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Sunday
July
12,
2020
Sacred Ground Preview Session
Jul 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Leaders of the Diocese of Western New York’s Commission to Dismantle Racism and Discrimination and the diocesan Mission Strategy Advisory Group have agreed to co-sponsor the Episcopal Church’s Sacred Ground program across the partnership dioceses.

Sacred Ground, a dialogue series about race, is grounded in faith and includes readings, documentary film and short videos. “Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity,” reads the Episcopal Church’s Sacred Ground webpage.

In our partnership dioceses, facilitated Sacred Ground discussion groups will meet twice each month via Zoom for a total of 10 sessions. Participants can choose one of these options:

July 21-December 1: First and third Tuesdays of each month from 3-4 p.m.

July 16-December 3: First and third Thursdays of each month from 7-8 p.m.

Register online for Sacred Ground.

Three Sacred Ground preview sessions are available:

July 12, 3-4 p.m.
July 13, 7-8 p.m.
July 14, 3-4 p.m.

Register online for a preview session.

The Sacred Ground program was launched last year by Becoming Beloved Community, the Episcopal Church’s long-term initiative on racial healing, reconciliation, and justice. Created by Katrina Browne, producer and director of the documentary “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North,” Sacred Ground is especially intended to help white people talk with each other about racism past and present, their own racial identity, and issues of class, region and ideology.

Learn more about Sacred Ground on the Episcopal Church website, and register to participate in a Sacred Ground discussion group.

Monday
July
13,
2020
Sacred Ground Preview Session
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Leaders of the Diocese of Western New York’s Commission to Dismantle Racism and Discrimination and the diocesan Mission Strategy Advisory Group have agreed to co-sponsor the Episcopal Church’s Sacred Ground program across the partnership dioceses.

Sacred Ground, a dialogue series about race, is grounded in faith and includes readings, documentary film and short videos. “Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity,” reads the Episcopal Church’s Sacred Ground webpage.

In our partnership dioceses, facilitated Sacred Ground discussion groups will meet twice each month via Zoom for a total of 10 sessions. Participants can choose one of these options:

July 21-December 1: First and third Tuesdays of each month from 3-4 p.m.

July 16-December 3: First and third Thursdays of each month from 7-8 p.m.

 

Register online for Sacred Ground.

Three Sacred Ground preview sessions are available:

July 12, 3-4 p.m.
July 13, 7-8 p.m.

July 14, 3-4 p.m.

Register online for a preview session.

The Sacred Ground program was launched last year by Becoming Beloved Community, the Episcopal Church’s long-term initiative on racial healing, reconciliation, and justice. Created by Katrina Browne, producer and director of the documentary “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North,” Sacred Ground is especially intended to help white people talk with each other about racism past and present, their own racial identity, and issues of class, region and ideology.

Learn more about Sacred Ground on the Episcopal Church website, and register to participate in a Sacred Ground discussion group.

Tuesday
July
14,
2020
Sacred Ground Preview Session
Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Leaders of the Diocese of Western New York’s Commission to Dismantle Racism and Discrimination and the diocesan Mission Strategy Advisory Group have agreed to co-sponsor the Episcopal Church’s Sacred Ground program across the partnership dioceses.

Sacred Ground, a dialogue series about race, is grounded in faith and includes readings, documentary film and short videos. “Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity,” reads the Episcopal Church’s Sacred Ground webpage.

In our partnership dioceses, facilitated Sacred Ground discussion groups will meet twice each month via Zoom for a total of 10 sessions. Participants can choose one of these options:

July 21-December 1: First and third Tuesdays of each month from 3-4 p.m.

July 16-December 3: First and third Thursdays of each month from 7-8 p.m.

 

Register online for Sacred Ground.

Three Sacred Ground preview sessions are available:

July 12, 3-4 p.m.
July 13, 7-8 p.m.

July 14, 3-4 p.m.

Register online for a preview session.

