Three great opportunities to learn and grow on Saturday, October 1

Whether your interests focus on ministry, service or stewardship, there are three opportunities for you across the Diocese of Maine next Saturday, October 1, in Waterville, Auburn and Kennebunk.  Learn more below.

Baptismal Ministry Day:  October 1 at St. Mark’s, Waterville

On Saturday, October 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. join people from all over the Diocese in a day of story and learning at St. Mark’s, Waterville – presentations about unique ministries, small group forums, and featuring time with Bishop Lane.  A delicious lunch is provided by the Committee on Baptismal Ministry.

Topics to be covered include: women’s ministry, music ministry, youth ministry, community gardens, collaborative ministry between congregations, Cursillo, healing ministry and discerning one’s spiritual gifts.  Bishop Lane will be on hand to talk about the Mission Study Group white papers and resolutions to come before Convention.

Details and registration are here.  (Scroll down the page to the “Register Here” link.)  An updated flyer is available here.

Faithful Member Home Visitation Workshop

 Questions from the Maine Stewardship Initiative: 

Is your congregation considering an every member canvass this year?

Do you want to incorporate a stewardship conversation into your congregation’s new member program?

Do you just want to raise your comfort level with talking about money one-on-one or in a home setting?  

If so, gather with other Maine Episcopalians for the Faithful Member Home Visitation workshop on Saturday, October 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. David’s in Kennebunk. Registration is simple: just send an e-mail to Lisa Meeder Turnbull at, providing your name and home congregation.

This workshop is offered at the request of congregations in York and Cumberland Counties. If you would like to have an event offered in your area, addressing any aspect of the Diocesan Stewardship Initiative, please let Lisa know and she will be in touch to begin planning.

Deacons offer workshop for all on “learning how to help”

Ever wonder how to help someone access Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) services? Do you wonder what services are even out there? Consider coming to “A Day with DHHS.”  The Community of Deacons invites you to share in a continuing education program October 1, at St. Michael’s, Auburn.  Led by three current DHHS employees, the program is designed to help deacons — and others whose work or ministry puts them in contact with those on the margins — learn what DHHS has to offer and how to help those in need to access appropriate services.  The program will run 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. with the option of staying through lunch. For more information or to register for this educational opportunity, please contact Mary Lee Wile at

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