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  • Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator

    by Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Hello from your new Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator! I have really enjoyed these first few weeks getting to know our diocese in a new way. From Clergy Conference to the College for Congregational Development to meeting people inside and outside the Office of the Bishop, I have felt warmly welcomed and grateful for all the interesting conversations I have had so far.

  • PDFs of Services Now Available

    by the Very Rev. Brian Baker General Convention regularly authorizes special rites to augment the liturgies in the Prayer Book. The recent rites for use around reproductive loss are good examples of lovely resources that can be very helpful when people are experiencing the painful loss of a child or suffer a miscarriage.

  • Association for Episcopal Deacons

    by the Rev. Canon Tina Campbell, President of the Association for Episcopal Deacons  An association of persons and dioceses within the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church in Canada whose mission is to increase participation and involvement of all baptized persons in Christ’s diaconal ministry, especially by promoting the diaconate as a full and equal order. (The above is the mission statement for the Association for Episcopal Deacons, AED.

  • Bishop's Reflection on General Convention

    Dear Friends in Christ: Grace and peace to you. It is good to be home again, after twelve days away for General Convention. I trust that you have been getting all the up-to-the-minute information and analysis you may have been looking for from the combination of the Diocesan and Episcopal Church websites, and the several postings there.

  • Here Comes General Convention!

    (from the outside looking in) by Pastor Jocelynn Hughes General Convention begins in Indianapolis on July 4th. This is a big event that happens every three years when representatives from the entire Episcopal Church gather for about two weeks to make decisions about the life and governance of our denomination. Like the US government, we have two houses of representatives: the House of Bishops (Bishops) and the House of Deputies (clergy and laity from each Diocese).

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