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Diocesan News and Resources Oct 25
Created by Gillian Barr on 10/26/2016 2:54:00 PM

The latest issue of our email newsletter has been published. Check it out for details about diocesan convention, resources for prayer during an election season, and a story about how a book study at two of our parishes led to new understanding and new ministry.
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Lenten book discussions prompt ministry actions by members of Redeemer
Created by Dave Seifert on 10/24/2016 12:19:00 AM

A Lenten program at The Church of the Redeemer, Providence, is turning out to be a lot more than a class — it’s also been a springboard to discipleship. About a dozen members spent Lent — and a few weeks more — reading and talking about “ The Cross and the Lynching Tree ” by James H. Cone. The book...
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Diocesan E-News Oct. 14
Created by Gillian Barr on 10/14/2016 3:27:00 PM

ECC is having a fun Night at the Beach as a fundraiser, there will be a special guest preacher at Diocesan Convention, and there are resources available to help your parish consider how our beliefs affect public policy. Read all about these things and more in the Oct.14 diocesan e-newsletter.
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Don't Miss Out on 2016 Thrivent Action Team Money
Created by Gillian Barr on 10/13/2016 12:07:00 PM

Are people in your parish members of Thrivent Financial? If so, they can apply for $250 of money for a church project as part of a Thrivent Action Team. Details are in this article.
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Sept. 27 E-news: Pet Blessings, ECC events, stewardship resources and more
Created by Gillian Barr on 9/28/2016 2:08:00 PM

The Sept. 27 Diocesan E-news: Pet Blessings, ECC events, stewardship resources, and more information about events sponsored by the diocese, local parishes, and the larger church.
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Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

Diocesan Convention
November 4-5, 2016

Lay Eucharistic Visitor Training
November 9, 2016  6-9 p.m.
St. Martin's, Providence
(application required)

ECW Fall Ingathering
November 10, 2016

Lunch for Retired Clergy
November 15, 2016

Advent Quiet Day for Clergy
November 29, 2016




Small Church Summit
September 17, 2016 

St. Mark's Church, Warwick

9 am—3 pm

A day for church leaders to gather and discuss a number of topics important to our small congregations.

The Small Church Summit, presented by the Congregational Development Commission, is a day for church leaders and other interested parishioners from all our congregations (but especially those from churches that have fewer than 75 parishioners in church on Sunday or are served by less than full-time clergy) to gather and discuss a number of topics important to small congregations.


This year's theme is: 

"We are All Welcome Here: Three Acts of Joy"

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Girard and Galatians: Seeing what is hidden


I’ve been reading and working through the implications of Rene Girard’s insights into human relationships for years – particularly the way that Girar...

First we pray, then we move.


It’s beyond our bearing. Another mass shooting has happened, this one the deadliest in our country’s history. Someone was given access to enough weapo...

Prayer for Reconciliation


On Tuesday night I was asked to open a meeting of law enforcement and community representatives, and clergy that was set to discuss the federal grand ...

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