By Richard Price | on February 23, 2017 Two Episcopal churches, Saint Andrew’s in North Grafton and Saint John’s in Sutton, seeking creative solutions to grow their congregation in a modern world, have decided to join hands in their spiritual journeys. Sitting in an office at Saint Andrew’s, Reverend Laura B. Goodwin and Reverend Lisa […]
“The answer is no.” Sarno rejecting call to limit police cooperation with ICE Want mayor to sign executive order they say will support immigrants By Anthony FayPublished: February 2, 2017, 12:00 pm Updated: February 2, 2017, 1:54 pm SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno has rejected a call from a group of religious […]
Lead by the Rev. Laura Everett and the Massachusetts Council of Churches, faith leaders have joined their voices to advocate for refugees and immigrants. Prompted by the Executive Order issued on January 27, the signatories reject banning refugees based on country of origin or religion. Public witness to this rejection was given at St. Paul’s […]
Episcopal Church bishops in New England and Atlanta are rallying football fans in their dioceses–and beyond–to join in a charitable contest this week to see how much money they can raise for Episcopal Relief & Development by game time on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, when the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will […]
By the Rev. CATHERINE MUNZ Wednesday, January 18, 2017 This is not going to be a typical sermon — more like a conversation-starter about the inauguration of the president-elect, the place of Washington’s National Cathedral in our nation’s life, and especially about prayer. Emotions in our country are running high. Some people are elated by […]
By ANDY CASTILLO Recorder Staff Thursday, January 12, 2017 GREENFIELD — Building Bridges’ inaugural meal for local military veterans Thursday was a success, featuring a hot meal and presentations by local community leaders. Around noon, about a dozen vets gathered in the Elks Lodge to enjoy a free lunch of chicken cordon bleu, fresh cookies, […]
By ANDY CASTILLO Recorder Staff Tuesday, January 10, 2017 GREENFIELD — Local veterans will soon have a place to go every week for a hot meal. Starting this Thursday, Building Bridges, an organization sponsored by The Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, will host a luncheon every week at noon in the Elks lodge on Church […]
Jan. 6, 2017 | Chris Goudreau firstname.lastname@example.org WILBRAHAM – The congregations of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany and Christ the King Lutheran Church will officially join together to become one in the near future. Rev. Nathaniel Anderson, priest-in-charge for the Episcopal Church and pastor of Christ the King, told Reminder Publications for the past […]
A Christmas Message from Bishop Fisher Christmas is complicated. Christmas is complicated because we attach so much to it. It is like the Christmas tree in the Fisher family. Sure, we have angels and religious ornaments. But we also have an ornament from every place we have ever gone on vacation – Saranac Lake, Wisconsin, […]
By Hayley CrombleholmePublished: December 20, 2016, 6:10 pm Updated: December 20, 2016, 6:37 pm SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A church in Springfield held a special service Tuesday, in remembrance of the homeless who have lost their lives this year. The service at Christ Church Cathedral was part of a nationwide effort to bring awareness to […]
Bishops concerned about Scott Pruitt’s history By Anthony FayPublished: December 12, 2016, 12:32 pm Updated: December 12, 2016, 12:41 pm SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Episcopal bishops of Massachusetts are coming out in opposition to President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Bishop of Western Massachusetts Douglas Fisher, along with four other […]
By Anne-Gerard Flynn | Special to The Republican Email the author | Follow on Twitter on December 12, 2016 at 12:45 PM, updated December 12, 2016 at 3:06 PM Stay connected to MassLive.com SPRINGFIELD – The state’s Episcopal bishops have issued a letter to President-elect Donald Trump opposing his selection of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott […]
December 12, 2016 [Springfield, Mass.]— The bishops of the Episcopal Church in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts today issued a letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump expressing their dismay at his choice of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. “The Episcopal Church stands strongly for the protection of the environment. We respect the facts […]
By Elizabeth Roman | email@example.com Follow on Twitter on December 05, 2016 at 6:21 PM, updated December 05, 2016 at 6:22 PM SPRINGFIELD — For Zyair Monroe, 6, the best part of moving to his new house will be playing in the yard and decorating his room with superhero characters, including his favorite, Black Widow. […]
By STEPHANIE MURRAY @StephMurr_Jour Saturday, November 19, 2016 EASTHAMPTON — A week and a half after racist and hateful graffiti was discovered on top of Mount Tom, faith leaders and concerned citizens gathered to cleanse the mountain with prayer. Some 40 people trudged up the mountain for a 30-minute interfaith ceremony. Members of the crowd […]
By Brian Steele | firstname.lastname@example.org Follow on Twitter on November 19, 2016 at 4:15 PM EASTHAMPTON – In response to hateful graffiti found on Mount Tom, nearly 50 people hiked up to the site on Saturday for an interfaith prayer and blessing service. Earlier this month, anti-Semitic phrases and racial slurs were spray-painted on […]
By Mary Serreze | Special to The Republican Follow on Twitter on November 14, 2016 at 5:04 PM EASTHAMPTON — The discovery last week of racist and anti-Semitic graffiti on Mount Tom inspired a strong community response, with volunteers hiking in over the weekend to remove the hateful words by hand. Now the Episcopal Diocese […]
For people of faith, the greater reality is God’s love. Our congregations have provided the space and silence for intense prayer leading up to this election. Today we are waking to a new reality as a nation with a new President-elect. Now, our congregations must be places where political opponents can worship together in peace. […]
November 9, 2016 Hello. We’re filming this on Election Day before the results of the Presidential and other elections are in. But there’s some thoughts I wanted to share with you, and a prayer I’d like to offer. Twenty-five years ago Robert Fulghum published a book, All I Needed to Know I Learned in […]
NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – As the hours wind down on Election Day, people have turned to prayers. Vigils were held across western Massachusetts on Tuesday for people who wanted to pray for the country, and for the outcome of this election. As the clock ticks, some people wanted to take a step back, take […]
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