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Prison Ministry Advisory Board: “It’s Time to Raise the Age – Now!”

Friday, March 10, 2017

A Message from our Diocesan Prison Ministry Advisory Board

Recently, it has been announced that legislation for raising the age threshold for where youthful offenders are prosecuted and punished as “adults”, rather than more properly being treated as “juvenile offenders”,  will soon be considered by the New York State Legislature in Albany.  We urge people concerned with this issue to make their views known to their State Legislators and to our Governor. 

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March 29: Bishop's Forum on Police-Community Relations

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

How do you define diversity, and how should it be reflected in your police department? Which is preferable, quick response time or proactive patrol and citizen interaction? How do you suggest law enforcement agencies address bias in policing?

Join us to explore these questions and other pressing issues of our time. The chief presenters will be Deputy Chief of Police Wayne Harris and Rev. Lewis Stewart of United Christian Leadership Ministry. A simple dinner will be available.

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Episcopal Diocese Office Hours Update

Monday, February 13, 2017

Dear Friends,

Please note that our office hours have changed. Here is our new office schedule at 3825 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta:

  • Monday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: Working day with office closed for telecommuting (meetings by appointment only)

Thanks!

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Episcopal Diocese Sells 935 East Ave.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester has sold its former office building at 935 East Avenue, Rochester, for almost $1.2 million to East 935, LLC. The sale closed on January 31, 2017.

The 12,000 square-foot property, built in 1913 for Elizabeth Sibley Stebbins, had been used as the office of the Episcopal Diocese and its bishop since 1954. The Tudor property is within the East Avenue Historic District.

The developers intend to market the space to a legal, nonprofit, or financial tenant in order to maintain the integrity of the building.

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EYE 2017 Registration is Now Open!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Registration for EYE, the Episcopal Church's triennial youth event, is now open! EYE 2017 will take place from July 10-14, 2017 at the University of Central Oklahoma, in Edmond, Oklahoma. Our diocese can take 24 high school (current 9th-12th graders) students. 

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You are Invited: Celebration & Thanksgiving for Diocesan House

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

On Dec. 9, the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester will hold an open house to gather and give thanks in remembrance of all who serve and served in this space to promote the mission of God.

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