|Sun Jul 05 @11:15AM - 12:30PM|
|Mon Jul 06 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM|
Eaton Summer Reading Program
|Wed Jul 08 @12:00AM|
Shakespeare in Delaware Park
|Sat Jul 11 @ 1:00PM - 05:00PM|
Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ - July 11, 2015
|Sat Jul 11 @ 2:00PM - 07:00PM|
Chicken BBQ and Auction
|Sat Jul 18 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM|
Big Band BBQ
|Sun Jul 19 @12:00AM|
Give Life! Give Blood!
|Sun Jul 19 @12:00PM - 01:00PM|
God's Gift of Grace, Pet Food Pantry
The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, Bishop of North Carolina, has been elected Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.
Bishop Curry will become Presiding Bishop on November 1, when he succeeds the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori.
Congregations are asked to insert prayers for "Michael, our Presiding Bishop-elect" in the Prayers of the people between now and November 1.
Michael Bruce Curry was elected 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina on February 11, 2000. He was consecrated on June 17, 2000, in Duke Chapel on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
I am so pleased with today’s Supreme Court ruling. This has been a week of profound steps, a turning point in our national life. The tragedy in Charleston impelled us to remove symbols of racism and to recommit to coming together to address the systems of intolerance and racism that have kept us separated. Today’s ruling lifts a different barrier, one that has stood in the way of what Justice Kennedy rightly called “equal dignity in the eyes of the law” for same gendered couples.
This is a stand that I and our Diocese have held for several years. For us it comes out of our Episcopal faith and our theology. In seeking Christ in all persons, in loving our neighbor as ourselves, in respecting the dignity of every human being, we show the presence of Christ to the world. We become a clearer reflection of the love and presence of Christ that we are called to share with all the world.
In all that we do let us remember the words from First John, ‘Beloved, let us love one another because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him.’ Our call as Christians is to reflect the love of Jesus to the world through our prayers, through our service to others and through the reflection of the love of God that is seen in marriages – all marriages.
More than 200 bishops, more than 800 deputies and more than 100 representatives of the Episcopal Church Women have gathered in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Convention began Wednesday with opening statements from the Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies and presentations by the four candidates for Presiding Bishop.
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in her opening statement: "When we gathered as a body three years ago, we were intensely excited about going where only one man has gone before. We authorized a study of how the Episcopal enterprise works, and how it might be renovated for its current mission."
She noted that the Episcopal Church was on a journey. She said, "We are bound for the galaxy called Galilee and the edges of the known world, because that's where Jesus sent us and that's where her promises to meet us. The journey is likely to be a long, in spite of the glimpses of heaven around us."
The Blood drive in memory and honor of Nolan Burch got off to a great start on Saturday June 20.
Nolan, a freshman at West Virginia University, passed away in November of 2014 after a fraternity hazing incident. He was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church in Williamsville. TJ and Kim Burch, Nolan’s parents and Calvary parishioners, arranged for organ and tissue donations after his death, and have since sought to raise awareness in the community.
There was a steady stream of donors from 1 to 6 pm at Calvary Church. Bishop Franklin dropped in and talked with TJ and Kim Burch and spoke to the media about the importance of blood donation. Bishop Franklin said, “TJ & Kim are showing all of us what it mean to live in faith, to hope that something good can come even out of the worst of tragedies.”
On Thursday, May 21st, the ladies of the Episcopal Church Home Associate Board met in Forest Lawn Cemetery. They placed a cross of flowers at the foot of a large cross that marks the section belonging to the Church Charity Foundation, former name of the Episcopal Church Home.
The 93 graves are of those who lived either in the home or orphanage that through the years was part of the Church Home. Markers note those buried there, one age three months to another 100 years old, and a span of over 100 years from 1870 to 1977.
The Associate Board members remembered those that had no one else to do so with a prayer service and a cross of flowers. If you wish to visit, it is section DD in Forest Lawn Cemetery, in Buffalo.
I am shocked and horrified by the killings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston last night.
That a congregation that has stood for generations as a beacon of hope and freedom was the target of such hatred is incomprehensible. Those people who welcomed all to pray with them were targeted because of the color of their, skin, which makes it all the more chilling.
Tonight I will be attending the vigil for the victims of the Charleston shooting at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church at 1525 Michigan Avenue in Buffalo at 7 pm.
I invite all Western New York Episcopalians to come with me and join in expressing our grief, shock and commitment to stand with those who mourn.