January 10, 2018
 
Welcome to Rust Belt Episcopal. The Dioceses of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania have launched a website and a Facebook page to share information, updates, and insights on our conversations about our possible shared future. 
 
Listening Sessions Scheduled

What do you think about the proposed partnership between the Diocese of Western New York and the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania? Between now and mid-March, all members of both dioceses are invited to share their ideas, hopes and concerns at one of eight listening sessions:
 
January 31, 7 p.m.: St. Luke's, Jamestown (WNY Cattaraugus/Chatauqua region)
February 1, 7 p.m.: St. Andrews, Buffalo (WNY Central Erie region)
February 7, 7 p.m.: St. Marks, North Tonawanda (WNY Northern Erie region)
February 8, 7 p.m.: St. Matthias, East Aurora (WNY Southern Erie region)
February 28, 7 p.m.: St. James, Batavia (WNY Genesee region)
March 1, 7 p.m.: Calvary, Williamsville (WNY Eastern Erie region)
March 19, 6:30 p.m.: St. John's, Franklin (NWPA)
March 20, 6:30 p.m.: St. John's, Kane (NWPA)
 
Bishop Sean will open the listening sessions in Western New York with brief remarks and time for questions, and then he will depart and members of the Diocese of Western New York's Standing Committee will lead the conversation.

At the listening sessions in the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania, both Bishop Sean and Bishop Bill Franklin will open the meetings, and then they will depart and leave time for participants to talk with members of the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania's Standing Committee.
 
Questions? Please email rustbeltepiscopal@gmail. com.
 
Video: Living into this "Adaptive Moment"

"The Israelites found their way from Egypt, this place of bondage and slavery, toward the promised land," says Bishop Sean Rowe. "And we know that piece of real estate isn't that big. So, why did it take them 40 years?"
 
 
Rust Belt Episcopal Website and Facebook Page

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