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.
Journeys Event for Junior High Youth
Journeys is an event for our junior high aged youth (grades 6-8) with an underlying premise that we are all on a spiritual journey and that in all journey’s there are choices, bumps, smooth passages, dead ends, and unexpected surprises.
Particularly for junior high youth the important lesson is that in God’s economy nothing is wasted to try many different ways to experience the presence of God and from those experiences to follow the path that seems the right for you.
Journeys will be held at Church of the Advent in Kenmore, 54 Delaware Ave, Kenmore, 14217. The event begins 7 p.m. on Friday April 28 and will end at 5 pm on Saturday April 29.
Youth should bring a sleeping bag, pillow, change of clothes and toiletries. The cost of the event is $25.
May 6, June 3
Safe Church Training
It is the charge of every Christian to respect the dignity of every human being, to that end we offer Safe Church Training.
Safe Church Training protects not only volunteers and employees, but also those under their charge. By raising the awareness of leaders, everyone is safer.
Safe Church consists of two courses: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Adult Sexual Harassment & Exploitation Prevention. Volunteers such as Sunday School teachers, youth leaders, and youth camp staff are required to take “A Safe Place for Children.” All clergy and employees of the diocese and its congregations are required to take both courses.
The next classes will be held:
- Saturday, May 6, at Grace Episcopal Church in Randolph. The Church: A Safe place for Children will run from 9 a.m. to Noon. The Church: A Safe Place for Adults will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Register online!
- Saturday, June 3, at Christ Episcopal Church in Lockport. The Church: A Safe place for Children will run from 9 a.m. to Noon. The Church: A Safe Place for Adults will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Register online!
Senior High Event: Escape Room
Come, join us for a day of exploring and finding our way. A member of St. Luke’s Jamestown has been working hard to create an “Escape Room” just for the youth of the diocese. “Escape Rooms” have become very popular within the past two years and are great for bringing people together.
The event is Saturday May 6, 2017 from 1-4 pm at The Church of the Holy Communion in Lakeview, S-5381 Old Lakeshore Rd, Lakeview, 14085. The cost of the event is $10.
The Perils of Plastic
Dr. Sherri Mason, Professor of Chemistry and chair of the Department of Geology and Environmental Studies at SUNY Fredonia, will present the latest information about freshwater plastic pollution.
The study of plastic pollution started in the world’s oceans, most famously focused on what has been called the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” Despite a United Nations report suggesting that 80% of oceanic debris comes from land and, thus, was likely transported through fresh water systems to the sea, very little research with regard to marine debris has focused upon these freshwater systems. Dr. Mason and her team conducted the first-ever survey for plastic pollution within the open water of the Great Lakes, and will present the results from these studies as well as additional investigations that were conducted as a result of them, including impacts upon fish, birds and other wildlife.
She will offer suggestions on simple ways we can help to lessen the problem.
A reception will follow the program.
Register at bit.ly/perilsofplastic
Sleep Away Camp Returns!!!
Sleep Away camp will be returning this August for children between the ages of 8 and 12. The camp will be held Sunday August 13 to Wednesday August 16 at Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Camp in Bemus Point. Campers will have the opportunities to canoe, swim, do an adventure rope course, play gaga ball, sing, do arts and crafts, worship, and learn more about God! The cost per camper is $160. To register, please print and send in the Sleep Away Camp Application with a $50 deposit.
We are also looking for high school aged youth and young adults that would like to serve as Junior Counselors for the camp, and for men over the age of 21 that would like to serve as Senior Counselors for the camp. Please contact Wendy Schumacher at email@example.com or (716) 830-5443 if you are interested.
Save these Dates!
Look for more information to come about the following events:
- September 15-16 – Clergy Overnight
- October 27-28 – Diocesan Convention