The Trustees of Diocesan Funds manage financial and real estate assets for the benefit of congregations, missions, the diocese and the bishop.
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.
Leaders of established program groups, committees, and ministries in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine are encouraged to apply for funds in the diocesan budget each June for the following year. The grant process is tied to Mission Priorities.
The 201st Convention of the Diocese of Maine took place online. The business portion was held via Zoom on October 17, 2020 and then of the entire diocese joined in worship via Zoom on Sunday, October 18, 2020 that included our diocesan virtual choir!
The Episcopal Diocese of Maine is lead by five Diocesan Officers the Bishop of Maine, a Chancellor, a Treasurer, a Secretary, and Registrar. In addition, the Maine Episcopal Missionary Society, Inc., is lead by the Bishop of Maine (President), Secretary, and Treasurer.
Lovett Fund Grants are to be used on the maintenance and improvement of mission churches.
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.
Digital Onboarding Grants from the Diocese of Maine are a program designed to assist churches in pivoting to worship online or via broadcast. This could be through the purchase of livestreaming equipment, extending their Wi-Fi, purchasing video editing software for recorded services, purchasing technology for broadcast and more.