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Partnering with RIPTA

06/07/2023 3:00:23 PM

For the third summer, the Diocese of Rhode Island is partnering with the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority and the Discover Newport tourism board to fund free electric bus service to the city’s beaches and tourist destinations. Speaking at a celebratory press conference on May 27, Bishop Nicholas Knisely said that the diocese’s support of […]

Adapting Creatively at Emmanuel Cumberland

06/07/2023 3:00:15 PM

Emmanuel Church in Cumberland is a youthful congregation by Episcopal standards with an average age of 44, almost 15 years below the churchwide average. Its members’ lives “are so full of upheaval with so few sacred cows, it can be easier to shift directions,” says the Rev. Joan Testin, the church’s rector of 10 years. […]

The Ordination of Andrea Hutnak

06/01/2023 4:24:02 PM

On Saturday, June 3, the Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely will be pleased to ordain Andrea Hutnak to the sacred order of Deacons at All Saints’ Memorial Church at 2 pm. All are welcome. If you wish to watch the service online, it will be streamed to All Saints’ Facebook page. The service bulletin will […]

Celebrate Deacons

06/01/2023 4:20:23 PM

June is Celebrate Deacons month in Province I. Below you’ll find a link to a video about the diaconate, featuring some familiar faces from Rhode Island! Deacons Make a Meaningful Difference

RISEN! Easter 2023

04/18/2023 12:54:01 PM

The latest edition of RISEN is available here: 2023 Easter – RISEN. Happy Easter!

Sermon from the Rev. Elizabeth Nestor

04/05/2023 3:29:06 PM

Rev. Nestor gave a very moving sermon at the Renewal of Clergy Vows service. She is an Emergency Room doctor as well as a Priest, and spoke about her two vocations in the time of Covid. The entire text is here.

Meet a team member: Christopher Schillaci

02/23/2023 2:14:39 PM

Chris is Co-Chair of the Creation Care Committee, a life-long Episcopalian, and former Junior Warden at St. John’s on the Point.  Chris grew up in Melbourne, FL, and was an active member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church — attending youth group, annual mission trips, and singing in the choir. Chris moved to Rhode Island in […]

Caring for the Earth at St Augustine’s

02/23/2023 2:11:41 PM

The Rev. Beth Sherman, Vicar of St. Augustine’s, Kingston, and Kathie Gibson, a St. Augustine’s parishioner, are remarkable examples of what individuals can do for environmental ministry by coming together with others to care for God’s Creation. Recognizing that they, as individuals, could not solve every environmental problem we face, each woman placed great value in identifying meaningful, achievable ways, to protect our environment. Over time, their […]

Stitching Together Community

02/15/2023 2:00:29 PM

When John Chamberlin formed a quilting group at Providence’s Grace Church he couldn’t have known that he was getting out in front of the pandemic crafting craze. In October of 2019 he began gathering people in the Pavilion to work on quilting projects destined for Child + Family Services, in affiliation with the non-profit group, […]

RISEN – Advent 2022

12/19/2022 10:04:35 AM

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