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Grant opportunities from the Diocese of Maine help bridge the gap

Since 2007, the Diocese of Maine has made .07% of its income available to support international efforts and ministries that help to alleviate poverty. Any Maine congregation or program group may offer a proposal to Diocesan Council for consideration to fund an international development effort. Past grants have included the Al Ahli Arab Hospital in…

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Dreaming about a new ministry in your community?

Apply now for a 2016 Round 2 New Initiative Fund grant from Diocesan Council. Each congregation and organization in the Diocese of Maine is eligible to apply for funding to support new ministries or expanding existing ministries in new directions. Applications will be evaluated on the how closely they meet the Diocese’s Seven Criteria for…

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Expand your ministry with a New Initiative Fund grant

Dreaming about a new ministry in your community? Apply now for a 2016 New Initiative Grant from Diocesan Council. Each congregation and organization in the Diocese of Maine is eligible to apply for funding to support new ministries or expanding existing ministries in new directions. Applications will be evaluated on the how closely they meet…

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Maine Episcopal Network for Justice: How did we get here?

by Heidi Shott Canon for Communication and Advocacy Episcopal Diocese of Maine MENJ Director John Hennessy (Photo by Jeff Kirlin) Last week at our 196th annual diocesan convention, we announced the news that the Diocese of Maine will receive a $30,000 grant from The Episcopal Church to launch the Maine Episcopal Network for Justice (MENJ)….

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2015 New Initiative Grant applications welcomed

Dreaming about a new ministry in your community? Apply now for a 2015 New Initiative Grants from Diocesan Council. Each congregation and organization in the Diocese of Maine is eligible to apply for funding to support new ministries or expanding existing ministries in new directions. Applications will be evaluated on the how closely they meet…

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Diocesan Council awards three New Initiative Fund grants

At its February 1 meeting at St. Martin’s in Palmyra, Diocesan Council considered grant applications for the 2014 New Initiative Fund and made three awards. In its fourth year, the NIF program awards Maine congregations with funding for start-up ministries or new programs within existing ministries. Funds come from two sources: $10,000 from the 2014…

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2014 New Initiative Grant applications available online

Does your congregation have a great idea for a new ministry and need support to fund it? Consider applying for a New Initiative Grant. In 2014, $25,000 is available for new ministry projects or new programs within existing ministries. Diocesan Council will consider applications in early February. The deadline for applications is January 15. Click…

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Got Ministry? Apply for a New Initiative Grant

A total of $35,000 is available for New Initiative Grants in 2013. Each congregation and organization in the Diocese of Maine is eligible to apply for funding to support new ministries or expanding existing ministries in new directions. Applications will be evaluated on the how closely they meet the Seven Criteria for Mission, approved at…

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Ten New Initiative Fund grants awarded by Diocesan Council

For the second year, Diocesan Council has awarded grant monies to support new ministry in Maine congregations. On Saturday, March 3, Council – a representative, elected body which serves as the “Convention between Conventions” – met at Saint Mary the Virgin Church in Falmouth.  While new working groups on leadership development, mission review, and aid…

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Friday’s the deadline for New Initiatives Fund grant apps

Friday, February 10 is the deadline for New Initiatives Fund grant applications.  Maine congregations are encouraged to apply for grant funds to support new ministry and creative ideas about how to share the Gospel of Christ in your communities. Diocesan Council will review applications in March and grant up to $40,000. Click here for the…

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