In and Around Our Diocese

  • 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.

  • 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.”...

  • St. Augustine, Rocklin, Celebrates 25 Years; Bishop Barry's sermon

    Bishop Barry Beisner's Sermon, November 26, 2017 - Matthew 25:31-46 from St. Augustine Church on Vimeo.

  • Photos: St. Matthew's Center Welcomes River City Food Bank

    The River City Food Bank had an open house on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, to introduce its second location at St. Matthew's Center in Sacramento.

  • As Fires Slowly Subside, Recovery Begins

    By Lori Korleski Richardson, Interim Communications DirectorNo warning came after a very pleasant fall Sunday, the second Sunday of October. The winds picked up after many had gone to bed. High winds, scary high winds.

  • October 2017 Fires

    For specific information about fires burning in California, and evacuation updates, please visit CalFire's website. Monetary donations are the best way to support the victims of the fires, which officials are calling the deadliest series of fires in California history:Episcopal Relief & Development, through the U.S. Disaster Fund. Episcopal Diocese of Northern California bishop's discretionary fund through the diocese's website.

  • River City Food Bank Opening Second Location

    By Lori Korleski Richardson, Interim Communications DirectorRiver City Food Bank, 1800 28th St., Sacramento, is opening a second food distribution center at The Center at St. Matthew's in Arden Arcade later this month.  Bishop Barry Beisner, in a statement welcoming the addition to St.

  • A Dream Survives - and Thrives - in Vacaville

    By the Ven. Cookie Clark and Lori Korleski Richardson, Interim Communications DirectorIt’s Friday afternoon and the kitchen is buzzing. A group from a local Vacaville congregation is preparing 350 meals.

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