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  • Bishop Beisner Ordains Eight Vocational Deacons

    by Paula Schaap, Communications Director Eight church members were ordained into the Sacred Order of Deacons to serve God’s holy, catholic and apostolic church in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. The Right Reverend Barry Beisner ordained Mara Arack, Calvin Cornils, Elizabeth Gaines, Pamela Gossard, Babette Haggenjos, Patricia Park, Anne Susan Pierson and Katherine Sefton on August 13 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento. As vocational deacons, they are called to serve ...

  • October Prison Ministry Conversation

    by the Rev. Susan Reeve, Deacon, St. Brigid of Kildare Episcopal Church, Rio Vista"Remember those who are in prison as though you were in prison with them.” Hebrews 13:3.Let’s discern a future direction.

  • Anti-Racism Training in Davis

    by The Rev. Mark Allen, Rector, Episcopal Church of St. Martin, DavisThe Commission on Intercultural Ministries is holding an Anti-Racism Training on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 8:30 a.m.

  • School for Deacons Graduation

    by the Ven. Beatryce "Cookie" Clark, Archdeacon, Episcopal Diocese of Northern California; Deacon, Epiphany Episcopal Church, Vacaville The School for Deacons held its 2016 graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 22nd at All Saints' Chapel on the campus of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) in Berkeley. This year's graduating class included the following members from the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California: Beth Gaines (St.

  • School for Deacons Inquirer’s Day 2016

    by the Ven. Cookie Clark, Archdeacon, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California; Deacon, Epiphany Episcopal Church, Vacaville The School for Deacons Annual Inquirer’s Day 2016 is Saturday, March 12th from 7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • January Children's Clothing Exchange

    by the Rev. Susan Reeve, Deacon, St. Brigid's, Rio Vista St.

  • Valley Fire Samaritans Salvage

    by the Rev. Donald Callison, Deacon, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Napa This summer’s wild land fire in Lake County, called the Valley Fire, laid to waste entire neighborhoods, and impacted thousands of lives.

  • Fire Evacuees Calling Fairgrounds Home

    by the Rev. Don Callison, Deacon, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Napa I spent Saturday afternoon, September 20th, at the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga, with evacuees from the Valley Fire.

  • Children's Clothing Exchange in Rio Vista

    by the Rev. Susan Reeve, Deacon, St. Brigid's, Rio Vista St.

  • Join the Call to Witness Ministry

    by the Rev. Steve Skiffington, Deacon, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Sacramento How many times have you heard about a community meeting, rally or demonstration regarding an issue of concern that took place yesterday? You may have thought to yourself  “if I’d only known, I would have been there!” Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento is pleased to announce Call to Witness, a new ministry to keep you in the loop!

  • 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.

  • Growing in Gridley

    by the Rev. Mary Boeger, Deacon, St. Timothy's, Gridley St.

  • Winning the Ebola Fight in Liberia

    by the Rev. Dan Boeger, Deacon, St. Timothy's, Gridley In response to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) of 2014, a grant of $3,000.00 was awarded to St.

  • Feeding Hunger, Feeding Souls

    by the Rev. Cindy Long, Associate for Pastoral Care and Deacon, St. Michael's, Carmichael; St.

  • Women in Leadership at Winter Talk

    by Patricia Heinicke, Member, Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento and Intercultural Ministries Commission The Province VIII Indigenous People’s Network held its annual Winter Talk in Reno, Nevada on January 16-18, 2015. Attending from The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California were the Rev. Lewis "Sitting Panther" Powell, Deacon at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Grass Valley and Indigenous Ministries Missioner, and Patricia Heinicke, member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento.

  • Memorial Service for the Homeless

    by the Rev. Steve Skiffington, Deacon, Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento A memorial interfaith service for our homeless brothers and sisters will be held on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento.

  • Comforting Those Who Mourn

    by the Rev. Margaret M. Grayden, Deacon, St.

