An Experiment for the Sake of the Gospel

Our dioceses are on a journey to discover how collaborating can help us transform our congregations and communities through the power of Jesus Christ. In our churches, everyone is welcome, without exception.

Welcome from Bishop Rowe

Welcome! God is calling us into a new reality here on the southeastern shores of Lake Erie. We hope you will join us in answering this call as we reach out to people who do not know the transformational power of Jesus Christ, people who have been pushed to the margins, and people who feel like they aren’t worthy to step into one of our big stone churches. The road to transformation may be rocky at times, but we hope you will walk it with us.

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About our Partnership

In 2018, our dioceses pledged themselves to an unprecedented collaboration because we believe that God was calling us to embrace new ways of working on behalf of the Gospel here along the southeastern shores of Lake Erie. We are 90 congregations, spread across 20 counties, but we are one church, united by faith and dedicated to serving our communities and spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. Here in this part of the country that many have forgotten, we believe that we have the potential to lead the church into a new season of growth.

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Find a Church

It isn’t always easy to find our way to God. The disciples we encounter on the road to Emmaus were heading in the wrong direction! They didn’t even recognize Jesus, whom they had followed for years—until he broke bread with them. Our church finder was created to make your search a little easier. Use it to locate congregations, ministry centers and church-related organizations across the region. You don’t have to be a member to attend our services, get involved in our work, or find solace and sustenance through our ministries.


Come One, Come All! Regional Gatherings Begin November 30

The first in a series of regional gatherings with Bishop Sean will be held on November 30 at Christ Church, Lockport. Everyone from across the partnership dioceses is invited to attend the gathering that is most convenient for them. A second gathering will be held on at St. James, Batavia on December 1. Doors at…

Congregations Expand Afghan Refugee Resettlement Efforts: “Welcome Boxes” Provide Support to Newly Arrived Families

The Diocese of Western New York has long been active in refugee resettlement ministry, and with the expected arrival of 330 Afghan evacuees in the region, several congregations are stepping up their involvement. The Rev. Barbara Price and Deacon Tom Tripp have both active in organizing financial support for Buffalo United for Afghan Evacuees, and Tripp says that…