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Don't Miss Out on 2016 Thrivent Action Team Money
Created by Gillian Barr on 10/13/2016 12:07:00 PM

Are people in your parish members of Thrivent Financial? If so, they can apply for $250 of money for a church project as part of a Thrivent Action Team. Details are in this article.
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Sept. 27 E-news: Pet Blessings, ECC events, stewardship resources and more
Created by Gillian Barr on 9/28/2016 2:08:00 PM

The Sept. 27 Diocesan E-news: Pet Blessings, ECC events, stewardship resources, and more information about events sponsored by the diocese, local parishes, and the larger church.
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Sept 13th E-news: News, events and resources you can use
Created by Gillian Barr on 9/17/2016 11:31:00 AM

Sept 13th E-news: Events, News and Resources you can use. Small Church Summit, Yes! Workshops, Pet Blessings , Lay Eucharistic Visitor training, stewardship resources and more
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Clergy Events Update Sept. 1, 2016
Created by Gillian Barr on 9/1/2016 11:36:00 AM

Reminder about the St Mary's Home for Children Annual Meeting, the Episcopal Charities thank-you event for parish volunteers and others, and the Small Church Summit.
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College football players say ‘thanks’ to Rhode Island church
Created by Dave Seifert on 8/26/2016 3:14:00 PM

More than 100 college football players and coaches in church on a Sunday morning? In an Episcopal Church? That scenario is what greeted members of St. Augustine’s Church—the Episcopal Center at the University of Rhode Island (URI) Aug. 14. The 95 football players and eight coaches came to say “than...
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Small Church Summit

September 17, 2016

YES! A workshop series by the Commission on Ministry
September 21, 2016

Diocesan Convention
November 4-5, 2016




Small Church Summit
September 17, 2016 

St. Mark's Church, Warwick

9 am—3 pm

A day for church leaders to gather and discuss a number of topics important to our small congregations.

The Small Church Summit, presented by the Congregational Development Commission, is a day for church leaders and other interested parishioners from all our congregations (but especially those from churches that have fewer than 75 parishioners in church on Sunday or are served by less than full-time clergy) to gather and discuss a number of topics important to small congregations.


This year's theme is: 

"We are All Welcome Here: Three Acts of Joy"

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Girard and Galatians: Seeing what is hidden


I’ve been reading and working through the implications of Rene Girard’s insights into human relationships for years – particularly the way that Girar...

First we pray, then we move.


It’s beyond our bearing. Another mass shooting has happened, this one the deadliest in our country’s history. Someone was given access to enough weapo...

Prayer for Reconciliation


On Tuesday night I was asked to open a meeting of law enforcement and community representatives, and clergy that was set to discuss the federal grand ...

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