Professional development for parish administrative assistants
Oct 16 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Professional Development program for Parish administrative assistants

Systemic Racism: Origins, Impact and Solutions @ First Congregational Church
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

What is systemic racism and how does it manifest in Vermont?  What can we do about it?  Join for a brief talk laying out the anatomy of systemic racism and the very real and tangible persistent components of this system that continue to plague us as a nation today.   Then interact with an illuminating panel discussion that unpacks systemic racism and discusses solutions.  Here we shine a light on this system of oppression from a historical perspective as well as come to terms with its continued impact on us in Vermont.  Act 54 All Systems Report (2017) is a recommended for review prior to attending.

St. Mark’s Newport Offers Monthly Celtic Evensong
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

St. Mark’s Newport Offers Monthly Celtic Evensong

NEWPORT, VT – All are welcome to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 44 2nd St, Newport, VT, every third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM for a Celtic Evensong service. Celtic Evensong is a quiet, candlelit, reflective service, with music, and readings. Visit the St. Mark’s website for more information.

Surviving Divorce
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hope and healing  for men and women struggling with being separated or divorced.  This small group will meet over several weeks to cover topics such as shock and grief, anger and forgiveness, money issues, dealing with children and a former spouse, and annulment and remarriage. This program is based on the teachings of the Catholic Church. Participants will find answers to their questions, restore their hope, and begin authentic healing.
For further information please contact Sharon at 802-877-6585.
Please note: No new registrations after September 20

Creating LGBTQ+ Inclusive Community Environments
Oct 17 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

What: Interactive Workshop
When: October 17th 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Where: Rock Point School Library

Join Rock Point School for an interactive workshop designed to help families and community members increase their fluency with LGBTQ+ inclusive concepts, terminology, and practices. The workshop will be hosted by Mara Iverson, the Director of Education at Outright Vermont. Participants will learn and practice approaches for making home and community environments LGBTQ+ affirming; and will identify specific opportunities for and challenges to inclusivity. We hope those who attend will leave with broader knowledge of LGBTQ+ youth topics, methods for recognizing gaps in inclusivity, and ideas for how to apply affirming practices to fill those gaps.

Alo movie night
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Alo is now open to ALL Catholic Women! Join us for faith, friendship, joy, and fun. Light dinner served.

Diocesan Council @ Zoom Web Conference
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Series: What is Catholicism? – “Abraham”
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Abraham is considered the “father” ― the first ancestor ― of Jews and Christians. Indeed, a host of promises were made to Abraham and his family. Do these promises have anything to do with us today? And why, if God loves him so, did God ask Abraham to kill his son? What could this story possibly mean? Talk given by Anthony Rosselli, PhD cand.

Series: What is Catholicism? — Each Thursday @ 7pm from October 2019 through April 2020, Ascension Catholic Church in Georgia will be hosting a talk exploring some topic of the Catholic faith. Lectures are low stress and designed for both the person who knows nothing as well as the person who knows quite a lot. Lectures will be around 40-50 minutes. There will be time for questions and fellowship afterwards. Talks will be given by Anthony Rosselli, PhD cand.

Green Mountain Christian Film Festival @ The Baptist Fellowship of Randolph
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 19 @ 11:00 pm
Green Mountain Christian Film Festival @ The Baptist Fellowship of Randolph | Randolph | Vermont | United States

The 1st Annual Green Mountain Christian Film Festival. Oct 18th and 19th at The Baptist Fellowship of Randolph in Randolph at 1051 VT Route 66. Both days starting at noon with the last show at 9pm

Friday will include Chick Fil A’s Mobil food truck, The Heritage Girls selling Krispy Kream Donuts, and two rooms with films running almost continuously. Saturday will have films running in both rooms again at 9pm the awards ceremony will be held.

