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  • Blue Christmas at All Saints', Sacramento

    by the Rev. Betsey Monnot, Co-Rector, All Saints', Sacramento All Saints' Memorial Episcopal Church in Sacramento will hold their Blue Christmas service on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. What: Blue Christmas Service When: December 21st; 4:00 p.m.

  • Memorial Service for the Homeless

    by the Rev. Steve Skiffington, Deacon, Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento A memorial interfaith service for our homeless brothers and sisters will be held on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento.

  • Blue Christmas at St. Martin's, Davis

    by Episcopal Church of St. Martin, Davis Please join the Episcopal Church of St. Martin in Davis on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

  • ECS Announces Annual Advent Appeal

    by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, Board President, Episcopal Community Services "Joy!" is the theme for the third Sunday of Advent, December 14, 2014. During this season we all share in the joy of anticipation and expectation, as we await the coming of Christ into our world.

  • “Wine into Water” Donations Double

    by Jane Snibbe, Diocesan Coordinator for Episcopal Relief & Development At the Diocesan Convention, three baskets containing five bottles of wine, and wine related items, were raffled off to raise funds for Episcopal Relief & Development's "Carry the Water" programs. The proceeds raised from this raffle totaled $560.00, and were doubled by the Matching Gift Challenge to $1120.00! It is hoped that the winners will enjoy the bounty of fine wines donated by members of St.

  • Honoring Food and Faith Advocates

    by Barbara Sayler, Outreach Program Associate, Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative The Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative (ISFC) welcomes you to our Harvest Bounty Celebration on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Petaluma Seed Bank, where we will honor community food and faith advocates the Rev.

  • Celebration of a New Ministry in Redding

    by Amy Andrews, Senior Warden, All Saints', Redding The vestry of All Saints', Redding is delighted to announce the call of the Rev. Paul Frederick Blanch to be our next Rector. Father Paul is currently serving as the Rector of St George’s in Schenectady, New York.

  • Ordination at St. Timothy's, Gridley

    by the Rev. Dan Boeger, Deacon, St. Timothy's, Gridley “Every congregation should have two deacons, at least!” These are the words of Bishop Barry Beisner.

  • Advent Retreat at Faith, Cameron Park

    by the Rev. Dr. Sean Cox, Rector, Faith, Cameron Park All are welcome to attend an Advent Retreat at Faith Episcopal Church in Cameron Park on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.

  • CDSP Celebrates Women and New Events

    by Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) celebrates the establishment of the St. Margaret's Visiting Professorship of Women in Ministry on Thursday, November 6, 2014. The Rt.

  • The Rev. Leo M. Joseph, O.S.F. Retires

    by Susanne La Faver, Senior Warden, St. John's, Lakeport This Sunday, October 26, 2014, a special liturgy of leave taking and thanksgiving for the shared ministry at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lakeport will mark the retirement of the Rev.

  • Fall 2014 Preaching Pastors' Conference

    by Pastoral Support Committee of the Sacramento Presbytery The Pastoral Support Committee of the Sacramento Presbytery invites you to the The Art and Science of Preaching Pastors' Conference held October 27-29, 2014 at the Zephyr Point Conference Center in Lake Tahoe. What: The Art and Science of Preaching Pastors' Conference When: October 27th-29th Where: Zephyr Point Conference Center P.O. Box 289 Zephyr Cove, NV 89448 View map Cost: $195.00, includes meals Registration: Click here to download...

  • Sacramento Court-Clergy Conference

    by Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento The Sacramento Superior Court, in conjunction with the California Judges Foundation, is sponsoring the First Annual Sacramento Court-Clergy Conference on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Clergy leaders of all faiths are welcome to join local judges and justices in a day devoted to a myriad of issues at the intersection of religion and law.

  • Piper’s Service for Animal Companions

    by Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento Piper’s Service is a Memorial Service for our animal companions we love, but see no longer. This service will be held at Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. This is a wonderful way to remember the animals who have graced our lives, and is a reminder that God cares for all of creation.

