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


Youth Grants Reopened - Apply for Up to $1,000 by Nov. 30!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Dear Parish and Youth Ministry Leaders,

Additional funds are currently available for parish youth ministry programs. Council has noted that there are funds remaining in the FY15 Youth mission grant budget. We understand that there are some parishes that would benefit from additional funds to support their child and youth ministry activities.  With this in mind, Council is reopening the FY15 child and youth ministry grant requests for a second application period.  

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Podcast: Sustainable Development Goals Dinner

Friday, October 16, 2015

You are invited to an evening discussion on Sustainable Development Goals (the next major phase following Millennium Development Goals). The discussion will primarily be led by prominent Human Rights leaders from India who lobbied with the UN this past week on the inclusion of invisible communities such as Dalits in India into the language and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Get Involved - Syrian Refugee Crisis

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

We are facing one of the most significant migrations of our lifetime in the current “refugee” crisis that is reaching global proportions.  As Episcopalians, we are united in our commitment to welcome the stranger among us.  Christ's teachings tell us to act compassionately to those who are vulnerable.  Please consider how you and your parish can get involved - and do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our vulnerable brothers and sisters during this displacement of epic proportions.  Here are some recommendations.  The time to act is now!

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Meet the Nominees for Elected Office

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Dear delegates and alternates - meet the nominees for elected office! We will hold elections at Convention 84 on Nov. 14, 2015.

Nominations for Elected Offices

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Pre-Convention District Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

  • Thursday 9/24: NE District @ St. John's, Clifton Springs, 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, 10/15: SW District @ Christ Church, Hornell, 6:30 PM supper &  7:00 PM meeting
  • Monday, 10/26: SE District @ St. Paul's, Montour Falls, 6:00 PM Supper, 6:45 PM Meeting
  • Tuesday, 10/27: Rochester/Monroe @ Church of the Ascension, Rochester, 7:00 PM

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Register now for Moving Back into the Neighborhood!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

One of the clearest movements post-Easter was the one that had the disciples opening doors and moving with curiosity into their neighborhood. This movement, accompanied by the infusion of confidence (not arrogance) with the presence of the Holy Spirit, led to the servant-missional-church that helped turn the world upside down. 

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