The Sacred Ground program was launched last year by Becoming Beloved Community, the Episcopal Church’s long-term initiative on racial healing, reconciliation, and justice. Created by Katrina Browne, producer and director of the documentary “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North,” Sacred Ground is especially intended to help white people talk with each other about racism past and present, their own racial identity, and issues of class, region and ideology.

Learn more about Sacred Ground on the Episcopal Church website, and register to participate in a Sacred Ground discussion group.

Wednesday
July
15,
2020
Digital Summer Camp
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Diocesan camps are canceled because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but Wendy Schumacher, missioner for youth and children, has collaborated with the Rev. Matthew Scott and the Rev. Elizabeth Yale to create a digital camp for children and youth from rising third graders through graduated seniors. Camp programs will be held online on the five Wednesdays in July:
July 1: Introductions and games
July 8: bible art, sing along, and game
July 15: yoga and a visit with Bishop Sean
July 22: arts and crafts, Taize worship
July 29: talent and variety show, compline
The theme is unity, and 1 Corinthians 1:10 is the guiding Bible verse.
Complete an online form to receive additional details and ensure that your camp package is delivered to the right house.
Thursday
July
16,
2020
Ordinations to the Priesthood
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm
Cathedral of St. Paul, Erie
God willing and the people of God consenting, on July 16 at 6 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Paul, Erie, Bishop Sean will ordain Rebecca Harris, Gerald Hilfiker, Patricia Lavery and Rosaleen Nogle to the priesthood, and will ordain Kathleen Moore to the priesthood on behalf of the bishop of Vermont.

The service will be live-streamed on the partnership YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Sunday
July
19,
2020
A Conversation with Bishop Sean
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
On July 19 and 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#.

Wednesday
July
22,
2020
Digital Summer Camp
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Diocesan camps are canceled because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but Wendy Schumacher, missioner for youth and children, has collaborated with the Rev. Matthew Scott and the Rev. Elizabeth Yale to create a digital camp for children and youth from rising third graders through graduated seniors. Camp programs will be held online on the five Wednesdays in July:
July 1: Introductions and games
July 8: bible art, sing along, and game
July 15: yoga and a visit with Bishop Sean
July 22: arts and crafts, Taize worship
July 29: talent and variety show, compline
The theme is unity, and 1 Corinthians 1:10 is the guiding Bible verse.
Complete an online form to receive additional details and ensure that your camp package is delivered to the right house.
Celebration of Sojourner Truth & Harriet Tubman
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
On July 22 at 7:00 p.m., The Truth is All Powerful and Will Prevail, a service celebrating Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman will be held online.

This service of readings and reflections, music and prayer will remember and honor the work and witness of Tubman and Truth. The service is a collaboration between the Union of Black Episcopalians, the Commission to Dismantle Racism and Discrimination, St. Paul’s Cathedral in Buffalo, the Cathedral of St. Paul in Erie, St. Philip’s in Buffalo, and Trinity Church in Buffalo.

The service can be accessed by using this link: bit.ly/SPCzoomwebinar. The password is 4cathedral. To join by phone instead of video, dial 929.205.6099 and use webinar ID: 865 0282 1794 and password 574412.

Wednesday
July
29,
2020
Digital Summer Camp
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Diocesan camps are canceled because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but Wendy Schumacher, missioner for youth and children, has collaborated with the Rev. Matthew Scott and the Rev. Elizabeth Yale to create a digital camp for children and youth from rising third graders through graduated seniors. Camp programs will be held online on the five Wednesdays in July:
July 1: Introductions and games
July 8: bible art, sing along, and game
July 15: yoga and a visit with Bishop Sean
July 22: arts and crafts, Taize worship
July 29: talent and variety show, compline
The theme is unity, and 1 Corinthians 1:10 is the guiding Bible verse.
Complete an online form to receive additional details and ensure that your camp package is delivered to the right house.
Sunday
August
16,
2020
A Conversation with Bishop Sean
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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#.