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At a time when most church memberships are shrinking, that of St. Peter’s Church in Dartmouth is exploding, according to the Rev. Scott Ciosek and co-warden Carol Xavier. “We have gone to six times the membership we had five years ago,” Ciosek said. He accredited the expansion to the church’s open…
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Paxton may not understand the full significance of his calling, but the 10-year-old Westie is one of All Saints Episcopal Church’s most dedicated ministers serving as Jesus’ paws in the world. As a therapy dog dispatched by Perfect Paws Pet Ministry at All Saints in Danvers, Paxton and his human,…
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Concord-Carlisle High School coach Jerry Moss will help launch B-Cool, a camp hosted by Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord for 60 children from St. Stephen’s Youth Program in Boston’s South End. On Aug. 3, Moss will be joined by 30 fellow parishioners of all ages who will lead a one-day adventure…
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Demonstrators from community and faith-based groups returned to the State House on June 24, less than a week after lawmakers passed a budget that did not include immigration enforcement measures they’d pushed for. After singing, praying and chanting, the group delivered to lawmakers letters --…
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During a recent prayer vigil outside Newton City Hall on the plight of separated immigrant families, area religious leaders reminded attendees that caring for “the stranger” is an important tenet in the Old and New Testaments and the Quran. In her prayer at last week’s vigil, the Rev. Gretchen…
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The seventh grade scholars from the Nathaniel Bowditch School in Salem joined with their partners from Grace Church in Salem for their annual end-of-the-year lunch at the church. In response to Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll's call for notes for the children in custody on the border in Texas, the entire…
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A new plaque outside Grace Episcopal Church in Vineyard Haven includes a straightforward question from the baptismal covenant of the Book of Common Prayer: “Will you strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being?” The plaque was unveiled Sunday…
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The Rev. Steve Ayres of Old North Church is interviewed about the Old North Foundation's decision to begin charging visitors admission on May 1, to help pay for maintenance and renovations to Boston's fourth most popular "museum."
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One floor below the choir room of Christ Episcopal Church in Waltham, a curvy corridor delivers families in need to a cozy niche where good things are happening. On the third Saturday of each month, expectant mothers and parents with babies from infancy to age three gather there to be supplied with…
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Hussein Abdi, 19, had never given much thought to the gunmaker down the street from his high school. He often passed the Smith & Wesson factory and its flashing marquee touting the company’s deep ties to the city, “Since 1852.” Nyasia Jordan, 18, knew it only as the place where her mom used to work…