Your generous, joyful giving to the Diocesan Annual Fund is essential to the success of vital, strategic ministries through which Episcopalians in eastern Massachusetts are innovating with God.
Continue reading to learn more about the ministries supported by the Annual Fund.
MANNA (Many Angels Needed Now and Always) is a ministry of and with the homeless community in downtown Boston. MANNA seeks not only to welcome men and women across differences of class, wealth, culture, race and mental ability, but also to empower all people to claim their place as essential members of the community.
B-SAFE and B-READY
B-SAFE is a summer program of St. Stephen's Youth Programs that provides a safe, fun, academically enriching environment for more than 600 elementary and middle school students at six Episcopal church and school sites in Boston and Chelsea. B-SAFE also offers meaningful work experience for teens and young adults hired as counselors-in-training and staff.
The program receives support through the diocesan budget and through partnerships with 55 Episcopal churches that provide volunteers, lunches and field trips. B-READY provides after school enrichment and academic support for kids in elementary through high school. Learn more.
B-PEACE is a campaign of our diocesan antiviolence task force created after the murder of 19-year-old Jorge Fuentes, who was a beloved member of the St. Stephen's Youth Programs community. Everyone is invited to participate in one or more of the B-PEACE objectives, including gun reform and public policy advocacy; jobs and workforce development; educational opportunities; and youth engagement. Learn more.
Life Together's primary initiative is a 10-month, full-time leadership program for emerging leaders (21-32 years old) discerning vocations in ministry, nonprofit management and education. Life Together's purpose is to cultivate the next generation of prayerful and prophetic leaders, through spiritual practice, social justice, leadership training and community building. Learn more.
Office of Youth Ministry
The diocesan Office of Youth Ministry supports the young people of the Diocese of Massachusetts and the Episcopal Church through formation, fellowship and resource sharing. This youth ministry program provides retreats and gatherings for youth; oversees Diocesan Youth Council, the youth leadership body that votes at Diocesan Convention; provides training and support for parishes and individuals who work with youth; offers a 14-month Youth Leadership Academy; and supports and runs programs though the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center every summer. Learn more.
The Bridge Program at St. Peter’s Church in Dartmouth
The mission of The Bridge: A Center for Hope and Healing is to promote and provide psychological, emotional and spiritual healing; to act as a healing “bridge” in bringing transformative change through psychological care and counseling; spiritual growth through prayer, mentoring, retreat opportunities; support groups and workshops for those dealing with grief, depression, anxiety, unemployment and others as needs are identified. Email email@example.com to learn more.