April 27
People's Climate Movement
March on Saturday, 4/29
Springfield, Greenfield & Boston

Historic climate march on Saturday!  This Saturday, April 29, people from across the country – including thousands of people of faith – will converge on our nation’s Capital for an historic march for “Jobs, Justice, and Climate.”  Simultaneous sister marches will be held in Boston, Greenfield, and Springfield.  Grab a church banner and head to the march nearest you!  For details, visit: PeoplesClimate.org

More info on "sister marches"...

Christ Church Cathedral

Friday, May 19, 2017 

6:30 pm

Christ Church Cathedral

35 Chestnut Street

Springfield, MA  01103 

Clergy are invited to vest and process.

The liturgical color of the day is red.

Reception to follow with live music and dancing!
Retired Clergy Luncheon -- NEW Date
Thursday, June 15

Bishop Fisher will gather with retired clergy, their spouses and their widows/widowers on Thursday, June 15th from 11:30 – 2:30.  The Spring luncheon will be held at The Oliver Wight Tavern in Old Sturbridge.  Invitations will be mailed via USPS.

There will be a fall luncheon as well. That date is TBD. Please pass the word along to our retired clergy who may be inquiring about this event.

MDI Grants: Round 2 NOW OPEN
 Deadline to apply: 
6/28 (Don't be Late!!)
C'mon--put your thinking caps on. Make a 'Wish List' of ministries and projects you've been dreaming about. Or, simply start dreaming!

The Ministry Grants team wants to give away money (well, with some limits of course)!
Our budget for 2017 is $80K, and $31,182 has been awarded to date. Here's the plan: Begin asking around...what new ministry have you been wanting and hoping to start, that hasn't yet happened?

Safe Church trainings
Does your staff need Safe Church?
  • Volunteer & Full Day, May 13, 9-3 @ All Saints' Church, South Hadley
  • Volunteer, May 31, 6-9 p.m. @ Christ Church, Rochdale
  • Volunteer, June 15, 6-9 p.m. @ All Saints', South Hadley
For more information or to register please visit  our webpage.
May 20 -- Stewardship & Racial Justice Events
Holy Currencies Workshop
Join Bill Kruse and  the Rev. Cricket Cooper

Saturday, May 20
St. Philip's Episcopal Church

Cost: $15
Lunch included

Talking race in safe space
St. Stephen's, Pittsfield

Our day will include prayer, presentations, small group discussions, short videos, lunch, and Holy Eucharist. Each parish is encouraged to send at least one clergy or lay leader, and group size is limited, so please register early! Childcare and/or a children’s component is available with participant interest.

Facilitator Team from the Social Justice Commission: Lee Cheek, Lisa Green, Harvey Hill, Alexizendria Link, Peter Swarr, Maggie Sweeney

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Is Renewalworks for you?

Register by August 13
  RenewalWorks  will inspire your congregation and leadership to rediscover who Jesus is and what it means to follow him. Through a guided methodology of self-reflection, sharing, and workshop discussion, it will help you refocus on spiritual growth and identify ways that God is calling you to grow   READ MORE

When:  September 10, 2017 
( must sign-up by August 13, 2017 )

Cost:  $250  
(The cost for the program is actually $500 but our diocese is subsidizing it by half for parishes that make the commitment to participate)            REGISTER
Social Justice & Creation Care

Creation Care = Climate Justice
Social Justice Commission
Enrichment and Education

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