In and Around Our Diocese

  • An Ashes to Go story from Rancho Cordova

    It was Feb 26th and it felt like spring on this winter's morning in Rancho Cordova, California. The sun was shining and the trees were in full bloom. Zinfandel Drive was nearly bumper to bumper with cars rushing to work or school.Dressed in black cassocks and lining the street in front of St.

  • Evangelism 101: A talk with Jerusalem Greer

    Jerusalem Greer is the Staff Officer for Evangelism in the Office of the Presiding Bishop. She facilitated a workshop at St. Patrick's, Kenwood on Feb.

  • Clergy Lenten Quiet Day 2020

    The theme for this Lenten Quiet Day is “Mystical Voices of our Christian Tradition”. Four gifted teachers from among our own clergy will be interviewed concerning a Christian mystical voice of their choice, followed by a contemplative practice. The day will offer several moments of learning, interwoven with times to be still.The quiet day facilitator will be The Rev.

  • 2020 College for Congregational Development Registration Open

    The College for Congregational Development (CCD) is a program designed to build skills and increase capacity for participants to develop congregations of all sizes, locations and conditions into more vital, faithful, healthy and effective communities of faith. CCD equips participants with tools to assess the needs of their congregations, develop strategies for growth, prioritize their needs and focus energy on those areas.CCD also gives participants the skills to lead change processes, manage co...

  • An Invite*Welcome*Connect learning opportunity

    Want to share the Good News and grow your church? St. Patrick's, Kenwood is offering a workshop called: EVANGELISM 101 WORKSHOP - A program of The Episcopal Church.Please join Jerusalem Greer, Staff Officer for Evangelism for The Episcopal Church in the Office of the Presiding Bishop and Rev.

  • Day of Discernment: two dates available

    "Have you ever had a sense that God might be calling you to ordained ministry as a priest or deacon in the Episcopal Church?" asks the Rev. Margaret Grayden, Chair of the Commission on Ministry for the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. "If so, you and your rector/vicar/priest-in-charge should attend the diocesan Day of Discernment.She continues, "This is a great opportunity to hear what it's really like to be a priest or deacon in the Episcopal Church today, and to learn how the ordinati...

  • St. Mary's, Napa celebrates their new Rector

    A Celebration of New Ministry was held at St. Mary's, Napa on Jan. 17, when Bishop Megan instituted the Rev.

  • Episcopal Youth Event 2020 (EYE20) is accepting registrations

    This summer Episcopal youth from across the church will gather at the University of Maryland for the triennial Episcopal Youth Event (EYE). The theme for this year is "unite! ¡unámonos!" Grace St.

  • Before the Camp Fire and now, one year later

    The memorial that stands at Magalia Community Church, unveiled at the one-year commemoration of the Camp Fire.By Sophie Carrick, Communications Coordinator Although the Camp Fire no longer burns, its ashes still remain. This is evident in all those impacted by the fire and for our congregations involved in Camp Fire recovery, whose communities are forever changed. Our congregation at St.

  • Bishop Megan at St. Michael's Day School for St. Nicholas Day

    It was a beautiful, sunny St. Nicholas Day"Can any of you share with me something you could do to be kind or generous in the weeks before Christmas?"The three bags of gold coins given by St. NicholasBishop Megan observed the Feast of St.

  • Fresh Start Retreat at The Bishop's Ranch

    Printmaking as an exercise toward wellness; the Rev. Annie Mertz, the Rev. Robin Denney, the Rev.

  • Quiet Christmas services from around the diocese

    Do you find yourself wanting to observe Christmas, but this year you need to do it in a more reserved, or quiet place? Blue Christmas, or Quiet Christmas may be for you. Here are a list of some of the places in our diocese where there will be a special, quiet, and reflective service this holiday season.Faith, Cameron Park - Service of Comfort - Dec.

  • An Advent Message from Bishop Megan Traquair

    The Season of Advent is now upon us. It is a season of delightful preparation that always includes the deeper notes of waiting, expectation, and repentance. Thus, not many weeks past the Feast of All Saints, we find ourselves intentionally re-entering a time of waiting for Christ.

  • Commemorating the one year anniversary of the Camp Fire in our diocese

    The Rev. Ann Sullivan, the Very Rev. Richard Yale, the Rev.

  • Exciting things happening at St. Matthew's, Sacramento

    River City Food Bank had an open house on Sept. 27 where they celebrated two years (YAY!) of serving at The Center at St. Matthew's.

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