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Give glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine:  Glory to him from generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever.  Amen. (Ephesians, 3:20, 21)

Introduction:

Below, please find this week’s communications and reminders from The Episcopal Diocese of Montana.  We hope you will find the weekly update useful.

Week of September 24

Calendar/Upcoming  Diocesan Events:

2018 Diocesan Convention – October 5-7 at St. Andrew’s in Polson.  The convention will be held at the Kwa Taq Nuk Resort/Casino.  Click here for more information and to reserve your room.

Events at 2018 Convention

  • There will be a Quilt Raffle at Convention to raise camperships for Grace Camp 2019! Tickets are $1 each. Tickets will be sold Friday and Saturday. The drawing will be held on Saturday!
  • There is a suicide prevention workshop from 1-4 on Friday, October 5th at St. Andrew’s.  Please click here to register.
  • Come see the remodeled Brewer Lodge at Camp Marshall’s Open house from 1-4 on Friday, October 5th.
  • Do you work with children or youth in your church? Join Gretchen Strohmaier and Rachel Toombs on Friday evening for dinner, and discuss Christian Formation ministries for children and youth. We’d love to learn from others who are doing this ministry and informally share ideas and mutual support for this work. Meet in the lobby at 5:00 at the Kwa Taq Nuk Resort/Casino. If you are interested but unable to attend, feel free to contact Gretchen at 406-529-5581.

 

We are so excited that the Episcopal Church gave $3,000 as seed money for the Faith, Science, and Climate Action Conference, offered Oct. 12 & 13, at the Emerson Cultural Center, in Bozeman, MT. The Rev. Deacon Connie Campbell-Pearson has administered this conference with skill and care. The Rev. Jean Collins is co-facilitating a workshop on solar power roofs. We hope that many Episcopalians will come. Please click here for more information!

The Montana Association of Christians is pleased to announce our annual event MAC Connect, November 10, 10am-3pm in Helena, MT, at the First Christian Church. The event will include inspiring speakers, informative workshops and a look-ahead to our core legislative issues based on Mattew 25:31-45 at the 2019 session of the Montana legislature.  Register online at http://www.macmt.org/event—mac-connect.html

The Northern Rockies Institute of Theology (Montana Synod ELCA) would like to warmly welcome you to the following educational opportunities.  Continuing education credits are available for each class.  Click here for a list of classes that are being offered over the next 3 months.  You may also visit www.montanasynod.org and click on the blue NRIT logo, left side of page for more information.  Or call Jenny Kunka at 406-396-1398.

Around our Diocese:

For information on the Bishop search, click here.  Be sure to check back often for updates.

Click here to read church newsletters from around our diocese.

September reminders for Treasurers

Montana Association of Christians News

At Camp This Week

Click here to donate Thrivent Choice funds to camp.

Amazon smile for Camp Marshall

State of Montana Charitable Giving Campaign  – SECGC # for Episcopal Diocese/Camp Marshall is 5614

 

Ecumenical

Applications accepted for Episcopal delegates to March 2019 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.  Application deadline is October 26, 2018.  Click here for more information.

The Anglican Centre in Rome released its 2019 courses today, and the outlines are available here

Episcopalians, world religious leaders confront climate disruption.  Click here to read more.

Click here for the 2019 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity materials.

 

God’s people around the world:

Five Tips for “Gifts for Life”

A new look for Episcopal Relief & Development:  Click here to read more.

Episcopal Relief & Development:  Seek & Serve:  Spring 2018 Newsletter

The Good Steward – September 2018

Lamplight Newsletter 

To see your gifts in action – click here

Sign up to Walk in Love

Women of Faith Speak Out Resources

Other news and upcoming Events:

Church Pension Group – Perspective Spring 2018

United Thank Offering – Click here to read latest news

Episcopal Travel Opportunities for 2018 & 2019

 

Seasonal Resources:

Electronic Common Prayer for iPhone, Ipad, & Android Devices – Click here for more information

Toolkit of the Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs