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  • An Invitation to Ministry at St Matthew's

    Presented to the Board of Trustees at their retreat on Sunday, January 10, 2016 by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne   A chief purpose of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California is to welcome, equip, teach and train all of our members for ministry in the service of God's mission. What is God's mission?

  • 2016 CDSP Youth Ministry Symposium

    by Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Faith Formation Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The Fourth Annual Youth Ministry Symposium at Church Divinity School of the Pacific will be held on April 9, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. This year's focus is on the challenges young people face when they become aware of their own economic, racial, gender, and political privilege in the context of mission trips and service projects.

  • Transformative Circles

    by Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Faith Formation Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California One of the most enjoyable parts of my job as the Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator, thus far, has been seeing all the surprising commonalities that we all share, even as unique congregations spread out across Northern California. One of those beautifully mundane commonalities is the closet, rack or pile of folding chairs present in every church. They’re always the source of a littl...

  • Commission on Ministry Website Updates

    by Lisa Sargent, Ordination Process Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The long awaited Commission on Ministry website update are complete! If you are: · Clergy discerning whether someone in your congregation may be hearing a call to ordained ministry; · A layperson discerning whether you are hearing a call from God to ordained ministry; · Or a postulant on the ordination path….. The information you need is now available on the Diocesan website, and accessible from the com...

  • Fire Updates From Our Diocese

      For Additional Updates and Information, Please 'Like' Our Facebook Page and Stay Connected with Our Diocese     Lake County in Need - Valley Fire from Deborah Smith, Senior Warden, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lakeport St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lakeport is currently assisting evacuees from the Valley Fire and has four parishioners in their congregation who have lost their homes.

  • Ministries, Networking and the Asset Map

    by Ethan Lowery, Asset Map and US Disaster Intern, Episcopal Relief & Development What is going on at the church across town? Is your church’s garden being used to grow food for any community outreach efforts? Who else in the country sends their high schoolers to the Standing Rock reservation for service trips?

  • Plant, Nurture and Patience

    by the Rev. Bob Olsen, Deacon, St. George's, Carmichael The prayer following Communion in the service for the ordination of deacons includes this sentence: “We pray that name may be to us an effective example in word and action, in love and patience and in holiness of life.

  • Special Needs Ministry Lights Up

    by Maria Johnston, Social Needs Ministries Chair, St. James', Lincoln Faith is a vital part of our daily lives. But sadly, families of special needs children often have nowhere to worship.

  • Eric Law at UC Davis, April 9th

    by the Rev. Jocelynn Jurkovich-Hughes, Pastor, The Belfry, UC Davis Founder and executive director of the Kaleidoscope Institute and author, the Rev. Dr.

  • Celebration of New Ministry in Redding

    by Amy Andrews, Senior Warden, All Saints', Redding All are invited to join us on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. for our Celebration of New Ministry, formally installing the Rev. Paul Blanch as Rector of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Redding.

  • Renewal of Ministry Celebration

    by St. John's, Petaluma Please join the people of St. John's Episcopal Church in Petaluma on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

  • Supporting Recovery Ministry

    by the Rev. Aileen Aidnik, St. Francis', Fair Oaks St.

  • Operation Cool Down

    Greetings from HOT and sunny Afghanistan! Thank you to all of the congregations and individuals who have sent freezer pops and other care package items for our Soldiers. Your generous gifts allow us to take ice cold treats to flight and maintenance crews during the heat of the day and stock the shelves of our ministry center.

  • Camp “Nurse” for 2014

    Are you a nurse, MD or other health professional? Would you be interested in a week at Lake Tahoe with room & board in exchange for being a volunteer Camp “Nurse” or Medical Staff in the Summer of 2014? Another opportunity might be to serve as an on-call Nursing/Medical Consult Person.

