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Food for Kids delivers needed nutrition to Cape Cod children

Four years after they first began delivering brown-bag lunches to local children, volunteers at the Food for Kids program at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Orleans are planning to serve 35,000 meals this summer, reaching kids in all eight towns of lower/outer Cape Cod. Food for Kids helps fill the gaps for the many Cape Cod children who rely on the federal free and reduced lunch program during the school year. Between June 25 and Aug. 25, Food for Kids will deliver daily lunches, breakfasts, snacks and, in one case, dinners to 14 sites on Cape Cod. 
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Parish News

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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Parish News

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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Parish News

St. Stephen's hosts Boston City Council hearing on school sanctuary

St. Stephen's Church in Boston hosted a March 7 community hearing with Boston City Council members on a resolution affirming sanctuary status for Boston Public Schools (BPS).  About 200 people filled the church sanctuary, according to a St. Stephen's Church news release, with students, educators, parents, school nurses, faith leaders and staff from immigrant rights organizations testifying in support of the resolution.
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St. John's, Beverly Farms mobilizes to help Syrian refugees

It has been one year since Episcopalians at St. John’s Church in Beverly Farms formed the Syrian Refugee Mission of the North Shore and began collecting warm clothing and supplies for Syrians living in refugee camps.
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Parish News

Grace Chapel celebrates six years of ministry in Brockton

Grace Chapel in Brockton will celebrate its sixth anniversary as a ministry in the Diocese of Massachusetts on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church (900 Main Street) in Brockton.  Bishop Alan M. Gates will be the celebrant.
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Kids in Community offers radical hospitality in Lynn

It's a July Monday, the first day of this year's Kids in Community summer day camp program at St. Stephen's Church in Lynn, and things are already in high gear.  Some of the kids are doing indoor activities, some have overtaken the nearby Lynn Common for a boisterous game of Red Rover and another 30 or so, each wielding a pair of drumsticks, are putting down beats on chairs and buckets, as their teacher, Brandon, a Berklee School of Music graduate, leads them through a Simon Says-style lesson.  It's noisy, and it's awesome.
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Parish News

St. Dunstan's, Dover signs on to Paris climate pledge

St. Dunstan’s Church in Dover has long been one of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts’ standard-bearers for creation care initiatives, and now the parish has signed on to a national commitment to further reduce the size of its carbon footprint.
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Our Saviour, Arlington responds to vandalism of Black Lives Matter banner

Tish MillerThe Rev. Christine Elliott, Calvary Church (United Methodist), The Rev. Jill Small, Park Avenue Congregational Church, The Rev. Sue Fisher Seeger, Church of Our Saviour, The Rev. Marta Flanagan, First Parish (Unitarian), The Rev. Malia Crawford.The Rev. Malia Crawford on Friday, March 4 found an upsetting scene outside the Church of Our Saviour in Arlington, where she is the rector. The church’s "Black Lives Matter" banner had been defaced.
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Parish News

Cape area churches take action on homelessness

CourtesySt. Barnabas's, Falmouth, after one of last winter's record-breaking storms.As December's mild temperatures give way to single-digit January nights, new and longstanding ministries are responding to the issue of homelessness on Cape Cod and the islands. At St. Barnabas's Church in Falmouth, St.
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