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Change-Ringing Bells Arriving in Rochester

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The autumn of 2015 will be the beginning of a new musical experience for Rochester. Ten bells hung for change ringing will be installed at Church of the Ascension on Lake Avenue, in the Maplewood neighborhood. The bells will ring on Sunday mornings to call the congregation to worship, and they may ring for special occasions (weddings, funerals, and celebrations). They will not ring tunes, they will ring changes — that is, permutations on the order of the bells.

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Holy Land Trip in 2017

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester and the Rev. Lynne Sharp present an exceptional opportunity to join in a pilgrimage to the Land of the Holy One, visiting the places of the birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus, as well as Jewish and Muslim holy sites, and a fascinating and informative encounter with the present-day cultures and challenges of Israel-Palestine. The pilgrimage is from April 30 to May 12, 2017.

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Anti-Poverty Funds Go to Neighborhood Sewing Program

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A grant of $30,000 has been awarded to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church to launch an anti-poverty program called SewGreen@Rochester. The grant is one of five chosen from 129 applicants nationwide by the Episcopal Domestic Poverty Ministry and will be used to provide sewing skills and job opportunities to Rochester’s most impoverished families.

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Disagreeing Without Being Disagreeable

Friday, July 3, 2015

July 2 Update: "It gives me a sense of hope and pride in this house, which is seeking to not just accommodate all opinions but really engage other opinions, while in communion. Which really is the most important part of our common life... while we disagree, we don't need to be disagreeable with one another even with something as holy as our understanding of marriage."

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Deputation Updates: Marriage Equality in the Church

Thursday, July 2, 2015

"For those who didn’t agree, no one is forced to comply with this new Canon. For many who have wanted this change for decades, it was life giving. We are all the Body of Christ."

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Video: Bishops march against gun violence

Thursday, July 2, 2015

On Sunday, June 28, Bishops of the Episcopal Church marched against gun violence. Here are two moving videos of the march, courtesy of Episcopal News Service.

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