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‘Heartbreaking’ Devastation from California Wildfires

Thursday, August 2, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Carren Sheldon’s evening on July 26 was supposed to go something like this: Evening Prayer, dinner, compline, sleep. But after dinner, she returned to All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Redding, California, to find the neighborhood on the brink of disaster. Heat, wind and “bizarre weather patterns” fueled the sudden advance of a growing wildfire.

“The sky was orange, and the wind was blowing cinders and...

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Presiding Bishop and Primate Resting After Surgery

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

[July 31, 2018]  Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry is resting comfortably following surgery on Tuesday, July 31.   According to the Presiding Bishop's family and his medical team, the surgery went well, as had been expected. Bishop Curry is resting, and a full recovery continues to be anticipated.
 
On July 25 Presiding Bishop Curry shared news that he had recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer and would be having surgery to remove the prostate gland.
 

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A Graduation!!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Parish members throughout EDOR attended and graduated from the College for Congregational Development at the Notre Dame Retreat Center on Canandaigua Lake. Last week's studies completed part 2 of the college, teaching how to understand specific identities of congregations, and how to market congregations to others in your community.  We are all Anglicans,  but what does that mean in your specific community?  It's all about growing faithful, sustainable congregations in numbers, missional leadership, and spirituality.  

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Presiding Bishop to have Surgery for Prostate Cancer

Thursday, July 26, 2018

"Dear Friends in Christ,

A few months ago, through my annual physical, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. After a variety of tests, consultations, and conversations with my wife and daughters, I decided on a surgical treatment course. On this coming Tuesday, July 31st, I will have surgery to remove the prostate gland.

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College for Congregational Development

Wednesday, July 25, 2018


Parish members throughout EDOR attending the College for Congregational Development at the Notre Dame Retreat Center on Canandaigua Lake. The week long college teaches how to understand specific identities of congregations, and how to market congregations to others in your community.  We are all Anglicans,  but what does that mean in your specific community?  It's all about growing faithful, sustainable congregations in numbers, missional leadership, and spirituality.  

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Roc Pride Parade 2018

Monday, July 23, 2018

The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester participated in the Roc Pride Parade this past Saturday.  The Rev. Jimmie Sue Deppe took the lead, making sure our float was nicely decorated, along with registration and all the particulars.  Parade paticipants lined up on Alexander St. before parading down Park Ave.  Members from various parishes came out to march and celebrate, and the weather stayed dry for a successful parade!

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