May 28, 2019
Update your ministries on
the Episcopal Asset Map
We're talking about new, innovative, community-based ministries in our diocese and how to share them with one another. One of the easiest ways to share what your congregation is doing with the larger Church is the  Episcopal Asset Map . All of our congregations and many of our community-based ministries are already there. 

Have a ministry to add? Follow the instructions here! Anyone can update a congregation's page, but updates won't be applied until they are cleared by the Communications Office.
Backyard Mission Day 2019
Saturday June 1, 2019
The Beloved Community Commission  of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts is providing an opportunity for cultural exchange through fellowship, prayer and food, on Saturday June 1, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

We have coordinated with three families from Christ Church Cathedral to open their homes for a time of sharing about faith, life, joys and challenges related to their culture and heritage as Puerto Ricans (who are also Episcopalians). Looking at issues such as immigration, education, opportunity, race, and class, we will have meaningful conversation which leads to greater understanding.
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Presiding Bishop invites The Episcopal Church
to the 2019 Annual Appeal
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is inviting The Episcopal Church and its supporters to participate in the Annual Appeal, now in its second year, saying “The Annual Appeal of The Episcopal Church is one of the many ways that we as Episcopalians help to bless this world.”
From the Cathedral
All are welcome to join CCC day-trip to Boston
Revival continues...
It's local.
It's collaborative.
It's all about the #wayoflove.
It's rekindling HOPE, sharing LIGHT, and loving JESUS!
And... The Bible Challenge  will reach 365 on the Monday after Pentecost!
Creation Care
Read Margaret's Sermon
The Prodigal Son and the Great Turning

Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 31, 2019 Delivered by the Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas at West Parish Church (UCC), Andover, MA

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"During Lent I preached at West Parish (UCC) in Andover about ' The Prodigal Son and the Great Turning .' I spoke about our prodigal species, which in my view has 'wandered far in a land that is waste,' devouring our inheritance and stealing a habitable world from our children. But perhaps humanity is beginning to understand what it would look like to 'come to ourselves' – to wake up and change course, and head to the God of love who longs to welcome us home."

- Margaret Bullit-Jonas
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Social Justice Commission
“Get up, get together, and
get involved”
Words of wisdom: What speakers are saying at graduations...

At N.C. Central University, the Rev. William R. Barber II encouraged graduates to use their education to help reduce poverty, racism, and other injustices in America and around the world.

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“'Get up, get together and get involved,' the Rev. William R. Barber II told more than 680 students receiving undergraduate degrees at North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

'You cannot merely get a job and a car and quarantine your life,' Barber said. 'Your graduation is more than just getting another slice of materialism. You must stand against injustice and be part of reviving the heart of this nation.'”
WMA Beloved Community Commission
Sacred Ground: A Film-based Dialogue Series on Race & Faith
Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.

The 10-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.
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