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Give Generously to Those in Need!

Friday, January 25, 2019

The Angie Flack Brown Team is helping St. Mark's St. John's restock their food cupboard. They can use your help too!  This is a great example of what can happen when a church partners with a great outside organization!

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Your Vote Can Help the Homeless!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Christ Church priest-in-residence, Peter Peters, is asking for our help to make a Tiny House project in Rochester possible for those affected by chronic homelessness. The Tiny House Project seeks to provide very low income individuals, particularly veterans, with affordable permanent housing. This funding would build a prototype house to advance the creation of a Tiny House community in Rochester. 

Please click VOTE today, or before Feb 1!

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Bishop Will Appeal Restriction on Punishing Priests for Same-Sex Marriages

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include Bishop William Love’s response to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s actions.

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Celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Dr. King called Local 1199 "my favorite union," addressing its Delegates just a few weeks before his death.  Coretta Scott King became the Honorary Chairperson of Local 1199 shortly after and called on the union to leave New York City and organize health care workers across the nation.  1199 in Rochester is one product of that project.  The union was started here in 1973 at UR's Strong Memorial Hospital.  The workers began holding a Dr. King remembrance at URMC every year starting in 1981, initially on his birthday of January 15, and later on the national holiday.

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Let it Shine!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Dear saints,

Happy New Year, and Happy Martin Luther King, Jr., Day! This historic government shut down has left many casualties and is creating more chaos as it continues. Yesterday, I heard about one of our clergy spouses who had been affected and was just called back to work. That was an exception, of course. Let me know what you are seeing and how you are responding as the church in your local context. I commend a litany for this government shutdown written by our Rev. Dahn Gandell, the President of Province 2!

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You're Invited!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019


Friends,
 In my Convention address, I had mentioned the formation of a task force on Racial Reconciliation, Healing and Justice (RRHJ) for our Diocese.  After a series of meetings exploring ways to clarify our goals and organize this formation opportunity, I am happy to introduce to you the Commission on RRHJ. The Commission will guide us in studying, praying, and thinking of concrete ideas to articulate a clear vision. We are discerning a three-pronged approach and have assigned subcommittees focusing on top priorities.

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