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Calculating Lay Delegates for the 2022 Diocesan Convention

How Many Lay Delegates Should My Congregation Elect for the 2022 Diocesan Convention? Your congregation’s lay delegation to the 2022 convention should be identical to 2021 and 2020. We continue to calculate representation based upon...


Young Adult Resources

Retreats We have young adult retreats when requested. There are young adult cabins at the diocesan Summer Finale at Bishopswood. Christian Communities The Crossing in Boston – The Crossing is an active, emergent, welcoming Christian...




Clergy Retreat: Risk-taking in Christian Ministry

Clergy Retreat: Risk-taking in Christian Ministry Risk-taking is a part of life and an important challenge for those of us in Christian ministry at this time. What is the nature of risk-taking? Why should we consider...


Wolf Fund Grants

The Frederick S. Wolf Fund for Enablement and Education for Lay Ministry was established by unanimous approval at the 166th Diocesan Convention as a means of acknowledging the emphasis placed by Bishop Wolf on active and informed laity.


Serving on the Vestry or Bishop’s Committee

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.  


Diocesan Central 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. 


A Deacon’s 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.