July 20, 2021
Reviving Our Spirits, Resting in God
Union of Black Episcopalians Invites All
to Online Churchwide Revival
Union of Black Episcopalians invites all to 'outpouring...

Episcopal News Service] The 53rd annual conference of the Union of Black Episcopalians this year will include "a fresh wave of divine love, guidance and power," in the form of a good old-fashioned revival, and everyone's invited. The online...

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Retreats for All the Faithful
These online retreats are free and open to all. There is no registration required.
Each retreat takes place over five half-hour sessions throughout the weekend on the Trinity Retreat Center Facebook page at these times EDT:
Friday: 8pm | Saturday: 10am, 2pm, 8pm | Sunday: 4pm
REAL Retreat: Cultivating Respectful Relationships, Excellence, Authenticity, and Love
with Dr. Sandra Montes, Union Theological Seminary
Friday, July 23–Sunday, July 25

In these times marked by violence, uncertainty, fear, and solitude, let us take time to center ourselves around some of the best qualities Jesus taught us. We will explore why respectful relationships, excellence, authenticity, and love are important for our spiritual growth and how they can help us live in community.
Refuge and Resilience: An LGBTQ+ Retreat
with the Rev. Matt Welsch, Trinity Church Wall Street
Friday, August 6–Sunday, August 8

LGBTQ+ individuals and communities have a long history of carving out spaces of joyous, radical inclusion in the face of oppression. In this retreat, we’ll reflect on the idea of refuge and how we might draw on places of sanctuary to find strength and resilience in our unique, God-given identities.
Renewal For Clergy
Registration for Tending the Fire is now open.
Three Retreats. One Goal: A More Effective You!
Tending the Fire is a retreat series focused on understanding churches & organizations through the lens of Systems Theory. Human systems are complicated, and churches are no exception. At their best, they draw out excellence in their people. At their worst, they become stuck--undermining and sabotaging even the most well-designed plans for change. Tending the Fire helps clergy "think systems" in their congregations and their personal lives, so they can lead change that lasts.
Clergy who attend this retreat series have noted becoming better leaders: less worried, more engaged, and renewed in their call to ministry. They are better equipped to be able to:
·       Understand anxiety's effect on churches and individuals
·       Be a healthy, non-anxious leader
·       Manage complicated emotional relationships
·       Avoid overwork and “underwork”
·       Recognize and handle sabotage
·       Discover the “next right steps” for their churches and themselves.
This retreat series is designed and led by Rev. Barbara Lemmel. Rev. Lemmel is an ordained elder in the New England Conference of the UMC. She has served congregations in Vermont and upstate New York, facilitated conference re-structuring, and offers programming and spiritual guidance to churches and pastors. Barbara studied Family Systems Theory with the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center in Chicago and the Center for Pastoral Effectiveness in New Orleans. In 2003, she and Rev. Alan Delamater established Tending the Fire, a clergy leadership development process. Barbara continues to lead Tending the Fire retreats for clergy, laity and judicatory leadership in multiple denominations.
For more information and to register for Tending the Fire 2021-2022 go to www.togetherwethrivegrant.org/tending-the-fire. Registration is now open and space is limited.
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Young Adult Ministry Network
Young Adult Ministry Network (YAMN)

The Young Adult Ministry Network (YAMN) in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts is a collaboration of young adults 18-40 and those who minister with them in Western Massachusetts. We are a ministry of the Episcopal Church and seek to provide...

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Ministerio Hispano
Latino Ministries
Para conectar con las actividades de la Catedral mande un email a tcallard@cccspfld.org.

Para conectar con las actividades del Ministerio Hispano en Worcester visite el sitio web ministeriohispanoworcester.org o mande un email a jreyes@diocesewma.org.

Misa Dominical
  • La Catedral: 12:15pm por Facebook Live
  • Ministerio Hispano en Worcester: 12:00pm en nuestro sitio web ministeriohispanoworcester.org.
Oración Vespertina
  • La Catedral: Todos los martes y jueves a las 6pm por Facebook Live
  • Ministerio Hispano en Worcester: Todos los martes a las 6:30pm por WhatsApp.
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