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ROC Episcopal General Convention 2018

Friday, July 6, 2018

The General Convention began this week, and is the governing body of The Episcopal Church that meets every three years. It is a bicameral legislature that includes the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops, composed of deputies and bishops from each diocese. During its triennial meeting deputies and bishops consider a wide range of important matters facing the Church.

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Jazz Vespers

Friday, June 29, 2018

Each Jazz Vespers service lasts approximately 45 minutes and includes prayer, a contemporary reflection on the theme, and jazz, with light refreshments following the performance. These services are free and open to the public. All are welcome. The next Jazz Vespers is July 6!

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WATCH: Our Diocese Praying for Separated Families

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

On Thursday June 21, the staff of our diocese traveled to Syracuse, NY to pray with the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York. Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe presided over a service at Christ Church in Manlius, NY, praying for the separated families crossing the border.  Bishop Prince Singh gave the sermon, and is highlighted in this news story by Spectrum News in Central New York.

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VIDEO - HOPE Lunch in Dansville, NY

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

HOPE Lunch is a monthly free lunch in Danville, NY.  St. Peter's Episcopal Church partners with various churches in Dansville, offering food and fellowship to anyone who wants to attend.  HOPE lunch is in it's 8th year, feeding 80-90 people a month, with participation this year from Peter's Episcopal and the Dansville Free Methodist Church. 

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Scheduled of 2018 remaining HOPE Lunches: 

  • 6/30
  • 7/28
  • 8/25
  • 9/21
  • 10/27
  • 11/17
  • 12/15

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Separating Families: What You Can Do To Help

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

RINA (Rochester Interfaith Network Alive) adopted this Resolution:  

Please Stop Separating the Children From Their Parents at the US/Mexican Border

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Service of Prayer for Separated Families

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

When immigrants live in your land with you, you must not cheat them.
Any immigrant who lives with you must be treated as if they were one of your citizens.
You must love them as yourself.
Leviticus 19:33-34

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