On November 6, the evening before we gather for our joint diocesan conventions, the Commission to Dismantle Racism and Discrimination will host an online Service of Reconciliation. This service, an introduction to the ongoing work that our congregations and dioceses will be doing together, is meant to bless and inspire our shared ministry of racial justice and healing….
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.
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.
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.
“It will be hindsight when we look back and see these humble offerings of prayer and worship and service that we’re doing right now that miracles are emerging,” says the Rev. Matthew Scott of St. Francis and Trinity Memorial Churches in Youngsville and Warren. “We here in the wilderness of loneliness and isolation will look…
“Once that seed sprouts and those roots take hold, our faith — just like the mustard plant — spreads like crazy,” says the Rev. Cathy Dempesy-Sims, canon to the ordinary for the partnership dioceses. “Once the roots of our faith take hold, this faith of ours stops being a noun and it starts being a…
On August 16 at 1 pm, everyone in the partnership dioceses is invited to online conversations with Bishop Sean. Join by video or phone to hear updates from across our partnership and ask questions.
Join the conversation via Zoom using this link: https://zoom.us/j/95186212034
Or join by phone: 646-876-9923 and use code 95186212034#.