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Diocesan Central Payroll Program

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/diocesan-payroll-program/

The Diocesan Central Payroll Program was created  to serve our congregations by providing an economical payroll service process.  For the fee of $104 annually per employee, we prepare all direct deposits, file quarterly 941 reports, deposit payroll taxes and prepare W-2s at year-end. Basically, if all of your employees are on this program, you simply send money to the diocese twice a month and you have no other payroll responsibilities. 

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The Standing Committee

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/standing-committee/

The Standing Committee is an elected body which serves as the Council of Advice to the Bishop and stands ready to be the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese when a vacancy occurs in the Episcopate.

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Cyber Security & Phishing Prevention Tips for Churches

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/cyber-security/

Cybersecurity Information & Resources From the Episcopal Diocese of Maine’s Weekly News for Clergy and Lay Leaders, various dates  Phishing in churches Please beware of email and text “phishing” in Maine churches. Fraudulent email and...

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Deacons Day adopted by the 203rd Convention

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/2022-convention-resolution-deacons-day/

It’s time to plan for Deacons Day in the Diocese of Maine! Remember Resolution 3 from Diocesean Convention in 2022? It sets aside the last Sunday in June (this year JUNE 25) for Deacons in the...

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Serving on the Vestry or Bishop’s Committee

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/vestry/

Serving on a vestry is an important ministry for the health and well-being of a church. It can bring with it questions and challenges, as well as rewards. The Diocese of Maine wants to help helps wardens and vestries find resources necessary to fulfill their responsibilities. Wardens and vestries are also encouraged to share ideas and to help one another.  

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Delegates to Convention

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/responsibilities-of-delegates-to-convention/

Here is a brief overview of the role and responsibilities of a convention delegate.

Event

Deacons Day

https://episcopalmaine.org/event/deacons-day/

It’s time to plan for Deacons Day in the Diocese of Maine!  Remember Resolution 3 from Diocesean Convention in 2022? It sets aside the last Sunday in June for Deacons in the Diocese to travel to...

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Trustees of Diocesan Funds

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/trustees-of-diocesan-funds/

The Trustees of Diocesan Funds manage financial and real estate assets for the benefit of congregations, missions, the diocese and the bishop.

Page

Social Justice & Outreach

https://episcopalmaine.org/ministries/social-justice-outreach/

Blog Post

For Earth Day, Honor the Wabanaki’s Response to the Climate Crisis

https://episcopalmaine.org/for-earth-day-honor-the-wabanakis-response-to-the-climate-crisis/

How should parishes celebrate Earth Day (April 22) and Earth Week (April 17-23) this year? The Diocese of Maine’s Climate Justice Council suggests that we look to the Wabanaki experience as they respond to the...