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.
All Saints currently has a couple opportunities to join this very rewarding ministry which feeds our neighbors on the second Wednesday of each month. And while the personal commitment is rather small the impact of this ministry is significant. The first opportunity would be to join one of our feeding teams which provides and serves a meal just three times a year. And while we are blessed with fairly well staffed teams there is currently the need for a few more team members. The second opportunity would be to help us build a “substitute List” as occasionally thing come up and team members are unable to help out on their scheduled date leaving their team shorthanded. St Paul’s has been feeding on average over 100 people each day so having a full team is imperative to each teams ability to complete this task. It is vital that we have enough help each month as there are so many people counting on All Saints to feed the people on our scheduled Wednesdays. Having a list of people in reserve would be a great blessing to team leaders and everyone involved. If you are interested in this mission or if you have any question at all please feel free to speak to or contact either Linda Masiello firstname.lastname@example.org or Deb Dutton email@example.com
2014 Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts Deanery Grant Information
The grants listed below were approved at the May 2014 Merrimack Valley Deanery Meeting: Continue reading
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
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: http://tens.org/2014-conference/ Continue reading
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 www.diomass.org/camaign-and-giving.
• 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).
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 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.