CALENDAR

Oct
16
Wed
2019
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 http://www.saintmarksnewport.com for more information.

Oct
17
Thu
2019
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.

Diocesan Council @ Zoom Web Conference
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
18
Fri
2019
‘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 office@trinitychurchrutland.org or call 802-775-4368.

Oct
19
Sat
2019
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 (cspirito@rockpoint.org). For more information and to register, click the link below:

REGISTER

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 https://diovermont.org/safe-church/ 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: office@trinitychurchrutland.org, 802-775-4368.

Oct
20
Sun
2019
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 https://www.crophungerwalk.org.

Oct
23
Wed
2019
The Browning of America: Reconciliation or Retribution
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

RANDOLPH, VT – National research and census data indicate that white people will cease to be the majority in America somewhere between 2035-2045 due to the combined increase in non-white Hispanics and people of color. In some of our states this reality has already occurred. Texas is 45% white, California is 38% white, New Mexico is 37% white, and Hawaii is 24% white. How will the increasing demographics of people of color affect the social, economic, political and military dimensions of race relations in America? The Rev. Dr. Arnold Thomas will address these questions in The Browning of America: Reconciliation or Retribution, a presentation to be held at Randolph Union High School on Wednesday, October 23 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The Rev. Dr. Arnold Thomas is Pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Jericho, VT. He has done extensive work and ministry relating to human rights.

This event is co-sponsored by FORE (Focus on Racial Equality) and Rutland Area Branch NAACP

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Diocesan Convention
Oct 26 all-day
Vermont Interfaith Power & Light Annual Conference: Envisioning and Acting for the World We Want
Oct 26 all-day

VT Interfaith Power & Light’s annual conference, Envisioning and Acting for the World We Want, will be on Saturday, Oct. 26 at The Congregational Church of Middlebury, UCC. The Keynote Speakers will be The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, a UCC leader, climate activist and author, and Middlebury College Professor Molly Anderson who focuses on sustainable food systems. Register online or print the registration form and mail it in. Registration and much more information about the conference is here: www.vtipl.org/fall-conference-2019/

It’s going to be great – don’t miss it! Questions? Contact Betsy Hardy at info@vtipl.org

VIA “Emma’s Revolution” Event
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

You are invited to a concert by award-winning “Emma’s Revolution” on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm at the First UU Meeting House (152 Pearl St, Burlington). This event is sponsored by the First UU, Peace & Justice Center, and Front Porch Forum, and it will benefit Vermont Interfaith Action, Migrant Justice, Gun Sense VT, and Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism. “Emma’s Revolution” writes and performs songs that fuel today’s resistance movements, including “I Believe Her” in honor of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and all survivors. Their music has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger, and covered by Holly Near. Tickets are $22 Advance / $28 Door (no one turned away), available at emmasrevolution.com or at the Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake St, Burlington.

Oct
27
Sun
2019
Zion Manchester and Other Houses of Worship to Host Services Honoring First Responders
Oct 27 all-day

In appreciation for the dedication of first responders to our communities’ safety and well-being, the following houses of worship will honor first responders and their families and friends at worship services on the following dates:

FRIDAY, October 25
Israel Congregation of Manchester (6:30 pm)

SUNDAY, October 27
United Church of Dorset and East Rupert (10 am)

First Baptist Church, Manchester (10:30 am)

Federated Church of East Arlington (10 am)

Zion Episcopal Church (8 am and 10 am)

First Congregational Church of Manchester (8:30 am and 10:30 am)

St. Paul Christ Our Savior (8 am and 10 am)

Congregational Church of Rupert (10:30 am)

Sponsored by the Interfaith Council of the Northshire, which initiated a Proclamation, signed by Governor Phil Scott, designating October 28 as Northshire First Responders Appreciation Day.

For information, contact the Dorset Church at 867-2260

Oct
28
Mon
2019
Wisdom Practice Circles hosted by Rock Point Intentional Community
Oct 28 @ 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

Oct
29
Tue
2019
Vermont Interfaith Action for our Corrections Reform Action
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Vermont Interfaith Action for our Corrections Reform Action on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2 Cherry St. in Burlington. VIA leaders will ask for changes in facilities and therapeutic and restorative programs in the Chittenden Regional Corrections Facility and other prisons across the state. Special guests are Mike Touchette, Commissioner of the Department of Corrections, as well as members of the House Corrections & Institutions Committee and of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Please join us to shine a light on this serious issue! For more information, see www.viavt.org or call (802) 651-8889.

Oct
30
Wed
2019
Anam Cara Soujourners
Oct 30 all-day

Anam Cara Sojourners themes: Samhain (Celtic New Year), Halloween, All Saints, All Souls. Food, music, topic of “Thin Places”. Details forthcoming.

Nov
2
Sat
2019
‘Walk Thru the Bible’ at Zion Manchester
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

MANCHESTER, VT – Zion Episcopal Church will host a Walk Thru the Bible, Old Testament Live (OTlive) event on Saturday, November 2, from 9 a.m. to noon.

This event is an opportunity to learn more about the Old Testament than you ever thought was possible in just a few hours! We invite you to come and experience the Bible in a unique way. OTlive will be fun for (almost) all ages from adults to teens and elementary age children. For more information visit Zion’s website at zionchurchmanchester.org or go to the Live Events page at walkthru.org.

The event is free, but with a suggested donation of $10 per person to help cover cost of tuition/materials. To sign-up, send email to: mehzion18@gmail.com or call (802) 362-1987.

Nov
3
Sun
2019
Taize Evening Prayer Service
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
5
Tue
2019
Food For Thought Forum: 2020 Election Issues and Challenges
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The upcoming Food for Thought Pot-Luck Forums at Mount Mansfield Union High School (MMU) will focus on the 2020 Presidential Elections and the major challenges and issues Vermonters face. Guest speakers will include former Republican Governor Jim Douglas (October 8), and former Democratic Governor Howard Dean (November 5). The Forums will be held on October 8, and November 5, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Food for Thought Forums are free potluck gatherings open to students and residents of surrounding communities, sponsored by MMU and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and held in the MMC Library at 211 Browns Trace Road, Jericho, VT. Please bring potluck offerings of salads, main dishes or deserts, if you’re able, so that bodies and minds may be fed.

Nov
7
Thu
2019
Wisdom Practice Circles hosted by Rock Point Intentional Community
Nov 7 @ 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