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Bishop Knisely’s Easter Message 2017

Bishop Knisely has shared some thoughts about Easter in this video. Bishop's

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April 5 e-news with info and resources for all in the diocese

Information on Leadership Institute for vestry leaders, how to get a demographic profile of your parish's neighborhood, and the spring UTO Ingathering is all here in the latest diocesan e-news.

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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry offers an Easter message

The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the wider Episcopal Church, offers this video and written message about the power of God's love poured out on the Cross, and the messa

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Latest issue of RISEN magazine describes ministries of reconciliation around the diocese

Check your postal mailbox--you should find the latest issue of RISEN, the Diocese's print magazine, waiting for you! The 2017 issue focuses on ministries of reconciliation around the diocese. If you prefer to read online, it's

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Bishop Knisely offers reflections on keeping a holy Lent

In this brief video Bishop Knisely reflects on what unites us as Episcopalians in this time of political division, and how we can keep a holy Lent. You can watch it  and other videos on our

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All Events

Eastertide Confirmations

Saturday, May 13
10 a.m. Emmanuel Church, Cumberland


Lay Eucharistic Visitor Training

Sunday, May 7, 2017
2–5 p.m. Diocesan House
Apply to be a LEV using this form and submit the completed form before the training. Also please sign up for the training here, so we know how many packets to prepare.

Leadership Institute for parish officers Apr. 29

Saturday, April 29
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
St. John’s, Barrington
Guidance from the Bishop on the ministry of spiritual leadership exercised by vestry officers, along with essential information for vestry wardens, treasurers, clerks/registrars and property chairs  on nuts-and-bolts of parish leadership. Register here.


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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

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 w

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