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Tim Mossholder on Unsplash The diocesan Racial Justice Commission will begin rolling out new resource materials for congregations at Diocesan Convention in November, following a year of deliberative effort by five subcommittees to lay foundations for the long-term work of…
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Aug. 24, 2021 Jesus said, "Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate,…
Reflections
The past 18 months have been more than challenging.  We have been through countless trials and tribulations as we have endured and still are enduring three pandemics:  the pandemic of COVID-19, with the more dangerous Delta variant now the predominant strain; the pandemic of racism, which…
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The following pastoral message with COVID-19 requirements and recommendations was sent to congregational and diocesan leadership on Aug. 16, 2021.

In the News
Two teams from local churches, St. Paul’s Episcopal and First Church of Christ, Congregational, recently returned from mission trips to Appalachian communities where each spent a week repairing homes for families in need. St. Paul’s team went to Wise County, Va., under the auspices of the…
In the News
As UMass Dartmouth students prepare to return to school, the community at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is working to ensure everyone has the supplies they need. The church coordinated a school supply drive for Arnie's Cupboard, the food pantry at UMass Dartmouth, which serves students, faculty and…
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Rosaivette Baez opened her restaurant, Bella Isla Cafe, two months before pandemic shutdowns began. By March of 2020, she had five employees and a bank loan to repay, and federal government aid was inaccessible. Would her restaurant, named for the beauty of Puerto Rico and created to honor…
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The following op-ed issued by the Episcopal bishops in the Commonwealth was published on July 21, 2021, on MassLive (view here), the digital news platform of The Springfield Republican. As the epidemic of gun violence continues to devastate communities, the Biden administration's prevention…
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As part of Sandwich's first Juneteenth celebration, St. John's Episcopal Church partnered with First Church UCC to design and post a series of informational signs throughout Sandwich Village. The signs gave an overview of the history and development of Juneteenth, as well as noted…
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Courtesy Photo Seven transitional deacons were ordained by Bishop Gayle E. Harris on Saturday, June 5 at Emmanuel Church in Boston. They are (from left): The Rev. Kevin Gordon Neil (sponsored by St. Stephen’s Memorial Church in Lynn); The Rev. Marcia Chanta Bhan (Christ Church…