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  • Youth Are Leading the Way

    by the Rev. Sarah Quinney, Assistant Rector, St. John's Episcopal Church, RosevilleI have been blessed to participate in three pilgrimages this year with youth and young adults from our diocese and around the world: last summer with the Lift Every Voice Freedom Ride in North Carolina; this summer with the Lift Every Voice Pilgrimage to South Africa; and this summer on the Pathways Youth Pilgrimage in our diocese. These experiences have created space for tremendous transformation i...

  • Community Resilience Event in Lakeport

    by St. John's Episcopal Church, Lakeport St. John's Episcopal Church in Lakeport is hosting local mindfulness teacher, author and life coach, JoAnn Saccato, M.A.

  • Blue Christmas at All Saints' Sacramento

    by the Rev. Betsy Monnot, Co-Rector, All Saints' Episcopal Church, Sacramento A service of Blue Christmas will be held at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Sacramento on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Blue Christmas is a time to bring our whole selves and our whole lives into the presence of God, particularly those parts that make us sad, or “blue.” Whether it is the loss of a loved one, a change for the worse in health, or any difficult life situation, God longs to be with us and to let u...

  • Episcopal Community Services Sunday

    by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, President, Episcopal Community Services Episcopal Community Services Announces the Advent Appeal December 13, 2015 Bishop Barry Beisner has designated the third Sunday in Advent as Episcopal Community Services Sunday. Everyone is invited to participate in the work of ECS by donating to the Ministry Development Fund, which is used to help congregations develop, strengthen and support social outreach and health ministries in their communities.

  • Faith Formation at Diocesan Convention

    by Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California “Faith formation is about making space and drawing people together to share and heal old pains, and discern together new possibilities. In doing so, we need to trust the leaders that God gives us and recognize our own leadership.” “The vehicle used is not as important as the relationships that are formed. The Holy Spirit works to bring us together.” “How can we provide deeper sharing experience...

  • Choral Evensong: Feast of Saint Cecilia

    by David Link, Canon for Music, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Sacramento Join the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Choir, on Thursday, November 19th at 6:00 p.m., as we celebrate the Feast of Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music and musicians. What: Choral Evensong for the Feast of Saint Cecilia When: Thursday, November 19th at 6:00 p.m. Where: Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento 2620 Capitol Avenue at 27th Street Sacramento, CA View map Choral Evensong is an excellent way to end a busy, stres...

  • Donor Tree-Lighting Sabbath & Ceremony

    by the Rev. Art Lillicropp,  Associate, Episcopal Church of St. Martin, Davis; Chaplain Manager, Kaiser Permanente The Rev.

  • New Camino Conference 2015

    by The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California New Camino invites a diocese into a process of accountability and partnership with congregations wishing to engage in Latino/Hispanic ministries. The New Camino Conference will be held December 4-5, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. This conference will present participants with an awareness of the reality of our changing context and the possibility of working with Latinos.

  • Veterans Day Celebration at Cathedral

    by the Rev. Diana Turner, Associate, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Sacramento Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento presents a Veterans Day Celebration on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 1-3:30 p.m. The opening ceremonies will include the Patriot Guard Riders of the California Capitol Region and the Sacramento Valley Veterans Color Guard.

  • Grant Available for Homeless Seniors

    by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, Priest-in-Partnership, St. Brigid's, Rio Vista; President, Episcopal Community Services Episcopal Community Services and the Episcopal Foundation of Northern California are pleased to announce a special grant opportunity.

  • 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.

  • Safer Church Training in Davis

    by Safe Church, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Safe Church policy training is being offered on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin in Davis. For ministries involving children, pastoral care or church administration, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California requires this training to help prevent child abuse, sexual exploitation and sexual harassment.

  • 2015 Total Ministry Fall Event Postponed

    by the Rev. Kay Rohde, Ministry Development Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The Total Ministry Development Group has postponed the 2015 Fall Gathering that was scheduled for September 18th-19th in Petaluma. The Group will now meet at 2015 Diocesan Convention in Redding during the lunchtime hour on Saturday, November 14th at the Redding Civic Auditorium.

  • CDSP Fall 2015 Online Courses

    by Church Divinity School of the Pacific Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) offers regular online courses via CALL, the Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership and are open to anyone. The Fall term begins September 21, 2015. What: CALL Online Courses When: Fall term begins September 21st Where: CDSP - Online Registration: click here to register online These seven-week courses are asynchronous, offering flexibility.

  • Bringing General Convention Back Home

    by Joyce Patterson, Member, St. John's, Roseville; Lay Deputy, 78th General Convention The long legislative days of June 25th to July 3rd are now history, and the thousands of participants- bishops, deputies, convention staff, volunteers and vendors- are home. We elected a new Presiding Bishop, the Rt.

