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Five Ways to Make Election Week Holy

As we head into election week, Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) has gathered five resources from around the church to help make this election week holy. Holding on to Hope: A National Service for Healing and WellnessPresiding Bishop Michael Curry will lead a live-streamed prayer service from Washington National Cathedral, Holding on to Hope: A National…

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Holding on to Hope – Sunday, November 1

Holding on to Hope: A National Service for Healing and Wholeness, with a combination of live and pre-recorded elements, will be live streamed on November 1, 2020, from the Washington National Cathedral at 4:00 p.m. EST. The service, available in English and Spanish, will create a common space for us to come together to mourn, confess, and seek guidance…

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A Word from the Church

A word to the Church regarding the theology of worship during the COVID-19 pandemic from the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church: March 31, 2020John Donne, Priest, 1631 Dear Friends in Christ Jesus, We find ourselves in the strange position of fasting from physical gathering for worship of almighty God, not out of sloth or…

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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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