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Faith Community Leaders Ask for Farmworkers Rights

Monday, March 19, 2018

[ALBANY, NY] – Faith and community leaders will be asking Governor Cuomo and the members of the State Senate and Assembly for Rights for Those Who Feed New York, by asking for their leadership in supporting the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act (S2721), a Bill that will provide basic labor protections to farmworkers. Farmworkers, most of whom are foreign born, are feeling more and more helpless in an already unprotected environment.

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A Local International Woman’s Day

Monday, March 19, 2018

A Local International Woman’s Day was a great success (for the first one) in Montour Falls, Saturday, March 10. More than 30 women and teens participated at St. Paul’s Parish House, 108 S. Genesee St, Montour Falls. Participants from Episcopal, Catholic, Baptist, Presbyterian churches and more were represented.

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Evangelism Matters Conference

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Episcopal Evangelism Matters Conference is underway this week!  Over 400 Episcopal priests and leaders from across the country are gathered at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. 
 
We are sharing the live Facebook stream on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EpiscopalDioceseofRochester/?ref=aymt_homepage_...
 
PB Michael Curry will be presenting a discussion live, Friday, March 16,  at 10:45-11:45am. 

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Roc The Diocese Lock-In at the Lake

Monday, March 12, 2018

Calling all youth! Attend this year's Lock-In at the Lake! LeTourneau Christian Camp Youth 6th grade through 12th grade. This year's  theme - #Loveyourselfie.  We all live in a world with a lot of negativity. The focus of our time together is going to be how to love yourself so that you can be the change in the world.  We'll have lots of music, games, small group time, campfire, and the opportunity to meet new people from around the Diocese!   

What to Expect:

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Diocese to Participate in March For Our Lives

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

On March 24, the kids and families of  March For Our Lives will take to the streets across the country, to demand that their lives and safety become a priority, and that we end gun violence in our schools and communities. Bishop Prince Singh and the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester are encouraging everyone in our Diocese to participate in the local march happening in Downtown Rochester.  This would be a great opportunity to get your parish youth to gather, march and express themselves as Episcopalians!

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TENS Offering Scholarships for Conference in April

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Thanks to a grant from the National Episcopal Church, TENS is offering a limited number of registration scholarships to this exciting conference.  The scholarships are for rectors or stewardship leaders of small churches.  The Registration deadline is March 11th so send your scholarship request now to rfelton@tens.org.

With four outstanding keynote speakers including, the Rev. Eric Law,  the Founder and Executive Director of the Kaleidoscope Institute and Episcopal Priest, attendees will be challenged and inspired. 

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