|Sat Aug 02 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM|
|Sun Aug 03 @11:15AM - 12:30PM|
|Sat Aug 09 @ 8:30AM - 04:30PM|
Baptism, Confirmation and Reception
|Sat Aug 16 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM|
|Sat Aug 16 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM|
SMOKEY JAZZ with Ladies First Jazz Combo
|Sun Aug 17 @12:00PM - 01:00PM|
God's Gift of Grace, Pet Food Pantry
|Thu Aug 21 @ 7:00PM - 12:00AM|
Lockport - August Taize Services
|Sat Aug 30 @ 9:30AM - 11:00AM|
Good Grief Support Group
Our pets are special to us. They are always there to greet you at the end of a long day. They’re the best friend you need to snuggle with when you are feeling down. That's why we buy gifts for them on Christmas and take them along on vacations. Because when you own a pet, you think of them as one of your family.
Imagine now that you are unable to care for your pets as well as you had been in the past. For some reason you can not pay for the food they need or basic healthcare. Wouldn't it kill you to see your pet suffer and not be able to help?
On Sunday, July 27, clergy from across the diocese met for the 4th annual clergy picnic at the Diocesan Ministry Center in Tonawanda. Approximately 30 individuals attended. The event is designed to bring the clergy and their families together for an afternoon of relaxation.
“We just talk and drink and have a good time,” said the Rev. Vicki Zust, rector of St. Paul’s, Harris Hill. “It’s the one time of the year that the clergy families get to come. Our spouses come to it and we get to build a community beyond just agenda driven stuff.”
by Rebekah Brown & Virginia Carr
As Christians, we have a whole spectrum in which we can act faithfully. We can draw inward and evaluate ourselves, praying for strength and improvement. And we can go out into the world and extend help, love and comfort. At St. Peter's, Westfield, we have been able to both this summer.
Two of our parishioners spend part of their year in Texas. They both attend the church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Mission, Texas, where they are currently trying to provide for the refugees coming over the border.
Bishop Franklin is a member of the Joint Nominating Committee for The Episcopal Church's next presiding bishop. The election for this office will take place at the next General Convention of the Church to be held in Salt Lake City, UT in July 2015. One of his responsibilities as a member of the committe has been to draft a series of educational essays.
The final essay of the trio was released today. It outlines the evolving role and the changing selection process from 1792 to the present. Read it here.
The first essay, outlining the election process, was released on July 2.
by Bishop William Franklin
I joined twelve youth representing eight of our parishes for the 2014 Episcopal Youth Event held July 9-12 at Villanova University outside Philadelphia. Our delegation joined more than 800 youth, 237 adults, and 43 bishops from 86 dioceses, as well as the Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies.