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Boston Globe: Wrentham church's sign captures opioids toll

A Wrentham church has launched an unusual campaign to raise awareness of the toll that opioid abuse has taken in Massachusetts. Signs marked “#2069” — the number of opioid-related deaths reported statewide for 2016 — have shown up in yards around the region thanks to the efforts of Trinity Episcopal Church.The Rev. Ron Tibbetts said he was the first to admit that “we at Trinity Church were unaware of the crisis.” Then, the church’s outreach committee met with the S.A.F.E. Coalition, a Franklin-based group that deals with substance abuse issues.
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RIP: The Rev. Alexander Daley

The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:
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Prayers and aid for those affected by Hurricane Harvey

Bishop Alan M. Gates and Bishop Gayle E. Harris are requesting continued prayers and support for all those affected by Hurricane Harvey. "We extend our concern, compassion and prayers to those facing the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. Donations to the hurricane relief fund at Episcopal Relief & Development will provide emergency relief and assistance in later recovery efforts. Please give generously."  
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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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