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Bishop Lane’s daily update from General Convention

Another busy day: a welcome from the Presiding Officers, presentation of the Presiding Bishop nominees, and the start of Committee meetings and hearings.

Deputy of the Day – Anna Foster

Today’s Deputy of the Day is a member of the Official Youth Presence at General Convention. Anna Foster, a member of St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland, and a recent graduate of South Portland High School, is one of 18 young people from across The Episcopal Church chosen through a competitive process to be involved in…

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Lots of ways for Mainers to keep up with General Convention

Maine Episcopalians have lots of ways to get the latest updates on the actions of the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church meeting at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City from June 25 to July 3. Bishop Stephen Lane, four lay deputies, four clerical deputies, a representative to the concurrent Episcopal Church Women’s…

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Bishop Steve’s daily update from General Convention

Mainer find common threads of faith at national workshop

by Elizabeth Barker Ring Diocesan Ecumenical Officer Last week I attended the National Workshop on Christian Unity and Episcopal Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers Annual Meeting. This year we worked with both our desire for visible unity as Christians and our collegial relationships with other religions. Our Ecumenical work centers on making our Christian unity…

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Bishop Lane urges prayer and support for the Middle East

Dear Friends in Christ, Here in Maine we are moving into deep summer. The temptation for all of us is to enjoy the sun and the breeze and to turn away from the painful pictures of war and devastation in Gaza and Iraq. The war between Israel and Hamas and the attack of ISIS on the…

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Disaster response for victims of Typhoon Haiyan

In the wake of the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan across The Philippines, Episcopal Relief & Development will channel all individual and parish donations to its Disaster Response Fund to partner with established agencies on the ground to supply critical necessities such as food, water, medicine, and shelter. “Our partner, the Episcopal Church in the…

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Tornado response from Episcopal Relief & Development

As you see the photos of the damage caused of recent tornadoes in Texas and Oklahoma and read the stories of those affected, please remember them in your prayers. Episcopal Relief & Development has developed bulletin inserts and other resources for those who would like to contribute to the efforts ERD though local Episcopal churches…

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New England Episcopalians gather for 2013 Climate Revival

While mainline denominations don’t often hold revivals, the compelling need for people of faith to fight climate change spurred the The Episcopal Church and the United Church of Christ to break new ground. On Saturday, April 27, several hundred New Englanders gathered at Old South Church and Trinity Episcopal Church for the first ever Climate…

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Prayers in the wake of the tragedy in Boston

Updates: From Bishop Tom Shaw of Massachusetts: From Episcopal News Service: “Boston Marathon bombs rock local Episcopalians” From The Episcopal Church’s Youth Ministries Office: How to talk to youth about the bombings http://episcoyouth.org/ _____ As we keep the people of Boston – our New England neighbors and those from around the U.S. and the world…

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