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


Standing Rock Gathering with Rev. John Floberg

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Standing Rock Gathering  

Friday, May 12, 2017
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

St. Peter's Church, Henrietta 

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Nominations for 2018 Diocesan Office

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Nominations for 2018 elective offices opened on May 1, and they will remain open until June 30. At Diocesan Convention on October 28, 2017, we'll vote on the elective office positions. To see what is involved with each role, click below.

2018 Elective Offices Roles and Responsibilities.doc

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Grant Applications Open April 1! Parish & Partnership Mission Grants, SDG

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Applications are currently being accepted for 2017 Parish & Partnership Mission Grants and Sustainable Development Grants.

Three important notes:

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Spring Public Policy Workshop - Youth Incarceration

Thursday, April 6, 2017


Saturday, May 6,  9:30 - 3:00


Parish Hall, St. John's, Canandaigua


Youth Incarceration Issues In New York State


Jon Greenbaum, Lead Organizer for Roc/ACTS
Rosemary Rivera, Organizing Director of Citizen Action of New York

To Register

Contact Dorothy Romanet dromanet@rochester.rr.com or 585-621-5215 (can leave message for call back)
Mention any dietary or accessibility needs

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Prison Ministry Advisory Board: “It’s Time to Raise the Age – Now!”

Friday, March 10, 2017

A Message from our Diocesan Prison Ministry Advisory Board

Recently, it has been announced that legislation for raising the age threshold for where youthful offenders are prosecuted and punished as “adults”, rather than more properly being treated as “juvenile offenders”,  will soon be considered by the New York State Legislature in Albany.  We urge people concerned with this issue to make their views known to their State Legislators and to our Governor. 

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March 29: Bishop's Forum on Police-Community Relations

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

How do you define diversity, and how should it be reflected in your police department? Which is preferable, quick response time or proactive patrol and citizen interaction? How do you suggest law enforcement agencies address bias in policing?

Join us to explore these questions and other pressing issues of our time. The chief presenters will be Deputy Chief of Police Wayne Harris and Rev. Lewis Stewart of United Christian Leadership Ministry. A simple dinner will be available.

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