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Since the launch of this year's Alleluiaf und appeal this past Easter, we are now just $2,000 shy of our $40,000 goal! This #GivingTuesday, consider making an online contribution to help fund "Things That Make You Say, Alleluia!" Every dollar goes directly to ministries agreed upon at the Diocesan Convention. This year's beneficiaries include Rock Point Commons, Rock Point Camp, and ministries related to the priorities set by our Presiding Bishop and General Convention, which include reconciliation, evangelism, and creation care.
Rock Point School is excited to participate in Giving Tuesday. This global day of giving invites individuals to celebrate the holiday season by giving back and creating change in their communities and their world.
This article is an excerpt from  A Season of Faith, Beauty, and Hope , a collection of Advent devotions from the voices of St. Michael’s, Brattleboro.  Download the free eBook here!

New and updated Advent resources for congregations, dioceses, and communities of faith are available. Also offered again this year are digital Christmas Eve services. 

Today’s spiritual reflection is a transcript of a sermon preached by the Rev. John Morris. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in St. Johnsbury on November 17, 2019.

The gathering of Diocesan Council on October 17 was Bishop Shannon’s first Council meeting as Bishop of Vermont and Council’s last meeting of 2019.

November began with severe storms throughout Vermont. Did you know that the Episcopal Church in Vermont maintains a disaster preparedness plan?

With the holidays come various opportunities for cyber-scrooges to exploit.

Great things happening around the Diocese.

Keeping tabs on the wider Episcopal Church.
Join us for silent contemplation interspersed with meditations led by Bob Thiefels. The theme for this year’s Advent Retreat is Seeing with the Heart. The event will commence from Friday, December 13 at 4:00 p.m. until Saturday, December 14 at 4:00 pm.
The Bishop's visitation schedule is subject to change.
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  • December 15 - St. John the Baptist, Hardwick
  • January 12 - St. Stephen’s, Middlebury
  • January 19 - St. Paul’s, WRJ
  • January 26 - St. Paul’s, Wells
  • February 2 - St. Matthew’s, Enosburg Falls
  • February 16 - St. James, Essex
  • March 1 - St. Mary’s in the Mountains, Wilmington
  • March 8 - Trinity, Shelburne
  • May 3 - Church of the Good Shepherd, Barre
  • May 10 - All Saints, South Burlington
  • May 17 - Holy Trinity, Swanton
  • May 24 - Grace Church, Sheldon
  • May 31 - St. John’s in the Mountains, Stowe
  • June 7 - Trinity, Rutland
  • June 11 - St. Barnabas, Norwich
  • June 14 - Christ Church, Montpelier
  • June 21 - St. Martin’s, Fairlee
  • June 28 - St. Paul’s, Windsor
  • July 12 - St. Luke’s, St. Albans
(See the online Diocesan Calendar for details.)

The first Wednesday of every other month at 6:15 p.m., Connections for Change dinner/discussion for anyone concerned about or struggling with substance use disorder. Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Washington St., Barre.

Every third Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., Celtic Evensong at St. Mark’s, 44 2nd St, Newport.  

December 3 at 10:00 a.m. The Rebirthing of God book study, Pt. 3 3 Reconnecting With The Light.

December 3 VRJA event: Being a Muslim in America. 

December 5 from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. free Advent/Christmas concert at St. Stephen's, 3 Main St., Middlebury, feat. George Matthew Jr., organist.

December 5 at 7:00 p.m. The Rebirthing of God book study, Pt. 3 Reconnecting With The Light.

December 6 at 7:30 p.m. Stone Church Center presents Rushad Eggleston in Bellows Falls.

December 6-15 Traveling exhibit, 1619: Arrival of the First Africans at the Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. 

December 7 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Safe Church Training at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul.

December 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. St. Thomas & Grace Holiday Fair in Brandon.

December 7 at 7:30 p.m. Stone Church Center presents Elizabeth Rogers & Eugene Friesen in Greenfield, MA.

December 8: Justice for All film viewing: The Hate You Give.

December 8 Stone Church Center presents Fear of Singing Breakthrough Workshop in Bellows Falls.

December 8 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. SUNY Plattsburg Gospel Choir presents A Mowtown Christmas.

December 8 at 8:00 p.m. Chavez Forum Webinar: Sen. John Kerry’s “Winter Soldier Testimony” and Military Veterans’ Wellbeing.

December 10 at 10:00 a.m. The Rebirthing of God book study, Pt. 4 Reconnecting With The Journey.

December 11 at 7:00 p.m. Loss, Healing & Hope: A Blue Christmas Service at St. Andrew's, Colchester.

December 12 from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. free concert at St. Stephen's, 3 Main St., Middlebury, feat. the Addison String Quartet. 

December 12 at 7:00 p.m. The Rebirthing of God book study, Pt. 4 Reconnecting With The Journey.

December 13 at 7:30 p.m., a celebration of the Festival of Santa Lucia at St. Stephen's, 3 Main St., Middlebury, directed by Rostan Swenson, feat. the youth of St, Stephen's and members of the Nordic Chorus of Londonderry.

December 13-14 Rock Point Advent Retreat.

December 14 at 3:15 p.m. Red Door Carol Sing at St. Mary's in Wilmington.

December 15 at 4:00 p.m. A Very Special Lessons & Carols at St. Micheal's, Brattleboro.

December 15 at 8:00 p.m. Chavez Forum Webinar: Peter Singer’s “Animal Liberation” and Protecting Animals’ Interests.

December 19 from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. free concert at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church 3 Main St., Middlebury, VT feat. Jack DesBois, basso.
December 21 Winter Solstice & Simple Supper event hosted by Anam Cara Sojourners & Holy Hikes-VT in St. Albans.

December 31 at 7:30 p.m. New Year's Concert, Bach Cello Suites at St. Michael's, Brattleboro.

January 1 at 3:00 p.m. New Year's Concert, Bach Cello Suites at St. Michael's, Brattleboro. 
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