addictionSpirituality and Addiction Events

The Massachusetts Council of Churches is working together with Rev. Janice Ford, RN, MS, CMS to coordinate workshops around the Commonwealth to train clergy and church leaders about how to recognize and address addiction in their congregations and communities.

For more information, download our Host Information Sheet or contact Meagan.

Media Training for Pastors

Media Training for Pastors

Mar 23, 2:00pm - Mar 23, 2:30pm

United Parish of Auburndale
64 Hancock St
Auburndale, MA  02466 Map

We've been overwhelmed with requests from pastors wanting to understand how to best work with the media--so we're hosting a training. Learn from a PR professional about how to get your point across, represent your church accurately, and pitch newsworthy stories.... See MoreSee Less

Ecumenical Pilgrimage to the Melkite Greek Catholic Church

Ecumenical Pilgrimage to the Melkite Greek Catholic Church

Apr 7, 6:00pm - Apr 7, 8:00pm

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Melkite Greek Catholic Church - Worcester, MA
256 Hamilton St
Worcester, MA  01604 Map

Join the "Ecumenical Pilgrimage to Vespers of St. Lazarus in the Melkite Tradition” on Friday April 7 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Melkite Greek Catholic Church - Worcester, MA in Worcester. We’ll attend the vespers liturgy, and the meal after, where Rev. Laura will be the guest speaker. The Vespers of St. Lazarus begin the transition from Great Lent into Holy Week. Please RSVP!... See MoreSee Less

Ecumenical Pilgrimage to Holy Tuesday in the Episcopal Tradition

Ecumenical Pilgrimage to Holy Tuesday in the Episcopal Tradition

Apr 11, 11:00am - Apr 11, 1:00pm

St. Paul's Cathedral, Boston
138 Tremont St
Boston, MA  02111 Map

This Episcopal service of Holy Eucharist includes the blessing of holy oils and renewal of vows for clergy. Bishop Alan M. Gates will preach

Meet Rev. Laura 15 mins before the start time near the back of the church--there will be a reserved section for our ecumenical delegation!

A luncheon will follow ($10 per person, open to all).

For lunch reservations call 617-482-4826, ext. 221 or e-mail [email protected]
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Ecumenical Pilgrimage to Holy Tuesday in the Episcopal Tradition

Ecumenical Pilgrimage to Holy Tuesday in the Episcopal Tradition

Apr 11, 11:00am - Apr 11, 1:00pm

Christ Church Cathedral (Springfield, MA)
35 Chestnut St
Springfield, MA  01103 Map

Ministers from all traditions, join Bishop Fisher and the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts for their Renewal of Vows Service. This Episcopal service of Holy Eucharist includes the blessing of holy oils and renewal of vows for clergy.

Meet Rev. Daryl 15 mins before the start time near the back of the church--there will be a reserved section for our ecumenical delegation!

A casual lunch will follow

For lunch reservations e-mail [email protected]
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Youngish, Clergyish* Post-Easter Brunch!

Youngish, Clergyish* Post-Easter Brunch!

Apr 17, 12:00pm - Apr 17, 2:00pm

43 Hickory Dr. Worcester MA 01609

Join other Youngish Clergyish* types from across Massachusetts for Post-Easter recovery brunch on Easter Monday! Stop by Dave and Kendy's any time between 12-3 for some brunch--KIDS welcome, SWEATPANTS welcome. Very welcome.

In the tradition of this event, portable musical instruments are also welcomed!

Seriously, just drag yourself out of bed and we'll provide food, fellowship and fun. Please feel free to invite other colleagues.

* we consider both "youngish" and "clergyish" to be expansive categories, open to self-definition. Our aim is to connect up those who serve the Church in some way and celebrate surviving Holy Week! Brunch is open to any and all who want to bask in the post-Easter glow with over the fellowship of baked goods.
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