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Here is an archive of recent issues:
- A message from Bp. Knisely in response to the election
- Mid-Nov: post-Convention and Advent news and resources
- Diocesan Convention Attendee Materials and Registration info
- Parish book study makes a difference and other news you can use
- Election Resources, Convention Preacher, and more news and resources you can use from the Diocese
- For Clergy: October 6th Clergy Day
- Pet Blessings, ECC events, Stewardship resources & more: Sept 27 Diocesan e-news
- Upcoming Events: Small Church Summit, Convention Dates and More
- From Bp. Knisely: Diocese Implements New Approach to Communications
- For Clergy: St. Mary’s Home and Episcopal Charities events, Small Church Summit
- Events, resources, and news you can use
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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 here.
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 Vimeo channel.
The latest edition of the diocesan e-news, with information about a regional workshop on using digital media in ministry, the upcoming Learn & Lead focused on Generational Difference, the upcoming Episcopal Charities campaign, and more, can be read here.
Bishop W. Nicholas Knisely and numerous diocesan clergy have joined thousands of interfaith leaders in signing a letter to the White House and Congress opposing President Trump’s refugee ban. The letter is described in this article in Episcopal News Service. The Bishop also attended the protest against the ban at the Rhode Island State House […]
Looking for the actual Parochial Report form? You need to download it HERE. Paper copies are not being mailed out this year. You can also go to the Episcopal Church Center’s Parochial Report webpage for more information. It includes the link to actually file the report online, as well as all the instructions and worksheets […]
In his address to the 2016 Diocesan Convention, Bishop Knisely outlined his vision for the mission of the diocese. It centers on reconciliation, which takes form in three different streams–reconciliation with God, with our neighbor, and to creation. You can read a transcript of his remarks here.
Click on the link below to download a PDF listing of resources for Epiphany and Lent, ranging from an Epiphany pageant to a study of chocolate. Also includes general links to publishers and other places to find resources year-round. Epiphany and Lent Resources
Be the light our neighbors need this year:
Here is the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, updated for 1 Advent 2016 through Christ the King 2017. It enables individuals and parishes to include each of the parishes and missions of the diocese in their intercessions according to a calendar based on the parishes’ feasts of title. Diocesan Cycle of Prayer 16 17.pdf Every weekday morning […]
A Divided Community: Responding with Hope and Action The results of the elections this week have confirmed what we already knew. Our country is deeply divided along regional, racial, gender and economic lines. The divisions are real and painful. The divisions are ending friendships and threatening family relationships. There are people in our communities and […]