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A Partnership with our Diocese + video

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

For over 50 years, Sheen Housing has been an advocate for families, seniors, veterans and persons living with disabilities of all denominations and races who need housing repair assistance in maintaining their residences, elevating their quality of life and eliminating home hazards that threaten their health and safety.  The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester partners in this important community assistance through radical hospitality and thoughtful engagement related to justice, equal rights, and safe, decent, affordable, accessible housing.  Watch the video to see the results.

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Celebrating the Ordination of Melanie Duguid-May

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

For the past six months, Rev. Dr. Melanie Duguid-May has been serving as the pastoral leader while a transitional deacon at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bath, NY.  Last Friday, the Rt. Rev. Price Singh ordained Melanie to the priesthood and appointed her as their priest-in-charge.  Congratulations to Melanie and St.

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Bishop Singh speaks at local NAAAS Conference + video

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The National Association of African American Studies held their 3-day Regional Conference (NAAAS) here in Rochester, at both St. John Fisher and Nazareth Colleges.  The goals of the NAAAS are: "To serve as a resource for scholars in the field who desire information and support for research related to the African and African American, Hispanic, Latino(a) and Chicano(a), Native American and Asian experiences."  

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Convention 88

Thursday, September 26, 2019

2019 Convention 88
"Becoming Beloved Community"
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Hobart & William Smith Colleges 
Geneva, NY

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Two Recent Celebrations of Ministry!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

We rejoice in a fountain of Induction ceremonies as we seat Rectors to affirm and bless the discerned community visions with their lay leaders!

Congratulations to Rev. Dr. Michael Laver, Rector of St. John's, Sodus, Inducted on September 7, 2019.

Congratulations to Rev. Gretchen Ratterree, Rector of St. Mark's, Newark Inducted on September 14, 2019.

More Inductions ahead next month!

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SOOP - Watch the video!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

St. Mark's / St. John's partners with the Summer Of Opportunity Program(SOOP) offered to youth in the City of Rochester.  It's a win-win partnership, building "Beloved Community" as well as the SMSJ vegetable gardens in the Beechwood Neighborhood.  Click the video box to watch the program in action.

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