In and Around Our Diocese

  • 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.

  • Rev. Delia Fay joined by diocesan clergy at St. Nicholas, Paradise

    On Sept. 12, the people of St. Nicholas', Paradise, gathered together in their church building for the first time since the Camp Fire broke out last Nov.

  • Seeking Lay Ministers for Diocesan Convention Eucharist

    Do you serve as an acolyte, Eucharistic Minister, usher, verger, or choir member at your own congregation?Consider volunteering to serve at our Diocesan Convention Eucharist, Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. at the McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento.

  • Pathways 2019: A visit to Humboldt county changes lives

    Ted Hernandez, Chairman of the Wiyot Tribe shared the stories of his people.The pilgrims take time for a photo with Betty Chinn, who shared her life story with them.Kevin and Melanie Cunningham, farmers at the Shakefork Farm, instructed on sustainable farming practices.“Our Pathways Youth Pilgrimage this summer took us to Humboldt County where we felt the presence of God in the land and in the lives of all the people we met. From speaking to the Chairman of the Wiyot Tribe, Ted Hernandez, ...

  • Diocesan Recovery Ministry celebrates Recovery Month

    From the Rev. Anne Dryden McKeever, diocesan representative for Recovery Ministries  Happy Recovery Month! In almost every pew in our congregations sit people struggling with some kind of addiction of their own or of people they love. As your diocesan representative to the Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church, I invite you avail yourself of our resources for this valuable ministry.   Clergy in Charge of Congregations received last month a packet of infor...

  • 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.

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