• Reckoning with the Coming of Jesus

    By Brayton Shanley- The first Sunday of Advent’s gospel from Luke reads “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and upon the earth distress of nations in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and waves. People fainting with fear, with foreboding of what is coming upon the world.” (Lk […]

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  • Solar is Agape’s Sole Power

    As of June 2018, both of the houses and the electric car at Agape run solely on solar power. In 1999, Agape began its commitment to solar energy when the community built the Straw Bale House with five solar panels, providing a fraction of that house’s energy demands. In 2011, the community upgraded to a four kilowatt […]

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  • A Vital Conversation: Integrating Ecology, Justice and Peace On Agape’s 32nd Anniversary – by Suzanne Belote Shanley

    At first we thought only of disaster for our annual St. Francis Day event as forecast after forecast of steady rain, forced us to set up three huge tents for people and food on the dark and overcast St. Francis Day, October, 2014. The rain held off only intermittently. It was freezing cold. We brought […]

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  • Leaving Agape – Returning to Haiti

    By Nancy James – Steve and I had been invited to speak about the work in Haiti, at a gathering of Massachusetts Baptist Churches in Leominster during the month of October and took advantage of the opportunity to be a part of the Agape Community life. It was wonderful to be a part of the […]

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