|Sat May 30 @12:00AM|
Airline Ticket Raffle
|Sat May 30 @10:00AM - 02:00PM|
Women of Trinity Book, Bake and Craft Sale
|Sat May 30 @12:00PM - |
Planning for the Journey
|Sun May 31 @ 2:00PM - |
Discover Sundays - Forest Lawn Tour
|Wed Jun 03 @ 7:00PM - |
Book discussion of The Faith Club..
|Sat Jun 06 @ 8:30AM - 04:40PM|
Community Assessment & Community Organization
|Sat Jun 06 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM|
|Sat Jun 06 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM|
Safe Church Training at the Cathedral
(they heard there was food there)
The rumors are true - there is food at Larkin Square in Buffalo every Tuesday evening (food trucks to be specific). It's called the Food Truck Rodeo and it happens every Tuesday from May through October.
Bishop Franklin is inviting everyone to join him at the Food Truck Rodeo on Tuesday June 9. The Bishop will be arriving at Larkin Square right around 6 pm.
Everyone should pick your favorite food truck (or two), get your food and then come join the Bishop and your fellow Episcopalians.
Bring a chair or a picnic blanket and some cash and come for the fun. A Band Named Sue is playing that night. Food, music and Episcopalians, what could be more fun?
Larkin Square is at 745 Seneca St. in Buffalo. For information about available free parking, visit the Food Truck Rodeo website.
On Saturday, June 6th, St. James Episcopal Church will celebrate it’s 200th year as a parish church in Batavia (June 6th, 1815 – June 6th, 2015). A Festival Eucharist service will begin at 3:30pm on the 6th with a musical prelude followed by the main service at 4pm, presided over by the Rt. Rev. William Franklin, Bishop of the Diocese of Western New York. The sermon will be given by the Rev. Allen Farabee , who served as an interim rector of St. James for two years.
Following the service, a dinner reception will take place in the parish hall. The cost is $20 per person and reservations in advance are necessary and must be made by Thursday, May 28th. Reservations and ticket purchases can be made at the St. James office, 405 East Main St., or by calling 585-343-6802, Mon. – Thurs. 9am – 1pm.
On Saturday, June 13th at 2pm, St. James’ Episcopal Church in Batavia will host a talk by Suzanne Oliver, a co-author of the best selling book The Faith Club, A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew—Three women Search for Understanding. The idea for a children’s book was conceived by Rayna Idliby, a Palestinian Muslim as a means to explain the Muslim faith, what it was and wasn’t, and to promote healing after 9/11. She met and enlisted the aid of Suzanne Oliver, an Episcopalian, and Priscilla Warner, a follower of Judaism. Together the three women explored their own faiths, but also gained a greater and positive understanding of the others’. Through these “club meetings” they found and discussed the many similarities and the common beginnings that each faith held.
Dr. John L. Esposito, Professor of Georgetown University describes The Faith Club… as “A must read. A major contribution to interfaith understanding that encourages dialogue, discussion, and debate, to take us beyond ignorance, stereotypes, and misunderstandings, to a mutual understanding and respect so critical in these times.”
Bishop Franklin had a fun bet with Bishop Provenzano of the Diocese of Long Island on the Easter Eve hockey game between the Sabres and the Islanders. Since the Islanders won the Bishop has made a contribution to a food bank on Long Island, has sent Bishop Provenzano some Anchor Bar wings and here is pictured on his visitation to St. Barnabas, Franklinville wearing an Islanders jersey. Bishop Franklin is supported by A.J. Shortz, an acolyte at St. Barnabas, and Deacon Gerald Hilfiker.
Bishop Franklin is looking forward to a rematch next season. Go Sabres!
Each June throughout the U.S. and around the world, communities celebrate Pride. The Pride events have evolved over time from their inception commemorating the Stonewall Riots and the birth of the modern gay rights movement in the late 60s and early 70s: mixing in political and social action with fundraising, education, and fun, Pride events are a unique expression of the diverse LGBTQ community and their allies, families, friends, and supporters.
Pride here in Western New York is the week of June 1-7, with events happening each day, and details to be found on the WNY Pride website. We have an opportunity to join Pride, and to celebrate and support.
"When the disciples were on a boat, in the middle of a storm, Jesus came to them, walking on the waves and said, 'Take heart; it is I; do not be afraid.'"
Over 40 people from various congregations around the diocese attended the first Take Heart conversation, held on Wednesday evening (May 13) at the Ministry Center in Tonawanda.
The Take Heart conversations are the next step in the process that we began this past winter with the Be Not Afraid gatherings. As a diocese, we came together then and named our fears and challenges. Now, we gather again to discuss what we can do to deal with them.