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Convention Sermon: The Rev. Winnie Varghese

Thursday, March 26, 2015

"We know why we started. You've probably got a story - it might be a glamorous one, it might be a boring one. But really, the story of the Church is a site on your way to freedom, to liberation. Your soul, your spirit aligned with this Christ who will transform us to be agents of reconciliation forever. Make us beyond anything we can imagine ourselves to be. That's where we come from - every one of us."

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Bishop Singh's Convention Address

Thursday, March 26, 2015

"We are living in a time of a great awakening with a landscape where spiritual practices of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control are helpful. No matter what your age or identity, Jesus invites you to engage in spiritual practice. All are welcomed by God to practice opening hearts, opening new doors, and discovering joy in beloved community in the midst of the chaos in our world."

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Diocesan Council: Supporting Education Missions

Friday, September 12, 2014

Recently, Council passed a resolution regarding a mission partnership opportunity with the Nazareth Elementary School located in the city of Rochester. Diocesan Council is very proud to promote and support Congregational Development and Mission efforts across the Diocese while balancing our financial responsibilities to maintain a balanced budget and ensuring the long-term security of our Diocese. Council takes its responsibilities seriously. This letter serves to clarify the Council’s process and answer some questions regarding the Nazareth initiative.

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Flooding in Penn Yan/Yates County

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Several of you have called to ask how you can help with relief efforts in Penn Yan assevere flooding continues

We\'ve been in touch with the Rev. David Grant Smith, Rector of St. Mark\'s in Penn Yan, who gave us some updates: 

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What Does Province II Do For Me?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Some time ago, a clergy member in a role of diocesan leadership asked me, “What does Province II do for my Church?” As a member of Provincial Council, I had just shared that I was headed off to a meeting in Newark. Currently preparing to head to another meeting in October, I was reminded of that question. It seemed that if a clergy leader needed that answer, then so did many others.

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Kristin Woodard and Lisa Bodenstedt Welcomed to the Bishop’s Staff

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

ROCHESTER - The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester has hired a Diocesan Accountant and an Interim Manager for the Good Book Store.

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