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


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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Prayers for our ecumenical siblings

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Dear saints,

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Leadership Reallocation

Friday, September 13, 2019

Dear friends,

We are a small diocese in terms of both the number of worshipping communities and the average size of our congregations. More than 75% of our congregations are Family Size churches with Average Sunday Attendance of less than 75.

While we may be a small diocese by these measures, we are blessed with some incredibly talented clergy, and collectively we now have greater clarity about what it takes to grow and develop congregations spiritually, numerically and in missional leadership. 

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Watch the Video!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Missionpalooza offers an opportunity for any youth to get involved in service projects in the City of Rochester.  Under the direction of Christ Church Pittsford's Associate Rector Dr. Ronald Young, twenty-five kids in grades 6-12 spent time at different organizations, all with a different focus on addressing specific needs in the city.  Projects included working the St. Mark's and St. John E.D.E.N. gardens, packaging food at Foodlink, working on bicycles at Dream Bikes, cleaning up land at a site for a proposed Tiny House Community with Reach Advocacy, and touring Owen's House.

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Faith in Action: Supporting immigrants: A video from The Episcopal Church

Monday, August 19, 2019

The Episcopal Church continues to respond to the complex array of challenges facing immigrants across the United States, including support for children and other people seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border, assisting immigrants who are undocumented, advocating for comprehensive immigration reform, and resettling refugees through Episcopal Migration Ministries.

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Labor Day Parade Celebrating Farmworkers

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

FRIENDS:  On Monday, September 2, you're invited to the tenth Rochester Labor Day Parade march to celebrate farmworkers and passage of the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act.  The Bill was signed into law in July by Governor Cuomo. Parade starts at 11 a.m. sharp.


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