Bishop DeDe: God loves us–we can make a difference.

In this short video message, Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York offers encouragement and updates about fall activities in the Diocese, including Diocesan Convention.



Hello people of Central New York. I’m so glad to speak with you today and bring you greetings from our diocesan office.

I know that these last weeks and month have been a very difficult time in the life of our world. There have been earthquakes and fires and floods and hurricanes. So many people are suffering and struggling and it is difficult not to feel afraid. But I’m reminded of Saint Paul and his admonition to “not grow weary in doing good.” We are God’s people. God is with us and God loves us. So I encourage you to continue praying and supporting one another and being kind to one another. And to give to Episcopal Relief & Development that we can be part of a tangible response to people’s need.

And also in this time of blessing backpacksand beginning the new year, know that you’re very much in my thoughts and prayers. Especially as we prepare for Diocesan Convention together in November. At that time we’ll gather together as one
group, as one body, ready to serve Jesus.

I’ve invited Dwight Zscheile to be with us and to inspire us with words about how we might grow in our ministries. His time with us is not a time to change what we’re doing but to be empowered and inspired in new ways, to build up so that we may go
back to our parishes with “news we can use,” with ways we can make a difference in the life of our world, and so that we can be people of hope, and love, and peace.

Know that you are always in my prayers and that I think of you often. I love being your bishop. I love living in Central New York. And so, until we see each other at one of our diocesan events or at Convention, know that I love you and you’re in my prayers. We are the people of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York, together! Many blessings to you.

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