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Numbering about 60, a coalition of youth groups and concerned citizens gathered at Memorial Field across Roosevelt Avenue from Smith & Wesson headquarters on Sept. 13 to call on executives to work with them to address gun violence. Joining the groups were two of the state’s Episcopal bishops and a…
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The start of the gospel during Sunday service isn’t supposed to raise a chuckle. But Rev. Bradford Clark couldn’t help it. A goose honked. Some crows briefly joined the chorus but, on the whole, the domestic and wild animals in the neighborhood didn’t disturb proceedings. This wasn’t the annual…
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Every month for the past two years, members of Winchester’s Parish of the Epiphany, along with other faith groups, have gathered at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Boston and Burlington to pray, sing, and hold signs of support for the detainees. From inside…
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This summer’s team worked with two families, one a couple with two young children and another an elderly man who lives alone. Volunteer Helen Pulizzi said she helped replace a beam in the little girl’s bedroom and re-sided part of the house. The goal of Appalachia Service Project (ASP) is to make…
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This August marks the 400th anniversary of the first landing of enslaved Africans in British North America. It happened in 1619 at Point Comfort in Hampton, Virginia. The National Parks of Boston took part over the weekend in what the National Parks Service called the "National Day of Healing."…
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Eleven historic bells chime daily on top of the high bell tower at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Salem. One of them dates back to 1740, where its tolled for the death of every president preceding George H.W. Bush. In January 2018, a series of three snowstorms destroyed the mechanism that rings…
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The bells of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church tolled for four minutes as a crowd gathered to stand in silence and reflect on that day 400 years ago when African slaves first arrived in England’s American colonies. Late August sunlight and a strong breeze hinted at fall’s fast approach as the bells rang…
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The Chapel of St. James the Fisherman is only open in the summer, but the members who worship in this modernist building donate half the church’s income to year-round causes. Founded six decades ago and designed by a leader in the Cape Modernist Movement, the chapel has a long tradition of giving…
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Each year at St. Dunstan’s Vacation Bible School, many of the counselors and counselors in training stay after camp to do a service project. This year, they decided to do two projects so they could support two groups:  Solar Mamas and A Place to Turn Food Pantry in Natick.
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Trinity Episcopal Church in Stoughton is sponsoring a “Blessing Box.” Like the “little library” boxes around town, these are popping up around communities to help those who struggle with food insecurity. Blessing Boxes don’t cure food insecurity, that’s for certain. But they are there to help those…