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


General Convention Begins in Utah

Monday, June 22, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY - The 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church begins on June 25 - meaning that deputies and staff of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester will soon travel to Utah to participate in the Church's triannual governance meeting. Highlights include election of a new Presiding Bishop, to be held June 27. General Convention concludes on July 3. 

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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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