Ministry Grants awarded to fifteen congregations for Fall 2022

The Diocesan Board has awarded fifteen Ministry Grants totaling $34,526.94 to parishes and organizations of the Diocese of Central New York in the Fall 2022 grant cycle. Ministry Grants fund projects that reflect diocesan ministry priorities including strengthening community connections, welcoming refugees, digital ministry, and more. The next cycle of Ministry Grants will be announced in 2023.

St. David’s Episcopal Church, Barneveld: $3,000 for Music Ministry
This grant will support upgrades for the church’s organ, which is vital to the congregation’s ongoing Organ Scholar program for young people.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Boonville: $1,998 for Digital Ministry
This grant will provide live-streaming equipment and internet service to extend hospitality in worship.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Canastota: $1,565.90 for Digital Ministry
This grant will support the congregation’s live-streaming of services and events by offsetting the cost of internet service and a Zoom subscription for one year.

Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage: $2,675 for Digital Ministry
This grant will provide live-streaming equipment and internet service to extend hospitality in worship.

St. James’ Episcopal Church, Clinton: $221.71 for Digital Ministry
This grant will help the church purchase singers’ masks to reduce COVID-19 risk for their choir and congregation.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Elmira, Grace Episcopal Church, Elmira, and St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Horseheads: $1,500 for Facilitated Discernment
Grant funds will be used to pay a facilitator to support the three congregations in determining how they are called to work together in ministry.

St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Hamilton: $5,000 for Welcoming Refugees
This grant will support the faith communities, businesses, and people of the Village of Hamilton in a collaborative project to welcome a family of six Ukranian refugees to the village, including legal fees and relocation and resettlement costs.

The Episcopal Church at Cornell, Ithaca: $1,500 for Campus Ministries Retreat
Grant funds will cover the costs for seven ECC students to attend the Province II Campus Ministries retreat in November 2022, including meals, retreat fees, and transportation.

Christ Episcopal Church, Jordan: $1,600 for Digital Ministry
This grant will provide live-streaming equipment to extend hospitality in worship.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Lowville: $2,932.96 for Digital Ministry
This grant will support upgrades to the church’s existing live-streaming setup, enhancing the quality and reach of existing digital ministries. The grant will also support improvements in audio-equipment to improve accessibility of in-person worship for hard of hearing congregants.

St. Margaret’s Ecumenical and Retreat Center, New Hartford: $4,740 for for Building Connections
This grant will provide support for the Center’s ongoing “It Takes a Village” conversations and faith-based service work. The ecumenical group gathers monthly for reading and discussion about Christian mission, and responds to this learning through service in the greater Utica area.

LGBTQ+ Fellowship and Evangelism Committee of the Diocese of Central New York: $200 for Pride Picnic
This grant will support the Pride Picnic and noonday prayer planned for Saturday, October 1st.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Seneca Falls: $1,093.37 for Digital Ministry
This grant will provide live-streaming equipment to extend hospitality in worship.

Grace Episcopal Church, Syracuse and The Food Center @324 University: $5,000 for Emergency Food Distribution
This grant will support the purchase and distribution of nutrient-dense, diverse foods for Syracuse city residents who utilize the Emergency Food Distribution services of this interfaith Food Center.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Syracuse: $1,500 for The Open Pantry
Grant funds will support the regular re-stocking of the inventory of food distributed by The Open Pantry, a “take-what-you-need” emergency food distribution cabinet open to the public that is filled at least twice every day.

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