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Opening Space for Dialogue: Sacred Ground Reaches Midway Point

Earlier this summer, more than 200 people across the partnership dioceses enrolled in Sacred Ground,  an Episcopal Church dialogue series about race that includes readings, documentary film and short videos. Co-sponsored by the Diocese of Western New York’s Commission to Dismantle Racism and Discrimination and the partnership Mission Strategy Advisory Group, the ten-week program includes…

New Online Sunday Worship Begins September 13

Beginning September 13, online diocesan worship services will be led from the Cathedral of St. Paul in Erie and St. Paul’s Cathedral in Buffalo on alternating Sundays. The services will be posted on Facebook and YouTube each Sunday morning at 10 a.m., and will also be available for viewing on demand. The services will include…

A Humbler Approach: A Sermon by Bishop Sean

“When we are asked the question ‘who do you say that I am,’ we can take a humbler approach. We can say that you are the Messiah, the Christ. You will lead us, we will follow,” said Bishop Sean in his sermon on August 23. “And we understand that it is a journey that we…

Service of Reconciliation on November 6

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….

A Service of Racial Reconciliation

On August 7, United Clergy of Erie, including Bishop Sean Rowe and Dean Melinda Hall met on the steps of the Cathedral of St. Paul to pray for racial reconciliation and stand in solidarity against systemic racism. “This is step one in a process of reconciliation and repentance,” said Bishop Sean. “This calls us to…

Miracles are Emerging: A Sermon by the Rev. Matthew Scott

“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…