CALENDAR

Aug
22
Thu
2019
The Wild Goose: Discovering a Deeper Relationship with the Holy Spirit
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR in this incredible 14 part video series which is awakening God’s love and transforming power in the hearts of all who participate. Discover the Holy Spirit who has been revealed to us by Jesus Christ and who leads us to our heavenly Father. This adventure consists of Fr. Dave speaking on an attribute of the Holy Spirit, a practical application on how to respond to the Holy Spirit and testimonies of people from across the country whose lives have been impacted by the Spirit of God.

Aug
23
Fri
2019
Stone Church Arts Presents Singer-Songwriters Joe Jencks & Jesse Terry
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

BELLOWS FALLS, VT – Joe Jencks is a 20-year veteran of the international folk circuit, an award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist based in Chicago. Jesse Terry has made it his mission to share his love of music fully and completely, without regard for shading his emotions or tempering his convictions. These two, powerhouse singer-songwriters, share the stage in a Stone Church Arts concert on Friday, August 23 at 7:30 pm, in the Chapel at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., the stone church on the hill in Bellows Falls. Tickets available by phone at 802-460-0110, and online at http://www.stonechurcharts.org. Read More

Aug
24
Sat
2019
Rutland County Family and Youth Hike @ VT
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Rutland County Family and Youth Hike
All families are welcome to join us for Mass and then a great hike to Bald Mountain, Saturday, August 24.
Mass at 9:00 a.m. with Father Matthew Rensch, then drive up to the Bald Mountain Trail in Mendon  — at the end of Notch Road (off Killington Avenue).
Trail is relatively easy.
Bring a bag lunch!
Hike at your own risk.
All are welcome!
Contact David Perry at dperry@cksrutland.org or Laura MacLachlan at 802-775-1421

Clergy Day
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Clergy should have received information via email and submitted their RSVP to Pamela Van de Graaf by August 16. For more information, please contact Pamela at (802) 863-3431 or pvandegraaf@diovermont.org.

Marriage Preparation Retreat – Randolph
Aug 24 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Marriage Preparation Retreat Day
A one-day Retreat for Engaged Couples
Come take a break from wedding preparation and spend time in prayer, sharing and fellowship with your fiance and other engaged couples
Lunch and materials will be provided – prior Registration is required
REGISTER HERE
Please Note:  There is no cost for this retreat
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Our Lady of Angels – Randoph
10:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
(Retreat concludes with 4:00 P.M. Vigil Mass)

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Chicken barbecue @ VT
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A chicken barbecue will be held at All Saints Parish Hall in Richford on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 1 to 5pm.
Price for Adults: $10; Children 5-12: $5; Children under 5: Free.
Sponsored by The Knights of Columbus

First African Landing Vermont Commemoration
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This event serves to recognize the 400th anniversary of the landing of the first enslaved Africans in English- occupied North America at Point Comfort in 1619. It will feature a commemorative ceremony, food, storytelling, dance, drumming, musical performances, and more. This First African Landing Commemorative Day will offer an opportunity for those who are interested to learn about the heritage, struggles and triumphs of the first Africans who were brought to the shores of what would become the United States.

As recorded by English colonist John Rolfe, the arrival of “20 and odd” African men and women in late August 1619, was a pivotal moment in the nation’s history. These Africans were stolen by English privateers from a Spanish slave ship and brought to Point Comfort on a ship called the White Lion. They were the first Africans to be brought to English North America. Though this first annual African Landing Day Commemoration does not celebrate the circumstances surrounding the arrival of the first Africans to our shores, the commemoration serves as a marker in history that shines a light on the incredibly powerful 400- year journey, and offers some hope in the continued struggle to dismantle the systems of oppression created by the original sin.

The Episcopal Church in Vermont is an event sponsor.

St. Pius X Parish Picnic
Aug 24 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Bring your favorite side dish and join us for an evening of good fellowship and food as we celebrate our patron saint’s feast day.

Aug
25
Sun
2019
L’Arche in Vermont? An Exploratory Gathering
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

L’Arche in Vermont? An Exploratory Gathering, August 25

BRATTLEBORO, VT – On Sunday, August 25, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., St. Michael’s Episcopal Church at 16 Bradley Ave., Brattleboro, will be hosting a gathering with members of the L’Arche Boston community and with Vermonters of all interests and abilities. The goal will be to better understand L’Arche, to imagine what is possible in this state, and to discuss next steps. The journey to start a L’Arche community takes years; this is an exploratory first step.

As explained on the organization’s US website, L’Arche communities “provide homes and workplaces where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together as peers, create inclusive communities of faith and friendship, and transform society through relationships that cross social boundaries.” L’Arche communities welcome people of all faiths and those who are not religiously affiliated. Today, there are 147 member communities of L’Arche in 35 countries.

RSVP is helpful but not required. Write to the Rev. Duncan Hilton, duncan@stmichaelsvermont.org, to express your interest in attending the August 25 gathering.

