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Diocesan Life

Follow along at General Convention in Austin

General Convention: What is it? Every three years elected representatives from each of the more than 100 domestic and overseas dioceses  – bishops, priests/deacons, and lay members – gather together.    This summer in Austin, Texas, from July 5 to 13, members of the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies will meet at the…

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Family Separation: Op-ed by Bishop Lane, vigils, and more

updated Wednesday, June 21. 7:40 a.m. “Every so often an issue emerges in public life that compels us, as faith leaders in Maine, to join together. The convergence of World Refugee Day and the current administration’s zero tolerance policy of separating immigrant families — including those who have presented themselves as asylum seekers — at the southern border inspires…

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Diocesan profile is up and nominations are open

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Episcopal Diocese of Maine 143 State Street Portland, Maine  04101 Contacts: The Rev. John Balicki, Chair, Discernment Committee discernmentcommittee@episcopalmaine.org or Heidi Shott, Canon for Communication and Advocacy hshott@episcopalmaine.org | 207.772.1953 x 126 (office) | 207.592.7353 (cell) Nominations now accepted for the Tenth Bishop of Maine  [MAINE], May 3, 2018 – The Discernment…

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Spring Training 2018 – April 28 in Augusta

Saturday, April 28, 2018 South Parish Congregational Church 9 Church Street Augusta, Maine “Jesus is Here. Right Here. Right Now.”   Gather with Bishop Steve Lane and Episcopalians across the diocese for a day of learning, sharing, and growth. A church leader? A clergy person? Someone interested in spiritual growth or community outreach? With 20…

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Transitions aplenty across the diocese

by the Rev. Cn. Michael Ambler Canon to the Ordinary There are a lot of comings and goings among the clergy of the diocese! And that means a lot of congregations are in transition. Here’s an update about some of the newest developments: Auburn, St. Michael’s: The Rev. Dan Warren has announced that his last…

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Committee rosters announced

November 21, 2017 Dear Ones, On behalf of the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, I’m pleased to announce the newly-appointed membership of the Discernment Committee and Transition Committee in our Quest for the Tenth Bishop of Maine. We are deeply grateful for each person who offered their talents for service. The Standing…

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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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Summer Finale Week – a new way to gather at Bishopswood

For the past 50 years, young people from across Maine and beyond have immersed themselves in the natural world at our diocesan camp, Bishopswood. Located in the midcoast town of Hope, Bishopswood is just five miles from downtown Camden. For all those adults who have had to wave good-bye to children and grandchildren on Sunday…

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Register now for Spring Training 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 27 Pleasant Street Brunswick, Maine Gather with Bishop Steve Lane and Episcopalians across the diocese for a day of learning, sharing, and growth. A church leader? A clergy person? Someone interested in spiritual growth or community outreach? With 21 workshops to choose from, you’ll find what you’re…

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Ashes to Go in nine communities across Maine

On Wednesday, March 1, a group of Episcopal clergy, including Maine Bishop the Rt. Rev. Stephen T. Lane, will take the traditional Ash Wednesday practice of the imposition of ashes from inside of church buildings out to the people on the streets of Portland, Rockland, Bath, Waterville, Windham, Brunswick, Winthrop, Wilton, and Farmington. Started by…

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