A Special Evening of Events in Boston with Mr. Giovanni Anbar, Director of The Episcopal Technological & Vocational Training Center, Ramallah, Palestine
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Reception & Presentation
6:00 - 7:15 pm
Cathedral Church of St. Paul
Lower Sproat Hall
138 Tremont St, Boston, MA
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Union Club, 8 Park St, Boston, MA
$100/person (includes a donation to ETVTC)
(The Union Club is 2 blocks from the Cathedral)
RSVP to email@example.com or 203-655-3575
Dinner & Donation payments online
or by mail
25 Old Kings Highway, Suite13
Darien, CT 06820
All are welcome to attend one or both events. Please indicate which event(s) you plan to attend when you RSVP
Debby Irving, a racial justice educator and author of Waking up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race from right next door in Winchester, presents this workshop that looks at why, for white people, being part of the “normal” race can interfere with our understanding of racism.
SOUTH CHURCH in ANDOVER
41 Central Street, Andover, MA 01810
Partnering with God:
From the theological to the practical implications
of answering God’s call to mission.
Ground your missional relationship in God’s Mission.
Hear and share stories of answering God’s call, and of including God in your mission relationship.
Learn and share in best practices on the ground.
Learn ways to invite others to join your partnership, spreading the “Good News” happening in the world.
2018 summit is organized by the Jubilee Global Mission Committee and the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM EDT
CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. PAUL
138 TREMONT ST.
BOSTON, MA 02111
Assisting new Americans and providing sanctuary have become major topics for many parishes in the wake of escalating federal government deportations. Join us for a discussion with Bishops Ian Douglas (CT), Nicholas Knisely (RI), and Tom Ely (CT) as we discuss of the state of immigration policies and diocesan responses in Province 1.
Chris George, the Director of Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS)(http://www.irisct.org), will provide context for our discussion. He has worked in international development, human rights, and refugee assistance for more than 30 years.
James McKim, Province 1 Representative to the Episcopal Church Executive Council's Antiracism Committee and its Chairperson and The Rev. Karen Brown Montagno, Chair of the Province 1 Task Force on Multicultural Awareness and Cultural Competency will facilitate the conversation.
This web conference is part of a monthly series hosted by Province I's Cultural Competency and Multicultural Awareness Task Force. The series is designed to raise awareness, provide resources, and offer hopeful approaches for talking across difference and celebrating diversity.
Previous conversations are recorded for continued access and can be found on the province I website at https://www.province1.org/exploring-diversity-videos.
(Webinar instructions will be sent to registrants)
Legal Clinic Hosted by the MetroWest Mission Hub and the Consulate General of Brazil
Monday, March 26, from 6:30-8:30pm at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 83 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA, 01752
Lawyers from the Consulate General will present about current immigration issues and answer questions about specific cases. The event will be in Portuguese.
Free parking is available and light refreshments will be provided. There is no need to pre-register. For additional questions, please respond to this email or contact Raquel Riberti-Bill at (413) 636-9245.
The Snow Flower Festival (Féria Nieves Flores) Committee cordially invites you to participate in a celebration of life that thrives in harsh conditions. Saturday, March 10th, at the Paris St Art Gallery in Everett, Ma., prepare to be transported through time and space to experience the art, culture, and history of an Island that has recently been affected by a series of natural disasters including the direct impact of category 5 Hurricane Maria.
Our Festival is sponsored by Down The Road Beer Co. of Everett, Ma., who have recently released a limited edition Gosé created with Mango, Guava and local sea salt from Puerto Rico. 100% of proceeds from the Colibrí Gosé will go to Hurricane Relief Efforts, and 100% of donations from this event will assist Massachusetts families displaced by Hurricane Maria.
Please refer to the materials included with this invitation to see how you can participate in this extraordinary event that draws on businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals that are concerned with the plight of their neighbors to relieve pressures of recovering from natural disasters. Please plan to attend with an enthusiasm for all forms of artistic expression, an empty stomach and your dancing shoes (Bomba Dresses are also suggested but will be provided if you do not have one or are not familiar with a Bomba Dress).
Please contact Daniel McKenzie with any suggestions, questions or concerns,
Dra. Darlene Flores Fontanez, DC
617 406 8247
St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket has a companionship relationship with the Episcopal Church of Cuba and Iglesia de San Juan Evangelista in Vertientes. They are planning a trip to the island in March, and they’re inviting others from the diocese to join them! Here’s what you need to know:
· Trip dates: March 10 – 17, 2018
· Deadline to join the trip: December 1
· Passport must be valid through August 2018
· Non-refundable $125 deposit for visa due by December 1
Lucy Bixby, firstname.lastname@example.org, 508-257-6672 (home), 508-332-2855 (cell)
This will be a wonderful pilgrimage opportunity, offering the chance to connect both to our Episcopal neighbors in Cuba and to people from different congregations in our own diocese. If you’re interested or have further questions, contact Lucy Bixby of St. Paul’s at the email above as soon as possible.
