Upcoming Diocesan Events

General Convention
The General Convention is the governing body of the Episcopal Church.  It is made up of the House of Bishops – which is all of the Bishops of the Episcopal Church and the House of Deputies – which is four lay and four clergy deputies from each of the 109 Dioceses that make up the Episcopal Church.

The General Convention meets once every three years.  It will be meeting from July 4 through July 13 in Austin, Texas.  Pastor Vicki and Liz Brauza-Hughes are both attending General Convention so St. Paul’s office will be closed July 3 – 14.

You can watch a live stream of the House of Bishops, the House of Deputies, Joint Sessions, the Worship and other interviews and news pieces on the General Convention media hub here - https://www.episcopalchurch.org/general-convention-2018-media-hub.  Deputies, Bishops and others will be tweeting from General Convention using the hashtag #GC79

There will be reports from General Convention in Postings and on the Diocese of Western New York’s Facebook page.  Bishop Franklin is hoping to do some live stream interviews from General Convention, watch the Diocese’s Facebook page for information about that.

Diocesan Sleepaway Camp
Sleep Away is expanding to include all youth exiting 2nd through 8th grade this June.  The camp will be running two different tracks to accommodate the needs of the different age groups.  The first track will be those exiting 2nd through 5th grades and the second track will be for those exiting 6th through 8th grades.  Each track will have their own schedule to follow but will have some overlapping activities.

Sleep Away Camp will take place Sunday August 12th to Wednesday August 15th at Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Canter in Bemus Point, NY. To register campers, please download application & health form (available on the First 30 Ministries page of the diocesan website) and send in with $50 deposit to the Ministry Center by July 15th.

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