News from our dioceses...
Diocese of Albany
Back in 1985, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church’s congregation asked artist Thomasa Nielsen to design more than 50 stained glass windows and the worshippers cut every piece for every window from huge colored glass sheets. They soldered and assembled every window by hand. They wanted the project to be deeply personal and a reflection of their values. So, they asked Nielsen to design windows that showcased a Biblical miracle bestowed by God (water walking) juxtaposed with the modern day equivalent delivered by science and technology (spacewalking).
Read the story from the Albany Times Union >
The Episcopal Church in Cuba
On December 29th, Iglesia Jesus Nazareno, in the bustling city of Santa Clara, reopened after having been closed and deteriorating for the past several years. The celebration was the exciting culmination of a dramatic renovation and refurbishment program through the loving support of All Soul's, Washington DC - who entered into a companion relationship with Jesus Nazareno in early 2019. Find out more >
The Diocese of Haiti
The UN Security Council has stressed the need to resolve the ongoing political impasse in Haiti between President Jovenel Moïse and a surging opposition movement. Members issued a statement on Thursday night outlining the immediate necessity for parties to engage in an inclusive and open dialogue to form a government that responds to the needs of the people. In addition to political instability, Haiti has also faced fuel shortages, corruption scandals and other challenges, prompting angry citizens to take to the streets.
Read more >
The Diocese of Rochester
Diocese of Central New York
Where did you see God at work in 2019?
2019 was a year for discerning God’s vision for our future, a year for experimenting with new ways of connecting with our neighbors, a year for sharing God’s love in every part of Central New York. Read 2019 in review: Learning to love God, one another, and all creation
The Diocese of Long Island
The Rev. Karen Ann Campbell, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Sag Harbor, NY, visited the Texas border at Brownsville/Matamoros in January.
In her report she says:
"We were a group of 150-200 from 30 states including Alaska and Wisconsin. I met several people from Washington State. All very compassionate. Some veterans of many causes and some here for the first time."
Read her story >
The Diocese of Newark
Mission Minutes videos
This year's Mission Minutes (shown at diocesan convention) told the stories of how five parishes stewarded their gifts into ministries covering food, shelter, education, international outreach, and a Hispanic/Latino ministry.
The Diocese of New York
The Episcopal Diocese of New York announced the closing of the sale of property adjacent to the Church of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan’s Inwood neighborhood to Artimus for a future residential development. The deal includes the full renovation of Holy Trinity’s historic parish house and drill hall as the parish’s future home.
“This transaction will provide Holy Trinity with a building that is viable for many years (including a much-needed new sanctuary), and the local community with valuable new community space,” said the Bishop of New York, the Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche. “The proceeds of the sale will make it possible for Holy Trinity to remain in Inwood, and for the Episcopal Church in upper Manhattan to continue Jesus’s mission of offering loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God, with all people, and with the whole of creation.” Read more >
The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
The Canterbury Cross was presented to the congregation of Holy Trinity Nice, France, during their service. The organizing team of the next Convocation Convention came forward to receive the Cross from Samuel and Helena Mbele-Mbong of Emmanuel Episcopal Church Geneva Switzerland. It was well received, and many wondered about the story behind the Cross. Find out more >
The Diocese of New Jersey
The Rev. Dr. Caroline Carson, rector of The Episcopal Church of the Holy Innocents, has just returned from a Global Partnership trip to Bangladesh. Read about her adventures!
See some of the photos >
Diocese of the Virgin Islands
Members of the ECW of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Sea Cow’s Bay in the Diocese of the Virgin Islands made the Christmas season better for some of the elderly members of their community. Read the story >
The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwestern Pennsylvania
In February, a new advisory group will begin the next phase of developing a mission strategy for the partnership dioceses. The group, which will be chaired by Craig Dressler of St. Mark’s, Erie, and Twila Smith of St. Simon’s, Buffalo, was appointed by the councils of both dioceses. Find out more >