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Annual Congregational Report to the Bishop

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/congregational-report/

Happy New Year and welcome to the official “kick off” of the annual reporting season!  Instead of the Rose Bowl here in the Diocese of Maine, we’ve got the Reporting Bowl, and you’re invited to be on the team. In...

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Employment

https://episcopalmaine.org/employment/

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Lay Liturgical Ministry

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/lay-liturgical-ministry/

A communicant in good standing, may be licensed by the Bishop to serve as Worship Leader, Preacher, Eucharistic Minister, or Eucharistic Visitor. Requirements and guidelines for the selection, training, continuing education, and deployment of lay ministers, and the duration of licenses shall be established by the Bishop in consultation with the Commission on Ministry.

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Liturgical Role of the Deacon

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/liturgical-duties-deacon/

Deacons have specific liturgical responsibilities in the worship of the Episcopal Church that are intended to reflect their role as servants of Christ. These duties include taking the Good News of God’s love to the world (proclaiming the Gospel), bringing the concerns of the world into the church (working with others on the prayers of the people), modeling servanthood (preparing the table) and sending the people of God out to serve the world (proclaiming the dismissal). Ideally, each of these liturgical duties is matched by real world and congregational ministries.

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About

https://episcopalmaine.org/about/

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Visitations from Bishop Brown

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/visitations/

Episcopal Visitations are required by Canon III every three years.  In the Diocese of Maine, episcopal visitations are scheduled in rotation about once every 28-30 months.  Other celebrations, special services/ mission leadership or pastoral care visits may be scheduled 'in between' official visitations by either the Priest in Charge/Sr. Warden or the Bishop.

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A Deacon’s Role

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/deacons-role/

The diaconate is a full and equal order in the church. Its purpose is to help the body of Christ grasp the fullness of Christ’s ministry. As the church moves from an “operational” mode of life to a “missional” mode of life, deacons will play a crucial role.

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Loring Fund Grants

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/loring-fund/

The Loring Fund is designed to benefit congregations by supporting clergy in the Diocese of Maine. This support is made possible by providing funds for continuing education and sabbatical programs which enhance a clergy person's preaching, pastoral care, counseling, and leadership roles.

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Coast Guard Auxiliary Chaplain Support (ACS)

https://episcopalmaine.org/coast-guard-auxiliary-chaplain-support-acs/

USCG Auxiliary Casco Bay Flotilla “The 2-1 ACS” “Semper Paratus – Always Ready”. That’s the proud motto of the United States Coast Guard, the guardians of our Nation’s maritime safety and security. The Coast Guard...

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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.