Bishops' Appeal



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The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus;
it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing. (Isaiah 35:1)

Dear Friends in Christ,

Bishops' Appeal 2022 graphic Click the image above for the Bishops' Appeal, stories about current youth and young adult ministries and the opportunity to support this crucial work.

The Easter season is upon us, a time of resurrection, hope and the beginnings of spring. Many of us are eager to embrace the fullness of this season. While the pandemic is still present in some dimensions, we see that our diocesan life now allows in-person gathering, celebrating, growing and learning.

With joy, we see our youth and young adult programs are again in full swing. Numerous in-person Confirmation services are planned for 2022.  Our Life Together fellowship program is forming its cohort for next year. Church school programs are opening with resourcefulness and care all across eastern Massachusetts.

All of this requires our deep engagement, because young people are not just the future of our church, they are our present. Your continued support allows these programs to launch, grow and bear fruit.  

These ministries and programs are crucial to fostering the vitality of our church. We hope you share our excitement at the progress we continue to make in youth and young adult work! Thank you for making a gift to ensure that our commitment to young people can be as robust as possible.

May you have a blessed and joyful Eastertide.

Faithfully and fondly,

The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates
The Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris