|Sat Apr 25 @12:00AM|
|Sun Apr 26 @ 3:00PM - 06:30PM|
Feast of Lights Acolyte Event
|Sun Apr 26 @ 3:00PM - 04:00PM|
Concert by Rishon Odell
|Thu Apr 30 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM|
Retirement Party for Laurie Wozniak
|Sat May 02 @ 8:30AM - 04:30PM|
Evangelism and Church Growth
|Sat May 02 @ 8:30AM - 04:30PM|
|Sat May 02 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM|
Resource Sharing Day for Sunday School Teachers & Ministry Leaders
|Sat May 02 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM|
Buffalo- Shepherd's Table Cinco de Mayo Dinner
Bishop Franklin will be among a delegation of twelve Episcopal bishops traveling to Cuba April 7-12, 2015, at the invitation of their colleague, the Right Rev. Griselda Delgado del Carpio, Episcopal Bishop of Cuba.
“Those of us making this trip belong to the same class of bishops as our sister bishop, Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio, who became Bishop of Cuba in 2011 — the same year the rest of us also became bishops,” explained Bishop Franklin.
The group is looking forward to helping The Episcopal Church reconnect with the clergy and people of the Episcopal Church of Cuba. Meeting last February, the Cuban church’s synod voted 39 to 33 to take steps to return to it’s former affiliation with The Episcopal Church in America, which was severed at the time of the Cuban Revolution 54 years ago.
On Saturday, March 28, Bishop Franklin and eight members of our diocese's deputation to General Convention traveled to Erie, PA to meet with their cohorts from the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania and the Rev. Gay Jennings, president of the House of Deputies.
The purpose of the meeting was to familiarize Bishop Franklin, Bishop Sean Rowe and the deputies of both dioceses with the major issues that are expected to be brought to the floor of General Convention when it meets in Salt Lake City this June. Discussion included a procedural outline of the presiding bishop election proces and issues relating to anti-racism, church restructuring, mission efforts and more.
A lot was riding on the Buffalo Bulls vs West Virginia Mountaineers NCAA game played on Friday March 20. It all began at the House of Bishops meeting held earlier that week, when Bishop Franklin and Bishop Michie Klusmeyer of the Diocese of West Virginia got to talking.
"We decided it would be fun to make a friendly wager," said Bishop Franklin. "I said I'd ship him wings from the Anchor Bar if Buffalo lost, after all it is the place where Buffalo Wings, as the whole world now knows them, were born."
St. James Church in Batavia will host Batavia City Historian Larry D. Barnes on Sunday, April 12th at 2pm. Mr. Barnes will present a program about the early congregational leaders of St. James Church and their contributions to Batavia both before and after it was incorporated as a city.
2015 also marks the 100th anniversary of Batavia's incorporation as a city.
This event is the “kick off’ for celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the founding of the parish of St. James, June 6th, 1815. There is no charge for this event, and a reception with follow in the church parish hall. All are welcome.
On Friday, April 24 at 7pm Vox Lumine will present a concert at St. James Episcopal Church in Batavia. The group's name, who's translates to Voices of LIght, is an emerging professional choral ensemble, which began performing in Western New York in 2011. The concert will be the second event of the celebration of St. James' church's bi-centennial.
Founded by conductor Brandon Johnson, Vox Lumine is comprised of members from all over New York State including Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo and the southern tier. The ensemble includes professional musicians, music teachers, students and musicians who work in other fields,
March Madness does strange things to people — even bishops.
It’s made Bishop Franklin take an interest in sports and Cinderella, not something we commonly associate with our bishop, who was a church history professor before he became bishop.
Bishop Franklin dreams of Cinderella as the UB Bulls Mens basketball team prepares for their first “Big Dance” this Friday against the West Virginia in the NCAA Tournament in Columbus, OH.
The bishop’s strong faith in the Bulls is evidenced by the friendly bet he made with Bishop Michie Klusmeyer of the Diocese of West Virginia. If the Mountaineers win on Friday, Bishop Franklin will send Bishop Klusmeyer some Buffalo wings from the Anchor Bar. If the Bulls are victorious, Bishop Klusmeyer will send Bishop Franklin some road kill, apparently a West Virginia delicacy.