In and Around Our Diocese

Everything listed under: August

  • Ordinations: August and September 2016

    Please join us in prayer for these ordinands and for their ordinations that will take place in our diocese in August and September  AugustMara Arack, Calvin Stanley Cornils, Elizabeth Bates Gaines, Pamela Ann Gossard, Babette Florence Haggenjos, Patricia Ann Park, Anne Susan Pierson and Katherine Margaret Sefton will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 11: 00 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento.Anne Elizabeth Sutherland Cla...

  • Youth Begin Pathways Pilgrimage

    by Paula Schaap, Director of Communications, Episcopal Diocese of Northern CaliforniaYouth from the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California begin their journey toward reconciliation in northern California on Sunday, July 31st with the Pathways pilgrimage. The group will be on the road until August 6th, learning strategies for reconciliation, as they visit sites in our diocese where injustices have been committed in society's name. This pilgrimage is especially timely as it occurs on th...

  • 2016 MDG Grants Now Available

    by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, Chair, Millennium Development Goals Committee; Priest in Partnership, St. Brigid's Episcopal Church, Rio VistaMillennium Development Goals: Making Poverty History, Now Accepting Grant ApplicationsThe diocesan Millennium Development Goals Commission (MDG) is pleased to announce the opening of this 2016 Grant Process.

  • EfM Mentor Training in August

    by Sally Rooney, Coordinator, Education for Ministry, Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. Seminar groups work under the leadership of mentors who contract to serve as guides and administrators. An EfM Mentor Training is scheduled for August 3-5, 2016 at Mercy Retreat Center in Auburn.

  • Godly Play Children's Ministry Conference

    by Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California On August 11-13, 2016, the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Santa Rosa, will host a Godly Play Training and Children’s Ministry Conference. There are scholarships and grants available to support congregations who want to bolster their Godly Play program, begin a Godly Play program or who want to explore or begin other forms of children’s ministry (regardless of the size and make-up of you...

  • Godly Play Conference, Grant Opportunity

    by Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Faith Formation Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Some of us have used the language of Godly Play to tell the story of the Risen Christ during this Easter Season, a story which calls us to join disciples as they learn to “Know Jesus in a New Way.” My favorite moment of that story is when we’re invited into Thomas and the disciples’ doubt and wonder: "And why wouldn’t he have some doubt? Their minds were stretching, stretching to be big e...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Greek Without Learning Greek

    by the Rev. Peter Rodgers, Vicar of St. Andrew's, Antelope and Supervising Pastor at the Center for Bible Study The Center for Bible Study will be offering an ongoing course entitled “Greek Without Learning Greek.” It is intended for anyone who is eager to gain (or re-gain) familiarity with the language of the New Testament.

  • 51st Annual Benicia Peddler’s Fair

    by St. Paul's, Benicia Benicia’s downtown will be transformed into an exciting street fair when the 51st Annual Peddler’s Fair opens on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. The Fair attracts thousands of people annually to Benicia’s historic First Street, and runs until 5:00 p.m.

  • Prepare/Enrich Training for Clergy

    by the Rev. Rachel Rivers, Prepare/Enrich Instructor A Prepare/Enrich Premarital Facilitator Training is being offered for clergy and counselors on Monday, August 4, 2014 at Woodland Presbyterian Church.  This training is for clergy and counselors who want to enhance their skills and resources in helping couples prepare for marriage using the Prepare/Enrich Premarital Inventory. Completion of the one-day workshop certifies you as a Prepare/Enrich Facilitator, enabling you to offer the Prepa...

  • Women Interested in the Religious Life

    by Sr. Pamela Clare, Minister Provincial, Community of St. Francis, San Francisco Did you know that there are Franciscan Sisters as well as Brothers?

  • "Come to the Water" Deanery Retreat

    by Susan Wahlstrom, Chair, Diocesan Health Ministries Are you in need of time to step away from the routine of life and refresh and renew? Would you like time to focus more fully on your journey with God? Then you are invited to "Come to the Water," a Capital Deanery Retreat to refresh and renew, August 22-24, 2014 at Mercy Center Auburn.

  • Turning Wine Into Water for Haiti

    by St. John's, Roseville You are invited to share and enjoy an elegant evening with your friends, neighbors and St. John’s, Roseville parishioners of turning WINE (from California) into WATER (for Haiti).

  • St. Brigid's Children's Clothing Exchange

    by St. Brigid's, Rio Vista Please bring clothing your child has outgrown to exchange for free usable garments at St. Brigid's Children's Clothing Exchange.

  • Lay Preachers Group

    by The Lay Preachers Group The Lay Preachers Group is an informal group sponsored by the Capital Deanery for licensed lay preachers and for those who are seeking information to become licensed or those already working to become licensed preachers. Our group meets bimonthly on Saturdays from 9:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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