Welcoming Library Project

The Racial Justice Council in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine has partnered with the Racial Reconciliation Commission in The Episcopal Church in New Hampshire and through a Province I grant, has purchased one traveling Welcoming Library for each diocese. These libraries, curated and created by Portland non-profit I’m Your Neighbor Books, are visiting churches for month-long visits.

The library comes in two boxes and includes 30 books about immigrant and New American experiences, a wooden display, and resources for discussion and prayer. Please email Emily Keniston if you’d like to be put on the list to host Maine’s Welcoming Library!

Summer Finale 2024

Come to Summer Finale this September 13-15! This is the Episcopal Diocese of Maine’s annual celebration at Camp Bishopswood in Hope, Maine on Lake Megunticook.

All are welcome … we really mean it! Although Camp Bishopswood serves our youth during its regular season, Summer Finale is a time when everyone joins the fun! That means households or individuals, that means friends and family, and that means YOU, whoever you are!

From check in at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 13 and an optional dinner on Friday night to a farewell breakfast on the morning of Sunday, September 15, you are invited to spend the weekend with us.  There is a day-only option on Saturday, September 14 which includes lunch. View our Summer Finale FAQ guide here.

Register for Summer Finale here, including the one-day option and the overnight options.

People who work in formation in our churches are invited to come together!

“Formation” is the work of deepening our faith and learning about God, our faith tradition and ourselves throughout the course of our lives. And how we “form” Episcopalians is changing a lot as our churches and communities change! No matter what your connection to forming Christians is, you are welcome at these informal conversations where participants share ideas and updates, bring questions, and pray for one another. You can come to one, two or all conversations; they are held via Zoom on the third Thursday of each month from 10-11 am. Questions? Please be in touch with Emily Keniston .

Camp Bishopswood

Located in the beautiful woods of mid-coast Maine, Bishopswood is an Episcopal co-ed overnight camp affordable and open to all youths ages 6-16.

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