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Final Thoughts on General Convention 81

07/17/2024 3:30:17 PM

The elections of the Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe as the next presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, and the reelection of Julia Ayala Harris were perhaps the biggest news events emerging from the 81st General Convention, which ended on June 30 in Louisville, but Bishop Nicholas Knisely and the diocese’s deputies say that only begins […]

A New Home for San Jorge

06/05/2024 12:01:00 PM

The people of Iglesia Episcopal San Jorge have left their cherished building behind, for the time being, at least, and that has allowed them to focus their energies on being a church.  The primarily Spanish-speaking congregation that once met in an imposing and historic stone structure in Central Falls now gathers about a mile away […]

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: 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