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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…
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[Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina news release]  It was a joyful Saturday in Durham, N.C., on July 15, when the Rt. Rev. Samuel Rodman was ordained and consecrated as the 12th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.Rodman was elected on March 4, 2017, marking the culmination of a…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:July 5, 2017Dear Friends and Colleagues,We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Warren G. Freeman in Yakima, Washington, on April 7, 2017.  Over the course of nearly 54 years of ordained ministry, Warren served numerous…
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It was a full house at Grace Church in Everett on June 18 and a historic occasion--the first-ever Confirmation service coordinated by the African Clergy Caucus in the Diocese of Massachusetts. Bishop Alan M. Gates was there to confirm 20 young people from four congregations with African diaspora…
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For almost 20 years, the Rev. Pam Werntz, Rector of Emmanuel Church in Boston, has been spending her Monday nights in prison.  She is the creator of the art and spirituality program at the Suffolk County House of Correction at South Bay, a volunteer ministry that provides time, space and supplies…
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At its June 19 hearing, the Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on the Judiciary heard testimony on a range of proposed criminal justice reform measures focused on sentencing and correctional services.  The Rt. Rev. Douglas J. Fisher attended the hearing, and the following statement is…
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Know a young leader whom the church needs to raise up? For more than 20 years, the Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) in the Diocese of Massachusetts has gathered rising 9th and 10th graders for this one-year leadership program to discern how their gifts and abilities can meet the needs and concerns of…
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The Episcopal bishops in Massachusetts join the nation in grief over yesterday’s shooting in Virginia as yet another manifestation of the constant, deadly gun violence which confronts us.Our colleague bishops in Virginia and Washington have issued the following letter.  We thank them for the…
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The Rev. Silvestre Romero, Rector of St. Peter's-San Pedro Church in Salem, was elected bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Guatemala during its May 26-27 convention held at the Catedral de Santiago Apóstol in Guatemala City.  Pending the consent process, Romero will succeed the current bishop, the…