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  • Episcopal Community Services announces 2019 grant recipients

    Our congregations are doing inspiring and praiseworthy efforts to make a difference in their communities. All over the diocese we see Christ's mission of lifting up the poor, healing the sick, helping the forgotten and serving God's people wherever they happen to be, being carried out. This year five different congregations have received a total of six grants, including our third three-year Warren Dunning Memorial Social Justice Grant and our first ever multi-year Barry L.

  • Advocacy Day at the Capitol

    by Lynn Zender, Chair,  Welcoming the Stranger Task Force; Alison Pease, Member, Welcoming the Stranger Task ForceOn Monday, May 23rd Lynn Zender and Alison Pease, from the Welcoming the Stranger Task Force, and the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, President of Episcopal Community Services, took part in the annual immigration day rally and advocacy day at the capitol in Sacramento. It was an excited and engaged crowd of people from all over the state who gathered in the name of justice to advocate for ...

  • ECS 2016 Letters of Interest Due in March

    by Betty Harrison Smith, Board of Directors, Episcopal Community Services Episcopal Community Services is in the process of planning for its 2016 grant cycle. In order to help make your grant application successful, we are requesting that, if you are considering asking for a grant this year, you precede your formal grant application with an informal Letter of Interest. This process will help us to plan for the year and enable us to offer targeted ways to assist you. Letters of Interest are ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • St. Alban's Partnership Receives Grant

    by Cynthia Woods, Board of Directors, Episcopal Foundation of Northern California (EFNC) St. Alban’s, Arcata and Arcata House Partnership Receives $15,000 ECS Grant Twenty-four years ago, in the city of Arcata in northwest California, a group of people began the hard work of bringing to light the issues of chronic homelessness. People from the Arcata area, city government and the many faith communities were willing to collaborate to help bring about change.

  • 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...

  • ECS Grant Truly Serving in Marysville

    by Episcopal Community Services; St. John's, Marysville; Susan Kimmel, project director, Loaves & Britches There are exciting things to report from St. John’s Episcopal Church in Marysville!

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • ECS Announces Annual Advent Appeal

    by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, Board President, Episcopal Community Services "Joy!" is the theme for the third Sunday of Advent, December 14, 2014. During this season we all share in the joy of anticipation and expectation, as we await the coming of Christ into our world.

  • 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.

  • New Grant Opportunity Now Available

    by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, President of the Board of Episcopal Community Services and Priest-in-Partnership, St. Brigid's, Rio Vista Episcopal Community Services (ECS) is pleased to announce a new grant opportunity.

  • ECS Announces Grantees

    by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, Episcopal Community Services (ECS) Board President and and Priest in Partnership at St. Brigid, Rio Vista Episcopal Community Services is pleased to announce that the following congregations and programs will receive a Ministry Development Grant.

  • 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.

  • ECS Grant Season Opens

    by Episcopal Community Services Episcopal Community Services is opening the 2014 grant cycle on February 1, 2014. The process has changed this year. Anyone considering requesting a grant is asked to send an informal Letter of Interest (LOI).

  • 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.

  • Episcopal Community Services Grants

    by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, Episcopal Community Services Board President  The mission of Episcopal Community Services of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California is to help local congregations develop programs to serve the children, the elderly, the poor and others in need. Episcopal Community Services, ECS, your diocesan partner for outreach and social service ministries, is thrilled to announce that this year we are giving out more than $46,000 in support of congregations in our dioce...

  • 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...

  • It Is Not Too Late

    Episcopal Community Services - It Is Not Too Late To Help Rejoice, the Lord Is Nigh! The theme for the third Sunday of Advent is Joy! Joy is a difficult word to capture most of the year, but during Advent we all share those great feelings of anticipation and expectation.

  • ECS Grants Awarded

    by Susan Wahlstrom of Trinity Sutter Creek and Episcopal Community Services Praise God! Episcopal Community Services is honored to announce the 2012 Ministry Development and Lamb Grants. Grants Awarded totaled $58,219.  For more information on any of the grant projects or how you can expand or begin an outreach ministry at your church please contact: Susan Swift Episcopal Community Services (ECS) Board President or Susan Wahlstrom, ECS Program Chair (email).

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