COVID-19 Response Updates
As of June 16, 2020, the Diocese of Central New York is in Step 2: Early re-gathering. Parishes may submit Covenants for Gathering Anew to the bishop’s office for approval at this time. For parishes whose Covenants are approved by the bishop, limited in-person gatherings, following all diocesan Step 2 guidelines, may resume on or after July 5, 2020.
Working for racial justice
From Juneteenth to Juneteenth, the primary focus of the Diocese of Central New York is to Listen, Learn, and Respond as we confront the sin of systemic racism. Please join us in this Gospel work with new opportunities, actions, and resources each month.
In June, we’re watching and discussing the film Just Mercy. Please take part!
Join us in learning to love God, one another, and all creation.
News & Updates
The Board of the Diocese of Central New York has announced a new diocesan Ministry Grants program designed to empower churches, ministries, and partnerships throughout the Diocese by funding projects that reflect current ministry priorities of the Diocese and uphold the diocesan Vision, Mission, and Rule of Life. Applications for the Fall 2020 cycle of […]
As Christians, we are used to seeing crises happen. We see damaging weather events, and we help. We see a house burn down, and we help. We see a family lose a job, and we help. This time, during the coronavirus pandemic the term “crisis” seems different. It seems larger, more bold. It hits from […]
The photo above is from An American Lament Devotional, via The Repentance Project. The Listen/Learn group of the Diocesan Racial Justice & Reconciliation Team is creating a list of resources we would like to recommend to you/your parish as we the Diocese of CNY confront the sin of systemic racism. Many of our parishes watched the film Just […]
In this week’s video update, Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe reflects on God’s call to care for ourselves and our neighbors, inviting us to be “excessively gentle with ourselves.” This is the last of the bishop’s weekly video updates for the summer; updates will return in the fall when she has returned from recovery for her scheduled […]
Dear friends, I hope this message finds you well, and perhaps this summer you have been finding ways to live into what poet John O’Donohue has called “slow time.” Especially when we may be feeling weary, lonely, anxious, or disconnected, we can remember that God invites us to slow down, to pray, and to turn […]
- August 18, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
Addictions continue to impact the lives of many individuals as well as their family members. In addition, addictions continue to place a strain on the resources within our communities. The Opioid Epidemic is not over. Addiction trends are constantly changing. However, there is hope for those who suf...
- August 20, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
How can we pray when we’re hurting? How can we come before God with our raw, honest emotions? How can we wrap all of the feelings swirling around in our big hearts into prayer? The ancient biblical writers have given us a gift in the form of laments. About one third of our Psalms are
- August 25, 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
Your ministry of bookkeeping for your parish supports all of the ministry occurring in your parish. Let’s discuss best practices, practical tips, and resources available to you. Presenters: Ms. Cathy Hobart, Controller and Mr. Doug Mouncey, Diocesan Finance Committee Please register at: church fin...
- August 27, 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
At every vestry meeting, the vestry and clergy are presented with financial information. The financial reports tell a story. What are we looking at? What should be of concern, and what should give us hope? What questions should we be asking? What resources are available for the ministry of the paris...
- August 27, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Given any thought yet to your Annual Meeting? At St. John’s in Cape Vincent, we have our Annual Meeting during the summer months, so we had to get on it fast. As with so many other opportunities created by COVID-19, we had to learn some new technological tricks! And, we did it! On August 2,