Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Joy in Christ, a way of life


Storm Inspires Social Media Sunday!

Monday, January 28, 2019

Just over a week ago, we saw the largest snow storm to date for this winter season.  Unfortunately, it came on the weekend, and a number of our parishes had to cancel services and gatherings.  In this age of technology, clergy and leadership utilized their websites, texts, social media and email to alert parishioners of cancellations and postponements.  A few more utilized social media to offer rescourses and even live services to keep folks safe at home and out of the storm.  Here are just a few of the ways we were still able to share our faith in action on a stormy weekend!

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Give Generously to Those in Need!

Friday, January 25, 2019

The Angie Flack Brown Team is helping St. Mark's St. John's restock their food cupboard. They can use your help too!  This is a great example of what can happen when a church partners with a great outside organization!

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Your Vote Can Help the Homeless!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Christ Church priest-in-residence, Peter Peters, is asking for our help to make a Tiny House project in Rochester possible for those affected by chronic homelessness. The Tiny House Project seeks to provide very low income individuals, particularly veterans, with affordable permanent housing. This funding would build a prototype house to advance the creation of a Tiny House community in Rochester. 

Please click VOTE today, or before Feb 1!

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Bishop Will Appeal Restriction on Punishing Priests for Same-Sex Marriages

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include Bishop William Love’s response to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s actions.

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Celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Dr. King called Local 1199 "my favorite union," addressing its Delegates just a few weeks before his death.  Coretta Scott King became the Honorary Chairperson of Local 1199 shortly after and called on the union to leave New York City and organize health care workers across the nation.  1199 in Rochester is one product of that project.  The union was started here in 1973 at UR's Strong Memorial Hospital.  The workers began holding a Dr. King remembrance at URMC every year starting in 1981, initially on his birthday of January 15, and later on the national holiday.

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Let it Shine!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Dear saints,

Happy New Year, and Happy Martin Luther King, Jr., Day! This historic government shut down has left many casualties and is creating more chaos as it continues. Yesterday, I heard about one of our clergy spouses who had been affected and was just called back to work. That was an exception, of course. Let me know what you are seeing and how you are responding as the church in your local context. I commend a litany for this government shutdown written by our Rev. Dahn Gandell, the President of Province 2!

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