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


Maurice Charles named dean of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Maurice Charles has been named dean of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at the University of Chicago, effective July 1. Charles has deep ties to UChicago, having earned his MDiv and PhD from the Divinity School. He was most recently the dean for spiritual engagement and chaplain at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, having previously served as associate dean for religious life at Stanford University.

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What a Celebration!!!

Monday, February 4, 2019

St. Luke’s and St. Simon Cyrene was full in the celebration of the Blessed Absalom Jones.

Blessed Absalom Jones was the first African American priest in the Episcopal Church (Ordained in 1804).  Our Diocese gathered this past Saturday to celebrate with a liturgy and eucharist and much singing!

Some brought a dish from thier cultural roots for the fellowship gathering that followed.

A presentation of “Bringing Harriet Tubman to life” by Maggie Moore-Holley, who did a wonderful job channeling Harriet Tubman!

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St. Peter's Geneva Choir to Perform in Europe

Thursday, January 31, 2019

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Town Hall

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Rural and Migrant Ministry invites you to a Town Hall, February 10, 2-4p ar the First Universalist Church, 150 S. Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY.

RMM Town Hall Rochester5 Spanish.pdf

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Peter's Place

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

St. Peter's, Bloomfield offers a weekly tutoring program for kids of all ages called Peter's Place.  Founded by Linda Morotini, kids of all learning levels get help from volunteer certified teachers, special educators and community volunteers.  On tap is homework assistance, playing educational games and even reading to a service dog, through Therapy Dogs International's Tail Waggin' Tutors program.  Watch this video to see what it's all about!

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Storm Inspires Social Media Sunday!

Monday, January 28, 2019

Just over a week ago, we saw the largest snow storm to date for this winter season.  Unfortunately, it came on the weekend, and a number of our parishes had to cancel services and gatherings.  In this age of technology, clergy and leadership utilized their websites, texts, social media and email to alert parishioners of cancellations and postponements.  A few more utilized social media to offer rescourses and even live services to keep folks safe at home and out of the storm.  Here are just a few of the ways we were still able to share our faith in action on a stormy weekend!

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