Diocese of Albany
The 2017 Missions Conference will be held on Saturday, September 23rd at St. John's Church, 10 Church St, Essex, NY 12936. The day will include Missions reports and informative workshops that will discuss working within Mission teams, choosing a mission that is right for you, dealing with hidden prejudices, finding funding for missions, and building and maintaining a successful mission. The Missions Committee invites all parishes in the Diocese to come and hear what others are doing and learn what you can do to reach those who don't know Jesus! The conference is free, and lunch will be provided. Find out more >
The Diocese of Haiti
The fight against fatal childhood diseases in Haiti gets a boost - In Haiti, 69 children out of every 1,000 born alive still die before their fifth birthday. And many of those deaths are from diseases that are preventable by vaccination. Still, the country has one of the lowest immunization rates — 58 percent — in the hemisphere. Read the Miami News story >
The Diocese of New York
The Summer Issue of the Episcopal New Yorker focuses on racism. Read this issue:
Diocese of the Virgin Islands
Co-Diocesan Camp 2017 story and images.
More News for August: Sunny Saints Summer Camp 2017 - This year St. Andrew’s Seek and Serve Outreach, Inc. operated its 7th year Sunny Saints Summer Camp in The Cathedral Church of All Saints Parish Hall on Garden Street, mainly for the children who live in the Garden St. and Long Path area and children who attend our after-school program Read the news here >
Diocese of Central New York
The Ithaca Times reports that St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Candor is joining with other local churches to put on the second annual "Feed the Five Thousand" event—an effort to bring the entire town of Candor (population: 5,000) together for a free community meal. According to the Times, teen Alexis Quick, of Candor, thought up the idea for the event when her father wondered out loud what the churches in the area could do to let the residents of Candor know that they are there to help and support all their neighbors—regardless of their membership in a local congregation.
The Diocese of Long Island
Two plaques honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that mark a maple tree outside a Brooklyn church will be removed Wednesday, the spiritual leader of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island said Tuesday. “I think it is the responsible thing for us to do,” Bishop Lawrence Provenzano said. “People for whom the Civil War is such a critical moment — and particularly the descendants of former slaves — shouldn’t walk past what they believe is a church building and see a monument to a Confederate general.” Read the story >
The Diocese of Rochester
The Last, The Lost, The Least
By Stephen Richards, Communications Specialist of EDOR
Imagine being a parent, raising a child, and facing the devastation of losing a place to live. It has been said that many of us are just a couple of paychecks away from financial crisis. Such crisis can be due to a loss of employment, a catastrophic medical need or some other unplanned event in our lives where we simply need help. Read more >
The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
The Episcopal Church has been a leader in Christian Ecumenical Work since the 1860s. In the 1950s significant work began also with Interfaith partners, particularly with Jews and later with Muslims.
In the European context, this is especially important. Bishop Whalon, together with many Clergy and Laypersons of the Convocation are involved in ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue, councils, activities, and joint work with many ecumenical and interfaith partners throughout Europe. Read the story >
The Diocese of New Jersey
St. Matthew’s, Pennington sends team of 7 to Honduras - St. Matthew’s Church in Pennington sends a service team to El Hogar, Honduras every other year. El Hogar is a residential school for elementary school children in Honduras who are most at risk from hunger, violence and poverty. These children are invited to attend the school by the El Hogar staff.
The Diocese of Newark
A Matter of Faith with a Bishop, an Imam and a Rabbi, July 2017: Law enforcement issues in New Jersey - Explore headlining issues through a multi-faith lens as Bishop Mark Beckwith, Imam W. Deen Shareef and Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz lead conversations with special invited guests. The third episode of the half-hour series, broadcast in July 2017, featured guests Peter Harvey, a former N.J. Attorney General, who discussed the issue of community policing; the Rev. Charles Boyer, who is dedicated to reforming the N.J. criminal justice system as it relates to the over incarceration African American men; and Alexander Roubian II, the President of the N.J. Second Amendment Society, who feels that the Second Amendment to the US Constitution is being violated in N.J. Check the video page for A Matter of Faith for video of this show, as well as previous shows.
The Diocese of Western New York
Is God Calling You? - If you believe that God is calling you to the ordained ministry, the first step is to talk to the priest at your congregation. The next step is to attend an Explorer’s Day. Find out more >