Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
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Bishop's Writings

Summer Happenings and More

Monday, July 17, 2017

Dear saints:

Summer rains are here often saturating our part of God’s vineyard. For many of us this is the part of the year when things are winding down and we are making time for rest, relaxation, and refreshment. I pray that you and your loved ones can do that. Roja, Eklan and I look forward to sometime away later in August. Let me remind you of a few happenings!

Launch of College for Congregational Development:
This summer is a busy one for several of us with one of the main investments of the year, the College for Congregational Development, which we will launch next week by the grace of God. Starting next Sunday, July 23, a fully registered week-long intensive on congregational leadership development will engage the first of two modules at the Notre Dame Retreat Center in Canandaigua. This strategic investment has emerged after

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Love as Faith in Action

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Dear friends,

I'd like to share with you the speech that I gave at the recent gathering of the Greater Rochester Community of Churches (GRCC).

The Rev. Alan Dailey told me that the GRCC's Metropolitan Award is given annually to someone who has through their life and work, shown a willingness to put their Faith into Action. Well, when I look at the kindnesses shared freely and thoughtfully by people in our neighborhoods,

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Leadership Feedback Reveals Key Formation Areas: Relationship, Stewardship and Leadership

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Dear saints,

I hope you and yours are enjoying this joyful Easter season! Pray that the abundance of rain has not caused too many hardships in your area.

Let me share with you a few significant emerging gleanings:

  1. What we are learning about our registered numerical growth in 2016
  2. What we are learning from the sampling of leadership feedback surveys
  3. What some of our Episcopal Church’s emerging visional ferment looks like

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Coverage in regional media about Zion House

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dear saints,

You may have noticed some coverage in regional media about Zion House, a ministry run by Zion Episcopal Church in Avon. They state that Zion House is closing at the end of May, which is not yet determined.

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