  • The Gift of Listening

    by the Rev. Virginia McNeely, Deacon, All Saints', Sacramento The ability to hear is a sense. Our brains sift through what is coming to us as sound, and decides what we will hear.

  • “Do It! Just Do It!”

    by the Rev. Kathryn Wallace, Deacon, St. Barnabas', Mount Shasta This fall I attended my first Kairos Prison Ministry experience with the Rev.

  • Honoring Food and Faith Advocates

    by Barbara Sayler, Outreach Program Associate, Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative The Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative (ISFC) welcomes you to our Harvest Bounty Celebration on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Petaluma Seed Bank, where we will honor community food and faith advocates the Rev.

  • David Bridges Ordained at St. Clement's

    by the Rev. David Bridges, Deacon, St. Clement's, Rancho Cordova I am blessed to announce that my Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate of The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California took place on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at St.

  • Ordination at St. Timothy's, Gridley

    by the Rev. Dan Boeger, Deacon, St. Timothy's, Gridley “Every congregation should have two deacons, at least!” These are the words of Bishop Barry Beisner.

  • A Blessing of the Animals in Rio Vista

    by the Rev. Susan Reeve, Deacon, St. Brigid, Rio Vista St.

  • On the Street

    by the Rev. Bob Olsen, Deacon, St. George's, Carmichael Over the last 18 months I have been working with a young man and his mother who are homeless.

  • New Online Course for Facilitators

    by the Rev. Lewis Powell, Deacon, Emmanuel, Grass Valley; Native American Ministries Missioner for the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The Path to Healing Begins with Understanding An online training course for facilitators called "Christian Responses to the Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery" is being presented by the Offices of Indigenous Ministries and Lifelong Christian Formation, in partnership with Lifelong Learning at Episcopal Divinity School. This eight-week course will t...

  • Bishop Blesses St. James' Church

    by St. James Church, Lincoln On February 16, 2014 Bishop Beisner visited and offered blessings to the congregation (and building and grounds) at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Lincoln.

  • Human Trafficking

    In the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California by the Rev. Donnalee Hart, Deacon at St. Francis in the Redwoods, Willits Sacramento.

  • Discernment Workshops

    Deacon aspirants! The highly successful discernment workshops for persons wondering if they are called to the diaconate will be repeated beginning September 14, 2013 at the Church of the Epiphany in Vacaville. The Rev.

  • Deacon Nominated - Stephen Recognition

    by the Ven. Beatryce "Cookie" Clark, Archdeacon of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The Rev. Cindy Long, RN, deacon at St.

  • 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...

  • Diaconate Discernment Workshops

    Deacon Dave Ferrell and Archdeacon Cookie Clark will be mentoring a series of discernment workshops for those persons considering ordination to the Diaconate. These workshops are for discerners from congregations in the southern area of the diocese, east of Sacramento. The first meeting is Saturday, September 15 at St.

  • June Ordinations

    In our diocese, June 9th and 16th were days of celebration. The Rev. Virginia McNeely, the Rev.

  • Semper Virens Deanery Diakonia

    by the Rev. Phina Borgeson When members of the Semper Virens Deanery of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California gathered May 19 for their monthly exploration of diaconal ministry, gifts for music making strengthened their morning worship. Part of a six month group discernment program, the four hour session featured reflection on participants’ experiences of leadership and a focus on the leadership vision, goals and style of Jesus.

  • School for Deacons Graduation

    by the Ven. Cookie Clark, Archdeacon Virginia McNeely of Trinity Cathedral in Sacramento and Gary Brown of Emmanuel in Grass Valley graduated from the School for Deacons on May 10, 2012 with a Bachelor of Theological Studies (BTS).  They will be ordained to the diaconate on June 9, 2012 at the Cathedral. See Steve Skiffington (right) of Trinity Cathedral, a 2nd year Student, holding the School Banner.

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