NEW - Sundays at 9:00 am: Adult Formation
January 16th - Social Justice Action Team on Foster Care - Part 2
There are many kinds of family situations that temporarily remove children and teens from their familial homes and to the county welfare program to be fostered by other families.
Join us at 9:00 am in person at the Flickinger Ministry Center, or on Zoom by going to the Cathedral website (SPCBuffalo.org).
Annual Meeting will be Sunday, January 23rd at 11:30 am
(after worship).
The meeting will be held in person in the sanctuary & livestreamed.

All are welcome to attend the Annual Meeting.
The Annual Reports will be released on Friday, January 21st via email.
Hard copies will be available for those lacking electronic means.

2021 Voting Process for Cathedral Leadership
Due to the Covid pandemic and this year being a pastoral transition year, the vestry is recommending that those vestry members whose term is ending be allowed to serve an additional year. In accordance with our by-laws, the vestry will make a resolution at the annual meeting to suspend the vestry term limit for one year and to ask all qualified voters to vote on the slate of current vestry members. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Canon Jason, or our vestry wardens- Peter Snodgrass and Wendy Darling.

Also, due to the pastoral transition and the pandemic, the convention delegates from last year have agreed to run again this year. Both slates (vestry and convention delegates) are included in this email. All qualified voters are asked to please vote electronically as directed. We will also have paper ballots available for those qualified voters that cannot vote electronically. For those voting electronically, please have your vote submitted by Friday January 21st.

According to Section 43.6 of the New York State’s Religious Corporation Law, a qualified voter is defined as “Persons of full age belonging to the parish, who have been baptized and are regular attendants at its worship and contributors to its support for at least twelve months prior to such election or special meeting or since the establishment of such parish, shall be qualified voters at any such election or special meeting.”

The election results will be announced at the annual meeting.
Update - Social Justice Action Team recommendations:
Embodied Peacemaking - Martin Luther King Day Prayer Vigil
January 17, noon to 5:00 pm, via Zoom, OK to drop in as available! Inaugural program supported by the Becoming Beloved Community SEED Grant. Please contact Gabrie'l Atchison at gatchison@episcopalwny.org to register.

• Environmental Racism Film Series *All online, instead of in-person
During the week of January 17, 2022, you will have limited access to four films on the issue of Environmental Racism - please sign up to receive more information and to gain access. Once you receive the login information, you will have a 72 hour period to watch the films with your friends and family. On Sunday, January 23rd, 4:30pm those who are interested will meet on Zoom to discuss the films and the impact of Environmental Racism on our local communities. Registration is via this link: brownpapertickets.com/event/5345815
Learn more about the films:
(1) "Stop Line 3" - https://www.stopline3.org/ln3film- - 38 minutes
(2)Seed: The Untold Story https://www.seedthemovie.com/ (94 mins)
(4) Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock" - https://awakethefilm.org/ (89 mins)
NEW - Laudato si' - brown bag lunch-discussion series on Creation Care
On five Wednesdays at noon: Jan 26; Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, people from across the partnership (WNY, NWPA) are invited to join a lunchtime discussion group on Zoom on Laudato Si, (Care for our common home) Pope Francis’ encyclical on Creation Care addressed to all on the planet. The best theological statement yet. Register at: bit.ly/3qt2n1Z
Stewardship
Thank you to those who have already made a 2022 pledge commitment to St. Paul's Cathedral! To date, we have 33 households that have made pledge commitments totaling $80,091. It's not too late to make a pledge! Please use this link to submit an electronic pledge card: www.spcbuffalo.org/pledge.

If you do not wish to pledge, you can still give a one-time gift or a series of gifts in a variety of ways:
1) Send a check made out to St. Paul’s Cathedral to 4 Cathedral Park, Buffalo, NY 14202
2) Work with your banking institution to set up an automatic transaction
3) Use our online giving system and pay using your credit or debit card
4) Text your donation to: 84321
Thank you for your support!
Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) Virtual Information Session
Tuesday, Jan 25, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
On January 25 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, the Social Justice Action Team of St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in Buffalo will host a virtual information session about the Union of Black Episcopalians. The session is open to clergy and lay leaders from the partnership dioceses who would like to learn more about the history of the national organization, the work of our local chapter, and how allies can support grassroots racial justice initiatives. Registration is required.
Garden of Love Temporarily Suspending Operations
Effective immediately, the 'Garden of Love' will suspend its Tuesday morning lunch and clothing program. This decision was made because of the high covid infection rate in Erie county added to the volatile situation caused by the appearance of the Omicron variant. The program will be re-evaluated at the end of the month for possible re-opening on February 1.
Upcoming Festal Choral Evensongs
Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 4:00 pm - For the First Sunday of Lent
Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 4:00 pm - For Passion Sunday
Prayer List:
Short Term
Louise
Long Term
Caroline, Al, Henry, Larry, Jim, Seth, Mick, Powell, Robert, Carol, Johnny, Peg
Remembering those who have died.
Mae E. Lewis, January 17, 2014
William Henry Walker, January17,2000
Frederick J. Metzger, January 20, 1968
Daniel Maunz, January 20, 2018
Robert A. Hoebel, January 22, 2005
To submit prayer requests, please go to: SPCBuffalo.org/prayerrequest 
Stay Connected:
St. Paul’s Call Tree
Members of the Clergy, Pastoral Care Team and the Vestry will be calling many of our parishioners once every two weeks to assess well being, ask for prayer requests and identify needs. A preliminary list of parishioners has been generated. However, it is not exhaustive. If you wish to receive a check-in call, please contact the office at 855-0900.
Pastoral Care Team Is Ready To Serve You! 
Whatever life might be bringing you right now, please know you don't have to experience it alone! Members of the Pastoral Care Team will walk with you and lend a listening ear. In addition to Canon Barbara, Judy Elliott, Dee Doherty, Del Milander, Kathy Reiss, Jessy Alexander, Katharine Woodard and Marcus Maltby provide care to our community through phone calls, visits and notes. If you or someone you know is in need of pastoral care, please contact Judy Elliott at elliottking77@gmail.com or Canon Barbara at barbara@spcbuffalo.org.