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All over our region, congregations are embracing new ways of working on behalf of the Gospel. If you have a story to tell about work your community is doing, please email us.

Vigil on Sunday at the Jefferson Avenue Tops Market in Buffalo

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…

Community Foundation Funds to Support Buffalo

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…

From Bishop Sean: Our Response to the Mass Shooting in Buffalo

Dear People of God in Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania: Since news of the horrific massacre on the East Side of Buffalo began to spread on Saturday afternoon, the leaders of our diocesan partnership and I have been working to respond. Through prayer, pastoral outreach, and redoubling of our commitment to dismantle systemic racism…

From Bishop Sean: A Hate Crime in Buffalo

Dear People of God: Earlier today, our beautiful spring afternoon was shattered by news reports that a white man dressed in body armor and carrying a high-powered rifle has murdered ten people at the Tops Supermarket on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo. Three others are injured, according to reports—two of them critically. The gunman is eighteen…

Oil Region Episcopalians Begin Collaboration to Serve Their Communities

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…

Atchison To Return To Teaching, Continue UBE Leadership

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…