There will be several film makers at the festival, as well as actors and actresses. Parking will be available at the church lot with overflow at Green Mountain Chapel up the road. All are welcome, admission is free, donations are welcomed. Films will be from around the world, including films from Poland, Turkey, Iran, and others. All denominations and different faiths may be seen in several foreign films.

‘Trinity Rocks!’ Fundraiser with Dinner by Table 24 and Music by Satin & Steel
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

RUTLAND, VT – Trinity Episcopal Church, Rutland, VT invites you to our annual fundraiser which takes place on October 18th. Entitled “TRINITY ROCKS!” it’s going to be a really BIG DEAL! The evening starts with dinner catered by master chef, Steve Sawyer of Table 24 (delicious & amazing food!), followed by a concert in the sanctuary with none other than Satin & Steel! Purchase your tickets soon because they will sell out fast! Tickets for both the dinner and concert or for the concert only are available in the church office during regular office hours (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.).

At the event, we will announce the winner of our sports package raffle. Trinity is offering a totally amazing raffle for sports fans everywhere! Purchase a ticket for $50 to win a chance for all three great games: Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens, New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins, Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia. All are home games. These tickets also may be purchased in the church office during regular office hours. Purchaser does not have to be present to win. For more information or to purchase tickets, email or call 802-775-4368.

Nativity Arts & Crafts Show @ VT
Oct 19 all-day

Saturday, October 19th
at Nativity Parish Center
65 Canada Street, Swanton, VT
from 9am-3pm
Free Admission
40 area vendors will display their arts & crafts
Home-Made Baked Goods Table
Serving Lunch

Ooky Spooky 5K Race to Benefit COTS
Oct 19 all-day

Get ready to run! The Ooky Spooky race will be on Saturday, October 19th. Come to Rock Point School for a spooktacular 5k run through our beautiful campus, located in Burlington, on Lake Champlain.

Each year, we host this fun, costumed, 5k race to benefit COTS (Committee on Temporary Shelter). Families and children of all ages are welcome! There is also a “fun walk,” for people interested in exploring the Rock Point property and watching the race. As usual, prizes will be given for best costumes, as well as to those with the best time in each category. The course is an all-terrain adventure on trails, the bike path, and the beach.

We encourage interested runners to register early. Payment and release forms will be collected the morning of the race. If you have any questions, please call the school at (802) 863-1104 or email C.J. at ( For more information and to register, click the link below:


Annual genealogy conference
Oct 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

October 19, 2019
The Vermont Genealogy Library  will host speakers on the following topics; The Expression of French-Canadian Culture in Winooski, Howard Coffin on Vermont Women in the Civil War, the Honor of Merit, and Exploring New England Town Records. We will have displays and many genealogy books for purchase. Cost is $35 with a discount for registering before October 12th.  Lunch may be purchased with registration for $10.  The conference will be held at the St. John Vianney Parish Hall from 8:30 to  4. (Please note our library will be closed on this Saturday.) Our website has additional details, directions and registration forms.

Safe Church certification training
Oct 19 @ 8:45 am – 3:00 pm

Safe Church certification training at St. John’s in the Mountains, Stowe, VT. View for complete details.

The Women of Trinity to Host Tea Party with Special Guests from ECW and National Girls Friendly Society
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

RUTLANT, VT – The Women of Trinity (Trinity Church, Rutland) is very excited to welcome Susan Howland, the president of Province 1 ECW, Roberta Stocksdale, the Province 1 ECW secretary, as well as Lois Frankforter, the National Girls Friendly Society president for an informative afternoon event. The Women of Trinity would like to invite all women from the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont to be part of this event at our afternoon tea party on Saturday, October 19 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

While ECW does not have a presence in the Diocese of Vermont, we do pay dues to the national organization and therefore have access to the network and resource possibilities. At our tea party, Susan and Roberta with give a presentation about Episcopal Church Women and share information about the various resources available to all Episcopal women. Also, Lois will offer a presentation about Girls Friendly Society and how that organization connects with ECW. Our special guests will bring along their “roadshow” with materials to promote a number of services available through the ECW network, including: ECW (national), United Thank Offering, Girls Friendly Society, Daughters of the King, Church Periodical Club, Episcopal Women’s History Project and other points within the network.

