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tracking the Spirit in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine

Ministry and Outreach

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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Ash Wednesday stories from beyond our church doors

On Ash Wednesday, February 14, clergy and lay people in ten Maine communities shared the start of the Lenten season with their neighbors by offering Ashes to Go on street corners, along the road, and in the public square. Tim Higgins, the rector of St. Ann’s in Windham, was joined by Deacons Wendy Rozene and…

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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on Hurricane Harvey

Our brothers and sisters in Texas and Louisiana need our help.” Jump down to an update from the Diocese of Texas – 5 p.m., August 29 August 29, 2017 Long ago the prophet Malachi taught that we are all children of God by virtue of our creation by the same God. “Have we not all…

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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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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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New chaplains to retired clergy appointed

Bishop Stephen Lane recently named two new chaplains to retired clergy in the Diocese of Maine. Maine’s Chaplains to the Retired, the Rev. Lawrence (Larry) Estey and the Rev. Elizabeth Miller, stand ready to help retired clergy and surviving spouses by providing or helping locate local pastoral care if needed; by hosting gatherings; and by…

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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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Maine’s Committee on Indian Relations goes to school

by the Rev. Ted Kanellakis Committee on Indian Relations On Monday, April 4, 2016, the Diocesan Committee on Indian Relations hosted an event at the Penobscot Nation’s, Indian Island School. Forty-one people attended the three hour program. It was an introduction and exposure to the school facility with presentations on culture, art, history, language and education…

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St. Paul’s youth journey to Dominican Republic deeply affecting

After nearly two years of discernment and planning, four St. Paul’s high school youth (all seniors) and three leaders boarded a plane on February 12 to embark on pilgrimage to Dominican Republic. There they volunteered with Outreach 360 in Montecristi near the northwest Haitian border. Youth included Ally Collins, Cedric Hipkins, Markis Larrivee and Joanna…

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Spring Training 2016 – Becoming members of The Jesus Movement

Bishop Steve Lane invites Maine Episcopalians to a diocesan education day called Spring Training 2016 to be held on Saturday, April 9, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick. Three sessions will offer a 20 workshops in areas such as spiritual growth, formation, music, public policy advocacy, church leadership, conflict mediation and more. We’ll pause…

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