August 6, 2019
Creation Season begins September 1
From Sept. 1 to Oct. 6, the Diocese of Western Massachusetts will unite with Christians around the world in celebrating a special season of prayer and action to protect God’s creation.

We observe this special season in the hope that caring for Creation will increasingly be woven into every aspect of congregational life. Through preaching and prayer, and in sacrificial acts of generosity and bold public witness, we hope to strengthen our Christian response to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.

Registration is open for Small Church Summit 2.0
September 28, 2019
South Hadley, MA

Based on conversations and suggestion cards from the first Small Church Summit, we are continuing the conversation in hopes of you being able to offer inspiration to each other! Come for some further inspiration via Ted talks, examples from our own parishes, and deeper conversation with one another. 

Now available: Episcopal Church digital invitation kits for Back-2-School and Back to Ministry
Continuing the invitation to c onnect  The Way of Love, Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life  more deeply to the seasons of the year, The Episcopal Church is developing addit ional free and downloadable resources for congregations, dioceses, and communities of faith. 

Creation Care
Social Justice Commission
Beloved Community Commission
Resources & Workshops
August 17, 2019
Londonderry, NH

Province 1 Episcopal Church Women
2019 Annual Meeting
Saturday, August 17, 2019
9:30 am ~ 3:00 pm
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
3 Peabody Row, Londonderry, NH 03053
Marge Burke, Speaker
Cost $15.00/person. 
Includes: Refreshments during registration and light lunch

Please register by August 10, 2019.

October 8, 2019
Springfield, MA

Tools for the Chaos:
Wise Leadership in Changing Times
Tools for the Chaos, a o ne-day workshop for clergy & wardens, draws on the systems wisdom of Edwin Friedman and Margaret Marcuson as well as the adaptive leadership insights of Ron Heifetz.

Rev. Barbara Lemmel, who is ordained in the New England Conference UMC, is t he workshop leader .

September 19-20, 2019
Windsor, CT

Anti-Racism Workshop
With   Resolution 2018-A045   General Convention reaffirmed the mandate for all clergy to receive anti-racism training. Those who attended our Clergy Conference in May have satisfied that requirement.

This training in CT is a great opportunity for those who were unable to be present at our diocesan training.

September 30 - October 2, 2019
Wilmington, NC

Leading for Discipleship Conference
Leading for discipleship in Episcopal congregations can be challenging. It can feel lonely. With that in mind, we hope you will join us for a gathering of clergy and lay leaders, especially appropriate for those who have participated in the RenewalWorks process.

We will come together for deeper learning about discipleship, as we support each other in the effort to build cultures of discipleship in the Episcopal Church.

October 24-26, 2019
Atlanta, GA

International Women of Color and Wellness Conference
This conference is designed to speak to the issues that confront women of color around the world and to offer insights into some of the remedies that can be engaged on a day to day basis even in the midst of the most undesirable circumstances. It will offer strategies for developing daily practices to support the inner capacity that each person has to engage their life in ways to release the energy of resilience and re-invention.

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