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Dover Unplugged, a new community-focused event series at St. Dunstan’s Church, had a successful launch the first week in February.  Designed with the entire community in mind, Dover Unplugged provides a chance for community members to unplug and enjoy the company of friends and neighbors.

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Ash Wednesday, on Feb. 14, 2018, invites us to the observance of a holy Lent--the season of penitence, reconciliation and renewal that leads to Easter.  For those taking on a devotional practice during Lent, here are some recommended resources. Join Episcopalians…
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Episcopalians across New England and Pennsylvania--and beyond--joined in a charitable contest in the week leading up to the Super Bowl to see how much money they could raise for Episcopal Relief & Development by game time. Final tallies were:  $18,502 raised by Team Patriots and $21,660 raised by…
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Grace Church in Vineyard Haven--with its stained-glass windows honoring first African-American diocesan bishop John M. Burgess and first African-American priest Absalom Jones, and its chapel mural by revered African-American artist Allan Crite--has recently been added to the African-American…
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Episcopal Church bishops in New England and Pennsylvania are rallying football fans in their dioceses--and beyond--to join in a charitable contest over the next week to see how much money they can raise for Episcopal Relief & Development by game time on Sunday, Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m., when the New…
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Given concern about this winter's flu outbreak, congregations are urged to exercise common sense and take the same reasonable precautions that are recommended during the regular flu season every year.  These include washing hands frequently with soap and water (and using sanitizing wipes and…
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Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, the president of the Episcopal Church's General Convention House of Deputies, issued a call Jan. 22 for the Episcopal Church to spend Lent and beyond examining its history and how it has handled or mishandled cases of sexual…
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Congregations and worshiping communities across the diocese are invited to gather a group and come together with others to acquire and share techniques and inspiration for establishing the church as a gracious place for dialogue on challenging topics and for expanding the possibilities for reconciliation and transformation.

The Spring Learning Event takes place on Saturday, March 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston.  All are welcome.

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The basement of the Episcopal Parish of St. John the Evangelist in Hingham was packed Monday morning, its walls lined with 50-pound bags of rice and 20-pound boxes of raw pasta.  Hundreds of parishioners from across the South Shore donned hair nets and measured ingredients, and boxes were…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice: Jan. 10, 2018 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Carl P. Ijams in Charlton, Massachusetts, on Jan. 3, 2018. Carl was canonically resident in the diocese for 56 years and served as a rector…