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Joyful Ordinations in the Diocese of Rochester

Friday, June 12, 2015

Congratulations to the Rev'ds Christa Levesque, Virginia Tyler Smith and Andrew VanBuren! On Wednesday, May 13, the three were ordained as transitional deacons by Bishop Singh at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Webster. Let us pray for the deacons in their new ministries - and as they prepare for ordination to the priesthood in the future!

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Jefferts Schori, Special Guests Discuss Impact of Violence on Youth

Friday, June 12, 2015

Held Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 - 6:00 p.m. - Asbury First United Methodist

Adults and youth gathered at Asbury First United Methodist Church, Rochester, on Nov. 8 to discuss how to advocate effectively and help youth affected by trauma, violence, and loss. Held before the 82nd Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, the discussion featured Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and was moderated by Ray Mayoliz of Pathways to Peace, a gang violence intervention program.

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Jefferts Schori Preaches 'Beloved Community' at Convention Worship

Friday, June 12, 2015

“It takes hard work and continued collaboration – negotiation, even – to build a community of blessing. Recognizing our own wounds as well as the dignity with which we’ve been created lies at the root of that growth in community. Economic challenges in this part of the world have brought depression if not despair to many. Yet even that experience of loss can aid the journey, as the grieving discover hope through the companions who stand with them. We can’t know what it is to be beloved in isolation – we have to show and remind each other.”

 

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Diocese elects council, committee leadership

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Delegates recently elected clergy and priests to several diocesan ruling bodies and committees at the 81st Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester.

The Convention, held in Geneva, N.Y., on Saturday, November 10, 2012, is a gathering of Episcopal clergy and laity from churches in Allegany, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties.

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Joy in Christ as a Way of Life - Bishop Singh's Address to Convention 81

Thursday, June 11, 2015

November 10, 2012  - Trinity Episcopal Church, Geneva, NY

All of creation from generation to generation is resplendent with this cry of regeneration and growth!  Our Lord Jesus Christ kept promising and practicing the gift of life abundant!  The Holy Spirit is that one last hope for human kind through whom we know that God has not given up on this, our island home.  Every crying baby, every new dream, every new day gives us yet another reason to believe that we are meant to grow in every way, all the time, now and through eternity.

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Diocese embraces focus on mission, joy in Christ at annual convention

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester recently convened for its 81st Convention in Geneva, N.Y., where Bishop Prince Singh and other diocesan leaders discussed the future of the Diocese and the importance of joy in Christ. The Convention, which met on Saturday, November 10, 2012, also approved the Diocese’s 2013 budget and passed budgetary and social resolutions.

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