News from our dioceses...
Diocese of Albany
Archbishop Justin to Visit Diocese
Archbishop Justin Badi Arama will be visiting Gilbertsville NY at the end of August and is scheduled to preach at the ecumenical service in Centennial Park August 25 at 11:00 am. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
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The Episcopal Church in Cuba
$90,000 needed to complete the Cuba Pension Fund Drive
Cuba Pension Funding- We are almost there! Please help us complete this campaign by Labor Day!! As we celebrate the reunification of the Episcopal Church of Cuba with The Episcopal Church, we have the very important task of funding the pensions for the Cuban clergy. Read more >
Donations can be made by:
>Giving securely online at www.episcopalchurch.org/give and selecting ‘Cuba Pension Fund’ in the drop-down
>Texting the word ‘PENSION’ to 41444 (messaging and data rates apply)
>Making checks payable to ‘The Episcopal Church’ and put ‘Cuba Pensions’ in the memo line
The Diocese of Haiti
The Trump administration is ending an Obama-era immigration program that allowed thousands of Haitians who were eligible to receive a green card in two years to wait it out in the United States with relatives. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Friday (8/9/2019)that it was ending the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program, and will now decide whether to allow Haitians to travel to the U.S. to await their lawful permanent resident status on a case-by-case and humanitarian basis.Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/haiti/article233447842.html#storylink=cpy
The Diocese of Rochester
3rd Annual Summer Revival in the Park - 2019
Hosted by Church of the Ascension, Rochester, NY
Seneca Park, 2222 St Paul Blvd, Rochester, New York
Revival: Restoration to Life, Consciousness, Vigor & Strength
An Awakening, in a church or community. Come join in. All are welcome; activities for children, opportunities for fellowship and restore our Love for God, the community and the world.
Friday, August 23, 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, August 24, 2-8 p.m.
Diocese of Central New York
Churches launch new websites through diocesan program
The Church of the Resurrection in Oswego and the Episcopal Churches of St. Andrew's (New Berlin), St. Matthew's (South New Berlin) and Emmanuel (Norwich) have launched new websites <bigreddoor.org and resoswego.org > through a diocesan program led by communications director Meredith Sanderson. Through the program, each community worked with Sanderson to create a modern, low-cost ($144 per year) site and received customized training to maintain the site.
Fora parish or organization affiliated with the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York, the diocese can build a modern website on the Squarespace platform for free. Learn more>
The Diocese of Long Island
Are food trucks the future? Fighting food insecurity and gentrification one stop at a time - North Brooklyn Angels prove neighbors helping neighbors is a model for fighting hunger in America. Read the article >
The Diocese of Newark
Matt Porowski and Shannon Molnar, both local college students with a long history as first campers and then counselors at Cross Roads, have been hired as the Pop Up Youth Ministry Fellows for its inaugural year.
Currently serving on Cross Roads' summer 2019 leadership team, the two are already at work planning the youth and young adult events to be held at host churches starting in September.
More information about Pop Up Youth Ministry will be coming out later this summer. In the meantime, here's a little about Matt and Shannon.
The Diocese of New York
The summer issue of The Episcopal New Yorker, Power Issue, is out.
What will you find?
The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
Preaching Faith Before Evil
As we approach the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Paris on August 25, read the fascinating story of Reverend Rudolf Damrath, the Lutheran pastor who served as the German military chaplain at an “occupied” Cathedral. The Venerable Walter Baer, Archdeacon of the Convocation tells his story.
The Diocese of New Jersey
For five days during mid July, choristers from parishes throughout New Jersey attended the 30th Annual Diocesan Choir Camp sponsored by the Diocese of New Jersey and Church of the Advent, Cape May. Choristers of all skill levels return annually and stay in the historic Holiday House, run by the Girl's Friendly Society of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. The Choir Camp experience gives young choristers the opportunity to join with peers from communities throughout the Diocese and region for an intense period of growth - socially, musically, and spiritually. Choristers leave with a sense of enthusiasm that they bring back to their respective parishes and communities to help spread the Gospel and grow the church. The week culminates with a choral Evensong led by Bishop Stokes. Kevin O'Malia of All Saints', Princeton was this year's Music Director. You can see a video of the entire choral Evensong on the Diocese YouTube channel.
Diocese of the Virgin Islands
The Cathedral School of All Saints, St. Thomas, USVI has an ASCS Level Up video. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/1XLi0x7c7f8
The Diocese of Western New York
New Staff Structure: A Letter from Bishop Sean
August 12th, 2019
In the four months since we celebrated the beginning of our partnership with a festive Eucharist at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Buffalo, the leaders and staff of both of our dioceses have been working hard with me to lay the groundwork for strong and productive collaboration. Today I want to update you on our progress and invite you to participate in developing the mission strategy that will guide our work together beginning in 2020. First, I am pleased to say that our staff team is now in place.
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