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Diocese of Montana Newsletter, March 2019

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Standing Committee Update

The Standing Committee continues to meet weekly by video-conference and once/month in person. We continue to oversee and be responsible for the various aspects of the Search process for our Tenth Bishop and to conduct the business of the Diocese.
In February, we arranged for The Rt. Rev. Jim Waggoner, Eighth Bishop of Spokane (retired) to conduct the ordination of The Rev. Angelique Bolling and The Rev. Gretchen Strohmaier. With input from Canon Chris Roberts, we updated the Clergy Search Process. Two of our members, The Rev. Canon Bradley Wirth and The Rev. Jean Collins, traveled to St. Mark’s, Havre to assist the congregation as they decide their future. In addition, we are working on details of the Electing Convention.

Click here to read the complete newsletter, including the following:

  • Standing Committee Update
  • Bishop's Search Updates
  • From the Transition Committee - March 2019
  • Around the Diocese
  • Pictures from Rev. Angelique Bolling's ordination to priesthood
  • Pictures from The Rev. Gretchen Strohmaier's ordination to priesthood
  • Volunteering at Camp Marshall
  • Labor of Love Weekend: April 12 - 14
  • Finance Corner, by Barb Hagen
  • Vestry training, March 5
  • Northern Rockies Institute of Theology: educational opportunities
  • Episcopal Relief & Development: Monthly donors
  • 2019 Diocesan Election Convention: Registration is now open
  • Clergy Conference, Camp Marshall, May 7 - 9
  • "How to Deal with Methodists at your Red Church Doors," by The Rev. David Simmons
  • Grace Camp Women's Quilt Retreat, April 25-28
  • Ecumenical opportunities
  • Deacon News
  • St. Luke's and St. Stephen's in Billings: opening for a Christian Formation Minister for Youth/Family/Young Adult ministries