In and Around Our Diocese

  • Bishop Megan visits St. Francis, Willits

    From left: the Rev. Mary Fisher, the Rev. Margaret Fisher, the Rev.

  • Join The Belfry Board

    The Belfry is seeking new Board Members to serve a three (3) year term beginning immediately. Board members are each stewards of the organization, bringing their gifts of time, talent, and treasure. Representing and advocating for The Belfry are critical roles.

  • Christ Church, Eureka, begins 9 month celebration of church's 150th anniversary

    Congratulations to Christ Church, Eureka, for 150 years of ministry and service! The church is celebrating their 150th anniversary for the next nine months with a number of special events.Their first celebration event was on the Feast of the Cross, Sept. 15, but a few days prior to the service, the church experienced vandalism on the church property.

  • St. Luke's, Auburn, welcomes the Rev. Brian Rebholtz as Rector

    There was great joy as the clergy gathered together after the service. Pictured from L to R are: The Rev. Patricia Park, the Rev.

  • Churches ring their bells in honor of the 400th anniversary of African American history and culture

    Bishop Megan, the Rev. Aidan Rontani, the Rev. Anne Powell, and members of St.

  • A message about the Mountain Fire from the Very Rev. Richard Yale, Dean of the Alta California Deanery

    Dear Friends in Christ,As you have just read, earlier this afternoon we received word about a fire that has broken out northeast of Redding. The Mountain Fire is being watched very carefully by the Office of the Bishop and those of us in the Alta California Deanery who have been in partnership with our communities in the last year responding to the recent fires.We are hopeful that the fire will be managed with speed, and prayerful that there will no loss of life or property. As of now none of th...

  • A new rector at St. Mary's, Napa

    It is with joy and excitement that we share the announcement of a new rector, the Rev. Robin Denney at St. Mary's, Napa.

  • Episcopal Community Services announces 2019 grant recipients

    Our congregations are doing inspiring and praiseworthy efforts to make a difference in their communities. All over the diocese we see Christ's mission of lifting up the poor, healing the sick, helping the forgotten and serving God's people wherever they happen to be, being carried out. This year five different congregations have received a total of six grants, including our third three-year Warren Dunning Memorial Social Justice Grant and our first ever multi-year Barry L.

  • Sharing Carr fire stories

    When sharing the experiences of those impacted by the Camp Fire, we had another thought. Why stop there? We will also be sharing a few stories of those from the Carr Fire in Redding, which begun late July of last year and wasn't contained until over a month later, Aug.

  • A reflection on youth ministry

    Daphne Vernon, Director of Spiritual Formation at Church of the Incarnation in Santa Rosa, wrote a reflection about her experience in youth ministry and as a leader of Pathways."What is the measure of success in youth ministry? Is it loud music and a large crowd of kids, so many you couldn’t possibly remember who they all are? Or is it about building relationships in Christ and really seeing and shepherding the youth you meet with on a regular basis?I measure success when I still have...

  • Celebration of New Life for the Rev. Art Lillicrapp

    Please join us in prayer for the repose of the soul of The Rev. Art Lillicrapp*, a priest in our diocese, who died Tuesday, April 30. He died peacefully surrounded by those who loved him.

  • St. John's, Chico, celebrates 35 years of the Garden Tour

    On Sunday, April 28, the parishioners at St. John's, Chico, celebrated 35 years of their Garden Tour, the church's biggest fundraiser and community outreach event.The first Garden Tour was implemented by a group of Episcopal Church Women (ECW) in 1983, and since then the program has flourished beyond church expenses to include funds for outreach ministries, within and outside the church.The tour was not just a church event but a gathering of hundreds of people within the community. Every...

  • Stories from those impacted by the Camp Fire

    “This is the third evacuation I’ve experienced in 12 years. I didn’t know how serious the fire was going to be at that point, so I did drive my family to school, but when we got to the school, everybody was turning around. That was my sign that this was a serious evacuation.

  • Children at St. Martin's, Davis, help neighbors

    Every Spring, about 64 migrant farm-worker families take up residence in the Davis Migrant Center. While the children and youth attend the public schools in Davis, there is a real need for homework support and enrichment programs for them. For the past several years, a group of volunteers led by Natalia Deeb-Sossa, an associate professor of Chicano/a Studies at UCD, has brought such programming to the Davis Migrant Center.

  • Commission for Intercultural Ministries annual retreat focused on 2019 goals

    Your Commission for Intercultural Ministries held its fourth annual retreat at the San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville on Jan. 15-16.The CIM works with worshipping communities throughout the diocese as they welcome and appreciate the diversity of people around them. The ministries that the CIM works to serve and support include Asiamerican ministries, Black ministries, Indigenous Ministries, Latinx/Hispanic ministries, LGBTQ+ ministries, and the Welcoming the Stranger task force.Key CIM Goals...

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