  • 5th Annual Oktoberfest in Red Bluff

    by St. Peter's, Red Bluff The 5th Annual Oktoberfest returns to Red Bluff on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church from 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

  • Blessings Abound at Trinity Cathedral!

    by Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento If you share your life with furry, finned or feathered friends (or any other kind of critter), please join us for the "Blessing of the Animals" at Trinity Cathedral in Sacramento this Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. If you would like to bring a picture or a stuffed pet, all are welcome to be blessed! We will meet in the courtyard and process with our pets into the Cathedral for blessings.

  • A Blessing of the Animals in Rio Vista

    by the Rev. Susan Reeve, Deacon, St. Brigid, Rio Vista St.

  • Music of Italy at St. George's, Carmichael

    by Lani Hahn, member, St. George's, Carmichael On Saturday, October 11, 2014 the music of Italy will be presented at St. George's Episcopal Church in Carmichael.

  • Health Ministries Workshop, October 4th

    by Susan Wahlstrom, Chair, Diocesan Health Ministries Are you heading in the direction that you would desire for yourself? Are you heading in the direction that God desires for you? Would you like to bring a dynamic wellness program to your congregation?

  • Camp Noel Porter Take Down Weekend

    by the Rev. Dr. Jenni Liem, Vicar, St.

  • New Online Course for Facilitators

    by the Rev. Lewis Powell, Deacon, Emmanuel, Grass Valley; Native American Ministries Missioner for the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The Path to Healing Begins with Understanding An online training course for facilitators called "Christian Responses to the Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery" is being presented by the Offices of Indigenous Ministries and Lifelong Christian Formation, in partnership with Lifelong Learning at Episcopal Divinity School. This eight-week course will t...

  • Off the Shelf Conference, September 27th

    by the Rev. Peter Rodgers, Vicar, St. Andrew's, Antelope; Supervising Pastor at the Center for Bible Study The Center for Bible Study presents their one-day "Off the Shelf" Conference on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9:30 a.m.

  • Successful Capital Deanery Retreat

    by Susan Wahlstrom, Chair, Diocesan Health Ministries The weekend of August 22-24, 2014 the Capital Deanery, in partnership with the Diocesan Health Ministries, hosted “Come to the Water: A Retreat to Refresh & Renew.” The retreat was held at the Mercy Center in Auburn. 21 individuals from nine churches and three deaneries gathered for refreshment and renewal. Participants were introduced to the Living Compass Program (www.livingcompass.org).

  • Army 101 Returns

    by the Rev. Susan Plucker, Chapter President of the local Association of the U.S. Army, The Sergeant Major Jon R.

  • Total Ministry Fall Gathering 2014

    by Nancy Mack, Event Registrar, Total Ministry Development Group  On behalf of the Total Ministry Development Group (TMDG), we are delighted to once again invite you to the13th Annual Fall Gathering. It will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 17-18, 2014 at St. John’s Church in Marysville, CA.

  • Taize Service Resumes

    by St. John's, Petaluma After a summer hiatus, St. John's, Petaluma resumes its monthly ecumenical Taize service of song and meditation on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

  • UBE Sunday, September 7th

    by Union of Black Episcopalians On Sunday, September 7, 2014 we celebrate the life and legacy of our notable saint, the Reverend Alexander Crummell. We will also designate this day as UBE Sunday to commemorate the racial justice ministry of this organization which was an outgrowth of the Rev. Crummell’s advocacy.

  • Celebration of New Ministry

    by Fran Morell, member, St. Patricks Episcopal Church, Kenwood St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Kenwood cordially invites you to join us in welcoming our new Priest-in-Charge, the Rev.

  • “Wonderful, Joyful Summer” at CNP

    by the Rev. Jenni Liem, Executive Director, Camp Noel Porter Now that August is here and there is a bit of nip in the air at Lake Tahoe, it is time to tell all of the good news of this year’s summer camp season at Camp Noel Porter. We hosted seven sessions of camp this year and our summer theme was "Joyful, joyful we adore you." We welcomed 137 campers over our seven weeks, and also enjoyed our Counselor-In-Training (CIT) week this year with our eight CITs.

  • MDG Grants Awarded for 2014

    by Thea Mangels, MDG Committee Member and Executive Assistant to the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The Millennium Development Goals Committee (MDG) is excited to announce our 2014 grant recipients. These grants are made possible by the generosity of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. In 2007, Diocesan Convention voted to devote 0.7% of its budget in support of the Millennium Development Goals following the lead of the Episcopal Church General Convent...

