In and Around Our Diocese

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  • Advocacy Day at the Capitol

    by Lynn Zender, Chair,  Welcoming the Stranger Task Force; Alison Pease, Member, Welcoming the Stranger Task ForceOn Monday, May 23rd Lynn Zender and Alison Pease, from the Welcoming the Stranger Task Force, and the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, President of Episcopal Community Services, took part in the annual immigration day rally and advocacy day at the capitol in Sacramento. It was an excited and engaged crowd of people from all over the state who gathered in the name of justice to advocate for ...

  • Incarnation 100: World-Class Cycling

    by Karen Lockert, Member, Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Santa Rosa In June 2015, the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Santa Rosa hosted the first ever Incarnation 100: Benefit for Homeless Services. Dreamed up originally by avid cyclist Aaron Lucey, the Event Co-Chair, as a way to fund the church’s three different homeless service organizations, the inaugural Incarnation 100 proved successful beyond expectations. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

  • Third Stage of Fire Relief in Lakeport

    by Alethea Easton, Member, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lakeport Saint John’s would like to thank the churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California, and abroad, for their continuing support for the Saint John’s, Lakeport Fire Fund. We continue to reach families whose on-going needs are numerous and challenging.

  • Davis Supporting Foundation Cristosal

    by Lynn Zender, Member, Episcopal Church of St. Martin in Davis As its 2016 Lenten Project, the Episcopal Church of St. Martin in Davis, raised $7,274.00 for Foundation Cristosal.

  • 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.

  • Daughters of the King Spring Assembly

    by Mary Mussell, President, Daughters of the King of The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California; Member, St. Francis' Episcopal Church, Fair Oaks The Order of the Daughters of the King will have their Spring Assembly on Monday, April 16, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Stop Hunger Now Packing Event 2016

    by Barbara Woolman, Member, St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church in Rocklin "Three different days and four different times to do something good!" said Jim Quinney, chair of the Stop Hunger Now Meal-Packing event.  A three-day, two-community meal-packing event is planned for March 11-13, 2016 at St. Augustine Episcopal Church in Rocklin.

  • 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.

  • Welcoming the Stranger Task Force

    by Lynn Zender, Member, Episcopal Church of St. Martin, Davis On August 20, 2015, Bishop Barry Beisner met with the newly formed Welcoming the Stranger Task Force of The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. The task force grew out of a resolution passed at the 2014 Diocesan Convention. Resolution R6-14: Welcoming the Stranger was a response to the humanitarian crisis at the southern border of the United States, involving children and women fleeing from pervasive violence in the countri...

  • Bringing General Convention Back Home

    by Joyce Patterson, Member, St. John's, Roseville; Lay Deputy, 78th General Convention The long legislative days of June 25th to July 3rd are now history, and the thousands of participants- bishops, deputies, convention staff, volunteers and vendors- are home. We elected a new Presiding Bishop, the Rt.

  • Epiphany Receives Jubilee Grant

    by Warren Dunning, Member, Epiphany Episcopal Church, Vacaville; Jubilee Ministry Officer, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Each year The Episcopal Church receives applications and awards grants to Jubilee Centers. Jubilee Centers are churches that are recognized and celebrated for engaging in outreach ministry activities and advocacy. There are currently nine Jubilee Centers in The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California, and over 600 throughout The Episcopal Church.

  • Why Beauty Matters

    by Jim Jordan, Member, Shepard by the Sea, Gualala A forum titled "Why Beauty Matters: Not Just in Art but in Politics and Society," featuring David Gioia, will be presented on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Gualala Arts Center. Sponsored by Shepherd by the Sea Episcopal Church in Gualala, David Gioia will present his views and ideas about the place of beauty in our lives, reading his poems and interacting in informal discussion.

  • Purple Hair

    by Greer Malone, member, St. Paul's, Healdsburg For years, before I retired, I searched for a meaningful volunteer opportunity to fill my anticipated free time. After rejecting a few ideas, I was fortunate to notice a brief ad in the local paper for CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates.

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