Thursday, November 29, 2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018
On Sunday, October 14, 2018 the ten churches of the Southern Cayuga Wider Parish will host “Celebrating God’s Gifts: an afternoon for spirituality at Camp Gregory.” This event will be held from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Camp Casper Gregory, 1803 Lake Road, Aurora, NY. The Wider Parish invites everyone to experience some of the many ways of prayer, meditation, and closeness to God that is practiced by Christians of different traditions.
The afternoon will allow participants of all ages to personally experience a spiritual encounter with the Holy. The afternoon is designed for those who feel that they are spiritual but not religious. Spiritual exercises include: expressing worship through liturgical dance, joining in the songs, prayer and silence of a short Taizé worship service; creating religious art through rubbings; engaging with prayer through self-examination and spiritual poetry; encountering the Holy during a meditation walk through the woods culminating in a reflection period at the vesper site; and learning the history of the labyrinth as a way to focus personal prayer and meditation.
Liturgical dance sessions will begin at 1:00 and 2:00 PM. Taizé Worship sessions begin at 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM. The meditation walk begins at 2:30 PM departing from the fire circle. All other events are ongoing with a closing session of singing together beginning at 3:30 PM. All ages are welcome to attend this event with the express invitation to come and go as you like. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and bring their own water bottle as water (without cups) and apples will be provided for refreshment. Small baskets will be available for monetary donations in support of local food cupboards.
Please enter Camp Gregory through the upper (east) entrance and park on the edge of the open filed below. Guides from the Wider Parish churches will be on hand to welcome and assist guests.
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
The Youth Ministry Coordinators of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York invite everyone in grades 6 to 12 (including graduating seniors and entering 6th-graders) to a free summer picnic at the Cayuga Nature Center in Ithaca on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Wear close-toed shoes for a fun team-building challenge and bring a side dish to pass--we'll provide the BBQ! Details and required registration at cnyepiscopal.org/picnic.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Thursday, April 26, 2018
The Episcopal Diocese of Central New York invites you to Ministry Fair: Arms Wide Open, a day of inspiration and renewal for CNY Episcopalians. The event takes place on Saturday, MAy 12th, from 8:30am to 3:30pm at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool. Choose from twenty hands-on workshops, with topics like personal prayer practices, church photography, stewardship, website building, invitational evangelism, and more. You can learn more and register (by May 1st) at cnyepiscopal.org/ministry-fair
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Holy Week can be a ‘piece of cake‘ to Christians as they shout ‘Hosanna’ on Palm Sunday and sing ‘Alleluia’ on Easter. Both are worthy, uplifting services. However, the African-American spiritual, ‘Do Lord, O do Lord, O do remember me,' contains one verse proclaiming 'If you can’t bear the cross, you can’t wear the crown' which applies to the two weekday events between Palm Sunday and Easter. Maundy Thursday is a service that reminds of us of the last supper, of forgiveness, and of seeking peace. Hymns, prayer, Holy Communion, and sharing of crosses make up this service. Good Friday, the darkest day in the Christian calendar, reminds us of the cross, the betrayal of Jesus, and the indifference of people to those who are suffering. Readings by members of the community, an anthem, and prayers will be said and sung. Come to the United Ministry of Aurora, Thursday and Friday nights, March 28 and 29 at 7:00 PM to prepare yourself for the coming joys of Easter. 337 Main Street, Aurora NY 13026. All Welcome.
Worship Opportunities for
March 25 at 10:30AM - Palm Sunday
joyful procession and distribution of palms
March 29 at 7PM - Maundy Thursday
readings, hymns, sharing of crosses
March 30 at 7PM - Good Friday
readings, hymns, anthems
April 1 at 10:30AM - Triumphant Easter Resurrection
celebration with music and communion
337 Main Street Aurora NY
All are welcome