  • New Grant Opportunity Now Available

    by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, President of the Board of Episcopal Community Services and Priest-in-Partnership, St. Brigid's, Rio Vista Episcopal Community Services (ECS) is pleased to announce a new grant opportunity.

  • Greek Without Learning Greek

    by the Rev. Peter Rodgers, Vicar of St. Andrew's, Antelope and Supervising Pastor at the Center for Bible Study The Center for Bible Study will be offering an ongoing course entitled “Greek Without Learning Greek.” It is intended for anyone who is eager to gain (or re-gain) familiarity with the language of the New Testament.

  • Camp Noel Porter Summer Updates

    by Camp Noel Porter Summer camp is winding down, and this is our last week. Let us remind you that the tents will remain up and the camp facility is available for retreat groups and churches that may want to take their families, youth or others for a mid-week or weekend camping trip… book now while there are still openings! The retreat center is morphing from dorms for summer staff into retreat rooms.

  • Horn of Plenty Golf Fundraiser

    by St. Nicholas', Paradise St. Nicholas' Episcopal Church in Paradise is pleased to announce that their Second Annual Horn of Plenty Golf Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Tuscan Ridge Golf Club in Paradise.

  • "Sundays at 4” Summer Concert

    by Christ Church, Eureka The July “Sundays at 4” summer concert at Christ Episcopal Church, Eureka (15th and H Streets, Eureka) will be on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Keyboard duets for four hands and four feet will be performed by Douglas Moorehead and Merry Phillips What: "Sundays at 4" Concert When: Sunday, July 27th; 4:00 p.m Where: Christ Church, Eureka 15th and H Streets Eureka, CA View map Cost: This is a free concert. The program features organ duets (four hands and four feet) by ...

  • Camp Noel Porter Fall Gala 2014

    by Camp Noel Porter Find the light within! Join us for our Light Up the Night Gala on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

  • Impromptu Summer Concert

    by St. Paul's, Sacramento St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sacramento is hosting an Impromptu Summer Concert this Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

  • 51st Annual Benicia Peddler’s Fair

    by St. Paul's, Benicia Benicia’s downtown will be transformed into an exciting street fair when the 51st Annual Peddler’s Fair opens on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. The Fair attracts thousands of people annually to Benicia’s historic First Street, and runs until 5:00 p.m.

  • Prepare/Enrich Training for Clergy

    by the Rev. Rachel Rivers, Prepare/Enrich Instructor A Prepare/Enrich Premarital Facilitator Training is being offered for clergy and counselors on Monday, August 4, 2014 at Woodland Presbyterian Church.  This training is for clergy and counselors who want to enhance their skills and resources in helping couples prepare for marriage using the Prepare/Enrich Premarital Inventory. Completion of the one-day workshop certifies you as a Prepare/Enrich Facilitator, enabling you to offer the Prepa...

  • Women Interested in the Religious Life

    by Sr. Pamela Clare, Minister Provincial, Community of St. Francis, San Francisco Did you know that there are Franciscan Sisters as well as Brothers?

  • Education for Ministry Training Recap

    by Sally Rooney, Education for Ministry Coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The recent Education for Ministry (EfM) Training was held at the Mercy Center Auburn from June 11-13, 2014. The group of 22 EfM Mentors were provided annual training in mentoring skills and practices. The theme this year was “Living Faithfully in a Multicultural Context.” Training was provided by three enthusiastic trainers: Dr.

  • "Come to the Water" Deanery Retreat

    by Susan Wahlstrom, Chair, Diocesan Health Ministries Are you in need of time to step away from the routine of life and refresh and renew? Would you like time to focus more fully on your journey with God? Then you are invited to "Come to the Water," a Capital Deanery Retreat to refresh and renew, August 22-24, 2014 at Mercy Center Auburn.

  • Turning Wine Into Water for Haiti

    by St. John's, Roseville You are invited to share and enjoy an elegant evening with your friends, neighbors and St. John’s, Roseville parishioners of turning WINE (from California) into WATER (for Haiti).

  • 2014 Global Episcopal Mission Conference

    by Dan Boeger and the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, representing the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California's Millennium Development Goals Committee Two members of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California, Dan Boeger of St. Timothy's, Gridley and the Rev.

