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Youth in Mission: Missionpalooza 2016!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

This summer fifteen youth from four different churches gathered together for a week of community service in the City of Rochester. The youth, in grades 6-12, spent time at different organizations, all with a different focus on addressing poverty in the city. We served at 540 West Main Street, St. Peter’s Soup Kitchen, St. Mark’s & St. John’s Episcopal Church, and Cameron Community Ministries.

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Rochester, Have Faith

Thursday, October 20, 2016

As leaders of faith communities in Rochester, we are compelled to respond to the white supremacist propaganda disseminated in Pittsford and Brighton in the past two weeks. We do not believe that the perpetrators of these acts represent the people of Brighton or Pittsford. Indeed, citizens in Pittsford made that clear when they marched on Sunday, October 2 to demonstrate that they do not embrace the values expressed by the so-called “White Rochester” group. PittsForward is a shining example of what Rochester truly is: a vibrant interfaith, multicultural and inclusive community.

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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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