Welcome.  I hope you will see herein that we are a people committed to our relationship with God in Christ and to one another.  We seek to be vibrant faith-filled communities of worship, prayer and service that make a transformative difference in the lives of the people with whom we are privileged to engage.  In so doing we, by grace, open ourselves to the possibility of being "The passionate presence of Christ for one another and the world we are called to serve."


We do this work of mission and ministry with a deep sense of thanksgiving, grateful to live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Our faith communities are set amidst the landscape of rolling hills, small cities and abundant lakes and streams.  Grateful for all God has given us, we hope you will experience among us the radical hospitality God offers to all people.


Peace to you in Christ,

 Bishop Skip Adams


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The Bishop's Lenten Retreat for Laity:

Jesus Save Us! (Uh...from what?)


Date:   Saturday, March 7, 2015

Time:   10 am - 3 pm

Place: St. Luke's Episcopal Church (5402 West Genesee St., Camillus)

Fee:  $30


Bishop Adams will lead a day of gently provocative teaching, and contemplative worship for lay persons across the spectrum of  belief and practice. This is a gathering for those who find Lent a compelling time for self-reflection and preparation, but may wonder, "Preparation for what? How does it work?" We will consider how the journey through Lent relates to the promise of new life.

The program will run from 10 am to 3 pm, and Bishop Adams will offer the homily during a contemplative worship  service.

REGISTER ONLINE     Last day to register: February 27, 2015

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Worship Leader Training* 

Date:   Saturday, March 21, 2015

Time:   8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Place:     Grace & Holy Spirit Church (13 Court St., Cortland)

Fee: $10


REGISTER ONLINE     Last day to register: March 13, 2015


REGISTER BY MAIL    Postmarked by: March 13, 2015


*Who should attend this training?

There are two distinct groups of Worship Leaders in our diocese. This training session is designed for "Independent Worship Leaders" and NEW "Clergy Supported Worship Leaders". 

Independent Worship Leaders: This type of Worship Leader has a great deal of responsibility and not necessarily much clergy support. They work on their own to plan services and may lead those services without clergy present or prepare services led by supply clergy or other lay Worship Leaders. The March 21st training is required for Independent Worship Leaders and must be renewed every 5 years. 

Clergy Supported Worship Leaders: This type of Worship Leader has clergy support on a regular basis. They lead worship on their own only occasionally and when they plan worship they do it with help from the priest in or supplying for their parish. The March 21st training is for anyone who is training to be a Worship Leader for the first time.  (Future re-licensing, every 5 years, will be conducted by your parish clergy.)






Wednesday, March 18th - 5:00 pm - Emmanuel Church, 40 E. Church St., Adams, 13605.  A light supper will be provided.  Please pre-register by Tues. March 10th to the Rev. Ed. Murphy at emurphy@carthagecsd.org or (315) 286-0201.

Click here for information on setting up Safe Church Training in your parish or district.





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