From the Diocese!

From the Diocese of Maine

As a Parish of the Diocese of Maine, we are part of a church family that extends from Kittery to Fort Kent, and connects us to the rest of the Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion.  We share ministry with our Bishop and with every worshipping community.

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Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 27 Pleasant Street Brunswick, Maine.  Gather with Bishop Steve Lane and Episcopalians across the diocese for a day of learning, sharing, and growth. A church leader? A clergy person? Someone interested in spiritual growth or community outreach? With 21 workshops to choose from, you’ll find what you’re looking for. A morning snack and refreshments provided; please bring your own bag lunch and a name tag. Because space is limited, registration is required. For event FAQs, full workshop descriptions, and registration, visit or register directly at

  • Workshops and Schedule Doors Open, Coffee Ready: 8:30 a.m. Workshop Session I and Dwelling in the Word: 9:30-11:00 a.m. •
    Optimal Vestry meeting – led by Stephen Lane •
    Beyond (and deeper into) the Hymnal – led by Thew Elliott •
    How to Love Our Neighbor When You Disagree – led by the Rev. Calvin Sanborn •
    All of Us for All of God – led by Merle Marie Troeger •
    Ministry to the Aging and Elderly in our Communities  – led by Betty Balderson, Mary Ann Hoy, Rachel Zoller, and Edie Vaughan •
    Stewardship/Annual Pledging – led by Terry Reimer •
    Maine Pilgrims Share Their Palestine Stories – led by members of the pilgrimage
  • Plenary with remarks from Bishop Stephen Lane, worship, and music: 11:15 to Noon Workshop Session II: 12:30-1:45 pm •
    Money and Wisdom for Vestries – led by Michael Ambler and Heidi Shott •
    Dinner Church – led by the Rev. Reed Loy and Linden Rayton •
    The Art of Being with the Poor and Homeless  – led by the Rev. Chick Carroll •
    Telling the Gospel as if you believe it is GOOD news – led by Klara Tammany •
    Incapacity and Death: How to take care of yourself, your loved ones and your favorite charities – led by Betsey McCandless and Terry Reimer •
    Discernment Tools for Everyday Life – led by Jane Hartwell
  •  Workshop Session III: 2:00 – 3:15 pm •
    Leadership in Contentious Times – led by Stephen Lane •
    Messy Church – led by Kerry Mansir •
    Community Partnerships – led by Susan Murphy, Erik Karas, and Andree Appel •
    Discovering our Roots: Exploring Celtic Spirituality – led by the Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith •
    The Other Six Days: Prayer and Spiritual Practice – led by Michael Ambler •
    Church Finances – led by Terry Reimer •
    Best Practices for Social Media – led by Heidi Shott

If you are interested in carpooling, contact Mother Johanna Johannson from St. Dunstan’s who is trying to arrange a van for 12. Cost per person will depend on how many sign up. Email:

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