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

Bishop's Writing / Enews May 2021

July 6, 2021

Dear friends,

Thank you for the outpouring of affection we have received in the past 24 hours while readjusting after our house fire. It is highly moving and comforting to witness such Christian charity from around the Diocese and the church; I have heard directly from a good portion of the House of Bishops, including our dear Presiding Bishop! By the grace of God, we are grateful to have all the necessary insurance coverage to provide for our temporal needs from now on. 

I also have heard from many of you who wish to express your support.  If so, we invite you to contribute online (select fund-Fire Dept Donation), text the word Joy to 73256 or send checks to the diocese, which we will distribute to all (4) Fire Dept.'s that responded to arrest the spread of this destructive fire. These essential First Responders restrained the fire from damaging our neighbors--guess that’s pyro-stewardship! 
(Checks payable to Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, memo line - "Fire Dept. Donations ")

Thankfully, I was alone at home, was blessed to hear the crackling noise, noticed the raging fire, escaped, and got the necessary help! The real heroes are the firefighters, so please join me in thanking them.

Here's to constructive fire! Happy Pentecost!