Save the date, prepare to thrive!

2016 Best Practices Conference April 30, 2016 Procter Center Who are you? Who are you called to be? What does it take to become a connected, thriving congregation serving your community? In addition to di...

Election and voting results

BUDGET COMMITTEE, CLASS OF 2018 The Rev. David Getreu, Patrick Hreachmack and Gary Loveday elected by acclamation DIOCESAN COUNCIL – CLERGY, CLASS OF 2018 289 votes cast; 16 abstain; Needed to elect = 137 ...

Take a new look at an old tradition

Sometimes a new look at an old tradition can hit a nerve and get some attention Innovation is often confused with invention. And that is a good thing for a faith community that has been around for a few thousa...

Staff announcement

Welcome to Ann Sabo, who has joined the diocesan staff as executive assistant to Bishop Thomas E. Breidenthal. Ann will also provide administrative assistance to the Canons. Ann has enjoyed a long career in th...

Practicing a mission strategy of presence

The Rev. Tom Brackett has a word for the Diocese of Western Massachusetts’ urban missioner in the South Main section of Worcester: “numble.” The Rev. Meredyth Wessman Ward entertains a young boy in a waitin...

Refresh Your Soul Conference

Episcopal Retirement Homes’ Parish Health Ministry will host its annual inspirational and educational Refresh Your Soul Conference and Fundraiser on Friday, March 4, 2016.  The theme this year will focus on...

Welcome to Connections 2.0

As most of you know, the Interchange became Connections in February 2014. Now in 2016, we welcome you to Connections 2.0. Each issue of Connections will now be dedicated to a theme. There will be book reviews, ...

Traditioned innovation

Christian leaders need not choose between tradition and innovation. A way of thinking that holds the two in tension is crucial to the ongoing vitality and growth of our institutions. The church is stuck in a w...