  • Recovery Ministries Conference 2015

    by the Rev. Anne Dryden McKeever, Associate, St. Paul's, Sacramento The Gathering 2015 is the national conference of the Recovery Ministries of The Episcopal Church and will be held October 29 - 31, 2015 at St.

  • Serving Our Partners in Honduras

    by the Rev. Andrea Baker, Assistant Rector, Faith Episcopal Church, Cameron Park Bishop Barry Beisner asked me to represent The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California at The Episcopal Diocese of Honduras’ annual convention in Tela, Honduras on May 23, 2015. This was my first visit to Honduras in four years, and it was a wonderful reunion with old friends and colleagues, as well as an opportunity to rekindle our partner diocese relationship.

  • Children's Clothing Exchange in Rio Vista

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

  • Discernment Workshop August 2015

    by the Ven. Gary Brown and the Ven. Cookie Clark, Archdeacons, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California We are pleased to be offering Discernment Workshops beginning on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 10:00 a.m.

  • 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?

  • 2015 Benicia Peddler's Fair

    by St. Paul's, Benicia The 52nd Benicia Peddlers’ Fair will be held on August 8, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Catechumenate Training October 2015

    by Jerry Pare', Operations Manager, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Sacramento Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento, the Episcopal Church of St. Martin's in Davis and St. John's Lutheran Church in Sacramento are co-hosting a Catechumenate Training Institute titled “Go, Baptize, Make Disciples” on October 1-3, 2015 at St.

  • Now Accepting MDG Grant Applications

    by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, Priest in Partnership, St. Brigid's, Rio Vista; Millennium Development Goals Steering Committee Grant Deadline Extended: The Millennium Development Goal Committee announces a grant deadline extension until August 21st for submissions.

  • Celebration of New Ministry in Elk Grove

    by Lois Anderson, Member, St. Mary's, Elk Grove St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Elk Grove will hold a Celebration of New Ministry for our new Priest-in-Charge, the Rev.

  • ECS Announces 2015 Grant Awards

    by Episcopal Community Services (ECS) Thanks to the generosity of the members of our diocese and the tireless efforts of our congregations to serve the needs of the communities around them, Episcopal Community Services (ECS) was able to grant over $ 17,000 to eight different programs in 2015. This year several new programs are being initiated, as people discern local needs, And, in some places, very creative community partnerships are being developed. ECS is always excited to learn about the won...

  • Riding to Benefit the Homeless

    by Church of the Incarnation, Santa Rosa Starting and finishing at the historical Church of the Incarnation in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa, the Incarnation 100 is a great event for avid and recreational cyclists alike. Everyone is invited to join this wonderful benefit for homeless services, from those on the serious cycling circuit to occasional bike enthusiasts. The rolling start will begin on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 7:00 a.m.

  • 2015 School for Deacons Graduation

    by the Ven. Gary Brown, Archdeacon, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California; Deacon, St. John's, Marysville The 35th Annual Commencement for the Episcopal School for Deacons (SFD) was conducted on May 10, 2015, in the Denniston Refectory of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific(CDSP).

  • Why Beauty Matters

    by Jim Jordan, Member, Shepard by the Sea, Gualala A forum titled "Why Beauty Matters: Not Just in Art but in Politics and Society," featuring David Gioia, will be presented on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Gualala Arts Center. Sponsored by Shepherd by the Sea Episcopal Church in Gualala, David Gioia will present his views and ideas about the place of beauty in our lives, reading his poems and interacting in informal discussion.

  • An Evening with Josiah James

    by St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Elk Grove St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Elk Grove will be holding its second Contemporary Christian Concert on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Renowned Bible Scholar in Sacramento

    by The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The Rt. Rev. N.T.

  • Garage Sale in Antelope, Vendors Wanted

    by St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Antelope St. Andrew's in the Highlands Episcopal Church in Antelope will be holding its annual community Garage Sale on Saturday, May 30th from 8:00 a.m.

  • Capital Deanery Spring Convocation 2015

    by the Very Rev. Ray Hess, Dean, Capital Deanery; Priest-in-Charge, St. George's, Carmichael The Capital Deanery Spring Convocation will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at St.

  • "Unveiled" in Benicia

    by St. Paul's, Benicia As the Abraham Path Journey continues to connect the whole human family one step at a time, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Benicia is proud to present “Unveiled,” a one woman, award winning play that views conflict, culture and life through the stories of five Muslim women.

