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Celebrations were the bookends to this year's annual Diocesan Convention, as it opened with a banquet marking the 30th anniversary of Bishop Barbara C. Harris's historic election as the first woman in the episcopate, and then closed with singing and dancing in response to the official admission of two new mission congregations--Grace Chapel in Brockton and the Ugandan congregation of St. Peter's Church in Waltham.

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On Nov. 2, 2018, the eve of its annual Diocesan Convention in Hyannis, the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts honored Bishop Barbara C. Harris and the 30th anniversary of her historic election in 1988 as the first woman to become a bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion.
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The Diocesan Youth Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts celebrated the 20th anniversary of youth members being granted voice and vote at Diocesan Convention with a presentation at the Nov. 3, 2018, convention that featured past and present members and offered a challenge to the church…
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Columbia Gas on Monday announced a targeted effort to replace condemned appliances in the approximately 8,000 Merrimack Valley homes affected by September's gas explosions and fires with energy-efficient models, where possible, at no cost to customers. The announcement comes more than six weeks…
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Photos from the 2018 Diocesan Convention and celebration honoring Bishop Barbara C. Harris's 30th election anniversary, Nov. 2-3 in Hyannis.

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An effort to combine science and religion to move Cape Codders and Islanders to act, given the potentially catastrophic worldwide warming of the atmosphere, began in an intimate church sanctuary on Main Street. “Those manifestations of climate change may not be apparent but they’re there,” said…
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The Rev. Christiaan A. Beukman has been appointed to serve as archdeacon, beginning Dec. 1.  He succeeds the Rev. W. Michael Hamilton, who has been serving as archdeacon for ordained vocations since 2015.

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Actions of the 233rd annual Diocesan Convention, held on Saturday, Nov. 2 in Hyannis, are available at www.diomass.org/diocesan-convention-2018, including resolutions in final form and election results. Video and text of Bishop Alan M. Gates's annual address to the convention are available here. …
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Following is the text of the address given by Bishop Alan M. Gates on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at the 233rd annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.  Actions of the Diocesan Convention, including resolutions in final form, are available at www.diomass.org/diocesan-convention-2018…
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Proceedings of the 233rd annual Diocesan Convention will be webcast live on Saturday, Nov. 3. Click on the link below and then follow onscreen instructions to join the webcast: https://zoom.us/j/753384556 If you are a new Zoom user, you will be prompted to download and run Zoom, which should…