Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
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Trinity, Geneva, to explore Bible in upcoming year

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Seeking a deeper understanding of the scriptures, Trinity Episcopal Church in Geneva, N.Y., will begin The Bible Challenge in early January. The challenge, which began at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Fort Washington, Penn., provides a framework for exploring the entirety of the Bible (minus Apocrypha) in a single year.

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'Happening' information session to be held December 20

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Are you interested in the next 'Happening' event in the Diocese of Rochester? All are invited to an information session at Diocesan House to be held on Thursday, December 20, 2012, at 3 p.m.

District Youth Missioners and some clergy will be attending this gathering to discuss the vision and planning of event, which is designed for teens as a weekend program to encourage growth spiritually and relationally. Many young Episcopalians consider 'Happening' a crucial part of their Christian formation.

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Bishop Singh to discuss Sudan crisis with U.S. Senators

Sunday, December 9, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bishop Prince Singh and other Episcopal and Lutheran bishops will meet with U.S. Senators and government leaders during the next few days to discuss the escalating refugee crisis in Sudan and South Sudan.

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Episcopal Church same-sex blessing resource excerpts available online

Monday, November 26, 2012

NEW YORK - November 27, 2012 - The Episcopal Church’s liturgical rite for blessing same-sex relationships, authorized by General Convention for use in the Episcopal Church beginning the first Sunday in Advent, December 2, is now available online free of charge

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Diocesan E-news

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Click here to read the November 21 Diocesan E-newsletter.

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New Application and Review Process for Congregational Development Grants

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

You may have been hearing in the past year about churches using a new process for applying for Congregational Development Grants through the Diocese of Rochester.  If you haven’t been involved in this process, you probably have been wondering what makes a church eligible for a grant and why some churches might apply.

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