmakers to press for passage of S. 744, the comprehensive immigration reform bill. Rincon served as the diocese’s Hispanic Missioner for more than ten years and…

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Greetings and Updates from the Rev. Jack Fles

Dear Episcopal friends and colleagues: It has been almost two months since my 18 year-old daughter gave me 4.2 lbs., or 70%, of her liver on Dec. 20, 2010.  The surgery was done at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington Mass.  Each of us had a team of 12 doctors for the dual operations, which lasted…

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