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  • Reconciliation and the Jesus Movement

    by The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California 2016 Congregational Leadership Conferences: Anti-Racism Training and Beyond In February 2016, 300 lay and clergy leaders from across the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California participated in anti-racism trainings. Responding to the urgent call to address racial reconciliation in The Episcopal Church, the diocese made anti-racism training the sole focus of this year's Congregational Leadership Conferences, training its diocesan leaders in th...

  • Incarnation 100 Charity Benefit Bike Ride

    by Stephanie Blair, Member, Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Santa Rosa The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Santa Rosa will host its second Incarnation 100 – A Benefit For Homeless Services on Saturday, June 11, 2016. The Incarnation 100 is a charity benefit bike ride, and a great event for avid and recreational cyclists alike. Everyone is welcome- from those who are on the serious cycling circuit to occasional biking enthusiasts.

  • Welcoming the Stranger Resources Online

    by Lynn Zender, Chair, Welcoming the Stranger Task Force Is thinking about getting involved in immigration reform or in refugee re-settlement? The Welcoming the Stranger Task Force now has dedicated resource pages on the diocesan website. If your congregation does want to get involved in immigration reform or in refugee re-settlement, there are many resources and ideas to get you started.

  • 2016 Deacons' Retreat with the Bishop

    by the Ven. Gary Brown and the Ven. Cookie Clarke, Archdeacons, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The Ven.

  • St. Augustine Lecturer Alexia Salvatierra

    by  The Belfry, Lutheran/Episcopal Campus Ministry at UC Davis Renowned author of Faith-Rooted Organizing, the Rev. Alexia Salvatierra, will speak at UC Davis on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.. Ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Rev.

  • Listen for Change at Trinity Cathedral

    by Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice: Listen for a Change Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento will host “Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice: Listen for a Change,” a six-week series of sacred and respectful conversations around race. There is no charge for this series designed to help us better understand racial tensions in the Sacramento area and our country, so that we can respond in an informed and compassionate way. Thursday, February 4th will be...

  • 2016 Pilgrims in the Holy Land

    by The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Bishop Barry Beisner and Bishop Greg Rickel, of The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, returned this week after leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land for bishops, ordinands and newly ordained clergy in The Episcopal Church in January 2016. Members of The Episcopal Dioceses of Northern California, Olympia and Arizona were among the pilgrims. "I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this life-changing trip," shares Anne Clarke, Lifelong Chris...

  • Valley Fire Relief, Visit from the Bishop

    by Deborah Smith, Senior Warden, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lakeport St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lakeport has begun our Valley Fire Relief Effort with donations from around the state, and even visitors from Texas.

  • Ministries, Networking and the Asset Map

    by Ethan Lowery, Asset Map and US Disaster Intern, Episcopal Relief & Development What is going on at the church across town? Is your church’s garden being used to grow food for any community outreach efforts? Who else in the country sends their high schoolers to the Standing Rock reservation for service trips?

  • 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.

  • Freedom Ride: Taking it Home

    by Anne Clarke, Co-Leader, 2015 Freedom Ride; Lifelong Christian Faith Formation Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California On Friday, July 17th our diocesan pilgrims looked for ways to bring this experience home to Northern California and heard from young members of the NAACP in North Carolina, who talked to us about the power of organizing and of the community in struggling against oppression. Below are resources to guide discussions of these issues in our communities here in No...

  • General Convention: A Unique Glimpse

    by Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator; Lay Deputy Alternate, 78th General Convention While I figured it would be an interesting and unique glimpse into part of the life of the Church, I was not sure what to expect from my time at the 78th General Convention in Salt Lake City. Most of what I had absorbed about past conventions was from major news stories, and perhaps a blog post that was cynically arguing a point or even proclaiming that the whole thing was a waste of time...

  • On the Road to General Convention

    by The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California On June 22nd, members of The Episcopal Church from across the nation and the world will begin their descent on Salt Lake City, Utah for the 78th Annual General Convention. Among them will be members of the NorCal Deputation, representing The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. Pictured here, from left to right, are members of the NorCal Deputation, starting with the back row: Jim Jordan, the Very Rev.

  • Your Prayers for The Episcopal Church

    by Joyce Paterson, Lay Deputy, NorCal Deputation; Member, St. John's, Roseville As our NorCal Deputation prepares for departures to Salt Lake City for General Convention 2015, some in the air and others on the road, we will work hard to remember that, as we meet other deputations from all over The Episcopal Church's geographical boundaries, we are following Jesus together and trying to do it better. We are staying for almost two weeks in a new community, both within and outside the Convention, a...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Province VIII Bishops in Navajoland

    by The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Bishop Barry Beisner joined bishops from Province VIII for their Annual Meeting and Pilgrimage to The Episcopal Church in Navajoland on January 5-9, 2015. This pilgrimage included visits to churches and scenic areas of worship in the Four Corners region where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah meet. Navajoland is part of Province VIII and is a missionary diocese of The Episcopal Church.

  • 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.

  • The Soul's Journey by Kathrin Burleson

    by The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Artist and writer Kathrin Burleson has released a new book titled The Soul’s Journey: An Artist’s Approach to the Stations of the Cross. Kathrin is a founding member of Saints Martha and Mary Episcopal Mission in Trinidad, California and is an associate of the Community of the Transfiguration, a religious community for women in The Episcopal Church. Walk the historic tradition of the Stations of the Cross in new ways.

  • The Last Pastor

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

  • A Lot of Smiles at St. John’s, Petaluma

    by Clif Hill, Chair, Discernment Committee of St. John's, Petaluma So, what’s going on these days at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Petaluma?

  • 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.

  • St. Clement's Welcomes New Priest

    by Bobbie Keill, People's Warden, St. Clement's, Rancho Cordova The Vestry of St. Clement's, Rancho Cordova is pleased to announce that our discernment process has resulted in the appointment of our new Priest-in-Charge, the Rev.

  • Sister Diana Doncaster Ordained

    by the Rev. Sister Diana Doncaster C.T. Thinking back on my diaconal ordination last Thursday, October 2nd at Christ Church, Eureka, I am filled again with amazed gratitude.

  • CDSP Awarded $500,000 Grant

    by Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) has been awarded a grant of $500,000 by the Patricia D. & William B. Smullin Foundation, a family foundation based in Berkeley, California.

  • Grants Awarded to St. John’s, Marysville

    by St. John's, Marysville St. John’s, Marysville recently received two Episcopal Church grants to expand their outreach ministries.

  • Celebrating 40th Anniversary

    by St. John's, Lakeport The Rev. Leo M.

  • MDG Grants Awarded

    by Thea Mangels The Millennium Development Goals Steering Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California is pleased to announce the names of the 2013 Millennium Development Goals Grants recipients. The funding of these grants comes as a result of the passage of ( R1-07), which promises 0.7% of the diocesan budget to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Each project focuses on multiple goals.

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