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The diocesan Office of Youth Ministry is calling all high school-age Episcopalians to consider sharing and developing their leadership skills through the 2017-2018 Diocesan Youth Council and Youth Leadership Academy.Members of the Diocesan Youth Council are students in the 10th-12th grades who…
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The 232nd annual convention of the Diocese of Massachusetts will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston. All resolutions, nominations for diocesan elections, proposed constitutional and canonical amendments and committee reports are…
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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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Clergy in the procession. Photos Courtesy of The Rev. Derrick Muwina Bishop Gates blesses the flags of Kenya, Nigeria, South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia and the U.S. Photos Courtesy of The Rev. Derrick Muwina …
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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…