|Sun Aug 02 @11:15AM - 12:30PM|
|Fri Aug 07 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM|
Wine and Beer Tasting
|Sat Aug 15 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM|
|Sun Aug 16 @11:00AM - 12:00PM|
God's Gift of Grace, Pet Food Pantry
|Sat Aug 22 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM|
Safe Church Training at Calvary, Williamsville
|Sun Aug 23 @12:00AM|
Give Life! Give Blood!
|Sat Aug 29 @ 9:30AM - 11:00AM|
Good Grief Support Group
Recently, 25 people from St. Mark’s Orchard Park joined with their Muslim brothers and sisters at the Turkish Cultural Center in Buffalo to celebrate a community Iftar dinner. Iftar is the evening meal that Muslims partake in during the season Ramadan. The idea to join the dinner came from St. Mark’s parishioner Doug Robinson, who after reading Bishop Franklin’s pastoral letter wanted to take seriously the challenge to get outside our comfort zone to cross racial and ethnic boundaries. So, Doug invited his fellow parishioners to join him at the community Iftar dinner in Buffalo.
Join St. Martin’s, Grand Island (2587 Baseline Rd.) for a Wine and Beer tasting (with appetizers) and an evening of fun, on Saturday August 7, from 7-10 p.m.
Music provided, in Sinatra style, by Jack Civiletto.
Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. All age 21 and over are welcome. Call Irene at 773-5186 to purchase advance tickets.
This summer the Ministry Center of the Diocese of Western New York has been taken over by children, teenagers, stuffed animals and letter people.
It has been the site of the Eaton Summer Reading Program. Children from Buffalo, youth missioners from all over the country and adult volunteers from Western New York have been reading, playing, singing, having fun and getting to know each other. The goal of the program is to help children from the Buffalo schools work on their reading and writing skills over the summer.
The Eaton Summer reading program, named in honor of the late Jim Eaton, is in full swing. The kids are working on reading and writing. They are playing games and doing puzzles. Teenagers from New Jersey and Virginia (and their adult leaders) joined us last week, and this week we have a large group from Ohio helping out.
Among other activities, Bishop Franklin stopped in to play the piano and teach a song to the camp. The kids had fun, but they did say that while the Bishop is cool, the seal show at the Niagara Aquarium was cooler.
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, located at 96 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, will be hosting a community blood drive with Unyts, in memory of Nolan Burch. Nolan, a freshman at West Virginia University, passed away in November of 2014 after a fraternity hazing incident. 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. Unyts, WNY’s only organ, eye, tissue and community blood center, will be set up in the church’s Jewett Hall on Sunday, July 19th from 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM to run the blood donation drive. The community is encouraged to stop out and donate blood that will go to help the many patients in need at our local hospitals.
The Episcopal Diocese of Western New York is sponsoring a total of five blood drives throughout Western New York in memory of Nolan. Donors are encouraged to make appointments at any of these future donation locations: August 23rd – St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 12 Elm St., Westfield; September 20th – St Paul’s Cathedral, 4 Cathedral Park, Buffalo, and October 11th – St. John’s Episcopal Church, Main & Chestnut Streets, Youngstown, NY. The goal is to have 200 units of blood donated. The results of the drive will be celebrated at the 178th Convention of the Diocese in October being held in Mayville.
The Rt. Rev. David C. Bowman, Ninth Bishop of Western New York and Assisting Bishop of Ohio, died on July 10, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio, at age 82, shortly following a stroke.
Born on November 15, 1932 in Oil City, PA, Bishop Bowman was raised in Canton, OH where he attended Canton Lincoln High school, and graduated from Ohio University in 1955. After serving three years in the U.S. Army, he attended the Virginia Theological Seminary, where he earned a Masters of Divinity in 1960. He was ordained to the diaconate in June and to the priesthood in December of that year.
From 1960 to 1963 he served as Assistant Rector at the Church of the Epiphany in Euclid, OH, where he met his wife, Nancy. He was then Vicar of St. Andrew’s in North Grafton, MA from 1963 to 1966; Rector of St. Andrew’s Church in Canfield, OH from 1967 to 1973; Rector of St. James’ Church, Painesville, OH from 1973 to 1980; and Rector of Trinity Church in Toledo, OH from 1980 to 1986, from where he was elected Bishop of Western New York.