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A refugee family from Afghanistan designated for resettlement in Dartmouth has yet to arrive, but already has a friend in Martin Costa, a member of St. Peter’s Church and that parish’s designated point person for organizing some support.

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At St. Paul's Church in Newburyport, preparing the way this Advent means just that. The parish has spent the early days of December getting ready to become the temporary home for an Afghan family of nine who arrived this week, to be followed by a second family of 13 expected in coming days.

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Courtesy photo New Advent paraments at St. Paul's Church in Dedham feature stars of silver and gold thread and crystals symbolizing "hope in God's glimmering parament of the night sky." The night sky and its heralding signs in…
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What was formerly a blank brick wall on the Fifth Street side of 472 Broadway in Chelsea is now a colorful procession through the community's history.  Just below the blue folds of the Salvadoran dancer Carmen Villalta's costume, we see the Rev. Edgar Gutierrez-Duarte, the vicar of St. Luke's-San Lucas Church.  He's wearing his COVID mask and helping other members of the community distribute food to hungry neighbors.  They're among those brought together in "Chelsea Resilient: Call and Response Through the Ages," a new 80-foot mural by David Fichter that traces Chelsea's history across four centuries.

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St. Paul’s Church in Hopkinton and St. Stephen’s Church in Westborough welcomed the Rev. Mary Rosendale as their shared priest-in-charge as of Sept. 1—an unusual arrangement because it brings together churches from two dioceses.  St. Stephen’s, Westborough, where Rosendale had been serving as an interim priest, is about five miles from St. Paul’s and part of the neighboring Diocese of Western Massachusetts.

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The Church of Our Savior in Arlington is one of the five national winners of the Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) 2021 "Cool Congregations Challenge"--receiving the Energy Saver Award for replacing the rectory’s old oil furnace with new heat pumps, annually saving 15 tons of carbon dioxide and $1,700…
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Plans are emerging to create a community vegetable garden on property owned by St. John's Church in Saugus, after the Rev. John Beach, priest-in-charge at St. John’s, met with local resident and agricultural expert, Laura Eisner. …
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The Church of the Messiah, the oldest Episcopal parish on Cape Cod, has successfully raised more than $2.7 million during its capital campaign to transform its First Church structure, built in 1852, into a new, modern and welcoming Parish and Community Center, the church announced in an April 12…
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While many visitors to Trinity Church in Topsfield may notice the set of striking bronze sculptures on the grounds of the church depicting Christ and three apostles in the Garden of Gethsemane,  fewer people have known or understood much about the history of the sculptures or their sculptor until Meg Black, a member of Trinity Church and an art history professor, spent years researching them.

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In spring seasons past at Grace Church in Newton, it wouldn’t be unusual to see members of the congregation outdoors tending to the gardens of the church on family work days or on special Sundays when the church school would go out to help in the gardens under the watchful eyes of the church’s…