New Initiative Fund grants from Diocesan Council are available to support your call to mission! Each congregation, diocesan committee, or program group in the Diocese of Maine is eligible to apply for funding to support new ministries, expand existing ministries in new directions, or to discern ministry possibilities in their community.
Episcopal Maine Press Release: Closing of Saints Matthew and Barnabas in Hallowell, Maine
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.
The PSI Advisory Team supports congregational leadership in their mission of maintaining the holy spaces (interior & exterior) that support the congregation's ability to offer worship, engage in congregational development, and minister to the wider community through their outreach programs.
The Parish Administrators' Collaborative of the Diocese of Maine is a community of professionals who support one another, share knowledge and resources, and support the ministry of our congregations and the mission of the Church.
We pray today for St. Aidan’s, Machias and for all of our siblings in common mission in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.