2018 Annual Ministry Reports

Gospel Justice

Stories From The Diocese

2018 Annual Ministry Reports

The following reports were submitted in 2018. They are grouped according to the strategic areas of the diocesan mission statement.

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Holy Eucharist Offering for the Clergy of Cuba

Bishop Michael has decided that the offering collected during the Holy Eucharist at Diocesan Convention will be given toward closing the pension gap for those who have served so long and faithfully in Cuba.

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The Road to Sheridan: Love Leads Us

For our communities of faith, this can no longer be a time for “business as usual.” So, several churches will be holding a public ecumenical worship service this Sunday morning (6/24) at 11:00 a.m., just outside the Sheridan Prison.

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Families Belong Together

Speaking out and acting in ways that make our views known to the government and to the world is, I believe, a Christian imperative. Our faith demands action.

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Portland Pride Parade

This year for the Portland Pride parade and festival we’re joining the Community of Welcoming Congregations. Join us for the march!

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Congregation Close-up: St. John the Divine, Springfield

The Shepherds Table Food Pantry gets a new building and a blessing at St. John the Divine, Springfield.

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Becoming Beloved Community: Lostness

In this first act of hospitality, I was being shown the way of love, and I recognized it as the way of Jesus. And so, I stepped into this community that became for me, beloved.

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Thoughts, Prayers, and Actions

At the present moment, the student-led calls for legal action, community protests, and economic boycotts highlight that gun violence is one of the most difficult topics we must engage with in our country.

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Becoming Beloved Community Week 2: Proclaiming the Dream

Proclaiming the dream is a hope-filled reminder that our work around inclusion and justice is grounded in our understanding of God’s vision for God’s creation.

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What Is In My Name: A Tribute to Black History Month

A personal reflection on Black History Month from the Rev. Dr. Deborah Brown.

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