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The McKelvey Millennium Ministry Development Fund

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

When Bishop McKelvey retired, the Diocese was good enough to raise a considerable amount of money to say thank you to Linda and Jack. The money is to fund a program entitled the McKelvey Millennium Ministry Development Fund . Since 2009, they have granted gifts of approximately 5,000 dollars each year for ministries around the world. A large part of the gifting has been for Water For South Sudan. Other gifts include a babies home in Ghana and Disaster Relief in Haiti a few years ago.

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REACH Advocacy

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The homeless numbers in our area are staggering, and with winter upon us, it's even more imperative to find ways to help those who are in need.  Click on the play button for a look at one organization making a difference. 

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A Christmas Message from Bishop Singh

Friday, December 22, 2017

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The Ordination of Michael Laver as a Priest at St. John's Sodus

Monday, December 18, 2017

It was a cold and snowy Saturday on December 16, 2017 for the Orination of Michael Laver.   However, the warmth of God inside the church was felt throughout the large congregation.  The Rev. Michael Laver  joined the Episcopal Church in 2005 and started discerning a call to ministry a couple years later, in 2008.  After a lengthy process, Michael was ordained a deacon in the church on June 3, 2017. 

You can read more on The Rev. Michael HERE.

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Nativity Scene Display

Monday, December 11, 2017

St. Luke's in Fairport held a Nativity scene event that was free to the public.  Parishioners were invited to bring their favorite displays from around the world.  
The Nativity scene event was part of the "engaging with the community" strategy that is part of their community outreach.  The total number of displays was 123!  Here are just a few.

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Bishop Visitation and Organ Blessing

Friday, December 8, 2017

Here's a quick video of the Organ Blessing last weekend, during the Bishop's Visitation at St. John's Episcopal Church of Canandaigua last Sunday. 

A beautiful reception brunch followed the service.  The Rev. David Hefling and his staff did a wonderful job with this service, on this first Sunday of Advent!

 

Read more about the Capital Campaign on the organ by scrolling down on this link 

 

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