|Tue Mar 31 @11:00AM - |
Clergy Renewal of Vows
|Fri Apr 03 @ 9:00AM - 01:00PM|
Attic Treasures Rummage Sale & Basket Raffle
|Fri Apr 03 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM|
|Fri Apr 03 @ 4:30PM - 06:30PM|
|Sun Apr 05 @12:00PM - 04:00PM|
Attic Treasures Rummage Sale & Basket Raffle
|Fri Apr 10 @12:00AM|
Senior High Overnight
|Sun Apr 12 @ 2:00PM - |
History of St. James & Batavia Mingle
|Wed Apr 15 @ 4:00PM - 06:00PM|
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.
In spite of bone chilling cold, the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York is once again taking faith to the streets throughout the day tomorrow as Ashes to Go are offered at various locations.
The movement has grown locally over the past three years, from a handful of locations in 2013 to 22 this year.
In recent years Ashes to Go has become a nationwide movement that has clergy and lay people visiting transit stops, street corners, coffee shops, and community centers on Ash Wednesday to mark the foreheads of interested passers-by with ashes and invite them to the observance of a holy Lent.
Ash Wednesday dates back in Christian tradition many centuries to mark the beginning of a time of reflection, repentance, and renewal in preparation for the great celebration of Easter.
All people are welcome to stop by any of the following locations tomorrow, February 18, 2015:
Bishop Franklin has been elected by the professed membership of the Benedictine Community, The Companions of St. Luke - OSB to be their Episcopal Visitor.
The Episcopal Church requires religious communities and orders that operate independently from normal diocesan structure to elect a Bishop Visitor to assure that they have ecclesiastical support and oversight. Bishop Franklin, who follows Bishop Deane Wolfe from the Diocese of Kansas, assumed his role on January 1, 2015.
Early in his career, Bishop Franklin taught courses on monastic history at the Benedictine St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. While at St. John’s he also taught at several Benedictine Experiences, a weekend retreat held annually at the Episcopal House of Prayer located on the grounds of the abbey.
The Companions of St. Luke (CSL) is a dispersed Benedictine Community with members in 20 states, the District of Columbia, and England. CSL began in the Diocese of Chicago in June 1992 and is a recognized Christian Community of the Episcopal Church. The community is an active member of the National Association of Episcopal Christian Communities.