Join us on Tuesdays in October from 5-6:30 p.m. on Zoom for our pre-convention workshops. Use this link to join, and password lakeerie. To join by phone, dial 646-876-9923 and use code 96821787415#.
October 6: Taking Risks for the Sake of the Gospel with Bishop Sean
October 13: Asset Based Community Development and the Episcopal Asset Map, with the Rev. Twila Smith of St. Simon’s, Buffalo and Tamara Plummer of Episcopal Relief & Development
October 20: Communications as Connection with the Rev. Kathleen Moore of the Erie Episcopal Partnership and Canticle Communications
Come learn communications practices and tools that can help connect people in their congregations and connect congregations with their neighborhoods.
October 27: Panel discussion on Local Mission Partnerships led by the Rev. Colleen O’Connor of the Genesee Deanery and the Rev. Canon Ruth Woodliff-Stanley of the bishop’s staff
Building partnerships between faith communities provides congregations the opportunity to do more: more ministry, more programming, more community involvement. But how does a faith community build meaningful partnerships? This panel discussion will give examples of a variety of partnerships with participants will share their stories and discuss the opportunities and challenges of forming partnerships.
Participants will include: Sara Nesbitt, St. Mark’s, Erie; Ed Palatella, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Erie; the Rev. Twila Smith, St. Simon’s, Buffalo; the Rev. Kim Rossi, St. Stephen’s and Bethany Lutheran Church, Olean; Jim Isaac, St. Mark’s, LeRoy; and Amy Swanson, St. Paul’s, Stafford.