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!

Faith Formation Collaboration

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 .

Get Connected

Here’s some other ways to be connected with people in other Maine Episcopal churches who do ministry with children and youth.

  1. Visit another church’s Sunday School or visit with other leaders. Set this up with Emily.
  2. No matter what your connection to forming Christians is, you are welcome at these informal conversations where we share ideas and updates, bring our 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. (See above.)
  3. Make sure you are receiving the Weekly Clergy and Lay Leaders Newsletter sent out by the diocese each Tuesday. That’s where to find notices of meetings, events, continuing education opportunities, etc. Reach out if you want to be added.

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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