Urgent Need

Dear Fellow Christ-Followers,

My name is Marcus, I am the Director of Development at The Fold Inc. We are a non-profit organization (residential program) that has served at-risk teens and families in Vermont for over 50 years. We have a boy’s home and girl’s home, as well as an accredited school on campus to help teens between the ages of 13-17 years old achieve academic goals and even career planning.

Over this past weekend, we experienced a frozen pipe burst in our boy’s home. This incurred damage to plumbing, ceiling, and furniture.

I am emailing you to ask for your consideration for a donation Should you be inclined to donate.

Check out our link.

https://www.classy.org/campaign/Year-Endthefold2018/c209129

Federal ID Number: 03-0221341.

If you would like to contact me, please find my information below.

Sincerely,

Marcus Neabar

Director of Development

The Fold

Cell: 203-814-5048

https://thefoldfamily.com

 

A GREAT GATHERING OF MINISTRIES

The Vermont Ecumenical Council’s first attempt of bringing people and organizations together at this year’s VT Christian Ministry Fair was a great success!  Dozen’s of Christian Ministries gathered on Saturday afternoon October 20, 2018 at North Avenue Alliance Church to share in a day of prayer, worship, ministry presentations and a common passion to serve those in need!

LOVE OF CREATION – A Concert for Peace

LOVE OF CREATION – A Concert for Peace

~ LOVE OF CREATION ~
A CONCERT FOR PEACE

October 28, 2018, 2 p.m.
JUDI BYRON, HARP & DRUM
CAROL A. FOURNIER, CHANT & CHIMES REBECCA VICKERY, VOCALS

ENGAGE YOUR HEART IN PEACE!

Enjoy the sounds and silence – of harp, chimes, drum and sacred music, as you contemplate the beauty of nature and the Mystery of Creation! Renew your spirit and reflect on your call to cultivate and tend our beautiful earth as you sow seeds of new possibility for peace!

Judi is a harpist, teacher and therapeutic harp practitioner and professional musician in healing, community and liturgical settings. Visit www.jubalharp.com for more info.

Carol is a spiritual director, counselor and founder of the Silver Dove Institute (www.silverdoveinstitute.org) creating forums for spiritual and faith enrichment, creativity & contemplation that foster inner peace and understanding!

Rebecca is a mother of four and leads local worship services. She is a singer/songwriter who also plays soprano saxophone, guitar and piano. She is an artistic member of the Vermont Chamber Artists.

FREE WILL DONATION TO BENEFIT LOCAL NON PROFITS!

Be Inspired by Sacred Music & Meditations
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Savor the beauty of creation before and after the concert at Bishop Booth Conference Center
20 Rock Point Rd., Burlington, VT www.rockpointvt.org
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A Creation of Jubal Harp & Silver Dove Institute www.silverdoveinstitute.org

For more information email us at
info@silverdoveinstitute.org 802-865-2600

Christian Ministry Fair Fast Approaching

Christian Ministry Fair Fast Approaching

We wanted to share with you that our first Christian Ministry Fair is shaping up very nicely with dozens of Christian Organizations, Ministries, and Churches joining us for the day – this event will be a true collaboration of The Church here in Vermont!

THERE IS STILL TIME – If you represent a Christian Organization, Ministry or Church that’s interested in joining us for the day and having a table and sharing your information with the rest of us – please feel free to contact us at fair@vecncc.org or 802.233.9603.

COME AND SEE – EXPERIENCE – SHARE – For the rest of us individual Christians that want to know more about the Christian service projects in our State, or how we can reach out to the community in a unique way – come join us for the day.  Hear how others are engaging the world through their faith and how Christian Cooperation is building up The Church here in Vermont faster every day!

TIME AND PLACE — The Christian Ministry Fair registration will be available starting at 12:30pm with the event beginning at 1pm on Saturday October 20th, 2018 at North Avenue Alliance Church, 901 North Ave, Burlington, VT.  Fair will end around 3:30pm.

FREE CONCERT — For all those attending the Christian Ministry Fair, you will be GRACED with a FREE Christian concert featuring Elias Dummer of City Harmonic, Dwelling, and Erik Michael at 4PM.  More information about the concert can be found at http://www.vtchristianmusic.com/elias-dummer

PLEASE JOIN US BY VISITING OUR WEBSITE – https://vecncc.org/ministry-fair/

You’re Invited to Christian Ministry Fair

You’re Invited to Christian Ministry Fair

Dear Church or Christian Ministry,

The Vermont Ecumenical Council, the largest network of Christian cooperation in the state, would like to invite you to participate in our very first Christian Ministry Fair on October 20th, 2018 at North Avenue Alliance Church, Burlington VT.   The event starts at 1PM and includes ministry presentations, speakers, live music, opportunities for networking and will conclude with a Christian concert starting at 4 PM featuring Elias Dummer, lead singer of The City Harmonic, Erik Michael and local favorite The Dwelling.  To get full exposure and time with participants, ministries are encouraged to stay through the end of the show around 6:30 PM.