Aug
26
Mon
2019
Wisdom Practice Circles hosted by Rock Point Intentional Community
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

RPIC Wisdom Practice Circles

Semi-Monthly Meetings
7 to 9 PM First Thursdays
5 to 7 PM Fourth Mondays

20 Rock Point Road
Butterfield Bldg
Bishop Booth Conference Center

Welcome and Introductions

Explorations of Wisdom Practices
as envisioned by Cynthia Bouregeault in Wisdom Way of Knowing

Sacred Chanting

Centering Contemplative Prayer

Body-Movement Meditation

Lectio Divina

Closing

Aug
28
Wed
2019
Summer Reflection Series
Aug 28 @ 11:15 am – 1:00 pm

Please join us for our weekly Summer Reflection Series. Starting Wednesday July 3 and running through Wed August 28.
Beginning with Mass at 11:15, the Reflection Series follows with a different topic and presenter each week. The Series Schedule:
July 3 Rev. Lino Oropeza, S.S.E.; Vocations: Beginning With Baptism and Our Call to Holiness, July 10 Rev. David Cray, S.S.E.; What Does it Mean to be a Disciple?, July 17 Rev. Michael Carter, S.S.E.: Praying with Mary Magdalene, July 24 Msgr. Richard Lavalley, Praying with St. Therese of Lisieux, July 31 Bro. Francis Hagerty, S.S.E. St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Ascension of Jesus: Bringing About the Kingdom of God,
August 7 Rev. Lance Harlow, The Transfiguration and Our Transformation, August 14 Rev. Richard Berube, S.S.E., A Woman Clothed with the Sun and a Crown of Twelve Stars, August 21 Rev. David Theroux, S.S.E., The Apostle Paul and His Letter to the Galatians, August 28 Rev. Richard Berube, S.S.E., Surprising Conversions: Peter, Paul and the Woman at the Well.
Lunch is also available for purchase in the café.

Aug
29
Thu
2019
The Wild Goose: Discovering a Deeper Relationship with the Holy Spirit
Aug 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR in this incredible 14 part video series which is awakening God’s love and transforming power in the hearts of all who participate. Discover the Holy Spirit who has been revealed to us by Jesus Christ and who leads us to our heavenly Father. This adventure consists of Fr. Dave speaking on an attribute of the Holy Spirit, a practical application on how to respond to the Holy Spirit and testimonies of people from across the country whose lives have been impacted by the Spirit of God.

Sep
5
Thu
2019
Wisdom Practice Circles hosted by Rock Point Intentional Community
Sep 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

RPIC Wisdom Practice Circles

Semi-Monthly Meetings
7 to 9 PM First Thursdays
5 to 7 PM Fourth Mondays

20 Rock Point Road
Butterfield Bldg
Bishop Booth Conference Center

Welcome and Introductions

Explorations of Wisdom Practices
as envisioned by Cynthia Bouregeault in Wisdom Way of Knowing

Sacred Chanting

Centering Contemplative Prayer

Body-Movement Meditation

Lectio Divina

Closing

Pride Interfaith Service
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

BURLINGTON, VT – The Annual Pride Interfaith Service will be held on September 5 this year. Don’t miss it!

What: Interfaith Pride Service Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising
When: September 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: UVM Interfaith Center, 400 South Prospect (on UVM’s Redstone Campus next to the blue water tower)

In 1969, a diverse group of people banded together to proclaim their power and stand their ground at the Stonewall Inn. Gather with Vermont’s greater LGBTQIA and ally communities to remember, celebrate, and empower our dignity and liberation.

The Planning Committee includes clergy and members from: UVM Interfaith Center, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Vermont Zen Center, The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Essex Center United Methodist Church, Temple Sinai, First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington, College Street Congregational Church, The Society of St. Edmund, and First Congregational Church of Essex Junction.

For more information, email: interfaith@uvm.edu
For accommodations, please contact access@uvm.edu or (802) 656-7753

Sep
6
Fri
2019
Vital Conversations: Racism & the US Church – Vermont
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Conference Commission on Religion and Race (CCORR) has begun a series of trainings for clergy on how to have “Vital Conversations” about race and racism in their congregations. The space capacity at this location has been reached.  Another event is offered on Sat.. Sept. 6 at the Wolcott UMC. Please contact the District Office if this is the only date that suited your schedule. Friday, September 6 at the Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh VT.   Please register in advance by contacting the Vermont District Office, vmtdistrict@neumc.org or 802.485.4724. Lunch and access to the Rokeby Museum provided. Limited attendance so RSVP at earliest convenience. Clergy mandated to attend. Leaders in congregation encouraged to attend. BOOM has approved 0.5 CEU’s for this training. The series uses videos and training materials from the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR). It features thought leaders, pastors, theologians, activists, authors, and scholars who share their stories, insights,…