  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Webinar

    by Episcopal Senior Communities In honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Episcopal Senior Communities is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 4:00pm PST to help clergy and other community leaders to understand the types and signs of elder abuse, and to provide resources to help them respond to this issue. Please join Director of Senior Resources Alameda County, Carolyn Bolton; Director of Senior Center Without Walls, Krista Brown; and Director of ElderWISE friendly visitor progra...

  • School for Deacons Commencement

    by the Rev. Susan M. Reeve, St.

  • 2014 CDSP Commencement Address

    Dr. Jenny Te Paa Daniel, left center, being introduced as the 120th CDSP Graduation speaker. by Dr.

  • 2014 MDG Grant Process Now Open

    by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, Chair of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California's Millennium Development Goals Committee, Priest in Partnership, St. Brigid's, Rio Vista Thanks to the generosity of the people of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California, 0.7% of our diocesan income is reserved for grants to congregations to help make poverty in the world a thing of the past, by supporting projects that fulfill the Millennium Development Goals (a full list of these goals appears at the e...

  • St. Brigid's Children's Clothing Exchange

    by St. Brigid's, Rio Vista Please bring clothing your child has outgrown to exchange for free usable garments at St. Brigid's Children's Clothing Exchange.

  • Watch CDSP's 120th Commencement Live

    On May 23, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) will hold their 120th Commencement. The Commencement will take place in the St. Margaret’s Courtyard at CDSP.

  • Total Ministry Hosts 2014 Fall Gathering

    by St. John's, Marysville Save the Date! Each year the Total Ministry Development Group hosts a "Fall Gathering." This year's event will be held October 17-18, 2014 at St.

  • Choral Evensong at All Saints, Sacramento

    by All Saints, Sacramento All Saints, Sacramento presents a Choral Evensong on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Immediately following the Evensong, guest organist John Karl Hirten will perform a recital on the 58 rank pipe organ at All Saints. When: Sunday, May 18th; 4:00 p.m.

  • Concert at Saint Francis, Fair Oaks

    by Saint Francis, Fair Oaks On Friday, May 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Saint Francis Church in Fair Oaks there will be a concert to celebrate the 30 years that Saint Francis has committed to their recovery ministry. The concert is free, with a free-will offering to their Fair Oaks neighbor Clean and Sober Living.

  • "Horsin' Around" at St. John's, Marysville

    by St. John’s, Marysville Horses in the narthex? In our courtyard?

  • Upcoming Ultreya at St. James’, Yuba City

    by St. James', Yuba City The next Northern California Ultreya will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at St.

  • Russian River Convocation Cancelled

    by Incarnation, Santa Rosa The Spring Convocation of the Russian River Deanery that was scheduled for Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Incarnation in Santa Rosa has been cancelled. Further information will be forthcoming.  Please contact the Very Rev. Dr.

  • 2014 Benedictine Experience Registration

    by Friends of Saint Benedict Join us at The Bishop's Ranch June 23-29, 2014 for "A Benedictine Experience." This is an opportunity to step outside of the daily bustling rhythm of life and participate in an ordered day in the Benedictine Way of prayer, study, work, hospitality and rest. Sister Mary Donald Corcoran, the Rev. James Knutsen, the Very Rev.

  • Concert Added at St. John's, Roseville

    by St. John’s, Roseville St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roseville has scheduled a second community concert in their 2014 series, and you are invited!

  • Camp Noel Porter Summer Discount

    by Camp Noel Porter Only 60 days until the start of the Camp Noel Porter summer season! With joyful hearts we will be camping under the big pines and blue Tahoe skies this summer, and we hope that you will join us! This summer we have room for over 200 campers – and we’re getting new registrations every day.

  • 3rd Annual Belfry Wine Tasting Benefit

    by The Belfry Please join us on Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine for our 3rd Annual Belfry Wine Tasting Benefit. Local wines will be featured.  A $20.00 admission fee includes appetizers and live music.

  • Camp “Nurse” for 2014

    Are you a nurse, MD or other health professional? Would you be interested in a week at Lake Tahoe with room & board in exchange for being a volunteer Camp “Nurse” or Medical Staff in the Summer of 2014? Another opportunity might be to serve as an on-call Nursing/Medical Consult Person.