Our goal for this event is to increase awareness and match participants with Christian ministries they would like to support.  Our hope is that bringing together Christian ministries will strengthen our network of Christian cooperation and enhance the ability for each ministry to reach out to the broader community.

Christian Ministries that participate in the ministry fair will also be registered as a member of the Vermont Ecumenical Council, Network of Christian Cooperation (VECNCC).  Benefits of VECNCC membership include access to our extensive network of Christian churches and organizations, the ability to post calendar events and articles to our website and newsletter, the opportunity to interact with members at council meetings and to encourage Christian cooperation in Vermont.  In addition to the membership benefits, registration provides table space at the ministry fair and entry for two participants.   Also included with registration, anyone participating in the ministry fair can stay for the closing Christian concert.

If you are a Church that has many ministries serving the community that you would like to share information for, you can register as a Church Membership, based on your size, and you’ll receive table space for these materials.

For more information and to register, please visit our website at www.vecncc.org.  Questions related to VECNCC membership should be directed to Ryan Boisvert at info@vecncc.org or 802-233-9603.  Questions related to the ministry fair should be directed towards Kenneth Puzey at 802-999-5748 or fair@vecncc.org.  All registrations should be submitted by September 30th,2018.

God Bless Your Ministry,
Vermont Ecumenical Council
Outreach Committee
www.vecncc.org

LEARN MORE – REGISTER HERE >>

Justice, Peace, and Equality

Justice, Peace, and Equality

On April 5th and 6th, over 300 people attended the Joan Chittister Play at St. Michael’s Recital Hall and at Trinity Episcopal Church in Shelburne. Teri Bays proclaimed the message of Justice, Peace and Equality, especially for women, loudly and clearly. The Winooski Peace Initiative, with the support of many community partners, sponsored the play.

Winooski is the most diverse community in Vermont in terms of income, country of origin, language, age, religion and gender. The Winooski Peace Initiative brings residents together, face to face, in ways that lift up common values, encouraging people to reach out—even if just a little—to those seen as “others”.
Our programs and projects help people move toward each other, rather than away. We believe it is easier to understand a person when you get close. We are working to increase Winooski’s sense of community and to foster peace.

We will continue to build a strong, supportive community, so how will we do this? We need to listen to all the voices in our community and to the voices within ourselves. Together we will find ways of responding. Together we seek truth, justice and equality.

Who are the people who help us to see life differently? We need all voices. What opportunities do we have to listen to one another?

The Dalai Lama (@DalaiLama) tweeted at 5:30 AM on Mon, Apr 16, 2018:

Compassion reduces our fear, boosts our confidence, and opens us to inner strength. By reducing distrust, it opens us to others and brings us a sense of connections with them and a sense of purpose and meaning in life.

News in Pictures: Photos and Video from the Rock Point Intentional Community Wisdom School

BURLINGTON, VT—The Rock Point Intentional Community (RPIC) hosted an Introductory Wisdom School on March 11-14 as an opportunity for individuals to experience the transforming power of contemplative prayer, chant, conscious work, sacred readings, and embodied prayer. More than 30 participants registered for the event—some hailing from nearby Burlington, others traveling from locations across the country—to hear from the Rev. Matthew Wright, retreat leader. Wright serves as priest-in-charge at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock, NY and is a teacher for Northeast Wisdom, a non-profit organization rooted in the teaching lineage of Cynthia Bourgeault, an eminent voice in Christian contemplative and Wisdom teachings.

More than 30 participants registered for the event—some hailing from nearby Burlington, others traveling from locations across the country.

If you missed this Wisdom School, you will not want to miss the next one! Information will be posted online at https://www.rockpointvt.org/rpic.

Retreat participants Michael Hechmer and Mark Delach shared images and videos from the experience, which can be found online at: http://www.diovermont.org/post.php?p=9463.

What’s New at Rock Point Camp 2018?

What’s New at Rock Point Camp 2018?

Rock Point Camp, a mission of the Episcopal Church in Vermont, is in its 87th year. In addition to ongoing camp programs for all ages beginning in June, there are two new programs this year. Please register by May 31, 208:

#1 Alumni, Family & Friends Camp

#2 Day Camp & Overnight Camp All Summer Long!


#1 ALUMNI, FAMILY & FRIENDS CAMP

Join old and new friends as you immerse yourself in all Rock Point has to offer! Choose from a variety of staff-led activities: canoeing; archery; outdoor pizza oven lunch; sacred circles; sunset from the Point; lakeside campfires, singing, and s’mores at Eagle Bay…and more! Daily schedule is optional with freedom to enjoy your own time with a good book at Fred’s Beach

or explore Burlington and beyond. Activities specially designed for kids, families, and adults. Stay overnight in cabins for listed fee or upgrade to a conference center bunkroom

for additional charge of $25 per person, per night. Maximum upgrade fee per family: $300. Day option includes meals/program.

