Episcopal Diocese of Western New York

Discover Sundays 2017-2018

dscompassUnless otherwise specified, all programs take place at
2:30 p.m. at the 
Diocesan Ministry Center

Explore the splendor of God’s natural creation

Revel in some of the best of humankind’s achievements

Share the experience with Episcopalians, friends and family

Free and open to all!

Download a brochure with detailed information about this year’s offerings.


January 21, 2018
From Stranger to Neighbor: What has Changed?

It has been a year since the implementation of the diocesan-funded ecumenical collaboration of our project called “Welcome the Stranger.” The detailed accomplishments of the project will be presented along with appearances of some families who have resettled in western New York. Journey’s End Refugee Services personnel will summarize the effect the Presidential Orders of 2017 will have on local refugee resettlement as well as the status of the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals (DACA) program. A reception will follow the program and will feature a sampling of refugee favorite ethnic finger foods.

Everyone is invited – Pre-registration is appreciated but not required.

Register at goo.gl/forms/jk8qEjuXVKWupsJk1


March 11, 2018
Afternoon at the Movies: “Hidden Figures”

“Hidden Figures” tells the amazing true story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, who were three brilliant African American women working at NASA and who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn. This stunning achievement turned around the space race. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial lines, and inspired generations. An introduction to the movie will be given by Edward H. Snell, PhD, Chief Executive Officer at Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, and former scientist at NASA. Free popcorn, candy and beverages will be offered for all to enjoy during the show.

Everyone is invited – Pre-registration is appreciated but not required.

Register at https://goo.gl/forms/lj56T9vviRcQJvfj2.


May 20, 2018
Field Trip: A Special Afternoon in East Aurora
Roycroft Campus, East Aurora

On May 20th a Discover Sunday event will be held in East Aurora on the Roycroft Campus at 31 South Grove Street. For those able to arrive earlier, the PBS documentary about Elbert Hubbard will be shown in the Power House at 1:00 pm. At 2:00 we will break into small groups for a one-hour guided tour of the Roycroft Campus and see details attributed to Elbert Hubbard and the Arts & Crafts Movement. These two presentations are free and open to all Episcopalians, family and friends.

Pre-registration for this Discover Sunday program is required.  Register at https://goo.gl/forms/dBSsSd6ieghXnq2T2.

At 3:00, everyone is invited to gather for refreshments and friendship in All Saints’ Hall at St. Matthias’ Church located a short two blocks from the Roycroft Campus at 374 Main Street (the stone church on the corner of Main and Maple Streets).