  • Jeff Anderson Live at St. Mary's, Elk Grove

    by St. Mary's, Elk Grove St. Mary's, Elk Grove presents a live concert by Grammy nominated artist Jeff Anderson on Wednesday May 21, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Anti-Racism Workshop

    by the Intercultural Ministries Commission The Intercultural Ministries Commission presents "It’s More Than Just Color." This one-day anti-racism training will take place on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Ascension, Vallejo. The training is open to everyone in the diocese.

  • Sister Helen Prejean Speaks at UC Davis

    by The Belfry Roman Catholic nun and leading American advocate for the abolition of the death penalty, Sister Helen Prejean, will be speaking at UC Davis on May 8th at 7:00 p.m. The Belfry (the UC Davis Lutheran and Episcopal Campus Ministry) will be hosting Sister Helen as its 2014 St. Augustine Lecturer.

  • 2014 Youth Ministry Symposium

    Saturday, May 3, 2014 the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, the Episcopal Diocese of California, and the Province VIII Youth Ministry Network are sponsoring a day-long conference of workshops focused on the theme of "transitions" in ministry with young people. "Changing Lives: Ministry with Young People in Transition" is a special conference for those involved in ministry with children, youth or young adults. Keynote speaker the Rev. Dr.

  • Fundraiser at St. John's, Petaluma

    by St. John's, Petaluma Time is running out to buy your tickets to the St. John’s, Petaluma 2014 "Big Night Out" fundraiser on May 3, 2014.

  • Good Friday Concert

    by Incarnation, Santa Rosa The St. Cecilia Choir will join forces with Cantiamo Sonoma and the Incarnation Chamber Orchestra in presenting Händel's Chandos Anthem No. 3 and the Fauré Requiem on Good Friday, April 18th at 8:00 p.m.

  • National Day of Prayer Event on May 1st

    by St. Luke's, Auburn The Sergeant Major Jon R. Cavaiani Chapter Association of the United States Army will hold a special National Day of Prayer event at St.

  • Bishop Blesses St. James' Church

    by St. James Church, Lincoln On February 16, 2014 Bishop Beisner visited and offered blessings to the congregation (and building and grounds) at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Lincoln.

  • 2014 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE14)

    The 2014 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE14) will be held July 9-13, 2014 at Villanova University in suburban Philadelphia, PA. The upcoming event marks the 12th EYE, which remains a popular and well-attended event. EYE14 is geared for youth in grades 9-12 during the 2013-2014 academic year and their adult leaders.

  • Camp Noel Porter Summer 2014

    by Camp Noel Porter Summer is quickly approaching and Camp Noel Porter is making plans for the fun and excitement!  This summer’s theme is "Joyful, joyful, we adore you" and will explore how joy is at work in our campers’ lives, communities, and relationships. Camp Noel Porter registration is now open!  There are two different ways you can register your camper for this summer: 1) Online registration (requires a PayPal payment account) OR 2) Download our registration form at www.campnoe...

  • ECS Grant Season Opens

    by Episcopal Community Services Episcopal Community Services is opening the 2014 grant cycle on February 1, 2014. The process has changed this year. Anyone considering requesting a grant is asked to send an informal Letter of Interest (LOI).

  • 2014 Diocesan Choir Festival

    by Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Sacramento All choral singers are invited to join us for our Twenty-seventh Diocesan Choir Festival on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Singers from around our diocese and beyond will work together in the morning and afternoon preparing for our closing Choral Evensong at 3:00 p.m. Choral music to be sung includes music by Iain Quinn, A.

  • Pilates Mat Classes

    Beginning January 9, 2014: Pilates mat classes on Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s, Lakeport by St.

  • MDG Grants Awarded

    by Thea Mangels The Millennium Development Goals Steering Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California is pleased to announce the names of the 2013 Millennium Development Goals Grants recipients. The funding of these grants comes as a result of the passage of ( R1-07), which promises 0.7% of the diocesan budget to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Each project focuses on multiple goals.

  • Time for a Check-up?

    UPDATE: The retreat dates have changed to April 4 - 6, 2014. by Camp Noel Porter Relationships are so much like everything else in life. Ups and downs are not unusual.

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