Weekly Diocesan Update
February 18, 2020
Cathedral in Bloom This Weekend!
February 21-23. 2020

Floral artists of the Capital Region will combine their talents with the glorious architecture of The Cathedral of All Saints in the area’s new premier flower show for the second year. Regardless of the weather outside, it will most assuredly be spring inside the Cathedral again...Each of the three days of the event include dozens of floral displays, workshops and presentations offered by area floral professionals, guided tours of the Cathedral, a flower market, and a luncheon cafe.
Parish Leadership Conferences - Registration Now Open

For the Episcopal Diocese of Albany Parish Leadership Conference, Spring 2020 we seek to disseminate and model the most recent materials for the Alpha Course from Holy Trinity Brompton to empower every parish in the Albany Diocese to effectively run Alpha and leverage diocesan resources for training, advertising and jointly held Holy Spirit Weekend retreats. We want to leverage every moment of the leadership conference to demonstrate the Alpha course culture, therefore rather than the conference structure being formed around liturgy throughout the day, the day will be shaped to most effectively convey “Alpha Culture” with a concluding Eucharist celebration to send us out. A synchronized schedule of continuing training and joint retreats will be disseminated at the conference as well as a plan for joint social media advertising of courses, primarily targeted for the fall of 2020 and spring of 2021. Options for “After Alpha” programs as well as other synergistic youth, marriage and parenting courses will be discussed.

The team delivering the 3 iterations of the conference will consist of Father Paul Hart, Father Nixon Macmillan, Fr. Derick Roy, Deacon Lynn Curtis, Father Dave Haige, and Father Scott Evans.

The day begins at 8:30 am with sign-in and ends at 3:45 pm. 
In return for investing your valuable time, lunch and all breaks are free.

Registration is required.
Please click the link below for the date/location you wish to attend.

If you run into an issue registering online please call Meaghan Keegan at 518-692-3550 x520 or email mkeegan@albanydiocese.org.
Upcoming Events
The Thirst for Eternal Life: Near-Death Experience and Christian Hope with Carol Zaleski, PhD
Friday, March 27. 7 PM at The Cathedral of All Saints 
with art and music starting at 6:30 PM
Saturday, Mar. 28, 10:30 AM at The Cathedral
of the Immaculate Conception

Carol Zaleski is a renowned religious scholar and writer who received her PhD in the Study of Religions from Harvard University. Author of several acclaimed books on religion, journalist Lisa Miller called Zaleski "the mother of modern heaven studies." Come listen to her speak on near-death experience and her book, Life of the World to Come. 
Upcoming Events
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Tuesday Healing Service
Every week, we conduct a Healing Service at 10am, including inspirational music and praise, powerful testimonies about the healing power of Jesus Christ and phenomenal teaching and preaching. After communion, prayer teams are available throughout the chapel for ministry. Personal prayer ministry is offered by appointment.

Upcoming Speakers
2/25: Dcn. Maureen Demler, St. George’s, Clifton Park
3/3: Reuben Todd, CtK Center
3/10: Fr. Darius Mojallali
3/17: Fr. Dan Jones, St. Michael’s, Colonie
February 21-22, 2020

Women from all denominations are invited to a restorative weekend in the countryside of Washington County to draw near to the Lord Jesus Christ, worship the Heavenly Father in praise, study the Word of God in depth, pray with sisters in Christ, and be filled anew with the Holy Spirit
Amazing Grace - Our Chains Are Gone!
12 Steps from Shame to Freedom
February 28-29, 2020

Sponsored by the Diocese of Albany Recovery Commission and the St. Luke's On The Hill Recovery Resource Center
March 28, 2020
In this one day, on-demand conference, you'll receive four video lessons from award-winning parenting author Dr. Paul David Tripp.

The cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple (which includes video teaching, study guide, lunch and snacks). Parents and grandparents are welcome! Registration link is forthcoming.

Brought to you by Argyle Presbyterian Church, Durkeetown Baptist Church and Glens Falls Church of the Messiah. Read More