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tracking the Spirit in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine

Diocesan Convention

Consider offering your gifts in the search for the next Bishop of Maine

Is God calling you to share your gifts and experience in the search for the Tenth Bishop of Maine? On June 22, 2019, at St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland, Bishop Steve Lane will pass the crozier to the next Bishop Diocesan of Maine. Maine Episcopalians must do lots of faithful, prayerful work in the coming…

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Bishop Steve’s welcome to Convention: “This will be a good time.”

Convention resolutions: Church funds should not support militarism

by Maurine M. Tobin St. Brendan the Navigator, Deer Isle-Stonington Episcopal Peace Fellowship of Maine The way in which the Trustees of Diocesan Funds invest funds given and bequeathed to the Diocese of Maine and many of its congregations by generations of Episcopalians is a compelling moral issue. Should these monies, gathered over time in…

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What happens when you pray for those living in poverty for a year

by the Rev. Chick Carroll Deacon at St. Paul’s, Brunswick During all of 2013 many, perhaps most parishes in the Diocese of Maine have followed the practice, at the beginning of each meeting in the parish or the Diocese, of saying a prayer for those who are poor, sick, destitute, homeless and old( BCP page…

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Social media resources from the Rev. Kelly Moughty

Social media platforms are the latest in a long line of tools we’ve been given to invite people into conversations about their faith and their lives.  The world of social media can seem intimidating and time-consuming, but the web is full of advice, hints, and platforms that can help you provide your congregation with formational…

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God’s Kingdom Surrounds Us – Let’s Take It to the Streets

Delegates, clergy, and guests will at Point Lookout in Northport on Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26, for the 194th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine. Below you’ll find links for everything you’ll need: lodging info, registration, meal purchase, display sign-up, pre-convention hearing info, the convention playlist, youth delegate applications, delegate certificate for…

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Diocese of Maine in 2013: Focus on people living in poverty

At diocesan convention in October, a resolution brought forth by 12 deacons and priests, the congregations of Piscataquis County, and Diocesan Council, and subsequently passed by clergy and lay delegates, states the following: “Resolved, that the 193rd Convention of the Diocese of Maine call upon all of its constituent committees, commissions, institutions, and congregations, to…

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Talking about poverty in Maine

by the Rev. Chick Carroll (with help with his fellow sponsors of Resolution #9) At this year’s Diocesan Convention, delegates will be asked to vote on Resolution 9. This resolution says that for 12 months, for the calendar year 2013, every meeting of a commission or committee within the Diocese and within every congregation will…

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Convention’s opening procession

Thanks to the Rev. Sudie Blanchard, deacon at St. George’s, York Harbor, for sharing her video of the opening procession at Convention.   [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coaupXHqAgw]

Strengthening communities of faith for God’s mission: a new mission strategy for the Diocese of Maine

The Annual Convention of the Diocese of Maine, on its several year journey around the points of the compass, concluded yesterday its second convention held at Sunday River in the Western Mountains.  While not all the business set to go before the 350 Maine Episcopalians gathered was completed over the two-day convention, one of the…

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