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Fellows CollageFor years now, sage voices have asked the Boston Fellows program to serve a broader audience than the just-graduating-from-college, and to serve churches across denominational lines.

So now it’s time.

After much prayer – working with the Mockler Center for Faith and Ethics in the Workplace at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics, and participating churches – our Board of Advisors is developing a new program model. It’s for…anyone, really, but especially for professionals still at the beginning of their working lives; and able to commit to some serious time to being equipped.

The benefits anticipated are: more Fellows, who are more settled in Boston, and with more work experience for application; more time for me to concentrate on the heart of the program (rather than on jobs and housing); more churches and a more church-centered program. (more…)

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“Honoring Our Greatest Generation”
By The Rev’d Shanon W. Cotta

As we approach Veterans Day, I wanted to share a brief reflection on World War II veterans at the Togus Anglican Chapel in Maine. At least sixteen million veterans in the United States served in WWII, the Veterans Administration estimates only about 1 million veterans remain as symbols of the love of country and honor.

It is an unbelievable privilege and blessing to serve our elderly veteran population at Togus Anglican Chapel. The ministry serves a nondenominational Protestant community and many have never received the Eucharist. Some veterans are deeply moved when receiving communion. Sadly, I have noticed that our beloved elderly population, specifically the WWII and Korean War Veterans, have only a short time with us before they pass.

“Departing Heroes”: Some of the veterans of Togus Anglican Chapel depart after the Eucharist service in Augusta, Maine. One veteran in the photo served on the USS Nevada in Pearl Harbor during World War II.

“Departing Heroes”: Some of the veterans of Togus Anglican Chapel depart after the Eucharist service in Augusta, Maine. One veteran in the photo served on the USS Nevada in Pearl Harbor during World War II.

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