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  • Thank You For Preparing

    by Margaret Dunning, Diocesan Disaster Coordinator; Member, Epiphany Episcopal Church, Vacaville I would like to thank our diocese and congregations for completing and submitting their Disaster Preparedness Plans to the Office of the Bishop. I am very happy to have worked with you this year to fulfill Resolution R7-14: Disaster Preparedness. For those congregations who have not yet submitted their completed plans, Bishop Barry Beisner has extended the due date to February 14, 2016.

  • Valley Fire Relief, Visit from the Bishop

    by Deborah Smith, Senior Warden, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lakeport St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lakeport has begun our Valley Fire Relief Effort with donations from around the state, and even visitors from Texas.

  • 2015 Diocesan Fire Updates

      Please Join Us in Prayer for All Those Who Are Suffering Due to Fires Burning in Our Diocese, Throughout California and Around the World Please Especially Pray for the Men and Women Who are Called to Fight Fires We ask for your prayers for the continued safety of the communities that have been impacted by fires and the work they are doing to support those in need. We ask for special prayers for those who are experiencing grief, loss and anxiety. Please especially pray for those who have b...

  • 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?

  • August Disaster Prep Workshop

    by Margaret Dunning, Diocesan Disaster Coordinator From the Diocesan Disaster Coordinator: Disaster Preparedness Workshop Has your congregation completed its disaster plan? Are they on target to meet the November 2015 deadline? Have questions?

  • Diocesan Generosity Continues

    by Jane Snibbe, Diocesan Coordinator, Episcopal Relief & Development We have recently received the totals for the 2014 donations to Episcopal Relief & Development from The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. With great thanks to parishes and individuals, your generosity continues! In 2014, 927 donors (both parishes and individuals) gave a total of $109,341.29 for domestic disaster relief and international development in four key areas: hunger and food supply; economic opportunities...

  • New Tool Unveiled: Episcopal Asset Map

    by Margaret Dunning, Disaster Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The Episcopal Church Rolls Out New Tool for Evangelism, Outreach and Disaster Mitigation On March 10, 2015, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society and Episcopal Relief & Development announced a joint venture that has produced a dynamic tool that will enable every diocese to highlight and enrich their local ministries, as well as increase evangelism, outreach and disaster preparedness. The tool is cal...

  • “Wine into Water” Donations Double

    by Jane Snibbe, Diocesan Coordinator for Episcopal Relief & Development At the Diocesan Convention, three baskets containing five bottles of wine, and wine related items, were raffled off to raise funds for Episcopal Relief & Development's "Carry the Water" programs. The proceeds raised from this raffle totaled $560.00, and were doubled by the Matching Gift Challenge to $1120.00! It is hoped that the winners will enjoy the bounty of fine wines donated by members of St.

  • Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday

    by Jane Snibbe, Diocesan Coordinator for Episcopal Relief & Development  Congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California will recognize the work of Episcopal Relief & Development on a special Sunday during Lent. Bishop Beisner has asked that we observe this Sunday on April 6th, the 5th Sunday of Lent. There are special bulletin inserts available at www.episcopalrelief.org/Lent/ which describe the work of the Episcopal Church in working with local partners to empower in...

  • Thank You for Your Donation!

  • MDG Grants Awarded

    by Thea Mangels The Millennium Development Goals Steering Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California is pleased to announce the names of the 2013 Millennium Development Goals Grants recipients. The funding of these grants comes as a result of the passage of ( R1-07), which promises 0.7% of the diocesan budget to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Each project focuses on multiple goals.

  • Double Your Impact

    Important Announcement from Episcopal Relief & Development All donations to Episcopal Relief & Development are doubled until December 6th, thanks to a matching fund from several generous donors. This includes donations to Gifts for Life and to the Philippine relief fund. The Philippine relief fund can be found at www.episcopalrelief.org/what-you-can-do/donate-now/individual-donation Thank you for your support!

  • Animal Ministry Forum Gathers a Flock

    by Lauren Read of Incarnation, Santa Rosa Church of the Incarnation, Santa Rosa hosted its Animal Ministry Forum on Sunday, November 20. The purpose of this interfaith event was to acknowledge, honor, celebrate and build upon our relationships with animals. The event opened with an abundant plant-based reception contributed by many local companies including Amy’s Kitchen and Mutt Lynch Winery.

  • Your Donations, Doubled

    by Jane Snibbe, Diocesan Coordinator for Episcopal Relief & Development Donations to Episcopal Relief & Development will be doubled during the month of November. Thanks to several generous donors, all donations, including Gifts for Life, will be matched, dollar for dollar. Plan on making your Christmas donations November 1-30 and make twice the impact!

  • Trinity Cathedral Goes to the Dogs...

    ...and cats, bunnies, birds, fish, assorted reptiles...you get the idea! article and photo courtesy of Wendy Mustain of Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento This coming Sunday, October 2 at Trinity Cathedral is the annual Blessing of the Animals to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi.

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