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A free city neighborhood bus tour brought together about 50 people Sunday starting at Grace Episcopal Church and ending at Youth Opportunities Unlimited, followed by a social period at the Slainte Irish Pub rooftop deck.  “It’s really about community congregation, this tour,” said Jim McKeag,…
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The congregation of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church-on-the-Canal in is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its building this month.The building was originally a summer chapel, Church of Our Savior, in Hull. The Rev. J. Samuel Stephenson discovered the unused building and organized fundraising events…
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In March, while the city was in the midst of a string of shootings that left seven dead — more than any year since 2011 — Mayor Daniel Rivera called Police Chief James Fitzpatrick and several priests and pastors to his office for a meeting."Basically, we had gotten to wit's end about what else we…
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A Wrentham church has launched an unusual campaign to raise awareness of the toll that opioid abuse has taken in Massachusetts. Signs marked “#2069” — the number of opioid-related deaths reported statewide for 2016 — have shown up in yards around the region thanks to the efforts of Trinity…
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Ingrid Houghton lifted up her daughter Matilda to pull on a white rope to ring the bell as folks trickled out of St. Aidan’s Chapel. Matilda is part of the fifth generation of the Houghton family who built the chapel in 1917 on Smith Neck Road.  On July 23, a service was held in celebration…
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With a monthly food pantry on Tuesdays, meals prepared for delivery to families weekly, a free meal for the public every Thursday night and an open door policy for homeless men and women throughout the winter months, the Church of the Good Shepherd is known for its efforts to help the community…
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Dressed in a simple white robe, Sam Rodman stood at the front of Duke Chapel before the leader of the Episcopal Church, who asked the 1,000 congregants in attendance if Rodman should be ordained the bishop for the central North Carolina diocese that includes Charlotte, Greensboro and the Triangle…
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A new exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., includes artifacts contributed by a Newburyport church.  St. Paul's on High Street is the oldest continuing Episcopal church in the United States. After being approached by representatives from the Smithsonian,…
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The Haverhill Clergy Association — composed of clergy from Roman Catholic, Protestant, Islamic and Jewish faith communities — has written a letter calling for elected officials, churches and the citizens of the city to live out their faith and practice it concretely.Click the link above to read the…
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The clergy members stood shoulder to shoulder April 25 at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Lowell with a promise to help undocumented immigrants.  The nearly 20 faith leaders were there to formally announce the formation of the Merrimack Valley Sanctuary Network, through which they plan to offer…