News from our dioceses...
Diocese of Albany
Treasures of Troy features Episcopal Churches! When you think of the Tiffany name today, you probably picture the iconic blue gift box, hiding a jeweled treasure inside. But 150 years ago, Tiffany’s treasures were made for all to see: stained glass windows with artistry surpassing anything crafted before, and Troy is home to the mother lode that survives to this day. See the features online >
La Iglesia Episcopal en Cuba
Jóvenes Episcopales de CubaSeptember 1 at 12:09 AM ·
La juventud pasa muy rápido y es por eso que debemos aprovechar al máximo cada segundo. Debemos invertir nuestra vida en lo que realmente vale la pena mientras tenemos salud y fuerzas.
No hay nada más seguro y acertado que invertir en el Reino de Dios que durará para siempre. Los jóvenes que dedican sus vidas al Señor no quedarán frustrados porque tienen la certeza de que Dios bendice a los que le sirven.
No pierdas el tiempo con cosas triviales , vive para el Señor desde tu juventud. ¡ Esfuérzate y se valiente !
Feliz día de los Jóvenes Episcopales, les desea toda la Directiva Diocesana de JEC.
#JEC #jovenesepiscopalesdecuba #IEC
The Diocese of New Jersey
Each year, All Saints’ Memorial Church in Navesink collects funds to provide fully supplied backpacks for school children in need. Last year, All Saints’ partnered with HABcore for the first time, and provided more than 60 backpacks filled with school supplies and other personal items for children in their program. This year, we were able to provide 80 fully supplied backpacks for ages from elementary school through high school. This is a new high total for us, and truly the Spirit was with us, for we were able to send along some extra supplies and funds as well! Thanks to all our contributors and volunteers! Read more >
The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwestern Pennsylvania
Feeding people has always been part of Christian ministry, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become even more essential. Two congregations in our diocesan partnership have responded to the need by adapting their feeding ministries in creative ways.
St. Mark’s in LeRoy, New York, is home to about thirty families, and in 2009, long before the pandemic, its adult bible study group studied the story of the feeding of the multitude (Matthew 14:13-21) and wondered about its meaning in their community. Out of that conversation began a summer breakfast program for children. The initial program had a low response rate, but the group, still convinced of the need, offered lunch the next summer. That proved popular, and while the lunch program has changed over the years to meet evolving needs, the desire to feed people has not...
Some fifty miles west of LeRoy, the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Buffalo has run a food pantry for many years. Named for Ken Perry, a parishioner instrumental in its founding, the program was well-established and running smoothly when the Revs. Mike and Elizabeth Hadaway came to the parish in 2018. As the pandemic began, the pantry became even more important, and led by Heather Lodinsky, pantry chairperson, and its clergy, the parish determined it would not miss a week...
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Diocese of Central New York
Earlier in August, members of the youth group at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Chenango Bridge—assisted by skilled adult mentors—helped build a wheelchair ramp for one of their neighbors through the Broome County Council of Church’s “Ramp it Up” program.
l'Église Épiscopale d'Haïti
2022 Conference Mission Spotlight: Haitian Mission of the Society of St Margaret
The Diocese of Newark
Toni’s Kitchen, a food ministry of St. Luke’s Church in Montclair, will debuted its new food outreach initiative, Toni’s Grill, on Saturday, Sept. 10th at the Montclair Jazz Festival in downtown Montclair. The new food truck, serving grilled classics – burgers, chicken and fries – along with a choice of salads and wraps is being launched to reach those who are unhoused and other food insecure neighbors for whom grab-n-go meals are the best solution. See the blessing of the truck >
Diocese of the Virgin Islands
The Clergy of the Diocese of the Virgin Islands in Retreat with our Bishop Benhase in St. Croix. Thanks to the Rev. Sandye Wilson, acting Dean of the Cathedral in St. Thomas, for the photo.
The Diocese of Rochester
Southeast District Mission Project
The 2022 Southeast District Mission Project is ShelterBox USA.
The nine Episcopal Churches in the Southeast District of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester are working together to raise much needed funds for the disaster relief efforts of ShelterBox USA. ShelterBox has provided over 20 years of disaster relief in 97 different countries, supporting families to get back on their feet after hurricanes, earthquakes, conflicts, droughts, cyclones and more. Each of the nine churches will be raising funds over the next few months. Please contact one of the churches to see how you can join in this important work.
The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
The Episcopal Church was present at the World Council of Churches Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany. Bishop Mark Edington and Archdeacon Walter Baer joined the appointed delegates for dinner.
The Assembly met from Aug. 31 to Sept. 8 in Karlsruhe, Germany, with over 4,000 participants from around the world. This Assembly’s theme was “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity.”
The Diocese of Long Island
In response to the explosion of gun violence in the United States, All Saints Church in Bayside, invited its neighbors to attend a free hybrid town hall, "Now What? Stopping Gun Violence in Our Communities," at the church on August 24. Attendees, both live and in-person, had the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of national, regional and local experts, including: U.S. Senator Chris Coons, Bishop R. William Franklin, "The Toy Guy" Chris Byrne, 111th Precinct Commanding Officer Captain John Portalatin, and more. To find out more and view the recording of the town hall and media coverage, CLICK HERE.
The Diocese of New York
The Summer 2022 edition of The Episcopal New Yorker is out. This issue is on conflict and features, among other articles:
Iglesia Episcopal Diócesis de Puerto Rico
La Fondita de Jesús
With 36 years of service to the most vulnerable community and homeless people in San Juan
Con 36 años de servicio a la comunidad más vulnerable y personas sin hogar en San Juan
Su coordinadora de Salud Integral, la Srita. Nicole Paredes Rivera, habló con nosotros en “Senderos”, el programa de la Iglesia Episcopal Diócesis de Puerto Rico acerca de los diferentes programas que tienen en la corporación y sobre como la comunidad puede apoyar las diferentes iniciativas sociales que existen.
La corporación La Fondita de Jesús se distingue en transformar la vida de personas sin hogar, personas que viven en comunidades vulnerables, en el cuido de adultos mayores y también se identifican por ayudar a esa comunidad marginada y rechazada que, en muchas ocasiones, pasan a ser invisibilizadas. Read more >