Diocesan Events

These are events that are happening in the next few weeks in the Diocese and the dates of some events further out.  If you are part of a committee or commission of the Diocese and are having an event or meeting that you want people to know about, please submit your event for posting on this page.


February 25
Warden & Vestry Day

IMG_0124The Second Annual Warden and Vestry Day will be Saturday February 25 at the Diocesan Ministry Center (1064 Brighton Rd, Tonawanda).

All wardens and members of vestry are invited (the clergy are invited to tag along if they want).

Check in begins at 9:30 and the program begins at 10 am.  The day will include Morning Prayer, time with the bishop, and a plenary session on how congregations, dioceses and the Episcopal Church work and who does what.

There will be three workshop sessions.  Each workshop session will have three workshops.  There will be workshops on: How to Read a Balance Sheet, Websites and Facebook pages, How to get press coverage for your church, The Basics of Capital Campaigns, Implicit Bias and many others.

There is also time for wardens and vestry members to talk with people from other congregations, get to know each other and see what good ideas they can pick up from each other.

Lunch is provided and the day will end at 4 pm.

Registration is now closed.  If you would like to attend Vestry and Warden Day please email Vicki Zust at vzust@episcopalwny.org to check space availability.

March 3-5
Presiding Bishop Curry’s Visit

The Presiding Bishop will be here March 3 – 5, 2017.

On Friday March 3, the Presiding Bishop will have lunch and meet with the clergy of the Diocese.  The clergy event will take place at the Diocesan Ministry Center from noon to 2:30 pm.  All the clergy of the Diocese are welcome.  RSVP to Vicki Zust vzust@episcopalwny.org.

On Friday afternoon the Presiding Bishop will be at a reception at St. Philip’s, Buffalo.  The Presiding Bishop’s father, Kenneth, was rector of St. Philip’s when Bishop Curry was growing up.

On Saturday afternoon the Presiding Bishop will be at the Diocesan Ministry Center from 1 to 3 pm.  He will be talking about the future of the Episcopal Church, the challenges and opportunities facing the Episcopal Church and our congregations and how we can take our faith out of our church an into the neighborhood.  The event is free and open to all.  Youth and young adults are invited to come and be a part of the conversation, there will be special seating available for junior and senior high youth.

Saturday evening the Presiding Bishop will be at the reception celebrating the 200th anniversary of the founding of St. Paul’s Cathedral.  The reception is at the Theodore Roosevelt Inauguration Site.  More information about this event can be found on the Cathedral’s web-site.

On Sunday morning Bishop Curry will be the celebrant and preacher at the 10:15 service at St. Paul’s Cathedral and speaker at the Dean’s hour at 9:15 am.

March 19
Discover Sundays: Spring Ahead into Gardening

dsgardeningHave you always wanted a beautiful landscape overflowing with wonderful annuals and perennials? Does that luxurious lawn always seem to be out of reach? Or maybe your vegetable garden just doesn’t seem to perform. Gardening expert David Clark will offer tips and techniques to ready our home and parish gardens for the Spring season.

A knowledgeable, entertaining, and nationally recognized instructor, gardening expert, florist, and event judge, David teaches horticulture certification classes at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens.

See David teaching “How to Start a Rosebush from a Wedding Bouquet” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqqTKd-V5I4

Bring your questions for David to answer! A reception will follow the presentation.

Register at bit.ly/clarkgardening


Save these Dates!

Look for more information to come about the following events:

  • April 11 – Renewal of Ordination Vows (St. Paul’s Cathedral)
  • May 7 – Discover Sundays – The Perils of Plastic