Overnight Day Option
Adult 16+ $235/255/315 $60/Day
Child 5-15 yo $125/135/165 $40/Day
0-4 yo Free Free

Because we recognize that families have different abilities to pay, we provide three pricing options:

Tier 1 — significantly discounted rate.

Tier 2 — truer cost for a week of camp plus moderate subsidy.

Tier 3 — most accurately represents cost for a week of camp.

Choose the tier that is right for you. This is an opportunity for you to support, as you are able, the true cost of operating camp. Financial assistance is available for those who request it.

#2 Day Camp & Overnight Camp All Summer Long!

For campers ages 7-16 years old who want to experience many of the same great activities camp has to offer without sleeping overnight. Day and overnight campers will eat, learn and play together. Breakfast, lunch and snack are provided each day. Check out our website for full schedule of camps and fees: http://www.rockpointvt.org/camp

Typical Day Camp Schedule

(Day campers will be integrated into camp life with residential campers)

Time Campers Counselors
8:00-8:15am Day Campers Arrive and Check-In Day Camp Check-in & support residential camp
8:15 Breakfast Breakfast
9:00 Capers & Clean-up Capers & Clean-up
9:30 Morning Program Lead Morning Program
10:45 Games & Sit Spot Lead Games & Sit Spot
11:15 Free Time or Support
12:00 Sing or Set tables Sing or Set tables
12:15 Lunch Lunch
1:15 Rest Hour Rest Hour
2:30 Swim time Lead Activity Period
3:45 #1 Activity Period Lead Activity Period
5:00 Day Campers
Sign-out & Depart
Day Camp Sign-Out & support residential camp
What’s New at Rock Point Camp 2018?

What’s New at Rock Point Camp 2018?

What’s New at Rock Point Camp 2018?

#1 Alumni, Family & Friends Camp

#2 Day Camp & Overnight Camp All Summer Long!


#1 ALUMNI, FAMILY & FRIENDS CAMP

Join old and new friends as you immerse yourself in all Rock Point has to offer! Choose from a variety of staff-led activities: canoeing; archery; outdoor pizza oven lunch; sacred circles; sunset from the Point; lakeside campfires, singing, and s’mores at Eagle Bay…and more! Daily schedule is optional with freedom to enjoy your own time with a good book at Fred’s Beach or explore Burlington and beyond. Activities specially designed for kids, families, and adults. Stay overnight in cabins for listed fee or upgrade to a conference center bunkroom for additional charge of $25 per person, per night. Maximum upgrade fee per family: $300. Day option includes meals/program.

Overnight Day Option
Adult 16+ $235/255/315 $60/Day
Child 5-15 yo $125/135/165 $40/Day
0-4 yo Free Free

Because we recognize that families have different abilities to pay, we provide three pricing options:

Tier 1 — significantly discounted rate.

Tier 2 — truer cost for a week of camp plus moderate subsidy.

Tier 3 — most accurately represents cost for a week of camp.

Choose the tier that is right for you. This is an opportunity for you to support, as you are able, the true cost of operating camp. Financial assistance is available for those who request it.

#2 Day Camp & Overnight Camp All Summer Long!

For campers ages 7-16 years old who want to experience many of the same great activities camp has to offer without sleeping overnight. Day and overnight campers will eat, learn and play together. Breakfast, lunch and snack are provided each day. Check out our website for full schedule of camps and fees: http://www.rockpointvt.org/camp

Typical Day Camp Schedule

(Day campers will be integrated into camp life with residential campers)

Time Campers Counselors
8:00-8:15am Day Campers Arrive and Check-In Day Camp Check-in & support residential camp
8:15 Breakfast Breakfast
9:00 Capers & Clean-up Capers & Clean-up
9:30 Morning Program Lead Morning Program
10:45 Games & Sit Spot Lead Games & Sit Spot
11:15 Free Time or Support
12:00 Sing or Set tables Sing or Set tables
12:15 Lunch Lunch
1:15 Rest Hour Rest Hour
2:30 Swim time Lead Activity Period
3:45 #1 Activity Period Lead Activity Period
5:00 Day Campers
Sign-out & Depart
Day Camp Sign-Out & support residential camp
Kids4Peace VT & NH Announces Interfaith Camp, June 24 – July 1

Kids4Peace VT & NH Announces Interfaith Camp, June 24 – July 1

Kids4Peace VT & NH Announces Interfaith Camp, June 24 – July 1

Registration is now open for the Kids4Peace Vermont and New Hampshire Interfaith Camp, which will be held June 24-July 1 in Plymouth, NH. Sixth and seventh grade students (2017-18 school year) with a passion for interfaith understanding and social change are encouraged to apply. Details and application can be found at http://www.k4p.org/summer2018Click here to download the printable flier and brochure.