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  • Thank You For Preparing

    by Margaret Dunning, Diocesan Disaster Coordinator; Member, Epiphany Episcopal Church, Vacaville I would like to thank our diocese and congregations for completing and submitting their Disaster Preparedness Plans to the Office of the Bishop. I am very happy to have worked with you this year to fulfill Resolution R7-14: Disaster Preparedness. For those congregations who have not yet submitted their completed plans, Bishop Barry Beisner has extended the due date to February 14, 2016.

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • Church Inventory Day

    by Margaret Dunning, Diocesan Disaster Coordinator From the Diocesan Disaster Coordinator: Inventory Day Are you working on your church's disaster plan? An important part of any disaster plan is a complete inventory of your church property. An inventory list is an important tool to have readily available when filing insurance claims, or if your congregation is offering disaster response and services to those in need.

  • From the Diocesan Disaster Coordinator

    by Margaret Dunning, Diocesan Disaster Coordinator A resolution was passed at 2014 Diocesan Convention directing each congregation in the diocese to have a disaster plan in place by the 2015 Convention, and to have a copy of that plan in the Office of the Bishop by the 2015 Convention as well. With Convention less than six months away, it is time to get busy, especially if your congregation has not already completed its plan. If you do need assistance with your disaster plan, please set your app...

  • Congregational Leaders Meet in Eureka

    by The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California A lively group of lay and clergy leaders gathered at Christ Episcopal Church in Eureka on Saturday, April 11th for the northwest Congregational Leadership Conference. Bishop Barry Beisner welcomed attendees and led Morning Prayer in the beautiful nave of Christ Church, and introduced the 2015 Bible Challenge. The Rev.

  • 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...

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