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This interfaith family began when the two congregations started sharing facilities at Emmanuel in 2004.  Since then, the two congregations have gone beyond sharing facilities to sharing their faith journeys together through collaborative programming, which they facilitate through the Emmanuel Center, the programmatic partnership of Central Reform Temple and Emmanuel Church. Over the weekend of Nov. 15-17, the two congregations held ceremonies of affirmation during the Friday evening Shabbat service and the Sunday morning Eucharist, to raise up and celebrate their covenant agreement.

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St. Peter's Church is trying a new kind of worship with its new "Dinner Church" program. This worship experience involves people gathering together to prepare and share a meal, along with a contemporary Eucharistic prayer and service...

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In a diocesan news article in October, readers learned about some of the congregations of the diocese with partnerships in Haiti that are continuing despite ongoing protests and unrest. One of these parishes was Christ Church in South Hamilton, which had a group scheduled to go on a mission trip to…
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On Sunday, Oct. 20, St. Michael's Church in Milton dedicated and blessed a new stained glass window in the church, in honor of the "Women of St. Michael's." The "Women of St. Michael's" was a parish group originally formed in the 1960's to "give a unified structure and identity to women's…
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Starting on Oct. 27, the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston will be transformed into an art gallery through Dec. 6, as it hosts the traveling art exhibition, "ABRAHAM: Out of One, Many."  The exhibit's title plays off of the Latin motto "E pluribus unum" / "Out of many, one," and it is an…
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In parish news in April, readers learned about a 16-foot mural that was painted by artist Martha Bancroft in 1971 for the chancel wall of the former Parish of the Messiah in Auburndale. When Messiah merged with Trinity Church in Newton Centre in 2015, the mural was removed and was in need of a new home.

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On May 29, Grace Church in North Attleborough held an anti-bullying panel discussion as part of its "Community Conversations," a project to hold conversations of relevance at the church, intended for the entire community.

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At St. James's Church in Cambridge, work has begun to build a new parish hall as part of the preservation and redevelopment project underway, which, according to its website, will transform the church property while preserving the historic church sanctuary. Right now there is a big excavation hole next to the church, surrounded by a construction fence.

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In 1971, artist Martha Bancroft painted a 16-foot mural of a Jesse Tree for the chancel wall of the former Parish of the Messiah in Auburndale. When Messiah merged with Trinity Church in Newton Centre in 2015, the mural was removed and is now in need of a new home.

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The Church of the Messiah in Woods Hole will open its new Parish and Community Center on Church Street during an 11:30 a.m. reception following the Easter Day service on April 21.  It is a renovation, funded by a $2.5-million capital campaign, of the original first church that was built in 1852 and that has occupied the site since the current stone church building was constructed in 1888.