Budget Targets Met: Draft 2023 Diocesan Budgets Available for Review
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by Rebecca Wilson
1y ago
The Diocesan Councils of the Dioceses of Northwestern Pennsylvania and Western New York have approved draft 2023 budgets, which are now available for review: Download the Northwestern Pennsylvania operating and program budgets Download the Western New York operating and program budget Download the Northwestern Pennsylvania assessment calculations Download a comparison of the 2018 and 2023... Read more   The post Budget Targets Met: Draft 2023 Diocesan Budgets Available for Review appeared first on The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwestern Pennsylvania ..read more
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Responding to Today’s Supreme Court Decision: A Message from Bishop Sean
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by Rebecca Wilson
1y ago
Dear People of God in the Partnership Dioceses, I write to you at the end of what, for many, has been a deeply disillusioning day. The U. S. Supreme Court this morning overturned Roe v. Wade, and abortion has already been outlawed in several states across the country. Although New York and Pennsylvania will, for... Read more   The post Responding to Today’s Supreme Court Decision: A Message from Bishop Sean appeared first on The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwestern Pennsylvania ..read more
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From The Rev. Matt Lincoln: Reintroducing the Pledge of Faith and Action against Racial Injustice
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by Rebecca Wilson
1y ago
    Dear Colleagues in Christ, Many of us are searching for ways to approach our society’s persistence of racism and violence with our congregations. We are horrified by the evil of another mass shooting, this time at a Texas elementary school. While that shooter’s motive remains unclear, we know the shooter in Buffalo was... Read more   The post From The Rev. Matt Lincoln: Reintroducing the Pledge of Faith and Action against Racial Injustice appeared first on The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwestern Pennsylvania ..read more
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Vigil on Sunday at the Jefferson Avenue Tops Market in Buffalo
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by Rebecca Wilson
1y ago
On Sunday, May 22 at 6 p.m., St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, together with the Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania, will host an outdoor vigil at the Tops Market on Jefferson Avenue where a white supremacist gunman killed ten people on May 14. Speakers at the vigil will include the Rev. Paul... Read more   The post Vigil on Sunday at the Jefferson Avenue Tops Market in Buffalo appeared first on The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwestern Pennsylvania ..read more
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Community Foundation Funds to Support Buffalo
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by sophie
1y ago
In the wake of Saturday’s mass shooting, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has created two funds to support the community financially. To provide aid to those directly impacted by the massacre, donate to the Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund. To address immediate community needs, long-term rebuilding, and systemic issues that have marginalized communities of color, donate to the Buffalo Together... Read more   The post Community Foundation Funds to Support Buffalo appeared first on The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwestern Pennsylvani ..read more
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Bishop Holly UBE Chapter Releases Statement on Tops Market Shooting
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by sophie
1y ago
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will... Read more   The post Bishop Holly UBE Chapter Releases Statement on Tops Market Shooting appeared first on The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwestern Pennsylvania ..read more
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Racially Motivated Shooting at Tops Markets on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo, New York
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by Kathleen Moore
1y ago
A Message from the Commission to Dismantle Racism and Discrimination, Dioceses of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania, written by Denise Clarke-Merriweather of St. Philip’s, Buffalo: How does one whose skin color is used to demonize and disparage their humanity function in a society historically filled with bigoted thoughts and actions? The answer is cautiously,... Read more   The post Racially Motivated Shooting at Tops Markets on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo, New York appeared first on The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwestern Pennsylvania ..read more
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Bishop Sean and Denise Clarke-Merriweather Lead Litany in the Wake of a Mass Shooting
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by Kathleen Moore
1y ago
On May 15, Bishop Sean and Denise Clarke-Merriweather of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Buffalo led a short service on Zoom and Facebook Live to pray for the souls of those who died in the mass shooting at a supermarket on the East Side of Buffalo, to ask God to comfort their loved ones, and... Read more   The post Bishop Sean and Denise Clarke-Merriweather Lead Litany in the Wake of a Mass Shooting appeared first on The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwestern Pennsylvania ..read more
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Oil Region Episcopalians Begin Collaboration to Serve Their Communities
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by sophie
2y ago
A picture of the Episcopal Church’s future – and how to get there – may well be seen in a budding collaboration among four congregations in the Oil Region area of the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania. Collaborative Oil Region Episcopal Ministries is in its formative stages, but some things are already clear. First, there is... Read more   The post Oil Region Episcopalians Begin Collaboration to Serve Their Communities appeared first on The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwestern Pennsylvania ..read more
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Atchison To Return To Teaching, Continue UBE Leadership
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by Rebecca Wilson
2y ago
Dr. Gabrie’l Atchison, who has served the partnership dioceses as missioner for administration for the past two years, has announced that she will resign her position to return to adjunct teaching at the end of May. “During her time on the partnership staff, Gabrie’l has been a thoughtful colleague and a catalyst for helping to... Read more   The post Atchison To Return To Teaching, Continue UBE Leadership appeared first on The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwestern Pennsylvania ..read more
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