Town Hall with Bishop Brown 

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

Next Meeting: January 19th 5:00 - 6:00 pm

  • Join us early (4:30 pm) for a Q & A about the 2020 Parochial Report.
  • Announcements and introduction of the Racial Justice Council will be at 5:00 pm.
  • Beginning at 5:30 pm, the Town Hall will join the country in praying for those lost to COVID-19 and our country. (Invite anyone interested to join us!)
  • Plan to stay after Town Hall if you are interested in a Zoom polling tutorial for your annual meeting.
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. 

Future Town Hall Dates 

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

Draft Agendas
19 January 2021 - Special Presentation: Racial Reconcilation 
02 February 2021 - Social Media Education and Information 
16 February 2021 -  Special Presentation: United Thank Offering 
02 March 2021 -  Parish Management: Building & Grounds; Best practices for food pantries/other services 
16 March 2021 -  Moving through Lent; Special Presentation: Youth & Young Adults; Bible Study with the Bishop 
06 April 2021 - Sustainable investing; Stewardship innovations and ideas 
20 April 2021 - Special Presentation: Creation Care; World Too Beautiful (Worship)
04 May 2021 -  Safe Church updates and best practices 
18 May 2021 - Special Presentation: Discernment tools for Ministry, lay and ordained 
01 June 2021 - Looking forward to Annual Convention: tips, tools and calendar information
15 June 2021 - Special Presentation: TBA  

Video Recordings of Past Meetings

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
 
December 15, 2020
4:30PM   Annual Meeting Q&A 
5:00PM   Welcome/Introductions/Opening Prayer
              Bishop and Staff reports 
              Diocesan Council: Meeting Recap
5:15PM   Special Presentation: 2020 Parochial Report with the Rev. Chris Rankin-Williams, Chair, House of Deputies Committee on the State of the Church
5:50PM    Closing Worship
 
December 1, 2020
 
November 17, 2020
 
October 27, 2020
 

 

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