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Training and Education Events

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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Faith in Action: Maine Advocacy Days, March 27 & 28

Maine Episcopalians are invited to gather with people of faith from across the state for a first-ever training in Augusta on March 27 and 28. “Faith in Action: Maine Interfaith Advocacy Days,” sponsored by the Maine Council of Churches, Maine Episcopal Network for Justice, and Preble Street Faith Action Network, is designed to bring people…

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A virtual pilgrimage to Palestine and Israel in five conversations

Last October a group of 20 Maine Episcopalians from a dozen congregations traveled to Israel and Palestine for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. In addition to the holy sites, they had the opportunity to hear from many people involved in working for peace and dealing with circumstances resulting from the Israeli occupation of Palestine….

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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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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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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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One week: five offerings

Learn about the struggles of daily life in people in Gaza… Navigate the intricacies of filling out the Parochial Report… Join a spirited conversation covering strategic thinking in Maine churches… Share your stories (or learn more) about Godly Play… Between Thursday, February 5, and Thursday, February 12, the Diocese of Maine will offer five events…

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Introducing Planned Giving on Demand

by Lisa Meeder Turnbull Diocesan Stewardship Consultant The Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) has just released Planned Giving on Demand, a new resource to support congregations in their planned giving ministry. Whether you have a well-established legacy stewardship program or are just beginning to think about how legacy stewardship might benefit your congregation, Planned Giving on…

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Mainestewards heats up for fall

by Lisa Meeder Turnbull Diocesan Stewardship Consultant With temperatures cooling down and the program year heating up, mainestewards is back with a variety of resources and ideas for clergy and lay leaders! Check out the fall line-up of webinars offered (free!) by the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF)—there are a number of new titles offered for…

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Super affordable Godly Play training comes to Maine

Join people from churches all over our diocese for a weekend of exploring spirituality of children at Godly Play training on June 27-29.  It will also be a spiritual experience for you! A large, one-time grant from the diocesan New Initiatives Fund enables us to have three nationally-known trainers and to reduce the usual $295 fee down…

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