  • 2014 Youth Ministry Symposium

    Saturday, May 3, 2014 the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, the Episcopal Diocese of California, and the Province VIII Youth Ministry Network are sponsoring a day-long conference of workshops focused on the theme of "transitions" in ministry with young people. "Changing Lives: Ministry with Young People in Transition" is a special conference for those involved in ministry with children, youth or young adults. Keynote speaker the Rev. Dr.

  • Small Church Serves Poor and Homeless

    by the Rev. Virginia McNeely How can a small church serve the poor and the homeless? Through small programs, of course!

  • Episcopal Community Services Grants

    Episcopal Community Services is pleased to announce the success of our 2013 Advent Appeal! by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, President of Episcopal Community Services of Northern California Thanks to the generosity of you, the people in our diocese, we have raised about $6,500.00 towards our ministry development grant awards for this year.

  • Advent Appeal

    by Episcopal Community Services In 2013 Episcopal Community Services was able to help the congregations of this diocese serve Christ by serving others. We sponsored Bishop's Conference 2013 and gave out grants totaling $53,678. The congregations served were from all over the diocese from Sacramento to Arcata and included all sizes of churches from Trinity Cathedral to Quincy to Mt.

  • Total Ministry Fall Gathering

    by Total Ministry Development Group The sun was shining, and the fall foliage was beautiful as the Total Ministry Development Group Fall Gathering commenced on September 27 - 28, 2013 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Marysville. And what a Gathering it was!

  • Lay Ministry Conference

    Are you seeking a lay ministry license? Perhaps you are just interested in a little more information about lay ministry licensing? If you answered yes to either of these questions, please join us for our upcoming Lay Ministry Conference.

  • Trinity Cathedral Recovery Weekend

    “I Once Was Lost, But Now I’m Found” September 14 at 5:10 p.m. September 15 at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

  • Total Ministry Fall Gathering

    The Total Ministry Development Group’s 12th Annual Fall Gathering will be here before you know it! by The Total Ministry Development Group When: Friday, September 27; 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.             Saturday, September 28; 8:00 a.m.

  • Operation Cool Down

    Greetings from HOT and sunny Afghanistan! Thank you to all of the congregations and individuals who have sent freezer pops and other care package items for our Soldiers. Your generous gifts allow us to take ice cold treats to flight and maintenance crews during the heat of the day and stock the shelves of our ministry center.

  • EfM Graduation 2013

    by Sally Rooney, EfM Diocesan Coordinator On Friday, June 7, 2013, we will honor this year's graduates of our diocesan-sponsored Education for Ministry Program. The Celebration and Eucharist will be at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral with the Rt.

  • Patient Advocates in Rocklin

    by St. Augustine of Canterbury, Rocklin St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church of Rocklin has three parishioners functioning as a Pastoral Team offering pastoral health-based support grounded in their medical experience.

  • 2013 Grant Opportunities

    Episcopal Community Services Deadline for grants is May 24, 2013 Grant Announcements on June 15, 2013 by  Episcopal Community Services Grant proposals are being accepted for the Ministry Development Fund which funds development or expansion of Health & Social Service Outreach Ministries in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. Grant maximum: $5000.00 In addition, grant proposals are being accepted for the Bishop Jerry & Jane Lamb Grant funding Youth/Young Adults in doing Out...

  • Wine Tasting

    by The Belfry, Campus Ministry The Belfry Campus Ministry is holding its 2nd annual wine tasting fundraiser for the Belfry at Monticello Restaurant (630 G Street, Davis) on Sunday, May 19. During the event, nine wines will be offered, three of three varietals, for comparison. Raffle items will be given out on the half hour and other items will be offered for silent auction throughout the event.

  • Roanridge Trust Grant

    Roanridge Trust Awards Grant For Diaconal Ministry Development In late December Bishop Barry Beisner and Deacon Phina Borgeson received word that the diocese has once again received a grant from the Roanridge Trust, this time for diaconate and community ministry development in the Semper Virens Deanery. The award of $7,050 will be used to bring trainers in community organizing and diaconal spirituality to work with a community of leaders from the congregations of the deanery. The project continu...

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