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Service of Thanksgiving and Employee Recognition at ESLC

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Bishop Prince Singh presided along with Chaplains The Rev. Deven Hubert and Mr. James Kealey at the Episcopal Senior Life Communities Service of Thanksgiving and Employee Recognition, at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd.  President and CEO Mr. Loren J. Ranaletta and Dr. Sherry Ralston presented the awards to employees who have shown exemplary efforts in their line of work for 2018.  

 

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Faith in the World Workshop

Monday, November 26, 2018

A one-day workshop was held at St. Paul's, Rochester, featuring Lisa Kimball, Ph.D., the Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Professor of Christian Formation and Congregational Leadership at Virginia Theological Seminary. Her current research, teaching, and writing focus on faith transmission in a hyper-connected digital age and how religious pluralism and declining religious affiliation are opportunities for re-imagining being church.
 
The workshop was designed for adults who are church school leaders, youth leaders, clergy, and for Christian formation.

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Christ the King Ecumenical Liturgy

Monday, November 26, 2018

Presented by the South Wedge Mission, Artisan Church (SWM), Community of the Savior, Baber AME,  other churches, the service of Christ the King Ecumenical Liturgy last night at South Wedge Mission.

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Albany bishop Rejects General Convention Compromise on Gay Marriage, refuses to Allow Rites

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] Albany Bishop William Love, in a Nov. 10 pastoral letter to his diocese, forcefully condemned the Episcopal Church’s adoption of same-sex marriage rites, vowed to reject a General Convention resolution intended to offer the rites in all dioceses and suggested Episcopalians in his diocese would leave the church if his directive were overturned.

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Presiding Bishop’s statement on Albany's Bishop William Love’s Pastoral Letter and Directive

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

November 12, 2018
 Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has issued the following statement:
 I have read the recent statement from Bishop Bill Love of the Diocese of Albany and am aware of the deep hurt on all sides of the issues it addresses. I have been, and will continue to be, in conversation with Bishop Love about this matter. Along with other leaders in The Episcopal Church, I am assessing the implications of the statement and will make determinations about appropriate actions soon.

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New REACH Home

Friday, November 9, 2018

The 2018-2019 REACH Home will open in mid-November. You are invited to an Open House on Saturday, November 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 102 N. Union Street, Rochester. All are welcome.  

Please consider bringing something from our “Needs List” that is included in this Newsletter.  Please note parking is very limited and we ask you to park on Union Street or on side streets nearby.

On Sunday, November 18 we will be open to welcome guests.

Our Personnel Committee has now named a House Manager for this year and is currently filling all of the staff positions.

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