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The Ordination of Michael Laver as a Priest at St. John's Sodus

Monday, December 18, 2017

It was a cold and snowy Saturday on December 16, 2017 for the Orination of Michael Laver.   However, the warmth of God inside the church was felt throughout the large congregation.  The Rev. Michael Laver  joined the Episcopal Church in 2005 and started discerning a call to ministry a couple years later, in 2008.  After a lengthy process, Michael was ordained a deacon in the church on June 3, 2017. 

You can read more on The Rev. Michael HERE.

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Nativity Scene Display

Monday, December 11, 2017

St. Luke's in Fairport held a Nativity scene event that was free to the public.  Parishioners were invited to bring their favorite displays from around the world.  
The Nativity scene event was part of the "engaging with the community" strategy that is part of their community outreach.  The total number of displays was 123!  Here are just a few.

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Bishop Visitation and Organ Blessing

Friday, December 8, 2017

Here's a quick video of the Organ Blessing last weekend, during the Bishop's Visitation at St. John's Episcopal Church of Canandaigua last Sunday. 

A beautiful reception brunch followed the service.  The Rev. David Hefling and his staff did a wonderful job with this service, on this first Sunday of Advent!


Read more about the Capital Campaign on the organ by scrolling down on this link 


Play video here  

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Presiding Bishop Curry to Keynote Education Equity Symposium

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Are you and your congregation seeking a meaningful, mutually transformative way to build community, serve children and families, and live out the Gospel call to seek justice? Join All Our Children January 16 - 18 for a national conference exploring the urgent opportunity the church has to help bring about equity and justice in public education. Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Michael B.

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South Wedge Mission Rev. Matthew Nickoloff Highlighted

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Rev. Matthew Nickoloff from the South Wedge Mission is highlighted in the latest edition of Rochester Magazine published by the Democrat and Chronicle.  Rev. Nickoloff's Evangelical Lutheran congregation was recently welcomed into union with the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester.

Click here for full story in the Democrat and Chronicle.

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Here is November's Mission Spotlight

Thursday, November 16, 2017




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