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Moulton Invites Community To Submit Nominations For Fourth-Annual Peter J. Gomes Service Award

Sep 04, 2019 01:42AM

Peter J. Gomes Service Award

SALEM, Mass. –Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) invited residents of the 6th Congressional District to nominate the people in their lives who best exemplify the qualities of integrity, compassion, and commitment to community, which were the foundational principles of Rev. Peter J. Gomes’ teachings.
“Reverend Gomes was my mentor and my friend,” Moulton said. “He once wrote, ‘The very definition of service is to love our neighbors as ourselves, work for peace and not for war, and remember that the only hands on Earth to do the work of service are our own.’ His example inspired my own journey to serve in the Marines, and later as a Member of Congress. I am honored to keep his legacy alive by recognizing the members of our community who are committed to making a difference, standing for what’s right, and serving others.”

Congressman Moulton established the Peter J. Gomes Service Award in 2016. He has presented it annually to a resident of the 6th Congressional District who best exemplifies the qualities of integrity, compassion, and commitment to community that were the foundation of the late Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes’ teachings.

Anyone in any community within the 6th Congressional District can nominate someone who embodies these principles. The congressman is accepting nominations here:

The Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes was a Christian minister who served for nearly forty years in The Memorial Church of Harvard University, a space erected to honor the Harvard public servants who died in World War I. As a preacher, teacher, author, and leader, he influenced many with his ready wit and wisdom and, perhaps above all, with his commitment to service, whether to his immediate community, in support of those in the armed forces, or to universal humanitarian causes.

In September, Moulton will host an awards ceremony for outstanding nominees where he will present one finalist with the Peter J. Gomes Service Award. Moulton will also host a community service project in honor of Rev. Gomes. Details for both events will be posted on the Congressman’s website,, and on his Congressional office’s social media pages: @teammoulton on Twitter and @RepSethMoulton on Facebook.
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