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Mark Your Calendars for Spring Training 2020 on Saturday, March 21 in Augusta

Spring Training: You are the light of the world     Join us for Spring Training on Saturday, March 21 at South Parish Church, 9 Church St., Augusta, where we’ll welcome the Rev. Jay Sidebotham to speak about RenewalWorks, the growing movement in the Episcopal Church equipping congregations (and now also individuals!) to assess and grow their spiritual health.   Registration and…

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In Name of These Refugees By Stephen T. Lane and Reza Jalali, Special to the BDN (December 2015)

Originally published in December 2015, Bangor Daily News Opinion A poster created by the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio for the 1938 Christmas season encouraged Americans to welcome Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria. Buy Photo based on religion /Diocese of Southern Ohio   By Stephen T. Lane and Reza Jalali, Special to the BDN…

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Episcopal Diocese of Maine Hosting A Farewell to the Lanes

Mark Your Calendars Farewell Gatherings for Bishop Steve and Gretchen Lane are planned for May 11th in Orono, and May 17-18th in Portland. The events will offer clergy, members of the diocese and friends the opportunity to share memories and offer gratitude and thanks to Bishop Lane and Gretchen for their stewardship and pastoral leadership of the Diocese of Maine…

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St. John’s Episcopal Church Offering Introduction to Islam course in Lent

St. John’s Episcopal Church on French Street in Bangor is offering a Introduction to Islam course during Lent on Thursday evenings.  The course runs from March 14th to April 4th. The first three sessions will be led by a member of All Souls (Bill Voss) who has had significant experience in interfaith relations.  He will…

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Letter from the Bishop

 30 January 2019   Dear Friends in Christ:    Below you will find the first few paragraphs of my Pastoral Letter addressing the statute of limitations for reporting and addressing sexual abuse and misconduct by clergy against adults.   All priests-in-charge of a congregations, and/or Senior Wardens are asked to please have copies of this letter…

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St. Patrick’s Represented at 199th Diocesan Convention- 2018

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Brewer was well-represented at the Episcopal Diocese of Maine’s 199th Convention in Portland on October 27, 2018.  In attendance: The Rev. Myrick Cross, priest in charge; The Rev. Peggy Day, deacon; Diocesan delegates: Michael Gleason and Christine Talbot; Alternate Della Gleason. Christine Talbot was elected to Diocesan Council. Also in…

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DO YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IMMIGRANT FAMILIES SEPARATED?

COME AND JOIN THE LONGEST DAY VIGIL THURSDAY, JUNE 21 12:00 NOON TO 8:30 PM at  St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 21 Holyoke in Brewer Maine will be open from 12 N to 8:30 PM for your thoughts, prayers, and reflection. Stay 5 minutes or as long as you wish.   Join us and make a difference. …

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Bishop Stephen Lane Visits St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church by Michael Gleason

Episcopal Diocese of Maine’s Bishop The Rt. Rev. Stephen Lane made a visit to St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Brewer on Sunday, April 8th.  Members were excited to have Bishop Lane with us as our celebrant.  Lane delivered an inspiring and thought-provoking sermon.  Following the service, we enjoyed a traditional “Irish Dinner” of corned beef…

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There is still time to Give to Episcopal Relief and Development

Episcopal Relief & Development Invites us to work hand in hand this Christmas to help others around the world. There is still time to give for a match. There a couple programs are featured:  Agriculture and Mexico. You can double your gift through the $760K match. https://support.episcopalrelief.org/  

Episcopal Diocese of Maine’s Standing Committee Appoints Discernment and Transition Committees

From the        Standing Committee   November 21, 2017   Dear Ones,    On behalf of the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, I’m pleased to announce the newly-appointed membership of the Discernment Committee and Transition Committee in our Quest for the Tenth Bishop of Maine. We are deeply grateful for each person who…

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