Town Hall with Bishop Brown 

Online Conversation via Zoom for Clergy Active in Congregations, Leaders of Diocesan Bodies, Wardens, Treasurers, and Parish Administrators

Next Meeting: February 2nd 5:00 - 6:00 pm

The link and basic agenda will be emailed in advance. Please contact Canon Barbara Martin if you have trouble or if you have an idea for a topic that should be discussed, by emailing or calling 207-650-6070. 

Future Town Hall Dates 

1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 5:00 - 6:00 pm, unless otherwise announced 

Draft Agendas
02 February 2021 - Social Media Education and Information 
16 February 2021 -  Special Presentation: United Thank Offering 
02 March 2021 -  Parish Management: Building & Grounds; Best practices for food pantries/other services 
16 March 2021 -  Moving through Lent; Special Presentation: Youth & Young Adults; Bible Study with the Bishop 
06 April 2021 - Sustainable investing; Stewardship innovations and ideas 
20 April 2021 - Special Presentation: Creation Care; World Too Beautiful (Worship)
04 May 2021 -  Safe Church updates and best practices 
18 May 2021 - Special Presentation: Discernment tools for Ministry, lay and ordained 
01 June 2021 - Looking forward to Annual Convention: tips, tools and calendar information
15 June 2021 - Special Presentation: TBA  

Video Recordings of Past Meetings

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 this portion on YouTube. Find the 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) 
5:50PM    Closing Worship
December 15, 2020
4:30PM   Annual Meeting Q&A 
5:00PM   Welcome/Introductions/Opening Prayer
              Bishop and Staff reports 
              Diocesan Council: Meeting Recap
5:15PM   Special Presentation: 2020 Parochial Report with the Rev. Chris Rankin-Williams, Chair, House of Deputies Committee on the State of the Church
5:50PM    Closing Worship
December 1, 2020
November 17, 2020
October 27, 2020


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