January 22, 2020

5:30-8:00 p.m.

Temple Israel

27 Pierce St.

Greenfield, MA 01301


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Potluck supper & interfaith forum Margaret will be the keynote speaker at this special event sponsored by Interfaith Council of Franklin County. Vegetarian potluck begins at 5:30 p.m. Program begins at 6:30 p.m. Join us for a lively evening as we reflect on our spiritual and moral call to reconnect with the natural world and with each other. Together we can be agents of healing and justice.

January 25, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All Saints Episcopal Church

7 Woodbridge St.

South Hadley, MA 01075-1117


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All-Day Retreat Let’s start the year with resolve, prayer, and moral clarity! Please join me at a special retreat on Saturday, January 25, “Bending toward Justice: A Day of Prayer and Discernment,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at All Saints Church, South Hadley. Sponsored by the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, the retreat will feature a Eucharist with preacher Bishop Doug Fisher, a keynote address on spirituality and social justice by Arrington Chambliss (Executive Director of Episcopal City Mission, based in Boston), and an opportunity for us to break into interest groups around one of four topics: gun safety, immigration, racial reconciliation (Beloved Community), and Creation care. I will convene the group on Creation care, and I’d love to see you there. Although this retreat is aimed primarily for members of our diocese, everyone interested is welcome. For a complete schedule and to register, please visit here. If you register by January 19, the cost – including lunch – is only $10. After that, it’s $15 – still a bargain!

February 2, 2020

10:30 a.m.

United Congregational Church, UCC

6 Institute Road

Worcester, MA 01609

(508) 752-3785


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Preaching & worship Margaret will preach at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship service at United Congregational Church, UCC, in Worcester, MA. The congregation, located in the heart of Worcester, Massachusetts, is diverse, with members coming from many different cultural backgrounds and faith perspectives. United became one of the first Open and Affirming Congregations in the country and welcomes everyone. Please join us for worship at 10:30 a.m. at 6 Institute Road at the Worcester Area Mission Society (WAMS, UCC) building in Merriman Chapel, which is handicapped accessible.

Preaching and worship

February 23, 2020

7:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church

2331 East Adams St.

Tucson, AZ 85719



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Margaret will preach at the 7:45 a.m. (Rite II) and 10:00 a.m. (Rite II or an authorized rite) services of Holy Communion at Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Tucson, Arizona.  It is in this church that I have experienced some of the most creative, progressive, and uplifting liturgies I have ever known. 

Please join us, if you are anywhere nearby!

February 23, 2020

7:45 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church

2331 East Adams St.

Tucson, AZ 85719



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Preaching & worship Margaret returns to Tucson, Arizona, to preach at one of her favorite congregations -- Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church -- at 7:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.  The worship service is bound to be lively, incorporating elements from many traditions.  Please join us!

Conference Please join me at EcoAmerica's 9th annual American Climate Leadership Summit (ACLS 2020), which will be held March 25-26 in Washington, DC.  For initial information and to register, visit here.  Details to follow!

April 29, 2020 to May 1, 2020

Christ Church Cathedral

131 Monument Circle

Indianapolis, IN


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2020 GEMN Global Mission Conference in Indianapolis

Please consider joining Margaret in Indianapolis for this timely conference.  Margaret will lead two workshops. From the press release: Are you passionate about global mission? Do you want to get involved in mission but don’t know where to start? Are you an experienced mission leader, but want to take your global mission engagement to the next level? This is your conference!

The Global Episcopal Mission Network will hold its 2020 Global Mission Conference April 29 to May 1 at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis. The theme, “Earthkeeping: Creation Care in Global Mission,” focuses on care of creation, the environment, and its impacts on our global mission partners, including issues of social justice, displacement, water access and poverty.

The conference will emphasize the role of connecting around creation care in global mission, both spiritually and practically. Keynote speakers will focus on the theology of creation care, as well as the many opportunities for mission partnerships that address environmental issues, eco-justice and sustainability. In addition, presentations and displays will highlight active indigenous and global environmental ministries.

