Episcopal Diocese of Western New York
Resources for Parishes

Diocesan Leaders Gather, Pray, Learn, Talk & Eat

Saturday, February 24 was the third annual Warden and Vestry day.  Nearly 150 people representing 36 congregations gathered at the Diocesan Ministry Center. The day opened with prayer.  Bishop Franklin then spoke to the gathered group.  During the morning prayers the reading was the story from First Samuel of the escape of the donkeys of…

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Working for Education Equity

Bishop Franklin attended the All Our Children national symposium on education equity in Columbia, South Carolina this week. The symposium was a gathering of people from a variety of Episcopal Dioceses, other denominations and secular organizations who are working for education equity. You can read Bishop Franklin’s reflection on his presentation here – https://jerusalem-crossing.com/ You can…

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You can Give and Save on Taxes Too!

Give stocks which have gone up in price since you bought them! The tax advantage is that you do not have to report the capital gains, but you get the income tax deduction for the gift to the church.  Giving is easy.  Most people hold their securities in a broker’s account.  Ask your broker for…

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