November 10, 2020
Watch the Bishop's Address from
the 2020 Diocesan Convention
The Rt. Rev. Douglas J. Fisher addresses the 119th Diocesan Convention as part of Morning Prayer.


Read the Bishop's Address:
Convention Resolutions
Convention Election Results
The Standing Committee: The Rev. Nathaniel Anderson and Mr. Peter Kite

The Diocesan Council: Mr. Richard Delorme, the Rev. Charlotte LaForest, and Mr. Reynolds Whalen

Cathedral Chapter: Ms. Karen Gladwin, the Rev. Erik Karas, and Mr. Kevin Thomas

Disciplinary Board: The Very Rev. Tom Callard and Mr. Robert Ware

Clerical Alternate to General Convention 2021: The Rev. Heather Blais and the Rev. Jason Burns
Convention Videos
Tech Reimbursement Grant for Congregations
Announced in The Bishop's Address
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our congregations have been challenged to adapt to online worship. This adaptation is in progress as 60% of congregations either record, stream, or broadcast the Sunday celebration. Given the costs of this rapid expansion into digital ministry, our diocese is pleased to provide reimbursement of costs associated with this work up to $2,000.

Good News Gardens
The Good News Gardens movement is coming to Western Massachusetts.

This program practices the love of Christ and will equip Episcopal churches across our diocese and all of their members to:
1) grow and give healthy food
2) reflect on connections between scripture, faith, food and gardening
3) learn about and influence food systems and policies that affect society as a whole

Grace Church in the Berkshires is already modeling, through Gideon’s Garden, how growing and giving healthy food can transform lives. We will collaborate with area partners to spread the good news through gardening.

Thank you for considering this possibility for your parish. If you are interested in learning more, please sign up here.
Thank you, Daughters of the King,
for your Convention Prayers
The diocesan chapter of the Daughters of the King accepts prayer requests at each diocesan convention. They pray for these requests throughout convention.
Resources and Workshops
Resources to Re-imagine Advent & Christmas
For Clergy & Wardens: Resources for Reimagining Advent,...

Announcement from the Communications Office Resources for Reimagining Advent, Christmas Clericus groups are already beginning to discuss what Advent and Christmas might look like in the midst of this

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Online services listed: www.diocesewma.org
Together We Thrive
Nurturing Clergy Resiliency, Creativity & Wellness 
with Rev. Dr. Sarah Lund
Jan 26-27, 2021
Zoom

Pastors & Chaplains, when was the last time you found time to take a deep breath and tend to your body and your spirit? With the extra demands of ministering in the midst of a pandemic, many ministers are in need of respite and self-care. Join us for presentations, workshops and conversations around building resiliency, attending to mental wellness, and nourishing the spiritual life of faith leaders.


Keep an eye on the calendar here.

Rev. Heather Ramsey Mabrouk, Program Coordinator
From Our Congregations
Positions Open
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