November 2017 Parish News

You can read the November Parish Newsletter here.
PARISH NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS 
  • The Milton Interfaith Clergy Association will be hosting the annual Thanks-for-Giving service in celebration of all the volunteers who gave back to their community this year. The service will take place on Sunday, November 19th at 4pm at St. Elizabeth’s Parish. The volunteer of the year from Church of Our Saviour is Jackson Humphreys. Congratulations, Jackson! Thank you for all you do for our community!
  • The Celebration of Stewardship will be help during worship on Sunday, November 19th. Join us in the celebration and hear Ann Hunt and Laurie Ozelius share their story!
COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS TOWARDS RACIAL JUSTICE NEWS
  • The next Courageous Conversations event will be held on Wednesday, November 15th at First Congregational Church on 495 Canton Ave. This month’s conversation will feature facilitated discussion of race, injustice, and the wealth gap. All are welcome!
  • Some Courageous Conversations participants have been part of an ongoing series of conversations between Mattapan and Milton residents that has addressed issues of racism and inequity in the work of constructing a shared bike path along the Neponset River. These conversations, co-convened by Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition and the Mission Institute, are inspiring efforts to build more equitable, respectful relationships among these communities who share the Neponset River as a border, and a commitment to identify and engage the structural racism that diminishes the capacity for all to thrive. The next meet-up will be held on Monday, November 13th from 7-9pm at 535 River St. in Mattapan.  
DIOCESAN NEWS
  • The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts will hold its annual Diocesan Convention this Saturday, November 4th at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul. Convention is an annual gathering of all the churches and communities in eastern Massachusetts. This year, the Diocese will be voting on amendments to the Diocesan Constitution and Canons related to the role and structure of the Diocesan Youth Council, a resolution to fight climate change, and a resolution to encourage the formation of a network of Congregations and individuals engaged in Elder Ministry. More information and a live webcast of the proceedings can be found here.
  • Save the Date: March 15-17, 2018 “Evangelism Matters” Conference 
  • Diocesan Youth Mission Trip: Building on the success of recent youth mission trips to Las Fronteras, the borderlands of Arizona and Sonora, Mexico, the Office of Youth Ministry is now offering the experience to a broader range of young people in 2018. The new program, open to current 9th and 10th graders, will include several mandatory organizational meetings ahead of the trip along with meetings after the trip to connect the new understandings gained with activities ongoing around the diocese. The focus of the program will be helping young people put their faith into action. Details and the online application are now available here. Applications are due Dec. 28. Space is limited.