The last Sunday before Lent (Sunday, Feb 11th) has been designated as World Mission Sunday in the Episcopal Church and around the world. This is our opportunity to celebrate the gifts and transformation that mission engagement is bringing to our church; to encourage those who are already exploring global mission through their diocese, church, organization or as missionaries in the field; and to envision new opportunities to be transformed through partnering with God in mission.
Here are 7 ways that you can celebrate mission this year!
1) Use a Special Liturgy for World Mission Sunday
Use this liturgy designed for World Mission Sunday and global mission-related services. Download the PDF here.
2) Do A Global Mission Book Study
Here are two great books that we recommend, to get you started. Check our Book Study Page for more information and to order books directly from our website.
3) Adopt A Missionary
The Episcopal Church has many active missionaries serving in countries around the world. They can always use our prayers and encouragement. Check their blogs, write them emails, pray for their health and discernment. Visit our Adopt-a-Missionarypage for more information on ways to support our missionaries in the field.
4) Take Advantage of a 2018 Mission Opportunity
Register Today for our Upcoming Conference
5) Look Into the Young Adult Service Corps or the Episcopal Volunteers in Mission Program
If you are 21 to 30 years old (or know someone who is) be sure to check the Young Adult Service Corps page. Older than 30? See the Episcopal Volunteers in Mission page for more information.
6) Watch An Inspirational Global Mission Video
7) Develop A Global Mission Partnership
Refugee Immigration Ministry Metro North Cluster
Please join us on Friday February 9, 2018 at First Congregational Church, 121 West Foster Street, Melrose, MA
Time: 7:30-9:00 P.M.
On February 9th, eminent Russian artist Alexander Volkov and musician Heidi Breyer will collaborate in a unique performance of his art work and her violin and piano pieces. The net proceeds of this debut performance of Heidi's new album "Moonlight in Empty Rooms," will benefit the Refugee Immigration Ministry- Metro North Cluster. Ticket prices are $25 for adults and $15 for children under 18.
“Mission, Ministry, and Advocacy: The Episcopal Church & the Middle East” is the topic of a January 25 webinar.
Hosted by the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations, the free one-hour webinar is designed to be an informative online conversation on connections of ministry and relationship between the Episcopal Church and the entire Middle East.
The Office of Government Relations offers subject specific webinars on a periodic basis to help educate Episcopalians in preparation for advocacy. Previous webinars have focused on issues of immigration and refugee resettlement.
January 25 webinar
The January 25 webinar will be held 2 pm – 3 pm Eastern/1 pm – 2 pm Central/noon – 1 pm Mountain/11 am – noon Pacific/10 am – 11 am Alaska/9 am – 10 am Hawaii. Registration is available here.https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1504907450443365634
Pre-registration is advised.
Speakers will be the Rev. Canon Robert D. Edmunds, Episcopal Church Middle East Partnership Officer, and the Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Executive Director of Churches for Middle East Peace. Facilitator will be the Rev. Margaret Rose, Episcopal Church Ecumenical and Interreligious Deputy to the Presiding Bishop.
Four primary topics will be addressed:
- The Diocese of Jerusalem: Mission and ministries including collaboration with the Episcopal Church.
- Palestine and Israel: From 40 years of the Episcopal Church’s official response to advocacy today.
- The larger Middle East: The Province outside of Jerusalem, refugee issues, and advocacy
- Ecumenical and Interreligious Collaboration: Our work and the work of partner Churches and faith groups.
For more information, contact Alan Yarborough, Communications Coordinator and Office Manager, email@example.com.
Office of Government Relations
The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations (OGR) represents the priorities of the Episcopal Church to the policy community in Washington, D.C. Through engaging Congress, the Administration, and U.S. government departments and agencies, the Office of Government Relations aims to shape and influence policy on critical issues, highlighting the voices and experiences of Episcopalians and Anglicans globally. Advocacy priorities of the Office of Government Relations include refugees and immigration, environmental stewardship, and international development and conflict. Through the Episcopal Public Policy Network, the Office of Government Relations strives to equip Episcopalians to become advocates themselves on these critical issues.
On the web:
January 25 webinar discusses Episcopal Church and the Middle East
Dinner and Auction
*Snow date Sunday, January 21
The Parish of the Epiphany
70 Church Street, Winchester, MA
Proceeds support the Parish of the Epiphany’s Medical Mission to Leogane, Haiti
$40 per person
Buy tickets on-line at http://www.mobilemissionhaiti.org/
Tickets may also be bought in the church office or at the door. Make checks payable to Parish of the Epiphany with “Haiti Medical Mission” in the memo line.
The Parish of the Epiphany
70 Church Street
Winchester, MA 01890