In and Around Our Diocese

  • Christ Church, Eureka, Welcomes New Rector

    Photograph posted by Christina StreveyBy Lori Korleski Richardson, Interim Communications Director The Rev. Dr. Daniel DeForest London is steeped in Christian spirituality, having recently completed his thesis on the spiritual response to suffering in the Gospel of John.And the new rector of Christ Church, Eureka, was surprised and pleased that there were several small groups in the church that were devoted to spiritual disciplines.

  • The Belfry Seeks New Executive Director

    The Belfry campus ministry in Davis California is seeking an executive director.  The Belfry is a 40-year-old campus ministry for UC Davis undergraduates and graduates.  In addition to its ministry to students, it operates the Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network, an intentional Christian community of young adults engaged in a year of volunteer service in the Sacramento region.

  • After the Fires, A New Rector for Kenwood

    By Lori Korleski Richardson, Interim Communications DirectorThe Rev. Doyle Dietz Allen knows all about heat, having grown up in Texas, and coming from Tucson, Arizona, where she was called to be assistant to the rector at St. Alban's in 2013 after being ordained in the Diocese of Fort Worth.

  • March for Our Lives - Many Voices Against Gun Violence

    About 75 area Episcopalians and various other clergy gathered in Sacramento at Crocker Park and marched to the state Capitol to support those whose lives have been impacted by gun violence. Bishop Barry led prayers before the march. Photographs from other marches in cities around the diocese are in the second video.

  • Join Us March 24 to March for Our Lives

    Besides the March for Our Lives in Sacramento to the state Capitol, there will be others in Santa Rosa, above, and in the northern part of our diocese.By the Rev. James Richardson, Priest-in-Charge, Incarnation, Santa RosaThe epidemic of mass shootings, as horrific as they are, have felt distant to me. They have been in someone else's town, someone else's state, someone else's church, someone else's school.I must confess after every mass shooting, that without realizing it, I hav...

  • A Message from Archdeacon Gary Brown

    Subject: March 24 RallyI am not generally a believer in the effectiveness of rallies, marches, etc., but I have had enough of kids being shot without any kind of response from our increasingly ineffective government at all levels. I am not an advocate for eliminating guns, but we need to do something as a nation and we need to do it soon. Therefore I am joining the march on the Capitol in Sacramento which is being set up by youth who would like their school experience to be one of safety, a...

  • A Love for Jesus that Transcends Words

    By Sophie Smal, Communications CoordinatorApplying the Episcopal Church’s motto that all are welcome, the Rev. Sarah Quinney, priest-in-charge at St. James, Lincoln, is seeing how implementing the Special Needs Ministry at St.

  • Dave Rickert: Builds on His Past to Envision the Future

    By Lori Korleski Richardson, Interim Communications DirectorSince the Rev. Dave Rickert was ordained a transitional deacon in June 2017, "I actually have enjoyed jumping around," he says, both figuratively and literally. He's been splitting his time between Trinity, Folsom and St.

  • Walter Douglas Thompson, d. Jan. 27, 2018

    Father Walter Douglas Thompson died peacefully at home following an illness on Jan. 27, 2017. All are invited to atend a Celebration of Life on Friday, Feb.

  • Pathways 2018 to Focus on Faith, Science and Climate

    By the Rev. Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Formation CoordinatorOur Pathways planning team is proud and excited to announce some of the details of this summer's Pathways pilgrimage, from June 24-30, 2018. Registration is open for all youth finishing grades 7-12.

  • St. Timothy's, Gridley, Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary

    By the Rev. John HarrisThe pews were overflowing at St. Timothy's, Gridley, on Dec.

  • Working Together to Serve a Diverse Community

    Deacon Cindy Long and the Very Rev. Mary HudakBy the Ven. Gary BrownAs one drives by, St.

  • Donations Still Needed as Fire-damaged Communities Rebuild

    In mid-October, as fires were still raging across Northern California, Molly's Revenge, a Celtic trio featuring an assortment of flutes, bagpipes, strings, a vocalist and Irish dancers, called the Rev. Cliff Haggenjos of St. John’s, Roseville, with some good news: The date of Dec.

  • Ways to Help Hard-working Refugees in Our Area

    By Lynn ZenderSt. Mary’s, Elk Grove, has an Adult Education series entitled “Who Is My Neighbor”. Recently, attendees heard a presentation from Usama Khalil, the founder and executive director of Refugee Enrichment and Development Association (REDA) in the Sacramento area.

  • A Evening Warmed by Food, Love, and Fire Stories

    By Lori Korleski Richardson, Interim Communications DirectorHealdsburg, a quaint little town about 70 miles north of San Francisco, has been through a lot in the past six weeks: a massive fire that burned 36,807 acres came dangerously close to the Episcopal church, and several of its parishioners who live in outlying areas lost everything but their lives when they evacuated in the middle of the night.But as the rector of St. Paul’s, the Rev. Sally Hubbell said: “We know how to feed people here.”...

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