TELLING THE STORY OF OUR DIOCESE

236th Convention passes landmark resolution committing one million dollars to reparations
236th Convention passes landmark resolution committing one million dollars to reparations

On September 12, 2020, the 236th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland passed Resolution 2020-06, committing to creating a $1,000,000 seed fund for reparations 189 – 31, with nine abstentions – an 82.5% approval. The Rev. Dion Thompson of St. Anne’s, Annapolis, commented that “This is a bold, bold step… and this might be the first step in thinking of what we can do for the Native American community or other communities that are oppressed. We are trying to heal this nation.”

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Formation Resources Fall 2020
Formation Resources Fall 2020

Our diocesan Christian Formation Council is offering formation and worship resources as a supplement to participating in livestreamed worship or small in-person worship services. These resources can all be done at home and be led by lay people. We recommend these opportunities for lay people to take a leadership role in your congregation’s formation programs.

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Inspiration for new times from one of our diocesan youth programs
Inspiration for new times from one of our diocesan youth programs

In this, I am their complete ally. They are young adults and should have a say in how they manage their time. This is the time to learn that important skill, and they do that by making some of their own choices. With all of this in mind, I want to try something radical with the High School. We are going to combine High School Sunday School and High School Youth Group. And, we are not going to meet on Sunday mornings.

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236th Convention passes landmark resolution committing one million dollars to reparations

236th Convention passes landmark resolution committing one million dollars to reparations

On September 12, 2020, the 236th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland passed Resolution 2020-06, committing to creating a $1,000,000 seed fund for reparations 189 – 31, with nine abstentions – an 82.5% approval. The Rev. Dion Thompson of St. Anne’s, Annapolis, commented that “This is a bold, bold step… and this might be the first step in thinking of what we can do for the Native American community or other communities that are oppressed. We are trying to heal this nation.”

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From the Archives: St. Philip’s Church, Cumberland, Part I

From the Archives: St. Philip’s Church, Cumberland, Part I

In his 1892 parochial report detailing the events of 1891, the Rev. Clarence Buel, rector of Emmanuel Church, Cumberland, and a native of New York, noted the opening of a mission in south Cumberland, called the Memorial House of the Holy Cross, built in memory of Estelle Taylor Perry by her three children. He also added, “In addition to this work, the Rector has undertaken special services with the Colored people of the Parish and is greatly encouraged by the interest which has been aroused. Indeed, there is every reason to believe that it will result in the erection of a Chapel for the special use of the Colored people.”

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How do people get nudged to become a deacon, priest, or lay leader? The diocesan Commission on Ministry offers two opportunities for lay persons to explore more deeply how God may be calling them into a formal ministry.

Join members of the Commission on Ministry on Sunday, September 13, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM for a discernment information session via Zoom. You will learn about the discernment programs offered by the diocese, including steps toward ordination and resources for exploring licensed lay ministry. For more information visit the virtual diocesan center or contact Eve Wayne, [email protected] in our Bishop’s Office.

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Theological Reflection – the poetry of Malcolm Guite

Theological Reflection – the poetry of Malcolm Guite

Like the other arts, poetry has the capacity to, in Lewis’ own phrase, “steal past those watchful dragons” of our hardened hearts in such a way that we are able to encounter God afresh. That’s what I experienced among my colleagues last week, when in our biweekly Theological Reflection time we spent an hour simply reading some of Guite’s poems and reflecting on them.

From the Archives: Reopening St. Paul’s, Sharpsburg

From the Archives: Reopening St. Paul’s, Sharpsburg

Many of us may be wondering how the church is ever going to “get back to normal” when this pandemic crisis finally comes to an end. It may ease our minds a little if we think back to even bleaker times and discover the resilience of the people of God, the Church, when faced with seemingly unsurmountable odds against survival.

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Inspiration for new times from one of our diocesan youth programs
Inspiration for new times from one of our diocesan youth programs

In this, I am their complete ally. They are young adults and should have a say in how they manage their time. This is the time to learn that important skill, and they do that by making some of their own choices. With all of this in mind, I want to try something radical with the High School. We are going to combine High School Sunday School and High School Youth Group. And, we are not going to meet on Sunday mornings.

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C.A.M.P. at Claggett Offers Alternative to At-Home Virtual Learning
C.A.M.P. at Claggett Offers Alternative to At-Home Virtual Learning

There is a growing trend, among families with the financial means, to hire private tutors, or form “microschools” with like-households (“pandemic pods”) that combine resources to hire educators. These trends may exacerbate the already significant education and opportunity gap between wealthy and moderate-to-low-income families, a gap which disproportionately impacts people of color.

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Baltimore Faith Leaders Call for Justice, Peace and Prayer
Baltimore Faith Leaders Call for Justice, Peace and Prayer

We applaud and stand with all who are raising their voices in protest against this latest injustice, and the entrenched, systemic racism in our society that it reflects. We most especially applaud all those on our streets and in our communities who are refusing to join individuals – often not from our own communities – who would cause the safety of our people, neighborhoods and institutions to be torn asunder by reckless violence.

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