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From the kitchen, Dennis Bates peeked at the crowd of hungry people enjoying the meal he’d been preparing for hours. The Stoughton resident was back at Christ Episcopal Church on Quincy Avenue for the annual Father Bill’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner. His 27th year providing hearty meals to the…
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A year after the election of President Donald Trump, immigrant communities in the United States continue to face a barrage of uncertainty and fear. The pending executive actions and court cases that could affect the status of millions of immigrants and refugees are difficult to navigate, and it is…
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This is an edited version of the mission strategy presentation at the 2017 Diocesan Convention, given by members of the Mission Strategy Implementation Organizing Team and others. Read the team's written report to convention here.  Learn more about the mission strategy process here. 
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This year's Diocesan Convention voted a "We Are Still In" response to climate change--calling on "congregations and every person of faith to set a moral example by making decisions of integrity in our energy choices and holding our leaders accountable to likewise reduce carbon emissions"--and it…
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The 232nd annual Diocesan Convention got underway with Holy Eucharist and Bishop Gates's address. Christian DeJesus read the lesson from Isaiah in Spanish. "The year behind us has been challenging,…
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Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts bishops the Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates and the Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris, along with Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts bishop the Rt. Rev. Douglas J. Fisher are members of Bishops United Against Gun Violence, which issued the following statement on Nov. 6 in…
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Following is the text of the address given by Bishop Alan M. Gates on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at the 232nd annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. A fable from the pen of Arnold Lobel: The elephant and his son were spending an evening at home.  Elephant Son was singing a…
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Welcome to the live Webcast of our 232nd annual Diocesan Convention, taking place Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston. Please use the link below to join the Webcast on Nov. 4: https://zoom.us/j/597837207 How to use Zoom! Pre-requisites: Internet Explorer 10 or…
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According to Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan, Massachusetts loses six people a day to the opioid epidemic. That number alone is staggering, but when you multiply that figure, it's hard to imagine a family in the state who hasn't been impacted by addiction and overdoses. The 2069 opioid…
Reflections
Creation Care Season greetings in Christ, for Christ and for all creation. At the 2010 Diocesan Convention we asked that the diocese endorse and encourage all congregations to celebrate Creation Care Season from St. Francis Day in early October to the first Sunday of Advent. Over the years we…