Author Archives: Deb Dutton

Diocesan Webcast Available for the Consecration of the Rev. Alan McIntosh Gates

The Massachusetts Diocesan will be offering a live webcast of the Ordination of the Rev. Alan McIntosh Gates at Boston University’s Agganis Arena on Saturday, Sept. 13 for those who cannot be at the celebration in person. The processions begin at 10:30 a.m., with the service to follow. Please check the consecration page on the diocesan website for a link.

2014 Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts Deanery Grants

Sending Serving Grants

The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts awards Sending Serving grant funds to support domestic and international programs that enhance the outreach ministries of congregations through new or existing programs. These programs support the vitality of congregations, youth and urban-ethnic-multicultural ministries. Collaborative projects are encouraged. Grant awards must have a matching funding component. Continue reading

Looking for Stewardship Resources?

The 2014 TENS Conference

Are you ready to take the next step in stewardship? Are you looking for ways to help your congregation and diocese discover the joyful path of generosity and giving? Join guides and meet companions who will walk along side you in following the Way. Internationally known theologian and author Sister Joan Chittister will be a keynote speaker at the 2014 Conference of the Episcopal Network for Stewardship on June 6 and 7 at Emory University in Atlanta. For registration information please visit: Continue reading

Diocesan Family picnic and Worship Celebration

June 21 Eucharistic Celebration and Family Picnic: Everyone in the diocesan community is invited to gather for a celebration and commemoration of Bishop Shaw’s ministry. This festive event will take place on June 21, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine, at the Pinebank Promontory on Jamaica Pond (corner of Perkins Street and the Jamaicaway) in Jamaica Plain, in the City of Boston.

The celebration will include remarks by Bishop Barbara C. Harris, with Bishop Frank Griswold preaching.

• Please let the celebration committee know you plan to attend the June 21 celebration: RSVP at

• Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy. Ice cream and beverages will be provided.

• Carpooling and use of public transportation are strongly encouraged; shuttle buses from public transportation will be provided (details will be posted here as they become available).

Prayer as First Resort

Will meet in June and July on the second Tuesday of the month, June 10th and July 8th. We will be welcoming our guest presenter Amy Hunter who will be with us for a special two session series using text from Henri Nouwen. We are excited to have Amy with us where we will be talking about prayer and community.

Prayer as First Resort

Prayer as First Resort will meet on Tuesday May 6th (special date) 7:30-8:45 in the Blue Room.

We will gather with Rev Bill to talk about icons and the practices with prayer. If you would like to learn more about Prayer as First Resort, please speak to Deb Dutton or Lynne Grillo. You may send us E-mail by using the general Contact Us form, selecting “Prayer as First Resort” from the “To Be Contacted” pull-down menu.