Albany Integrity , which currently comprises the Congregational Circle at St Andrews Church in Albany, NY, recently met for its fall " meet and greet". In attendance were members from several other parishes in the Albany Diocese which has been less than supportive of the actions of General Convention over the past several years. Integrity, which has not had a real presence in the Diocese of Albany is beginning to reactivate in small ways through the Congregational Circle at St Andrews as well as building a network through email and Facebook for other LGBT members of the Diocese and supportive allies. At the recent meeting we viewed portions of the Integrity Eucharist at General Convention in particular The Rev. Susan Russell's comments and the Sermon by Bishop Barbara Harris. Although the attendance was small, we were glad to see new faces from other parishes as well as make connections to further the work of Albany Integrity in a Diocese that does not support LGBT Episcopalians. We hope to connect with other Integrity groups in the Northeast through networking and Facebook.
Albany Integrrity Coordinator