May 14, 2019
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.
RenewalWorks begins again September 15
Register now for September cohort
  1. Sign up your church through RenewalWorks (registration deadline August 4)
  2. Save your receipt and forward to Kim Foster for $250 reimbursement
  3. Let Pam Mott know you have signed up.
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. 

The shape that focus takes will reflect your community’s particular challenges and opportunities as you develop congregation-wide initiatives, grounded in Episcopal beliefs and practices, to support and encourage spiritual growth. And everyone in the congregation, the new and not so new, will have a fresh awareness that they are on a spiritual journey, a journey that matters to God and to the world. 

If you are seeking a way to deepen your congregation’s relationship with God, neighbor, self, and the world, we invite you to explore   RenewalWorks  .

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Interfaith Clergy Study Day
at our Cathedral
Getting to Faith: What's Your Path?
Tuesday, May 28
9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Christ Church Cathedral
35 Chestnut Street, Springfield
Featuring Presentations by
Bishop Douglas Fisher
Bishop Mitchell Rozanski

Opening Panel Participants
Nina Dini on behalf of the Baha’i Community
Mary Johnson on behalf of the Muslim Community
Amy Katz on behalf of the Jewish Community

Small Group Conversations
Opportunities to take home lessons & ideas
for your own life experience

Weʼll feed your soul! Weʼll also feed you lunch!

Please RSVP to The Deanʼs Office (at the Cathedral)
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
Endangered Species Day
May 17, 2019
Creation Justice Ministries' Endangered Species Day Toolkit

Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions they can take to help protect them. Click "Read more" to get the toolkit.

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Social Justice Commission
Epidemic of gun violence touches Greenfield congregation
Vigil for Meaghan on May 15
A simple service with candlelight, music, and prayer to remember Meaghan and those affected by gun violence, and to stand together against gun violence.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 5pm
Saints James & Andrew
8 Church St, Greenfield, MA
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.
Resources & Workshops
Province 1 Free Webinar
Join Us May 21 to Discuss Youth Formation in Cultural...

Cultural humility and embracing diversity are key to living life to its fullest as we seek to Become Beloved Community through the Way of Love. is it realistic to think that young people can be taught these concepts? Come hear Linnae Peterson,...

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