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Christ Church in Swansea is partnering with Vet to Vet/Boston, an all-volunteer nonprofit veterans organization, to host a free coffee hour for veterans on the first Saturday of each month in the church hall from 8 to 9:30 a.m., beginning on Saturday, March 7. All veterans are welcome. …
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At St. Peter's Church-Iglesia San Pedro in Salem, there is a tradition--dating back to the building's origins in the 1800s--in which members of the congregation climb up to the bell tower and sign the doors with their name and the year of their signing. This tradition led to the congregation's…
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The Church of Our Saviour in Middleborough is continuing with a special worship service geared towards families and children with special needs, held on the first Sunday of every month. "Our prayer is that Church of Our Saviour can be a [place of] stress-free worship for our families and an affirming, accepting space for the children," the rector, the Rev. David Milam, explained in an e-mail.

In the News
David Nolasco lives in El Ocotillo, a small village in San Fernando, El Salvador, with streets fashioned out of dirt and stone and a local school that educates roughly 50 children. He describes the neighborhood as a “caserio” — similar to a hamlet. The “caserio” knows its priorities: strengthening…
Diocesan News
A workshop for anyone who wants to learn more about immigration issues and opportunities for involvement is coming up on Saturday, March 28, 4-7 p.m., hosted at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Acton by Bishop Gayle E. Harris and the Rev. Canon Dr. Jean Baptiste Ntagengwa.  (Find details and RSVP…
In the News
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church celebrated Scout Sunday on February 2. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Cub Scouts took part in every aspect of the service, and senior Girl Scout Joleen Ricci delivered the sermon. The community also thanked all of the congregation’s adult Scout leaders for volunteering…
Diocesan News

On Sept. 13, 2018, explosions and fires caused by the over-pressurization of natural gas lines forced the emergency evacuations of thousands of people in three Merrimack Valley communities, affecting an estimated 10,000 households. For many in the 17 months since, the crisis may have faded from memory, but for people in the affected communities--including three Episcopal churches and one Episcopal school, Christ Church in Andover, St. Paul's Church in North Andover and Grace Church and Esperanza Academy in Lawrence--the work of restoration is ongoing and interfaith leaders continue to speak out about the need for equal access and the responsibility to care for creation and do things in a more sustainable and safe way.

In the News
“Climate change is well underway,” Wen Stephenson told the audience seated in St. Andrews Episcopal Church’s office space. Behind him, slides projected quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” and images of activists blocking the path of a coal train. Just months before…
Diocesan News
There is a new face at the front desk directing calls and welcoming visitors to the cathedral and diocesan offices at 138 Tremont Street in Boston.  Glen Schultzberg started work as receptionist at the beginning of February.  He succeeds the Rev. Bob Greiner who served as receptionist since 2008…
Diocesan News
A series of one-hour online book groups is underway--inspired by diocesan mission strategy themes of reimagining congregations, building relationships and engaging the world.  How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi will be the focus of discussion on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 7 to 8 p.m.   …