Resources in Our Diocese

Lending Library and Episcopal Resource Center 

Located in Sunnyvale, this incredible library has more than 7,000 titles, from children's books to video series to biblical commentaries. You can browse the catalog here, and then request books from the center: they will be mailed to you free of charge, and you only need to pay to ship them back when you are finished with them.

Once you find a resource on the catalog that you'd like to borrow, just send the resource center a message, either via email or call. They will give you your login name or number and a temporary password. From there, you will see items you have checked out, and even renew material.


The diocese also provides camper scholarships for a number of children and youth to attend camps in their area. Learn more here.


Campus Ministry and Young Adult Service Programs

The Belfry is the joint Lutheran/Episcopal Campus Ministry at UC Davis.

 LEVN (Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network)

The Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network (LEVN) is a program of The Belfry. In 2011, we explored joining the Episcopal Service Corps network and eagerly accepted this call to augment our ministry to young adults and the wider community. In 2012 we welcomed our first group of LEVN volunteers! This program is founded on ESC’s tenets of intentional Christian community, simple living, service of others, solidarity with the poor, promoting justice, spiritual awareness, and vocational discernment.

The LEVN program runs each year from September – July, and each volunteer serves 40 hours/week at a non-profit or ministry organization in the Davis-Woodland-Sacramento area.

LEVN meets every Monday night for worship, dinner, and discussion to reflect on the connections between our faith and our service to the world. LEVN volunteers also are involved in one of our local partner congregations, and are provided with a spiritual director for monthly reflection. LEVN is a program of the Belfry, and LEVN volunteers live in the apartment at the campus ministry center. The two programs are separate, but complementary. That is, LEVN volunteers can use The Belfry for fellowship activities and are welcome at joint LEVN/Belfry events, but the two programs are very distinct.

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