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Christmas Eve 2020

12/22/2020 12:01:51 AM

Please join us for a Christmas celebration on December 24, at 7:00 PM on Zoom. The order of service is here.

Seizing the moment for racial reconciliation education

07/29/2020 3:28:39 PM

On his first day in the office at St Thomas’, Greenville, new Priest-in-Charge Rev. Dante A. Tavolaro had a phone call from the church’s Center for Reconciliation (CFR) liaison. “Let’s DO something,” was her message. The next day, Tavolaro proposed to the vestry that they seize the moment and begin educating the congregation about theracial […]

Revamping Space to Save Revenue

07/15/2020 2:00:57 AM

Reconfiguring portions of its parish hall building is creating new opportunities for ministries at Trinity, North Scituate. “For the past two years, our vestry has been working to address sustainability,” explained the Rev. Johanna Marcure, rector. “In an effort to reduce our dependence on two annual fundraisers and with the hope of using those events […]

Good Idea! Covid Conversations at St Luke’s

06/30/2020 12:21:21 PM

One of the newest “Good Ideas!” in the diocese is “Covid Conversations” at St. Luke’s, East Greenwich. The occasional conversations — likely to be once or twice a month — began in late May, prompted by a newsletter article written by Senior Warden Mike Grady, about the experience of being “alone together.” “I thought that […]

Journeying by Stages – A plan to reopen our buildings

06/15/2020 3:08:16 PM

UPDATED – Journeying by Stages is our guidance for re-opening our church buildings. In this plan you will find our suggestions and recommendations for the gradual return to in-person worship, a checklist for preparation of the buildings and re-thinking elements of the services, and a covenant describing how we should approach these times with care […]

Center for Reconciliation Virtual Vigil

06/12/2020 1:23:50 PM

Please join the Center for Reconciliation for a virtual vigil for racial justice, peace, and reconciliation in honor of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and all those killed by anti-Black racism. The Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, will host the vigil, joined by community […]

In Response to events in Washington DC

06/02/2020 12:03:28 PM

The Bishops of Province I (New England) have issued a statement regarding the events in Washington DC on the evening of June 1.

St Augustine’s is buzzing

05/21/2020 10:32:59 AM

On Saturday, April 25, the grounds of St. Augustine’s, Kingston, became home to a hive of 10,000 bees, in their latest initiative. The Rev. Beth Sherman, vicar, has long been interested in bees, but has not actually kept them until now. She teamed up with friends of the congregation, Judy and Diane Landry, to take […]

Bishop’s Message – What Comes Next?

05/06/2020 1:27:30 PM

Governor Raimondo and her staff are talking about plans to start relaxing restrictions here in Rhode Island and allowing more of us to return to a sense of normalcy. She described the process as more akin to “turning a dial” than to “flipping a switch”. It’s a good analogy. What happens next is going to […]

“Soup for the Docks”

05/06/2020 1:25:35 PM

“Soup for the Docks” supports a crucial part of our community It can be cold and windy in Galilee. Yet on almost every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, a small band of volunteers faithfully sets up stations, in two places, to serve a simple, hot noonday meal of soup and crackers to the members of the […]