Episcopal Diocese of Western New York

Wardens and Vestry Day Draws a Crowd

Video 2 0 00 01-01The Second Annual Warden and Vestry day was held on Saturday.  More than 130 wardens and vestry members, and a few clergy, from 40 congregations gathered to talk and learn and pray and eat.

Workshops were offered on topics ranging from implicit bias to websites and Facebook pages to partnerships with public schools to how to read a balance sheet.

Bishop Franklin’s opening remarks focused on how far the Episcopal Church has come from the Revolutionary War and how the Episcopal Church has always responded to changing times.

Bishop Franklin told the gathered group that this is one of his favorite days of the year because he gets to see the Web of Grace made visible in the gathering of the leaders of the Diocese.

Download the power point from the opening plenary session “How the Church Works”.