Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
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Leaders Converge to Discuss American 'Nightmare'

Saturday, October 8, 2016

This November, national and local leaders will gather in Rochester to discuss a challenge identified by Martin Luther King, Jr., that still plagues the United States: the ever-present link between poverty, racism, and violence that oppresses people in our communities. Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry and Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren will join a group of other civic and religious leaders in addition to youth from Teen Empowerment to explore concrete ways to support people traumatized by these forces. The event, From Nightmare to Dream: Overcoming the Unholy Trinity of Poverty, Racism & Violence, is free and will be held at Integrated Arts and Technology High School, 950 Norton Street, on Sunday, Nov. 6, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Living Generously: A Report on the 2016 TENS Conference

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

We were pleased to represent the Diocese of Rochester at the annual stewardship conference held in Pasadena, Calif., at All Saints Episcopal Church on June 2-4.  This conference is sponsored and facilitated by The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS). Our diocese is a partner in this network.

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Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry comes to Rochester this November!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

This November, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry will be present at several public forums and worship services in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester. A native of Buffalo, Curry graduated from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva and earned a Master of Divinity degree in 1978 from Yale University. Before becoming presiding bishop, he served as the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina. He is the author of Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus.

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The Rev. Jimmie Sue Deppe installed in Gates

Friday, July 29, 2016

The parishioners of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Gates, and the wider community of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester came together on Sunday, July 10, 2016, in celebration of the installation of Rev. Jimmie Sue Deppe as the parish’s new rector. This special service was led by Bishop Prince Singh. The ladies of the parish hosted a joyful reception for everyone afterwards.

The Rev. Bryan Cones delivered the sermon, which is below.

Numbers 11:16-17, 24-25
Romans 12:1-18
Luke 10:1-2

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Meet the Nominees for Elected Office: 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Dear delegates and alternates - meet the nominees for elected office! We will hold elections at Convention 85 on Nov. 5, 2016.

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Diocese Calls Canon to the Ordinary

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester has called a Canon to the Ordinary. The Rev. Canon Johnnie E. Ross, who for the past eight years has served as rector of St. Raphael Episcopal Church in Lexington, Kentucky, will officially join the Diocese of Rochester on August 15.

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