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There are many ways to stay connected with us and aware of exciting things happening around the Diocese of RI. In addition to our publications below, you can connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. You can also check out Bishop Knisely’s page to hear him directly speak in tweets, posts and on his blog.
RISEN Magazine is our Diocesan News and Special Interest Magazine. We have made the change to an electronic-only format as of 2021. The magazine is home to longer-form stories from around the Diocese. Past issues will be found here.
Diocesan eNews is our semi-monthly e-Newsletter from the Bishop’s office which highlights events and resources which support the work of our churches. If you would like to receive the diocesan eNews, just sign up here.
Here is an archive of recent issues of eNews:
Churches forge alliance to share resources Two churches in Woonsocket have agreed to launch a new approach to offering their ministries in that community. At their 2019 annual meetings, St. James Episcopal Church and St. Mark Lutheran Church formally adopted a “Covenant of Cooperation and Partnership.” It will provide a roadmap for how they share […]
St. Martin’s rector completes long journey January 24 is a big day for the Rev. Mark Sutherland, rector of St. Martin’s, Providence. That morning, Sutherland will become a United States citizen. “I’m really looking forward to being able to vote,” he said. “It’s such a period of turmoil and change. Being able to register to […]
One of the fastest-growing churches in our diocese, St. Thomas’ is especially proud of its healing ministry. The Rev. Susan Carpenter, rector, started a weekly healing service six years ago that now attracts people from the community as well as parishioners. Also, members of the Northern Rhode Island Chapter of the Order of St. Luke, […]
Christ calls us to love. The Church of the Transfiguration lives into that mission with great delight. What other church invites you to enter through a whale’s mouth, has parishioners dancing in the aisles or takes 29 members to visit a member in a nursing home? Whether holding a Taizé service, keeping the Maundy Thursday […]
All Saints’ Memorial Church is a vibrant, neighborhood church with a diverse congregation and stunning worship space, situated in Providence’s West End. Founded in 1846, All Saints’ has been committed to being Christ’s body in the world, and continues to be a beacon of hope to all. We serve spiritual and human needs through worship […]
A few months ago the Church of the Holy Cross leadership were approached by a family that has been attending for almost a year to discuss an outreach idea. The Klampert family had pastored another church previously where they started Operation: Turkey Sandwich. For the last five years, the Klampert family, along with their previous church, other congregations, […]
A reflection by Bishop Nicholas Knisely I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that I feel God’s presence most strongly when I’m outside and not, like most people would expect, when I’m in a church building. Don’t get me wrong. I often feel and know God is near in consecrated worship spaces – and particularly during […]
For the season of Advent, Journeying the Way of Love offers four sessions to be explored as we await the coming of Christ by moving through the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke. Luke’s gospel provides a pattern for understanding how we can live the Way of Love as individuals, as families and friends, […]
Presiding Bishop Curry has invited the whole church to take up The Way of Love, a “rule of life” focused on seven spiritual practices for Jesus-Centered Life: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go and Rest. Diocese of Rhode Island Plans The Congregational Development Commission (CDC) plans to engage the diocese […]
Dear clergy colleagues, Please be mindful of weather conditions that can affect our regular worship schedules. If the State or your municipality declares a weather emergency which urges people to stay off the roads, or your municipality bans parking because of the cleanup efforts, you may cancel your worship for that day and inform your […]