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The diocese’s Congregational Consultants are sponsoring their annual Congregational Business Practices Workshop four times in February and March to give congregational leaders--especially those new to their roles--an exposure to the basics of good business practices in general, and Episcopal Church…
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A New England contingent of 19 people from the Episcopal dioceses of Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine traveled to Washington, D.C., in December for "Love God, Love Neighbor: Advocacy in Action"--a two-day training and advocacy initiative focused on how to engage with lawmakers about refugee and immigration policy reform.

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Entering into the new decade, the Life Together fellowship program in the Diocese of Massachusetts is marking the completion of its first 10 years and looking forward to what comes next. Though it's been 10 years in its current "Life Together" configuration, the program's origins go back even further to 1999 when the diocese's 10-month residential internship program, The Micah Project, was founded to offer young adults the opportunity to live in community, serve through urban ministry and justice work, and reflect upon their life work and purpose.

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[Episcopal News Service] The military conflict between the United States and Iran that began when President Donald Trump ordered the assassination of a top Iranian general on Jan. 3 escalated on Jan. 7, as Iran retaliated with missile strikes on military bases housing American troops in Iraq. The…
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The bishops of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts issued on Jan. 6, 2020, the following statement condemning violence against Jews and extending solidarity with the Jewish community. We deplore and condemn the recent surge in violent attacks on members of the Jewish community in New York and…
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Aja Jackson has joined the diocesan staff in the position of accountant in the Treasurer's Office.

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After a 30-year postulancy that may well be among the longest on record, and with a vocational commitment "long in the making and long in the testing," as a seminary advisor once described it, the Rev. Gayle Pershouse Vaughan was at last ordained a transitional deacon on Nov. 10 of this year at the Parish of the Epiphany in Winchester, her home parish for the past 15 years.

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A group of 22 pilgrims from the Diocese of Massachusetts embarked on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land Nov. 3-15, led by Bishop Gayle E. Harris and the Rev. Debbie Phillips, the rector of Grace Church in Salem. This was the eighth trip to the Holy Land that Harris has taken since 2009, and the third for Phillips. In addition to visiting holy sites such as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, and renewing baptismal bows at the Jordan River, the group had the chance to meet and learn from those in the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem that Phillips calls "living stones" of the Christian faith.

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Diocesan ministry networks will be facilitating online book discussions in January, February and March, each inspired by diocesan mission strategy themes of reimagining congregations, building relationships and engaging the world.  All are welcome to join one or more of the three Wednesday evening…
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The diocesan community’s prayers and presence are invited for these upcoming ordinations to the priesthood: • The Rev. Sarah Brock on Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m., at St. John’s Church (705 Hale Street) in Beverly Farms (sponsored for ordination by All Saints Church, Brookline); • The Rev. Paul…