In this post-resurrection season, we invite you to bear witness to the oneness of Christ's church at the following events:

  • Join us on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM for the 102nd Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide.  This year, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston will host the service, co-sponsored with the Massachusetts Council of Churches, of which the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston and the Armenian Church in America are both members.  More details are in the flyer below.
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  • The deadline to apply to attend Training Sessions to Become a Spiritual Caregiver is Monday, April 24!  Immigration Detention visitors are needed in Plymouth.  We invite you to prayerfully consider whether God might be calling you to this ministry with detained Immigrants in Plymouth!  More information below.  

Friends, we are so grateful for the witness of life and love you provide in such a diversity of ways. We rejoiced wtih "youngish-clergyish" pastors and church leaders who made it through to this season of resurrection on Monday.   We hope to connect with you soon--at one of the events we mention above, at Rev. Laura's book launch party this Friday, or at one of the upcoming events listed in our "Save the Date" section.  

With resurrection joy,
Rev. Laura

 
 
 
 
In This Issue

Letter from Rev. Laura​​​​​​​

April 21 

April 22
Armenian Genocide Commemoration

Mondays in May
*Deadline April 24!


 
 
 
 
 

Friday, April 21
6:00-9:00 PM
1250 Massachusetts Ave, Dorchester, MA 

You are invited to join in celebrating the release of Rev. Laura's book, "Holy Spokes: The Search for Urban Spirituality on Two Wheels"!  More details on facebook.
 
 
 
 
 

May 6: BostonServe
Sponsored by Unite Boston, Boston Serve is a day for churches around the city to serve their neighborhoods as a visible sign of Jesus' love for Boston.  If you want to add a service project, you can do so at their website!

May 14: Mother's Day Walk for Peace
Walk together for more peaceful communities.  More information at mothersdaywalk4peace.org.  

June 18: Coptic Church Music Concert​​​​​​​
Featuring church music in Coptic, English, and Arabic, this concert by an Egyptian Choir will be held at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Ma. Tickets are $30 per person for this opportunity to show ecumenical solidarity to our Coptic brothers and sisters!  More on this flyer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Training sessions for Spiritual Care Givers, Mondays in May 2017

The Massachusetts Council of Churches hears the desire of many Christians across the Commonwealth to offer meaningful gestures and helpful actions to people being detained. And so, we’ve partnered with Refugee Immigration Ministries to provide meaningful opportunities for service that meet a real need.

Who should volunteer?  Adult lay leaders and clergy willing to visit detention center in Plymouth, MA once a month. A second language is helpful, but not required. 

Register online here:  https://goo.gl/forms/ifDNmhfKLR8PysEm1 by April 24, 2017.

When & where will we be trained?  4 Monday evenings in May 2017, hosted by Church of the Pilgrimage, 8 Town Square, Plymouth, MA.

For more information, download the flyer.
 
 
 
 
 

The Massachusetts Council of Churches relies on donors like you to join us in making the Vibrant Church Visible! During our Advent appeal, we got a strong start to our campaign to identify 153 new monthly donors, tripling the number of monthly donors we had before!  But we still have work to do.  Please join us with your monthly gift of $11.15!
 
 
 
 

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