July 17,
Volume 17 
No. 14
 The Dio Log 

news and events in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine since 1999

Parishioners join in outdoor worship on Sunday, July 12th in the

Memorial Garden of St. Paul's, Brunswick.

prayers for...  
the healing of George van Hazinga of Bath, spouse of The Rev. Ed Greene, who suffered a stroke last week and is recovering at Maine Medical Center in Portland
the family and friends of The Rt. Rev. David Bowman who died on July 10th in Ohio. Bishop Bowman spent summers in Rangeley, Maine. Read his full obituary here.

welcome to... 
the Rev. Kathleen Killian who joined St. Andrew & John, Southwest Harbor, and St. Saviour, Bar Harbor, as Assistant Rector this month
 voices among us...  
"In Charleston's aftermath, I find numerous interlocking concerns and trust others do as well," writes The Rev. Alfred M. Niese, Jr. in the Portland Press Herald's Maine Voices published July 2nd. Read it all here.


GC Sermon from Bishop Curry


Bishop Curry's final sermon from General Convention is available to view here. Thanks to Jack Swanton, congregations who wish to broadcast the sermon can receive a DVD copy. Email diolog@episcopalmaine.org to request your church's copy or call (207) 772-1953 x132.



Christian Ed Collaboration Meeting


Come and join leaders, clergy and teachers from around the diocese on Monday, August 24th for a Christian Ed Collaboration meeting. Everyone is invited to meet at the diocesan office, 143 State Street, or through episcopalmaine.webex.com, from 10:00 - 12:00.  For more information, contact Emily Keniston at emily.keniston@yahoo.com.



Updated Directory available


A July edition of the 2015 Directory of the Diocese of Maine is available. Download the two parts here:
Note that the directory represents the most up-to-date information at the time of publication. Please send any updates, corrections, additions or deletions to tpinney@episcopalmaine.org


Trinity Church in Portland seeks Director of Formation for Children and Youth


Trinity Church in Portland is searching for a Director of Formation for Children and Youth. Trinity is an active faith community in an urban setting. Trinity has a strong tradition of a commitment to children and youth over the last twenty-five years. They are searching for someone to help continue that exciting tradition! They want to develop the spiritual life of children and youth in innovative ways that include families and our community. The Director of Formation will coordinate the church school program, during the school year, with teachers, other volunteers and the Rector (Pastor).  For a complete job description, please contact The Rev. Larry Weeks at (207)772-7421 or rector@trinitychurchportland.org.  



Maine Council of Churches Executive Director search

The Maine Council of Churches seeks a faith-centered professional to work with the board and partner organizations to advance social, economic and environmental justice. Half-time position has overall administrative responsibility for the organization; represents the Council before the Legislature, the press and the public; and works with board members on development and fundraising. View the complete job description here.





National Commission on Hunger Public Forum

July 30, 2015 


The National Commission on Hunger invites the public to provide input on how to ensure Americans have access to sufficient, healthy food. Public testimony will inform the Commission's recommendations to Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). As part of its information-gathering process, the Commission is conducting a series of public hearings across the country.


The Commission, in collaboration with USDA, RTI International, the Maine Hunger Initiative at Preble Street, and the Maine Council of Churches, will host a public hearing in Portland, ME, on July 30, 2015 at the University of Southern Maine; Lee Community Hall; 34 Bedford Street; Wishcamper Center; Portland, ME 04104 from 8:30 am - 4 pm. The public and media are invited to the full hearing. The public can sign up to testify on the Commission website or on the day of the hearing at the location.





On the Move with God

Vacation Bible School at St. Bart's Episcopal Church, Yarmouth

August 10 - 14, 2015 9am-12pm 


Tents! Stories! Crafts! Games! Songs! Join us as we take a closer look at biblical journeys and the presence of God along the way. Monday, August 10 through Friday, August 14th from 9am to 12pm for ages 4-12. Snacks provided. $30 suggested donation per child to cover the costs of food and craft and game supplies. Download a flyer here. FMI and to register, please email Kerry Mansir at




August 18 - 22, 2015



BION is a five-day camp for teens and kids completing grades 6-12 held Tuesday through Saturday, August 18-22 at Camp Bishopswood. Celebrating its 16th year in 2015, BION offers kids activities like ultimate Frisbee, archery, kayaking, swimming, theater games, creative crafts and more. There will be music, campfires and s'mores, teen-led worship, focus groups, high school coffee house and the middle school games night. Financial aid is available, so no teen needs to be excluded because of inability to pay. Download a flyer here and register at www.maineyouth.org.  




Strengthening communities of faith for God's mission in congregations across Maine