Sep
7
Sat
2019
Vital Conversations: Racism & the US Church – Vermont
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Conference Commission on Religion and Race (CCORR) has begun a series of trainings for clergy on how to have “Vital Conversations” about race and racism in their congregations.   Saturday, September 7, at the Wolcott UMC, Wolcott VT.   Please register in advance by contacting the Vermont District Office, vmtdistrict@neumc.org or 802.485.4724. Lunch provided. Church history presentation over lunch. RSVP at earliest convenience. Clergy mandated to attend. Leaders in congregation encouraged to attend. BOOM has approved 0.5 CEU’s for this training. The series uses videos and training materials from the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR). It features thought leaders, pastors, theologians, activists, authors, and scholars who share their stories, insights, and expertise on issues related to race, culture, tribe, and the global church. The GCORR Vital Conversations videos and training materials provide resources to facilitate, guide, and support discussions on racism and…

Diocesan Council
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
80th Anniversary of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship
Sep 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ESSEX JUNCTION, VT – St. James Episcopal Church will host an event on September 7, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the Feast Day associated with Bishop Paul Jones and the 80th anniversary of his contribution in founding the Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF). Please join us in this commemoration of an extraordinary voice in promoting peace and influencing reconciliation.

Melanie Merkle Atha, executive director of EPF, will be a featured guest speaker at St. James. She and her husband, both lawyers from Alabama, are traveling throughout the United States to promote and re-energize the organization by setting up chapters where there is interest.

The September 7 event at St. James has two purposes: (1) To acquaint parishioners from throughout the greater Burlington area with the roots and goals of EPF and (2) to begin to explore how we can together form a vibrant EPF chapter in Vermont. This information packet and the EPF website offer an excellent introduction to the broad range of topics EPF addresses.

A small team of laypeople from St. James is organizing the event and will try to follow up this message with a personal visit to discuss with clergy and any interested parishioners your interest in eventually joining EPF as a parish or as an individual.

Please contact John Heermans (heermansjg@yahoo.com tel. 802.578.8976) or Barbara Cook (bjcook68@gmail.com tel. 814.330.5155) for more information.

EPF is a national organization connecting all who seek a deliberate response to injustice and violence and want to pray, study, and take action for justice and peace in our communities, our church, and the world. We are called to do justice, dismantle violence, and strive to be peacemakers.

“In loyalty to the Person, Spirit and teachings of Jesus Christ, my conscience commits me to His way of redemptive love and compels me to refuse to participate in or give moral support to any war.”

Sep
13
Fri
2019
Rock Point Eucharist
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Rock Point Intentional Community Announces 2019 Eucharist Schedule

BURLINGTON, VT – Rock Point Intentional Community cordially invites you to Eucharist at Chapel of St. Michael & All Angels, located in the Bishop Booth Conference Center, 20 Rock Point Rd., Burlington, VT. Eucharist is held on the second Friday of each month at noon, except where indicated in bold. (Clergy, liturgical color is in parentheses.)

Friday, January 11 at :12:00 PM
Presider: The Reverend Craig Smith (green)

Thursday, February 7 at :12:00 PM
Presider: The Reverend Rob Spainhour (green)

Friday, March 8 at :12:00 PM
Presider: The Right Reverend Tom Ely (purple)

Friday, April 12 at :12:00 PM
Presider: The Reverend Lisette Baxter (purple)

Friday, May 10 at :12:00 PM
Presider: The Reverend Kim Hardy (white)

Friday, June 14 at 6:00 PM
Presider: The Rev. David Hamilton (green)

Friday, July 12 at 6:00 PM
Presider: The Right Reverend Tom Ely (green)

Friday, August 9 at 6:00 PM
Presider: The Reverend Nancy Bloomer (green)

Friday, September 13 at :12:00 PM
Presider: The Reverend Paul Habersang (green)

Friday, October 11 at :12:00 PM
Presider: The Reverend Lisette Baxter (green)

Friday, November 8 at :12:00 PM
Presider: The Reverend David Hamilton (green)

Friday, December 13th at :12:00 PM
Presider: To be announced (purple/blue)

Sep
14
Sat
2019
Annual Alleluia! Open Golf Tournament
Sep 14 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Register Now for the Eighth Annual Alleluia! Open Golf Tournament
Proceeds will benefit the Alleluiafund.

Schedule/Agenda

  • 8:30 a.m. Registration, raffles and contests
  • 10:00 a.m. Play starts with contests on the course
  • Lunch at the turn
  • Awards Banquet completed by 4:00 p.m.

Registration Fee
Registration fee for golf, cart and meals: $125/single; $500/team

Sponsorship
Please consider becoming a sponsor. Sponsorship levels are:

  • Eagle Sponsors @ $750 level get one player free
  • Hole in One Sponsors @ $1,500 level get all players free
  • Birdie Sponsors @ $200 for a hole
  • Par Sponsors @ $100 to Co-Sponsor a hole

Register Today! https://form.jotform.com/81484135709966

For more information, contact Craig Smith, csmith@diovermont.org