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In The News


Innovative and ancient, the ministry of Clearstory Collective

Faith & Leadership

September 2013

In western Massachusetts, a network of ministries is drawing on ancient and modern traditions to attract young people who might not otherwise be interested in church.

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Cathedral in the Night (photo gallery)

Living Lutheran

February 14, 2013

In what they call the \”radical tradition of Jesus,\” Cathedral in the Night, a worshiping community that’s on track to becoming an ELCA congregation, welcomes all who show up to a \”community and a common meal.\”


'Cathedral in the Night' serves homeless, engages students

Episcopal News Service

February 28, 2012

The loss of her job in the medical records field more than two years ago cost Carol Hopkins her home and forced her to move. And although Hopkins, 60, still makes searching for a new job a daily task...


Bishop James Hazelwood

November 22, 2012

November, 5:00 p.m. on a sunday evening.  It's cold, but not yet winter freezing cold.  There is activity in downtown Northhampton, MA as several people set up for a meal and a worship service....


ECF Vital Practices

November 2013

Around a folding altar table – and in winter, by florescent “walls of light” – close to 100 worshippers gather outside First Churches in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts to celebrate God’s abundance...

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