Town Hall with Bishop Brown
Online Conversation via Zoom for Clergy Active in Congregations, Leaders of Diocesan Bodies, Wardens, Treasurers, and Parish Administrators
Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:00pm
Next Meeting: September 28 ~ Pre-Convention Presentation of the 2022 Budget
Registration will be emailed in advance.
Remember to update your Zoom. Click here for more information and to select the download you need (PC, Mac, Linux, mobile).
Trouble finding the link in your invitation? Please email Canon Barbara Martin.
Video Recordings of Past Meetings
September 14, 2021
Introduction of the Convention Planning Team and News about Convention
Convention Theme: "Go Forth with Hope and Grace"
Bible Study in Breakout Rooms Download/print the Bible passage and study guide here
New Areas Described
August 17, 2021
Video Recording of Town Hall Meeting #42 8/17/2021 (Click here to view video with the Power Point presentation and audio. Start video at 8:15.)
5:00PM Diocesan Convention Nominations close September 15. Please consider nominating yourself or someone else. Click here.
Digital Onboarding Grants have been extended. Read more here.
Diocesan Council Area Structure Task Force ~ View final presentation on Diocesan Areas here.
July 20, 2021
4:30PM Copyright Q & A regarding Church Publishing online "waiver" expiring August 31 ~ View Copyright Presentation here.
Diocesan Council Area Structure Task Force ~ View presentation on Diocesan Areas here.
Please send comments, questions, concerns during the period of July 20 to August 10 to the Task Force in care of Barbara Martin.
The Task Force will conclude their presentation at the Town Hall scheduled for August 17 at 4:30 pm.
June 25, 2021
5:00PM Evangelism Opportunity ~ Read Rev. Tim Higgins' "Letter to the Media". Email him questions here
News from Christian Education & Formation Collaboration ~ View presentation here: "Formation in Maine for Children and Youth"
5:30PM Breakout Room Discussion
~ What innovations and ingenious problem solving have you seen since the pandemic restrictions are lifting?
~ What's giving you "God Bumps" these days?What are your ideas and experiences related to re-opening?
5:50PM Recap of breakout room learnings via chat. Read the chat here.
May 18, 2021
5:00PM Overview of new COVID protocols
Read the latest guidelines here
5:15PM Remarks from Bishop Brown
5:25PM Questions and Answers / Conversation
May 4, 2021
4:30PM Q & A: Climate Justice Council
5:00PM Welcome/Introductions/Prayer/ Information Sharing
5:50PM Closing Remarks followed by Compline
April 20, 2021
4:30PM Q & A: Bishop Brown
Information Sharing by Bishop and Staff
Communications Update: Phishing and Hacking
5:20PM Climate Justice Council
5:40PM Closing Remarks and "World too Beautiful" worship service
March 16, 2021 - No video recording available Read Chat here
4:30PM Copyright Q & A: View the FAQ Copyright Presentation here. Find resources on the Copyright for Churches page.
5:05PM Maine Episcopal Youth and Christian Faith Formation Work in Maine
5:15PM Bishop Brown presents Rev. Sidebotham Teachings from Renewal Works (with Questions in Breakout Rooms)
Please note that the breakout rooms will not be recorded.
March 2, 2021
4:30PM Livestreaming Q&A
Staff Announcements / Info Sharing (PPP Loan in 2020 has been forgiven!)
Stewardship Seminar Info (Offering is just for our diocese! Sign up for the first of three on March 6. Learn more here.)
Introduction of Property, Safety and Infrastructure (PSI) Advisory Group
5:15PM Copyright 101 Parts 1 (review) & 2: Copyright Resources for Churches here
5:50PM Closing Remarks and Worship
February 16, 2021
4:30PM Social Media Q & A with Katie Clark
5:00PM Welcome and Introductions
5:20PM Special Presentations
Livestreaming Case Studies (begins about 42:00 min into video):
https://portal.facebook.com, https://mevo.com, https://ptzoptics.com/, https://obsproject.com/, https://www.vmix.com/
February 2, 2021
4:30PM Q & A about Annual Meetings
5:15PM Social Media Presentation (Click here for the document used in the presentation. Contact Katie with any questions.)
January 19, 2021
4:30PM Q & A about the 2020 Parochial Report
5:00PM Announcements and introduction of the Racial Justice Council
5:30PM Town Hall will join the country in praying for those lost to COVID-19 and our country. (Watch on YouTube. Find service bulletin here.)
6:00PM Zoom polling tutorial after meeting
January 5, 2021
Watch Video Recording of Town Hall #31 1/5/21 [Parochial Report walk-through begins at minute 18-ish]
4:30PM Annual Meeting Q&A
5:00PM Welcome/Introductions/Opening Prayer
Bishop and Staff reports
Bicentennial Celebration News (Brown/Zoller)
Reporting Season (Clark/Martin/Pinney)
PPP eligibility information (Reimer)
5:15PM 2020 Parochial Report Presentation (Reimer)