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Celebrating Pauli Murray

05/24/2024 3:03:16 PM

In cooperation with Province I, we hosted an evening with Rosita Stevens-Holsey, neice of the late Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray. If you were unable to make it, a recording is available here: https://vimeo.com/949955953?share=copy There are two book studies on offer if you are interested in taking a deeper dive: Emily Keniston plans to offer a […]

Maggi Dawn to Lead Clergy Retreat, Become Episcopal Church Priest on March 16

03/06/2024 3:30:13 PM

On March 16 from 9 a.m. to noon, the Rev. Maggi Dawn — an English theologian, professor, and author — will lead a retreat for clergy at St. Columba’s, Middletown. Through small groups, worship installations, and quiet time, participants will explore biblical stories of wilderness, including Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness and stories about […]

RISEN – Epiphany 2024

02/08/2024 11:11:39 AM

Risen Epiphany 2024

EfM EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY…are you being called?

02/07/2024 3:05:24 PM

My name is Jacki Zahn and I’m a parishioner at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Greenville. I wanted to give you a little information on Education for Ministry. I love learning new things, especially History. Because I never got the chance to go to college after high school, I went “later in life” and graduated […]

The Rev. Della Wager Wells Reflects on the “Come and See” Ministry of the Compass Rose Society

02/07/2024 3:00:25 PM

Recently the Rev. Della Wager Wells, rector of Emmanuel, Newport, talked with Nancy Bryan of Canticle Communications about her fifteen years of ministry with the Compass Rose Society, an organization founded in 1997 that supports the programs and ministries of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC), the organization that sets the goals and […]

Tea Time Theology Podcast Returns with Stories of Historically Black Parishes

02/07/2024 2:59:23 PM

Tea Time Theology, a podcast sponsored by the diocese, returns for its sixth season on February 20.  While its previous seasons have examined how we encounter theology in everyday life, pop culture, and even bumper stickers, upcoming episodes will present oral histories of three historically black churches in the diocese that have now closed: Church […]

City Meal Site at All Saints’ Providence Seeks Volunteers. No Bologna.

01/17/2024 3:00:17 PM

How do your Tuesdays look? Got a little time in the afternoon? The City Meal Site (CMS) operating at All Saints’ Memorial Church in Providence has an invitation for you.  The volunteers who run the program are looking for help in continuing a tradition of feeding neighbors in need that began in the kitchen of […]

Christmas Services

12/13/2023 3:07:30 PM

Follow where you believe God is calling your heart

11/15/2023 3:00:54 PM

The Rev. Jo-Ann Drake, the first woman ordained to the priesthood from the Diocese of Rhode Island, wasn’t able to make the luncheon the diocesan chapter of the Episcopal Church Women hosted recently to celebrate the 49th anniversary of the ordination of women to the priesthood. But she sent a note. It read, in part: […]

2023 Convention Round-Up

11/01/2023 2:14:26 PM

The diocesan convention passed a $4.8 million operating budget that reflects a strong commitment to camp ministry and includes a 15 percent assessment of congregational operating income at its annual meeting on October 28, over Zoom. In presenting the budget, Jim Segovis, chair of the finance committee, said that diocesan funds and congregational contributions made […]