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The Episcopal Church in eastern Massachusetts invites you to come and see what makes our faith communities meaningful to the people who call them home. 
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Cathedral Church of St. Paul open Aug. 19 for ongoing peace vigil

In the days following the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and as news continued to develop about controversial plans for a rally on Boston Common on Saturday, Aug. 19, with various groups planning counter-actions in response, the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston has announced that it will be open on Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an ongoing vigil for peace, with a midday Eucharist at noon in the nave. 
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Aug. 13 evening vigil for Charlottesville at Cathedral Church of St. Paul

All are welcome to join on the steps of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston on Sunday, Aug. 13, 7-8 p.m., for a silent candle-lit vigil in solidarity with Charlottesville.Additionally, St. Paul's Church (26 Washington Street) in Malden will be open for prayer and meditation Monday, Aug. 14, 5-8 p.m. 
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Bishop calls for prayer following Charlottesville violence

Bishop Alan M. Gates issued the following statement and call to prayer on Aug. 12 following violence in Charlottesville, Va.:We condemn the hatred behind Saturday's gathering in Charlottesville of white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other purveyors of bigotry, which is equally un-American and un-Christian.We affirm, with the bishops of Virginia, that as followers of Christ "we have been entrusted with the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) ... [and] cannot remain silent in the face of those who seek to foment division."
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RIP: The Rev. Robert A. Mackie

The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:
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High school Episcopalians: 2017-2018 leadership programs invite your hands, heart & voice

The diocesan Office of Youth Ministry is calling all high school-age Episcopalians to consider sharing and developing their leadership skills through the 2017-2018 Diocesan Youth Council and Youth Leadership Academy.
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Diocesan Convention nominations, resolutions due Sept. 8

The 232nd annual convention of the Diocese of Massachusetts will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston. All resolutions, nominations for diocesan elections, proposed constitutional and canonical amendments and committee reports are due in the Office of Convention and Council by Friday, Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. 
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New appointments announced to Mission Strategy Implementation Organizing Team

Three new appointments have been made to the phase four membership of the Mission Strategy Implementation Organizing Team as it continues its work since last year's Diocesan Convention. On June 28 Bishop Alan M. Gates appointed the Rev. Joe Robinson of Christ Church in Cambridge to serve as co-chair with the Rev. Nancy Gossling of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul.  Robinson succeeds Win Treese of St. Elizabeth's Church in Sudbury, who stepped down as co-chair in late May. 
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South Coast Today: Dartmouth summer chapel turns 100

Ingrid Houghton lifted up her daughter Matilda to pull on a white rope to ring the bell as folks trickled out of St. Aidan’s Chapel. Matilda is part of the fifth generation of the Houghton family who built the chapel in 1917 on Smith Neck Road.  On July 23, a service was held in celebration of the chapel turning 100 years old. The chapel with about 85 seats was overflowing. The Rt. Rev. Alan Gates, Bishop of Massachusetts, said he hoped the tranquility that can be found at the chapel “enables you to cultivate patience and forbearance in less tranquil places.”
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Sam Rodman consecrated bishop of Diocese of NC

[Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina news release]  It was a joyful Saturday in Durham, N.C., on July 15, when the Rt. Rev. Samuel Rodman was ordained and consecrated as the 12th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.Rodman was elected on March 4, 2017, marking the culmination of a search that began after former N.C. bishop the Most Rev. Michael Curry was elected presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church at General Convention in 2015.
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Wicked Local Wareham: Church of Good Shepherd seeks to make Wareham a stronger community

With a monthly food pantry on Tuesdays, meals prepared for delivery to families weekly, a free meal for the public every Thursday night and an open door policy for homeless men and women throughout the winter months, the Church of the Good Shepherd is known for its efforts to help the community.  The church is looking to do more. Parishioners have been asking Wareham residents for input on the town’s strengths and weaknesses, which the parish wants to put to use in an action plan to address the most commonly voiced issues. “Faith is not just about the walls of the church, it is about strengthening the community...this is why we are doing the surveys. We want to know what people see as the issues in Wareham and then we want to address them,” the Rev. Dan Bernier said.
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