For over 40 years, the Episcopal Diocese of Maine has been an integral and valued member of the Maine Council of Churches. In just the past 5 years, no fewer than six Episcopalians have served on our Board of Directors—two as President, and two as Treasurer: Richard Berman, Bonny Rodden, Ed Rea, Mac McCabe, Charlie Priest, Lad Taylor and Marge Kilkelly. Two Diocesan staff have held key leadership roles on our Public Policy Committee: John Hennessy (current co-chair) and Heidi Shott. The ties that bind us together are indeed blessed.
The Diocese is one of seven member denominations of the Council. Together, our seven denominations represent 437 congregations with 55,000 church members across the state. Rooted in Hebrew and Christian scripture, the Council’s mission is to inspire congregations and people of faith to unite in building a culture of justice, compassion and peace as together we work for the common good. We accomplish this mission by:
- fostering communication, connections and colleagueship among our member denominations, their churches, clergy and parishioners
- creating and hosting programs
- advocating for just and moral public policies at the state and federal level.