In and Around Our Diocese

  • 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.

  • 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...

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