News from our dioceses...
Diocese of Albany
Bishop Love has established a new Mission Committee. You can follow them on Facebook. The purpose of the Mission Committee is to provide a forum for missions, empowering, equipping, encouraging, and evangelizing throughout the Episcopal Diocese of Albany for local, regional, national and international missions. Members of the Mission Board are appointed by the Bishop of Albany due to devotion to spreading the Word of God locally and internationally. Board members are empowered by the Holy Spirit, committed to sharing God’s love in Jesus Christ and eager to proclaim His Kingdom with everyone. For questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Episcopal Church in Cuba
La Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba celebrará su 110 Sínodo Anual, en la Catedral Episcopal de Cuba en La Habana. Comenzará el día 28 de Febrero, continuando los días 1ro, 2 y 3 de Marzo. Read more >
The Diocese of Haiti
Haiti: The university planning a green revolution
In a country where deforestation earns as many superlatives as poverty, UCNH's ancient flora across its 19-acre campus has become a haven for rare, endemic birds thanks to a generations-long ban on tree felling. Read more >
The Diocese of Rochester
11th Annual Ecumenical Good Friday Cross Walk - The cross walk planning is under way. Our route this year will be on Genesee Street from Aenon Baptist Church to St Monica’s and back.
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Diocese of Central New York
The old saying "time flies when you’re having fun” surely applies to the recently concluded Mission of Miracles medical campaign in El Salvador. Despite long days, which included riding cramped buses up to two hours each way and working in the heat and sometimes in not-so-sanitary conditions, we did have fun. Knowing that we were doing this ministry as Jesus Christ calls us to do, and with guidance from the Holy Spirit, our task was an easy one to bear—especially compared to the hard life endured by the Salvadorans we were there to serve. Continue reading>
The Diocese of Long Island
Cold Spring Harbor site believed to be cemetery for slaves, freed people - A small cemetery near St. John's Episcopal Church has been recently rediscovered and cleared to reveal grave markers from the 1800s. Find out more >
The Diocese of Newark
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a closely watched New Jersey case in which churches have been barred from receiving tax dollars meant for preservation of historic structures. St. Peter's in Mountain Lakes and St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Mendham were among the churches receiving historic preservation funds. Read more >
The Diocese of New York
On March 16 there was a retreat, the Apology Retreat ~ Be a Hero of Apology - This retreat explored what it means to apologize for the sin of slavery and its lingering effects. It provided the skills to apologize effectively so we can look to a new future. This retreat was offered by the Reparations Committee of the Diocese. Apologize? Why? For What? To Whom? How?
The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
Representatives of the Anglican-Episcopal Churches in Germany (CAECG) met this weekend for their annual business meeting in the quaint city of Treis-Karden on the Moselle river.
The program included three excellent presentations of different viewpoints on human sexuality within Anglicanism and its ecclesial implications. Presentations were made by 1) Church of England Suffragan Bishop David Hamid of the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe; 2) Church of England Chaplains Revd Martin Reakes-Williams of Leipzig and Revd Stephen Walton of Düsseldorf; and 3) Episcopal Rector Revd Christopher Easthill of Wiesbaden; discussion was facilitated by Church of England chaplain Revd Christopher Jage-Bowler of Berlin.
A very productive annual meeting resulting in new projects for our future. Our common lent project: a plastic free lent (life?) or with as little use of plastic as possible. Join us in this effort to be good stewards of our earth.
The Diocese of New Jersey
The Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey held its 235th Convention on March 2 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Clergy and lay people from across the Diocese gathered to hear reports on finances, programs, and growth, and to vote on candidates for office and other matters of general concern. Reports to the convention are available on the Diocese website. Additional post-convention documents and reports--including an updated Diocesan Constitution and Canons--will be posted to the site shortly. Read more >
Diocese of the Virgin Islands
Diocese of the Virgin Islands Celebrates its 100-Year Anniversary
Yes, it is one of the smallest dioceses in The Episcopal Church; and yes, the people of the Virgin Islands have suffered through the ravages of two back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes, but the diocese is rich in history, and with a renewed spirit, it is ready to celebrate its 100th Anniversary as part of The Episcopal Church. Read more >
The Diocese of Western New York
The Church of the Advent, Kenmore, has begun a sponsorship of Nahomy, a twelve year old girl who is cared for at Our Little Roses in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Our Little Roses is a church ministry devoted to improving the quality of life of the girls of Honduras and saving them from a life of abject poverty and high risk. They are nurtured through God's love and provided education, healthcare and housing. More information is on the website ourlittleroses.org or by calling The Church of the Advent, 876-6504.