• Attend keynotes by the Rt. Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, oceanographer and former Presiding Bishop; the Rev. Dr. Rachel Mash, Environmental Coordinator of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and Green Anglicans; the Rev. Leon Sampson of Navajoland; and the Rt. Rev. Orlando Gomez, Bishop of Costa Rica.

• Participate in mission workshops that will give you practical tools to bring back to your diocese, congregation or mission organization, including the development of environmental partnerships, healthy short-term mission trips, leadership and fundraising, applying Asset-Based Community Development tools in your ministry, developing and maintaining mission relationships, discerning a call as a missionary, mission spiritual formation, and mission best practices.

For more information, or to register, visit us at www.gemn.org.

The Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEMN) equips the Episcopal Church for global mission through hosting engaging conferences, providing quality education, and networking mission enthusiasts within the wider church. Consider becoming an individual, organizational, parish, seminary or diocesan member to support the work of mobilizing the Episcopal Church for mission.

June 8, 2020 to June 8, 2020

Wilderness Edge Conference Center

Pinawa, Manitoba, CANADA

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Anglican/Lutheran clergy conference/retreat in Manitoba Margaret will lead the annual Anglican/Lutheran Residential Study Conference, hosted by Diocese of Rupert’s Land and Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario Synod.  The conference,"Spiritual resilience and leadership in a time of climate crisis," will be held at Wilderness Edge Conference Center, Pinawa, Manitoba, Canada.

Chaplain of the Week: “Faith to Save the Earth,” Chautauqua Institution

June 27, 2020 to July 4, 2020

Chautauqua Institution

One Ames Ave.

Chautauqua, N.Y. 14722



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Margaret will serve as Chaplain of the Week for the first week of the summer program of Chautauqua Institution, preaching on Sunday morning, June 27, at 10:45 a.m., speaking at the 5:00 p.m. Sunday night Vespers service, and preaching at the 9:15 a.m. service every weekday morning.   Climate Change: Prioritizing Our Global and Local Response How we talk about climate change is rapidly shifting. But amid the ongoing political debates, how are we — and should we be — responding?   What does prioritizing a response to climate change mean, and how do we collectively determine the overall benefits and costs of such investments? How do we balance proactive work aimed at reversing climate change with strategies for adapting to the realities of its worst effects? We examine case studies of solutions being sought at a global and local scale, from the work of small U.S. towns to foreign countries, and from corporate investments to military strategies.   Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Faith to Save the Earth Climate change is often called a scientific or political issue, but is there an imperative that comes from a position of faith? In this week, we explore what role various faith traditions play in response to the care of the earth and how those different world views might be harnessed to prioritize our global and local response.   For complete information, visit the Chautauqua Institution Website here.   __________________________________________________________________________________________________   Are you new to Chautauqua Institution?  Here is a description:   Chautauqua Institution is the famous and esteemed 145 year old institution located on our lovely Lake Chautauqua in western New York.  It is an ecumenical and interfaith community founded in 1874, whose mission it remains to promote the development of the best in human culture and values through the presentation of programming of excellence during our nine week summer Season in the areas of our four pillars:  Arts, Education, Religion, and Recreation.  It was at Chautauqua that a dynamic interdisciplinary approach to life-long learning was first given shape and meaning in our country, and throughout its illustrious history Chautauqua has drawn together well over twenty million life-long learners to engage in meaningful exchange of ideas on the important issues of the day.  It is at Chautauqua also that nine U.S. presidents have spoken, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, who delivered his "I Hate War" speech from our Amphitheater stage in 1936.  It is at Chautauqua that the most significant voices over the decades have spoken on matters that have shaped our world.  Chautauqua Institution thus offers one of the oldest and most prestigious lecture platforms in American history.  As President James Garfield said when he addressed the Assembly in 1880, "It has been the struggle of the world to get more leisure, but it was left for Chautauqua to show how to use it."  And as the great historian, David McCullough, said, “There is no place like Chautauqua, not anywhere else in the country, or anywhere in the world…”