Office of the Bishop Announcements

Everything listed under: 2016

  • Labor Day Office Closure

    The Office of the Bishop will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 5, 2016. The office will reopen, and staff will return to the office on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.Please join us in prayer: Almighty God, who hast so linked our lives one with another that all we do affects, for good or ill, all other lives: So guide us in the work we do, that we may do it not for self alone, but for the common good; and, as we seek a proper return for our own labor, make us mindful of ...

  • April Camp Noel Porter Board Updates

    by Camp Noel Porter Board of Trustees The Camp Noel Porter Board of Trustees met on April 12th at the Office of the Bishop, and welcomed Gina Schumacher, who has agreed to serve as treasurer. The board heard reports on several administrative matters. Due to required tax forms not being filed with the Franchise Tax Board for over five years, Camp Noel Porter is scheduled to lose its non-profit status in May 2016.

  • Good Friday Office Closure

    The Office of the Bishop will be closed in observance of Good Friday on Friday, March 25, 2016. The office will reopen, and staff will return to the office on Monday, March 28, 2016. To find a congregation near you, please click here.

  • Office of the Bishop Staff Announcement

    The Office of the Bishop is pleased to announce that Mary Ellen Ferguson has joined our staff as the new Ordination Coordinator! The Ordination Coordinator is a part-time position in the Office of the Bishop. In this position, Mary Ellen will be working with the Bishop, the Diocesan Commission on Ministry and the Standing Committee to coordinate, facilitate and support an efficient and effective ordination process for The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California.

  • A Lenten Message from the Bishop

    Dear Friends in Christ, Once again it is my duty and privilege to invite you to the observance of a holy Lent. As we continue to make our on-going journey from glory to glory together, this Season now comes as an important invitation to a renewed intentionality about nurturing and deepening our spiritual life. One aid to that work that I commend to you is the current Bishop’s Book (which also happens to be the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book) I Am With You, by Kathryn Greene-McCreight.

  • Camp Noel Porter Update Summer 2016

        February 2, 2016 Dear Friends, As you know, if you were able to attend diocesan convention in November, this is a challenging time for Camp Noel Porter, which is a much-beloved place to many in our diocese. Since convention, the camp's new board has made much progress in assessing the challenges we face and discerning a path forward. The board has met three times since convention, including a weekend working retreat in December at Camp Noel Porter, and most recently via conference ...

  • Office of the Bishop Staff Announcement

    by The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Tamoya Brewster, Benefits and Office Coordinator for the Office of the Bishop and The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California, will begin her maternity leave on February 1, 2016. During her leave, please email all benefits inquiries to benefits@norcalepiscopal.org. Please email communications@norcalepiscopal.org for any communications related matters.

  • MLK Day Office of the Bishop Closure

    The Office of the Bishop will be closed in observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Office of the Bishop Staff Update

    by The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The Office of the Bishop would like to thank Lisa Sargent, Ordination Process Coordinator, for her service to the diocese and to our staff. She was hired to streamline and regulate the ordination process and associated paperwork. Having accomplished this, Lisa will be moving on from this position at the end of January 2016.

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