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Supporting Wage Justice and the Fight for $15

Friday, June 19, 2015

"When Jesus told the parable about the farmer who gave everybody at the end of the day the same wage, Jesus may have been simply saying to the landowner: you need to pay enough money for people to live equitably in this economy.... The Church needs to pray for workers and for their employers, that their eyes be opened to the question of justice."

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Crocker Curtis Memorial Fund

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Donations in memory to Crocker Curtis may be made to:

Finger Lakes SPCA
7315 SR 54
Bath, NY 14810

Saint James' Church 
112 Sixth Street
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

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An interview with the Rev. Lesley Adams

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Rev. Lesley Adams reflects on her upcoming retirement from St. John's Chapel at Hobart & William Smith Colleges, how she has come to view prayer as a way of naming reality, and her experience of God through the lens of 20 years of chaplaincy at HWS.

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Joyful Ordinations in the Diocese of Rochester

Friday, June 12, 2015

Congratulations to the Rev'ds Christa Levesque, Virginia Tyler Smith and Andrew VanBuren! On Wednesday, May 13, the three were ordained as transitional deacons by Bishop Singh at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Webster. Let us pray for the deacons in their new ministries - and as they prepare for ordination to the priesthood in the future!

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Jefferts Schori, Special Guests Discuss Impact of Violence on Youth

Friday, June 12, 2015

Held Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 - 6:00 p.m. - Asbury First United Methodist

Adults and youth gathered at Asbury First United Methodist Church, Rochester, on Nov. 8 to discuss how to advocate effectively and help youth affected by trauma, violence, and loss. Held before the 82nd Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, the discussion featured Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and was moderated by Ray Mayoliz of Pathways to Peace, a gang violence intervention program.

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Jefferts Schori Preaches 'Beloved Community' at Convention Worship

Friday, June 12, 2015

“It takes hard work and continued collaboration – negotiation, even – to build a community of blessing. Recognizing our own wounds as well as the dignity with which we’ve been created lies at the root of that growth in community. Economic challenges in this part of the world have brought depression if not despair to many. Yet even that experience of loss can aid the journey, as the grieving discover hope through the companions who stand with them. We can’t know what it is to be beloved in isolation – we have to show and remind each other.”

 

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