International Partnerships Task Force asks congregations for information

“Where should we go from here?”

Members of St. Alban's, Cape Elizabeth, are greeted by their friends at St. Luc's, Trou du Nord. In 2010 St. Alban's used a UTO grant to complete and expand the school at St. Luc's, their partner parish.

Members of St. Alban’s, Cape Elizabeth, are greeted by their friends at St. Luc’s, Trou du Nord. In 2010 St. Alban’s used a UTO grant to complete and expand the school at St. Luc’s, their partner parish.

With the second five-year term of the Haiti-Maine Companion Diocese relationship coming to an end at the 2012 Diocesan Convention, Bishop Steve Lane called for a group to gather in 2013 to look at how, moving forward, congregations can be involved in God’s mission around the world.

The Bishop’s charge to the International Partnership Task Force calls on us to ask congregations how they have been active in international ministry in the past, in Haiti or elsewhere, and how they might feel called to be involved in the future. Based on your responses and our research, the Task Force will make recommendations to Diocesan Convention in October.

We welcome responses from any member of a Maine congregation. Completed surveys from people across Maine will greatly help us as we seek to complete this work.

The Task Force has heard from at least one person in 12 of the Diocese of Maine’s 63 congregations since the link was published on Friday. The survey will close by June 30, so please take a few minutes to complete this short, 10-question survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/internationalpartnerships.

Learn more about the Diocese of Maine’s Haiti Maine Committee here.

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