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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. …
Bishop's Blog
Relativity was keenly evident. When for a moment one ceased paddling, it seemed for all the world as though our vessels were standing completely still. Look down at the water’s surface and all seemed stationary. Look ahead, downstream, and no forward movement was apparent. Look right, to the far…
Diocesan News
The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:July 5, 2017Dear Friends and Colleagues,We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Warren G. Freeman in Yakima, Washington, on April 7, 2017.  Over the course of nearly 54 years of ordained ministry, Warren served numerous…
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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, church…
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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…
Diocesan News
It was a full house at Grace Church in Everett on June 18 and a historic occasion--the first-ever Confirmation service coordinated by the African Clergy Caucus in the Diocese of Massachusetts. Bishop Alan M. Gates was there to confirm 20 young people from four congregations with African diaspora…
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For almost 20 years, the Rev. Pam Werntz, Rector of Emmanuel Church in Boston, has been spending her Monday nights in prison.  She is the creator of the art and spirituality program at the Suffolk County House of Correction at South Bay, a volunteer ministry that provides time, space and supplies…
Diocesan News
At its June 19 hearing, the Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on the Judiciary heard testimony on a range of proposed criminal justice reform measures focused on sentencing and correctional services.  The Rt. Rev. Douglas J. Fisher attended the hearing, and the following statement is…