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An Experiment for the Sake of the Gospel

Our dioceses are on a journey to discover how collaborating can help us transform our congregations and communities through the power of Jesus Christ. In our churches, everyone is welcome, without exception.

Welcome from Bishop Rowe

Welcome! God is calling us into a new reality here on the southeastern shores of Lake Erie. We hope you will join us in answering this call as we reach out to people who do not know the transformational power of Jesus Christ, people who have been pushed to the margins, and people who feel like they aren’t worthy to step into one of our big stone churches. The road to transformation may be rocky at times, but we hope you will walk it with us.

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About our Partnership

In 2018, our dioceses pledged themselves to an unprecedented collaboration because we believe that God was calling us to embrace new ways of working on behalf of the Gospel here along the southeastern shores of Lake Erie. We are 90 congregations, spread across 20 counties, but we are one church, united by faith and dedicated to serving our communities and spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. Here in this part of the country that many have forgotten, we believe that we have the potential to lead the church into a new season of growth.

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Find a Church

It isn’t always easy to find our way to God. The disciples we encounter on the road to Emmaus were heading in the wrong direction! They didn’t even recognize Jesus, whom they had followed for years—until he broke bread with them. Our church finder was created to make your search a little easier. Use it to locate congregations, ministry centers and church-related organizations across the region. You don’t have to be a member to attend our services, get involved in our work, or find solace and sustenance through our ministries.

News

School Partnership Expands Vision at St. Paul’s, Harris Hill

Six years ago, the people of St. Paul’s, Harris Hill, prepared for Christmas by filling tote bags with books for the children of Buffalo Public School 6. The next year, they added hats and gloves to the bags, and the year after that, socks. This year, the bags were so plentiful that they lined the…

Bishop Sean’s Christmas Message

In his Christmas message, Bishop Sean says, “It’s been a full year, and now as we end the season of Advent and begin the wonderful season of Christmas, we take this time of watching and waiting for Jesus to come as a child who we will follow, and who will return as a king. We…

Donate to the Theological Education Fund

Dear Friends, Our partnership is uniquely suited to train leaders for the future of the Episcopal Church, and as 2019 draws to a close, I ask for your help in doing just that. By making a gift to our theological education fund, you can help limit the student debt accrued by our seminarians and clergy…

Events

Saturday
February
1,
2020
Feast of Lights
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buffalo will host this year’s Feast of Lights on February 1.  All acolytes, young and old, are invited to come participate in this service that tells the story of the spread of the Light of Christ.  Participants will be assigned roles. There’s something for everyone, and practice during rehearsal time.  Participants should arrive at 12:30 p.m. to allow time to practice, explore the Cathedral, and have time for a snack before the service.  Please confirm participation using the following link: Feast of Lights.

The Feast of Lights service will begin at 4 p.m., and all are invited to attend.

Sunday
February
2,
2020
Bishop Sean’s Visit to Holy Trinity, Houtzdale
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am
Holy Trinity
Grace, Lockport Closing Eucharist
Feb 2 @ 4:30 pm
Grace Episcopal Church