  • Bishop Yvette Flunder at Trinity Cathedral

    by the Rev. Dr. Pamela Anderson, the Adult Ministries Director, Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento Trinity Episcopal Cathedral of Sacramento is honored to announce that Bishop Yvette Flunder will speak on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Choral Evensong & Recital in Sacramento

    by Nancy Metzger, Chair, Concerts at All Saints', Sacramento All Saints Episcopal Church in Sacramento presents a Choral Evensong on Sunday, April 26th at 4:00 p.m., conducted by Scott Nelson. Immediately following the Evensong, organist Patricia Grimm will perform a 30 minute recital. A $10.00 donation is suggested for the recital.

  • 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.

  • 32nd Annual Garden Tour in Chico

    by St. John's, Chico St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Chico is hosting their 32nd annual Garden Tour on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 11:00 a.m.

  • 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.

  • Diocesan Holy Week Celebrations

    by The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Holy Week is the week before Easter, beginning with the Sunday of the Passion or Palm Sunday. Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday are known as the "Triduum," and the liturgies on these days commemorate the events leading up to Jesus' resurrection. Holy Week ends with the Easter Vigil, usually celebrated at sundown the night before Easter.

  • Ministry and Mission Grants: Apply Now

    by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, President, Episcopal Community Services of Northern California (ECS); Priest-in-Partnership, St. Brigid's, Rio Vista Grant Cycle for 2015 is Now Open Episcopal Community Services (ECS) is now receiving applications for Ministry Development and Bishop Jerry & Jane Lamb Grants.

  • Service of Tenebrae at Trinity Cathedral

    by David Link, Canon for Music, Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento One of the most solemn and powerful services of the church year, the Solemn Office of Tenebrae service is based on the ancient monastic offices, and includes the chanting of Psalms to plainsong (“Gregorian” chant). Also sung are the Tenebrae Responsories, written by the Spanish Renaissance composer Tomás Luis de Victoria, based on texts from the Lamentations of Jeremiah and music by Felice Anerio and Jacob Handl. This service will be ...

  • Engaging CLC in Redding

    by The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The second Congregational Leadership Conference (CLC) was held on Saturday, February 28th at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Redding and was a great success. 45 people gathered from across the Northwest corner of the diocese to focus on evangelism and to learn best practices for congregational leaders. One first-time attendee shared that the entire experience was enjoyable and that they now had a lot of new information to digest and take back to th...

  • New Senior Produce Market in Fair Oaks

    by St. Francis', Fair Oaks and Episcopal Senior Communities St. Francis' Episcopal Church in Fair Oaks and Episcopal Senior Communities are excited to bring the first Senior Produce Market to serve our Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, Orangevale, Carmichael, Rancho Cordova and Folsom neighbors.

  • Youth Serve in North Sacramento

    by Sierra Service Project Over two weekends, January 16th-18th and February 13th-15th, nearly 100 volunteers have gathered to serve the community of North Sacramento and put their faith into action in 2015. Over half of these volunteers came from seven different Episcopal churches from The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. Youth and adults worked with groups from other churches in North Sacramento, as part of Sierra Service Project’s Weekends of Service program.

  • Successful CLC in Cameron Park

    by The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The first 2015 Congregational Leadership Conference (CLC) was held at Faith Episcopal Church Cameron Park on Saturday, February 21st and was a huge success! With 106 people in attendance, the church was filled with congregational leaders eager to engage in trainings on Episcopal Evangelism, sharing our stories, financial best practices, vestry organization and disaster preparedness. The event at Faith, Cameron Park was the first of four regional ev...

  • Kathrin Burleson Book Signing in Eureka

    by Elizabeth Harper-Lawson, member, Christ Church, Eureka  Christ Episcopal Church in Eureka is hosting a reading and book signing of The Soul’s Journey: An Artist’s Approach to the Stations of the Cross, written by and illustrated by Trinidad artist, Kathrin Burleson. It will take place on Sunday, March 1st at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Our Merciful Savior, located behind Christ Church, Eureka.

  • 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.

  • Challenging the Epidemic of Violence

    by Partners in Ministries of Health  Partners in Ministries of Health is hosting an event "Challenging the Epidemic of Violence" on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 9:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. at Church of the Epiphany in Vacaville. The registration deadline to attend this event is Wednesday, March 11th.

  • Spring Lectures with Bishop N.T. Wright

    by the Rev. Peter Rodgers, Vicar, St. Andrew's, Antelope; Supervising Pastor, Center for Bible Study Tickets are now on sale for the Rt.

  • ECS 2015 Grant Cycle Now Open

    by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, President, Episcopal Community Services and Priest-in-Partnership, St. Brigid's, Rio Vista Episcopal Community Services (ECS) is pleased to announce the success of our 2014 Advent Appeal!

  • 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.

