The New Northeast

tracking the Spirit in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine

St. Bartholomew’s Yarmouth

Deputy of the Day – the Rev. Nina Ranadive Pooley

I was in the elevator on my way back to my room to write this when another deputy said, “Today feels like several days!” So it’s not just me! Today is Sunday at General Convention, which was an odd, hybrid kind of day. Our morning was one of witness and action; prayer and song –…

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Deputy of the Day – Elizabeth Ring

Day two: hearings, a joint session, more hearings, a legislative session, worship, and a delicious dinner. We had wonderful conversation in my Legislative Committee (Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations) about our Dialogue with the United Methodist Church. Bishop Palmer (UMC) and Bishop Brookhart (TEC), co-chairs of the Dialogue, provided helpful insights into the questions we each…

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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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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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Deputy of the Day (Saturday) – Nina Pooley

by the Rev. Nina Pooley Rector of St. Bartholomew’s, Yarmouth Saturday – it was a long, fabulous, but very strange day here at GC, and the schedule was a mess, add to that lots of celebrating, and processing… so I am just now getting to the notes. I walked into the Salt Palace today to…

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Six New Initiative Fund grants awarded by Diocesan Council

The New Initiative Fund  grant program marked its third year as Diocesan Council met on February 23 at St. Martin’s in Palmyra. With a total of $35,000 to allocate and nearly twice that in requests from nine congregations, members of Council took seriously the hard decisions they were asked to make by studying the 99…

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