Parishes with established women’s groups like ours are especially encouraged to join us for our afternoon tea event. But we also encourage individual women who are looking for an easy avenue of connection with other Episcopal women to come! Not to be exclusive to the gentlemen in our Diocese, we invite men as well to come and learn about the strength of the community of women in the Episcopal Church! Please call or email Trinity Church office to let us know you’ll be joining us or for more information:, 802-775-4368.

Birthright of Burlington Annual Fall Dinner
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please come and join us for the Birthright Annual Fall Dinner at the Holy Family/St. Lawrence Parish Hall at 5:30 on October 19th for Italian pasta, meatballs, and homemade desserts. Guest speakers will be Kevin and Lisa Laverty. For reservation call 865-0056 or email Cost is by donation with all proceeds to benefit Birthright of Burlington Pregnancy Service. Please RSVP by October 14th.

Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the Dave Keller Band at the Justice For All BIRTHDAY PARTY!   That’s right; five years ago we started with of mission focused on addressing racial disparities in law enforcement.  This has taken us on an incredible journey.  We have had hundreds of engagements with communities, providing outreach and education on systemic racism across Vermont.  Our policy work (with our partners) at the State and local levels has produced unprecedented and impactful change.  Come out and celebrate with us and hear what’s next.   Don’t miss the Community Chili Cook Off (with prizes) and Karaoke contest!

CROP Hunger Walks
Oct 20 all-day

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the national CROP Hunger Walk movement, CROP Hunger Walks continue to raise millions of dollars each year to help end hunger and poverty through long-term sustainable approaches to significantly reduce or eliminate hunger. In each CROP Hunger Walk community, 25% of money raised comes back to local agencies. Across the country, over 1,600 local agencies receive funds from CROP Hunger Walks.

This year some 800 communities nationwide, and five here in Vermont, are joining together in interfaith CROP Hunger Walks around the theme “Stepping up to End Hunger Since 1969.” The CROP Hunger Walk was started in 1969 by a group of energized young people in Bismarck, North Dakota who wanted to mobilize their community to fight global hunger. Today, the CROP Hunger Walk is a national movement raising funds for the global hunger-fighting work of Church World Service and local hunger-fighting agencies. Last year, over 800 events raised over $8 million dollars.

The CROP Hunger Walks taking place in Vermont this fall include:

Addison County, VT 10/6/2019 Middlebury, VT
Lake Fairlee, VT10/6/2019Fairlee, VT
Washington West, VT10/6/2019Waterbury, VT
Burlington, VT10/20/2019Burlington, VT
Champlain Islands, VT10/20/2019South Hero, VT

For more information, or to find a local Walk, visit

7 Themes of Catholic Social Teaching
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Often called “the Church’s Best Kept Secret,” Catholic Social Teaching is a good and useful guide in living the Christian life and truly being a Light to the World. Join our discussions on how these ideals can help bring us more into a Christ-centered life.

An Inside Look at Mass Incarceration by a Black Vermonter @ Church
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This presentation will walk the audience through the ideology of The Legacy Museum: from Enslavement to Incarceration and EJI Lynching Memorial and relate it to mass incarceration, growing up African American in Vermont, and the implications of race on Vermonters as a whole. We will end the discussion with suggestions for changing the narrative surrounding this issue and for continuing the conversation to dismantle systemic racism and mass incarceration. This introduction to the inequities and injustices plagued upon young men of color in the criminal justice system opened his eyes to the need for transparency and the education of the public regarding the state of mass incarceration and the criminalization of black and brown people in this country. Recommended Reading: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and H.284  Daimeyon Williams, Director of Spectrum’s Multicultural Youth Program.