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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry issues statement on what it means to be “neighbor”
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry issues statement on what it means to be “neighbor”

Deeply embedded in the Christian faith, indeed deeply embedded in the Jewish tradition, which is the mother of the Christian faith, and deeply embedded in the faith and traditions and values of many of the world’s great religions, is a profound conviction in a sure and certain value and virtue that care for the stranger, the alien, the visitor, is a sacred duty, a sacred vow.

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From the Archives: How Does the Episcopal Church Make Decisions?
From the Archives: How Does the Episcopal Church Make Decisions?

The word “polity” is not one generally bandied about by the average American; but to understand how our church operates, it is a good word to know. The word polity comes from the Greek language meaning “city”, and refers to the form of government used in a city or nation. In church circles, polity refers to the way a church is organized and governed.

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I am ready to be sought out by those who do not ask
I am ready to be sought out by those who do not ask

“There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.” Paul understands that God in Jesus means to put an end to all boundaries and divisions that divide people in this world.

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Adventure camp revived at Camp Claggett this summer

This summer, the Claggett Center is reviving a much-loved summer tradition in Adventure Camp, July 21-26! Adventure Camp is an opportunity for campers completing grades 4-8 to explore God’s creation with extended high ropes activities, hikes, river trips, bike trips, and wilderness skills instruction, culminating in a one-night backpacking trip. Campers will be led in worship and faith formation by Claggett’s beloved counselors, as they explore the mountains and rivers of Frederick County in a small, intimate group.

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Maryland Episcopalians participate in Pride month
Maryland Episcopalians participate in Pride month

Several Maryland congregations participated in the Baltimore Pride parade on June 15. Memorial Bolton Hill’s Richard Finger was in charge of organizing all volunteers (60-70 people) for the parade and rector, the Rev. Grey Maggiano, was one of the judges for the parade. Another Memorial parishioner, Monty Howard, served as emcee.

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Free summer camp for children impacted by opioid addiction
Free summer camp for children impacted by opioid addiction

The Claggett Center, in partnership with the SpiritWorks Foundation and the Province III Opioid Response Task Force of The Episcopal Church, is accepting applications for Camp Spirit Song, a free summer camp for those in grades four to eight who are affected by the opioid addiction of a parent or other close loved one. Camp Spirit Song’s inaugural session is scheduled for Aug. 11 to 16. Through the support of passionate donors, Camp Spirit Song is offered at no cost to campers’ families.

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Bishop Sutton addresses the 235th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. Practicing the way of love, especially through conflict, is the path to the fuller realization of the kingdom of God, to repairing the broken places.

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Bishop Sutton and diocesan Truth and Reconciliation Commission member, Mr. Waymon Wright, speak at the Hasselbach family graveyard on the grounds of the Claggett Center

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