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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Stewardship Institute

Four parishioners from St. Stephen's (including your Sr. Warden Chris Porter, Martha Booth of the Vestry, Fr. John Allen, and your parish blogger) attended the diocesan Stewardship Institute at the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center located in Greenfield, NH.

The crowd was large and attentive.

The program, developed by the Rev. Canon Charles LaFond, was informative and helpful.

Bishop Robinson was there, and gave the homily, making reference to his AIDS work in Uganda in 1992 and inspiring us all to give in support of the mission and ministry of our church.

We enjoyed a delicious hot lunch in the dining hall.

The final activity of the day was the premiere of the new 10-minute Stewardship DVD. (Which the parish will have an opportunity to view!)

The entire event was extremely worthwhile--one of the very best diocesan-sponsored gatherings ever!