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Town Hall with Bishop Brown 

Online Conversation via Zoom for Church Leaders  


Meeting Schedule

Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:00pm
Next Meeting: December 14
Registration will be emailed in advance. 
Trouble finding the link in your invitation? Please email Canon Barbara Martin
Please share the invitation with anyone in your congregation that may be interested. 

Video Recordings of Past Meetings

October 26, 2021
Convention Debrief
October 12, 2021
2022 Resolutions Presented
Diocesan Council Elections by Area Caucus
October 5, 2021
September 28, 2021
2022 Budget Presentation
Overview of Compensation Resolutions for 2022
September 14, 2021
Introduction of the Convention Planning Team and News about Convention
Convention Theme: "Go Forth with Hope and Grace"
New Areas Described 
August 17, 2021
5:00PM        Diocesan Convention Nominations close September 15. Please consider nominating yourself or someone else. Click here.
   Digital Onboarding Grants have been extended. Read more here.
   News from Christian Formation ~ See Summer Finale here; VBC programming here.
   Diocesan Council Area Structure Task Force 
July 20, 2021
4:30PM        Copyright Q & A regarding Church Publishing online "waiver" expiring August 31 ~ View Copyright Presentation here.                   
5:00PM        News from Christian Formation ~ See Summer Finale here; VBC programming here.
   Diocesan Council Area Structure Task Force 
Please send comments, questions, concerns during the period of July 20 to August 10 to the Task Force in care of Barbara Martin.
The Task Force will conclude their presentation at the Town Hall scheduled for August 17 at 4:30 pm.
June 25, 2021
5:00PM        Evangelism Opportunity ~ Read Rev. Tim Higgins' "Letter to the Media". Email him questions here
                   News from Christian Education & Formation Collaboration ~ View presentation here: "Formation in Maine for Children and Youth"
5:30PM       Breakout Room Discussion
                   ~ What innovations and ingenious problem solving have you seen since the pandemic restrictions are lifting?
                   ~ What's giving you "God Bumps" these days?What are your ideas and experiences related to re-opening?
5:50PM     Recap of breakout room learnings via chat. Read the chat here.
May 18, 2021
5:00PM        Overview of new COVID protocols
 Read the latest guidelines here
5:15PM        Remarks from Bishop Brown
5:25PM        Questions and Answers / Conversation
May 4, 2021
4:30PM         Q & A: Climate Justice Council
5:00PM         Welcome/Introductions/Prayer/ Information Sharing 
5:20PM         Diocesan Governance: Standing Committee and Diocesan Council
5:35PM         Safe Church / Lay Licensing
5:50PM         Closing Remarks followed by Compline
April 20, 2021
 4:30PM         Q & A: Bishop Brown
5:00PM         Welcome/Introductions/Prayer 
                    Information Sharing by Bishop and Staff
                    Communications Update: Phishing and Hacking
5:20PM         Climate Justice Council 
5:30PM         Camp Bishopswood [Mike Douglass  207-763-3148]
5:40PM         Closing Remarks and "World too Beautiful" worship service
March 16, 2021 - No video recording available  Read Chat here
 4:30PM         Copyright Q & A: View the FAQ Copyright Presentation here. Find resources on the Copyright for Churches page. 
5:00PM         Welcome/Introductions/Prayer
5:05PM         Maine Episcopal Youth and Christian Faith Formation Work in Maine 
            Please contact Rev. Cn. Sara D'Angio White or Emily Keniston for more information.
5:15PM         Bishop Brown presents Rev. Sidebotham Teachings from Renewal Works (with Questions in Breakout Rooms) 
    Please note that the breakout rooms will not be recorded.
March 2, 2021
4:30PM     Livestreaming Q&A 
5:00PM     Welcome/Introductions/Prayer 
Staff Announcements / Info Sharing (PPP Loan in 2020 has been forgiven!)
Stewardship Seminar Info (Offering is just for our diocese! Sign up for the first of three on March 6. Learn more here.)
5:15PM    Copyright 101 Parts 1 (review) & 2: Copyright Resources for Churches here
5:50PM    Closing Remarks and Worship
February 16, 2021
4:30PM     Social Media Q & A with Katie Clark 
5:00PM     Welcome and Introductions                  
5:20PM     Special Presentations 
                          United Thank Offering 
                          Livestreaming Case Studies (begins about 42:00 min into video):
                          Copyright 101: Part One 
February 2, 2021
4:30PM  Q & A about Annual Meetings
5:00PM  Announcements
5:15PM  Social Media Presentation (Click here for the document used in the presentation. Contact Katie with any questions.)
January 19, 2021
4:30PM  Q & A about the 2020 Parochial Report
5:00PM  Announcements and introduction of the Racial Justice Council 
5:30PM  Town Hall will join the country in praying for those lost to COVID-19 and our country. (Watch on YouTube. Find service bulletin here.)
6:00PM  Zoom polling tutorial after meeting
January 5, 2021
Watch Video Recording of Town Hall #31 1/5/21 [Parochial Report walk-through begins at minute 18-ish]
4:30PM    Annual Meeting Q&A 
5:00PM    Welcome/Introductions/Opening Prayer
               Bishop and Staff reports 
               Bicentennial Celebration News (Brown/Zoller)
               Reporting Season (Clark/Martin/Pinney) 
               PPP eligibility information (Reimer)        
5:15PM    2020 Parochial Report Presentation (Reimer) 

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