  • Clergy Quiet Day with Bishop Beisner

    By God’s Mercy: Lenten Reflections on Vocation With Bishops Barry Beisner and Brian Thom Bishop Barry Beisner is hosting a Lenten Clergy Quiet Day with Bishop Brian J. Thom, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Idaho on February 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Benefit Concert for Returning Veterans

    by Lani Hahn, Member, St. George's, Carmichael A Returning Veterans Benefit Concert will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at St.

  • Lenten Feast: A Spiritual Retreat

    by the Rev. Dr. Joe Duggan, Priest-in-Charge, St.

  • The Mom Conference at St. Augustine

    by The Mom Conference Would you like to spend a day celebrating the joy of being a mom? If the answer is yes, join co-chairs Melissa Lovin and Kara Diaz on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • 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.

  • Mindful Eating One-Day Retreat

    by the Rev. Anne McKeever, Associate, St. Paul's, Sacramento Join us for a free event to learn about Mindful Eating via prayer, meditation, discussion and free healthy snacks!

  • 28th Annual Diocesan Choir Festival

    by David Link, Canon for Music, Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento All singers are invited to join us at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento on Saturday, February 7, 2015 for the 28th Annual Diocesan Choir Festival. This is a great opportunity for singers from around the state to gather for a day of music making, culminating with a Choral Evensong service (open to the public) that begins at 4:00 p.m. Rehearsal begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.

  • The Rev. Gail Cafferata Awarded Grant

    by the Rev. Dr. Gail Cafferata, Associate, Incarnation, Santa Rosa; Interim Supply Priest, St.

  • 2015 Episcopal Preaching Conference

    by Episcopal Preaching Foundation The National Episcopal Preaching Conference will be held March 5-7, 2015 at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. Preaching in Spanish will feature Justo Gonzalez, Simon Bautista and Arturo Banuelas.

  • Matthew Fox at Trinity Cathedral

    by the Rev. Dr. Pamela Anderson, Adult Spiritual Formation Director, Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento The Rev.

  • Province VIII Winter Talk 2015

    by the Rev. Lewis Powell, Indigenous Ministries Missioner, Episcopal Diocese of Northern California; Deacon, Emmanuel, Grass Valley The Annual Province VIII Winter Talk, sponsored by the Indigenous Peoples Network of Province VIII, will be held the weekend of January 16-18, 2015 at Harrah’s Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. This year, the focus will be on indigenous women in leadership. The deadline for registration for this event is Friday, December 19, 2014.

  • 2015 Retreat at New Camaldoli Hermitage

    by the Rev. Susanne Guthrie, Curator, Soulwork Toward Sunday New Camaldoli Hermitage announces an upcoming retreat "Cathedral and Cloud: Imagination and Unknowing," with the Rev. Suzanne Guthrie and Father Robert Hale in Big Sur, California on February 20-22, 2015.

  • Acquire the ABCD Toolkit

    by the Ven. Cookie Clark, Treasurer, Episcopal Community Services Episcopal Community Services (ECS) invites you the upcoming event: An Introduction to Asset Based Community Development (ABCD), on Friday and Saturday, January 9-10, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Sierra Service Project Weekends 2015

    by Sierra Service Project This school year marks Sierra Service Project’s fifth year of offering Weekends of Service for local youth groups. Each weekend starts on Friday evening and ends on Sunday afternoon. Weekend projects range from full group community service activities to standard repair projects.

  • Spiritual Feast at Bishop's Ranch

    by The Bishop's Ranch A five day spiritual feast has been prepared for you! The retreat called "The Feast" will be held January 5-9, 2015 at The Bishop's Ranch retreat and conference center in Healdsburg. This retreat is a modified Ignatian retreat that offers time for silence, communal prayer, daily spiritual direction and Eucharist.

  • 2015 Holy Land Pilgrimage

    by Anne Clarke, Abraham Path Initiative Coordinator, St. Paul's, Benicia Come and join St. Paul's, Benicia on our Pilgrimage to the Holy Land on March 11-24, 2015.

  • Pilgrimage to the Cathedrals of England

    by the Rev. Canon Stephen Brannon, Trinity Church, Sonoma You are cordially invited to join a pilgrimage to the Cathedrals of England May 8-18, 2015. This pilgrimage includes: Canterbury; Chichester, Ely; Winchester; Peterborough; Salisbury; St Albans; St Edmundsbury; Christ Church, Oxford; as well as Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral, London.

  • 2015 English Cathedral Pilgrimage

    The Rev. Canon Stephen Brannon and Dr. James Rawls will be leading an 11-day pilgrimage to 10 English Cathedrals and other enticing venues on May 8-18, 2015.

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