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  • On the 50th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Martin Luther King Jr. (video)

    Bishop Beisner recorded this reflection earlier this week. Here is the text of the video.On the 50th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Martin Luther King Jr.Dear Friends in Christ:Grace and peace, and Easter blessings to you.Recent protests in Sacramento call for us to say his name: Stephon Clark. In all that that name evokes in us, I hope that we will be helped to hear that longing which Martin Luther King Jr.

  • A Call to March by Bishop Barry Beisner

    A Call to March was read by the bishop at the Service of Lamentation at Trinity Cathedral on March 14 at 7 p.m. Two students who have participated in Pathways also spoke at the service. A video of their talks is below.

  • Message from the Bishop, July 2017

    Dear Friends in Christ,Grace and peace to you. I hope that your summer so far has been blessed with the gift of sabbath.Recently, in the midst of a joyful Eucharist at St. Michael's, Alturas, I was blessed to receive David Cohen as an Associate of the Community of the Transfiguration.

  • Bishop's Sabbatical Updates

    by The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The Office of the Bishop continues to prepare for Bishop Beisner's twelve-week sabbatical that begins on May 2nd. Please read the following important reminders and protocols for this time when the bishop will be away. Members of the Office of the Bishop staff will continue to be available for meetings and inquiries during this sabbatical time.

  • March Camp Noel Porter Board Update

    by Camp Noel Porter Board of Directors The Camp Noel Porter Board met on March 3rd, and was glad to hear that many previous Camp Noel Porter campers are signing up for Camp Galilee this summer, and that our counselors are applying for positions there. Plans were made for Stuart Campbell, executive director of Camp Galilee, to give a presentation about Camp Galilee on Sunday, March 13th at Trinity Episcopal Church in Folsom. All prospective campers, counselors and staff members were invited to at...

  • A Lenten Message from the Bishop

    Dear Friends in Christ, Once again it is my duty and privilege to invite you to the observance of a holy Lent. As we continue to make our on-going journey from glory to glory together, this Season now comes as an important invitation to a renewed intentionality about nurturing and deepening our spiritual life. One aid to that work that I commend to you is the current Bishop’s Book (which also happens to be the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book) I Am With You, by Kathryn Greene-McCreight.

  • Camp Noel Porter Update Summer 2016

        February 2, 2016 Dear Friends, As you know, if you were able to attend diocesan convention in November, this is a challenging time for Camp Noel Porter, which is a much-beloved place to many in our diocese. Since convention, the camp's new board has made much progress in assessing the challenges we face and discerning a path forward. The board has met three times since convention, including a weekend working retreat in December at Camp Noel Porter, and most recently via conference ...

  • Special Advent Message From the Bishop

    Dear Friends in Christ, Grace and peace to you, and blessings as we enter the Season of Advent. I hope that your Thanksgiving is joyous, and both a happy reminder of God's providence and an encouragement to have effective compassion for those in need. Advent now invites us to prepare to receive Christ, by choosing the way of His Light, in a world that also contains darkness.

  • The Rev. Canon Dr. Winifred B. Gaines

    Please join us in prayer for the repose of the soul of the Rev. Canon Dr. Winifred B.

  • A Pentecost Message from the Bishop

    Dear Friends in Christ, Grace and peace to you, as we enter a new Season together. Pentecost comes again, and with it a renewed emphasis on the reality that we have been given power to live, ever more completely, into that fullness of life that Easter taught us about. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are now able to participate more fully in the life of God, and grow in the beauty of holiness.

  • A Christmas Message from the Bishop

        Dear Friends in Christ: Grace and peace to you. Archbishop Rowan Williams describes waiting as "the boring bit before the exciting bit." I hope that your Advent has been more than simply boring; I hope that it has helped to awaken hope for you, a hope that Christmas now comes to fulfill. These may not seem to be hopeful times.

  • A Thanksgiving Message from the Bishop

    Dear Friends In Christ: Grace and peace to you, as you prepare for our great national day of Thanksgiving. I pray that, whether or not it involves family, friends and feasting for you, it will be a day of special awareness of the loving providence of God throughout your life. As we pause to give thanks for God's great blessings, let us also remember those for whom this is a time of loss, struggle and need.

  • Bishop's Conference 2013

    The Rt. Rev. Barry L.

  • 2012 ERD Contributions

          125 Porterfield Creek Dr. Cloverdale, CA 95425 February 5, 2013 The Rt. Rev.

  • A Lent Message from the Bishop

    Dear Friends in Christ: Once again, we enter the season of Lent hearing the Church’s invitation to us to make it an intentionally holy time. Basically, that means a consecrated time, time set apart, and dedicated to the work of deepening our relationship with God. There are many ancient spiritual practices associated with this season, to assist us with that work.

  • Christmas Eve at Trinity Cathedral

    by Nicole Baxley, Office Manager & News Editor On Christmas Eve, the Rt. Rev. Barry L.

  • Convention Offering

    Generous Response to Convention Offering for South Sudan by the Rev. Canon Britt Olson, Canon to the Ordinary At the request of Bishop Beisner, this year’s Diocesan Convention offering was designated for the Episcopal Church of Sudan. Those present at Convention responded with incredible generosity.

  • An Advent Message from the Bishop

    Dear Friends in Christ: Black Friday. Cyber Monday. The relentless commercial countdown is well underway.

  • Seeking Bible Challenge Volunteer

    by Nicole Baxley, Office Manager & News Editor The Bible Challenge is off to a great start! We have close to 300 people currently signed up, and we expect closer to 2,000 by the kick-off on Epiphany Sunday, January 6, 2013. We are overjoyed with this wonderful response from our diocese and this response provides a wonderful ministry opportunity.

  • Staffing Transitions

    Jenifer Campo, executive assistant to Bishop Barry Beisner for the past six years, has accepted a position with Principal Funds, an asset management company in El Dorado Hills, where she will provide support to the director of marketing. While she is excited about this new step in her personal journey, she will miss her many friends and colleagues in our diocese. Jenifer's last day at the Office of the Bishop will be September 4th.

  • A Pentecost Message From the Bishop

    Dear Friends in Christ: Grace and peace to you. I hope that the Season of Easter, now ending, has been a time when you have experienced new life in Jesus Christ, our risen and ascended Lord. I hope that the great Fifty Days have shown you the reality of the Resurrection unfolding in our world everywhere that you have happened to look.

  • Bishop Reflects, Urges Continued Prayer

    previously released as the Bishop's October Aurora clergy message Dear Friends in Christ: Grace and peace to you. I asked for your prayers last month as I prepared to depart for Quito, and I thank you for them. The most recent meeting of the House of Bishops was, I believe, very productive.

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