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Video: Come and see!

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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RIP: The Rev. Harold R. Bronk Jr.

The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:
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EDS affiliates with Union, names Kelly Brown Douglas dean

[Episcopal Divinity School-Union Theological Seminary news release]: Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) and Union Theological Seminary announced May 19 that they have signed an agreement that will allow EDS to continue as an Episcopal seminary through a collaboration with Union at its campus in New York City beginning in the fall of 2018. 
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Ascension, Ipswich to celebrate 150 years

[Ascension Memorial Church news release]:  Ascension Memorial Church (31 County Street) in Ipswich will be offering a celebratory Ascension Day service, open to all and led by the Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris, Bishop Suffragan, on Thursday, May 25, at 8 p.m.  Ascension Day 2017 will be a special one for Ascension Memorial Church, as this year marks the church’s 150th anniversary. The service will feature the combined choirs of Ascension, St. John’s, Gloucester and St. Andrew’s, Marblehead.
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Bishop Gates travels to Tanzania to re-connect with mission partners

Bishop Alan M. Gates will travel to the Diocese of Tanga in Tanzania, May 22-June 2, in order to meet Tanga's bishop, the Rt. Rev. Maimbo Mndolwa, and become better acquainted with ministry partnerships and health-care and school projects that the Diocese of Massachusetts and several of its parishes have long been involved with there. 
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"Imagine Embracing Brave Change": Everyone invited to join the mission strategy conversation

Last fall, the Diocesan Convention adopted a new mission strategy that calls the people and congregations of the Diocese of Massachusetts to embrace brave change by reimagining congregations, building relationships and engaging the world.
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Video: Imagine Embracing Brave Change

In this video, Bishop Alan M. Gates invites everyone to become more familiar with the new diocesan mission strategy and find their own connections to it and to its call to embrace brave change by reimagining our congregations, building our relationships and engaging our world:  How will we share our faith and shape our common life for a future with hope?  How will we work across difference to build each other up in love?  How will we seek justice and peace with neighbors near and far?  Learn more about the new mission strategy and find materials to support local conversations here.
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St. Luke's, Scituate church school works to save the bees

St. Luke’s Church in Scituate is buzzing with new ideas for creation care. The St. Luke's church school has led the way for the church’s many bee-centric initiatives, and the parish has big plans for involving the wider Scituate community in the future, according to Kitty Marrone, St. Luke’s chair of Christian education. 
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"Unholy Trinity" peacemakers "challenged to be more courageous"

“…seek peace, and pursue it.” (Psalm 34:14)In pursuit of peace, 14 people from the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts traveled to Chicago April 20-22 for a conference entitled "The Unholy Trinity:  Poverty, Racism and Gun Violence."  The three-day event was the second conference convened by Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a group of more than 60 Episcopal Church bishops from across the country who are dedicated to using their power as people of prayer to combat the scourge of gun violence that plagues all of our communities. 
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Cathedral to host May 16 webinar on Episcopal Church's "Becoming Beloved Community" initiative

The Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston will be a live viewing site for the May 16 webinar at 3 p.m., in which Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and the president of the General Convention's House of Deputies, the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, will discuss this new initiative.  All are welcome.
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Lowell Sun: Clergy rally in Lowell for immigrants

The clergy members stood shoulder to shoulder April 25 at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Lowell with a promise to help undocumented immigrants.  The nearly 20 faith leaders were there to formally announce the formation of the Merrimack Valley Sanctuary Network, through which they plan to offer shelter, needed supplies or services to undocumented immigrants who are threatened with deportation.
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