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Town Hall with Bishop Brown 

Online Conversation via Zoom for Clergy Active in Congregations, Leaders of Diocesan Bodies, Wardens, Treasurers, and Parish Administrators 

 

Meeting Schedule

1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 5:00 - 6:00 pm unless otherwise announced 

The link and basic agenda will be emailed in advance. Please contact Canon Barbara Martin if you have trouble or if you have an idea for a topic that should be discussed, by emailing or calling 207-650-6070.

  

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 18th (4:30 pm Q & A) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Discernment for Lay Ministry and Holy Orders  
 

Upcoming Meeting Topics (Draft)

June 1 - News from Summer Chapels, Preparing for Convention
June 15 - News from Formation and Christian Collaboration
 

Video Recordings of Past Meetings

May 4, 2021
4:30PM         Q & A: Climate Justice Council
5:00PM         Welcome/Introductions/Prayer/ Information Sharing 
5:20PM         Diocesan Governance: Standing Committee and Diocesan Council
5:35PM         Safe Church / Lay Licensing
5:50PM         Closing Remarks followed by Compline
6:00PM         Bishop's Blessing 
 
April 20, 2021
 4:30PM         Q & A: Bishop Brown
5:00PM         Welcome/Introductions/Prayer 
                    Information Sharing by Bishop and Staff
                    Communications Update: Phishing and Hacking
5:20PM         Climate Justice Council 
5:30PM         Camp Bishopswood [Mike Douglass  207-763-3148]
5:40PM         Closing Remarks and "World too Beautiful" worship service
6:00PM         Bishop's Blessing 
 
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. 
5:00PM         Welcome/Introductions/Prayer
5:05PM         Maine Episcopal Youth and Christian Faith Formation Work in Maine 
            Please contact Rev. Cn. Sara D'Angio White or Emily Keniston for more information.
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.
5:50PM         Worship 
 
March 2, 2021
4:30PM     Livestreaming Q&A 
5:00PM     Welcome/Introductions/Prayer 
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.)
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 
                          United Thank Offering 
                          Livestreaming Case Studies (begins about 42:00 min into video):
                          Copyright 101: Part One 
5:55PM      Closing Worship 
 
February 2, 2021
4:30PM  Q & A about Annual Meetings
5:00PM  Announcements
5:15PM  Social Media Presentation (Click here for the document used in the presentation. Contact Katie with any questions.)
5:45PM Closing Worship for Candlemas 
 
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) 
5:50PM    Closing Worship
 
 

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