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|Sat Nov 01 @ 8:30AM - 04:30PM|
Spirituality and Formation
|Sat Nov 01 @ 8:30AM - 04:30PM|
|Sat Nov 01 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM|
Theme Basket & Silent Auction
|Sun Nov 02 @10:00AM - |
All Saints Day Open Baptism
|Sun Nov 02 @11:15AM - 12:30PM|
|Fri Nov 07 @ 7:30PM - |
A Christmas Carol
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A Christmas Carol
Bishop William Franklin
It is wonderful to be able to be here at the Convention of the Diocese of Western New York. As many of you know, I have been traveling quite a bit this fall. I have been to Taiwan and Kanuga (North Carolina) and Mississippi and Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. I am very happy to be home in Western New York.
I have been thinking a lot this fall about how proud I am to be the Bishop of Western New York. I claim the Western in that title with particular pride. You have heard me call the diocese based in New York City the Diocese of Eastern New York—they don’t seem to think that is amusing, but I do.
We are a Western Diocese—and not just in the way that people on the East Coast think that everything west of the Hudson River is west.
We are a Western Diocese because we were founded by pioneers. When the first congregations in our diocese were started, this was the Western Frontier. The people who came out here were the courageous visionaries, who saw the possibilities of a new land, a new city, a City of Light. Buffalo is called the City of Light because we were the first city in the United States to have electric street lights. We were willing to try something that no one had ever tried before. We were willing to blaze the trail.
That willingness to try new things, to go to new places and take risks is a part of the foundation of this region and of our diocese. We are here because those who came before us believed in the Erie Canal, something that had never been tried before.
by the Rev. Cathy Dempesy-Sims
When caring for a building limits the energy a congregation has for ministry it’s time for a change. So Ascension parish has chosen to move to the campus of the Church of the Good Shepherd at 96 Jewett Parkway in Buffalo.
Ascension parish recognizes that the Church is not a building. Any church, Ascension included, is really a group of people in close relationship with God and one another. And so, Ascension parish continues, as will our unique 4:30 pm Sunday celebration of Holy Eucharist and our monthly Pet Food Pantry. The Church of the Ascension is not closing, rather it is evolving, adapting to the 21st century reality of how to be the church.
Ascension and Good Shepherd have been in covenant relationship since 2011. When Ascension began their search for a new home, the congregations of both churches felt it a made perfect sense for Ascension to move north three miles. In recognition of their new address, Ascension decided to rename itself The Church of the Ascension Church at Good Shepherd.
Ascension’s former campus will be re-purposed by the Episcopal Church Home & Affiliates for a senior housing project. In this way, the building will forever be connected to the Episcopal Church, thanks be to God.
All are invited to join us for a grand service of good-bye and thank you to our building at the corner of Linwood and North in Buffalo at 7 pm on The Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, 2015. Bishop Franklin will be the celebrant. Come celebrate our rebirth as we joyfully remember all that has happened over the past 165 years while looking forward to what will happen in the next 165!
On Monday, October 13, the front lawn of the Episcopal Diocese’s Ministry Center at 1064 Brighton Road in Tonawanda will become a sea of pink.
More than 3,800 pink flags will be placed on that lawn by teens from St. Martin’s Church on Grand Island and St. Mark’s Church in Orchard Park. The flags represent donations for breast cancer made by Episcopalians from all over Western New York. These flags will reflect those that will appear on the lawns of most Episcopal churches.
St. Mark's Church in Orchard Park, NY is hosting “A Day of Healing with Nigel Mumford on Saturday, October 18, from 10am - 3pm.
Nigel Mumford is an author and an international speaker focusing on the healing ministry. He is the founder of “By his Wounds Inc,” a not-for-profit charity focusing on Christian healing.
Beat the flu season! Come get your immunization at St Michael and All Angels Church, 81 Burke, Buffalo, N.Y. 14215, on Sunday, October 12th between 10:30am and 1pm.
Children ages 9 and above (with parent) and adults welcome. Medicare and most insurances are accepted
Grace Church in Lockport will offer a Blessing of the Animals on Sunday October 12 at 2 pm.
The Blessing of the Animals is an ecumenical service in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, known as the patron saint of animals and environment. Rev. Cindy will bless the animals of parishioners and the community near the church's rose garden and St. Francis fountain