Our Together Now comprehensive campaign seeks to raise $20 million to employ and enable mission opportunities, expand current strategic ministries across the geographic reach of the diocese and transform our Cathedral Church of St. Paul. Additionally, through conducting collaborative capital campaigns in dozens of our congregations, we will assist in building their capacity as they raise resources for mission and ministry.
Read the March 2013 Campaign Update newsletter here. (Scroll to the bottom of this page to find previous issues.)
Use the links below to learn more about each of the campaign initiatives; a brochure that summarizes the campaign is attached to the bottom of this page as a PDF.
Please explore this campaign information and pray about your participation. For more information contact Lynd Matt, Director of Development, at lmatt [at] diomass [dot] org or 617-482-4826, ext. 515.
A campaign message from Bishop Shaw
“This is a vision of all of us, our diocesan community, answering God’s urgent call and answering it together, not merely for the sake of growth in numbers or perpetuating traditions and an institution we love, but because the world needs what God has given us to offer, now. We launch this $20-million comprehensive fundraising campaign to give us the means to answer God’s call in some very specific ways. I am excited about it because it builds on ground where God has already revealed God’s presence to us; because it calls us to use what we already know and continue to learn from our hard work and successful experimentation; and because it is shot through with hope.”
Tithing for mission beyond our diocese: $2 million
Together we will tithe so that the first fruits of our comprehensive campaign will be a thankful offering that supports our mission work and partnerships with neighbors down the street, across the country and around the world.
Caring for God’s creation: $2 million
Together we will reclaim more fully our role as stewards by practicing, teaching and investing in sustainable ways so that this earth, our island home, might be healed and that all might live abundantly as God intends.
Equipping congregations for strategic local mission: $4.5 million
Together we will empower our congregations to respond effectively to their changing communities so they might continue as beacons of Christ’s light to the people of eastern Massachusetts across boundaries of race and class, generation and language.
Raising up new generations in faith and service: $7.5 million
Together we will nurture and release the rich spiritual gifts of our children, youth and young adults so they might quicken the life of our church today and lead us forward as bold and faithful witnesses to the Gospel life.
Transforming our cathedral church: $4 million
Together we will show forth what it means to share Christ’s common table as we reveal our cathedral church as a welcoming, unmistakable witness to our faith and a center for inviting and equipping leadership for ministry into the future.
Meeting local needs through collaborative campaigns
Together we will answer God’s urgent call in our local places of ministry by helping congregations raise money for self-identified needs. As many as one-third of our congregations will participate in this collaborative effort, supporting the Together Now campaign goals with 30 percent of dollars raised while devoting 70 percent to local ministry and mission needs.